A Family-Based Alcohol Preventive Intervention for Latino Emerging Adults (LEA)

U

University of Oregon

Status

Completed

Conditions

Identity, Social
Binge Alcohol Consumption
High-Risk Sex
Parenting
Driving Under the Influence
Risk Behavior, Health

Treatments

Behavioral: Latino Emerging Adults (LEA)

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT05437081
06162016.026

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of the proposed study was to develop a family-based drinking prevention intervention for Latino emerging adults (EAs) and Latino parents of EAs. Although drinking rates for Latinos are lower than those for Whites in terms of the prevalence of alcohol use, the consequences of alcohol use (e.g., drunk driving, unplanned/unprotected sex, alcohol-related injuries) appear to be more severe for Latinos, especially those 18-23 years old. The investigators developed a brief (4 session) intervention for each of EAs and parents focused on identity development and parent support for EAs, respectively.

Full description

The purpose of the proposed study was to develop a family-based drinking prevention intervention for Latino emerging adults (EAs) and Latino parents of EAs. The investigators specifically targeted EAs aged 18-23. Although drinking rates for Latinos are lower than those for Whites in terms of the prevalence of alcohol use, the consequences of alcohol use (e.g., drunk driving, unplanned/unprotected sex, alcohol-related injuries) appear to be more severe for Latinos, especially those 18-23 years old. The intervention program included four sessions with emerging adults (EA) in a group setting, and four sessions with groups of parents of EAs. This dual-site project was developed in Oregon and Florida in three phases: (1) development of the intervention components; (2) initial pilot testing and focus group feedback (including modifying the intervention and revising the manuals); and (3) a randomized pilot study. The EA component was developed by integrating identity-based intervention strategies that have been used successfully with adolescents and EAs, ensuring that they are developmentally and culturally appropriate. The parenting component was developed by adapting efficacious parenting strategies used with adolescents so that the activities were developmentally and culturally appropriate for parents of EAs. As the pilot study launch coincided with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the investigators adapted the original in-person approaches for online delivery.

Enrollment

83 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Emerging adult criteria:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 23 years old upon recruitment
  • Identify as Latina/o, Hispanic, Chicana/o, or have been born or descended from a parent or grandparent from Mexico or another nation in Central or South America or the Spanish-speaking Caribbean
  • Intend to remain in the area for the four months following their recruitment into the study in order to participate in the intervention, if selected

Parent criteria:

  • Have a child between the ages of 18 and 23 years old
  • Identify as Latina/o, Hispanic, Chicana/o, or have been born or descended from a parent from Mexico, or a nation in Central or South America or the Spanish-speaking Caribbean
  • Speak and understand Spanish

Exclusion criteria

Emerging adult criteria:

• EAs are not themselves a parent or stepparent

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

83 participants in 2 patient groups

EMERGE program
Experimental group
Description:
Participants were randomly assigned to one of two conditions: intervention or control. Intervention participants engaged in a 4 session program named the EMERGE program focused on identity development (emerging adults) or support for emerging adults (parents). Control participants received referrals to community agencies for behavioral and mental health support as needed.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Latino Emerging Adults (LEA)
Referral services as needed
No Intervention group
Description:
Participants were randomly assigned to one of two conditions: intervention or control. Control participants received services as usual.

Trial contacts and locations

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