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Title: Australian and New Zealand Indigenous mothers' report respect for smoking bans in homes.
Authors: Glover, Marewa
Kira, Anette
Johnston, Vanessa
Walker, Natalie
Brown, Ngiare
Thomas, David
Affiliation: Centre for Tobacco Control Research, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, 261 Morrin Road, Glen Innes, Auckland 1072, New Zealand. Electronic address: m.glover@auckland.ac.nz..
Centre for Tobacco Control Research, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, 261 Morrin Road, Glen Innes, Auckland 1072, New Zealand..
Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin 0810, Australia; Qld Respiratory Centre, Qld Children's Medical Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia..
National Institute for Health Innovation, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, 261 Morrin Road, Glen Innes, Auckland 1072, New Zealand..
University of Wollongong, Australia..
Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin 0810, Australia; Qld Respiratory Centre, Qld Children's Medical Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia..
Issue Date: Mar-2015
Citation: Women and birth : journal of the Australian College of Midwives 2015-03; 28(1): 1-7
Abstract: There is limited data about the reasons behind residential rules to reduce environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure or the establishment or enforcement of such rules in Indigenous populations. We aimed to gain an understanding of smokefree rules around Australian and New Zealand (NZ) Indigenous infants. This was a qualitative study nested within a randomised controlled trial that aimed to test the efficacy of a family-centred tobacco control programme about environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) to improve the respiratory health of Indigenous infants in Australia and New Zealand. Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted with 26 Indigenous mothers of infants in Australia (n=7) and NZ (n=19). We asked about the presence of smokefree rules, who set the rules, how the rules were set and enforced, and presence of smokefree rules in participants' wider social circle. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed, and inductively analysed to identify key themes. Sixty-nine percent of mothers had partners, 77% smoked and all reported some presence of smokefree rules for house and car. Three main themes were identified: strategies to minimise exposure to ETS, establishing smokefree rules in homes and cars, and, adherence and enforcement of smokefree rules. Several strategies were identified to limit children's exposure to ETS, including rules to limit exposure to third-hand smoke. Mothers extended their smokefree rules to apply to other people's houses or cars, and reported that their family and social circles also had smokefree rules. The main reason for having smokefree rules was for the health of their children. Rules were most commonly set by the mother, often jointly with their partner. Few mothers reported challenges or problems with other people adhering to the smokefree rules. Women tried very hard to, and believed that they were effective in, protecting their children from the harmful effects of ETS exposure. In this context, health professionals need to emphasise smoking cessation in parents, so that children are maximally protected from ETS exposure.
URI: http://docs.prosentient.com.au/prosentientjspui/handle/1/10421
DOI: 10.1016/j.wombi.2014.09.004
Type: Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Subjects: Children
Environmental tobacco smoke rules
Indigenous
Qualitative interviews
Adult
Australia
Child
Environmental Exposure
Family
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Infant
New Zealand
Smoking Cessation
Tobacco Smoke Pollution
Mothers
Oceanic Ancestry Group
Smoking Prevention
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