|dc.description.abstract||PURPOSE: To describe 1) smoking cessation (SC) interventions by Family Practice Nurses (FPN) during prenatal visits, and 2) the predictors and barriers of FPN-provided SC counselling for pregnant women.
DESIGN: Non-experimental, descriptive, correlational design. Onetime, cross-sectional questionnaire using a previously validated questionnaire, modified and converted to electronic format.
METHODS: Descriptive and multivariable analysis. Predictors investigated included nurses’ age, beliefs about their role in SC, self-efficacy to provide effective counselling, SC training, and interest in updating SC knowledge.
PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-nine members of the Ontario Family Practice Nurses’ interest group (18% response rate) working in primary care settings across Ontario.
RESULTS: Nearly one quarter (21.5%) of respondents never offer SC counselling to pregnant women. Nurses with higher levels of self-efficacy were more likely to provide SC counselling. Nurses are less likely to provide concrete assistance in the quitting process or arrange follow-up. The most commonly cited barriers included lack of time and cost of medication.
CONCLUSIONS: FPNs are not consistently providing evidence-based SC interventions for pregnant women. Training to enhance self-efficacy may increase the frequency, efficiency and quality of FPN-provided SC interventions.|
|dc.publisher||Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa|
|dc.subject||best practice guideline|
|dc.title||Family Practice Nurses and Smoking Cessation Interventions for Pregnant Women|
|dc.faculty.department||Sciences infirmières / Nursing|
|dc.degree.discipline||Sciences de la santé / Health Sciences|
|thesis.degree.discipline||Sciences de la santé / Health Sciences|
|uottawa.department||Sciences infirmières / Nursing|
|Collection||Thèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -|