Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

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Panel #475
Behavioral Intervention With Special Tobacco Addiction Population
Monday, May 25, 2009
3:30 PM–4:50 PM
North 224 A
Area: CBM; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Sherman Yen (Asian American Anti-smoking Foundation)
SHERMAN YEN (Asian American Anti-smoking Foundation)
ALLISON Y. LORD (Tobacco Outreach Technology, Inc.)
MICHELE MATTSON (Asian American Anti-smoking Foundation)
ANDY CHENG (Asian American Anti-smoking Foundation)
Abstract: A form of simple behavior analysis, but including other forms of tobacco cessation techniques, such as nicotine replacement therapy, green tea therapy, computer therapy, etc. will be the focus. Several cases, which compared the clinical effectiveness of the above mentioned tobacco cessation techniques will be reported. A-B-A designs were utilized in the data collection process. Tobacco users' unique backgrounds, such as history of other drugs used, including heroin, cocaine, and alcohol, which affected tobacco cessation treatment success, will be discussed. Being Asian American, an immigrant, ethnic, or culturally different and its effect on treatment outcome will be reported. The non-smoker's spouse, children, and other social supportive roles will also be discussed. Utilizing adjust clinical intervention procedures, such as information on high blook pressure and diabetes will be included in the reported case discussion.



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