Are pregnant women receiving support for smoking dependence when attending routine antenatal appointments? [thesis]

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/118136
Title:
Are pregnant women receiving support for smoking dependence when attending routine antenatal appointments? [thesis]
Authors:
Cully, Geraldine
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Issue Date:
Sep-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/118136
Item Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
The relationship between smoking during pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes, for example, low birthweight, prematurity, ectopic pregnancy, spontaneous abortion, placenta praevia, placental abruption and perinatal death has been well reported in the literature for many years. Smoking remains one of the few potentially preventable factors associated with these adverse effects and while a higher proportion of women stop during pregnancy than at other times in their lives, many women find it hard to stop, or to reduce smoking during pregnancy. There is evidence that intervention provided by health care professionals can lead to reductions in the number of women who continue to smoke throughout pregnancy. The 5 A’s (ask, advise, assess, assist and arrange) are currently considered best practice for treatment of tobacco use and dependence. These interventions need to be done at each antenatal appointment in order to maximise their effect.
Keywords:
SMOKING; PREGNANCY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCully, Geraldineen
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-20T16:21:32Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-20T16:21:32Z-
dc.date.issued2008-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/118136-
dc.descriptionThe relationship between smoking during pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes, for example, low birthweight, prematurity, ectopic pregnancy, spontaneous abortion, placenta praevia, placental abruption and perinatal death has been well reported in the literature for many years. Smoking remains one of the few potentially preventable factors associated with these adverse effects and while a higher proportion of women stop during pregnancy than at other times in their lives, many women find it hard to stop, or to reduce smoking during pregnancy. There is evidence that intervention provided by health care professionals can lead to reductions in the number of women who continue to smoke throughout pregnancy. The 5 A’s (ask, advise, assess, assist and arrange) are currently considered best practice for treatment of tobacco use and dependence. These interventions need to be done at each antenatal appointment in order to maximise their effect.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal College of Surgeons in Irelanden
dc.subjectSMOKINGen
dc.subjectPREGNANCYen
dc.titleAre pregnant women receiving support for smoking dependence when attending routine antenatal appointments? [thesis]en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
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