Introduction: Cigarette smoking is prevalent with 40 million Americans smoking and one in five deaths attributed to this behavior. Aims: This study examined effects of a resistance training (RT) program on smoking abstinence self-efficacy. Methods: Forty (40) participants were randomized into intervention or control groups. Smoking abstinence self-efficacy, withdrawal symptoms, and smoking behavior were measured. Results/Findings: RT group presented with statistically significant greater increases in self-efficacy compared to control. RT group participants also presented with non-significantly greater decreases in smoking behavior and withdrawal symptoms compared to control. Conclusions: This study demonstrates effectiveness of RT in improving smoking abstinence self-efficacy.
I would like to recognize the immeasurable help and patient support of Dr. Brent Alvar during each stage of the development of this project.
Richardson S, Alvar B, Dodd D, Nair U, Seltzer R. Effects of Resistance Training on Smoking Abstinence Self-Efficacy in Sedentary Smokers. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2020 Jun 13;18(3), Article 10.