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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03291132
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : September 25, 2017
Last Update Posted : September 25, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. LI William Ho Cheung, The University of Hong Kong

Brief Summary:

This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the Smoke-free Teens Programme in strengthening youth's knowledge and attitude on smoking and health.

The objectives are:

i. To evaluate Smoke-free Teens' change in knowledge on smoking hazards, attitudes towards smoking, tobacco control and smoking cessation, and practices for promoting smoking prevention and cessation, ii. To evaluate the process and quality of smoke-free programmes organized by the Smoke-free Teens in their schools/community, and iii. To measure the number of people whom the Smoke-free Teens will deliver the smoke-free messages to.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Smoking Cessation Other: training camp Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 1200 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Evaluation Study on Smoke-free Teens Programme
Actual Study Start Date : July 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
training camp

The Smoke-free teens will join a "2-Day-1-Night" training camp in July or August. The camp will cover a wide range of indoor, outdoor, adventure-based, experiential learning activities. Besides, the teens will be equipped with the knowledge on smoking hazards, tobacco control and smoking cessation. The teens will be taught how to deliver a brief smoking cessation intervention using the "AWARD" Model: By the end of the training camp, the teens should be confident and competent in delivering the brief smoking cessation intervention to smokers. The teens will then break down into groups to organize smoke-free programmes in their schools or in the community.

All Smoke-free Teens will be invited to respond to the structured questionnaire at baseline (T1), immediately after the training camp (T2), and 3 (T3) and 6 months later (T4). Each group of teens will have to submit the written proposal and final report regarding the smoke-free programme to COSH at 3 (T3) and 6 (T4) months.

Other: training camp

The Smoke-free teens will join a "2-Day-1-Night" training camp in July or August. The camp will cover a wide range of indoor, outdoor, adventure-based, experiential learning activities. Besides, the teens will be equipped with the knowledge on smoking hazards, tobacco control and smoking cessation. The teens will be taught how to deliver a brief smoking cessation intervention using the "AWARD" Model: By the end of the training camp, the teens should be confident and competent in delivering the brief smoking cessation intervention to smokers. The teens will then break down into groups to organize smoke-free programmes in their schools or in the community.

All Smoke-free Teens will be invited to respond to the structured questionnaire at baseline (T1), immediately after the training camp (T2), and 3 (T3) and 6 months later (T4). Each group of teens will have to submit the written proposal and final report regarding the smoke-free programme to COSH at 3 (T3) and 6 (T4) months.





Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Knowledge on smoking hazards at baseline level [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Smoke-free Teens' knowledge on smoking hazards at baseline level will be measured by the scale called "knowledge on smoking hazards" in a self-reporting structured questionnaire.

  2. The change in knowledge on smoking hazards [ Time Frame: Baseline, immediately after the training camp, 3 months and 6 months ]
    The change in Smoke-free Teens' knowledge on smoking hazards immediately after the training camp, after 3 months, and after 6 months will be measured by the scale called "knowledge on smoking hazards" in a self-reporting structured questionnaire.

  3. Attitudes towards smoking, tobacco control and smoking cessation at baseline level [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Smoke-free Teens' attitudes towards smoking, tobacco control and smoking cessation at baseline level will be measured by the scale called "attitudes towards smoking, tobacco control and smoking cessation" in a self-reporting structured questionnaire.

  4. The change in attitudes towards smoking, tobacco control and smoking cessation [ Time Frame: Baseline, immediately after the training camp, 3 months and 6 months ]
    The change in Smoke-free Teens' attitudes towards smoking, tobacco control and smoking cessation immediately after the training camp, after 3 months, and after 6 months will be measured by the scale called "attitudes towards smoking, tobacco control and smoking cessation" in a self-reporting structured questionnaire.

  5. Practices for promoting smoking prevention and cessation at baseline level [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Smoke-free Teens' practices for promoting smoking prevention and cessation at baseline level will be measured by the scale called "practices for promoting smoking prevention and cessation" in a self-reporting structured questionnaire.

  6. The change in practices for promoting smoking prevention and cessation [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months and 6 months ]
    The change in Smoke-free Teens' practices for promoting smoking prevention and cessation after 3 months, and after 6 months will be measured by the scale called "practices for promoting smoking prevention and cessation" in a self-reporting structured questionnaire.

  7. Self-efficacy to deliver smoking cessation advices at baseline level [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Smoke-free Teens' self-efficacy to deliver smoking cessation advices at baseline level will be measured by the scale called "self-efficacy to deliver smoking cessation advices" in a self-reporting structured questionnaire.

  8. The change in self-efficacy to deliver smoking cessation advices [ Time Frame: Baseline, immediately after the training camp, 3 months and 6 months ]
    The change in Smoke-free Teens' self-efficacy to deliver smoking cessation advices immediately after the training camp, after 3 months, and after 6 months will be measured by the scale called "self-efficacy to deliver smoking cessation advices" in a self-reporting structured questionnaire.

  9. Process evaluation of the training camp [ Time Frame: immediately after the training camp ]
    Smoke-free Teens' feedback and views of the training camp will be measured immediately after the training camp by the scale called "process evaluation" in a self-reporting structured questionnaire.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The number of people participated in the school- or community-based smoke-free programmes organized by the Smoke-free Teens after the training camp [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

    During the training camp, smoke-free Teens will be taught how to deliver a brief smoking cessation intervention using the "AWARD" Model: 1) Ask about smoking, 2) Warn the smokers that at least half will be killed by smoking, 3) Advise to quit (reduce) as soon as possible, 4) Refer to cessation clinics or hotlines, and 5) Do it again until the smokers quit.

    After the training camp, the teens will be required to organize smoke-free programmes in their schools or communities so as to deliver brief smoking cessation intervention and to promote smoke-free messages in their schools and communities. The number of people participated in these school- or community-based smoke-free programmes will be measured by a final report submitted by the teens that indicate the relevant information.


  2. The number of smokers advised and referred to existing smoking cessation services by Smoke-free Teens after the training camp [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

    During the training camp, Smoke-free Teens will be taught how to deliver a brief smoking cessation intervention using the "AWARD" Model: 1) Ask about smoking, 2) Warn the smokers that at least half will be killed by smoking, 3) Advise to quit (reduce) as soon as possible, 4) Refer to cessation clinics or hotlines, and 5) Do it again until the smokers quit.

    After the training camp, the teens will organize smoke-free programmes in their schools or in the communities so as to deliver brief smoking cessation intervention and to promote smoke-free messages in their schools and communities. The number of smokers the teens advised and referred to existing smoking cessation services during these school- or community-based smoke-free programmes will be measured by a final report submitted by the teens that indicate the relevant information.




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Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • be able to communicate with Cantonese, nominated by secondary schools, youth centres and uniform groups

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03291132


Contacts
Contact: William LI, PhD +852 3917 6634 william3@hku.hk

Locations
Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong Recruiting
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact: William , Li    +852 39176634    william3@hku.hk   
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Hong Kong
Investigators
Principal Investigator: William LI, PhD School of Nursing, the University of Hong Kong

Responsible Party: Dr. LI William Ho Cheung, Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03291132     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UW 15-402
First Posted: September 25, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 25, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Dr. LI William Ho Cheung, The University of Hong Kong:
Smoke-free
Teens