A pilot study investigating the efficacy of an imagery-based motivational intervention for smoking cessation

Keen, Brittany P. (2015) A pilot study investigating the efficacy of an imagery-based motivational intervention for smoking cessation. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This pilot study evaluated the potential efficacy of an imagery-based intervention called Functional Imagery Training (FIT) as a therapeutic approach to smoking cessation. FIT showed promising results in reducing cigarette use, managing craving, and promoting abstinence among smokers when compared to a control condition, and may play a role in maintaining smokers' motivation to quit. This study was the first of its kind, and paves the way for future investigations into FIT as a smoking cessation intervention.

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ID Code: 86533
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Kavanagh, David, Connolly, Jennifer, & Hides, Leanne
Additional Information: An embargo has been granted by the faculty until August 2016.
Keywords: Smoking cessation, sensory imagery, craving, imagery, motivational interviewing, brief advice, mobile phone, smoking, quit, quitting
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 20 Oct 2015 05:39
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2016 14:00

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