Jochen René Thyrian, PhD, Dipl-Psych, certified Motivational Interviewing (MI)-counselor, is with the University of Greifswald. He currently engages in teaching MI.
An Intervention to Support Postpartum Women to Quit Smoking or Remain Smoke-Free
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2006 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 51, Issue 1, pages 45–50, January-February 2006
How to Cite
Thyrian, J. R., Hannöver, W., Grempler, J., Röske, K., John, U. and Hapke, U. (2006), An Intervention to Support Postpartum Women to Quit Smoking or Remain Smoke-Free. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 51: 45–50. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2005.07.002
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- smoking cessation;
- relapse prevention;
Effectiveness studies among pregnant and postpartum women indicate that pregnancy and the postpartum period provide a window of opportunity to promote smoking cessation and smoke-free families. Yet, there is a lack of information about interventions that are portable to routine care. The goal of this article is to describe the structure, basic strategies, and the application of a smoking cessation and relapse prevention intervention for postpartum women in the general population. By using the stages of change concept and motivational interviewing, a classification of current and former smokers is given, and basic strategies and techniques are described to counsel women postpartum with regard to smoking.