Family Practice Nurses and Smoking Cessation Interventions for Pregnant Women

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dc.contributor.authorCantin, Christina
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-18T19:59:42Z
dc.date.available2013-03-18T19:59:42Z
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/23953
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-6558
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: 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.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectsmoking cessation
dc.subjectpregnancy
dc.subjectprimary care
dc.subjectnurses
dc.subjectprenatal care
dc.subjectperinatal
dc.subjecthealth promotion
dc.subjectfamily practice
dc.subjectcounselling
dc.subjectbest practice guideline
dc.titleFamily Practice Nurses and Smoking Cessation Interventions for Pregnant Women
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentSciences infirmières / Nursing
dc.contributor.supervisorPeterson, Wendy
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMSc
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineSciences de la santé / Health Sciences
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences de la santé / Health Sciences
uottawa.departmentSciences infirmières / Nursing
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