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Journey of Hope in Appalachia, Phase 1 (JOHA1)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04096937
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 20, 2019
Last Update Posted : September 20, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
West Virginia University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gia Mudd, University of Kentucky

Brief Summary:
Rural youth have heightened exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACES) such as poverty, social isolation, chronic hunger, and drug use in the home. These threats can lead to downstream problems with emotion regulation, substance abuse, and heightened vulnerability to chronic disease. Resilience is the capacity to adapt positively in the face of such disadvantage. Youth resilience interventions can buffer the negative effects of ACES. Unfortunately, rural schools and other youth-serving agencies often have inadequate capacity to provide such interventions. Thus, there is a critical need to develop cost-effective, sustainable, and culturally-relevant youth resilience interventions that can be delivered by trained personnel with dedicated time and resources. WVU, UK, and Save The Children have a long-term goal to establish a sustained community-engaged research partnership to promote resilience in Appalachian youth. This is a community-based participatory research (CBPR)-guided study being conducted for the purpose of developing a culturally relevant, intervention to promote Appalachian youth resilience. The intervention, called Journey of Hope in Appalachia (JOHA), has as it's starting point Save The Children's evidence-based Journey of Hope (JOH) program that targets youth experiencing acute stress from natural disasters and similar events. This program will be culturally adapted to promote resilience among Appalachian youth experiencing ACES. JOHA will incorporate positive aspects of Appalachian culture (e.g., storytelling, theater, music) and will be designed for sustainability and eventual dissemination by Save through the Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN) and other regional Networks.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Adverse Childhood Experiences Other: Focus groups

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 72 participants
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Journey of Hope in Appalachia, Phase 1
Estimated Study Start Date : October 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2020

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Appalachian adults
Adults in Appalachia invested in well-being of youth.
Other: Focus groups
Focus groups will be conducted with adult stakeholders and with youth in Appalachia. Feedback from the focus groups will guide cultural tailoring of the Journey of Hope in Appalachia intervention for use in a later phase.

Appalachian youth
Youth from 7th through 12th grade.
Other: Focus groups
Focus groups will be conducted with adult stakeholders and with youth in Appalachia. Feedback from the focus groups will guide cultural tailoring of the Journey of Hope in Appalachia intervention for use in a later phase.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of themes [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Number of themes that emerge from the focus group data useful for guiding cultural tailoring of the Journey of Hope in Appalachia intervention.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 99 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Youth of Appalachia Kentucky and West Virginia and adults who are parents of youth or are stakeholders in the health and well-being of Appalachian youth.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Youth or adults who are residents of Appalachia
  • Able to read and speak in English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Youth or adults who are not residents of Appalachia Kentucky or West Virginia
  • Children under the age of 10

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04096937


Contacts
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Contact: Gia Mudd-Martin, PhD 859-257-4204 Gia.Mudd@uky.edu
Contact: Traci Jarrett, PhD 304-293-1898 tjarrett@hsc.wvu.edu

Locations
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United States, Kentucky
University of Kentucky, Center of Excellence in Rural Health Not yet recruiting
Hazard, Kentucky, United States, 40536-0232
Contact: Gia Mudd-Martin, PhD    859-257-4204    Gia.Mudd@uky.edu   
United States, West Virginia
West Virginia University Not yet recruiting
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States, 26506
Contact: Traci Jarrett, PhD    304-293-1898    tjarrett@hsc.wvu.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Gia Mudd
West Virginia University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Gia Mudd-Martin, PhD University of Kentucky

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Responsible Party: Gia Mudd, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04096937     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 46776
First Posted: September 20, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 20, 2019
Last Verified: September 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Gia Mudd, University of Kentucky:
Resilience
Appalachian youth
Community-based participatory research