“I would do anything for my child, even quit tobacco”: bonus effects from an intervention that target adolescent tobacco use
2009 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 50, no 4, 341-345 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper aims to assess program bonus effects on adult tobacco use from a long term intervention that targeted adolescent tobacco use. The school-based community intervention started in Västerbotten County in Sweden in 1993 and adults were invited to support adolescents to stay tobacco-free. It was combined with repeated cross-sectional surveys in schools annually 1994-1999 among grades 7-9 and after 1999 every second year. Participating schools were randomly selected before the first survey representing both rural and urban settings. Out of 4,055 students, 1,008 (24.8%) reported that their supporting adult had been a tobacco user who quit tobacco in order to be allowed to participate. Out of these, 13.2% used tobacco daily before joining. The remaining 2,997 students’ adult partners were not tobacco users. Engaging tobacco using adults as partners in interventions targeting adolescent tobacco use seem to have a considerable tobacco-reducing bonus effect in the adults.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2009. Vol. 50, no 4, 341-345 p.
smoking, tobacco, prevention, intervention, adolescents, schools, evaluation
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-21717DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2009.00716.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-21717DiVA: diva2:211690