Alaska Native Collaborative Hub for Resilience Research (ANCHRR)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03131739|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : April 27, 2017
Last Update Posted : April 27, 2017
The goal of the Alaska Native Resilience Research Study (ANRRS) is to identify community-level protective factors that can most effectively reduce co-occurring youth suicide and alcohol risk. The following specific aims will help us achieve this overarching goal. The research team will: (1): Assess the association of a set of modifiable cultural, community and institutional factors (protective community factors) with suicide, suicidal behaviors (ideation, attempt), and associated adverse outcomes (accidental death, alcohol-misuse requiring healthcare) in 64 rural and remote Alaska Native villages to identify community-level factors that are most predictive of youth health outcomes; (2): In a stratified random sample of six communities, use quantitative methods to test a multi-level model of individual-level youth protective factors as predictors of individual-level youth resilience from suicide risk outcomes; and (3): Develop and disseminate a method—Alaska Community Resilience Mapping (AK-CRM)—for communities to measure and strategically strengthen their protective capabilities to increase youth health and reduce the risk for suicide.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||585 participants|
|Observational Model:||Ecologic or Community|
|Official Title:||Alaska Native Resilience Research Study|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||December 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||August 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 2021|
Community Level Assessment
65 communities will undergo assessment of community / structural variables through review of public records and 3-5 key community interviewees per community.
Individual Level Assessment
A subset of 6 communities will be elected through a stratification process. Youth will complete a set of protective factors measures and outcomes. Adults will complete a section of the Neighborhood Matters survey.
- Community Level Assessment: suicide and accidental deaths [ Time Frame: Year 2 ]The Trauma Registry and the Alaska Violent Death Reporting System (AKVDRS) will be used to document suicide and accidental deaths
- Individual Level Assessment: Youth: Individual: Communal Mastery Scale [ Time Frame: Year 4 ]Collective efficacy: solving life challenges through joining with others
- Individual Level Assessment: Youth: Family: Family Relationship Scale [ Time Frame: Year 4 ]Quality of family relationships
- Individual Level Assessment: Suicide Risk Resilience: Reasons for Life [ Time Frame: Year 4 ]Alaska Native cultural beliefs and experiences that make life enjoyable, worthwhile, and provide meaning
- Community Level Assessment: Community Protective Factors [ Time Frame: Year 2 ]A structured interview guide will ask community experts in each village about the extent to which protective factors related to effective services, community development, self-determination/local control, cultural continuity are present
- Individual Level Assessment: Alcohol Risk: Reflective Processes Resilience: Reflective Processes [ Time Frame: Year 4 ]9-item measure of awareness of the reciprocal consequences of one's behavior across people and time, and focuses on reasons for sobriety through a culturally patterned type of awareness used in thinking over potential negative consequences of alcohol
- Individual Level Assessment: Youth: Community: Community Protective Factors [ Time Frame: Year 4 ]Perceived support and opportunities in community
- Individual Level Assessment: Youth: Social Connection: Awareness of Connectedness [ Time Frame: Year 4 ]Awareness of the interrelated welfare of the individual with family, community, and the natural environment
- Individual Level Assessment: Adult: Protective Community Factors: Protective Community Factors [ Time Frame: Year 4 ]Community level organizational features of local control and cultural continuity
- Individual Level Assessment: Adult: Community Social Processes: Informal Social Control [ Time Frame: Year 4 ]Question stem for generally held beliefs was, "People in this village believe that…" 6-items related to child welfare ("adults should know where their children are.", 10 items for child management ("adults should do something if a child is doing something dangerous"), 4-items related to adolescent behavior ("It is wrong for teenagers to fist fight."), 6-items related to crime ("People should do something if a neighbor's house is being vandalized.") and 5 items related to community member responsibility ("People should take action to make the village better.")
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03131739
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