Stages of change and smoking cessation: a computer-administered intervention program for young adults

Am J Health Promot. 2000 Nov-Dec;15(2):93-6, iii. doi: 10.4278/0890-1171-15.2.93.


Sixty-five college-student smokers were randomly assigned to a four-week computer-administered, stage-based smoking control program or a four-week computer-administered general health education control condition. At post-test, the percentage of students advancing to a higher stage of readiness to change was slightly higher among those in the stage-based program compared to the control condition. At seven month follow-up, both groups reported abstinence rates of approximately 30%. Continuous abstinence for 6 months was 19% for the stage-based group and 14% for the control group at the final follow-up.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction / methods*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Health Education / methods*
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Models, Psychological
  • Motivation
  • Smoking / psychology
  • Smoking Cessation / methods*
  • Smoking Cessation / psychology
  • Smoking Prevention*