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Article: Protecting sick children from exposure to passive smoking through mothers' actions: A randomized controlled trial of a nursing intervention

TitleProtecting sick children from exposure to passive smoking through mothers' actions: A randomized controlled trial of a nursing intervention
Authors
KeywordsChild protection
Mothers
Passive smoking
Public health nursing
Randomized controlled trial
Issue Date2006
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.journalofadvancednursing.com/
Citation
Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 2006, v. 54 n. 4, p. 440-449 How to Cite?
AbstractAim. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a nursing educational intervention with mothers of sick children to decrease passive smoking exposure. Background. Passive smoking represents a serious health hazard and is a substantial threat to child health causing major risk factors for acute respiratory illness in children. Nurses are in a vital position to conduct health education to improve children's health, which is a legitimate activity in a pediatric ward. Methods. A randomized controlled trial was conducted in the general paediatric wards of four major hospitals in Hong Kong. The participants were non-smoking mothers of sick children admitted to the paediatric ward and with smoking husbands living in the same household. Findings. A total of 1483 women were randomized into the intervention (n = 752) and control (n = 731) group. The intervention group received from the nurses (1) standardized health advice; (2) two purpose-designed booklets about preventing exposure to passive smoking and helping fathers quit; (3) a no smoking sticker; and (4) a telephone reminder 1 week later. No intervention was given to the controls. Baseline comparison showed no significant differences between the two groups in the mothers' actions to protect the children from passive smoking exposure. More mothers in the intervention group than the control group had always moved the children away when they were exposed to the fathers' smoke at home at 3-month follow up (78·4% vs. 71·1%; P = 0·01) but became non-significant at 6 and 12 months. Conclusions. A simple health education intervention provided by nurses to the mothers in a busy clinical setting can be effective in the short-term to motivate the mothers to take actions to protect the children from exposure to passive smoking produced by the fathers. © 2006 The Authors.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151625
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.917
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.010
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dc.contributor.authorChan, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:25:38Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:25:38Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Advanced Nursing, 2006, v. 54 n. 4, p. 440-449en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0309-2402en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151625-
dc.description.abstractAim. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a nursing educational intervention with mothers of sick children to decrease passive smoking exposure. Background. Passive smoking represents a serious health hazard and is a substantial threat to child health causing major risk factors for acute respiratory illness in children. Nurses are in a vital position to conduct health education to improve children's health, which is a legitimate activity in a pediatric ward. Methods. A randomized controlled trial was conducted in the general paediatric wards of four major hospitals in Hong Kong. The participants were non-smoking mothers of sick children admitted to the paediatric ward and with smoking husbands living in the same household. Findings. A total of 1483 women were randomized into the intervention (n = 752) and control (n = 731) group. The intervention group received from the nurses (1) standardized health advice; (2) two purpose-designed booklets about preventing exposure to passive smoking and helping fathers quit; (3) a no smoking sticker; and (4) a telephone reminder 1 week later. No intervention was given to the controls. Baseline comparison showed no significant differences between the two groups in the mothers' actions to protect the children from passive smoking exposure. More mothers in the intervention group than the control group had always moved the children away when they were exposed to the fathers' smoke at home at 3-month follow up (78·4% vs. 71·1%; P = 0·01) but became non-significant at 6 and 12 months. Conclusions. A simple health education intervention provided by nurses to the mothers in a busy clinical setting can be effective in the short-term to motivate the mothers to take actions to protect the children from exposure to passive smoking produced by the fathers. © 2006 The Authors.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.journalofadvancednursing.com/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Advanced Nursingen_HK
dc.subjectChild protectionen_HK
dc.subjectMothersen_HK
dc.subjectPassive smokingen_HK
dc.subjectPublic health nursingen_HK
dc.subjectRandomized controlled trialen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_US
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental Exposure - Prevention & Controlen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshFever - Physiopathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshGastrointestinal Diseases - Physiopathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Education - Methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInfanten_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMaternal Behavioren_US
dc.subject.meshMothers - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshNursing Care - Methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshRespiration Disorders - Physiopathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshTobacco Smoke Pollution - Prevention & Controlen_US
dc.titleProtecting sick children from exposure to passive smoking through mothers' actions: A randomized controlled trial of a nursing interventionen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, S: scsophia@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityChan, S=rp00423en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLam, TH=rp00326en_HK
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltexten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2648.2006.03842.xen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid16671973-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-33646516364en_HK
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dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-33646516364&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume54en_HK
dc.identifier.issue4en_HK
dc.identifier.spage440en_HK
dc.identifier.epage449en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000237257700004-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChan, S=7404255378en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLam, TH=7202522876en_HK
dc.identifier.citeulike613087-

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