Assessment of Pregnancy Cigarette Smoking and Factors That Predict Denial
Authors: Bailey, Beth A.; Wright, Heather N.
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 34, Number 2, March 2010 , pp. 166-176(11)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objectives: To determine rates of pregnancy smoking concealment compared to behavioral observation and to identify factors predicting untruthful denial.Methods: Review of 843 delivery charts.Results: Based on observation during delivery hospitalization, 8 of smokers denied hospital admission, 16 denied throughout prenatal care. Compared with those admitting smoking, false deniers had higher levels of education, incomes and adequate prenatal care utilization; and were less likely to have drug use, STDs, or hepatitis C. Observation was a valid tool for assessing smoking status.Conclusions: Typical concealers were those considered lower risk, increasing the chance they would go undetected as smokers.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2010-03-01
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