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Is advice to stop smoking from a midwife stressful for pregnant women who smoke? Data from a randomized controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: There are no randomized trials examining whether intensive advice to pregnant smokers is more stressful than standard care. METHOD: Nine hundred eighteen U.K. women currently smoking on commencing antenatal care were randomized into three arms. Women in Arm A received one episode of brief advice to stop smoking. Women in Arm B were assessed for stage of change and worked through an exercise in self-help manuals on three occasions. Women in Arm C used a 20-min interactive computer...

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10.1016/j.ypmed.2004.07.012

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Lawrence, T More by this author
Croghan, E More by this author
Journal:
Preventive medicine
Volume:
40
Issue:
5
Pages:
575-582
Publication date:
2005-05-05
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EISSN:
1096-0260
ISSN:
0091-7435
URN:
uuid:f9b65568-4bf5-4a9d-b59f-2bf640b70e83
Source identifiers:
351566
Local pid:
pubs:351566

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