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Fam Community Health. 2017 Apr/Jun;40(2):170-179. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000147.

Cultural Contributors to Smoking Susceptibility Outcomes Among Latino Youth: The Padres Informados/Jovenes Preparados Participatory Trial.

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Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Drs Allen and Garcia-Huidobro); Center for Family Development, University of Minnesota Extension, St Paul (Drs Hurtado and Alvarez de Davila); Department of Family Social Science, University of Minnesota, St Paul (Dr Garcia-Huidobro); Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (Dr Garcia-Huidobro); Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Ms Davey); Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Dr Forster); Department of Family and Community Medicine, AquĆ­ Para Ti/Here for You Clinic for Latino Youth, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Ms Reynoso and Dr Veronica Svetaz); Centro Tyrone Guzman, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Ms Linares); and Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe (Dr Gonzales).


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.


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