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Prevention evaluation instruments

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Displaying instruments where rea of evaluation is Prevention and Target population is Children
Instrument Areas of evaluation Aspect being evaluated Target population Language
Age of beginning
It has been found that age of beginning to use a substance is a major predictor of later use and problems associated with use. Note: in the instrument on 'Age of Beginning' a low score means a high level of awareness.
Prevention Outcome, Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Children en, es, ro
Assertiveness
Many programmes attempt to teach young people the skills to withstand social pressure. Note: in these instruments a low score means a high level of assertiveness.
Prevention Outcome, Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Adults, Children en, es, ro
Awareness of Community Projects
A scale adapted from evaluations of a number of community projects that sought to establish the extent to which people were aware of and participated in community programmes.
Prevention Process Adolescents, Adults, Children en, es, ro
Bonding to Conventional Institutions
Designed to assess the bonding to institutions (family, school, community, religion, police). Evidence shows that it is a restraining factor in substance use and an important mediator factor for the efficacy of interventions.
Prevention Outcome, Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Adults, Children en, es, ro
Bonding to Parents and Family
In the CORE SCALES the items are built around the extent to which respondents perceive that they get on well with their family and on the importance that they attach to this relationship.
Prevention Outcome, Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Children en, es, ro
Construyendo salud.
Scales used to measure the result indicators during the evaluation process.
Prevention Process, Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Children es, ro
Decision Making Skills
The measurement of decision making skills is of particular relevance where a programme emphasises personal decisions. Note: in the instruments on Decision Making Skills a low score means a high level of decision making skills.
Prevention Outcome, Mediating/risk factors Adolescents, Adults, Children en, es, ro
Experienced Effects of Drug Use
Experienced effects indicate the extent to which respondents have actually experienced particular effects of drug use, rather than whether or not they believe that particular outcomes will occur.
Prevention Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Adults, Children en, es, ro
Implementation of a School Programme: Fidelity to Plan
A rating schedule adapted and modified from a number of sources to reflect the most important dimensions in the formative evaluation of a school programme.
Prevention Process, Mediating/risk factors Adolescents, Children en, es, ro
Involvement of Participants
Designed to assess the involvement of teachers and studentsin the implementation of a programme.
Prevention Process, Mediating/risk factors Adolescents, Children en, es, ro
Motivation and School Attendance
Of all of the important factors predicting dropping out from school, motivation and school attendance are among the most important. This scale is intended for use by student's class teacher at primary or post-primary school.
Prevention Outcome, Mediating/risk factors Adolescents, Children es, ro
National Youth Survey
National Youth Survey is the Data Collection Instrument built to collect individual level data for the National Cross-Site Evaluation of High-Risk Youth (HRY) Programs.
Prevention Process Adolescents, Children en, es
Normative Influences
The most widely accepted approach to the measurement of normative influence is to establish the frequency with respondents perceive peers and relevant other to use a particular substance.
Prevention Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Children es, ro
Normative Influences (II): Approval
Another important feature of normative influence is perceived approval. The questionnaire investigates on a number of items on peer approval ranging from immediate peers (best friends) to remote peers (people of same age).
Prevention Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Children en, es, ro
Parental Regulation
On parental regulation, two aspects are found to be important in relation to drugs, 'strictness and supervision'. The questionnaireinvestigates both overall regulation by parents perceived parental regulation of use of drugs.
Prevention Outcome, Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Children en, es, ro
Parental Risk Factors
Parental risk factors can be divided into broad categories (i) factors specific to drugs (ii) factors relating to supervision and regulation, and (iii) home atmosphere. The CORE SCALES focus on each of these areas.
Prevention Outcome, Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Children en, es, ro
Perceived Access to Drugs
Perceived access to substances is a strong predictor of use and is an important risk factor. The questionnaire focuses on thisaspect rather than attempting to gauge the extent to which such access is possible.
Prevention Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Children en, es, ro
Perceived Extent of Drug Problems
Designed to gauge the perception of the size and extent of the drug problem. It is especially valuable in judging the seriousness of a problem.
Prevention Process, Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Adults, Special populations, Children en, es, ro
Perception of Aspects of School Life
It has been shown that self-perception in school as well as the student's experience of a sense of challenge and perceived value of school are risk factor for drop-out. The CORE SCALE is designed to measure these features.
Prevention Outcome, Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Children es, ro
Perception of Parental Conflict
Parental conflict has been found to be associated with many problems of substance. This scale is concerned with the perception of this conflict by children and adolescents.
Prevention Outcome, Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Children en, es, ro
Perception of Risks Associated with Drug Use
The perception of risk is closely associated with 'beliefs about negative consequences'. Note: in the instrument on Perception of Risks Associated with drug use a low score means a high level of awareness.
Prevention Outcome, Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Adults, Children en, es, ro
Perception of Social Support/Order
It has been found that degree of perceived social support from parents and friends is a restraining factor in relation to drugs. Note: in the instruments on perception of Social Support / Order a low score means a high level of social support.
Prevention Outcome, Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Adults, Children en, es, ro
Problem Behaviour
A large body of evidence shows the relationship between self-reported problem behaviour and drug use. The different forms of problem behaviour will be influenced by the cultural context of the evaluation and by the nature of the intervention.
Prevention Outcome, Mediating/risk factors Adolescents, Adults, Children en, es, ro
Protective Factors- Involvement with Parents
One of the most important protective influences with regard to problem behaviour (including substance use and dropping out from school) is involvement with parents. This scale attempts to measure the frequency of such involvement.
Prevention Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Children es, ro
Ratings of Social and Anti-Social Behaviour (Aggression)
Anti-social behaviour and aggression have been shown to be a major risk factor for drug use. The strongest indicators of such behaviour involve ratings rather than self-reports. The scale is meant for someone familiar with a child/adolescent's behaviour.
Prevention Outcome, Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Children en, es, pt, ro
School Achievement
Of all of the important factors predicting dropping out from school, achievment and motivation as well as school attendance are among the most important. The scale is intended for use by student's class teacher at primary or post-primary school.
Prevention Mediating/risk factors, Needs and planning Adolescents, Children es, ro
Self-Esteem
The CORE SCALE draws on the most commonly used items in the measurement of self-esteem considered as a mediator factor related to experimenting with drugs.
Prevention Outcome, Mediating/risk factors Adolescents, Adults, Children en, es, ro
Skills for Primary School Pupils (in Greek)
Designed to evaluate the process and outcome of the particular educational programme in primary school.
Prevention Process Children el
Telephone Helpline for Children and Youth - Telefon za Otroke in Mladostnike
Designed to record and analyse the calls of a telephone helpline.
Prevention Process Adolescents, Children sl
Test delle Relazioni Interpersonali - TRI test
The TRI test has been specifically developed to evaluate the perception of children and adolescents concerning the quality of their relationship among the social, familiar and school context.
Prevention Outcome, Mediating/risk factors Adolescents, Children it
Use of Combinations of Legal and Illegal Drugs
Considerable attention has been given to the measurement of combinations of legal and illegal drugs which are used on the same occasion. The CORE SCALE has been abstracted from studies which have measured such use as one aspect of drug use.
Prevention Outcome, Needs and planning Adolescents, Adults, Children en, es, ro

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