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Grant Number: 7R01TW005952-06 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Perry, Cheryl
Organization: University Of Texas Hlth Sci Ctr Houston
Project Title: Mobilizing Youth for Action Against Tobacco in India
Fiscal Year: 2006
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Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to prevent the onset and reduce the prevalence of tobacco use among adolescents in India. There are three specific aims of the project. 1) To conduct a randomized, multi component, community intervention trial in 4 cities and 56 schools in India, focusing on preventing the onset and reducing the prevalence of tobacco use among adolescents in grades 6-9, using an updated Project Health Related Information Dissemination Among Youth (HRIDAY) intervention. 2) To increase the capacity of researchers in India to conduct large scale behavioral interventions, including applying behavioral theories in intervention design, developing valid and reliable measures, conducting thorough process evaluation, tracking a large number of students over time, and analyzing data using appropriate methods for group randomized trials. 3) To increase the capacity of school students, school staff and community members to conduct effective tobacco control to reduce adolescent tobacco use. Two large cities (Delhi and Chennai) and two middle-sized towns (Indore and Bhubaneswar) will be recruited. Within cities, 12-16 schools will be selected, matched, and randomly assigned to one of two conditions: the Project HRIDAY multi component intervention or delayed intervention program (control). The Project HRIDAY condition involves classroom based behavioral curricula in grades 6-9, parental education, media advocacy, peer leadership, and community linkage programs. The delayed program condition will receive intervention programs and training in Year 5 of the study. All intervention materials will be developed by the investigators based on prior research. The interventions will be evaluated with two cohort samples of young adolescents over two years. The cohorts will be in grades 6 and 8 in each of the 56 schools at pretest. Outcomes with adults will be measured using interviews with a sample of adults in the neighborhoods near the schools. Process measures will assess teacher compliance and feedback, peer participation and perceptions, and implementation of the parent, media, and community components. Capacity building will be accomplished through an extended seminar at the University of Minnesota; face to face meetings among the investigators; training sessions with community coordinators, community facilitators from local non government organizations, teachers and peer leaders; and a dissemination workshop with representatives from all states and territories in India.

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Publications

Socioeconomic differences in the risk profiles of susceptibility and ever use of tobacco among Indian urban youth: a latent class approach.
Authors: Mathur C. , Stigler M.H. , Erickson D.J. , Perry C.L. , Finnegan J.R. , Arora M. , Reddy K.S. .
Source: Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 2014 Apr; 16(4), p. 454-60.
EPub date: 2013-11-22.
PMID: 24271966
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Change in tobacco use over time in urban Indian youth: the moderating role of socioeconomic status.
Authors: Mathur C. , Stigler M.H. , Erickson D.J. , Perry C.L. , Finnegan J.R. , Arora M. , Reddy K.S. .
Source: Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 2014 Apr; 41(2), p. 121-6.
EPub date: 2013-02-26.
PMID: 23444321
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The cost-effectiveness of a school-based smoking prevention program in India.
Authors: Brown H.S. , Stigler M. , Perry C. , Dhavan P. , Arora M. , Reddy K.S. .
Source: Health promotion international, 2013 Jun; 28(2), p. 178-86.
EPub date: 2012-01-23.
PMID: 22271928
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Impact of tobacco advertisements on tobacco use among urban adolescents in India: results from a longitudinal study.
Authors: Arora M. , Gupta V.K. , Nazar G.P. , Stigler M.H. , Perry C.L. , Reddy K.S. .
Source: Tobacco control, 2012 May; 21(3), p. 318-24.
EPub date: 2011-07-29.
PMID: 21803927
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A mediation analysis of a tobacco prevention program for adolescents in India: how did project MYTRI work?
Authors: Stigler M.H. , Perry C.L. , Smolenski D. , Arora M. , Reddy K.S. .
Source: Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 2011 Jun; 38(3), p. 231-40.
EPub date: 2011-03-16.
PMID: 21411716
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Effectiveness of health promotion in preventing tobacco use among adolescents in India: research evidence informs the National Tobacco Control Programme in India.
Authors: Arora M. , Stigler M.H. , Reddy K. .
Source: Global health promotion, 2011 Mar; 18(1), p. 9-12.
PMID: 21721292
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Process evaluation of a tobacco prevention program in Indian schools--methods, results and lessons learnt.
Authors: Goenka S. , Tewari A. , Arora M. , Stigler M.H. , Perry C.L. , Arnold J.P. , Kulathinal S. , Reddy K.S. .
Source: Health education research, 2010 Dec; 25(6), p. 917-35.
EPub date: 2010-09-30.
PMID: 20884731
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Westernization and tobacco use among young people in Delhi, India.
Authors: Stigler M. , Dhavan P. , Van Dusen D. , Arora M. , Reddy K.S. , Perry C.L. .
Source: Social science & medicine (1982), 2010 Sep; 71(5), p. 891-7.
EPub date: 2010-06-16.
PMID: 20598413
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Smoking characteristics of community corrections clients.
Authors: Cropsey K.L. , Jones-Whaley S. , Jackson D.O. , Hale G.J. .
Source: Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 2010 Jan; 12(1), p. 53-8.
EPub date: 2009-12-08.
PMID: 19996145
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Psychosocial mediators of a school-based tobacco prevention program in India: results from the first year of project MYTRI.
Authors: Bate S.L. , Stigler M.H. , Thompson M.S. , Arora M. , Perry C.L. , Reddy K.S. , Mackinnon D.P. .
Source: Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research, 2009 Jun; 10(2), p. 116-28.
PMID: 19023657
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Preventing tobacco use among young people in India: Project MYTRI.
Authors: Perry C.L. , Stigler M.H. , Arora M. , Reddy K.S. .
Source: American journal of public health, 2009 May; 99(5), p. 899-906.
EPub date: 2009-03-19.
PMID: 19299670
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Patterns of tobacco use and psychosocial risk factors among students in 6th through 10th grades in India: 2004-2006.
Authors: Dhavan P. , Stigler M.H. , Perry C.L. , Arora M. , Reddy K.S. .
Source: Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP, 2009; 10(5), p. 807-13.
PMID: 20104970
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Prevention in translation: tobacco use prevention in India.
Authors: Perry C.L. , Stigler M.H. , Arora M. , Reddy K.S. .
Source: Health promotion practice, 2008 Oct; 9(4), p. 378-86.
EPub date: 2006-07-21.
PMID: 16861597
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Associations between tobacco marketing and use among urban youth in India.
Authors: Arora M. , Reddy K.S. , Stigler M.H. , Perry C.L. .
Source: American journal of health behavior, 2008 May-Jun; 32(3), p. 283-94.
PMID: 18067468
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Outcomes from a randomized controlled trial of a multi-component alcohol use preventive intervention for urban youth: project northland Chicago.
Authors: Komro K.A. , Perry C.L. , Veblen-Mortenson S. , Farbakhsh K. , Toomey T.L. , Stigler M.H. , Jones-Webb R. , Kugler K.C. , Pasch K.E. , Williams C.L. .
Source: Addiction (Abingdon, England), 2008 Apr; 103(4), p. 606-18.
EPub date: 2008-02-04.
PMID: 18261193
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Differences in prevalence of tobacco use among Indian urban youth: the role of socioeconomic status.
Authors: Mathur C. , Stigler M.H. , Perry C.L. , Arora M. , Reddy K.S. .
Source: Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 2008 Jan; 10(1), p. 109-16.
PMID: 18188751
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Intermediate outcomes from Project MYTRI: mobilizing youth for tobacco-related initiatives in India.
Authors: Stigler M.H. , Perry C.L. , Arora M. , Shrivastav R. , Mathur C. , Reddy K.S. .
Source: Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 2007 Jun; 16(6), p. 1050-6.
PMID: 17548662
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Why are urban Indian 6th graders using more tobacco than 8th graders? Findings from Project MYTRI.
Authors: Stigler M.H. , Perry C.L. , Arora M. , Reddy K.S. .
Source: Tobacco control, 2006 Jun; 15 Suppl 1, p. i54-60.
PMID: 16723678
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Differences in tobacco use among young people in urban India by sex, socioeconomic status, age, and school grade: assessment of baseline survey data.
Authors: Reddy K.S. , Perry C.L. , Stigler M.H. , Arora M. .
Source: Lancet (London, England), 2006-02-18; 367(9510), p. 589-94.
PMID: 16488802
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