Welcome to your Cigarette Dependence Scale 5

The CDS-5 is a quickly administered instrument that provides a brief continuous index nicotine-use/dependence. The items comprise a mix of self-perceived addiction, efficacy for quitting, smoking quantity, craving, and latency to smoking upon waking.

This instrument can be useful in identifying eligible patients and in monitoring progress in cessation treatment.

The CDS-5 scale is a five item scale that measures cigarette dependence based on varied conceptualizations and definitions of dependence with the exception of tolerance. It is a short version of the CDS-12 scale with similar properties but its content is less comprehensive.

It is suitable for adolescents and adults, ages 12-74.

It is self-administered, pencil and paper, computer and internet based.  Minimal administration time required. No training required.  A French-language version available. A 12 item version available.

Source Reference: Etter, J.F., LeHouezec, J., & Perneger, T.V. (in press). A self-administered questionnaire to measure addiction to cigarettes: The Cigarette Dependence Scale. Neuropsychopharmacology.

Please rate your addiction to cigarettes on a scale of 0 to 100:

- I am NOT addicted to cigarettes at all = 0
- I am extremely addicted to cigarettes = 100

On average, how many cigarettes do you smoke per day?

- number of cigarettes a day

Usually, how soon after waking up do you smoke your first cigarette?

- in minutes

For you, quitting smoking for good would be:

- in minutes

After a few hours without smoking, I feel an irresistible urge to smoke

- I am NOT addicted to cigarettes at all = 0
- I am extremely addicted to cigarettes = 100

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