4093.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Looking Backward and Moving Forward in Tobacco Control Research Methodology

The conceptual framework we have developed for the American Stop Smoking Intervention Study (ASSIST) is attempting to explain the complex relationships between tobacco control efforts at the state-level and tobacco use across the U.S. The new indices, databases, and analytical methods that have been developed will not only help us understand the tobacco control efforts of the recent past but will provide invaluable information to help shape the tobacco control efforts for the future. This panel session will discuss the methods and measures we have developed for the ASSIST evaluation. We also will discuss the implications that these have for the next generation of tobacco control programs
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Moderator(s):Frances A. Stillman, EdD
12:30 PMBetween states comparisons using a media tracking system: An illustration
Kathleen Cronin, Frances A. Stillman, EdD, W. Douglas Evans, PhD, Alec Ulasevich, PhD
12:50 PMMessing around with methodology: The analytical challenges of tobacco control research
Anne M. Hartman, MS, Barry I. Graubard, PhD, Elizabeth Gilpin, MS, Frances A. Stillman, EdD, David M. Murray, PhD, James T. Gibson
1:10 PMRating the extensiveness of state and local laws for the ASSIST evaluation
Jamie F. Chriqui, MHS, Frances A. Stillman, EdD
1:30 PMThink globally but measure locally: Strength of tobacco control
Frances A. Stillman, EdD, Pamela I. Clark, PhD, Stephen E. Marcus, PhD
Sponsor:Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA