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Effect of feedback regarding urinary cotinine and brief tailored advice on home smoking restrictions among low-income parents of children with asthma: a controlled trial.
Prev Med. 2002 Jan; 34(1):58-65.PM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Since most smoker parents of children with asthma are unable to quit, an alternative measure that would reduce their children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is to ban smoking in the home.

METHODS

Compared with 136 usual-care controls, 128 intervention-group parents recruited from South Australian pediatric hospital outpatient waiting rooms were given written and verbal feedback about their 1- to 11-year-old child's urinary cotinine-to-creatinine level, information booklets, and two telephone calls encouraging a ban on smoking at home.

RESULTS

At 6 months, 49.2% of the intervention group reported having banned smoking in the home compared with 41.9% of controls, but the differential rate of change from baseline was not significant (P = 0.40). At follow-up, there were no significant differences between groups in the percentage reporting bans on smoking in the car, the mean reduction from baseline in total daily consumption or consumption in front of the child, children's urinary cotinine level, or parental smoking cessation.

CONCLUSIONS

The intervention did not change parents' propensity to create or maintain bans on smoking in their homes or otherwise change smoking habits to reduce their children's exposure to ETS. More intensive interventions may be required to achieve change among low-income smoker parents of children with asthma.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Center for Behavioral Research in Cancer, Cancer Control Research Institute, Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia. Melanie.Wakefield@accv.org.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Controlled Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11749097

Citation

Wakefield, Melanie, et al. "Effect of Feedback Regarding Urinary Cotinine and Brief Tailored Advice On Home Smoking Restrictions Among Low-income Parents of Children With Asthma: a Controlled Trial." Preventive Medicine, vol. 34, no. 1, 2002, pp. 58-65.
Wakefield M, Banham D, McCaul K, et al. Effect of feedback regarding urinary cotinine and brief tailored advice on home smoking restrictions among low-income parents of children with asthma: a controlled trial. Prev Med. 2002;34(1):58-65.
Wakefield, M., Banham, D., McCaul, K., Martin, J., Ruffin, R., Badcock, N., & Roberts, L. (2002). Effect of feedback regarding urinary cotinine and brief tailored advice on home smoking restrictions among low-income parents of children with asthma: a controlled trial. Preventive Medicine, 34(1), 58-65.
Wakefield M, et al. Effect of Feedback Regarding Urinary Cotinine and Brief Tailored Advice On Home Smoking Restrictions Among Low-income Parents of Children With Asthma: a Controlled Trial. Prev Med. 2002;34(1):58-65. PubMed PMID: 11749097.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effect of feedback regarding urinary cotinine and brief tailored advice on home smoking restrictions among low-income parents of children with asthma: a controlled trial. AU - Wakefield,Melanie, AU - Banham,David, AU - McCaul,Kieran, AU - Martin,James, AU - Ruffin,Richard, AU - Badcock,Neil, AU - Roberts,Lyn, PY - 2001/12/26/pubmed PY - 2002/2/22/medline PY - 2001/12/26/entrez SP - 58 EP - 65 JF - Preventive medicine JO - Prev Med VL - 34 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Since most smoker parents of children with asthma are unable to quit, an alternative measure that would reduce their children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is to ban smoking in the home. METHODS: Compared with 136 usual-care controls, 128 intervention-group parents recruited from South Australian pediatric hospital outpatient waiting rooms were given written and verbal feedback about their 1- to 11-year-old child's urinary cotinine-to-creatinine level, information booklets, and two telephone calls encouraging a ban on smoking at home. RESULTS: At 6 months, 49.2% of the intervention group reported having banned smoking in the home compared with 41.9% of controls, but the differential rate of change from baseline was not significant (P = 0.40). At follow-up, there were no significant differences between groups in the percentage reporting bans on smoking in the car, the mean reduction from baseline in total daily consumption or consumption in front of the child, children's urinary cotinine level, or parental smoking cessation. CONCLUSIONS: The intervention did not change parents' propensity to create or maintain bans on smoking in their homes or otherwise change smoking habits to reduce their children's exposure to ETS. More intensive interventions may be required to achieve change among low-income smoker parents of children with asthma. SN - 0091-7435 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11749097/Effect_of_feedback_regarding_urinary_cotinine_and_brief_tailored_advice_on_home_smoking_restrictions_among_low_income_parents_of_children_with_asthma:_a_controlled_trial_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0091743501909533 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -