Nicotine replacement prescription practices of obstetric and pediatric clinicians
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Adult; Boston; Drug Utilization; Female; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Male; Nicotine; *Obstetrics; *Pediatrics; Physician's Practice Patterns; Pregnancy; *Smoking Cessation
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies
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
Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Aug;96(2):261-5.
Obstetrics and gynecology
Oncken, Cheryl A.; Pbert, Lori; Ockene, Judith K.; Zapka, Jane G.; and Stoddard, Anne M., "Nicotine replacement prescription practices of obstetric and pediatric clinicians" (2000). Women’s Health Research Faculty Publications. 389.