- Adolescent Smokers and Smoking Cessation Studies: Issues in Eligibility, Enrollment, Recruitment and Retention
This summary report outlines the main ideas presented in this session at the March 2005 Society for Research and Nicotine on Tobacco's (SRNT)annual meeting.
- Evaluability of Youth Tobacco Cessation Programs: Report on a Survey Conducted for the Youth Tobacco Cessation Collaborative
In July 2000, the Academy for Educational Development (AED) was commissioned by the Youth Tobacco Cessation Collaborative (YTCC) to conduct a survey among existing youth tobacco cessation programs. The purpose of the survey was to determine programs' current evaluation practives and capacities for conducting further evaluation. This survey was distributed to 115 known programs, and responses were obtained from 46 of these.
The programs which responded to this survey employ a broad range of cessation approaches. Duration of implementation and target ages of populations vary widely among the programs. The number of participants enrolled varies greatly, but participation completion rates are high for most of the programs. Participation is generally voluntary, however students are often referred to programs by school nurses. The size of program staff is generally one or two persons, most of whom receive special training in adolescent cessation. Most programs do not charge fees for participation, but budgets vary widely. Program sponsors are primarily national organizations, state and local health departments, hospitals and other health facilities.
- Identifying Outcome Indicators and Measurement Items for Evaluating Youth Smoking Cessation Interventions (2006)
- Identifying Outcome Indicators and Measurement Items for Evaluating Youth Smoking Cessation Interventions (2006): APPENDICES
- Indicators and Measurement Items for Outcome Evaluation of Youth Smoking Cessation Interventions: Phase II - Youth Consultation Sessions and Expert Review Panel
- Indicators and Measurement Items for Outcome Evaluation of Youth Smoking Cessation Interventions: Phase II APPENDICES
- Measures Guide for Youth Tobacco Research
The guide is intended as a resource for anyone conducting research on youth tobacco use or intervening with adolescent tobacco users, such as clinicians and public health practitioners. The standardized and psychometrically sound measures presented in this guide were compiled via a detailed method involving its developers and researchers submitting measures for inclusion. The guide will assist researchers in achieving consistency of measurement across studies for describing smoking patterns, establishing inclusion and exclusion criteria for participation, measuring potentially important mediators and moderators of treatment outcomes, and measuring tobacco use outcomes. Each measure is briefly described and details are provided about the target population, administrative issues, scoring information, psychometrics, clinical utility of the instrument, research applicability, copyright / cost issues, references, authorship and author’s contact information.
- NCI Smoking and Tobacco Control Monograph 14: Changing Adolescent Smoking Prevalence
This monograph is the first major update of adolescent smokking behavior since the groundbreaking reports of the Surgeon General and the Institute of Medicine in 1994. The authors of this National Cancer Institute (NCI) Monograph report some progress toward reducing tobacco use among adolescents, but also highlight areas in which more efforts need to be made.
- The Impact of Not on Tobacco on Teen Smoking Cessation: End-of-Program Evaluation Results, 1998-2003
- Youth Tobacco Cessation Interventions: A Bibliography (February 2001 - June 2006)
- Youth Tobacco Cessation: A Guide for Making Informed Decisions
The Youth Cessation Guide was being developed to provide guidance to those making decisions about implementing youth cessation interventions considering the limited evidence of effectiveness. The guide captures the recommendations from a combination of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and funding organizations.