CLINICAL TRIAL

Usual health education curriculum for Adolescent Behaviors

Waitlist Available · < 18 · All Sexes · Pittsburgh, PA

This study is evaluating whether a web-based media literacy tobacco prevention program is feasible and acceptable.

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About the trial for Adolescent Behaviors

Eligible Conditions
Adolescent Behaviors · Tobacco Use · E Cig Use

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Usual Health Education Curriculum is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Usual health education curriculum
BEHAVIORAL
AD IT UP media literacy intervention
BEHAVIORAL
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.
Usual health education curriculum
BEHAVIORAL

Eligibility

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and younger. There are 2 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
A 9th or 10th grade student is someone who is in 9th or 10th grade show original
Attended one of the participating Pittsburgh-area schools. show original
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Odds of Eligibility
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: 12 months
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: 12 months.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Usual health education curriculum will improve 3 primary outcomes and 4 secondary outcomes in patients with Adolescent Behaviors. Measurement will happen over the course of post-test immediately following completion of the intervention.

Percentage of participants indicating moderate to high acceptability of the AD IT UP program
POST-TEST IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF THE INTERVENTION
Acceptability of the intervention will be assessed with closed-ended and open-ended items on the post-test survey immediately following completion of the intervention. Students will be asked on a 5-point Likert scale with responses ranging from Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree (with a neutral middle) their agreement about the following: "I enjoyed AD IT UP," "I understood AD IT UP," "AD IT UP was easy to use," "I tried my hardest when I was doing AD IT UP," "I think AD IT UP would be helpful to other kids my age," "I would recommend AD IT UP to a friend," and "I agree with AD IT UP's message." An answer of "Strongly Agree" or "Agree" on these items indicates high and moderate acceptability, respectively. Each of these items will be assessed individually, not as an overall scale. Open-ended items will ask: what the student would change about AD IT UP, what the student liked about AD IT UP, what made AD IT UP fun, and what made AD IT UP not fun.
Percentage of eligible 9th or 10th grade students recruited to participate in the study
1 MONTH
Parents will be asked to return an opt out form if they do not want their student to participate. Students will provide assent if they wish to participate. Recruitment will be determined by calculating the percentage of eligible 9th or 10th grade students not opted out by their parents that also provide assent.
Change in tobacco-related media literacy
BASELINE VS. 12 MONTHS
Items to measure tobacco-related media literacy will be adapted from the Smoking Media Literacy Scale and included in all 4 surveys. The response scale for these 8 items is a 10-item scale from "Strongly Disagree" to "Strongly Agree." Changes in media literacy will be determined by the average increase or decrease in agreement with these items. These items will be assessed individually, as well as an overall scale (range 0-80, with higher scores indicating a worse outcome).
Changes in normative beliefs about tobacco products
BASELINE VS. 12 MONTHS
Items to measure normative beliefs about tobacco products will be included in all 4 surveys. These items ask participants their rate how acceptable the following statements are among their friends using a 10-item response scale ranging from Very Acceptable to Very Unacceptable: It is OK for people your age to smoke cigarettes. It is OK for people your age to use e-cigarettes. It is OK for people your age to use hookahs. It is OK for people your age to smoke cigars or cigarillos. A wealthy person is more likely to use tobacco products than a poor person. A successful person is more likely to use tobacco products than an unsuccessful person. Changes in normative beliefs will be determined by the average increase or decrease in perceived acceptability of these statements. These items will be assessed individually, as well as an overall scale (range 0-60 with higher scores indicating a worse outcome).
Changes in attitudes toward tobacco products
BASELINE VS. 12 MONTHS
Items to measure attitudes toward tobacco products will be included in all 4 surveys. These items include the following with a 10-item response scale ranging from Strongly Disagree to Strongly Agree. E-cigarettes are not as bad for your health as other products. Using tobacco products at parties is fun. Tobacco products help you deal with problems or stress. Smoking helps people stay thin. People who use e-cigarettes are more fun to be around than people who don't use e-cigarettes. If someone starts using tobacco products every day, it is very hard for them to stop (reverse coded). Smoking makes a person look more attractive. It would be very easy for me to get e-cigarettes if I wanted them. Change in attitudes will be determined by the average increase or decrease in agreement with these items. These items will be assessed individually and as an overall scale (range 0-80, with higher scores indicating a worse outcome).
Changes in intention to use tobacco products
BASELINE VS. 12 MONTHS
Items adapted from the National Youth Tobacco Survey will be included in all 4 surveys. These items include the following with a 4-item response scale ranging from Definitely No to Definitely Yes: Do you think you will smoke a cigarette in the next month? Do you think you will smoke a cigarette at any time during the next year? If one of your best friends offered you a cigarette, would you smoke it? These items will be repeated for hookah, e-cigarettes, and cigars and cigarillos. Answering anything other than "Definitely No" on any item is considered "positive intention to use tobacco products." For example, if a student answers "Definitely Yes" to one cigarette item but "Probably No" to the other items, that student has positive intention to use cigarettes.
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Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
J. S.
Prof. Jaime Sidani, Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What are the signs of adolescent behaviors?

The findings confirm the existence of adolescent subtypes to some of the most previously described signs of schizophrenia spectrum disorder and suggest the need for additional subtypes for different areas of adolescent behaviors.

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Can adolescent behaviors be cured?

The current findings provide support for the suggestion that some adolescent behavior problems can be 'cured' in some cases and for the suggestion that interventions can modify adolescent behaviors in adolescents who are not "troubled" or who are merely unlucky.

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What is adolescent behaviors?

Adolescents and their adolescent peers are at increased risk for developing substance use disorders. Effective, community-based substance abuse prevention programs that address the social, cultural and environmental contexts in which adolescent behaviors occur may be particularly effective in decreasing adolescent substance use and associated health risk behaviors.

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How many people get adolescent behaviors a year in the United States?

Approximately 3,500 new cases of adolescent behaviors will be diagnosed in the US each year. This estimate suggests that approximately 5,000 new cases of adolescent behavior will be treated annually.

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What are common treatments for adolescent behaviors?

Adolescent disruptive behaviors, such as delinquency, drug use, alcohol abuse, tobacco use, and suicide attempt are treated often in mental health services. A comprehensive approach, such as a multidimensional child-focused family treatment, must be used in treating adolescents with disruptive behaviors. The use of medication to reduce aggressive behaviors and improve cognitive deficits is only occasionally used and has limited evidence. Adolescents with severe disruptive behaviors tend to be treated with a combination of different medications. There is limited research on which medications for which youths have the best results.

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What causes adolescent behaviors?

Many teenagers display riskier behaviors than is typical for their age: alcohol or drug use, unprotected sex, teen pregnancy, and failing to get the recommended amount of sleep. While some of these behaviors may be more common in boys, most can result in poor health, and thus the health of adolescent boys and girls is best when they adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors. Adolescent boys are more likely to engage in unprotected sex and become pregnant than adolescent girls.

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What is the latest research for adolescent behaviors?

While there is limited research for the adolescent behaviors to help decrease high risk behavior, behavioral interventions may have a positive effect on some adolescents. More recent studies may help to determine who may benefit from interventions and how to target the most effective population to minimize the number of adolescents who engage in high risk behavior.

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What is the primary cause of adolescent behaviors?

There is an overlap in values and attitudes reported for the most common causes of unwanted behavior by adolescents. Preventing adolescent unwanted behavior requires an exploration of why the youth is engaging in the behavior and consideration and evaluation of preventive approaches that can change these behaviors.

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Is usual health education curriculum typically used in combination with any other treatments?

The majority of health care providers participating in this study did not recommend the use of health education sessions and/or other treatments frequently when addressing patients with medical conditions, including adolescent acne. The data suggest that health education interventions, even specifically designed to address adolescent acne, should be delivered at regular intervals to enhance its effectiveness and impact.

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What does usual health education curriculum usually treat?

In a recent study, findings from our study show that the most important issues in the students' health education needs could not be served. The curricula tested in our study may be used as a basis for further discussion on how to introduce issues relevant to the adolescent and to encourage parents to take part in shaping the school curriculum.

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Is usual health education curriculum safe for people?

The current curriculum is safe for individuals with or without comorbid medical conditions, is applicable to adolescents, and increases their knowledge of most common adolescent health conditions.

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Have there been other clinical trials involving usual health education curriculum?

In a recent study, findings of this randomized phase I study indicate that usual health education curriculum is capable of influencing risk-taking behavior in adolescents. Further, the results suggest this educational strategy may be effective at altering risk-taking behavior in adolescents, such as those with high family support on one end of the spectrum and lower family support on the other.

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