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Table 4 Overview of Psychometric Findings for Measures of Smoking Cessation

From: Assessing the evidence on the differential impact of menthol versus non-menthol cigarette use on smoking cessation in the U.S. population: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  Statistical reliability indicator ≥ 0.70? Statistical Validity Indicator? External (Population) Validity? Overall Psychometric Rating
Both Genders By Age [Criterion, Predictive, Convergent] Both Genders By Age
Scale or Measure Adults Youth Behavioral Bio-chemical Cessation Adults Youth
Duration of abstinence Yes [9, 72, 73] N/A N/A Yes [74] No N/A Yes [9] N/A N/A A
Quit attempts
 Any quit attempts Yes [75, 76] N/A N/A No No N/A No N/A N/A A
 Number of quit attempts per person Yes [73, 76] N/A N/A Yes [76] No N/A No N/A N/A
Rate of abstinence/quitting
 Point/period prevalence abstinence (PPA) Yes [77,78,79] N/A N/A No Yes [80,81,82,83,84,85,86,87] N/A No N/A N/A A
 Prolonged abstinence (PA) No N/A N/A Yes [85,86,87,88,89] No N/A Yes N/A N/A
 Former smoker vs. current smoker No N/A N/A No No N/A No N/A N/A
 Menthol cigarette use prior to quitting No N/A N/A No No N/A No N/A N/A
Change in smoking quantity/frequency Yes [72,73,74,75,76, 79, 86, 90,91,92,93,94,95] N/A N/A Yes [74, 79, 80, 92, 93, 96] Yes [79, 80, 93, 96] N/A Yes [79, 80] N/A N/A A
Return to smoking/relapse Yes [73] N/A N/A No No N/A No N/A N/A I