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Activating Lay Health Influencers to Promote Tobacco Cessation

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Abstract:

Objective: To evaluate the effect of tobacco cessation brief-intervention (BI) training for lay "health influencers," on knowledge, self-efficacy and the proportion of participants reporting BI delivery post-training. Methods: Randomized, community-based study comparing In-person or Web-based training, with mailed materials. Results: In-person and Web-training groups had significant post-training cessation knowledge and self-efficacy gains. All groups increased the proportion of individuals reporting BIs at follow-up, with no significant between-group differences. Irrespective of participants' prior intervention experience, 80%-86% reported BIs within the past 90 days; 71%-79% reported >1 in the past 30. Conclusions: Web and In-person training significantly increase health influencer cessation knowledge and self-efficacy. With minimal prompting and materials, even persons without BI experience can be activated to encourage tobacco cessation.

Keywords: BRIEF INTERVENTION; COMMUNITY; TOBACCO CESSATION

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.38.3.8

Affiliations: 1: University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA., Email: myram@email.arizona.edu 2: University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ, USA 3: University of Arizona Department of Anthropology, Tucson, AZ, USA 4: University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA 5: Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Publication date: 2014-05-01

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