Jane Springett

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The objectives of this longitudinal study were to determine the prevalence of smoking among primary school children in Liverpool, and to identify the predictors of experimentation with cigarettes during pre-adolescence. A cohort of children (n = 270) completed questionnaires that elicited patterns of child smoking behaviour and children's experiences of(More)
This paper suggests that there is a need, as early as Reception, to implement smoking intervention programmes in the local school curriculum. Findings from a cross-sectional study have shown that primary schoolchildren (4-8 years old) possess negative attitudes and beliefs about smoking, have as yet to establish regular patterns of smoking behaviour, and(More)
It is notoriously difficult to assess the contribution of the sedative effects of benzodiazepines to the cognitive impairments that they produce. The purpose of the present experiment was to determine whether a similar pattern of cognitive impairment would be seen in conditions when subjects felt equally sleepy as the result of sleep deprivation. The(More)
BACKGROUND Systematic review methodologies can be harnessed to help researchers to understand and explain how complex interventions may work. Typically, when reviewing complex interventions, a review team will seek to understand the theories that underpin an intervention and the specific context for that intervention. A single published report from a(More)
In general, most women are familiar with the need to stop smoking when they are pregnant. In spite of this, many women find it difficult to stop. Using a phenomenographic approach, this study explored Swedish pregnant and post-pregnant women's ways of making sense of smoking during pregnancy. A total of 17 women who either smoked throughout pregnancy or(More)
OBJECTIVE to describe the qualitatively different ways in which midwives make sense of how to approach women smokers. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS a more person-centred national project 'Smoke-free pregnancy' has been in progress in Sweden since 1992. Using a phenomenographic approach, 24 midwives who have been regularly working in antenatal care were(More)
A variety of risk factors for adolescent smoking have been identified and explored, but few have focused on the influence of second-hand tobacco smoke on smoking initiation. Consideration of exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke, and the influence this has on smoking initiation, is particularly important in the home and the school environment, as this is(More)
Since 1997, health promotion has been steadily disappearing from public health in England. This is not only true of the phrase, but also of the concepts and the discipline it represents. Given the undoubted increase in health-promoting policies and programmes during this period, we consider whether this situation could represent a welcome mainstreaming of(More)