Pregnant smokers don't quit after motivational interviews

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7513.0 (Published 11 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:0

Motivational interviewing by specially trained midwives does not help pregnant smokers quit or cut down. In a randomised controlled trial of 762 women by Tappin and colleagues (p 373), the intervention group received two to five motivational interview sessions from a midwife in their own homes; the control group received standard health promotion alone. The authors found no significant difference in women who quit or cut down smoking, although fewer women in the intervention group reported smoking more. Birth weight did not differ significantly.

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