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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155416
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Smoking amongst pregnant women
Abstract:
Smoking amongst pregnant women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Ben Natan, M., RN, MA
P.I. Institution Name:Tel Aviv University
Title:Assistant Research Scientist
Co-Authors:Y. Abramov, RN; L. Merkovich, RN; V. Prtiatchy, RN; and N. Kirakov, RN
[Research Presentation] Smoking amongst pregnant women creates problems both due to the irreversible harm to the fetus and as affecting the women's health. However according to many studies women continue to smoke while pregnant. Thus the purpose of this study is to locate factors influencing the decision of pregnant women to smoke. Understanding these factors may help nursing staff design efficient intervention programs accordingly. The study was based on Ajzen's (1988) theory of reasoned action, which examines the effect of various factors that influence a person's intention to perform a behavior. A questionnaire was constructed based on this theory. Its reliability is Cronbach's alpha 0.87. The research population consisted of 80 pregnant women who used to smoke prior to their pregnancy. 44 (55%) of them smoked while pregnant (during at least one pregnancy) and 36 (45%) ceased smoking following their intention to conceive or during the pregnancy. The study findings indicate that there is a significant correlation between personal beliefs regarding smoking, pregnant women's ability of self-control, subjective norms (family member) and the women's decision to smoke while pregnant. Therefore the theoretical model succeeds in predicting women's intention to cease or continue smoking while pregnant. An additional variable found to influence women's decision to smoke is their level of knowledge. The higher the women's level of knowledge regarding the harms of smoking the greater the chance that they would cease smoking. Another variable is the variable of religion. The higher women's level of religiosity the greater the chance that they would smoke while pregnant. The research conclusions indicate the significance of designing a nursing intervention program aimed at increasing the level of knowledge of women of reproductive age and at refuting misconceptions of the harms of smoking, particularly those related to miscarriages and birth defects.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSmoking amongst pregnant womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155416-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Smoking amongst pregnant women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ben Natan, M., RN, MA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Tel Aviv University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Research Scientist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">meraav@hy.health.gov.il</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Y. Abramov, RN; L. Merkovich, RN; V. Prtiatchy, RN; and N. Kirakov, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Smoking amongst pregnant women creates problems both due to the irreversible harm to the fetus and as affecting the women's health. However according to many studies women continue to smoke while pregnant. Thus the purpose of this study is to locate factors influencing the decision of pregnant women to smoke. Understanding these factors may help nursing staff design efficient intervention programs accordingly. The study was based on Ajzen's (1988) theory of reasoned action, which examines the effect of various factors that influence a person's intention to perform a behavior. A questionnaire was constructed based on this theory. Its reliability is Cronbach's alpha 0.87. The research population consisted of 80 pregnant women who used to smoke prior to their pregnancy. 44 (55%) of them smoked while pregnant (during at least one pregnancy) and 36 (45%) ceased smoking following their intention to conceive or during the pregnancy. The study findings indicate that there is a significant correlation between personal beliefs regarding smoking, pregnant women's ability of self-control, subjective norms (family member) and the women's decision to smoke while pregnant. Therefore the theoretical model succeeds in predicting women's intention to cease or continue smoking while pregnant. An additional variable found to influence women's decision to smoke is their level of knowledge. The higher the women's level of knowledge regarding the harms of smoking the greater the chance that they would cease smoking. Another variable is the variable of religion. The higher women's level of religiosity the greater the chance that they would smoke while pregnant. The research conclusions indicate the significance of designing a nursing intervention program aimed at increasing the level of knowledge of women of reproductive age and at refuting misconceptions of the harms of smoking, particularly those related to miscarriages and birth defects.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:49:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:49:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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