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Personality traits, perceived risk, and risk-reduction behaviors: a further study of smoking and radon.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16846328     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Personality traits and risk perceptions were examined as predictors of changes in smoking behavior. Participants (N = 697) were part of a randomized controlled trial of interventions to reduce exposure to the combined hazard of radon and cigarette smoke. Participants with higher perceived risk at baseline for the combination of smoking and radon were more likely to have a more restrictive household smoking ban in place at 12-month follow-up (p < .05). Risk perceptions also predicted reductions in the total number of cigarettes smoked in the home for participants in the video intervention who had high or moderate levels of extraversion (p < .01). Greater perceived risk predicted whether highly or moderately conscientious women quit smoking (p < .05). The moderating effects of personality traits should be considered when evaluating risk-reduction interventions.
Sarah E Hampson; Judy A Andrews; Maureen Barckley; Edward Lichtenstein; Michael E Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0278-6133     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Psychol     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-18     Completed Date:  2006-12-27     Revised Date:  2013-06-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211523     Medline TA:  Health Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  530-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford, England.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Radon / analysis*
Risk Assessment*
Risk Reduction Behavior*
Smoking / prevention & control*
Smoking Cessation / methods
Grant Support
R01 CA068186-08/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R01-CA68186/CA/NCI NIH HHS
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