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dc.contributor.authorSingh, Satviren_NZ
dc.contributor.authorStarkey, Nicola J.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorSargisson, Rebecca J.en_NZ
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Statesen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-17T20:59:33Z
dc.date.available2020-12-17T20:59:33Z
dc.date.issued2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationSingh, S., Starkey, N. J., & Sargisson, R. J. (2017). Using SmartQuit®, an acceptance and commitment therapy smartphone application, to reduce smoking intake. Digit Health, 3, 2055207617729535. https://doi.org/10.1177/2055207617729535en
dc.identifier.issn2055-2076en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/14033
dc.description.abstractObjective: SmartQuit® is a smartphone application (app) for smoking cessation based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a behavioural therapy that encourages individuals to accept internal experiences, such as cravings to smoke, without acting on those experiences or urges. We used a single-subject (A-B-A) design with 10 participants to examine whether SmartQuit® use would reduce cigarette intake in a New Zealand sample. Methods: 10 smokers tallied their own cravings experienced and cigarettes smoked then sent those tallies to the first author every day until we observed stable patterns (Phase A1). We then gave the participants individual access to the SmartQuit® app (Phase B). When they advised that they had ceased using the app, they again recorded daily cravings and cigarettes smoked for a minimum of three days (Phase A2). We also collected follow-up smoking and craving data at 1, 2 and up to 13 months after completion of Phase A2. Results: Using SmartQuit® reduced our participants' daily cigarette intake significantly in the short-term and three individuals remained smoke-free up to 13 months later. Cravings to smoke did not differ significantly across Phases A1, B and A2, but graphical analysis showed a trend for decreasing cravings. Conclusion: Our results suggest that SmartQuit® provides another readily accessible intervention to help people stop smoking and is suited for use with a New Zealand population.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.rightsCreative Commons CC-BY: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
dc.subjectAcceptance and Commitment Therapyen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectSmartQuit®en_NZ
dc.subjectSmokingen_NZ
dc.subjectbehaviouren_NZ
dc.subjectcigarettesen_NZ
dc.subjectcravingsen_NZ
dc.titleUsing SmartQuit®, an acceptance and commitment therapy smartphone application, to reduce smoking intake.en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/2055207617729535en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfDigit Healthen_NZ
pubs.begin-page2055207617729535
pubs.elements-id204660
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_NZ
pubs.volume3en_NZ


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