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Smoking cessation during pregnancy: the influence of partners, family and friends on quitters and non-quitters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20561076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This research compared pregnant quitters' and non-quitters' accounts of how partners, family and friends influenced their smoking cessation attempts. Qualitative secondary data analysis was carried out on a purposive sample of motivational interview transcripts undertaken by research midwives with pregnant women as part of SmokeChange, a smoking cessation intervention. Interviews with all quitters in the intervention group (n = 12) were analysed comparatively with interviews from a matched sample of non-quitters (n = 12).The discourses of both revealed similarity in how their partners, family and friends influenced their cessation efforts: salient others were simultaneously perceived by both groups of women as providing drivers and barriers to quit attempts; close associates who smoked were often perceived to be as supportive as those who did not. However, women who quit smoking during pregnancy talked more about receiving active praise/encouragement than those who did not. While close associates play an important role in women's attempts to stop smoking during pregnancy, the support they provide varies; further research is needed to develop a better understanding of how key relationships help or hinder cessation during pregnancy.
P Koshy; M Mackenzie; D Tappin; L Bauld
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-06-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & social care in the community     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1365-2524     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Soc Care Community     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-27     Completed Date:  2010-12-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306359     Medline TA:  Health Soc Care Community     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  500-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Human Nutrition Section, University of Glasgow, Room 21, 4th Floor, Walton Building, Royal Infirmary, 84 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0SF, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Family Relations*
Great Britain
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Patient Education as Topic / methods
Pregnancy Complications / prevention & control
Prenatal Care / methods
Smoking / prevention & control*,  psychology*
Smoking Cessation / psychology*
Social Perception
Social Support*
Spouses / psychology
Young Adult

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