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A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE NAMI PEER-TO-PEER PROGRAM

A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE NAMI PEER-TO-PEER PROGRAM
PI: Kristin Kosyluk
Sponsor: HOGG FOUNDATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Rehabilitative Science
Amount awarded: $21,985

The proposed research aims to recruit and train two NAMI Peer-to-Peer facilitators in El Paso, Texas and to conduct a randomized controlled trial using a waitlist control group to examine the effectiveness of the program in promoting recovery-oriented outcomes. The research will test the hypotheses that individuals participating in the NAMI Peer-to-Peer program experience an increased sense of empowerment, social support, and greater social functioning, a greater sense of empathy and acceptance, a reduction in the perception of stigma as a barrier, an increased sense of hope, and increased knowledge about mental illness compared to the control group.

Posting date: Fri, 09/23/2016

Award start date: Fri, 07/01/2016
Award end date: Sat, 06/30/2018