Culturally adapted Family Intervention (CaFI) for African Caribbeans with schizophrenia and their families
- Start date: -
- End date: -
- Value: £324k
- Partners and collaborators: Funding body: NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research
- Co-investigators: Professor John Baker
- External co-investigators: Edge D (PI), Abel K, Barrowclough C, Tarrier N, Drake R, Baker J, Bhugra D, Grey P, Cahoon P, Lewis S, Berry K & Cotterill S.
- Culturally-adapt an existing family intervention
- Test the feasibility of recruitment and implementation
- Evaluate its accessibility and acceptability among African Caribbean patients and their families.
Randomised controlled trial.
African Caribbeans have the highest prevalence of schizophrenia, most difficult relationships with mental health services and greatest persistent inequalities in care of all ethnic groups in the UK(1-3). The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recently updated schizophrenia guidelines(4); highlighting the lack of evidence-based psychological interventions for ethnic minorities in general and African Caribbeans in particular.