Evaluation of Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma (ALMA): a pilot promotora intervention focused on stress and coping among immigrant Latinas.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Recent immigrant Latinas are at increased risk of poor mental health due to stressors associated with adapting to life in the United States. This study evaluated Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma, a promotora intervention to reduce stress and promote health and coping among recent immigrant Latinas. Using a pre- and post-test design, we evaluated mental health outcomes, specifically, in promotoras. Promotoras' knowledge levels related to role of promotora and stress management increased, depressive symptoms and stress levels decreased, and coping responses and perceived social support increased as well. Results suggest that promotora programs may be an effective way to improve mental health in recent immigrant Latinas.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tran, AN; Ornelas, IJ; Perez, G; Green, MA; Lyn, M; Corbie-Smith, G

Published Date

  • April 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 280 - 289

PubMed ID

  • 23117693

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4137773

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-1920

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10903-012-9735-y


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States