Situational and Affective Risk Situations of Relapse and the Quality of Implementation Intentions in an E-Health Smoking Relapse Prevention Programme

Iman Elfeddali*, Catherine Bolman, Hein de Vries

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The quality of coping plans made to deal with personal smoking related risk situations and the relation between plan quality (PQ) and continued smoking abstinence (CA) were assessed. The respondents (N = 563) were smokers who had made a coping planning assignment in the experimental conditions of a larger randomized controlled trial. Descriptive and logistic regression analyses were conducted. The specificity of the plans made was related to short and long-term CA and was significantly lower for plans made to deal with situational situations. More research on how to foster specificity and target the difficulties that quitters have with specifying plans for affective situations is required.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-644
JournalSubstance Use & Misuse
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • smoking relapse
  • plan instrumentality
  • plan specificity

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