Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Eur J Public Health. 2004 Jun;14(2):199-200.

Short report: Paediatricians' attitude towards counselling parents postpartum about their smoking behaviour.

Author information

1
University of Greifswald, Medical Faculty, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Greifswald, Germany. hannoeve@uni-greifswald.de

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

To investigate the attitudes of paediatricians in private practice towards counselling smoking parents of infants on their smoking behaviour.

METHODS:

Questionnaires were mailed to 188 eligible paediatricians in Mecklenburg-West Pommerania.

RESULTS:

The response rate to this survey was 62%. With regard to risk factors, 54% of respondents counsel parents on the occasion of well-child visits. Around 89% grant Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) a high priority with regard to counselling and 26% of respondents obtain smoking status from parents routinely. From the sample, 66% wish to be trained in a brief intervention for counselling in everyday practice.

CONCLUSION:

Smoking and ETS are seen as prominent health threats and paediatricians look for brief interventions to be used in clinical practice.

PMID:
15230510
DOI:
10.1093/eurpub/14.2.199
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Silverchair Information Systems
Loading ...
Support Center