SMART Trial: Community Stigma Reduction
The goal of this project is to engage community members from two low-income African American communities (N=200) in a survey study that assesses stigma toward those with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Those from the intervention community will be subject to a stigma reduction campaign via billboards. Those from the control community will not. Stigma will be re-assessed following the period of the campaign.
Arms and Interventions
Participants who live in the Orange Mound community of Memphis. Billboards targeting stigma reduction were posted in the community for one month.
Behavioral: Opioid Use Disorder Stigma Reduction
Billboards with destigmatizing language regarding opioid use disorder placed in the community.
|No Intervention: Control
Participants who live in the Frayser community of Memphis. No billboards (intervention) were placed here.
Primary Outcome Measures
- Stigma score [Change from baseline stigma score at 8 weeks]
Pre- and post-intervention stigma assessments using the Exposure to Drug Users Index, Drug Use Stigmatization Scale, and the Stigma of Drug Users Scale
Identify as African American or Mixed race
Reside in Frayser or Orange Mound Communities
Access to telephone for follow-up assessment
- Unable to understand consent procedures
Contacts and Locations
|1||University of Tennessee Health Science Center||Memphis||Tennessee||United States||38163|
Sponsors and Collaborators
- Karen Derefinko, PhD
- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
- Principal Investigator: Karen Derefinko, PhD, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Study Documents (Full-Text)None provided.