Parent educators for teenage smoking behavior

Lucky, Herawati and Johan, Arief Budiman and Choirul, Hadi and Abdul, Khair (2017) Parent educators for teenage smoking behavior. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. ISSN 2191-0278

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Abstract Background Several studies have shown that there is a significant relationship between teenagers and parental smoking behavior. This study was to empower parent (smokers and non-smokers) to raise parents’ concern, to describe teenagers’ knowledge about smoking and its dangers, to reduce the status of teenage smoking behavior, and to decrease the number of cigarettes smoked/day. Methods This was a quasi-experimental study, with a pretest-posttest group design. The respondents were 649 students from the 8th grade in junior high schools from three provinces in Indonesia divided into two intervention groups and one control group. The dependent variable was the implementation of parent educators (smokers and non-smokers) who were trained about smoking and its dangers. Data were analyzed by analysis of variance (ANOVA) and the Kruskal-Wallis test, with a significant level of 0.05. Results The results showed that the smoking parent educator model increased the frequency of parent concern significantly and improved knowledge about the dangers of smoking insignificantly; whereas the non-smoker parent educator model decreased the number of respondents’ frequent smoking status insignificantly and reduced the number of cigarettes smoked /day by the frequent smoker respondents significantly. Conclusion The parent educator model can be used for preventing teenage smoking behavior. Keywords: parent educators model; smoker and non-smoker; teenage smoking behavior

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: parent educators model; smoker and non-smoker; teenage smoking behavior
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: > Jurusan
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2017 04:11
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 04:14

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