Author(s)

Angela Bradbury

Date Approved

11-5-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. School Psychology-Professional School Psychology

Department

Special Educational Services/Instruction

College

College of Science & Mathematics

First Advisor

Klanderman, John

Second Advisor

Dihoff, Roberta

Subject(s)

Smoking cessation;Schizophrenics

Disciplines

Psychiatric and Mental Health

Abstract

The study was conducted at a group home located in Salem County where 6 people with severe mental illness reside. 4 of the 6 people are smokers and diagnosed with schizophrenia. The 4 people in the study all showed interest in quitting smoking. The subjects were given questionnaires weekly and were monitored daily to record the amount of cigarettes smoked. The questionnaires that were administered are the Intention to Quit/ Interest in Quitting, Withdrawal Symptoms, Relief of Craving, and a Smoking Related Symptoms Score. The scores and answers were measured to see the likelihood and the motivation of the participants to quit.

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