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Intranet-based Tobacco Prevention Program for Children (Intranet)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oregon Research Institute Identifier:
First received: May 16, 2008
Last updated: October 13, 2011
Last verified: October 2011

The purpose of this research is to create an effective, disseminable, and exciting computer-based tobacco prevention program for 5th and 6th grade students. The goal of this school-based program is to decrease children's behavioral intentions and willingness to use tobacco, and to prevent or delay their initiation of tobacco use.

We will augment the 5th grade program with a booster program in 6th grade, and evaluate the long-term efficacy of the entire tobacco prevention program by conducting a randomized controlled trial in elementary and middle schools.

Condition Intervention
Health Promotion Tobacco Smoking Behavioral: Click City

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention

Further study details as provided by Oregon Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Self reported cigarette and smokeless tobacco use [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Intention and willingness to smoke cigarettes or chew smokeless tobacco in the future. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 3225
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: May 2011
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention
5th and 6th grade students who attend schools randomly assigned to the intervention condition.
Behavioral: Click City
School-based intranet delivery of tobacco use prevention program for 5th and 6th graders using interactive and engaging game-like multi-media technology.
Other Name: Tobacco Free Town
No Intervention: Usual Curriculum
5th and 6th grade students attending schools randomly assigned to the usual curriculum control condition.

Detailed Description:

The aims of this randomized trail are as follows:

  • Conduct a randomized trial to assess the effectiveness of the Tobacco Free Town (TFT) program at preventing or delaying initiation of tobacco by 7th grade, and decreasing behavioral intentions and willingness to use tobacco, as compared to the usual tobacco-prevention curriculum implemented in schools. The TFT program consists of 17 effective components delivered in eight sessions over a four-week period in 5th grade with two booster sessions delivered within a one-week period in 6th grade.
  • Develop and test the effectiveness of 7 components to include in the booster sessions in 6th grade using an iterative development process including qualitative evaluation using focus and user groups, and culminating in a quantitative evaluation assessing the effectiveness of individual program components.
  • Develop a program guide for teachers to accompany the program and develop parent newsletters for teachers to send home with students after each session.
  • Examine change from 5th to 7th grade in the mechanisms that the TFT program is designed to target, and assess if these cognitive mechanisms serve to mediate the effects of the program on smoking outcomes.

Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 14 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 5th and 6th grade students attending participating public schools in six counties within a one hour drive of Eugene

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children must be able to read and understand English.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00680875

United States, Oregon
Oregon Research Institute
Eugene, Oregon, United States, 97403
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oregon Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Judy A Andrews, Ph.D. Oregon Research Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Oregon Research Institute Identifier: NCT00680875     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CA98555
Study First Received: May 16, 2008
Last Updated: October 13, 2011

Keywords provided by Oregon Research Institute:
School Based Services
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