ERIC Number: EJ909446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Is More Better? Outcome and Dose of a Universal Drug Prevention Effectiveness Trial
Ferrer-Wreder, Laura; Cadely, Hans Saint-Eloi; Domitrovich, Celene E.; Small, Meg L.; Caldwell, Linda L.; Cleveland, Michael J.
Journal of Primary Prevention, v31 n5-6 p349-363 Dec 2010
Two evidence-based interventions, Life Skills Training and TimeWise, were combined in an effectiveness trial. Participants were predominately African American youth (N = 715; M[subscript age] = 12). The study authors provide an empirical demonstration of the implications of incorporating dosage information in intervention outcome analyses. Study results showed no program-related benefits for drug use. Results indicated intervention-related benefits for assertiveness and anxiety management skills and drug use intentions as well as a reduction in detrimental leisure motivations. High program exposure and lesson coverage tended to be connected to intervention benefits. Study findings also documented ways that dosage information provides insight into interventions and their effects.
Descriptors: Intervention, Drug Use, Assertiveness, Program Effectiveness, Youth, Anxiety, Stress Management, Intention, Drug Therapy, African Americans, Leisure Time, Motivation
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