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The purpose of this randomized control trial is to evaluate the effects of a multi-component intervention aimed at:
1. preventing tobacco initiation in youth
2. promoting anti-tobacco socialization in the home
3. decreasing environmental tobacco smoke exposure in children
4. promoting successful cessation in parent/guardian smokers.
Control arm participants receive general health education. This family-based approach is implemented with school systems as the primary point of entry.
All research participants (children and parents/guardians) will be recruited from 14 schools (7 control and 7 intervention; 7 urban and 7 rural) in a Southeastern U.S.
Self-report measures are at: baseline, end of year one, year 2, end of year two, and years three and four. Biological measures of salivary cotinine are at Baseline, end of treatment (year 2) and end of study (year 4).
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
LifeSkills Training, Healthy Lifestyle Behavior Choices, NRT and Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Medical College of Georgia
Active, not recruiting
Medical College of Georgia
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:09-0400
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