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J Perinatol. 2013 Oct;33(10):811-6. doi: 10.1038/jp.2013.43. Epub 2013 Apr 25.

Feasibility and efficacy of an intervention to reduce secondhand smoke exposure among infants discharged from a neonatal intensive care unit.

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Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine the feasibility and efficacy of a hospital-based, motivational intervention to reduce secondhand smoke exposure (SHSe) with mothers of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

STUDY DESIGN:

One-hundred and forty-four mothers with infants ( ≤ 1500 g at birth or ≥ 12 h ventilation) in a NICU who reported a smoker in the household were randomized to two sessions of motivational interviewing (MI) conducted in the hospital, usual care (UC) or usual care-reduced measurement (UC-RM); follow-up occurred at 1- and 6-months post discharge.

RESULT:

For households that did not have a total smoking ban at baseline, 63.6% of those in the MI group instituted a ban by 1-month post discharge compared with 20% of the UC group, P<0.02. Six months post discharge, fewer smoking bans were noted in the UC-RM group relative to MI and UC, P<0.01.

CONCLUSION:

A need for SHSe interventions among NICU parents exists and initial evidence suggests MI can impact SHSe after discharge.

PMID:
23619375
DOI:
10.1038/jp.2013.43
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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