Psychosocial tobacco use prevention programs are based on the assumption that refusal skills training will have a suppressive effect on the onset of use by enabling non-using adolescents to refuse offers of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
The present study investigated this assumption with 389 high-risk junior high-school students involved in a prevention program during their seventh, eighth, and ninth-grade years.
Direct behavioral measures of refusal skills were taken by having subjects respond to audiotaped offers of tobacco and then rating the quality of their responses.
These ratings were then linked to tobacco use measures obtained at the end of each of the each study years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Initiation, Thérapie comportementale, Education sanitaire, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Santé mentale, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Initiation, Behavior therapy, Health education, Sanitary program, Prevention, Mental health, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0122461
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 199406.