Development of Hispanic Stress Inventory-Version 2

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$132,876.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1R43MD004792-01A1
Award Id:
93995
Agency Tracking Number:
MD004792
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT, INC., 291 S La CIENEGA BLVD, STE 308, BEVERLY HILLS, CA, 90211
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
111491226
Principal Investigator:
RICHARD CERVANTES
(310) 652-6449
BASSESSMENT@AOL.COM
Business Contact:
() -
bassessment@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Phase I study aims to establish the basis for re-standardizing the Hispanic Stress Inventory (HSI). The HSI original version was developed nearly two decades ago. A new version will have more utility for clinicians and researchers through item update and revision of factor-derived subscales. We propose to implement a multi-site, multi- method design and to conduct focus groups of both clinical and non-clinical adult samples (n=144) which will include language and et hnic subgroups of Hispanics, and will include a small subsample of returning Hispanic war veterans. The purpose of this Phase I study is to determine the feasibility of re-standardizing the original HSI. The investigator proposes to: (a) convene an expert panel of Hispanic researchers and clinicians to critically review the original HSI and to identify gaps relevant to current contextual and cultural conditions, and (b) to implement focus group methodology to identify salient conceptual psychosocial stress domains for both immigrant and non- immigrant Hispanic adults. Results from this study will guide the development of a draft version of the HSI-2 to be used in a large national re-standardization study in Phase II. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: BAI's Hispanic S tress Inventory (H.S.I.), developed nearly two decades ago responded to a large market of mental health professionals, youth services professionals, and researchers who were demanding culturally relevant assessment tools to aid in the clinical process of d iagnosing and treatment planning of stress-related psychosocial disorders in the Hispanic population. . A new version of the H.S.I. will have more utility for clinicians and researchers through item update and revision of factor- derived subscales. BAI pro poses to review the original H.S.I. to identify gaps relevant to current contextual and cultural conditions, and to implement focus group methodology to identify psychosocial stress domains for both immigrant and non-immigrant Hispanic adults, including wa r veterans. Results from this study will guide the development of a draft version of the HSI-2 to be used in a large national re- standardization study in Phase II and will include screening for cultural based Hispanic veteran re- adjustment stress.

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