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ERIC Number: EJ935973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
Development and Testing of an Antitobacco School-Based Curriculum for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth
Berman, Barbara A.; Guthmann, Debra S.; Crespi, Catherine M.; Liu, Weiqing
American Annals of the Deaf, v155 n5 p592-604 Win 2011
A tobacco use prevention curriculum tailored for deaf/hard of hearing youth was tested using a quasi-experimental design. Two schools for the deaf received the curriculum; two served as noncurriculum controls. Surveys assessed changes in tobacco use, tobacco education exposure, and tobacco-related attitudes and knowledge among students in grades 7-12 over 3 school years (n = 511-616). Current (past month) smoking decreased significantly at one intervention school (23% to 8%, p = 0.007), and current smokeless tobacco use at the other (7.5% to 2.5%, p = 0.03). Tobacco education exposure and antitobacco attitudes and knowledge increased significantly at one or both intervention schools. At one control school, reported tobacco education exposure decreased ( p less than 0.001) and antitobacco attitudes increased (p = 0.01). The results indicate that the curriculum increased perceived tobacco education exposure and significantly affected tobacco-related practices, attitudes, and knowledge. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California