Evaluation of the Media Detective Program for Elementary School-Aged Children to Prevention Substance Use (MD)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Janis Kupersmidt, Innovation Research & Training
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01060852
First received: January 29, 2010
Last updated: April 10, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this study was to determine whether a media literacy education program taught be teacher to late elementary school students (grades 3-5) positively affected students' critical thinking skills and substance use-related health outcomes.


Condition Intervention
Alcohol Drinking
Tobacco Smoking
Behavioral: Media Detective

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Randomized Controlled Trial Efficacy Study of a Media Literacy Education Substance Use Prevention Program for Elementary School-Aged Children

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Further study details as provided by Innovation Research & Training:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Intent to alcohol or tobacco products [ Time Frame: 2 weeks: pretest and posttest ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Understanding of the persuasive intent of advertising [ Time Frame: 2 weeks: pretest and posttest ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Media deconstruction skills [ Time Frame: 2 weeks: pretest and posttest ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Interest in alcohol-branded merchandise [ Time Frame: 2 weeks: pretest and posttest ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Self-efficacy to refuse offers to use alcohol or tobacco products [ Time Frame: 2 weeks: pretest and posttest ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 679
Study Start Date: March 2006
Study Completion Date: June 2007
Primary Completion Date: June 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Media Detective
10-lesson elementary school, substance use prevention program developed based upon the Message Interpretation Processing model designed to increase children's critical thinking skills about media messages and reduce intent to use tobacco and alcohol products.
Behavioral: Media Detective
10-lesson elementary school, media literacy education, substance use prevention program. Each lesson takes approximately 45 minutes to teach and was taught every school day for 2 weeks.
Other Name: Media literacy education

Detailed Description:

Media Detective is a 10-lesson elementary school, substance abuse prevention program developed based upon the Message Interpretation Processing model designed to increase children's critical thinking skills about media messages and reduce intent to use tobacco and alcohol products. The purpose of this study was to conduct a short-term randomized controlled trial study to evaluate the effectiveness of Media Detective for achieving these goals.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 12 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be able to read and write in English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01060852

Locations
United States, North Carolina
innovation Research & Training
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27707
Sponsors and Collaborators
Innovation Research & Training
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Janis B Kupersmidt, PhD Innovation Research & Training
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Janis Kupersmidt, Senior Research Scientist, Innovation Research & Training
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01060852     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R44 DA016044
Study First Received: January 29, 2010
Last Updated: April 10, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol Drinking
Drinking Behavior

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 19, 2014