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Provision of smoking cessation support for pregnant women in England: results from an online survey of NHS stop smoking services for pregnant women

Fahy, Samantha; Cooper, Sue; Coleman, Tim; Naughton, Felix; Bauld, Linda

Authors

Samantha Fahy samantha.fahy@nottingham.ac.uk

TIM COLEMAN tim.coleman@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Primary Care

Felix Naughton fmen2@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Linda Bauld linda.bauld@stir.ac.uk



Abstract

Background
Smoking during pregnancy is a major public health concern and an NHS priority. In 2010, 26% of UK women smoked immediately before or during their pregnancy and 12% smoked continuously. Smoking cessation support is provided through free at the point of use Stop Smoking Services for Pregnant women (SSSP). However, to date, little is known of how these services provide support across England. The aim of this study was to describe the key elements of support provided through English SSSP.

Methods
SSSP managers were invited to participate in this survey by email. Data were then collected via an online questionnaire; one survey was completed for each SSSP. Up to four reminder emails were sent over a two month period.

Results
86% (121 of 141) of services completed the survey. Responding services were, on average, larger than non-responding services in terms of the number of pregnant women setting quit dates and successfully quitting (p

Citation

Fahy, S., Cooper, S., Coleman, T., Naughton, F., & Bauld, L. (2014). Provision of smoking cessation support for pregnant women in England: results from an online survey of NHS stop smoking services for pregnant women. BMC Health Services Research, 14(107), https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-107

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 24, 2014
Publication Date Mar 4, 2014
Deposit Date Apr 2, 2015
Publicly Available Date Apr 2, 2015
Journal BMC Health Services Research
Electronic ISSN 1472-6963
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 107
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-107
Keywords smoking cessation; smoking in pregnancy; service evaluation; nicotine replacement therapy; online survey
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/28633
Publisher URL http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/14/107
Related Public URLs http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/14/107
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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