Title

Decreasing Smoking Frequency

Presenter Information

Andee Lynch

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Behavior, Intervention, Frequency

Abstract

The purpose of the behavior study was to decrease smoking frequency in a single subject. Data were collected to determine if changes in the dependent variable were caused from the independent variable or confounding influences. In addition, the researcher wanted to replace the undesired behavior of smoking with a new behavior of exercising. The intervention was to decrease the participant's smoking frequency to less than three cigarettes per weekday after he arrived home from work. The intervention also included the replacement of smoking behavior with thirty minutes of physical activity each day to help create new habits in the participant. ABAB reversal design was used to implement the intervention. The participant was a twenty-nine-year-old male with a fifteen-year smoking history. Permanent product recording was used to collect data on the participants smoking frequency after arriving home from work during the weekday. Confidentiality was maintained by changing the participants name and data were kept in a secure and private location.

Poster Number

31

Faculty Mentor(s)

Tsai, Shu-Fei

Additional Mentoring Department

Special Education

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Decreasing Smoking Frequency

SURC Ballroom C/D

The purpose of the behavior study was to decrease smoking frequency in a single subject. Data were collected to determine if changes in the dependent variable were caused from the independent variable or confounding influences. In addition, the researcher wanted to replace the undesired behavior of smoking with a new behavior of exercising. The intervention was to decrease the participant's smoking frequency to less than three cigarettes per weekday after he arrived home from work. The intervention also included the replacement of smoking behavior with thirty minutes of physical activity each day to help create new habits in the participant. ABAB reversal design was used to implement the intervention. The participant was a twenty-nine-year-old male with a fifteen-year smoking history. Permanent product recording was used to collect data on the participants smoking frequency after arriving home from work during the weekday. Confidentiality was maintained by changing the participants name and data were kept in a secure and private location.