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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2007 Apr;46(3):252-7.

Self-efficacy for smoking cessation counseling parents in primary care: an office-based intervention for pediatricians and family physicians.

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  • 1Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA.

Abstract

Few pediatricians or family physicians routinely counsel parental smokers to quit smoking. Poor self-efficacy in smoking cessation counseling skills may be one barrier to counseling. Analysis of self-efficacy scores of physicians participating in the Clean Air for Healthy Children program demonstrates that pediatricians had higher self-efficacy scores for explaining the health risks of environmental tobacco smoke on children (P < .05); family physicians had higher self-efficacy scores for smoking cessation counseling knowledge (P < .05). Posttraining, both pediatricians and family physicians who participated in an office-based smoking cessation counseling program had significantly higher scores in all 4 self-efficacy domains (P < .01).

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