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Effectiveness of a mood management component as an adjunct to a telephone counseling ...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Effectiveness of a mood management component as an adjunct to a telephone counseling smoking cessation intervention for smokers with a past major depression: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial.

Van der Meer RM, Willemsen MC, Smit F, Cuijpers P, Schippers GM. Addiction. 2010 Aug 24.
This study examined whether the addition of a mood management component to telephone counseling produces higher abstinence rates in smokers with past major depression and helped to prevent recurrence of depressive symptoms. The mood management component consisted of a self-help mood management manual, two more preparatory proactive telephone counseling sessions, and supplementary homework assignments and advice. Results showed that the mood management intervention resulted in significantly higher prolonged abstinence rates at 6 months (30.5% vs. 22.3%) and 12 months (23.9% vs. 14.0%). The mood management intervention did not seem to prevent recurrence of depressive symptoms.

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