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Preventive interventions to reduce second-hand smoke exposure among non-smoking pregnant women: a systematic review

Mohamed Zain, Siti Hajar and Mohd Arifin, Siti Roshaidai and Mokhtar, Hanida Hani and Nurumal, Mohd. Said and Che' Man, Mohamad (2022) Preventive interventions to reduce second-hand smoke exposure among non-smoking pregnant women: a systematic review. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 22 (2). pp. 12-20. ISSN 1823-4631 E-ISSN 2735-2285

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The alarming number of smokers have increased public health concerns regarding the effects of second-hand smoke (SHS) on non-smokers, especially amongst pregnant women and unborn babies. This paper aims to review the existing interventions used to reduce SHS exposure amongst non-smoking pregnant women. This review was guided by the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses) review method. Published articles were identified through three databases: ProQuest, Science Direct, and Scopus within the 2010–2021 timeframe. Articles related to the intervention to reduce SHS exposure among non-smoking pregnant women were included. Nine studies were identified and reviewed. Most of the preventive interventions primarily focused on pregnant women as the target group, whereas a few interventions directly focused on changing the smoking behaviour of their spouses. This review suggests that using theories as a foundation in designing the intervention effectively reduces exposure to SHS among non-smoking pregnant women. The main limitation as reported by most studies was the lack of biochemical verification. Thus, future intervention should consider both pregnant women and their smoking spouses as the target group and include relevant theories in clinical intervention.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: second-hand smoke, pregnant women, smoking spouse, smoker, preventive intervention
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Critical Care Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Medical Surgical Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Professional Nursing Studies
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2023 12:04
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2023 12:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/104522

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