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The Influence of Observing Carbon Monoxide Level on Cigarette Smoking by Public Prenatal Patients

Citation

Bauman, Karl E.; Bryan, Elizabeth S.; Dent, Clyde W.; & Koch, Gary G. (1983). The Influence of Observing Carbon Monoxide Level on Cigarette Smoking by Public Prenatal Patients. American Journal of Public Health, 73(9), 1089-91. PMCID: PMC1651063

Abstract

From theories that suggest behavior is influenced by direct observation of personal and immediate consequences of the behavior, we hypothesized that public prenatal patients would reduce their smoking if they observed the level of carbon monoxide in their own alveolar air. An experimental design was used that involved 170 subjects, multiple measures of smoking, and data collection before the intervention and six weeks later. It was concluded that the intervention had either a small or no influence on cigarette smoking.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/ajph.73.9.1089

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Public Health

Author(s)

Bauman, Karl E.
Bryan, Elizabeth S.
Dent, Clyde W.
Koch, Gary G.

Year Published

1983

Volume Number

73

Issue Number

9

Pages

1089-91

PMCID

PMC1651063

Reference ID

3525