Behavioral counseling for reducing children's ETS exposure: implementation in community clinics.

  title={Behavioral counseling for reducing children's ETS exposure: implementation in community clinics.},
  author={Joy M. Zakarian and Melbourne Hovell and Rachel D Sandweiss and C. Richard Hofstetter and Georg E. Matt and J. Thomas Bernert and James L. Pirkle and Sally Katharine Hammond},
  journal={Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco},
  volume={6 6},
The present randomized controlled trial tested the effectiveness of a behavioral counseling program for reducing children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). Counseling was delivered by clinic staff as part of well-child health care services in a community clinic setting. A total of 150 mothers with children aged 4 years or younger were recruited. Parent-reported and children's urinary cotinine measures of ETS exposure were obtained at baseline, 3 months, 6 months (post-test), and… CONTINUE READING


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