Development and psychometric evaluation of the Primary Appraisal of Smoking Cessation Inventory

  • Kalra D
  • Carey M
  • Folk V
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Evaluated the psychometric properties of the 26-item Primary Appraisal of Smoking Cessation Inventory (PASCI), a self-report measure for assessing the perceived gains and losses associated with quitting smoking based on the theoretical model of stress described by R. S. Lazarus and S. Folkman (1984). The PASCI and 2 other questionnaires were administered to 244 current smokers and to 30 ex-smokers. Item analyses indicated that 2 items on the PASCI should be deleted due to low item-total correlations. A principal components analysis of the remaining 24 items identified 2 separate and independent factors, Losses and Gains, and scores on the subscales of both factors were internally consistent and stable over repeated administrations. The validity of the PASCI was established by examining the relationship between smoking status and scores on the PASCI subscales. Significant correlations were found between the PASCI and the Decisional Balance Scale. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation [3383]
  • Health Psychology Testing [2226]
  • Inventory, self report of perceived losses & gains
  • psychometric properties of Primary Appraisal of Sm
  • smokers & ex-smokers

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  • Deborah L Kalra

  • Michael P Carey

  • Valerie G Folk

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