Cultural Contributors to Smoking Susceptibility Outcomes Among Latino Youth: The Padres Informados/Jovenes Preparados Participatory Trial

Fam Community Health. Apr/Jun 2017;40(2):170-179. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000147.

Abstract

Padres Informados/Jovenes Preparados is a community-based participatory, family-focused tobacco prevention intervention for immigrant Latino families of adolescents. We conducted a participatory randomized controlled trial including 352 Latino families. Parents and youth in the intervention condition engaged in eight family skill building sessions. Participants completed baseline and 6-month postintervention surveys assessing smoking susceptibility and contextual factors. While the intervention did not affect smoking susceptibility overall, it resulted in lower smoking susceptibility among youth in families with less adherence to traditional Latino cultural values. This family cultural orientation is a key consideration for tobacco prevention interventions focused on Latino youth.

Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01442753.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Community-Based Participatory Research / methods*
  • Female
  • Hispanic Americans / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Smoking / trends*
  • Tobacco Use / trends*

Associated data

  • ClinicalTrials.gov/NCT01442753