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Cluster randomised controlled trial of expert system based on the transtheoretical ("stages of change") model for smoking prevention and cessation in schools.

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OBJECTIVES: To examine whether a year long programme based on the transtheoretical model of behaviour change, incorporating three sessions using an expert system computer program and three class lessons, could reduce the prevalence of teenage smoking. DESIGN: Cluster randomised trial comparing the intervention to a control group exposed only to health education as part of the English national curriculum. SETTING: 52 schools in the West Midlands region. PARTICIPANTS: 8352 students in year 9 (a...

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10.1136/bmj.319.7215.948

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Sherratt, E More by this author
Lancashire, R More by this author
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
319
Issue:
7215
Pages:
948-953
Publication date:
1999-10-05
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:53ab3658-81d1-4fd2-a4ed-36cec9485837
Source identifiers:
351577
Local pid:
pubs:351577

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