Activating lay health influencers to promote tobacco cessation

Myra L Muramoto, John R. Hall, Mark Nichter, Mimi Nichter, Mikel Aickin, Tim Connolly, Eva Matthews, Jean Z. Campbell, Harry A. Lando

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the effect of tobacco cessation brief-intervention (BI) training for lay "health influencers," on knowledge, self-efficacy and the proportion of participants reporting BI delivery post-training. Methods: Randomized, community-based study comparing Inperson or Web-based training, with mailed materials. Results: In-person and Webtraining groups had significant post-training cessation knowledge and self-efficacy gains. All groups increased the proportion of individuals reporting BIs at follow-up, with no significant between-group differences. Irrespective of participants' prior intervention experience, 80%-86% reported BIs within the past 90 days; 71%- 79% reported >1 in the past 30. Conclusions: Web and In-person training significantly increase health influencer cessation knowledge and self-efficacy. With minimal prompting and materials, even persons without BI experience can be activated to encourage tobacco cessation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-403
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

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Self Efficacy
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human being
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community

Keywords

  • Brief intervention
  • Community
  • Tobacco cessation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology

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Activating lay health influencers to promote tobacco cessation. / Muramoto, Myra L; Hall, John R.; Nichter, Mark; Nichter, Mimi; Aickin, Mikel; Connolly, Tim; Matthews, Eva; Campbell, Jean Z.; Lando, Harry A.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 38, No. 3, 05.2014, p. 392-403.

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Muramoto, ML, Hall, JR, Nichter, M, Nichter, M, Aickin, M, Connolly, T, Matthews, E, Campbell, JZ & Lando, HA 2014, 'Activating lay health influencers to promote tobacco cessation', American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 392-403. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.38.3.8
Muramoto, Myra L ; Hall, John R. ; Nichter, Mark ; Nichter, Mimi ; Aickin, Mikel ; Connolly, Tim ; Matthews, Eva ; Campbell, Jean Z. ; Lando, Harry A. / Activating lay health influencers to promote tobacco cessation. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 2014 ; Vol. 38, No. 3. pp. 392-403.
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