Evaluation of a Program to Reduce Smoking in High School Students
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||smoking in adolescents|
|Treatment||health education in the high school|
|Sponsor||Jordi Gol i Gurina Foundation|
|Collaborator||Instituto de Salud Carlos III|
|Start date||January 2008|
|End date||July 2008|
|Trial size||2256 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01048489, PI070937|
Effectiveness of health education regarding the smoking habit is under discussion . Nevertheless, according to the literature, some personal, familiar, cultural, and social factors are considered risk factors for students to become smokers. Probably, a health education intervention integrated in the school program will show a higher rate of effectiveness regarding incidence and prevalence of smoking habit in this age-group .
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a health education program to reduce the smoking habit in students.
METHODOLOGY: Quasi-experimental design including all the junior high school students in an educational district in Tarragona (Spain). The sampled schools will be randomised into two groups (experimental and control). All the included students will be monitored for three years.
The health education program will be divided in three interventions: role games and debates (1st year), workshops regarding the family and the social role of smoking (2nd year) , and the analysis of smoking advertising (3rd year). The incidence and prevalence rates will be compared on the experimental and control group, before de beginning of the intervention and at the beginning of each year.
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
Prevalence and incidence of smoking is measured annually at the beginning and end of each school year by the use of a validated questionnaire and by the monitoring of carbon monoxide in expired air
time frame: January 2007 at June 2010
Male or female participants from 12 years up to 16 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Students in high school - Male and female - Ages 12 to 16 years old Exclusion Criteria: - No Spanish speakers
|Official title||Effectiveness of a Community Integrated Program to Reduce Smoking Incidence in High School Students|
|Principal investigator||Empar Valdivieso, RN, MSN|
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