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Diffusion of an effective tobacco prevention program. Part II: Evaluation of the adoption phase.
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PMID:  10158027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper presents the results of theory-based intervention strategies to increase the adoption of a tobacco prevention program. The adoption intervention followed a series of dissemination intervention strategies targeted at 128 school districts in Texas. Informed by Social Cognitive Theory, the intervention provided opportunities for districts to learn about and model themselves after 'successful' school districts that had adopted the program, and to see the potential for social reinforcement through the knowledge that the program had the potential to have an important influence on students' lives. The proportion of districts in the Intervention condition that adopted the program was significantly greater than in the Comparison condition (P < 0.001). Stepwise logistic regression indicated that the variables most closely related to adoption among intervention districts were teacher attitudes toward the innovation and organizational considerations of administrators. Recommendations for the development of effective strategies for the diffusion of innovations are presented.
G S Parcel; N M O'Hara-Tompkins; R B Harrist; K M Basen-Engquist; L K McCormick; N H Gottlieb; M P Eriksen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health education research     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0268-1153     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Educ Res     Publication Date:  1995 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-18     Completed Date:  1996-07-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608459     Medline TA:  Health Educ Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-307     Citation Subset:  T    
Center for Health Promotion Research and Development, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77225-9960, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Administrative Personnel / psychology
Attitude to Health
Decision Making, Organizational*
Diffusion of Innovation*
Health Education / organization & administration*
Logistic Models
Organizational Policy
Program Evaluation
School Health Services / organization & administration*
Smoking / prevention & control*
Grant Support
5 R01 CA45970/CA/NCI NIH HHS

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