Michael Ussher

Summary

Affiliation: St George's Hospital Medical School
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint 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
  2. ncbi request reprint 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
  3. ncbi request reprint 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
  4. ncbi request reprint 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
  5. ncbi request reprint 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
  6. 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
  7. doi request reprint 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
  8. ncbi request reprint 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
  9. doi request reprint 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
  10. doi request reprint 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

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint 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...
  6. 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...
  7. doi request reprint 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint 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...
  9. doi request reprint 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...
  10. doi request reprint 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint 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. 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...
  14. doi request reprint 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of a short bout of moderate versus light intensity exercise versus inactivity on tobacco withdrawal symptoms in sedentary smokers
    James Daniel
    Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, Surrey, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 174:320-6. 2004
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  16. doi request reprint 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')...
  17. ncbi request reprint 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...
  18. doi request reprint Effect of thought suppression on desire to smoke and tobacco withdrawal symptoms
    James A K Erskine
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s, University of London, 6th Floor, Hunter Wing, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17ORE, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 219:205-11. 2012
    ..Suppressing smoking thoughts has been shown to result in elevated smoking. However, the effect of suppressing smoking thoughts on desire to smoke and withdrawal symptoms has not been investigated...
  19. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of a guided relaxation routine (body scan) on tobacco withdrawal symptoms and cravings in abstinent smokers
    Mark Cropley
    Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK
    Addiction 102:989-93. 2007
    ..To examine the acute effects of a guided relaxation routine (body scan) on desire to smoke and tobacco withdrawal symptoms in overnight abstinent smokers...
  20. ncbi request reprint 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...
  21. doi request reprint 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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  22. doi request reprint 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of self-paced walking on urges to smoke during temporary smoking abstinence
    Adrian H Taylor
    School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon EX1 2LU, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 181:1-7. 2005
    ..Recent research highlights the need to extend our understanding of how exercise may aid smoking cessation, through exploration of different modes, intensity and duration of exercise...
  25. ncbi request reprint Smoking, cortisol and nicotine
    Andrew Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Psychophysiol 59:228-35. 2006
    ..The contribution of these findings to understanding the role of neuroendocrine function in smoking is described...
  26. ncbi request reprint Does exercise have an acute effect on desire to smoke, mood and withdrawal symptoms in abstaining adolescent smokers?
    Emma S Everson
    The Centre for Sport and Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, S10 2BP, UK
    Addict Behav 31:1547-58. 2006
    ..This study investigated the impact of a short bout of moderate intensity exercise on desire to smoke, withdrawal symptoms and exercise-induced affect in temporarily abstinent adolescent smokers...
  27. ncbi request reprint Does exercise in adolescence prevent smoking uptake?
    Paul Aveyard
    Addiction 102:1025-6. 2007
  28. ncbi request reprint Brief report: the theory of planned behaviour applied to physical activity in young people who smoke
    Emma S Everson
    The Centre for Sport and Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S10 2BP, UK
    J Adolesc 30:347-51. 2007
    ..The TPB may be a useful framework for guiding physical activity interventions among young smokers...