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SME Ambassadors Pilot Project Research Study

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified November 2017 by Dr. Wang Man-Ping, The University of Hong Kong
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT03332823
First Posted: November 6, 2017
Last Update Posted: November 6, 2017
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Collaborator:
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Wang Man-Ping, The University of Hong Kong
  Purpose

Aims: To enhance mental well-being of adults by creating a positive, happy and joyful environment in the community.

Targets: Adults aged 18-59 in Hong Kong.

Methods: SME Ambassadors Pilot Project will adopt the public health and family-focused approach, under the brand name of "Joyful@HK Campaign". Evidence-based and Evidence Generating approach with vigorous study design, both qualitative (e.g. focus groups) and quantitative (e.g. pre- and post- test), will be used to evaluate the overall programme effectiveness including follow-up of at least one month ("best science"). To ensure the practicability and sustainability of the community-based engagement project, we will engage community partners with strong track records of "best practice" to design, plan, and implement the intervention. This project will use innovative and integrated positive psychology and public health theories and methods to plan brief, simple, and cost-effective intervention.

Significance: By using "best science" in the design and evaluation of intervention programme, and the "best practice" of the partners' skills, experience and strong connection with service targets in the community, the intervention, if proven to be effective, for promoting sharing, mind and enjoyment and enhancing mental well-being can be further developed and widely disseminated to and adopted by the practitioners in the health and social service sectors for replication and improvement to benefit the whole population.


Condition Intervention
Mental Well-being Happiness Behavioral: SME Ambassadors training & program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Community-based Mental Wellness Project for Adolescents and Adults: SME (Sharing, Mind, Enjoyment) Ambassadors Pilot Project

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Dr. Wang Man-Ping, The University of Hong Kong:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in participants' frequency of performing the suggested Sharing, Mind and Enjoyment (SME) related behaviours [ Time Frame: T1: baseline; T3: one-month follow-up after baseline; T4: three-month follow up after baseline ]
    The frequency of performing the SME (Sharing: share happy experience with others, help others, express care to others; Mind: recall the good memory, be grateful for what you already have, keep positive; Enjoyment: enjoy physical activity) related behaviours in the past 7 days will be assessed. The questions are rated 0-7 with 0 indicating none of this behavior happened in the past 7 days and 7 indicating this behavior happened every day in the past 7 days.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in personal happiness from baseline to three-month after baseline [ Time Frame: T1: baseline; T3: one-month follow-up after baseline; T4: three-month follow up after baseline ]
    Personal happiness will be assessed by Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS). SHS was rated on 7-point scale with 1 indicating no happiness at all and 7 indicating extreme happiness. To score the scale, the 4th item will be coded reversely and mean of the 4 items will be computed.

  • Changes in mental well-being from baseline to three-month after baseline [ Time Frame: T1: baseline; T3: one-month follow-up after baseline; T4: three-month follow up after baseline ]
    Mental well-being will be assessed by validated Chinese version of 7-item Warwick Edinburgh Well-being Scale. Each item ranges from 1 to 5 and the scale will be scored by first summing the score for each of the 7 items and then transforming the total score for each person according to a conversion table.

  • Changes in family relationship from baseline to three-month after baseline [ Time Frame: T1: baseline; T3: one-month follow-up after baseline; T4: three-month follow up after baseline ]
    Self-perceived understanding, intimacy, and family communication will be assessed by three questions (rated 0-10).

  • Changes in individual and family health from baseline to three-month after baseline [ Time Frame: T1: baseline; T3: one-month follow-up after baseline; T4: three-month follow up after baseline ]
    Self-perceived health, at the individual and family level will be assessed by two questions respectively (rated 0-10).

  • Changes in family happiness from baseline to three-month after baseline [ Time Frame: T1: baseline; T3: one-month follow-up after baseline; T4: three-month follow up after baseline ]
    Self-perceived happiness, at the individual and family level will be assessed by two questions respectively (rated 0-10).

  • Changes in family harmony from baseline to three-month after baseline [ Time Frame: T1: baseline; T3: one-month follow-up after baseline; T4: three-month follow up after baseline ]
    Self-perceived family harmony will be assessed by a single question (rated 0-10).

  • Changes in knowledge and perception of mixed anxiety and depressive disorders [ Time Frame: T1: baseline; T2: immediate post intervention; T3: one-month follow-up after baseline; T4: three-month follow up after baseline ]
    Knowledge and perception of mixed anxiety and depressive disorders will be assessed by 4 questions (2 questions about understanding of symptoms, 1 about the intention of help seeking, 1 about support seeking from families) rated 0-10.

  • Satisfaction towards SME Ambassador Pilot Project [ Time Frame: T2: immediate post intervention; T3: one-month follow-up after baseline; T4: three-month follow up after baseline ]
    Satisfaction towards programme will be assessed by conducting focus group and program evaluation measures (general satisfaction, self-perceived helpfulness and likely-to-recommend level) rated 0-10.

  • The social impact of the community-based engagement project [ Time Frame: Up to four months ]
    The social impact of the community-based engagement project will be evaluated by conducting community stakeholders' in-depth interviews.

  • The process of community based intervention programme [ Time Frame: Up to four months ]
    Assessed by a Process Evaluation on-site observation form, and a series of checklists including Resources input record sheet, Participants' attendance form, Programme rundown, Attendance record form, and NGOs' final report. The components of process evaluation, including context, reach, dose delivered, dose received, fidelity and recruitment will be assessed.

  • Outcomes of community engagement process [ Time Frame: Up to four months ]
    Outcomes of community engagement process will be assessed by a self-designed questionnaire survey.


Estimated Enrollment: 60
Actual Study Start Date: September 20, 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 30, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 30, 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: SME Ambassadors training & program
- SME Ambassadors will participate in train-the-ambassador workshops and provide voluntary services and promote mental well-being activities to vulnerable groups.
Behavioral: SME Ambassadors training & program
  • Two train-the-ambassador workshops: to train the ambassadors on positive thinking and understanding of adult mental health problem (in particular the mixed anxiety and depressive disorder) and mental well-being.
  • The trained SME ambassadors will provide voluntary services and promote mental well-being messages to vulnerable groups, such as ex-mental illness people, new arrivals, etc.

Detailed Description:

SME Ambassadors Pilot Project is one of the six Community-based Mental Wellness Project for Adolescents and Adults, which aims at enhancing mental well-being of adolescents, adults and their families by creating a positive, happy and joyful environment in the community. The Project is funded by Health Care and Promotion Fund of Food and Health Bureau.

SME Ambassadors Pilot Project is organized by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and led by School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong(HKU). The project will organize two train-the-ambassador workshops to train 60-80 SME ambassadors on positive thinking and understanding of adult mental health problem (in particular the mixed anxiety and depressive disorder) and mental well-being.

The trained SME ambassadors will provide voluntary services and promote mental well-being messages to vulnerable groups, such as ex-mental illness people, new arrivals, etc.

The major subjects of the SME Ambassadors Pilot Project are 60-80 SME ambassadors who aged 18-59. 10-12 service providers from NGO service units (community partners) and 100-120 voluntary service recipients will also be involved in the study. Pre- and post-test evaluation will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention programme.

In the study, SME Ambassadors will be invited to complete questionnaires to measure their sharing, mind and enjoyment related behavioural indicators and invited to attend the focus group interviews to understand their experience during the programme; while community partners will be invited to attend individual interviews to collect their feedback and components on improving future community-based mental wellness programme.

Evaluation will be conducted during the programme implementation stage. The effectiveness of the intervention, as well as the level of participation and ratings for the intervention will also be evaluated.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

1) SME Ambassadors (major subjects):

  • Adults who aged 18-59
  • Chinese speaking
  • Able to complete study questionnaires/ focus groups (2) Service recipients (which may include children/adolescents)
  • Chinese speaking
  • Able to complete study questionnaires/ focus groups (3) Community partners
  • Service provider and participating NGO service units
  • Chinese speaking
  • Able to complete study questionnaires/ individual in-depth interviews

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those who cannot read Chinese
  • Those who suffered from severe mental illness
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03332823


Contacts
Contact: Man Ping Wang 852 39176636 mpwang@hku.hk
Contact: Yuying Sun 852 39179144 gyysun@hku.hk

Locations
Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service Recruiting
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact: Moses Mui    28642929    Moses.Mui@hkcss.org.hk   
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Man Ping Wang The University of Hong Kong
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Wang Man-Ping, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03332823     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SPH-MHP-HKCSS02
First Submitted: October 29, 2017
First Posted: November 6, 2017
Last Update Posted: November 6, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Dr. Wang Man-Ping, The University of Hong Kong:
Mental health
Mental well-being
Community-based engagement
Positive psychology
Public health approach