2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161583
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Tobacco Use in 9th Grade Arab American Youths: a Community Based Research Project
Abstract:
Tobacco Use in 9th Grade Arab American Youths: a Community Based Research Project
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Weglicki, Linda
P.I. Institution Name:Wayne State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 368 Cohn, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
Contact Telephone:313.577.5502
Smoking rates of Arab Americans are among the highest in the world. Studies have shown cigarette smoking rates in Middle Eastern countries range from 33 to 58 percent for adolescents and adults (WHO, 1999). As the Detroit metropolitan area is a major port of entry for peoples of the Middle East, the identification of the prevalence rates and the factors that contribute to tobacco use among Arab American youths is important. In a recent pilot study, 119 ninth through twelfth graders reported a tobacco use rate of 25% (Rice, Kulwicki, & Templin, 1999). Anecdotal reports suggest smoking behavior among Arab American teens to be grossly under reported. Therefore, the purpose of this ongoing randomized, theory-driven, community-based intervention study is to determine the definitive tobacco use patterns, the forces that contribute to tobacco use (including culture), and to evaluate the effectiveness of a tobacco cessation intervention in Arab American youths between 14 and 18 years of age. Arab American youths attending either the local high school or teen health clinic who indicate "having used tobacco in the past 30 days" are randomly assigned to Project No Tobacco Use (TNT) or to Wait List Control. Wayne State University College of Nursing, in collaboration with the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), has completed its' first year of a five-year study. Preliminary data from 340 ninth graders will be presented and a logistical statistical model focusing on predictors of tobacco use examined.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTobacco Use in 9th Grade Arab American Youths: a Community Based Research Projecten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161583-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Tobacco Use in 9th Grade Arab American Youths: a Community Based Research Project</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Weglicki, Linda</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wayne State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 368 Cohn, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">313.577.5502</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lweglicki@wayne.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Smoking rates of Arab Americans are among the highest in the world. Studies have shown cigarette smoking rates in Middle Eastern countries range from 33 to 58 percent for adolescents and adults (WHO, 1999). As the Detroit metropolitan area is a major port of entry for peoples of the Middle East, the identification of the prevalence rates and the factors that contribute to tobacco use among Arab American youths is important. In a recent pilot study, 119 ninth through twelfth graders reported a tobacco use rate of 25% (Rice, Kulwicki, &amp; Templin, 1999). Anecdotal reports suggest smoking behavior among Arab American teens to be grossly under reported. Therefore, the purpose of this ongoing randomized, theory-driven, community-based intervention study is to determine the definitive tobacco use patterns, the forces that contribute to tobacco use (including culture), and to evaluate the effectiveness of a tobacco cessation intervention in Arab American youths between 14 and 18 years of age. Arab American youths attending either the local high school or teen health clinic who indicate &quot;having used tobacco in the past 30 days&quot; are randomly assigned to Project No Tobacco Use (TNT) or to Wait List Control. Wayne State University College of Nursing, in collaboration with the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), has completed its' first year of a five-year study. Preliminary data from 340 ninth graders will be presented and a logistical statistical model focusing on predictors of tobacco use examined.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:23:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:23:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.