Learning Objective 1: demonstrate application of Community-Based Participatory Research approach on mental health with rural populations.
Learning Objective 2: describe role of Advisory Board in the process of collecting culturally relevant mental health data from rural Latino immigrants.
Results: Content analysis from CAB scribes’ notes revealed the following categories: Community Knowledge, Caring for the Community, Community Members’ Roles in Future Studies and Groups Dynamics. Descriptive statistics will be presented for 1) Women (N=48): Demographic Questionnaire-W, Patient Health Questionnaire- Depression Scale (PHQ-9) and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (SES) and 2) Latino children (ages 8-17, N=48): Demographic Questionnaire-C, the Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI), and the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale, Second Edition (PH2). A significant stressor identified in mothers and children was the experience of social isolation.
Conclusion: CBPR studies present new opportunities for recruitment of hard-to-reach populations. This study generated essential data for development of a larger CBPR study to address social isolation with culturally appropriate strategies and to promote mental health among Latino mothers and children in rural areas.