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Randomized trials on consider this, a tailored, Internet-delivered smoking prevention program for adolescents

David B Buller, Ron Borland, W Gill Woodall, John R Hall, Joan M Hines, Patricia Burris-Woodall, Gary R Cutter, Caroline Miller, James Balmford, Randall Starling, Bryan Ax, Laura Saba

Health Education & Behavior | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2008


The Internet may be an effective medium for delivering smoking prevention to children. Consider This, an Internet-based program, was hypothesized to reduce expectations concerning smoking and smoking prevalence. Group-randomized pretest-posttest controlled trials were conducted in Australia (n = 2,077) and the United States (n = 1,234) in schools containing Grades 6 through 9. Australian children using Consider This reported reduced 30-day smoking prevalence. This reduction was mediated by decreased subjective norms. The amount of program exposure was low in many classes, but program use displayed a dose-response relationship with reduced smoking prevalence. American children only reported l..

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