Pediatricians' practices regarding smoking cessation among parents of their patients.Am J Health Behav. 2006 Sep-Oct; 30(5):503-12.AJ
To assess pediatricians' use of the 5A's for smoking cessation among the parents of their patients.
A random sample of Ohio pediatricians (n=153) completed a mail survey on smoking cessation activities.
Most pediatricians (80%) regularly asked their patients' parents about their smoking status. The majority "always" or "usually" implemented 2 of the 5 steps of the 5A's. Respondents perceived using the 5A's would result in fewer parents smoking but were less confident they could implement all of the 5A's.
Pediatricians need more training to better prepare them to assist parents in quitting smoking.