Transtheoretical model of change among hospitalized African American smokers

Academic Article


  • Objective: To examine predicted relationships among transtheoretical model of change measures in a sample of 211 low-income, African American hospitalized smokers. Methods: We used discriminant analysis to examine differences in decisional balance and self-efficacy across stages of change for quitting. Results: Differences in decisional balance and self-efficacy were concurrent with stage differences. The function discriminated among all 3 stages with the clearest differences between precontemplation and preparation. Conclusion: Although results with this specialized sample are not generalizable, they add to the evidence that transtheoretical model of change variables are robust across populations.
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    Author List

  • Kohler CL; Fish L; Davies SL
  • Start Page

  • 145
  • End Page

  • 150
  • Volume

  • 28
  • Issue

  • 2