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Article: Helping Chinese fathers quit smoking through educating their nonsmoking spouses: A randomized controlled trial

TitleHelping Chinese fathers quit smoking through educating their nonsmoking spouses: A randomized controlled trial
Authors
KeywordsHealth education
Randomized controlled trial
Research prevention
Smoking cessation
Issue Date2008
PublisherAmerican Journal of Health Promotion. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.healthpromotionjournal.com
Citation
American Journal Of Health Promotion, 2008, v. 23 n. 1, p. 31-34 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose. Assess the effectiveness of a two-step health education program by nurses delivered through nonsmoking mothers to help fathers of sick children quit smoking. Design. Randomized, controlled trial. Setting. General pediatric wards of four major hospitals in Hong Kong. Subjects. Nonsmoking mothers who had a live-in smoking spouse were recruited when they brought sick children to the hospital. A total of 752 mothers were randomized into the intervention arm and 731 into the control arm. Intervention. The intervention group received standardized health advice, behavior modification booklets, and a 1-week telephone reminder. The control group received usual care. Measurements. The main outcome measure was the quit rate (7-day point prevalence) of smoking fathers as determined by telephone follow-up with mothers at 3 and 12 months. Quit attempts and smoking reduction were secondary outcome measures. Results. At 3 months, more fathers in the intervention group had quit smoking (7.4% vs. 4.8%; p = .03), reduced daily cigarette consumption by 50% or more (30.6% vs. 22.6 %; p < .001), and reported quit attempts (6.5% vs. 3.6%; p = .01). The differences were not statistically significant by 12 months. Conclusion. A simple health education intervention provided by nurses to mothers of sick children has a short-term effect in helping smoking fathers quit, reduce consumption, and trigger quit attempts. Future studies should confirm the longer-term sustainability of the effect. Copyright © 2008 by American Journal of Health Promotion, Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60261
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.033
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.821
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dc.contributor.authorChan, SSCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, GMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, DCNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T04:07:05Z-
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dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal Of Health Promotion, 2008, v. 23 n. 1, p. 31-34en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0890-1171en_HK
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dc.description.abstractPurpose. Assess the effectiveness of a two-step health education program by nurses delivered through nonsmoking mothers to help fathers of sick children quit smoking. Design. Randomized, controlled trial. Setting. General pediatric wards of four major hospitals in Hong Kong. Subjects. Nonsmoking mothers who had a live-in smoking spouse were recruited when they brought sick children to the hospital. A total of 752 mothers were randomized into the intervention arm and 731 into the control arm. Intervention. The intervention group received standardized health advice, behavior modification booklets, and a 1-week telephone reminder. The control group received usual care. Measurements. The main outcome measure was the quit rate (7-day point prevalence) of smoking fathers as determined by telephone follow-up with mothers at 3 and 12 months. Quit attempts and smoking reduction were secondary outcome measures. Results. At 3 months, more fathers in the intervention group had quit smoking (7.4% vs. 4.8%; p = .03), reduced daily cigarette consumption by 50% or more (30.6% vs. 22.6 %; p < .001), and reported quit attempts (6.5% vs. 3.6%; p = .01). The differences were not statistically significant by 12 months. Conclusion. A simple health education intervention provided by nurses to mothers of sick children has a short-term effect in helping smoking fathers quit, reduce consumption, and trigger quit attempts. Future studies should confirm the longer-term sustainability of the effect. Copyright © 2008 by American Journal of Health Promotion, Inc.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherAmerican Journal of Health Promotion. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.healthpromotionjournal.comen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Journal of Health Promotionen_HK
dc.subjectHealth educationen_HK
dc.subjectRandomized controlled trialen_HK
dc.subjectResearch preventionen_HK
dc.subjectSmoking cessationen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshChinaen_HK
dc.subject.meshFathersen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Behavioren_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Education - methodsen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshMothersen_HK
dc.subject.meshSmoking Cessation - methodsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_HK
dc.titleHelping Chinese fathers quit smoking through educating their nonsmoking spouses: A randomized controlled trialen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChan, SSC: scsophia@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLeung, GM: gmleung@hku.hken_HK
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