Exploration of the relationship between self-efficacy towards smoking cessation and smoking behaviour within four COPD patients, participating in the REDUQ II study

Breuer, R. (2016) Exploration of the relationship between self-efficacy towards smoking cessation and smoking behaviour within four COPD patients, participating in the REDUQ II study.

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Abstract:Aim: The REDUQ smoking reduction intervention was not effective. The REDUQ II study was set up to understand and evaluate the effects of the intervention. This paper focuses on the relationship between smoking behaviour and self-efficacy towards smoking cessation over time and uses a within-subject approach in four of the participants. Method: A repeated measures ANOVA and an independent sampled t-test was executed. Then several linear multiple regression analyses were conducted for each of the selected participants from the REDUQ SCED study over 26 measurements, while taking the autocorrelation into account. Results: There was no significant change of self-efficacy towards smoking cessation in the intervention phase in comparison to the other phases found, neither in the participants from the intervention nor in the control group. The relation between the two relevant variables was found not significant. While investigating the nature of the reciprocal relationship (marginal) significant negative relations were found. In this case self-efficacy towards smoking cessation operated as the dependent variable. Discussion: The results of the present study are in contrast to earlier studies which found self-efficacy towards smoking cessation a significant predictor for smoking cessation. This study rather indicates that the reduction in smoking behaviour predicts self-efficacy.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/69835
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