Cultural contributors to smoking susceptibility outcomes among Latino youth: The Padres Informados/Jovenes Preparados participatory trial

Michele L. Allen, G. Ali Hurtado, Diego Garcia-Huidobro, Cynthia Davey, Jean Forster, Ursula Reynoso, Silvia Alvarez De Davila, Roxana Linares, Nancy Gonzales, María Veronica Svetaz

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-179
Number of pages10
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Community-based participatory research
  • Family-based intervention
  • Latino adolescent
  • Tobacco use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Allen, M. L., Hurtado, G. A., Garcia-Huidobro, D., Davey, C., Forster, J., Reynoso, U., De Davila, S. A., Linares, R., Gonzales, N., & Svetaz, M. V. (2017). Cultural contributors to smoking susceptibility outcomes among Latino youth: The Padres Informados/Jovenes Preparados participatory trial. Family and Community Health, 40(2), 170-179. https://doi.org/10.1097/FCH.0000000000000147