The Impact of Family Financial Support on Health Related Quality of Life

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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Quality of Life
Socioeconomic Status

Treatments

Behavioral: Access to referral to social services
Behavioral: Financial Coaching

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02722005
UCLASchickedanzFCHRQOL

Details and patient eligibility

About

The investigators have partnered with financial coaching organizations to establish what the investigators have termed a "Medical-Financial Partnership (MFP)" that offers financial coaching to improve financial and mental health. The investigators will evaluate the MFP's impact on health related quality of life using the Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) 10 Global Short Form.

Full description

Financial coaching is a new tool in the field of community development, but it has already demonstrated significant financial impact in a number of studies, including one randomized trial conducted by the Urban Institute. Financial coaching improves participant financial literacy, budgeting, saving for financial emergencies, and debt level. The investigators' project will help clinicians and the field of community economic development understand health and well-being through a new economic lens and assess the health-related impacts of the emerging field of financial coaching. The investigators have partnered with financial coaching organizations to establish what they have termed a "Medical-Financial Partnership (MFP)" that offers financial coaching to improve financial and mental health. The investigators will evaluate the MFP's impact on health related quality of life using the Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS)10 Global Short Form. Community-based participants will be recruited from South Los Angeles and randomized to receive either monthly financial coaching plus access to referral for social services (intervention) or access to referral for social services alone (control). Inclusion criteria include having dependents under age 18, having some form of income, and having a tax identification number (social security number or Individual Tax Identification Number). Participants will be surveyed quarterly regarding their health related quality of life using the PROMIS-10 Global Short Form.

Enrollment

150 patients

Sex

All

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Participants must be caregivers/parents with one or more child dependents, some form of income, and a tax identification number.

Exclusion criteria

  • Inability to participate in financial coaching due to activity/cognitive limitations or primary language other than English or Spanish.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Health Services Research

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

150 participants in 2 patient groups

Financial Coaching & Access to Services
Experimental group
Description:
Enrollment in one-to-one financial coaching intervention to support savings, income, and credit while reducing debt using available tools in the community development field.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Financial Coaching
Behavioral: Access to referral to social services
Access to Services
Active Comparator group
Description:
Participants will have access to a host of referrals to social services (this is the intervention for this group)
Treatment:
Behavioral: Access to referral to social services

Trial contacts and locations

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