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ERIC Number: EJ910625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0193-841X
A National Evaluation of Community-Based Youth Cessation Programs: Design and Implementation
Curry, Susan J.; Mermelstein, Robin J.; Sporer, Amy K.; Emery, Sherry L.; Berbaum, Michael L.; Campbell, Richard T.; Carusi, Charles; Flay, Brian; Taylor, Kristie; Warnecke, Richard B.
Evaluation Review, v34 n6 p487-512 Dec 2010
Although widely available, little is known about the effectiveness of youth cessation treatments delivered in real-world settings. The authors recruited a nonprobability sample of 41 community-based group-format programs that treated at least 15 youth per year and included evidence-based treatment components. Data collection included longitudinal surveys of youth participants (n = 878); posttreatment surveys of program leaders (n = 77); and one-time surveys of organizational leaders (n = 64)and community leaders in education, health, and juvenile justice (n = 94). Information about smoking-related ordinances was collected at the state and local levels. The framework, evaluation design, and implementation strategies described in this article provide a template for large-scale real-world program evaluations. (Contains 4 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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