Investigated the influence of group cohesiveness on 2 multicomponent behavioral treatments of smoking by randomly assigning 72 Ss (mean age 36.4 yrs) to treatment according to an enriched vs standard cohesiveness × satiation vs nicotine fading treatment factorial design. Ss completed a brief demographic and smoking history questionnaire prior to treatment and were provided with pocket-sized record booklets to maintain a baseline record of smoking for 1 wk. Results show that enriched cohesiveness Ss scored higher on several indices of cohesion and tended to be more successful over a short term in modifying their smoking behavior. Despite the initial effects of cohesion, substantial relapse occurred in all conditions at follow-up. (25 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- group cohesiveness, behavioral treatment of smoking, adults