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
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Prevention
  • Process evaluation
  • Schools
  • Substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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