Practicing Self-Control Lowers the Risk of Smoking Lapse

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 10, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 23, 2011
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mark Muraven, University at Albany

Brief Summary:
The proposed study will investigate the role of self-control in smoking cessation and whether interventions that improve self-control can help reduce the risk of lapsing among smokers who wish to quit. Our model predicts that the regular practice of self-control should lead to a building of strength and a general improvement in self-control performance. Hence, smokers who practice self-control prior to quitting should be more likely to succeed in their cessation attempt than smokers who do not practice self-control

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Behavior, Addictive Cigarette Smoking Behavioral: self-control practice Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Practicing Self-Control Lowers the Risk of Smoking Lapse
Study Start Date : May 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Smoking

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. smoking cesssation [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • smoked at least 10 cigarettes per day for at least two years
  • currently smoking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • have at least an 8th grade education level
  • have a working touch-tone phone
  • report low motivation and efficacy to quit

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00349687

United States, New York
University at Albany
Albany, New York, United States, 12222
Sponsors and Collaborators
University at Albany
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Principal Investigator: Mark Muraven, Ph.D. University at Albany

Responsible Party: Mark Muraven, Associate Professor, University at Albany Identifier: NCT00349687     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DA016131
R01DA016131 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: July 10, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 23, 2011
Last Verified: November 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Behavior, Addictive
Compulsive Behavior
Impulsive Behavior