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Media Literacy Program for Preventing Tobacco Use in Adolescents

Led By Jaime Sidani, PhD MPH
Research Sponsored by University of Pittsburgh
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be younger than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 12 months
Awards & highlights

Study Summary

This trial will study if a web-based media literacy program can help prevent tobacco use in high school students.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for 9th or 10th grade students enrolled at certain Pittsburgh-area high schools. It's designed to see if a web-based program can help prevent tobacco use by teaching about media influence. Students who can't read the surveys used in the study are not eligible to participate.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study is testing 'AD IT UP', a new online program that teaches kids how to understand and question advertising related to tobacco products, against the usual health education curriculum they receive in school.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves educational interventions rather than medical treatments, there are no direct physical side effects expected from participating. However, participants may experience changes in their perception of media.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~12 months
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 12 months for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Percentage of eligible 9th or 10th grade students recruited to participate in the study
Percentage of participants indicating moderate to high acceptability of the AD IT UP program
Percentage of participants retained through the final data collection
Secondary outcome measures
Change in tobacco-related media literacy
Changes in attitudes toward tobacco products
Changes in intention to use tobacco products
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Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Usual Health Education Curriculum plus InterventionExperimental Treatment2 Interventions
Students will receive the school's usual health education curriculum. Students will also receive the intervention. Delivery of the intervention (i.e., timing, frequency) will be determined by discussing the results of the Aim 1 focus groups with teachers and administrators.
Group II: Usual Health Education CurriculumActive Control1 Intervention
Students will receive the school's usual health education curriculum.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of PittsburghLead Sponsor
1,719 Previous Clinical Trials
16,342,141 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Tobacco Use
339 Patients Enrolled for Tobacco Use
American Heart AssociationOTHER
323 Previous Clinical Trials
4,933,428 Total Patients Enrolled
Jaime Sidani, PhD MPHPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Pittsburgh
1 Previous Clinical Trials
339 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Tobacco Use
339 Patients Enrolled for Tobacco Use

Media Library

AD IT UP media literacy intervention Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05120466 — N/A
Tobacco Use Research Study Groups: Usual Health Education Curriculum, Usual Health Education Curriculum plus Intervention
Tobacco Use Clinical Trial 2023: AD IT UP media literacy intervention Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05120466 — N/A
AD IT UP media literacy intervention 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05120466 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the capacity of this clinical trial?

"Affirmative. According to clinicaltrials.gov, this research is actively enlisting participants who meet their criteria. The study was initially posted on March 28th 2022 and last updated June 1st 2022 with the aim of recruiting two-hundred patients from one site across America."

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Are there any restrictions on who can partake in this clinical research?

"This clinical study is enrolling two-hundred minors between 13 and 17 years old that exhibit adolescent behaviors. Additionally, participants need to be in either 9th or 10th grade at a school affiliated with the Pittsburgh area."

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Is enrollment available for participants younger than thirty years old in this clinical trial?

"The age range for enrolment in this research trial is between 13 and 17 years old."

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What is the intended outcome of this medical experiment?

"The primary aim of this one-month trial is to chart the proportion of participants that remain until data collection's conclusion. Secondary objectives include an examination of tobacco-related media literacy, attitudes towards different smoke/vape products, and normative beliefs about these substances; each will be measured on a 10 point scale from 'Strongly Disagree' to 'Strongly Agree', with higher scores indicating poorer outcomes for all but the latter metric (where lower scores indicate worse results)."

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Is this research open for participant enrollment at the moment?

"Affirmative. The online record of clinicaltrials.gov reflects that this experiment, which was initially shared on March 28th 2022, is currently recruiting individuals. A total of 200 volunteers are sought from 1 medical centre."

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~8 spots leftby Jun 2024