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.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
health education in the high school
(12- 13 years old): 1.Questionnaire and measuring of carbon monoxide in air. 2.Role Games.3.Build a machine that simulates a cigarette. (13-14 years old):1.Questionnaire and measuring of carbon monoxide in air.2. Workshop dealing with current television series broadcast in Spain in which tobacco is constantly present.3.Workshop dedicated to make young people and their families stop smoking.A competition is performed between all the schools in order to reward the bookmark with the best motto asking any close person to stop smoking or thanking them for having quit. (14-15 years old):1.Questionnaire and measuring of carbon monoxide in air. 2. Workshop to go into depth about tobacco effects,by searching in the internet, aiming for the creation of an anti-tobacco pressure group in social networks such like Facebook.3.Workshop to create an advertising campaign to encourage non-consumption by mobile messages,use of internet..coinciding with the international day without tobacco.
(No Intervention)

Primary Outcomes

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

Eligibility Criteria

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

Additional Information

Official title Effectiveness of a Community Integrated Program to Reduce Smoking Incidence in High School Students
Principal investigator Empar Valdivieso, RN, MSN
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2010.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Jordi Gol i Gurina Foundation.