Background: Approximately 18% of Somali youth in Minnesota intend to use tobacco in the next year and youth perceive that 64% of their peers smoke. High perceived prevalence increases tobacco use intentions and initiation, indicating that Somali youth-targeted tobacco prevention efforts are needed. Objectives: To develop a Somali youth-targeted tobacco prevention intervention using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach. Methods: Three focus groups were conducted to inform the development of a tobacco prevention intervention. Three tobacco prevention videos were developed. Twenty interviews were conducted to evaluate the videos. Lessons Learned: It was essential to partner with Somali youth to develop the videos. Recruitment and development of the videos were facilitated through collaborating with trusted, existing community programs. Conclusions: A CBPR approach can be used to develop a culturally tailored intervention. It was important to involve academic and community partners in all stages of the research project.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2017|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors thank all of the youth who participated in this project, including the youth in The Youth Achievers program and youth who attend Lighthouse Academy of Nations. This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health [grant numbers 1P60MD003433, R25CA163184]. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
© 2017 Johns Hopkins University Press.
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- Community health partnerships
- Health promotion
- Midwestern United States
- Qualitative methods
- Tailored intervention
- Tobacco prevention