Evaluation of a Brief Alcohol Prevention Program for Urban School Youth
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 24, Number 2, March 2000 , pp. 120-131(12)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objective: To examine the effects of the STARS for Families program, a 2-year stage-based intervention using nurse consultations and parent prevention materials. Methods: Subjects consisted of 650 sixth-grade students from one neighborhood (n=262) and one magnet (bused) urban school (n=388). Results: At posttest, significantly fewer intervention magnet-school students initiated alcohol use, drank heavily during the past 30 days, and drank over any period of time, compared to minimal intervention control students (p's<.05). Conclusion: These results suggest that a brief preventive intervention may be a feasible alternative to more extensive curriculum-based prevention programs for selected school children.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2000
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