Encouraging Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy in West Virginia: Using Fax-to-Quit as a Cessation St
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Tworek C, Horn KA, Anderson RH, Chertok I, Danek RL, Holmes
A, Adkins B. W V Med J. 2013 Mar-Apr;109(2):16-21.
This study assessed the feasibility of a Fax-to-Quit program
for pregnant women in West Virginia. Providers and staff from three OB/GYN
clinic sites in three adjoining West Virginia counties were recruited to
participated. All sties received training during one intensive half-day. Clinic
sites screened pregnant women for smoking, assessed readiness to quit, and
enrolled consenting participants in the Fax-to-Quit program. Of the 58
referrals made between March and December 2009, over one-quarter (25.9%) enrolled
in quitline services. Success factors included contact, communication, and
cooperation with clinic office staff. Results show that Fax-to-Quit is feasible
to engage both providers and pregnant smokers with the quitline.