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Exploring Alcohol Consumption in the Hmong-American Community

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"Help us understand the needs for community health outreach related to alcohol use and misuse in Hmong-American community"
Age: 18-100 years old
Healthy Volunteers: No
Keywords: alcohol, Hmong-American
Type: Other
Hmong are one of the fastest growing Asian American groups in the United States and more information can help shape health care needs for this group. Recent research shows alcohol use has increased in Asian Americans, but little is known about differences in alcohol use among the many different Asian American communities, including Hmong. The purpose of this research project is to document alcohol use in Hmong-Americans living in Sacramento, California. The findings will serve as a resource that outlines the needs for community health outreach related to alcohol use and misuse in this group. Participants will also be offered a debriefing of the research findings from this study
This study requires

The primary researcher will interview the participant in a one-on-one interview in a private room at The UC Davis Health campus in Sacramento. The interview will be audio-recorded using a voice recorder and is expected to last about one hour. The interviewer will then write down the entire interview, code the data and contact you to arrange a time to privately review and make sure the information was understood the way you intended to communicate it. You may end the interview or withdraw from the study at any time you desire without consequences.

Who can participate

• Be at least 18 years old • Have at least one parent who is Hmong • Live in Sacramento County • Speak and read English
• Has witnessed heavy alcohol consumption in the Hmong Community and/or heavily consumed alcohol • Have transportation to the interview

Benefits and risks of participating
The benefits of participating in this study is that your participation will contribute to research

There may be risks to your privacy, you may feel uncomfortable or some emotional distress in sharing your personal experiences, and you may disclose private information that identifies you or a community member. Any experiences that you are uncomfortable sharing does not have to be shared in the interview or study.

Your responses will be kept confidential and secured on a password protected laptop. The audio recording of your interview will be destroyed once the interview has been transcribed. If at any time you identify yourself or anyone else in the interview, that information will not be included in the written form of your interview.

In addition, you will be provided a list of community resources for substance abuse and mental health services in Sacramento if you or any one you know of may need and benefit from such services. Please know that at any time you wish to stop your participation in the study you may do so.
All participants will receive a $10 gift card at the end of the interview
Study duration and period
Up to one hour (interview)
Recruitment period
From July 27, 2017
UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
2570 48th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
Marlene Her

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