A Comparison of Social (Weekend) Smokers, Regular (Daily) Smokers and a Never-Smoked Group Upon Everyday Prospective Memory

Heffernan, Tom and O'Neill, Terence (2011) A Comparison of Social (Weekend) Smokers, Regular (Daily) Smokers and a Never-Smoked Group Upon Everyday Prospective Memory. The Open Addiction Journal, 4. pp. 72-75. ISSN 1874-9410

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874941001104010072

Abstract

Our previous studies suggested that smokers have a worse performance on everyday prospective memory (PM)tasks than non-smokers. The present study compared regular and social smokers to see if there is a dose-response relationship between smoking and PM. We recruited 28 social (weekend) smokers (SS), 28 regular (daily) smokers (RS)and 28 people who had never smoked (NS) from among social science students who reported no psychiatric or drug and alcohol problems. The participant's PM was assessed by means of a Prospective Remembering Video Procedure (PRVP).After controlling for between-group variations in weekly (moderate) alcohol use, mood and IQ, the findings revealed that NS performed better than RS (F= 1.44, p< 0.01)and SS (F=1.00, p=.38). Smokers have a lower performance on our PM task than non-smokers, regardless of the type of smoking pattern.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: social smokers, regular smokers, never-smoked group, prospective memory
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2011 12:23
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:39
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4275

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