Publication details

Weight Concerns Associated With Delay in Quit Date But Not Treatment Outcomes: A Czech Republic Experience

Authors

PÁNKOVÁ Alexandra KRÁLÍKOVÁ Eva ŠTĚPÁNKOVÁ Lenka ZVOLSKA Lenka BORTLÍČEK Zbyněk BLAHA Milan CLARK Matthew M. SCHROEDER Darrell R. CROGHAN Ivana T.

Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Nicotine and Tobacco Research
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Citation
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntw276
Field Other medical specializations
Keywords Weight concerns
Description Background: Weight concerns are prevalent in smokers and may reduce the success rate of quitting. This concept has been primarily studied on US populations and it is unknown how weight concerns may differ cross-culturally. This study examined the role of weight concern in European smokers wishing to stop smoking. Methods: A sample of 593 smokers (299 men and 294 women, mean age 38 years) utilizing the Centre for Tobacco-Dependent in Prague, Czech Republic, between 2010 and 2013 were studied. Weight concerns were assessed at baseline prior to treatment by evidence-based stop smoking methods. Abstinence was evaluated at 12 months post baseline.