Smoking-related correlates of depressive symptoms in low-income pregnant women

Academic Article


  • Objectives: To investigate smoking-related correlates of depressive symptomatology in low-income pregnant women. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 245 pregnant women who smoked prior to pregnancy. Results: Women who had lower self-efficacy for maintaining abstinence both in positive affect/ social situations and when experiencing negative affect demonstrated greater depressive symptomatology. Additionally, marijuana use, nicotine dependence, and general confidence in one's ability to quit smoking showed a positive relationship to depression. Conclusions: Several modifiable factors that can be targeted through behavioral and cognitive behavioral intervention strategies appear to influence the relationship between depression and smoking in low-income pregnant women.
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    Author List

  • Vander Weg MW; Ward KD; Scarinci IC; Read MC; Evans CB
  • Start Page

  • 510
  • End Page

  • 521
  • Volume

  • 28
  • Issue

  • 6