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Use of program evaluation in community youth tobacco cessation programs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19814597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine the inclusion of program evaluation components in a national sample of youth tobacco cessation programs. METHODS: Program administrators were interviewed to ascertain program characteristics associated with the inclusion of program evaluation components. RESULTS: Two thirds of all surveyed programs (n=591) had an evaluation component; most included attendance, user satisfaction, and quitting measures. Programs with an evaluation component were significantly more likely to report annual funding greater than the median and to conduct a follow-up with participants. CONCLUSION: Program characteristics and associated evaluation components are summarized, and recommendations are given for a minimal level of program evaluation planning.
Linda Houser-Marko; Amy Sporer; Sherry L Emery; Lisa Hund; Jungwha Lee; Susan J Curry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-09     Completed Date:  2010-02-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Illinois-Chicago, Institute for Health Research and Policy, Chicago, IL 60608, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Community Health Services
Health Care Surveys
Program Evaluation / methods*,  statistics & numerical data*
Tobacco Use Cessation / economics,  methods*
Treatment Outcome
Grant Support
1 T01 CD000189-01/CD/CDC HHS

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