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Medical Self-Management for Improving Health Behavior Among Individuals in Community Mental Health Settings

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00380536
First Posted: September 26, 2006
Last Update Posted: November 19, 2013
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Collaborator:
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Benjamin Druss, Emory University
  Purpose
This study will evaluate the effectiveness of a medical illness self-management program in improving the health and health behavior of people who are receiving care at a community mental health center.

Condition Intervention
Chronic Disease Mental Illness Behavioral: Peer-Led Health Education Class

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Adapting a Medical Self-Management Program for a Community Mental Health Center

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Benjamin Druss, Emory University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient activation [ Time Frame: Measured at Months 6 and 12 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Health-related quality of life [ Time Frame: Measured at Months 6 and 12 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 111
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Participants will participate in peer-led medical illness self-management group sessions.
Behavioral: Peer-Led Health Education Class
Participants will participate in group sessions once a week for 6 weeks. Sessions will focus on medical self-management, healthy behaviors, and effective use of the general medical system.
No Intervention: 2
Participants will receive treatment as usual.

Detailed Description:

People with serious mental disorders tend to have shorter life expectancies and elevated rates of unhealthy behaviors and chronic illnesses. Peer-led medical illness self-management programs have been shown to be effective in improving the health and health behaviors of people with chronic medical conditions. This type of intervention, however, has yet to be systematically tested in individuals with mental disorders. Community mental health centers provide care to many people of low socioeconomic status who lack medical insurance. This study will evaluate the effectiveness of a medical illness self-management program in improving the health and health behaviors of people who are receiving care at a community mental health center.

Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to either partake in peer-led medical illness self-management group sessions or receive care as usual. Participants assigned to care as usual will continue to receive any services they would have otherwise been offered, but will not receive any additional services through the study. Participants assigned to the medical illness self-management program will attend group sessions once a week for 6 weeks. Sessions will focus on medical self-management, healthy behaviors, and effective use of the general medical system.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Currently receiving treatment at Dekalb Community Service Board
  • Chronic disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of more than two psychiatric or medical hospitalizations within the year prior to study entry
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00380536


Locations
United States, Georgia
Winn Way Mental Health Center
Decatur, Georgia, United States, 30030
Clifton Springs Mental Health Center
Decatur, Georgia, United States, 30034
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Druss, MD, MPH Emory University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Benjamin Druss, Principal Investigator, Emory University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00380536     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB00047631
R34MH078583 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
DAHBR 96-BHB
First Submitted: September 22, 2006
First Posted: September 26, 2006
Last Update Posted: November 19, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013

Keywords provided by Benjamin Druss, Emory University:
Peer-led Education

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Disease
Mental Disorders
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes