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Family-Skills Training to Prevent Tobacco and Other Substance Use in Latino Youth: A CBPR RCT

Open (Enrolling)
Tobacco Use Disorder, Alcohol Use Disorder, Drug Use Disorder, Smoking, Alcohol Drinking, Drug Abuse

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Trial Information

Family-Skills Training to Prevent Tobacco and Other Substance Use in Latino Youth: A CBPR RCT

This study design is a randomized (at the level of the family) controlled trial (RCT), with
a delayed treatment condition for the control group. Participants will be enrolled from
community agencies known and trusted within the Latino community including two clinics, a
school, three social service agencies and a University of Minnesota Extension site that are
likely end-users of the intervention programming.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Parent Inclusion

- Either mother or father born in Latin American country

- Speaks Spanish

- Parent willing to give consent for self & youth

- Youth Inclusion

- Age 10-14 years

- Speak English or Spanish

- Youth willing to give assent

Exclusion Criteria:

- Parent Exclusion

- Not meeting inclusion criteria

- Past participant Padres Informados parenting program

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Outcome Measure:

Comparison of susceptibility rate differences between the control and intervention groups

Outcome Description:

Youth tobacco use intentions, Questions are 1) "Do you think you will try a cigarette soon?' (not asked of puffers), 2) "Do you think you will be smoking cigarettes one year from now?", and 3) "If one of your best friends were to offer you a cigarette, would you smoke it?" A never-smoker will be considered non-susceptible if answer to the first question is 'No' and answers to both questions 2 and 3 are 'Definitely not'; a puffer will be considered non-susceptible if answers to questions 2 and 3 are 'Definitely not'.

Outcome Time Frame:

6 Months Post Intervention

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Michele Allen, M.D.

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

September 2011

Completion Date:

January 2015

Related Keywords:

  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Drug Use Disorder
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Drug Abuse
  • Spanish speaking
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco Use Disorder



University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota  55455