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Journal: پایش
Year:1393 | Volume:13 | Issue:4
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THE EFFECT OF AN EDUCATIONAL PACKAGE ON THE ATTITUDE, SELF EFFICACY AND TOBACCO USE PREVENTIVE BEH AVIORS OF ADOLESCENTS

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 Objective(s): The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of an educational package on attitude, self efficacy and TOBACCO USE preventive behaviors of adolescents in Zarandieh, Iran.Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study. A sample of high school male students was randomly divided into two groups: cases (n=80) and controls (n=80). All cases received an educational intervention in 6 sessions while the controls did not. Data were collected using a questionnaire containing items on attitude, SELF-EFFICACY and preventive behaviors at two points in time: before intervention and at 6 months follow-up.Results: The mean age of respondents was 16.3 (SD=1.4) years. Before the intervention, there were no significant differences between cases and controls on smoking and knowledge, attitudes, self-esteem, SELF-EFFICACY and preventive behaviors (p>0.05).However, there were significant differences between cases and controls on all measures including TOBACCO USE after the intervention (p<0.05).Conclusions: The designed educational package had a good impact on the prevention of smoking behavior among adolescents.

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