Keyword: "quality of life"

28 items were found with the keyword "quality of life".

  • MiMove: Knee Rehabilitation

    New

    PI: Cathleen M. Connell, PhD , Susan A. Murphy, PhD , Maratt

    MiMove: optimizing the transition to home after knee replacement surgery.  (05/01/2016 - 12/31/2016)

  • Bauermeister-SexLab/Care Services for YMSM

    New

    PI: Jose Bauermeister, PhD, MPH

    Details coming soon! (06/01/2015 - 11/30/2016)

  • My GI Health V1.5

    New

    PI: William D. Chey, MD

    MyGIhealth V1.5 is an extension of My GI Health. The overview, aims, participants, and intervention, therefore, are identical to My GI Health. Version 1.5 expands the scope of the educational materials to include three new gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses: nausea/vomiting, bowel incontinence, and difficulty swallowing.  (01/01/2014 - 12/30/2014)

  • Technologically Enhanced Coaching (TEC): A Program for Improving Diabetes Outcomes

    New

    PI: M. E. Michele Heisler, MD, MPA

    Peer mentoring and support models have been found in two recent VA RCTs to be more effective than usual care, financial incentives, and usual nurse care management to improve glycemic control in high-risk veteran patients with poor glycemic control. While peer supporters and coaches can be trained in effective behavioral approaches to support other veterans’ self-management behaviors, such supporters necessarily lack content expertise to help veterans better share in treatment decisions and goal-setting with their health care providers. Accordingly, in an AHRQ-supported RCT we developed and tested tailored, interactive tools with diabetes and medication information embedded in the tool software that peer coaches and other outreach workers can employ to facilitate discussions with patients. Such tools could enhance the sustainability and effectiveness of coaching programs to better prepare patients to set self-management goals, action plans, and to discuss treatment options with their health care providers. (09/01/2013 - 08/31/2017)

  • Dizztinct - Dizziness Treatment for Patients

    New

    PI: Kevin A. Kerber, MD

    Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common peripheral vestibular disorder and causes disabling symptoms. BPPV produces a sensation of spinning called vertigo that is both paroxysmal and positional, meaning it occurs suddenly and with a change in head position. The disorder stems from free-floating particles that enter a semi-circular canal ("canaliths") of the inner ear. BPPV is diagnosed using a simple and reliable positional test, the Dix-Hallpike test (DHT). The treatment, the Canalith Repositioning Maneuver (CRM), is performed in minutes at the bedside. With these processes, patients can be readily identified and treated at the bedside, quickly and without expensive tests. Yet, these guideline-supported evidence-based practices are substantially underutilized. This project aims to implement these processes in a real world care setting, through a multi-faceted implementation strategy. The project has the potential to simultaneously improve patient outcomes and healthcare efficiencies. (08/01/2013 - 07/31/2017)

  • iNSider

    PI: Debbie S. Gipson, MD, MS

    The overarching goal of this study is to strengthen our understanding of the patient and physician perspective of nephrotic syndrome, therapy, prognosis, and factors influencing disease management and to use the information generated from stakeholder engagement to inform the creation of a shared-learning online decision support tool. (10/11/2012 - 12/31/2014)

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  • An Innovative Caregiver Tool to Assess and Manage Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia

    PI: Helen C. Kales, MD, PPA , Laura N. Gitlin, PhD

    WeCare is a novel tool with the potential to significantly improve quality of life for families by changing how one of the most pernicious and challenging aspects of the disease of dementia, behavioral symptoms, are monitored and managed at home.  This proposal addresses the public health imperative to enhance dementia care supported by the recently passed National Alzheimer�s Plan Act, and the World Health Organization�s 2012 report on dementia that urged nations to develop a better standard of care for this devastating illness. (09/01/2012 - 05/31/2016)

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  • My GI Health

    PI: William D. Chey, MD , Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS

    Gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses are highly prevalent and expensive conditions. The goal is to develop and validate an evidence-based tool to assist clinicians in diagnosing, educating, and managing GI patients within the context of everyday practice. The MyGIhealth platform includes a new GI review of systems questionnaire that is administered through electronic portals (including personal computers and tablet devices) to collect, categorize, and interpret GI symptoms in a uniform and clinically useful manner. MyGIhealth is designed for use within everyday practice to help clinicians perform assessments and provide tailored feedback to their GI patients. (11/01/2011 - 10/31/2014)

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  • Advanced Directives Among Patients With Lung Cancer

    PI: Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD

    The goal of this study is to determine if Advanced Directives (ADs) are completed more frequently when the rationale for doing so is communicated as a means to reducing surrogate decision-making burdens, rather than as a means of promoting patient autonomy. (09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012)

  • Cancer Center Population Core Survey

    PI: Stephen B. Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH

    This is a comprehensive survey of patients at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. This survey data allows investigators to better describe and meet the needs of patients at the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center in future projects. (10/11/2010 - 09/30/2011)

  • Building Your New Normal

    PI: Ted A. Skolarus, MD, MPH

    Building Your New Normal tests two novel approaches to improve the quality of post-treatment follow-up for prostate cancer survivors: 1) IVR (interactive voice response)-administered EPIC and 2) tailored versions of Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC) guidelines for patients and their primary care providers (10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011)

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  • Narrative Video Library

    PI: Borsika Rabin, PhD, MPH, PharmD

    This project aims to develop an online library of video vignettes that highlight a discussion with a leading researcher or practitioner who describe one problem in the process of dissemination and implementation (D&I) and show viewers how he/she solved the problem. (09/01/2010 - 08/31/2011)

  • Puff City II Dissemination

    PI: Christine L. M. Joseph, PhD, MPH

    Puff City is a successful asthma management program for urban teenagers in Detroit high schools. This project allows us to make the most current version of Puff City available to anyone in the community with access to the internet. (01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010)

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  • Puff City II - Rural Georgia

    PI: Martha S. Tingen, MSN, PhD

    Puff City Rural Georgia takes the existing Puff City II intervention and applies it to a youth population in rural Georgia. Puff City is a successful NHLBI-funded study that targeted three key asthma management issues: 1) smoking; 2) controller medication adherence; and 3) carrying a rescue inhaler. Given the success of Puff City among mid-western, inner city youth, an important question is whether such a program can be transplanted and effective for youth living in a different environment, the rural south. Rural Georgia youth are at equal or greater risk from asthma symptoms as inner city, Detroit youth. (08/01/2009 - 05/31/2012)

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  • FOCUS4Web

    PI: Laurel L. Northouse, PhD, RN, FAAN

    FOCUS on the Web offers an individually tailored, interactive, web-based intervention for cancer patients (lung, colorectal, breast, prostate) and their family caregivers that will lead to better patient-caregiver communication, more dyadic support, higher self-efficacy, increased perceived benefits of the illness experience, and less emotional distress. This intervention is based on an efficacious, family-based program of care (the FOCUS Program). In this study, we translate this primarily face-to-face, family-based program to an internet-based version. (05/05/2009 - 04/30/2011)

  • Survivorship Resource Room

    PI: Jennifer J. Griggs, MD, MPH

    Breast cancer survivors often experience challenges as they transition from treatment to survivorship. The Survivorship Resource Room offers informational, emotional, and instrumental support during this transition. (09/01/2008 - 08/31/2010)

  • Puff City - OPD Recruitment Trial

    PI: Christine L. M. Joseph, PhD, MPH

    Puff City is a successful asthma management program for urban teenagers in Detroit high schools. This iteration of Puff City uses a pilot approach to test if Puff City was accessible and feasible in an ED setting. (07/01/2008 - 09/30/2008)

  • Puff City II

    PI: Christine L. M. Joseph, PhD, MPH

    This study builds on the success of Puff City 1 (PC1), an Internet-based, teen-focused asthma management program, and enhances the effects achieved in PC1 in several ways: 1) tests new theory- and empirically-based approaches to recruiting urban high school students, 2) enhances program content to address resistance to change and relapse, and 3) uses PC1 data to create participation and success profiles of the students who can then be differentially approached on the basis of these profiles in Puff City II. (04/01/2007 - 03/31/2012)

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  • Cancer Center Recipes Just For You

    PI: Edward W. Saunders, MS

    Cancer Center Recipes Just for You is a Web site that will help patients and families develop healthy meal plans specific to their needs. It has a searchable database of recipes developed by Graham Kerr, formerly known as "The Galloping Gourmet." (01/10/2007 - 05/31/2010)

  • Procure

    PI: John T. Wei, MD, MS

    Procure tests the feasibility of using an electronic Quality of Life (QOL) survey to gather data from patients that is easily accessible and useable by health care providers in understanding more about their patients. The data gathered in this pilot study help support analyses comparing electronic to paper survey feasibility. (07/01/2006 - 06/30/2012)

  • REACH

    PI: Susan D. Goold, MD, MHSA, MA

    REACH is a variation of the existing CHAT software CD to make the simulation survey cover a broader range of benefit options beyond health care. (01/01/2005 - 02/28/2005)

  • Puff City I

    PI: Christine L. M. Joseph, PhD, MPH

    The goal of Puff City is to develop and evaluate a multimedia, tailored web-based asthma management program to specifically target urban high school students. The program uses tailoring, in conjunction with theory-based models, to alter behavior through individualized health messages based on the user's beliefs, attitudes, and personal barriers to change. The content of the Puff City computer program is based on recommendations for patient education made by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, and focuses on three core behaviors: controller medication adherence, rescue inhaler availability, and smoking cessation/reduction. The entire program is voiced over, to accommodate low literacy. (12/01/2001 - 06/30/2006)

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  • Taking CHARGE

    PI: Bernadine E. Cimprich, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN

    This program aims to lend support, both medically and emotionally, to breast cancer survivors who have recently completed their treatment programs. The goal for this project is to create a workbook to be distributed to all women who participate in Taking CHARGE. (07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002)

  • FOCUS Prostate

    PI: Laurel L. Northouse, PhD, RN, FAAN

    This study tests the effectiveness of a family-based program of care in improving clinical outcomes, and tests the ability of a model to predict which patients and spouses are at increased risk of poorer quality of life. (12/15/2000 - 03/31/2001)

  • All About You

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    The All About You is a comprehensive health risk appraisal and tailored booklet for patients of the University of Michigan M-CARE health maintenance organization. (05/01/1997 - 04/30/1998)

  • HomeFront Strong: Building Resiliency in Military Families

    PI: Michelle R. Kees, PhD

    Military families have long been the pillars of strength, yet the tempo of deployment over the past 10 years has taken a toll. Nearly 40% of military spouses experience psychological symptoms related to deployment, yet few evidence-based programs are available to support spouses. This gap between high need and limited services is heightened in states that are primarily Reserve Component and lack a local military installation. The project aims to improve the psychological health of military families residing in civilian communities by developing supplemental mobile-accessible materials for HomeFront Strong (HFS), a promising evidence-based psychological health intervention for military spouses and children.

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  • Mobile Positively Smoke Free: A mobile intervention to promote cessation in HIV-infected smokers

    PI: Jonathan Shuter, MD

    Cigarette smoking is a leading contributor to mortality among people living with HIV (PLWH) in the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) era, and it is the direct cause of 30% of non-AIDS defining malignancies. It is driving the alarming rise in cardiac events and lung cancers in this highly vulnerable population. The lack of access to proven, effective, culturally appropriate tobacco cessation services represents a health disparity of the first order. The psychosocial profile of the PLWH-smoker community, characterized by high rates of psychiatric comorbidity, drug and alcohol use, and low levels of social support, suggests that achieving high cessation rates will be a great challenge. Positively Smoke Free is an intensive, multisession, cessation intervention specifically developed for PLWH smokers. It is currently available as a live, group therapy program and also as a web-based version designed for notebook or desktop computers. In its current form, the web-version is not adoptable to the smartphone platform. Pilot data from randomized, controlled, trials of both formats show promise. Mobile Positively Smoke Free will adapt the web-version to a mobile version.

  • FOCUS Triage

    PI: Laurel L. Northouse, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Focus Triage tests if family dyads randomly assigned to either a brief or extensive family-based program of care (FOCUS Program) have better patient and caregiver outcomes than dyads randomly assigned to usual care. Outcomes being studied: appraisal factors (i.e., appraisal of illness/caregiving, uncertainty, hopelessness), coping resources (coping strategies, interpersonal relationships, self-efficacy), and quality of life domains (emotional, social, physical, and functional).This study also examines if patients’ risk for distress and other factors moderate the effect of the brief or extensive program on outcomes.