Prevention of illicit drug use through a school-based program: Results of a longitudinal, cluster-randomized controlled trial

Jong Long Guo, Tzu Chi Lee, Jung Yu Liao, Chiu Mieh Huang*

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摘要

Purpose To evaluate the long-term effects of an illicit drug use prevention program for adolescents that integrates life skills into the theory of planned behavior. Methods We conducted a cluster-randomized trial in which 24 participating schools were randomized to either an intervention group (12 schools, n = 1,176 students) or a control group (12 schools, n = 915 students). Participants were grade 7 students. The intervention comprised a main intervention of 10 sessions and two booster interventions. Booster 1 (four sessions) and booster 2 (two sessions) were performed at 6 months and 12 months, respectively, after completion of the main intervention. Assessments were made at baseline, after the main intervention, and after each booster session using specific questionnaires for measuring participants' attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and life skills. Results Retention rates were 71.9% (845/1,176) in the intervention group and 90.7% (830/915) in the control group after the 12-month follow-up. A significantly lower proportion of intervention group participants reported illicit drug use after the first and second booster sessions compared with control group participants (.1% vs. 1.7% and.2% vs. 1.7%, respectively; both p <.05). Attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, life skills, and behavioral intention scores of the intervention group were significantly higher than those of control group after the first and second booster sessions (all p <.001), suggesting that intervention group students tended to avoid drug use. Conclusions A drug use prevention program integrating life skills into the theory of planned behavior may be effective for reducing illicit drug use and improving planned behavior-related constructs in adolescents.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)314-322
頁數9
期刊Journal of Adolescent Health
56
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2015 三月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 兒科、圍產兒和兒童健康
  • 公共衛生、環境和職業健康
  • 精神病學和心理健康

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