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Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2015 Apr;50(4):665-9. doi: 10.1007/s00127-014-0992-z. Epub 2014 Dec 18.

Towards the sustainability of information campaigns: training Promotores to increase the psychosis literacy of Spanish-speaking communities.

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Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To assess the acceptability and efficacy of training community health workers (promotores) in Mexico to both recognize psychosis and to teach others to recognize psychosis.

METHODS:

Two studies were carried out utilizing a single-group design. In Study 1, promotores watched a DVD-based psychosis literacy training. In Study 2, promotores were trained to administer a flip-chart version of the program and they then administered it to community residents.

RESULTS:

Significant increases in the post-training assessment of psychosis literacy were observed.

CONCLUSION:

Promotores can be an important resource in identifying psychosis early and enhancing the sustainability of psychosis literacy information campaigns.

PMID:
25520238
PMCID:
PMC4506637
DOI:
10.1007/s00127-014-0992-z
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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