J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2012 Sep;23(3):327-337. 10.12799/jkachn.2012.23.3.327.

Effectiveness of School-based Smoking Prevention Program on Ecological Model in Adolescents

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  • 1College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea. hajin24@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study examined the effectiveness of an adolescent school-based smoking prevention program.
METHODS
The study was done with a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The subjects of the present study were 399 non-smoking high school students in Kyongbuk province. The subjects were divided into 184 experimental group members in G city who participated in a school-based smoking prevention program and 216 control group members in K city who did not participate. Data were collected from June to November 2011. collected data were analyzed using SPSS/WIN 18.0 through chi2-test, independent t-test and ANCOVA.
RESULTS
The experimental group had significantly increased knowledge of smoking, knowledge of smoking prevention program, attitude of smoking, skill of smoking prevention in comparison to the control group.
CONCLUSION
The school-based smoking prevention program delivered to non-smoking adolescents is an effective method of encouraging smoking prevention and can be utilized as an effective nursing intervention for non-smoking adolescents.

Keyword

Ecological system; Tobacco smoking; Prevention; Schools; Adolescents

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Ecosystem
Humans
Smoke
Smoking
Smoke
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