Implementation of a peer-led school based smoking prevention programme: a mixed methods process evaluation
Fiona Dobbie, Richard Purves, Jennifer McKell, Nadine Dougall, Rona Campbell, James White, Amanda Amos, Laurence Moore, Linda Bauld
BMC Public Health | BMC | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Smoking prevention programmes that reach adolescents before they experiment with tobacco may reduce the prevalence of tobacco use. ASSIST is a school-based, peer-led smoking prevention programme that encourages the diffusion of non-smoking norms among secondary school students (aged 12-13), and was shown in a randomised control trial (conducted 2001-2004) to reduce the prevalence of weekly smoking. This paper presents findings from a process evaluation of the implementation of ASSIST in Scotland in 2014-2017. It examines acceptability and fidelity of implementation and explores the context of message diffusion between peers. METHODS: Mixed method implementation study with student..View full abstract
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The study was funded by the Chief Scientist Office (CZH/4/981). The study funders had no role in writing this manuscript. The corresponding author had final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication.