The opinions regarding smoking behaviors in the postpartum period of the women who quit smoking during pregnancy: A qualitative study

Kocataş S. , Güler N. , Sezer R. E.

Perspectives In Psychiatric Care, ss.1-9, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/ppc.12373
  • Dergi Adı: Perspectives In Psychiatric Care
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-9



Purpose: Research is designed to know the opinions of women who quit smoking

during pregnancy on changing smoking behaviors during the postpartum period.

Design and Methods: Forty‐seven women who quit smoking during pregnancy were

included in the sample of study. Data were collected using in‐depth face‐to‐face

interview method with semistructured interview forms.

Findings: Most of the reasons of women about their restarting were either individual

such as the need to cope with stressful events in the family, or baby‐related such as

termination of breastfeeding.

Practice Implications: Determining causes of relapse will guide nurses to develop

effective intervention to reduce smoking rates in women.


nursing, postpartum smoking relapse, qualitative research, quitting smoking in pregnancy