The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

4185.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 2:30 PM

Abstract #72546

SESSION ABSTRACT - ASPIRE: A CD-ROM-based smoking prevention and cessation curriculum for urban youth

Steven H Kelder, PhD, MPH, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, 7000 Fannin, Suite 2658, Houston, TX 77030, 713-500-9636, and Alexander V. Prokhorov, MD, PhD, Department of Behavioral Sciences, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, HMB 3.063.11, Houston, TX 77030.

ASPIRE is an interactive, multimedia smoking prevention and cessation CD_ROM based on the Transtheoretical Model of Change. ASPIRE will be evaluated in a randomized controlled trial of 16 urban highschools. The baseline sample (n=1,447) consisted of 57.5% Hispanics, 35.4% African Americans, and 3.4% Caucasians. This 90 minute session is composed of several presentations which will provide the background theory and rationale for the program, lessons learned during development and initial implementation, and several reports from the baseline survey. Each presentation will last 10 minutes.

Presentation titles with lead author are:

Steve Kelder. ASPIRE, project design of a CD_ROM-based smoking prevention and cessation curriculum for urban youth. Jennifer Conroy. Barriers to public school implementation of ASPIRE, a computer-based smoking prevention and cessation program. Ross Shegog. Process evaluation of ASPIRE: A CD-ROM based smoking curriculum for high school students. Nancy Murray. Self-reported reasons and methods for quitting smoking among primarily African American and Hispanic teens. Jennifer Griffin. Exposure to pro- and anti- tobacco messages via various media channels among adolescents in inner city high schools. Alexander Prokhorov. Do high school students help smokers in their social environment quit? Alexander Prokhorov. Withdrawal symptoms among adolescent never smokers Carolyn Agurcia. Relationship between depressive symptoms and smoking status among urban adolescents. Susan Billip. Resisting the temptation to smoke: Teen attitudes on what really helps.

Learning Objectives:

Keywords: Tobacco, Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

ASPIRE: A CD ROM-Based Smoking Prevention and Cessation Curriculum for Urban Youth

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA