Year of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Department or School/College
Department of Psychology
Duncan G. Campbell
Kari Harris, Cameo Borntrager
primary care, Smoking, smoking and depression, smoking and mental health, smoking cessation, Veterans health
University of Montana
Smoking is the primary and most preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, with smoking rates being particularly high among Veterans who experience high rates of mental health and substance use disorders. This study investigates the prevalence of smoking among depressed patients in Veterans Affairs primary care. Correlates of smoking status were examined in order to improve understanding of the relations among smoking status, psychosocial characteristics, physical and mental health problems, suicide risk, mental health stigma and substance misuse, and to find predictive factors of smoking abstinence and cessation over time. Study findings have potential to inform development and/or implementation of targeted smoking cessation interventions for depressed Veterans presenting in VA primary care.
Lombardero, Anayansi, "Prevalence and Correlates of Smoking Status Among Depressed Individuals in Veterans Affairs Primary Care" (2012). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 766.
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