Brief Counseling on Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Pregnant Women in Argentina and Uruguay
AbstractArgentina and Uruguay have a high prevalence of smoking during pregnancy, as well as of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure. In this secondary analysis of a trial to implement brief smoking cessation counseling during antenatal care in Argentina and Uruguay, we aim to evaluate the effects of the intervention on the rates of self-reported SHS exposure at home and at work, and on attitudes recalled by non-smoker women enrolled in the intervention group compared with the control group. We randomly assigned (1:1) 20 antenatal care clusters in Argentina and Uruguay to receive a multifaceted intervention to implement brief smoking cessation counseling, which also included questions and counseling regarding SHS exposure, or to receive the standard of care. There was not a statistically significant difference between groups of the intervention’s effect (reduction of exposure to SHS) on any of the three exposure outcome measures (exposure at home, work or other indoor areas) or on the attitudes of women regarding exposure (avoiding breathing SHS and having rooms where smoking is forbidden). This analysis shows that we should not expect reductions in SHS exposure with this modest intervention alone. To achieve such reductions, strategies engaging partners and other household members may be more effective. View Full-Text
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Alemán, A.; Morello, P.; Colomar, M.; Llambi, L.; Berrueta, M.; Gibbons, L.; Buekens, P.; Althabe, F. Brief Counseling on Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Pregnant Women in Argentina and Uruguay. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 28.
Alemán A, Morello P, Colomar M, Llambi L, Berrueta M, Gibbons L, Buekens P, Althabe F. Brief Counseling on Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Pregnant Women in Argentina and Uruguay. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(1):28.Chicago/Turabian Style
Alemán, Alicia; Morello, Paola; Colomar, Mercedes; Llambi, Laura; Berrueta, Mabel; Gibbons, Luz; Buekens, Pierre; Althabe, Fernando. 2017. "Brief Counseling on Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Pregnant Women in Argentina and Uruguay." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14, no. 1: 28.
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