Where there is smoke, there is stress: low-income women identify support needs and preferences for smoking reduction.

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Source
Health Care Women Int. 2011 May;32(5):359-83
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-2011
Author
Miriam J Stewart
Lorraine Greaves
Kaysi Eastlick Kushner
Nicole L Letourneau
Denise L Spitzer
Madeline Boscoe
Author Affiliation
Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Source
Health Care Women Int. 2011 May;32(5):359-83
Date
May-2011
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Canada
Female
Health services needs and demand
Humans
Middle Aged
Poverty
Self-Help Groups
Smoking Cessation
Social Support
Stress, Psychological
Women's health
Abstract
Efforts to assist low-income women with tobacco reduction and cessation have typically not been informed by assessment of their needs and wishes. This multi-site qualitative study focused on assessing 64 low-income women's support needs and intervention preferences. These women were interested in smoking cessation, but identified many barriers and needed appropriate supports. However, available smoking cessation programs did not address underlying conditions, such as income instability and stress. The support recommended was psychosocial (e.g., buddy and group support), included self-care (e.g., nutrition, activity, and personal time), and reflected their social-economic circumstances (e.g., free cessation aids and child care).
PubMed ID
21476158 View in PubMed
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