Assessing the feasibility, acceptability and potential effectiveness of an integrated approach to smoking cessation for new and expectant fathers: The Dads in Gear study protocol.

Journal Name
Contemporary Clinical Trials
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Author (Individual)
Bottorff, Joan L.
Oliffe, John L.
Sarbit, Gayl.
Caperchione, Cristina.
Clark, Marianne.
Anand, Anima.
Howay, Kym.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
Evidence related to the effects of tobacco exposure in pregnancy and on infant and child health have focused on women's smoking cessation. Less often addressed is men's smoking, which when continued in fatherhood, reduces the chances of female partners' cessation and can negatively impact children's health as well as men's health. Dads in Gear (DIG) is an innovative program designed specifically for new fathers who want to reduce and quit smoking that includes three components: smoking cessation, fathering, and physical activity. The over-arching purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of the DIG program and provide estimates of program efficacy. The purpose of this article is to describe the rationale and protocol for evaluating the DIG program's feasibility, acceptability and potential effectiveness. (Author abstract)

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