Follow-up study of the Smoke-Free Families Significant Other Supporter Program
The Foundation's program, Smoke-Free Families: Innovations to Stop Smoking During and Beyond Pregnancy, was designed as a multi-component strategy to improve current clinical practice and advance the field into the next generation of smoking cessation techniques for childbearing women.The Significant-Other Supporter program, a study funded by the Smoke-Free Families Program, tested the effectiveness of using financial incentives to promote smoking cessation among low-income pregnant women. Each study participant selected a personal social supporter to reinforce her efforts to quit, and both successful quitters and their social supporters were eligible to receive incentives. To date, quit-rates have exceeded expectations: 34 percent in the study group versus 9 percent in the control group. This grant supports a follow-up pilot study in which successful quitters will be eligible for incentives but their designated social supporter will not, in order to examine the relative contribution of "incentivized" social support to overall effect size.
Amount Awarded $49,941.00
Awarded on: 11/26/1997
Time frame: 12/1/1997 - 8/31/1998
Grant Number: 33285