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Anxiety sensitivity facets in relation to tobacco use, abstinence-related problems, and cognitions in treatment-seeking smokers.

Title: Anxiety sensitivity facets in relation to tobacco use, abstinence-related problems, and cognitions in treatment-seeking smokers.
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Name(s): Guillot, Casey R, author
Leventhal, Adam M, author
Raines, Amanda M, author
Zvolensky, Michael J, author
Schmidt, Norman B, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Text
Date Issued: 2016-05-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Anxiety sensitivity (AS)--fear of anxiety-related experiences--has been implicated in smoking motivation and maintenance. In a cross-sectional design, we examined AS facets (physical, cognitive, and social concerns) in relation to tobacco use, abstinence-related problems, and cognitions in 473 treatment-seeking smokers. After controlling for sex, race, age, educational attainment, hypertension status, and neuroticism, linear regression models indicated that AS physical and cognitive concerns were associated with tobacco dependence severity (β=.13-.14, p<.01), particularly the severity of persistent smoking regardless of context or time of day (β=.14-.17, p<.01). All three AS facets were related to more severe problems during past quit attempts (β=.23-.27, p<.001). AS cognitive and social concerns were related to negative affect reduction smoking motives (β=.14, p<.01), but only the social concerns aspect of AS was related to pleasurable relaxation smoking motives and positive and negative reinforcement-related smoking outcome expectancies (β=.14-.17, p<.01). These data suggest that AS physical and cognitive concerns are associated with negative reinforcement-related smoking variables (e.g., abstinence-related problems), whereas the social concerns aspect of AS is associated with positive and negative reinforcement-related smoking variables. Together with past findings, current findings can usefully guide AS-oriented smoking cessation treatment development and refinement.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_26802790 (IID), 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.01.005 (DOI), PMC4738174 (PMCID), 26802790 (RID), 26802790 (EID), S0306-4603(16)30005-3 (PII)
Keywords: Anxiety sensitivity, Cigarette smoking, Expectancies, Motives, Tobacco dependence
Grant Number: R01 MH076629, T32 CA009492, R01-MH076629, T32-CA009492
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4738174.
Subject(s): Anxiety/psychology
Cognition
Cross-Sectional Studies
Humans
Reinforcement (Psychology)
Risk Factors
Smoking/psychology
Smoking/therapy
Smoking Cessation/psychology
Social Behavior
Substance Withdrawal Syndrome/psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_26802790
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Addictive behaviors.
1873-6327
Issue: vol. 56

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Guillot, C. R., Leventhal, A. M., Raines, A. M., Zvolensky, M. J., & Schmidt, N. B. (2016). Anxiety sensitivity facets in relation to tobacco use, abstinence-related problems, and cognitions in treatment-seeking smokers. Addictive Behaviors. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_26802790