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Article: Promotion of children's health: Experimental study on health education about the effects of second hand smoke

TitlePromotion of children's health: Experimental study on health education about the effects of second hand smoke
促進兒童健康:被動吸煙健康教育的實驗研究
Authors
KeywordsSecond hand smoke
Health education
Issue Date2003
Publisher第二軍醫大學. The Journal's web site is located at http://jfjhlzz.periodicals.net.cn/
Citation
解放軍護理雜誌, 2003, v. 20 n. 4, p. 1-3 How to Cite?
Nursing Journal of Chinese People's Liberation Army, 2003, v. 20 n. 4, p. 1-3 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective To assess the effectiveness of health education provided by nurses about the effects of second hand smoke (SHS) exposure on children.Methods The subjects were non smoking mothers of sick children admitted to the pediatric wards of four major hospitals in Hong Kong during December 1997 to April 1998, with a smoking husband, living together in the same household with the child.Eligible subjects received a health education intervention provided by nurses which included giving standardized health advice and two purpose designed and culturally relevant booklets after randomization, and a telephone reminder one week later.Results A total of 334 mothers received the telephone reminder given by nurses.About 20 percent of the mothers had read the booklet and two thirds had asked the father to read it as well.Among the fathers who had got the booklets, only 55 percent had read through it.The majority of the fathers had either stopped smoking at home (20 percent) or smoked less (38 percent) after the intervention. A comparison of smoking behaviour at baseline and 1 week indicated that less fathers still smoked at home after the intervention (83 percent vs 80 percent).More fathers who had read the booklet did not smoke at home (27 percent vs 13 percent) or smoked less (48 percent vs 38 percent) as compared with those who had not done so.There was a marked increase in the mothers (85 90 percent) taking action to protect the child from exposure to SHS by requesting the father to stop smoking,to smoke less,or not to smoke at home.Conclusion Health education is a legitimate activity of nurses and is useful in changing the father’s smoking behaviour at home and the mother’s actions in preventing SHS exposure in sick children.There is a critical need to provide health education to mothers in order to promote awareness of SHS exposure and to prevent the health risks in the family so as to reduce illness and hospital admission in children.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86988
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dc.contributor.authorChan, SSCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:23:47Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:23:47Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citation解放軍護理雜誌, 2003, v. 20 n. 4, p. 1-3en_HK
dc.identifier.citationNursing Journal of Chinese People's Liberation Army, 2003, v. 20 n. 4, p. 1-3-
dc.identifier.issn1008-9993en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86988-
dc.description.abstractObjective To assess the effectiveness of health education provided by nurses about the effects of second hand smoke (SHS) exposure on children.Methods The subjects were non smoking mothers of sick children admitted to the pediatric wards of four major hospitals in Hong Kong during December 1997 to April 1998, with a smoking husband, living together in the same household with the child.Eligible subjects received a health education intervention provided by nurses which included giving standardized health advice and two purpose designed and culturally relevant booklets after randomization, and a telephone reminder one week later.Results A total of 334 mothers received the telephone reminder given by nurses.About 20 percent of the mothers had read the booklet and two thirds had asked the father to read it as well.Among the fathers who had got the booklets, only 55 percent had read through it.The majority of the fathers had either stopped smoking at home (20 percent) or smoked less (38 percent) after the intervention. A comparison of smoking behaviour at baseline and 1 week indicated that less fathers still smoked at home after the intervention (83 percent vs 80 percent).More fathers who had read the booklet did not smoke at home (27 percent vs 13 percent) or smoked less (48 percent vs 38 percent) as compared with those who had not done so.There was a marked increase in the mothers (85 90 percent) taking action to protect the child from exposure to SHS by requesting the father to stop smoking,to smoke less,or not to smoke at home.Conclusion Health education is a legitimate activity of nurses and is useful in changing the father’s smoking behaviour at home and the mother’s actions in preventing SHS exposure in sick children.There is a critical need to provide health education to mothers in order to promote awareness of SHS exposure and to prevent the health risks in the family so as to reduce illness and hospital admission in children.-
dc.languagechien_HK
dc.publisher第二軍醫大學. The Journal's web site is located at http://jfjhlzz.periodicals.net.cn/zh_HK
dc.relation.ispartof解放軍護理雜誌en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofNursing Journal of Chinese People's Liberation Army-
dc.subjectSecond hand smoke-
dc.subjectHealth education-
dc.titlePromotion of children's health: Experimental study on health education about the effects of second hand smokeen_HK
dc.title促進兒童健康:被動吸煙健康教育的實驗研究-
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, SSC: nssophia@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityChan, SSC=rp00423en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLam, TH=rp00326en_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.3969/j.issn.1008-9993.2003.04.001-
dc.identifier.hkuros96689en_HK
dc.identifier.volume20-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage1-
dc.identifier.epage3-
dc.publisher.placeChina-

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