Reference : Which dimensions of impulsivity are related to cigarette craving?
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
Which dimensions of impulsivity are related to cigarette craving?
Billieux, Joël mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE)]
Van der Linden, Martial [> >]
Ceschi, Grazia [> >]
Addictive behaviors
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[en] Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders/diagnosis/epidemiology/psychology ; Female ; Humans ; Impulsive Behavior/psychology ; Inhibition (Psychology) ; Language ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Smoking/epidemiology/psychology ; Surveys and Questionnaires ; Translations
[en] Cigarette smoking is a very important health problem and represents the largest preventable risk factor for premature death in developed countries. A considerable body of research indicates that impulsivity is a central etiological concept in many theoretical models of tobacco addiction. The aim of this study is to analyse which dimensions of impulsivity are related to cigarette craving. To this end, 40 undergraduate psychology students were screened using the revised Questionnaire on Smoking Urges (QSU-12) and the French adaptation of the UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale (UPPS). This scale identifies four distinct components associated with impulsive behaviour: urgency, lack of premeditation, lack of perseverance, and sensation seeking. The results showed that urgency is a significant predictor of tobacco cravings, while depression and anxiety are not.
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