A Mixed-Methods Assessment of a Brief Smoking Cessation Intervention Implemented in Ohio Public Health Clinics, 2013
Agaku, et al.
This study assessed barriers faced by Ohio public health sites that served low-income pregnant and post-partum women in implementing the 5 A’s brief smoking cessation intervention in 2006. Top barriers included “time constraints, low self-efficacy in engaging resistant clients, and paperwork-related documentation challenges.” The study concludes that simplifying the documentation process, improving training of staff, and making systems changes could improve the delivery of the 5 A’s cessation intervention.
Impact of the 5As brief counseling on smoking cessation among pregnant clients of Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinics in Ohio (2015)
Olaiya et al.
This study assessed the impact of training WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program clinics in the implementation of the 5 A’s brief smoking cessation counseling intervention on smoking cessation among pregnant smokers. The results indicate the odds of quitting were higher among women after in comparison to before the training program had been implemented. The study concludes that training Ohio WIC clinics in the 5 A’s counseling intervention may promote quitting among pregnant smokers improve and maternal and child outcomes.