The smoking cessation trust program of Louisiana: the pediatrician's role in identifying and referring eligible caregivers

Hall, Katharine, Egger, Allison L., Dezara, Charmanne , Kisely, Steve and Urrego, Fernando A. (2015) The smoking cessation trust program of Louisiana: the pediatrician's role in identifying and referring eligible caregivers. The Oschner Journal, 15 3: 237-240.

Author Hall, Katharine
Egger, Allison L.
Dezara, Charmanne
Kisely, Steve
Urrego, Fernando A.
Title The smoking cessation trust program of Louisiana: the pediatrician's role in identifying and referring eligible caregivers
Journal name The Oschner Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1524-5012
Publication date 2015-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 15
Issue 3
Start page 237
End page 240
Total pages 4
Place of publication New Orleans, LA, United States
Publisher Ochsner Clinic
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: A pilot study was conducted to determine whether the caregivers of children being seen at the Ochsner for Children health center were eligible for and using services provided by the Smoking Cessation Trust (SCT).

Methods: The study population consisted of pediatric patients' caregivers who visit the Ochsner for Children health center. Caregivers were offered a questionnaire to assess their age, sex, relationship to the child, medical insurance, smoking status, and prior cessation attempts and aids. Data about 3 other caregivers were also requested from the visiting caregiver.

Results: Of the 84 caregivers assessed, 26 (30.95%) smoked, of whom 12 (46.15%) began smoking prior to 1988 and were eligible for SCT services. The cohort of eligible caregivers included 4 grandmothers (33.33%), 2 grandfathers (16.67%), and 3 fathers (25.00%). Smoking prevalence in our cohort was higher than the national average (31% vs 18%). During the previous 12 months, 3 of 12 (25.00%) SCT-eligible caregivers had tried to quit smoking. Four (33.33%) SCT-eligible caregivers were interested in smoking cessation.

Conclusion: Pediatricians are in a unique position to screen, counsel, and refer caregivers who smoke to the SCT.
Keyword Pediatrics
Smoking cessation
Tobacco smoke pollution
Smoking Cessation Trust
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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