Michael H Ussher

Summary

Affiliation: St George's
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi How do prompts for attempts to quit smoking relate to method of quitting and quit success?
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, UK
    Ann Behav Med 47:358-68. 2014
  2. doi Immediate effects of a brief mindfulness-based body scan on patients with chronic pain
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 0RE, UK
    J Behav Med 37:127-34. 2014
  3. pmc Randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention by primary care nurses to increase walking in patients aged 60-74 years: protocol of the PACE-Lift (Pedometer Accelerometer Consultation Evaluation - Lift) trial
    Tess Harris
    Population Health Research Centre, St George s University of London, UK
    BMC Public Health 13:5. 2013
  4. doi Urge to smoke over 52 weeks of abstinence
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 226:83-9. 2013
  5. pmc Physical activity as an aid to smoking cessation during pregnancy (LEAP) trial: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 ORE, UK
    Trials 13:186. 2012
  6. doi Tobacco withdrawal symptoms and urges to smoke in pregnant versus non-pregnant smokers
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s University of London, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Addict Behav 37:1353-7. 2012
  7. pmc A pilot randomised controlled trial of the feasibility of using body scan and isometric exercises for reducing urge to smoke in a smoking cessation clinic
    Lemees Al-Chalabi
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:349. 2008
  8. pmc Integrating the promotion of physical activity within a smoking cessation programme: findings from collaborative action research in UK Stop Smoking Services
    Adrian H Taylor
    School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:317. 2010
  9. doi Evaluation of a nationally disseminated self-help intervention for smoking cessation ('Quit Kit')
    Michael Ussher
    St George s University of London, London, UK
    Tob Control 20:380-2. 2011
  10. doi A randomised placebo-controlled trial of oral hydrocortisone for treating tobacco withdrawal symptoms
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 ORE, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 216:43-51. 2011

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Publications28

  1. ncbi How do prompts for attempts to quit smoking relate to method of quitting and quit success?
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, UK
    Ann Behav Med 47:358-68. 2014
    ..Understanding how prompts for quit attempts relate to quitting methods and success may improve smoking cessation interventions...
  2. doi Immediate effects of a brief mindfulness-based body scan on patients with chronic pain
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 0RE, UK
    J Behav Med 37:127-34. 2014
    ..These data suggest that, in a clinic setting, a brief body scan has immediate benefits for those experiencing chronic pain. These benefits need to be confirmed in the field. ..
  3. pmc Randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention by primary care nurses to increase walking in patients aged 60-74 years: protocol of the PACE-Lift (Pedometer Accelerometer Consultation Evaluation - Lift) trial
    Tess Harris
    Population Health Research Centre, St George s University of London, UK
    BMC Public Health 13:5. 2013
    ..This protocol describes an innovative intervention to increase walking in older people, incorporating pedometer and accelerometer feedback within a primary care nurse physical activity consultation, using behaviour change techniques...
  4. doi Urge to smoke over 52 weeks of abstinence
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 226:83-9. 2013
    ..Treatments focus on helping smokers reduce these acute cravings. Cravings experienced later on are less well understood and may be important when considering treatment duration...
  5. pmc Physical activity as an aid to smoking cessation during pregnancy (LEAP) trial: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 ORE, UK
    Trials 13:186. 2012
    ..The London Exercise And Pregnant smokers (LEAP) trial is investigating whether a PA intervention is effective and cost-effective when used for smoking cessation by pregnant women, and will be the largest study of its kind to date...
  6. doi Tobacco withdrawal symptoms and urges to smoke in pregnant versus non-pregnant smokers
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s University of London, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Addict Behav 37:1353-7. 2012
    ..011), with adjustments for baseline cigarette consumption and baseline withdrawal scores. Overall, on the first day of smoking abstinence, pregnant women are likely to report less severe tobacco withdrawal than non-pregnant women...
  7. pmc A pilot randomised controlled trial of the feasibility of using body scan and isometric exercises for reducing urge to smoke in a smoking cessation clinic
    Lemees Al-Chalabi
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:349. 2008
    ..It is unclear whether they would be used or effective in typical smokers attempting to quit...
  8. pmc Integrating the promotion of physical activity within a smoking cessation programme: findings from collaborative action research in UK Stop Smoking Services
    Adrian H Taylor
    School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:317. 2010
    ....
  9. doi Evaluation of a nationally disseminated self-help intervention for smoking cessation ('Quit Kit')
    Michael Ussher
    St George s University of London, London, UK
    Tob Control 20:380-2. 2011
    ..To assess the extent of uptake and impact of a nationally disseminated self-help intervention for smoking cessation ('Quit Kit')...
  10. doi A randomised placebo-controlled trial of oral hydrocortisone for treating tobacco withdrawal symptoms
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 ORE, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 216:43-51. 2011
    ..A greater decline in cortisol is associated with more intense cigarette withdrawal symptoms, urge to smoke and relapse to smoking. Findings from an uncontrolled study suggest that glucocorticoids could ameliorate cigarette withdrawal...
  11. doi Cardiovascular risk factors in patients with schizophrenia receiving continuous medical care
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Population, Health Sciences and Education, St George s University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, UK
    Community Ment Health J 47:688-93. 2011
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  12. ncbi Acute effect of isometric exercise on desire to smoke and tobacco withdrawal symptoms
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Hum Psychopharmacol 21:39-46. 2006
    ..05). Brief isometric exercise has potential for offering immediate relief from a desire to smoke...
  13. doi Psychosocial correlates of health literacy among older patients with coronary heart disease
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    J Health Commun 15:788-804. 2010
    ..These individuals may need behavioral support to increase both their self-efficacy and their understanding of their medical condition...
  14. doi Effect of isometric exercise and body scanning on cigarette cravings and withdrawal symptoms
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Addiction 104:1251-7. 2009
    ..Aims: To examine the acute effects of a guided relaxation routine (body scan) and isometric exercise on desire to smoke and tobacco withdrawal symptoms...
  15. pmc Physical activity as an aid to smoking cessation during pregnancy: two feasibility studies
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St, George s University of London, London, SW17 0RE, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:328. 2008
    ..Two pilot studies assessed i) the feasibility of recruiting pregnant women to a trial of physical activity for smoking cessation, ii) adherence to physical activity and iii) women' perceptions of the intervention...
  16. ncbi The relationship between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and psychological wellbeing among adolescents
    Michael H Ussher
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:851-6. 2007
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  17. ncbi Randomized controlled trial of physical activity counseling as an aid to smoking cessation: 12 month follow-up
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Addict Behav 32:3060-4. 2007
    ..06). Further trials are needed to examine the effect of more extensive physical activity interventions on smoking cessation, physical activity levels and post-cessation weight gain...
  18. ncbi Physical activity preferences and perceived barriers to activity among persons with severe mental illness in the United Kingdom
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, United Kingdom SW17 ORE
    Psychiatr Serv 58:405-8. 2007
    ..This study assessed physical activity interests among psychiatric patients...
  19. ncbi Reduction in cortisol after smoking cessation among users of nicotine patches
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Community Health Sciences Psychology, St George s, University of London, London, UK
    Psychosom Med 68:299-306. 2006
    ..We examined whether a decrease in cortisol is evident in smokers trying to quit using nicotine patches and whether cortisol is related to withdrawal symptoms, smoking urges, subjective stress, nicotine dependence, and smoking relapse...
  20. doi Exercise interventions for smoking cessation
    Michael H Ussher
    Division of PopulationHealth Sciences and Education, StGeorge s, University of London, CranmerTerrace, London, SW17 0RE, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD002295. 2012
    ..Taking regular exercise may help people give up smoking by moderating nicotine withdrawal and cravings, and by helping to manage weight gain...
  21. ncbi A survey of pregnant smokers' interest in different types of smoking cessation support
    Michael Ussher
    Department of Psychology, Hunter Wing, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 54:67-72. 2004
    ..Smoking cessation services may benefit through offering a range of interventions for pregnant smokers, through considering ethnic and occupational status, and through routinely offering individual appointments...
  22. ncbi Assessing DSM-IV nicotine withdrawal symptoms: a comparison and evaluation of five different scales
    Robert West
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 184:619-27. 2006
    ..This study evaluated four of the major scales used to measure nicotine withdrawal symptoms plus one new scale...
  23. ncbi Perceived barriers to and benefits of attending a stop smoking course during pregnancy
    Michael Ussher
    Department of Community Health Sciences Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 61:467-72. 2006
    ..During pregnancy, the uptake of smoking cessation courses is very low. We assessed perceived barriers to and benefits of attending a cessation course during pregnancy...
  24. ncbi Acute reduction in secretory immunoglobulin A following smoking cessation
    Michael Ussher
    Department of Community Health Sciences Psychology, Hunter Wing, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:1335-40. 2004
    ..The observed decrease in S-IgA may help to explain the increased susceptibility of smokers to upper respiratory tract infections in the immediate post-cessation period...
  25. ncbi Efficacy of exercise counselling as an aid for smoking cessation: a randomized controlled trial
    Michael Ussher
    Department of Psychology, Hunter Wing, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Addiction 98:523-32. 2003
    ..To examine whether exercise counselling increases smoking abstinence and reduces tobacco withdrawal and gains in weight and body fat...
  26. ncbi Acute effect of a brief bout of exercise on alcohol urges
    Michael Ussher
    Department of Community Health Sciences Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, UK
    Addiction 99:1542-7. 2004
    ..To examine whether a brief bout of moderate intensity exercise reduces alcohol urges and mood disturbance in those with alcohol dependence...
  27. ncbi Diurnal variations in first lapses to smoking for nicotine patch users
    Michael Ussher
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Hunter Wing, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE
    Hum Psychopharmacol 18:345-9. 2003
    ..Despite nicotine patches providing limited nicotine replacement for the first few hours after waking, there is no evidence that this undermines quit attempts by failing to prevent lapses during that time...
  28. ncbi The acute effects of exercise on cigarette cravings, withdrawal symptoms, affect and smoking behaviour: a systematic review
    Adrian H Taylor
    Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, Heavitree Road, Exeter, UK
    Addiction 102:534-43. 2007
    ..To review the effects of a single session of exercise on cigarette cravings, withdrawal symptoms and smoking behaviour...