This study explored barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation in pregnancy and following childbirth involving pregnant women, their partners/other family members and health professionals who have a role to play in supporting women to stop smoking.
The study examined why women do not use existing services, how these services and other forms of support could be improved and whether there are new forms of support that should be developed and tested in future research.
The study had two main components.
Firstly, a set of three literature reviews was undertaken focusing on the views of pregnant women, their partners/other family members and health professionals who support women to quit smoking. These systematic reviews are available via Hilary Graham's publication page.
Secondly, a set of three exploratory studies were undertaken with pregnant women, partners/family members and health professionals. The findings from the studies are summarised in the project final report.
The study will use findings from the reviews and the interviews to explore the current make-up of interventions and services to support women to quit smoking and to develop proposals for interventions that could be tested to improve current provision.
This is the link to the project on the NIHR HTA programme page: http://www.hta.ac.uk/3024
NIHR Health Techonology Assessment Programme (HTA)
|Start Date:||May 2013|
|Expiry Date:||April 2015|