|Titre :||Longitudinal outcomes of an alcohol abuse prevention program for urban adolescents (2010)|
|Auteurs :||S. P. SCHINKE ; T. M. SCHWINN ; L. FANG|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Journal of Adolescent Health (Vol.46, n°5, May 2010)|
|Article en page(s) :||451-457|
|Discipline :||PRE (Prévention / Prevention)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEALCOOL ; ADOLESCENT ; MILIEU URBAIN ; PREVENTION ; PROGRAMME ; ETUDE RANDOMISEE ; ETUDE CLINIQUE ; INTERVENTION ; INFORMATIQUE
PURPOSE: This randomized clinical trial examined longitudinal outcomes from an alcohol abuse prevention program aimed at urban youths.
METHODS: Study participants were an ethnically and racially heterogeneous sample of early adolescents, recruited from community-based agencies in greater New York City and its environs. Once they assented to study participation and gained parental permission, youths were divided into three arms: youth intervention delivered by CD-ROM (CD), the same youth intervention plus parent intervention (CD(P)), and control. Once all youths completed baseline measures, those in CD and CD(P) arms received a computerized 10-session alcohol abuse prevention program. Parents of youths in the CD(P) arm received supplemental materials to support and strengthen their children's learning. All youths completed postintervention and annual follow-up measures, and CD- and CD(P)-arm participants received annual booster intervention sessions.
RESULTS: Seven years following postintervention testing and relative to control-arm youths, youths in CD and CD(P) arms reported less alcohol use, cigarette use, binge drinking, and peer pressure to drink; fewer drinking friends; greater refusal of alcohol use opportunities; and lower intentions to drink. No differences were observed between CD and CD(P) arms.
CONCLUSIONS: Study findings lend support to the potential of computerized, skills-based prevention programs to help urban youth reduce their risks for underage drinking.
|Domaine :||Alcool / Alcohol|
|Affiliation :||Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10027, USA|