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Cultural Acceptability of a Smoking Relapse Prevention Intervention for Pregnant Women in Puerto Rico: Providers' Feedback

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Hispanic women are more likely than non-Hispanic women to quit smoking during pregnancy, indicating that relapse prevention interventions may benefit this population. We conducted qualitative interviews with health care providers in Puerto Rico who serve pregnant women regarding the cultural acceptability of (transcreated from the English version, ), a smoking relapse prevention booklet series. Providers praised the overall quality of the content, interactive activities, vignettes, and partner booklet. Recommendations included condensing the content and distributing the booklets during one-on-one counseling and via "" (community themed presentations). Overall, these smoking relapse prevention materials are culturally acceptable among health care providers, yet there is a need to attend to local cultural preferences for delivering the intervention.

Las mujeres hispanas tienen más probabilidades que las mujeres no hispanas de dejar de fumar durante el embarazo, indicando que las intervenciones para la prevención de recaídas de fumar pueden beneficiar esta población. Hemos conducido entrevistas cualitativas con proveedores de servicios de salud en Puerto Rico, que atienden mujeres embarazadas, con respecto a la aceptación cultural de una serie de folletos para la prevención de recaídas de fumar, llamados: Libres Para Siempre Por Mi Bebé y Por Mí (transcreados de la versión en inglés, Forever Free for Baby and Me). Los proveedores elogiaron la calidad general del contenido, actividades interactivas, las viñetas y los folletos para las parejas. Las recomendaciones incluyeron: condensar el contenido y distribuir los folletos durante asesorías personalizadas y a través de charlas. En general, estos materiales para la prevención de recaídas de fumar son culturalmente aceptables entre los proveedores de servicios de salud, pero es necesario emplear las preferencias culturales locales para la distribución de la intervención.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2011

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