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Evaluation of the Media Detective Program for Elementary School-Aged Children to Prevention Substance Use (MD)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01060852
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 2, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 11, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Janis Kupersmidt, Innovation Research & Training

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study was to determine whether a media literacy education program taught be teacher to late elementary school students (grades 3-5) positively affected students' critical thinking skills and substance use-related health outcomes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Alcohol Drinking Tobacco Smoking Behavioral: Media Detective Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Media Detective is a 10-lesson elementary school, substance abuse prevention program developed based upon the Message Interpretation Processing model designed to increase children's critical thinking skills about media messages and reduce intent to use tobacco and alcohol products. The purpose of this study was to conduct a short-term randomized controlled trial study to evaluate the effectiveness of Media Detective for achieving these goals.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 679 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Randomized Controlled Trial Efficacy Study of a Media Literacy Education Substance Use Prevention Program for Elementary School-Aged Children
Study Start Date : March 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2007

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Media Detective
10-lesson elementary school, substance use prevention program developed based upon the Message Interpretation Processing model designed to increase children's critical thinking skills about media messages and reduce intent to use tobacco and alcohol products.
Behavioral: Media Detective
10-lesson elementary school, media literacy education, substance use prevention program. Each lesson takes approximately 45 minutes to teach and was taught every school day for 2 weeks.
Other Name: Media literacy education



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Intent to alcohol or tobacco products [ Time Frame: 2 weeks: pretest and posttest ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Understanding of the persuasive intent of advertising [ Time Frame: 2 weeks: pretest and posttest ]
  2. Media deconstruction skills [ Time Frame: 2 weeks: pretest and posttest ]
  3. Interest in alcohol-branded merchandise [ Time Frame: 2 weeks: pretest and posttest ]
  4. Self-efficacy to refuse offers to use alcohol or tobacco products [ Time Frame: 2 weeks: pretest and posttest ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be able to read and write in English

Exclusion Criteria:


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Locations
United States, North Carolina
innovation Research & Training
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27707
Sponsors and Collaborators
Innovation Research & Training
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Janis B Kupersmidt, PhD Innovation Research & Training

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Janis Kupersmidt, Senior Research Scientist, Innovation Research & Training
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01060852     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R44DA016044 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: February 2, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 11, 2014
Last Verified: April 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol Drinking
Drinking Behavior