Long-term effectiveness of adolescent brief tobacco intervention: a follow-up study

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dc.contributor.author Saari, Antti J -
dc.contributor.author Kentala, Jukka -
dc.contributor.author Mattila, Kari J -
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-17T20:15:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-16 13:19:07 -
dc.date.available 2012-06-17T20:15:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012 -
dc.identifier.issn 1756-0500 -
dc.identifier.uri http://tampub.uta.fi/handle/10024/66121
dc.description BioMed Central open access -
dc.description.abstract Background Brief tobacco intervention has been used in promoting smoking cessation and preventing the initiation of smoking. We used a cohort born in 1979 (n = 2 586) from four cities in Finland. Those born on odd days received up to four brief tobacco interventions during their annual school dental check-ups in 1992-1994 (at the age of 13-15). Those who were born on even days were used as a control group. In 2008 a follow-up questionnaire was sent to the cohort. The aim of this study was to ascertain the long-term effectiveness of brief tobacco intervention given in dental health care during school age. Findings Responses were received from 529 people in the intervention group and 491 in the control group. In the intervention group and control group by the age of 29 there were 15.3% and 18.5% smokers respectively. This difference was not statistically significant. The difference between groups was similar to that observed when they were 14 years old. Conclusions Brief tobacco intervention performed in dental health care in adolescence did not show effectiveness in the long-term follow-up. This type of intervention alone is insufficient to prevent smoking but supports other anti-smoking activities. -
dc.language.iso en -
dc.title Long-term effectiveness of adolescent brief tobacco intervention: a follow-up study -
dc.type fi=Artikkeli aikakauslehdessä | en=Journal article| -
dc.identifier.urn urn:nbn:uta-3-993 -
dc.identifier.doi doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-101 -
dc.type.version fi=Kustantajan versio | en=Publisher's version| -
dc.subject.okm fi=Terveystiede | en=Health care science| -
dc.administrativeunit fi=Lääketieteen yksikkö | en=School of Medicine| -
dc.journal.title BMC Research Notes -
dc.journal.volume 5 -
dc.journal.number 101 -
dc.journal.volumepagerange 1-7 -
dc.oldstats 26 -

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