Medical Self-Management for Improving Health Behavior Among Individuals in Community Mental Health Settings
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00380536|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 26, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 19, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Chronic Disease Mental Illness||Behavioral: Peer-Led Health Education Class||Not Applicable|
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.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||111 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Adapting a Medical Self-Management Program for a Community Mental Health Center|
|Study Start Date :||September 2006|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2009|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 2010|
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.
- Patient activation [ Time Frame: Measured at Months 6 and 12 ]
- Health-related quality of life [ Time Frame: Measured at Months 6 and 12 ]
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): NCT00380536
|United States, Georgia|
|Winn Way Mental Health Center|
|Decatur, Georgia, United States, 30030|
|Clifton Springs Mental Health Center|
|Decatur, Georgia, United States, 30034|
|Principal Investigator:||Benjamin Druss, MD, MPH||Emory University|