Guam Healthy Relationships Education Program

Overview

The Guam Healthy Marriage Partnership (GHMP), a comprehensive culturally responsive program that will foster healthy relationships and marriages on the island of Guam.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: N/A
    • Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
    • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: March 31, 2020

Detailed Description

The proposed Guam Healthy Relationships Education Program will improve the quality of life for individuals/couples in Guam by using culturally responsive approaches to foster healthy relationships and marriages using an Observational approach as there will be no comparison group, only the control group. Project activities include a 6-month education program of interactive curriculum-based groups and positive social/recreational activities to achieve positive outcomes for individuals/couples, community awareness events, and community and parenting skills training. The services offered is entrenched in cultures and traditions that are meaningful to the people of Guam, and includes capacity building and community awareness activities that will change community, family, and peer normative environments and attitudes.

Interventions

  • Behavioral: PREP 8.0 Curriculum
    • The PREP 8.0 curriculum is an experiential curriculum designed to be implemented in a workshop or educational setting. Using techniques of cognitive-behavioral marital therapy and communication-oriented marital enhancement, PREP aims to help couples achieve high levels of relationship functioning and prevent marital problems. The PREP approach is based on research in the field of relational and marital health and success conducted at the University of Denver.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Experimental: PREP 8.0 Curriculum
    • All participants enrolled in the program will be given the PREP 8.0 curriculum – there will be no comparison group.

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Change in Relationship Satisfaction
    • Time Frame: The pre-test is administered before starting the curriculum and the post-test is administered immediately following the conclusion of the curriculum.
    • The PREP 8.0 curriculum pre- and post-test will be administered to program participants to determine if there are any changes in relationship satisfaction.

Secondary Measures

  • Change in Intimate Partner Violence
    • Time Frame: The screening is administered before starting the curriculum and the screening is administered again immediately following the conclusion of the curriculum.
    • The HITS Screening Assessment will be administered to program participants to determine if there are any changes in intimate partner violence as a result of participating in the PREP 8.0 curriculum.

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Currently in a long-term relationship, does not have to include marriage – Must be at least 18 years old – At least one of the partners need to be between the ages of 18-35 years old Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under the age of 18 years – Not in a long-term relationship

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 35 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • WestCare Pacific Islands, Inc.
  • Collaborator
    • Children’s Bureau – Administration for Children and Families
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Melissa Rhea, Ed.D., Principal Investigator, WestCare Foundation, Inc.

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