Title

Nicotine replacement prescription practices of obstetric and pediatric clinicians

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine

Publication Date

2000-07-26

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adult; Boston; Drug Utilization; Female; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Male; Nicotine; *Obstetrics; *Pediatrics; Physician's Practice Patterns; Pregnancy; *Smoking Cessation

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess smoking cessation counseling and nicotine replacement therapy prescription and recommendation practices among obstetric and pediatric providers.

METHODS: We sent out a self-administered survey to 61 obstetric and pediatric nurse practitioners and physicians at six community health centers in the Boston area.

RESULTS: Obstetric providers were more likely to view smoking cessation counseling as their responsibility in treating pregnant women than pediatric providers did in treating infants with mothers who smoked (mean +/- standard deviation [95% confidence interval] 4.5 +/- 0.76 [4.2, 4.8] versus 4.0 +/- 0.8 [3.7, 4.3] on a five-point scale; P

CONCLUSION: We found that nicotine replacement therapies are commonly prescribed or recommended to pregnant smokers by obstetric providers, but less commonly to lactating women by pediatric providers.

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/S0029-7844(00)00905-4

Source

Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Aug;96(2):261-5.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Obstetrics and gynecology

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

10908774

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