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25.10.2014

The short-term effect of the Unplugged Prevention Intervention among Slovak school population

Zveřejnil: Mgr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D. | Poslední úprava: 25.10.2014

The investigation of the effectiveness of school-based drug use prevention programs among Slovak adolescents has been an urgent task. This study is one of the first presentations of the research on the effectiveness of the Unplugged prevention program adapted and implemented among Slovak school population (APVV-0253-11).

Citace

Orosova, O., Berinsterova, M., Benka, J., Gabrhelik, R. (2014). The short-term effect of the Unplugged Prevention Intervention among Slovak school population. Poster at 5th International Coonference and Member´s Meeting EUSPR. Palma de Mallorca, October 16-18, 2014.

Klíčová slova

Unplugged, effectiveness, school-based drug use prevention program, adolescents

Abstrakt

Aim: To explore whether the non/participation in the Unplugged predicts a change in expected consequences of alcohol use among adolescents. Methods: The research sample consisted of 1295 adolescents (53.4% girls, Mean age=11.52(SD=0.61), a stratified random sampling based on the number of inhabitants, 60 elementary schools (experimental/n=634, control/n=661). The twelve-sessions program Unplugged was carried out during the school year 2013/14 (baseline testingprior to program implementation, follow-up testingimmediately after the program). All adolescents were asked to complete selected ESPAD questions related to alcohol use and expected positive/negative consequences of alcohol use. Linear regression models were used for the data analysis (the change in expected consequences(baseline-follow-up) was used as the dependent variable and the non/participation in Unplugged was used as the predictor after controlling gender, the expected consequences and lifetime prevalence of alcohol consumption (0/1-2/3 or morenumber of occasions) at the baseline. Results: The non/participation in Unplugged significantly predicted the change in the expectations regarding the negative consequences of alcohol use (R2=31%). An increase in these expectations was found among adolescents in the experimental group when compared to the adolescents in the control group. Conclusions: The participation in the Unplugged intervention program contributed to the raising of adolescents’ awareness regarding the negative consequences of alcohol use.


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