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Financial incentives reduce smoking and improve wellbeing in pregnant women

Huber, J., Callender, M., Fang, M. L. and Sixsmith, J. (2015) Financial incentives reduce smoking and improve wellbeing in pregnant women. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 61, p. 36. 0306-4530.

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Abstract: Limited data is available on the effectiveness of financial rewards to aid smoking cessation and abstinence in women who are pregnant. In the UK a key milestone is achieving abstinence at four weeks following an initial meeting with midwife and support from stop smoking services. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a generous scheme which provides incentives in a staged schedule, amounting to a total reward of £145 for setting a quit date and staying abstinent for 4 weeks. This pilot feasibility study recruited successfully to target (n = 50 women), focusing on those from disadvantaged backgrounds. 
Additional Information: This article belongs to a special issue: Abstracts of the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology Stress and the Brain: From Fertility to Senility, John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh, 08–10 September 2015. A pre-publication version of this article was made available electronically by the publisher on 08 August 2015
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R726.7 Health psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV5725 Tobacco habit > HV5746 Women
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics > RG940 Maternal care. Prenatal care services
Creators: Huber, Jorg, Callender, Matthew, Fang, Mei Lan and Sixsmith, Judith
Publisher: Elsevier
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Institute of Health and Wellbeing
Research Centres > Centre for Health Sciences and Services
Date: 1 November 2015
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: p. 36
Journal or Publication Title: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Volume: 61
Language: English
ISSN: 0306-4530
Status: Published / Disseminated

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