Project D.A.R.E. outcome effectiveness revisited.

Abstract:

OBJECTIVES:We provide an updated meta-analysis on the effectiveness of Project D.A.R.E. in preventing alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use among school-aged youths. METHODS:We used meta-analytic techniques to create an overall effect size for D.A.R.E. outcome evaluations reported in scientific journals. RESULTS:The overall weighted effect size for the included D.A.R.E. studies was extremely small (correlation coefficient = 0.011; Cohen d = 0.023; 95% confidence interval = -0.04, 0.08) and nonsignificant (z = 0.73, NS). CONCLUSIONS:Our study supports previous findings indicating that D.A.R.E. is ineffective.

journal_name

Am J Public Health

authors

West SL,O'Neal KK

doi

10.2105/ajph.94.6.1027

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2004-06-01 00:00:00

pages

1027-9

issue

6

eissn

0090-0036

issn

1541-0048

pii

94/6/1027

journal_volume

94

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