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Does completing a craving questionnaire promote increased smoking craving? An experimental investigation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11563807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors evaluated whether completing a multi-item assessment of smoking craving (the Questionnaire of Smoking Urges [QSU]) promoted increases in smoking craving. A sample of 39 regular smokers was randomly assigned to 1 of 3 manipulations (each of 3 min duration): (a) complete the QSU-Brief (10 items), (b) complete a noncraving questionnaire that was structurally identical to the QSU-Brief (scale-based control), and (c) a time-based control. Participants responded to an oral question assessing their degree of craving immediately before and after the manipulations. Results indicated that the QSU did not promote increases in craving compared to the 2 control conditions. Despite continuing debate over the most appropriate self-report measure of craving, investigators who use the QSU-Brief can be reasonably sure that the scores that result are not biased due to reactivity effects.
W G Shadel; R A Niaura; D B Abrams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0893-164X     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Addict Behav     Publication Date:  2001 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-20     Completed Date:  2001-10-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8802734     Medline TA:  Psychol Addict Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior, Addictive / psychology*
Linear Models
Smoking / psychology*

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