FEATURESThe Effect of Auricular Acupressure and Positive Group Psychotherapy With Motivational Interviewing for Smoking Cessation in Korean AdultsLee, Eun Jin PhDAuthor Information Department of Nursing, Inha University, Incheon, Republic of Korea. Correspondence: Eun Jin Lee, PhD, Department of Nursing, Inha University, 100 Inharo Michuholgu, Incheon, 22212, Republic of Korea (firstname.lastname@example.org). This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) (2014002505).The author declared no potential conflicts of interests with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article. Holistic Nursing Practice: March/April 2020 - Volume 34 - Issue 2 - p 113-120 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000348 Buy Metrics Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of positive group psychotherapy with auricular acupressure on tobacco withdrawal symptoms and smoking cessation. This study used a randomized controlled trial design. Participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: group 1 (counseling and auricular acupressure), group 2 (counseling and placebo acupressure), and the control group (self-help for smoking cessation). Positive group psychotherapy and auricular acupressure were performed once a week for 6 weeks. The smoking cessation rates for 1 year in groups 1 and 2 were higher than that in the control group (9.5%, 15.6%, and 0%, respectively; odd ratio: 7.98, P = .019, n = 109). There was a significant difference of tobacco withdrawal symptoms among the 3 groups over 4 weeks (F = 2.9, P = .04). The mean differences between week 1 and week 4 among the 3 groups were statistically significant (4.7 ± 6.96, 5.18 ± 7.9, and 0.14 ± 7.15, F = 4.25, P = .018). © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.