Smoking-related Correlates of Depressive Symptoms in Low-Income Pregnant Women
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 28, Number 6, November 2004 , pp. 510-521(12)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objectives: To investigate smoking-related correlates of depressive symptomatology in low-income pregnant women. Methods: A cross- sectional survey of 245 pregnant women who smoked prior to pregnancy. Results: Women who had lower self-efficacy for maintaining abstinence both in positive affect/ social situations and when experiencing negative affect demonstrated greater depressive symptomatology. Additionally, marijuana use, nicotine dependence, and general confidence in one's ability to quit smoking showed a positive relationship to depression. Conclusions: Several modifiable factors that can be targeted through behavioral and cognitive behavioral intervention strategies appear to influence the relationship between depression and smoking in low-income pregnant women.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Nicotine Research Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 2: The University of Memphis Center for Community Health, Memphis, TN 3: Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham AL
Publication date: November 1, 2004
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