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Family and carer smoking control programmes for reducing children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, March 2014
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Title
Family and carer smoking control programmes for reducing children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, March 2014
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001746.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ruchi Baxi, Mohit Sharma, Robert Roseby, Adam Polnay, Naomi Priest, Elizabeth Waters, Nick Spencer, Premila Webster

Abstract

Exposure to other people's cigarette smoke (environmental tobacco smoke, or ETS) is an important child health issue. To determine the effectiveness of interventions aiming to reduce exposure of children to ETS. The Tobacco Addiction Group register of studies was searched. MEDLINE, EMBASE and four other health and psychology databases were searched electronically, bibliographies of retrieved primary studies were checked and specialists in the area consulted. Controlled trials with or without random allocation were included in this review if they addressed participants (parents and other family members, child care workers and teachers) involved with the care and education of infants and young children (aged 0-12 years). All mechanisms for reduction of children's environmental tobacco smoke exposure, and smoking prevention, cessation, and control programmes targeting these participants are included. These include smoke free policies and legislation, health promotion, social-behavioural therapies, technology, education and clinical interventions. Two reviewers independently assessed studies and extracted data. Due to heterogeneity of methodologies and outcomes, no summary measures were possible and results were synthesised using narrative summaries. Nineteen studies met the inclusion criteria, one of which was subsequently excluded. Three interventions were targeted at populations or community settings, seven studies were conducted in the well child health care setting and eight in the ill child health care setting. Twelve of these studies are from North America. In 12 of the 18 studies there was reduction of ETS exposure for children in both intervention and comparison groups. In only four of the 18 studies was there a statistically significant intervention effect. Three of these successful studies employed intensive counselling interventions targeted to smoking parents. There is little difference between the well infant, child respiratory illness and other child illness settings as contexts for parental smoking cessation interventions. The fourth successful intervention was in the school setting targeting the ETS exposure of children from smoking fathers. Brief counselling interventions, successful in the adult health setting when coming from physicians, cannot be extrapolated to adults in the setting of child health. There is limited support for more intensive counselling interventions. There is no clear evidence for differences between the respiratory, non-respiratory ill child, well child and peripartum settings as contexts for reduction of children's ETS exposure.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 1%
Sweden 2 <1%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 207 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 42 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 17%
Researcher 34 16%
Unspecified 25 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 19 9%
Other 59 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 77 36%
Unspecified 37 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 29 13%
Social Sciences 28 13%
Psychology 24 11%
Other 20 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2017.
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#822,928
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Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,595
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#13,721
of 188,136 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#61
of 215 outputs
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