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American Indian/Alaska Native Culture and Acceptability of a Web-Based Intervention for Substance Use Disorders.

Poster presented at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) annual meeting, Palm Springs, CA, June 9-14, 2012.

Gloria M. Miele, PhD (Columbia University, GNY Node), Eva Turrigiano, MS (New York State Psychiatric Institute, GNY Node), Aimee N. C. Campbell, PhD, MSW (New York State Psychiatric Institute, GNY Node), Traci R. Rieckmann, PhD (Oregon Health & Science University, WS Node), Frankie B. Kropp, MS, LICDC (University of Cincinnati/CinARC, OV Node), Edward V. Nunes, MD (New York State Psychiatric Institute, GNY Node).

With high rates of substance abuse and barriers to treatment, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) clients could benefit from culturally sensitive web-based treatments. This study, CTN-0044-A-2, will examine culture and ethnicity in AI/AN clients enrolled in outpatient substance abuse treatment and how culture is related to the acceptability of the TheraMSpeutic Education System (TES), a web-based version of the Community Reinforcement Approach. AI/AN clients from two programs (Northern Plains and Pacific Northwest) completed assessments at baseline and 1 week after the 8-week intervention phase. Participants completed the Scale of Ethnic Experience and questions from the ASI-Native American Version. Participants were also asked to complete 32 skills-based TES modules on acceptability and relevance. Sixty-eight clients were approached to participate in twice weekly TES and assessments; 4 agreed (58.8%). The sample was about half female, mean age 36. Over 80% participated in AI/AN cultural activities, including AI/AN religious ceremonies, dance activities, and church meetings. About half were familiar with their native language, and 73% had lived on a reservation. Analyses will include exploratory chi-square (categorical) and t-tests (continuous) to determine if cultural involvement variables are related to TES acceptability. This study will explore how culture and ethnicity relate to the acceptability of a web-based intervention. (Poster, PDF, English, 2012)

Keywords: Addiction Severity Index - Native American Version (ASI-NAV) | Alaska Natives | Cultural competence | Internet counseling | Minority groups | Native Americans | Scale of Ethnic Experience (SEE) | Therapeutic Education System (TES) |College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) annual meeting, 2012

Document No: 837.

Submitted by Theresa Winhusen, PhD, 6/18/2012.


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