Kerman University of Medical Sciences

Document Type : Erratum


1 Faculty member, Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, School of Public Health, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Iran.

2 2- Professor, Research Center for Addiction&Risky Behaviors (ReCARB), Psychiatric Department, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran .

3 Professor,Department of Epidemiology.School of Public Health.Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran .

4 MD.Addiction and Behavioral Sciences research center,North khorasan university of medical sciences,Bojnurd,IRAN.

5 5- Assistant Professor of Health Education and Promotion.Department of Health Promotion and Education, School of Public HealthTehran University of Medical Sciences. Tehran,

6 Professor,Department of Health Education and Promotion.School of Public Health .Tehran University of Medical Sciences


Introduction: Developing an educational parenting skills package for parents with substance abuse may be effective in preventing the same problem in their adolescents. Social marketing is one of the approaches facilitating the preparation of educational content for this purpose. Social marketing is a regular and planned process focusing on customers and their needs for encouraging a target group to exhibit a particular behavior or adopt a specific idea. This study protocol aims to use the social marketing approach to prepare an educational parenting skills package for the parents undergoing substance abuse treatment to prevent addiction in their adolescents.

Methods: An educational parenting skills package will be designed and validated by a combination of qualitative research(descriptive phenomenology), scoping review, and Delphi study based on approach Social Marketing(4P= product, price, place, promotion). The package will be prepared in four phases including, educational need assessment, ranking the identified educational needs, determining the suitable health education constructs, modeling, and developing the educational content based on the identified constructs. The designed educational package will be validated from the perspective of the target group (parents undergoing substance abuse treatment) and experts.

Conclusions: Developing educational packages based on a scientific health education approach and mainly the Social Marketing Assessment and Response Tool (SMART) model with an emphasis on market analysis or marketing mix (4P= product, price, place, promotion) can prove effective in attracting the audience and promoting the target activities.