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Tobacco use triggers for mothers of infants: implications for pediatric nursing practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18649816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To extend current knowledge of tobacco use by exploring whether subsets of mothers of infants have unique triggers for smoking relapse during the early stages of becoming a mother. METHOD: Using data from a study of smoking relapse among mothers of infants (N = 133), comparative analyses were conducted for groups formed on the basis of their intention to be nonsmokers after delivery (yes/no) and their actual smoking behavior during the first 2 weeks of infant life (yes/no). FINDINGS: The identified groups of mothers were found to be significantly different from one another in several ways, including self-reports that their baby's crying episodes caused them to think about smoking and their level of self-confidence to not smoke as response to infant crying. CONCLUSIONS: Pediatric nurses in primary and acute care settings are in a unique position to support mothers for whom the challenge of handling infant cry episodes is a trigger for smoking behavior. Interventions that teach mothers how to cope with infant irritability are likely to support the smoking cessation efforts, and consequently, interrupt the intergenerational cycle of tobacco-related maternal and child health morbidities.
Kathleen F Gaffney; Linda L Henry; Charlene Y Douglas; Patricia A Goldberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nursing     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0097-9805     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:    2008 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-24     Completed Date:  2008-09-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505804     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-8     Citation Subset:  N    
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Analysis of Variance
Attitude to Health*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Infant Care / psychology
Infant Welfare
Infant, Newborn
Mothers / education,  psychology*
Nurse's Role
Nursing Methodology Research
Patient Education as Topic
Pediatric Nursing
Puerperal Disorders / etiology,  prevention & control,  psychology*
Risk Factors
Self Concept
Smoking / prevention & control,  psychology*
Social Support
Grant Support
1 R15 NR008208/NR/NINR NIH HHS

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