David Wyrick, MPH, Research Assistant, email@example.com; Cheryl Haworth Wyrick, BS, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Melodie Fearnow-Kenney, PhD, Research Associate, email@example.com; Tanglewood Research, 7017 Albert Pick Road, Suite D, Greensboro, NC 27409
Coverage of Adolescent Substance Use Prevention in State Frameworks for Health Education
Article first published online: 9 OCT 2009
2001 American School Health Association
Journal of School Health
Volume 71, Issue 9, pages 437–442, November 2001
How to Cite
Wyrick, D., Wyrick, C. H., Bibeau, D. L. and Fearnow-Kenney, M. (2001), Coverage of Adolescent Substance Use Prevention in State Frameworks for Health Education. Journal of School Health, 71: 437–442. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.2001.tb07320.x
- Issue published online: 9 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 9 OCT 2009
- March 26, 2001.
ABSTRACT: Ten secondary health education state curriculum frameworks were reviewed for their inclusion of 12 mediators commonly used to prevent adolescent substance use. Specific aims of the investigation were: a) to identify the extent to which the 12 mediators were found in each framework; and b) to identify those frameworks that included Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) sections and determine to what extent the 12 mediators were found in those sections. A panel of three researchers independently reviewed each framework. Beliefs about consequences, decision-making skills, and stress management skills were identified most often while commitment, lifestyle incongruence, and normative beliefs were identified least often. Among states that included ATOD sections, beliefs about consequences and resistance skills were the most commonly identified mediators. Commitment, goal setting, and normative beliefs were not identified in any ATOD sections. Research in prevention and implications for health education are discussed.