Questions and Answers Fact Sheet - Household Longitudinal

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Evaluation of the Food and Drug Administration's 'Fresh Empire' Multicultural Youth Tobacco Prevention Campaign.

Questions and Answers Fact Sheet - Household Longitudinal

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Shape2 Shape1 Attachment 14a: Questions and Answers FOR LONGITUDINAL PARTICIPANTS (EfECT), household survey

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OMB No. 0910-0788

Exp. Date 08/31/2021

RIHSC No. 15-052CTP

Questions and Answers about the Evaluation of the Fresh Empire Campaign on Tobacco (EFECT)

What is the Evaluation of the Fresh Empire Campaign on Tobacco (EFECT)?

The Evaluation of the Fresh Empire Campaign on Tobacco (EFECT) is designed to collect data from youth in order to understand attitudes and beliefs towards tobacco use, as well as youth media use.

Why should I consider allowing my child to participate?

This is an opportunity for your child to contribute to important research related to tobacco use and to help researchers and policy makers understand the impact and effectiveness of public education activities aimed at reducing tobacco use and the health risks of using tobacco.

Who is sponsoring this study?

The study is sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). CTP is responsible for creating strategies to prevent youth from starting to use tobacco and to encourage tobacco users to quit. RTI International (RTI) has been selected by the FDA to conduct each round of the study.

Who is RTI International?

RTI International (RTI) is a not-for-profit research organization located in North Carolina. RTI conducts research projects for a wide variety of government agencies, universities, and private companies. Professional RTI interviewers in your area are conducting the interviews with eligible youth.

How was my child chosen?

At the beginning of the study a random sample of households were sent a short paper survey in the mail. A small portion of the households that returned that paper survey were eligible for an additional in-person interview. A professional RTI interviewer made a personal visit to each eligible household to ask the child who completed the paper survey to voluntarily participate in an in-person survey. We are conducting follow-up surveys with the youth who initially completed the in-person interview.

How will my child be involved?

If your child is under 18 years old, the interviewer will ask your permission to speak with your child about participating in the study. Your child will read questions and answer choices from the computer screen and enter his/her responses directly into the computer. The interviewer will also read some questions off of a computer screen and enter the responses into a computer.

How is the study being conducted?

A professional RTI interviewer will visit each household that does not complete this survey online. At each household, interviewers will request permission from a parent or legal guardian of the eligible youth under the age of 18 to participate in the study. Once parental permission is provided for the eligible youth to participate, the eligible youth will read questions and answer choices from the computer screen and enter his or her responses directly into the computer. We will ask 18 year old youth directly about their participation in the study.

Shape3 How will I recognize the RTI interviewer?

The interviewer will carry an RTI identification badge with his or her picture on it.

How long will it take?

The interview will take about 40 minutes to complete, depending on your child’s answers.

What happens to the information?

Each computerized interview data file—which is identified only by code number—will be electronically transmitted to RTI and removed from the laptop. Survey answers will be combined with all other participants’ answers, and then coded, totaled, and turned into statistics for analysis. As a quality control measure, your household might receive a telephone call from RTI to verify that the interviewer followed the correct steps while completing the survey.

What about privacy?

All RTI interviewers have signed a privacy agreement to not reveal any information to anyone other than authorized project staff. All information collected as part of the study will be kept in strict confidence and used only for statistical purposes, and nothing your child tells us will be reported with your child’s name.

The interviewer will ask for your permission before approaching your child for an interview. At that point, your child may choose whether or not to participate in the study. To protect your child’s privacy, you will not be able to see his/her answers to the interview questions. Answers obtained during the survey will be combined with those from thousands of others from around the country.

Where do I get more information about the study?

Shape4 If you have other questions about this survey, you may call our research team toll-free at 1-800-845-6708, or contact us via email at [email protected] If you have questions about your child’s rights as a study participant in the EFECT study, call toll-free: RTI’s Office of Research Protection at 1-866-214-2043.


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