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Identifying effective behavior change techniques for alcohol and illicit substance use during pregnancy: a systematic review (2018)
Journal Article
Fergie, L., Cambbell, K., Coleman-Haynes, T., Ussher, M., Cooper, S., & Coleman, T. (2018). Identifying effective behavior change techniques for alcohol and illicit substance use during pregnancy: a systematic review. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 1-13. doi:10.1093/abm/kay085

Background: During pregnancy, consuming alcohol and using illicit drugs can have serious health implications for both mother and child. Behavioral change interventions, especially those underpinned by theoretical constructs, can be effective in reduc... Read More

Uptake of tailored text message, smoking cessation support in pregnancy when advertised on the Internet (MiQuit): observational study (2018)
Journal Article
Emery, J., Coleman, T., Sutton, S., Cooper, S., Leonardi-Bee, J., Jones, M. D., & Naughton, F. (2018). Uptake of tailored text message, smoking cessation support in pregnancy when advertised on the Internet (MiQuit): observational study. JMIR, 20(4), doi:10.2196/jmir.8525

Background: Smoking in pregnancy is a major public health concern. Pregnant smokers are particularly difficult to reach, with low uptake of support options and few effective interventions. Text message–based self-help is a promising, low-cost interve... Read More

Smoking and quit attempts during pregnancy and postpartum: a longitudinal UK cohort (2017)
Journal Article
Cooper, S., Orton, S., Leonardi-Bee, J., Brotherton, E., Vanderbloemen, L., Bowker, K., …Coleman, T. (2017). Smoking and quit attempts during pregnancy and postpartum: a longitudinal UK cohort. BMJ Open, 7(11), doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018746

Objectives Pregnancy motivates women to try stopping smoking, but little is known about timing of their quit attempts and how quitting intentions change during pregnancy and postpartum. Using longitudinal data, this study aimed to document women’s sm... Read More

Factors associated with the effectiveness and reach of NHS Stop Smoking Services for pregnant women in England (2017)
Journal Article
Vaz, L. R., Coleman, T., Fahy, S., Cooper, S., Bauld, L., & Szatkowski, L. (2017). Factors associated with the effectiveness and reach of NHS Stop Smoking Services for pregnant women in England. BMC Health Services Research, 17, doi:10.1186/s12913-017-2502-y. ISSN 1472-6963

Background The UK National Health Service provides Stop Smoking Services for pregnant women (SSSP) but there is a lack of evidence concerning how these are best organised. This study investigates influences on services’ effectiveness and also on t... Read More

Lessons learned from the London Exercise and Pregnant (LEAP) Smokers randomised controlled trial process evaluation: implications for the design of physical activity for smoking cessation interventions during pregnancy (2017)
Journal Article
activity for smoking cessation interventions during pregnancy. BMC Public Health, 17, doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4013-5. ISSN 1471-2458

Background: The challenges of delivering interventions for pregnant smokers have been poorly documented. Also, the process of promoting a physical activity intervention for pregnant smokers has not been previously recorded. This study describes the e... Read More

Real-world uptake of a tailored, text message pregnancy smoking cessation programme (MiQuit) when offered online (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Emery, J., Coleman, T., Sutton, S., Cooper, S., & Leonardi-Bee, J. (2016). Real-world uptake of a tailored, text message pregnancy smoking cessation programme (MiQuit) when offered online

Background: Prenatal smoking is a major public health concern and uptake of NHS cessation support is low in this group. Text message-based self-help is a promising intervention for this population but little is known about its likely real-world uptak... Read More

Multicentre, randomised controlled trial of a low-cost smoking cessation text message intervention for pregnant smokers (MiQuit) (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Naughton, F., Foster, K., Emery, J., Cooper, S., Sutton, S., & Leonardi-Bee, J. (2016). Multicentre, randomised controlled trial of a low-cost smoking cessation text message intervention for pregnant smokers (MiQuit)

Background: Text message cessation programmes have potential to change smoking behaviour during pregnancy but their effectiveness is unknown. This study aimed to estimate key parameters, including effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, for delivering... Read More

The association between treatment adherence to nicotine patches and smoking cessation in pregnancy (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Vaz, L. R., Aveyard, P., Cooper, S., Leonardi-Bee, J., & Coleman, T. (2016). The association between treatment adherence to nicotine patches and smoking cessation in pregnancy

Background: In non-pregnant “quitters,” adherence to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) increases smoking cessation. We investigated relationships between adherence to placebo or NRT patches and cessation in pregnancy, including an assessment of reve... Read More