A Pilot Study of Trabajadora de Salud, a Lay Health Worker Intervention for Latinas/os with Traumatic Brain Injuries and their Caregivers

Authors Linton, K.F. , Kim, B.J.

Date 2018

Keywords CHW models, Research and Evaluation Methods, Selected Health Conditions, US- based

A pilot study from the Disability and Health Journal assessing a lay health worker intervention as a means of improving outcomes for Latinas/os with traumatic brain injuries. Lay health workers visited patients’ homes, with the intention of offering empathy for symptoms, improving communication with providers, and setting goals. Outcomes including caregiver burden, mental health status, somatic symptoms, employment, and others were measured.