Pathways Linking Socioeconomic Status and Postpartum Smoking Relapse
Published Date:Apr 2013
Source:Ann Behav Med. 45(2).
Pubmed Central ID:PMC3854787
Funding:P30 CA016672/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
R25 CA057730/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
R01 CA089350/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
K01 DP000086/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
K01 DP001120/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
K01 CA157689/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
Low socioeconomic status (SES) exacerbates the high rate of smoking relapse in women following childbirth.
This study examined multiple models of potential mechanisms linking SES and postpartum smoking relapse among women who quit smoking due to pregnancy.
Participants were 251 women enrolled in a randomized clinical trial of a new postpartum smoking relapse prevention intervention. Four models of the prepartum mechanisms linking SES and postpartum smoking relapse were evaluated using a latent variable modeling approach.
Each of the hypothesized models were a good fit for the data. As hypothesized, SES indirectly influenced postpartum smoking relapse through increased prepartum negative affect/stress, reduced sense of agency, and increased craving for cigarettes. However, the model that included craving as the sole final pathway between SES and relapse demonstrated superior fit when compared with all other models.
Findings have implications for future interventions that aim to reduce postpartum relapse.
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