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J Nurs Scholarsh. 2006;38(1):26-30.

Postpartum smoking relapse and becoming a mother.

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College of Nursing and Health Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA. kgaffney@gmu.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To propose an innovative, theoretically-derived conceptual framework for studies of postpartum smoking relapse including concepts of smoking abstinence self-efficacy and becoming a mother.

METHODS:

Presentation of an existing research paradigm followed by evidence from intervention research and studies of factors associated with postpartum smoking behavior, leading to a new approach to postpartum smoking relapse.

FINDINGS:

Effectiveness of current interventions to prevent relapse is limited. Variables associated with becoming a mother are missing from studies of postpartum smoking relapse.

CONCLUSIONS:

Context-specific variables that influence a woman's progression through the stages of becoming a mother might include protective or risk factors that should be incorporated into the design of postpartum smoking relapse studies.

PMID:
16579320
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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