Effects of tobacco prevention education program on adolescents' knowledge of and attitude toward smoking

Wen Chen Tsai, Pei Tseng Kung, Hsiao Yun Hu, Ching Sung Ho, Deng Juin Lin, Chia Ling Hsieh, Ya Li Teng, Chao Hui Chen, Jui Fen Wu, Ching Ying Chiang, Tsung Ju Yang

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摘要

Purpose. To evaluate the effectiveness of a smoking prevention program on the perception of and attitudes toward smoking in adolescents. Methods. First graders of eight randomly selected junior high schools in Taichung were recruited into two groups. A total of 412 students from four schools served as the experimental group and 440 students from the other four schools comprised the control group. All of the students received an educational brochure after completing a structured pre-intervention questionnaire to measure their knowledge of and attitudes toward smoking. After two weeks, an intervention program consisting of a two-hour lecture was provided to the experimental group only; then, each group completed the same post-intervention questionnaire. A total of 778 students completed the pre- and post-intervention questionnaires. Results. The results indicated that adolescents' knowledge of and attitudes toward smoking in the experimental group (0.18 > 0.12, p = 0.039; 0.25 > 0.17, p <0.001) improved significantly after the intervention program. Furthermore, after controlling for possible confounding factors such as gender, family structure, smoking experience, and baseline knowledge and attitudes, adolescents' knowledge of and attitudes toward smoking in the experimental group still improved significantly more than those in the control group (β = 1.203, p <0.001; β = 1.21, p = 0.027). Conclusions. The tobacco prevention education program improved adolescents' knowledge of and attitudes toward the hazards of cigarette smoking.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)171-180
頁數10
期刊Mid-Taiwan Journal of Medicine
10
發行號4
出版狀態已發佈 - 十二月 2005
對外發佈Yes

指紋

Tobacco
Smoking
Education
Students
Control Groups
Pamphlets
Surveys and Questionnaires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Tsai, W. C., Kung, P. T., Hu, H. Y., Ho, C. S., Lin, D. J., Hsieh, C. L., ... Yang, T. J. (2005). Effects of tobacco prevention education program on adolescents' knowledge of and attitude toward smoking. Mid-Taiwan Journal of Medicine, 10(4), 171-180.

Effects of tobacco prevention education program on adolescents' knowledge of and attitude toward smoking. / Tsai, Wen Chen; Kung, Pei Tseng; Hu, Hsiao Yun; Ho, Ching Sung; Lin, Deng Juin; Hsieh, Chia Ling; Teng, Ya Li; Chen, Chao Hui; Wu, Jui Fen; Chiang, Ching Ying; Yang, Tsung Ju.

於: Mid-Taiwan Journal of Medicine, 卷 10, 編號 4, 12.2005, p. 171-180.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Tsai, WC, Kung, PT, Hu, HY, Ho, CS, Lin, DJ, Hsieh, CL, Teng, YL, Chen, CH, Wu, JF, Chiang, CY & Yang, TJ 2005, 'Effects of tobacco prevention education program on adolescents' knowledge of and attitude toward smoking', Mid-Taiwan Journal of Medicine, 卷 10, 編號 4, 頁 171-180.
Tsai, Wen Chen ; Kung, Pei Tseng ; Hu, Hsiao Yun ; Ho, Ching Sung ; Lin, Deng Juin ; Hsieh, Chia Ling ; Teng, Ya Li ; Chen, Chao Hui ; Wu, Jui Fen ; Chiang, Ching Ying ; Yang, Tsung Ju. / Effects of tobacco prevention education program on adolescents' knowledge of and attitude toward smoking. 於: Mid-Taiwan Journal of Medicine. 2005 ; 卷 10, 編號 4. 頁 171-180.
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