Differences in perceived implementation of a standard versus peer-led interactive substance abuse prevention program

Thomas W. Valente, Janet Okamoto, Patchareeya Pumpuang, Paula Okamoto, Steve Sussman

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Abstract

Objective: To assess perceived implementation of 2 substance-abuse prevention programs: a standard one and a peer-led interactive one. Methods: Data from 16 health educators were collected after 504 classroom sessions, 63 of which were observed by 24 monitors. Results: In the interactive program, health educators (HEs) followed the curriculum less closely, reported less favorable classroom processes and less off-task talking than in the standard one. Conclusions: These data indicate that an interactive substance-abuse prevention program does not necessarily entail more off-task discussion but also does not necessarily guarantee more favorable program implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-311
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume31
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Prevention
  • Process evaluation
  • Schools
  • Substance use

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Leadership and Management

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Differences in perceived implementation of a standard versus peer-led interactive substance abuse prevention program. / Valente, Thomas W.; Okamoto, Janet; Pumpuang, Patchareeya; Okamoto, Paula; Sussman, Steve.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 31, No. 3, 05.2007, p. 297-311.

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Valente, Thomas W. ; Okamoto, Janet ; Pumpuang, Patchareeya ; Okamoto, Paula ; Sussman, Steve. / Differences in perceived implementation of a standard versus peer-led interactive substance abuse prevention program. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 2007 ; Vol. 31, No. 3. pp. 297-311.
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