alexa The Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence: a revision of the Fagerström Tolerance Questionnaire.
Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Author(s): Heatherton TF, Kozlowski LT, Frecker RC, Fagerstrm KO

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Abstract We examine and refine the Fagerström Tolerance Questionnaire (FTQ: Fagerström, 1978). The relation between each FTQ item and biochemical measures of heaviness of smoking was examined in 254 smokers. We found that the nicotine rating item and the inhalation item were unrelated to any of our biochemical measures and these two items were primary contributors to psychometric deficiencies in the FTQ. We also found that a revised scoring of time to the first cigarette of the day (TTF) and number of cigarettes smoked per day (CPD) improved the scale. We present a revision of the FTQ: the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND).
This article was published in Br J Addict and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

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