Padres Informados/Jovenes Preparados is a community-based participatory, family-focused tobacco prevention intervention for immigrant Latino families of adolescents. We conducted a participatory randomized controlled trial including 352 Latino families. Parents and youth in the intervention condition engaged in eight family skill building sessions. Participants completed baseline and 6-month postintervention surveys assessing smoking susceptibility and contextual factors. While the intervention did not affect smoking susceptibility overall, it resulted in lower smoking susceptibility among youth in families with less adherence to traditional Latino cultural values. This family cultural orientation is a key consideration for tobacco prevention interventions focused on Latino youth.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This project is funded by National Cancer Institute U54 Center grant, "Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaboration" 1U54CA153603 and supported by grant number UL1TR000114 from the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health.
- Community-based participatory research
- Family-based intervention
- Latino adolescent
- Tobacco use