Probing smoking craving with a multidimensional approach: validation of the 12-item French-language version of the Questionnaire on Smoking Urges

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Probing smoking craving with a multidimensional approach: validation of the 12-item French-language version of the Questionnaire on Smoking Urges
Journal
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Author(s)
Heeren Alexandre, Dethier Vincent, Galanti Laurence, Philippot Pierre, Billieux Joël
ISSN
1178-2021
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
10
Pages
1459-1468
Language
english
Abstract
Background: The current study examined the psychometric properties of the 12-item French-language version of the Questionnaire on Smoking Urges (QSU-12), a widely used multidimensional measure of cigarette craving.
Methods: Daily smokers (n=230) completed the QSU-12, the Fägerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence, and items about addiction-related symptoms. Additional participants (n=40) completed the QSU-12 and the Fägerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence and were assessed for expired carbon monoxide.
Results: Consistent with studies validating the English version of the scale, confirmatory factor analyses supported a two-factor solution in the French version of the scale. Good scale and subscales reliabilities were observed, and convergent validity was evidenced through relationships with dependence and addiction-related symptoms.
Conclusion: The French-language version of the QSU-12 is an adequate instrument to assess the multidimensional construct of craving in both research and clinical practice.
Keywords
Craving, Cigarette, Assessment, QSU
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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