An evaluation of the Italian version of the Fagerström test for nicotine dependence

Amy K. Ferketich, Roldano Fossati, Giovanni Apolone

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This study examined the psychometric properties of an Italian version of the Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence in a sample of 593 smokers who were enrolled in a randomized Phase IV clinical trial to compare bupropion to placebo. This version was administered at baseline, and from each participant an expired air carbon monoxide (CO) measure was taken. Spearman correlations between the Total score and CO concentration were .27 in the combined sample and .27 and .25 among men and women. With respect to the internal consistency reliability, the coefficient alpha was low (alpha = .55) in the combined sample and among men (.59) and women (.50). While the Total score predicted abstinence at 7 wk., it was not significantly related to continuous abstinence at 12 mo. postrandomization. The properties of the Italian version of the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence appear to be consistent with other versions described in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-694
Number of pages8
JournalPsychological Reports
Volume102
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

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An evaluation of the Italian version of the Fagerström test for nicotine dependence. / Ferketich, Amy K.; Fossati, Roldano; Apolone, Giovanni.

In: Psychological Reports, Vol. 102, No. 3, 06.2008, p. 687-694.

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Ferketich, Amy K. ; Fossati, Roldano ; Apolone, Giovanni. / An evaluation of the Italian version of the Fagerström test for nicotine dependence. In: Psychological Reports. 2008 ; Vol. 102, No. 3. pp. 687-694.
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