The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

4005.0: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - Board 9

Abstract #36234

Preliminary findings from a pilot study of a culturally adapted smoking cessation program for Asian youth

Grace Xueqin Ma, PhD, CHES1, Steven E. Shive, PhD, MPH2, Yin Tan, MD, MPH, MSOH3, and Priya Thomas, BS1. (1) Department of Health Studies, Temple University, 304A Vivacqua Hall, PO Box 2843, Philadelphia, PA 19122, 215-204-5108,, (2) Health and Community Services, California State University, Chico, 400 W. First St., Chico, CA 95929-0505, (3) Health Studies, Temple University, Temple University, 304A Vivacqua Hall, P.O. Box 2843, Philadelphia, PA 19122

The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the effectiveness of the standard Not on Tobacco (N-O-T) smoking cessation curriculum for Asian American adolescents and to identify potential cultural factors which may enhance the efficacy of future curricula. Asian American youth smokers (n=16)were recruited from a community based Asian American organization in the Delaware Valley Region of Pennsylvania and New Jersey to participate in the standard program. A pre/post test research design was used to determine the efficacy of the curriculum in leading to smoking cessation or cigarette use reduction. Results of follow-ups and a comparison group will be reported in future publication. The efficacy rates were compared to the findings of previous studies which used in other populations. Implications for this study include the determination of the success of the N-O-T program in reducing tobacco use among Asian American youth and in identifying potential culturally relevant factors which can be implemented into future smoking cessation curricula to enhance efficacy. There was a 22.2% quit rate. Among those adolescents who continued to smoke, there was a reduction of approximately 5 cigarettes on a typical week and weekend day. There was a reduction in smoking rates. Given the culturally relevant factors identified in this study, modifications can be made to future curricula to enhance smoking reduction rates among Asian American adolescents.

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Keywords: Smoking Cessation,

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National and International Issues in Smoking Cessation Poster Session

The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA