Family- or individual-level multiple risk behaviour interventions to prevent tobacco use — evidence summary

Summary of the evidence

Rating:
Unknown effectiveness

A recent systematic review (MacArthur et al 2018) of 70 RCTs addressing two or more risk behaviours (with a follow-up period of at least six months) and targetting children up to 18 years of age found:

  • little or no effect of family- or individual-level multiple risk behaviour interventions to prevent tobacco use (moderate to low-quality evidence, with few studies available for comparisson, n≤ 4)

Details

Note: this evidence summary is only valid for the outcomes, target groups, settings and substances/patterns of use described below.

Name of response option:
family- or individual-level interventions
Desired outcome(s):
reduce substance use
Area(s)
Prevention
Specific substance or pattern of use:
tobacco
Target group(s) or setting(s):
young people

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