Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Health Promotion Practice

Publisher

Society for Public Health Education

Publication Date

9-2010

Abstract

This study describes and provides results from a process evaluation of a lay health advisor (LHA) model to enhance participation in a clinical trial of the effectiveness of motivational interviewing on smoking cessation in college fraternity and sorority members. The implementation of the model had two phases: (a) the selection and training of LHAs as liaisons between research staff and participants and (b) LHAs’ roles in recruitment and retention. Perceptions of the LHA model were explored using survey questionnaires. Trial participants (N = 118) and LHAs (N = 8) were generally satisfied with the model and identified LHAs as helpful to participation. Seventy-four percent of chapter members were screened and 73% of participants received three of the four motivational interviewing sessions. These results indicate the LHA model was well received and met the needs of the research project.

DOI

10.1177/1524839908325065

Comments

The publisher's final edited version of this article is available at Health Promotion Practice

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©2010 Shiloh Jordan Varvel, Nikole J. Cronk, Kari Jo Harris, Anne B. Scott

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