The development and formative evaluation of a homebased intervention to reduce passive smoking by infants

Victor J. Strecher, Karl E. Bauman, Barbara Boat, Mary Glenn Fowler, Robert A. Greenberg, Helen Stedman

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This paper describes the development of a behavioral intervention to reduce an infant's exposure to tobacco smoke in the first six months of life. To develop the intervention, data were collected and analyzed to test the constructs of the theoretical framework employed, and to test initial responses by mothers to the intervention. Analyses of 126 mothers' longitudinal reports suggest desirable changes in target behaviors necessary to control tobacco smoke around infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-232
Number of pages8
JournalHealth education research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 1989
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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