CBEACH

HEALTHY BABIES PROJECT

(RWJ)

MATERNAL ETS EXPOSURE AMONG WIC INFANTS

Home

Mission

Research

Resources

Who We Are

Library

Opportunities

Directions to C-BEACH

Links

Awards

Behavioral Ecological Model

Students/Advisees

The purpose of this project was to assess whether a behavioral counseling program could reduce WIC babies' exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). The intervention consisted of seven in-person and telephone counseling sessions over three months. Specific aims included determining the effects of counseling on babies' ETS exposure and mothers' smoking rates, and validating parent-reported ETS exposure measures using uring cotinine assays and environmental nicotine monitors. Outcomes were measured by mothers' reports and babies' urine cotinine. This study was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Smoke-Free Families Program and was conducted at C-BEACH and two WIC systems in the San Diego area.

Principal Investigator: Mel Hovell, PhD, MPH

Project Coordinator: Joy Zakarian, MPH

Funded 1995-1998

Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Notepad

Back to Research