Towards the sustainability of information campaigns: training Promotores to increase the psychosis literacy of Spanish-speaking communities
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.
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.
Significant increases in the post-training assessment of psychosis literacy were observed.
Promotores can be an important resource in identifying psychosis early and enhancing the sustainability of psychosis literacy information campaigns.
KeywordsPsychosis literacy Spanish language Community lay workers Promotores
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