Safety Net Support Use in California (ACCESS)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04485377|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 24, 2020
Last Update Posted : November 17, 2020
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||530 participants|
|Official Title:||Assessing Californians Communities' Experiences With Safety Net Supports Survey|
|Actual Study Start Date :||August 1, 2020|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||March 31, 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 30, 2022|
- Poverty: survey [ Time Frame: Baseline ]Income Assets Food insecurity (USDA 6-Item Food Security Module, range=0-6 with 0=high food security and 6=very low food security) Food resources
- Employment: survey [ Time Frame: Baseline ]Employment type and status over the past year, earned/unearned income, transfers
- Safety net participation and perceptions of participation: survey [ Time Frame: Baseline ]Safety net program participation & enrollment in programs, such as WIC, SNAP, Unemployment Insurance, Medi-Cal, CHIP, Covered CA, and paid sick leave and other poverty alleviation programs, perceived barriers, amount of benefits received, stigma (Welfare Stigma Scale: 6-item Treatment Welfare Stigma Scale, a multiple choice format questionnaire, possible scores 6-30, with 30 representing high stigma towards participating in welfare programs from other individuals.)
- Mental health: survey [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
CES-D - Center for Epidemiologic Studies- Depression scale (Depression Scale: 10-item Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESD-10), a multiple choice format questionnaire, possible scores 0-30, with 30 representing a high risk of depression diagnosis.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale: 7-item Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale (GAD-7), a multiple choice format questionnaire, possible scores 0-21, with 21 representing a high risk of generalized anxiety diagnosis.
- Physical Health: survey [ Time Frame: Baseline ]Adult and child self-rated health, comparing self-rated health to 12 months ago, occurrence of health, developmental, emotional, or behavioral problem.
- Health care utilization: survey [ Time Frame: Baseline ]Health care utilization, insurance, concerns about affording healthcare, last visit with a healthcare provider, delays in receiving healthcare, forgoing healthcare.
- COVID-19-related questions [ Time Frame: Baseline ]Effect on employment and income, essential worker, childcare/schooling, shelter-in-place, housing stability and changes, experiences with racial discrimination, risk for contracting COVID-19, ability to self-isolate, ability to partake in behaviors to prevent spread of COVID-19. Questions pulled from two different surveys: The Epidemic/Pandemic Questionnaire and COVID-19 Community Outcome Surveys.
- Tax Credit Question [ Time Frame: Baseline ]Self-perceived awareness, eligibility, participation, sources of information, intended vs actual spending patterns of Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), CA EITC, Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC), and federal child tax credit (CTC), resources used to file taxes, reasons for participation or lack of participation
- 2018 and 2019 Tax Return Data: survey [ Time Frame: Baseline ]Awareness of tax filing deadline changes, tax filing status, number of dependents, EITC receipt, amount of EITC received, adjusted gross income, federal CTC receipt, amount of federal CTC received CA EITC receipt, amount of CA EITC receipt, YCTC receipt, amount of YCTC received.
- Racial discrimination: survey [ Time Frame: Baseline ]Perception of safety, major experiences of racial discrimination, minor experiences of racial discrimination. Questions pulled from Major Experiences of Discrimination Scale and Racial Microaggressions Scale.
- Housing: survey [ Time Frame: Baseline ]Housing status, house ownership/characteristics, current living situation, access to bathrooms, housing crowding, housing quality, cross streets, zip code, rent payment amount, frequency of rent payments, rental assistance program participation, trouble paying utilities, living in a "doubled up" arrangement, letting others live with them in a "doubled up" arrangement, history of homelessness in childhood, history of homelessness in adulthood
- Attitudinal variables: survey [ Time Frame: Baseline ]Attitudes about public assistance, civic engagement, role of government
- Food insecurity: survey [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
Food Insecurity Survey: 6-item Food Insecurity Scale, a multiple choice format questionnaire, possible scores 0-6, with 6 representing very low food insecurity.
Food Insecurity Survey - Kids Module: 9 additional questions to assess childrens' food insecurity.
Self-perceived food insecurity comparison to 12 months ago Changes in food-related habits. Questions pulled from United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition.
- Housing-related changes from COVID-19: survey [ Time Frame: Baseline ]Ability to pay rent, application to emergency housing money, reasons for not applying to emergency funding, number of moves, reasons for moves (e.g. difficulty paying rent, eviction), knowledge of eviction moratoriums, legal assistance seeking behavior
- Demographic information: survey [ Time Frame: Baseline ]Gender, age, education level, race/ethnicity, marital status, number of children, birthplace, language spoken at home. Questions were pulled from National Health Interview Survey.
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): NCT04485377
|United States, California|
|UC Berkeley School of Public Health||Recruiting|
|Berkeley, California, United States, 94704|
|Contact: Lia CH Fernald, PhD, MBA 510-643-9113 email@example.com|