Motivational interviewing and urine cotinine feedback to stop passive smoke exposure in children predisposed to asthma: a randomised controlled trial

Sasha G. Hutchinson*, Gerard van Breukelen, Constant P. van Schayck, Brigitte Essers, S. Katharine Hammond, Jean W. M. Muris, Frans J. M. Feron, Edward Dompeling

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We tested the effectiveness of a program consisting of motivational interviewing (MI) and feedback of urine cotinine to stop passive smoking (PS) in children at risk for asthma. Fifty-eight families with children 0-13 years with a high risk of asthma and PS exposure were randomised in a one-year follow-up study. The intervention group received the intervention program during 6 sessions (1/month) and the control group received measurements (questionnaires, urine cotinine, and lung function) only. The primary outcome measure was the percentage of families stopping PS (parental report verified and unverified with the child's urine cotinine concentration
Original languageEnglish
Article number15473
JournalScientific Reports
Early online date13 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2017

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