Changing Intentions to Use Smokeless Tobacco: An Application of the IMB Model
Authors: Shell, Duane F.; Newman, Ian M.; Perry, Christina M.; Folsom, Ashlee R.B.
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 35, Number 5, September 2011 , pp. 568-580(13)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objective: To determine if the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills model was effective for development of a smokeless tobacco educational unit (STEU) and analysis of STEU effects. Methods: Structural equation modeling was used to test component relations proposed by the IMB model and STEU effects on parallel growth of IMB components. Results: Results confirmed IMB model component relationships and indicated that STEU effects were primarily on information with indirect effects on expectancies and self-efficacy change through information. Conclusions: Prevention programming needs to address all IMB model components. Organizing analysis around the IMB model provides better understanding of program outcomes.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2011-09-01
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