Evaluation of Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma (ALMA): A Pilot Promotora Intervention Focused on Stress and Coping Among Immigrant Latinas
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Recent immigrant Latinas are at increased risk of poor mental health due to stressors associated with adapting to life in the United States. This study evaluated Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma, a promotora intervention to reduce stress and promote health and coping among recent immigrant Latinas. Using a pre- and post-test design, we evaluated mental health outcomes, specifically, in promotoras. Promotoras’ knowledge levels related to role of promotora and stress management increased, depressive symptoms and stress levels decreased, and coping responses and perceived social support increased as well. Results suggest that promotora programs may be an effective way to improve mental health in recent immigrant Latinas.
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- 1. Division of Community Health, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 104425, Durham, NC, 27710, USA
- 2. Department of Health Services, The University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
- 3. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
- 4. Department of Social Medicine and Department of Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA