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Differences in reasons for smoking between younger and older smokers.
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PMID:  16818296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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The reasons why older people smoke have not been examined in the literature. This paper attempted to examine the differences in motivation and maintenance factors of elderly and young smokers using the Horn-Waingrow Why do you smoke questionnaire. One hundred and thirteen clinical patients and 112 non-patient controls were used in this study. The clinical group was divided into an elderly group (n = 58) and a younger group (n = 55). The results of a discriminant analysis showed that patients significantly differed from non-patients on 'automatic habit and stimulation', and 'crutch/tension reduction' factors. Elderly patients were found to be significantly differentiated from both younger patients and the control group on the 'pleasurable relaxation' factor. These findings offer support for the US Surgeon Generals' report that elderly smokers do have different motivating factors for their smoking behaviours from younger smokers.
Authors:
T P Oei; D Tilley; K Gow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Drug and alcohol review     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0959-5236     ISO Abbreviation:  Drug Alcohol Rev     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9015440     Medline TA:  Drug Alcohol Rev     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Psychology Clinic, Department of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 4067.
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