Title of Internship Talk
Using Mixed Methods Analysis to Measure the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Peer-led Web-based Intervention for Young Adults Experiencing Early Psychosis
Portland State University
Multidisciplinary Research Focused on Disability Communities at Portland State University
Portland State University, in collaboration with the Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) team, used a CBPR approach to develop a peer-driven, web-based recovery resource to provide additional support to new EASA members and let them know that they are not alone in their experiences. It aimed to impact short-term outcomes related to knowledge of psychosis, treatment, and goal setting; and engagement with the program - with a long-term aim to impact self-determination. The team conducted a small pilot study with a pre-post design and I used a mixed-methods approach to test the intervention's feasibility and acceptability with both young adults and their clinicians. The results showed that EASA connections participants felt that this web feature was thorough in nature, supportive of their needs, and encouraged peer engagement and personal connections. 89% said they would recommend this web feature to other EASA participants and another 67% said that this resource was very important for EASA participants.
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Tangirala, Aisha, "Using Mixed Methods Analysis to Measure the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Peer-led Web-based Intervention for Young Adults Experiencing Early Psychosis" (2020). Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE) Internships 2020. 13.