Smoking cessation during pregnancy: the influence of partners, family and friends on quitters and non-quitters

Koshy, P., Mackenzie, M. , Tappin, D. and Bauld, L. (2010) Smoking cessation during pregnancy: the influence of partners, family and friends on quitters and non-quitters. Health and Social Care in the Community, 18(5), pp. 500-510. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2524.2010.00926.x)

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Abstract

This research compared pregnant quitters’ and non-quitters’ accounts of how partners, family and friends influenced their smoking cessation attempts. Qualitative secondary data analysis was carried out on a purposive sample of motivational interview transcripts undertaken by research midwives with pregnant women as part of SmokeChange, a smoking cessation intervention. Interviews with all quitters in the intervention group (n = 12) were analysed comparatively with interviews from a matched sample of non-quitters (n = 12).The discourses of both revealed similarity in how their partners, family and friends influenced their cessation efforts: salient others were simultaneously perceived by both groups of women as providing drivers and barriers to quit attempts; close associates who smoked were often perceived to be as supportive as those who did not. However, women who quit smoking during pregnancy talked more about receiving active praise/encouragement than those who did not. While close associates play an important role in women’s attempts to stop smoking during pregnancy, the support they provide varies; further research is needed to develop a better understanding of how key relationships help or hinder cessation during pregnancy.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Koshy, Dr Preethi and Tappin, Professor David and MacKenzie, Professor Mhairi
Authors: Koshy, P., Mackenzie, M., Tappin, D., and Bauld, L.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Clinical Specialities
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Health and Social Care in the Community
ISSN:0966-0410
Published Online:16 June 2010
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 Wiley
First Published:First published in Health and Social Care in the Community 18(5):500-510
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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