Postpartum return to smoking: staging a "suspended" behavior.

  title={Postpartum return to smoking: staging a "suspended" behavior.},
  author={Angela L. Stotts and Carlo C. Diclemente and Joseph P Carbonari and Patricia Dolan Mullen},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  volume={19 4},
Two hundred fifty-six pregnant women who had quit smoking were classified into the precontemplation (PC), contemplation (C), preparation (PA), or action (A) stages of change for postpartum smoking cessation based on a 3-item algorithm assessing personal goals, self-efficacy, and smoking behavior. Logistic regression and event history analyses indicated group differences in return to smoking at 6 weeks and 3, 6, and 12 months postpartum. The percentage of women who returned to postpartum smoking… CONTINUE READING