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A short form of the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence and the Heaviness of Smoking Index in two adult population samples.
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PMID:  15236824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Few data exist about the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) and the Heaviness of Smoking Index (HSI) from population samples. The goal was to prove to what degree (1) a reduced item solution of the FTND and (2) the HSI represent the FTND. Two randomized adult population samples were used from northern Germany. Sample 1 included 1462 and sample 2 included 1042 current daily cigarette smokers aged 20-64 years with FTND data. The results show that four items of the FTND as well as the HSI represent the FTND. It is concluded that both are valid measures of the urge to smoke and the tobacco-smoke-seeking behavior.
U John; C Meyer; A Schumann; U Hapke; H-J Rumpf; C Adam; D Alte; J Lüdemann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Addictive behaviors     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0306-4603     ISO Abbreviation:  Addict Behav     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-06     Completed Date:  2004-11-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603486     Medline TA:  Addict Behav     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1207-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical Faculty, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, W.-Rathenau-Strasse 48, 17487, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Germany / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Principal Component Analysis
Smoking / epidemiology,  psychology*
Tobacco Use Disorder / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  psychology

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