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Authors

  1. Lee, Eun Jin PhD

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of positive group psychotherapy with auricular acupressure on tobacco withdrawal symptoms and smoking cessation. This study used a randomized controlled trial design. Participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: group 1 (counseling and auricular acupressure), group 2 (counseling and placebo acupressure), and the control group (self-help for smoking cessation). Positive group psychotherapy and auricular acupressure were performed once a week for 6 weeks. The smoking cessation rates for 1 year in groups 1 and 2 were higher than that in the control group (9.5%, 15.6%, and 0%, respectively; odd ratio: 7.98, P = .019, n = 109). There was a significant difference of tobacco withdrawal symptoms among the 3 groups over 4 weeks (F = 2.9, P = .04). The mean differences between week 1 and week 4 among the 3 groups were statistically significant (4.7 +/- 6.96, 5.18 +/- 7.9, and 0.14 +/- 7.15, F = 4.25, P = .018).