Journal article

Psychosocial interventions for supporting women to stop smoking in pregnancy

Catherine Chamberlain, Alison O'Mara-Eves, Sandy Oliver, Jenny R Caird, Susan M Perlen, Sandra J Eades, James Thomas

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | WILEY | Published : 2013


BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking in pregnancy remains one of the few preventable factors associated with complications in pregnancy, stillbirth, low birthweight and preterm birth and has serious long-term implications for women and babies. Smoking in pregnancy is decreasing in high-income countries, but is strongly associated with poverty and increasing in low- to middle-income countries. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of smoking cessation interventions during pregnancy on smoking behaviour and perinatal health outcomes. SEARCH METHODS: In this fifth update, we searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (1 March 2013), checked reference lists of retrieved studies an..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This update of the review was jointly funded by the World Health Organization, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, the National Health Service (UK), and the EPPI -Centre. This financial support has been greatly appreciated and enabled timely submission.We thank the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childibirth Group's editorial team for conducting the search and facilitating funding support for this review update. We thank Ms Sharon Kramer, from the Australasian Cochrane Centre for all her advice and assistance, including setting up the main comparisons.The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the largest single funder of the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group. The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health.