Engaging Pacific Islander Perspectives on Mental Illness and Mental Health Services
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03236766|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : August 2, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 2, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Mental Disorder||Other: Citizens' panels|
Despite enduring high mental health burden, Pacific Islanders have received minimal research or clinical attention in the US. Due to our poor understanding of the issues surrounding Pacific Islander mental health, engaging Pacific Islanders in mental health services has been very difficult.
This study draws from the Cultural Determinants of Help-Seeking Model to address this research and clinical gap by conducting focus groups and citizens' panels to obtain public input from 50 Samoans in LAC and 50 Marshallese in Arkansas on their unique mental health perspectives, needs, barriers and facilitators to services, and strategies to overcome these barriers. The citizens' panels will bring together lay public members, present multiple viewpoints about various mental health issues, and have members deliberate and reach a collective decision on these issues. All group materials will be translated into English, Samoan, and Marshallese, and interpreters will be present during the sessions. The groups will be audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed by the Research Team for themes. Numerical data will also be collected about levels of public awareness about mental illness, mental health stigma, acculturation, and underutilization of mental health services from 100 Samoan and 100 Marshallese community members to better understand these possible service barriers.
Analyzed data will be used to develop a set of intervention components that are likely to increase service engagement among both Samoans and Marshallese. These components will provide the foundation for a universal service engagement intervention for Pacific Islanders that will be developed and tested in future research.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||200 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Engaging Pacific Islander Perspectives on Mental Illness and Mental Health Services|
|Anticipated Study Start Date :||September 30, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||November 30, 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||March 30, 2019|
Other: Citizens' panels
- Number of participants participating in study [ Time Frame: Up to 20 months ]There is no primary quantitative outcome beyond increased knowledge of Pacific Islander mental health beliefs and treatment preferences