2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Volunteer Smoking Cessation Program for Rural Adults
Jessica M. Morgan* and Jennifer L. Miller
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor

After a needs assessment of Schuyler County residents, it was determined that a smoking cessation program was both necessary and desired. Student leaders were trained by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services/Tobacco Control Specialist and gained knowledge in tobacco cessation program strategies as well as in techniques to teach adults to quit smoking. Sessions were held one evening a week for six weeks. The “intent to quit” of Schuyler County residents was assessed both before and after the intervention program was administered. Tests revealed no statistically significant changes in the scores. Participants and leaders alike noted a marked increase in their understanding of the psychological and physiological aspects of tobacco addiction, how to resist addictive urges, the adult learning process, and the process of behavior change.

Keywords: Smoking cessation, Addiction, Behavior change, Schuyler County

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 29-41
Location: OP Lobby & Atrium
Time: 1:15

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