Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 256–264

Can a Minimal Intervention Reduce Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Children with Asthma from Low Income Minority Families? Results of a Randomized Trial

  • Leanne Streja
  • Catherine M. Crespi
  • Roshan Bastani
  • Glenn C. Wong
  • Craig A. Jones
  • John T. Bernert
  • Donald Tashkin
  • S. Katharine Hammond
  • Barbara A. Berman
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10903-012-9713-4

Cite this article as:
Streja, L., Crespi, C.M., Bastani, R. et al. J Immigrant Minority Health (2014) 16: 256. doi:10.1007/s10903-012-9713-4

Abstract

We report on the results of a low-intensity behavioral intervention to reduce second hand smoke (SHS) exposure of children with asthma from low income minority households in Los Angeles, California. In this study, 242 child/adult dyads were randomized to a behavioral intervention (video, workbook, minimal counseling) or control condition (brochure). Main outcome measures included child’s urine cotinine and parental reports of child’s hours of SHS exposure and number of household cigarettes smoked. Implementation of household bans was also considered. No differences in outcomes were detected between intervention and control groups at follow-up. Limitations included high attrition and low rates of collection of objective measures (few children with urine cotinine samples). There continues to be a need for effective culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies that support reduction of household SHS exposure among children with asthma in low income, minority households.

Keywords

SHS exposureBehavioral modificationEnvironmental tobacco smokeChildhood asthmaHousehold smoking restrictions

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leanne Streja
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 9
  • Catherine M. Crespi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Roshan Bastani
    • 1
    • 2
  • Glenn C. Wong
    • 4
  • Craig A. Jones
    • 5
  • John T. Bernert
    • 6
  • Donald Tashkin
    • 7
  • S. Katharine Hammond
    • 8
  • Barbara A. Berman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer CenterUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public HealthUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Division of Biostatistics, Department of Information SciencesCity of HopeDuarteUSA
  4. 4.GW Graphic WorksLos AngelesUSA
  5. 5.Vermont Blueprint for HealthAgency of AdministrationMontpelierUSA
  6. 6.Emergency Response and Air Toxicants Branch, Division of Laboratory Science, National Center for Environmental HealthCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA
  7. 7.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, David Geffen School of MedicineUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  8. 8.Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public HealthUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  9. 9.Department of Information SciencesCity of HopeDuarteUSA