Values and beliefs about consequences related to smoking among pregnant and non-pregnant women
2007 (English)In: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ISSN 0144-3615, E-ISSN 1364-6893, Vol. 27, no 6, 558-563 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of the study was to test a model based on the product of value and belief, called expected utility (EU), on the addictive behaviour of smoking. A total of 40 pregnant and 40 non-pregnant women over a period of 2 weeks performed judgements on values and beliefs about consequences related to smoking for the conditions of continuing and stopping smoking. There were no differences between pregnant and non-pregnant women in the EU of smoking. Differences in expected utility between the conditions of continuing and stopping smoking were larger for health consequences compared with psychological and social consequences and consequences related to pregnancy. Expected utility gives a good description of judgements over time. Values as well as beliefs related to health consequences should be stressed in smoking cessation programmes, especially among pregnant women.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 27, no 6, 558-563 p.
Beliefs, decision, pregnancy, smoking, values
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-9961DOI: 10.1080/01443610701469883ISI: 000251069100002PubMedID: 17896249ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34848834801OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-9961DiVA: diva2:173566
QC 201008312009-02-162009-02-162011-11-07Bibliographically approved