Acceptability and Feasibility of the “Yo Sé Lo Que Quiero (YSLQQ)” Program: An Intervention to Prevent Substance Use in Adolescents

Gabriel Salgado*, Sofía Gana, Daniela Valenzuela, Saray Ramirez, Jorge Gaete

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Abstract

Introduction: The use of substances of abuse in adolescents is a public health problem, both because of its prevalence and consequences. Objectives: i) To develop a culturally adapted version of the Unplugged program in Chile, renamed Yo Sé Lo Que Quiero (YSLQQ), for substance use prevention; ii) To evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of its implementation. Method: Pilot study, with randomized controlled trial design, with two arms (Intervention Group, IG; and Control Group, CG). The sample consisted of 1,556 students from 6th to 8th grade from six schools (1:1 ratio) in Santiago, Chile. The IG received the 12 sessions of the YSLQQ program and the CG the usual substance use prevention activities. Acceptability was assessed through a student questionnaire, and feasibility through teacher self-report. Results: More than half of the students reported that they liked the sessions. 61.3% were satisfied with the duration of the program and 61.7% with the activities. Some 68% agree that the program helped them to have more refusal skills towards tobacco, alcohol and drug use in the future. On the other hand, in relation to feasibility, 88.9% of the teachers remained faithful to the manual and 91.6% of the activities were fulfilled according to the manual. Conclusions: The present study demonstrated that “Yo Sé Lo Que Quiero” program is acceptable and feasible for future implementation in adolescents.
Translated title of the contributionAcceptability and Feasibility of the “Yo Sé Lo Que Quiero (YSLQQ)” Program: An Intervention to Prevent Substance Use in Adolescents
Original languageSpanish
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2021
EventXXXVIII Congreso Sociedad de Psiquiatría y Neurología de la Infancia y Adolescencia - Santiago, Chile
Duration: 28 Sep 20212 Oct 2021
Conference number: XXXVIII

Conference

ConferenceXXXVIII Congreso Sociedad de Psiquiatría y Neurología de la Infancia y Adolescencia
Country/TerritoryChile
CitySantiago
Period28/09/212/10/21

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