- Team: Diane Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC, FAAN; Paula Cuccaro, PhD (UTHealth School of Public Health); Erica Sibinga, MD, MHS (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine); Kimberly Bender, PhD, MSW (University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work)
- Funding: NIH, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) 7/1/2020—6/30/2023
- Link: Examining the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Tailored Version of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention (MBI) Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness (YEH) - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
- Overview: The purpose of this pilot study is to examine the feasibility and acceptability of a tailored version of .b among YEH aged 18-25 years old. Building on pilot research, researchers work with YEH to tailor .b, including ensuring a trauma-informed approach. Using iterative beta testing with a homeless youth working group (HYWG), the study involves tailoring an intervention and determine appropriate methods and strategies for recruitment, adherence, and retention. Finally, an attention control randomized control trial (RCT) pilot study of the tailored version of .b is conducted to determine feasibility and acceptability of conducting an adequately-powered RCT. The results of the pilot will inform the sample size needed for a fully powered, attention control RCT of the tailored .b to provide robust and clinically useful data on intervention efficacy among YEH.
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