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Grant Number: 5R01CA149705-10 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Delnevo, Cristine
Organization: Rbhs-School Of Public Health
Project Title: Cell Phone Rdd Sampling to Reach Young Adults for Tobacco Control Surveillance
Fiscal Year: 2020


ABSTRACT In recent years, cigarette smoking prevalence in the U.S. has declined slowly and young adults continue to have among the highest rates of smoking. Moreover, the market for emerging tobacco products is growing and has received a lot of media attention. Yet very little is known about the nature of using emerging products, traditional tobacco products, and poly-tobacco use among young adults. Current surveillance systems to monitor and examine the trajectories of tobacco use in young adults are undermined by inadequate sampling and data collection methodologies for reaching this important but difficult to reach population. Research from the current funding period demonstrated that cellphone random digit dialing (RDD) is an effective and innovative sampling methodology to reach a representative sample of young adults in the US. However, longitudinal data in this population is still sorely needed, but remains challenging given the technological environment in which to conduct surveys. Therefore, this competing renewal application seeks to develop and compare three data collection modes to longitudinally survey young adults that leverage cellphone RDD and/or smartphone technology in different ways. Specifically, we aim to 1) develop and implement an innovative mixed mode design to follow young adults longitudinally using cellphone RDD sampling and mobile data collection technologies, 2) assess the strength and limitations of each mode along data quality indicators for longitudinal studies via a randomized experiment, and 3) use collected longitudinal data to explore young adults' tobacco use trajectories during a time of rapid change. In addition to its potential to improve our understanding of tobacco use in young adults and support effective tobacco control regulatory policy, this research may provide real-world solutions for improving the collection of longitudinal data as well as more far reaching implications for survey research more generally.


The Use of Multimode Data Collection in Random Digit Dialing Cell Phone Surveys for Young Adults: Feasibility Study.
Authors: Gundersen D.A. , Wivagg J. , Young W.J. , Yan T. , Delnevo C.D. .
Source: Journal of medical Internet research, 2021-12-20; 23(12), p. e31545.
EPub date: 2021-12-20.
PMID: 34932017
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The influence of menthol, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products on young adults' self-reported changes in past year smoking.
Authors: Delnevo C.D. , Villanti A.C. , Wackowski O.A. , Gundersen D.A. , Giovenco D.P. .
Source: Tobacco control, 2016 Sep; 25(5), p. 571-4.
EPub date: 2015-08-04.
PMID: 26243809
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Young Adults' Risk Perceptions of Various Tobacco Products Relative to Cigarettes: Results From the National Young Adult Health Survey.
Authors: Wackowski O.A. , Delnevo C.D. .
Source: Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 2016 Jun; 43(3), p. 328-36.
EPub date: 2015-08-24.
PMID: 26304709
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Reasons to quit and barriers to quitting smoking in US young adults.
Authors: Villanti A.C. , Bover Manderski M.T. , Gundersen D.A. , Steinberg M.B. , Delnevo C.D. .
Source: Family practice, 2016 Apr; 33(2), p. 133-9.
EPub date: 2016-01-04.
PMID: 26733658
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Reaching a representative sample of college students: A comparative analysis.
Authors: Giovenco D.P. , Gundersen D.A. , Delnevo C.D. .
Source: Journal of American college health : J of ACH, 2016; 64(3), p. 262-7.
PMID: 26629600
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The influence of parental nativity, neighborhood disadvantage and the built environment on physical activity behaviors in Latino youth.
Authors: Echeverría S.E. , Ohri-Vachaspati P. , Yedidia M.J. .
Source: Journal of immigrant and minority health, 2015 Apr; 17(2), p. 519-26.
PMID: 24162884
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Tobacco industry direct mail receipt and coupon use among young adult smokers.
Authors: Jane Lewis M. , Bover Manderski M.T. , Delnevo C.D. .
Source: Preventive medicine, 2015 Feb; 71, p. 37-9.
EPub date: 2014-12-12.
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Social norms and its correlates as a pathway to smoking among young Latino adults.
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Source: Social science & medicine (1982), 2015 Jan; 124, p. 187-95.
EPub date: 2014-11-20.
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Stability of sample quality for a national random-digit dialing cellular phone survey of young adults.
Authors: Gundersen D.A. , Peters K.R. , Conner A. , Dayton J. , Delnevo C.D. .
Source: American journal of epidemiology, 2014-11-15; 180(10), p. 1047-9.
EPub date: 2014-10-28.
PMID: 25352574
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Young adults' behavioral intentions surrounding a potential menthol cigarette ban.
Authors: Wackowski O.A. , Manderski M.T. , Delnevo C.D. .
Source: Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 2014 Jun; 16(6), p. 876-80.
EPub date: 2014-02-10.
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Assessing the feasibility and sample quality of a national random-digit dialing cellular phone survey of young adults.
Authors: Gundersen D.A. , ZuWallack R.S. , Dayton J. , Echeverría S.E. , Delnevo C.D. .
Source: American journal of epidemiology, 2014-01-01; 179(1), p. 39-47.
EPub date: 2013-10-07.
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Clashing paradigms: an empirical examination of cultural proxies and socioeconomic condition shaping Latino health.
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Source: Annals of epidemiology, 2013 Oct; 23(10), p. 608-13.
EPub date: 2013-08-23.
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Estimates of cigarette smoking from the NJ adult tobacco survey: real or spurious?
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