TITLE

Reliance on self-reporting underestimates pregnancy smoking rates in Scotland, with more than 2400 pregnant smokers estimated to be missed annually

AUTHOR(S)
Swamy, Geeta K.
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Evidence Based Nursing;Apr2010, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that a review of past studies concerning smoking pregnant women revealed that self-reported smoking during pregnancy was inaccurate mainly due to significant under-reporting among the respondents. The behavior was attributed to medical and societal pressures that made pregnant women reluctant to report their smoking activities. Monitor of smoking pregnant women is said to be critical because they may deliver infants who are either with low birth weights or born with neurocognitive disorders.
ACCESSION #
51501005

 

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