Grant: $499,233 - National Institutes of Health - Sep. 24, 2009
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Award Description: A Culturally Informed Tele-Intervention for Minority High Risk Youth & Parents There is emerging evidence to suggest that culturally informed and tailored/flexible intervention can lead to enhanced treatment effects with minority youth (Griner & Smith, 2006). CIFFTA was designed to address unique stressors faced by minority youth in a flexible format that leads to the selection of interventions that best ?fit? the clinical needs and cultural characteristics of the youth. By delivering CIFFTA through a wireless and mobile technology that is user friendly for adolescents, the intervention has the potential to mitigate issues of underutilization of services and the inability of interventions to be accessible to youth in the moments they need them most. This study seeks to enhance, refine, and test in a small randomized clinical trial, a culturally informed and flexible/tailored intervention for high risk minority adolescents and their parents that is delivered via a mobile/wireless system. The proposed study is submitted in response to 06-MD-101* Development of Telehealth Tools to Promote Health and Connect At-Risk Youth to the Health System via Low-Cost, Mobile, and Wireless Technologies. The study: 1) refines and enhances the currently available Culturally Informed and Flexible Family-Based Treatment for Adolescents to meet the needs of African American and Hispanic high risk youth, 2) refines an innovative wireless mobile technology to deliver the culturally informed and tailored material in a multi-media format that includes text, audio, video and graphics, 3) pilot tests the new intervention and its delivery system, and 4) conducts a medium-sized randomized trial of 80 African American and Hispanic adolescents ages 12-15 and their parents to test for feasibility, acceptability, and to obtain preliminary effect size estimates on key risk factors (conduct problems, academic failure, risky sexual behavior, family conflict).
Project Description: The funded study will: 1) create a new intervention that can be delivered via an innovative wireless mobile technology and made culturally appropriate for African American and Hispanic high risk youth, and 2)yield outcome data that indidates whether the intervention is feasible, acceptable, and efficacious in modifying key risk factors such as conduct problems, academic failure, risky sexual behavior, and family conflict.
Jobs Summary: Notification of funding was received one week ago. Final IRB approval is pending and this approval is needed before project funds can be utilized. We expect that hiring can begin in the next 2 weeks. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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