The effectiveness of a Autonomous Regulation Improvement Smoking Cessation Program on the Amount of Daily Smoking, Perceived Motivation, Cotinine in Saliva, and Autonomous Regulation for Girls High School Students who Smoked

자율성 증진 금연 프로그램이 흡연 여고생의 일일 흡연량, 타액 코티닌, 지각된 동기 및 자율성에 미치는 효과

  • Received : 2015.06.23
  • Accepted : 2015.09.11
  • Published : 2015.09.30


This study examined the effectiveness of a autonomous regulation improvement smoking cessation program in girls high school students. The study was carried out with a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The subjects of the present study were 47 girls high school students in G and K city. The subjects were divided into an experimental group (n=23) who participated in the autonomous regulation improvement smoking cessation program, and a control group (n=24) who did not participate. Data were collected from 1 April 2013 through 26 April 2013. Collected data were analyzed using SPSS PC+ 18.0 with the Chi-square test, Fisher' exact test, Mann-Whitney U test, t-test. The experimental group had significantly different in cigarettes smoked per day(p=.044), cotinine in saliva(p=.048), perceived motivation(p=.001) and autonomous regulation(p=.027) in comparison to the control group. The autonomous regulation improvement smoking cessation program, when delivered to girls high school students who smoked, was effective in discouraging the smoking habit, and can be utilized as an effective nursing intervention for girls high school students who smoke.


Female;Motivation;Smoking cessation;Students;Personal autonomy


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