Background: Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), have become an area of concern in recent years. In 2020, the CDC reported that there were 3.6 million US middle and high school (HS) students ENDS users. Our previous research developed a video education module. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of our module with HS students using the Health Belief Model. Methods: Students were recruited in a small city private HS. They completed our validated pre- and post- TABS survey via Qualtrics after viewing an educational video and live demonstration/Q&A session. The data were analyzed using SPSS v17. Results: The freshmen and sophomore participants (N= 60) had an average age of 15.7 years; 59.4% were female and 37.7% male; 69.7% White, 10.5% Asian, and 9.2% Black. While 37% reported trying vaping products, the majority believed that 51-75% of their peers vaped regularly. After the intervention there was an increase in perceived severity that vaping causes heart damage (p=0.042) and knowledge of ingredients contained in vaping products, such as acrolein (p=0.001). Additionally, there was an increase in intent to quit (p=0.035). Conclusion/Implications: Our intervention appeared to have a positive impact on the health beliefs, knowledge, and self-efficacy of high school students. This topic is important to be addressed by school and pediatric primary care nurses. Further research needs to be conducted using a reformatted survey, a larger sample, and include college students.
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Ellenbogen, Shira; Cosme, Samantha; Hrynda, Austen; and Felice, Christopher, "Effectiveness of an Intervention Video Education Module for High School (HS) Students on Vaping and Other Nicotine Products" (2022). Research Days Posters 2022. 135.