Keyword: "home"

86 items were found with the keyword "home".

  • ManageHF4Life

    New

    PI: Mike Dorsch

    Despite major scientific advances, heart failure continues to be a common and costly condition, and each year more than 1 million people are admitted to an inpatient setting for acute heart failure. There is an urgent need for low-cost solutions to reduce morbidity in heart failure.  Several studies have shown that self-monitoring can improve quality of life in heart failure patients. Self-monitoring includes daily tracking of symptoms, weight, and exercise. Accurate self-monitoring, feedback and self-efficacy (an individual’s belief in their ability to perform a specific behavior) are essential components of the self-regulation cycle and are critical for managing heart failure.  ManageHF4Life is a mobile application designed to promote self-monitoring and self-management of heart failure. Behavior change interventions that focus on self-regulation are particularly well suited for automation. The use of technology can decrease the burden of self-monitoring and enhance self-regulatory efforts. Cyclical processes of goal setting, behavior change, and goal assessment can be easily tracked, charted, reviewed and automated. (01/01/2017 - 01/31/2019)

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  • LowSalt4Life

    PI: Mike Dorsch , Scott Hummel MD MS

    High dietary sodium intake is linked to incident hypertension, stroke, heart failure and kidney disease. U.S. federal guidelines advocate daily sodium intake of less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) with further reduction to 1,500 mg in persons who are 51 and older and those of any age who are African American and/or have hypertension, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease. The estimated average sodium intake for Americans is 3,400 mg per day. In recent years, consumption of pre-processed and restaurant foods has substantially increased, and more than 75% of sodium in the average U.S. diet now comes from these sources. The important gap is that most patients prescribed a low sodium diet either do not understand or have information about the sodium content of the foods they eat, and current IT approaches to reduce sodium intake focus solely on counting the amount of dietary sodium eaten. Therefore, there is a critical need to develop technologies that provide just-in-time information about low sodium choices in both grocery stores and restaurants with an overall goal to improve the ability to reduce dietary sodium intake. LowSalt4Life is an app designed to provide education, assistance, and support to people who are trying to reduce their sodium intake. It includes actionable push messages to promote adherence to a low sodium diet, and was developed using information derived from focus groups. The goal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of the mobile application in reducing sodium intake in participants with hypertension.   (08/01/2016 - 08/01/2019)

  • MiMove: Knee Rehabilitation

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    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)

  • Breast Cancer Ally

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    PI: Michael Sabel, MD, FACS

    Breast Cancer Ally is an iPhone app developed in partnership with University of Michigan breast cancer specialists. It provides information about breast cancer and helps patients at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center manage their symptoms. Breast Cancer Ally helps patients through every stage of treatment, from the initial diagnosis, through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and anti-estrogen therapy.More information can be found at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center site. (04/01/2014 - present)

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  • My GI Health V1.5

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    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)

  • My GI Health - Virtual Dietician with Low FODMAP diet

    PI: William D. Chey, MD

    This program educates GI patients about a low FODMAP diet in an engaging, animation- and voice-based interface. Patients learn about what FODMAPs are, what they do in the body, how to eliminate them from the diet, and how to challenge each FODMAP group to find their triggers. (FODMAP is an acronym: Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These are fermentable sugars that some cause GI symptoms in some people.) (12/01/2013 - 12/01/2016)

  • Improving Patient Decisions about Bariatric Surgery

    New

    PI: Nancy J. Birkmeyer, PhD , Amir A. Ghaferi, MD, MS

    Obesity is increasingly considered among the most important public health problems of our times. Bariatric surgery is arguably the only treatment that has proven effective in producing long-term weight loss for patients with morbid obesity. Bariatric surgery also results in resolution of obesity related co-morbid conditions, improvements in quality of life, and increased survival. There are currently four different bariatric surgical procedures in use: adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and duodenal switch. Bariatric surgery is considered a highly preference sensitive medical issue. Existing decision aids in bariatric surgery are limited in that they provide information about the average comparative risks and benefits of the treatment options, but do not provide customized estimates of the risks and benefits of the different procedures for individual patients. As a result of these draw-backs, decision aids are not frequently used in making treatment decisions in bariatric surgery. Our proposal is highly innovative in that our decision support tool integrates data from a large clinical registry with individual patient data to provide patients with real-time, customized, accurate information regarding the risks and benefits of the treatment options to better inform decision making. This tool will be continuously updated to ensure that the data on risks and benefits that it provides are accurate and current. Our tool also provides information about other attributes of the treatment options that bariatric surgery patients and other relevant stakeholders feel are important for patients to consider in deciding whether and what type of bariatric surgery to have. The proposed research promotes shared medical decision making for patients who are considering bariatric surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity. If our intervention proves effective, it will result in improved decision quality and outcomes of care for patients. It may also result in improved efficiency of care to the extent that it serves to augment or guide communication between the patient and physician to promote shared medical decision-making. (09/01/2013 - 08/31/2016)

  • Building Your New Normal VA

    PI: Sarah T. Hawley, PhD, MPH

    The over-arching goal of the study is to determine whether an intervention using highly personalized automated telephone monitoring and self-management support calls paired with tailored print material can effectively improve Veteran-centered outcomes for prostate cancer survivors. (09/01/2013 - 08/31/2017)

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  • Strengthening physician communication about adolescent vaccines

    PI: Amanda F. Dempsey, MD, PhD, MPH

    The overarching goal of this proposal is to develop and test a 3-phase intervention to improve provider-level communication and recommendation for the HPV vaccine for adolescent patients. Our intervention will target provider-patient communication before, during and after the clinical encounter so as to have the potential to impact various stages of parents' decision-making about the vaccine. (08/01/2013 - 07/31/2016)

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  • Families Improving Together (FIT) For Weight Loss

    PI: Dawn K. Wilson, PhD

    The increasing rate of obesity has become a major public health concern in the United States. Recent reports indicate that 40% of African American adolescents are considered overweight or obese. Although effective lifestyle approaches for weight loss have been demonstrated in Caucasian youth, little is known about effective weight loss interventions in ethnic minority adolescents. In part, this is because research has shown that ethnic minorities attend fewer intervention sessions, have higher attrition rates and lose less weight compared to Caucasians. Two fundamental problems related to this lack of progress are addressed in this proposal and include 1) the lack of appropriate content of weight loss interventions for African American adolescents that integrate cultural issues, parenting skills, and motivational strategies for increasing long-term change and, 2) the poor dose of weight loss interventions because of participant fatigue, drop out and barriers faced by underserved families. The goal of this project is to conduct a randomized controlled efficacy trial to address the problems with past intervention studies by 1) making the face-to-face group intervention shorter, 2) using an on-line program to compliment the group-based intervention for increasing dose, and by 3) tailoring a motivational and parenting skills program directly to parents' and adolescents' skill levels and cultural background. (07/16/2013 - 06/30/2018)

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  • Measurement and Methodology for Daily Patterns of Drug Use and Related Behaviors

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    PI: Yuh-Pey Anne Buu, PhD, PhD

    Thanks to new technology, prospective data collection using the interactive voice response (IVR) system and text-messaging (TM) has become possible in recent years. These new measurements have the advantages of cutting costs of staff time as well as minimizing recall bias and tendency to underreport socially undesirable behaviors. The long-term goal of this project is to abstract crucial information from daily process data of health risk behaviors to inform prevention and intervention. The overall objective of this application, which is the next step toward attainment of our long-term goal, is to develop cost-effective measurement and cutting-edge methodology to collect and analyze daily process data. (04/01/2013 - 03/31/2018)

  • Project Quit Plan Z

    PI: Lawrence C. An, MD

    This project explores the psychological processes underlying how valence of images in anti-smoking advertisements influences uptake and follow through for a smoking cessation program. Specifically, we seek to investigate whether self-affirmation or exposure to different types of images (positive images (e.g. images of health, happiness) or negative images (e.g. images of death, sickness)) are more likely to effectively change attitudes towards smoking and increase motivation to join and complete a smoking cessation program. (01/01/2013 - 12/31/2014)

  • MyChemoCare

    PI: Lawrence C. An, MD

    This study addresses critical gaps in cancer symptom management through the creation of a mobile chemotherapy symptom management application. The MyChemoCare application proactively assesses for the presence and severity of common chemotherapy side-effects and provides personally tailored feedback via daily SMS text messaging to enhance patient mastery in symptom self-management. (12/16/2012 - 01/31/2015)

  • MiVideo-Video Visit Summary for Cancer Patients

    PI: John C. Krauss, MD

    This pilot project explores the use of video summaries to provide colon cancer patients with a resource when starting chemotherapy treatment. The videos are recorded by the MD directly following the visit, and posted to a secure website, where patients may review them at will. (12/01/2012 - 11/30/2014)

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  • New

    PI: Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN FAAN

    This project builds off a previous intervention developed by Dr. Villaruel that is designed to teach parents how to talk to their teenagers about safer sex and preventing HIV and STIs. CHCR is providing consultation about how to make the existing program more interactive for the participants. (12/01/2012 - 11/30/2017)

  • 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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  • HPV Vaccination and You

    PI: Sara H. Konrath, PhD

    The overarching research question is to investigate whether message tailoring affects the uptake of the HPV vaccine in a young adult population. In the current pilot study investigators hope to effectively design internet-based HPV vaccine materials that are adaptable for specific tailoring in future research based on our results. (09/01/2012 - 08/31/2013)

  • Puff City ED

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

    The objective of the proposed project is to evaluate the feasibility of initiating Puff City in an urban Emergency Department (ED) setting. This proposal will inform a future randomized trial to test the ability of an ED-initiated version of Puff City to reduce the risk of future exacerbations, symptom frequency, and functional limitations among urban adolescents presenting to the ED with asthma. (08/15/2012 - 05/31/2013)

  • Puff City Clinic

    PI: Mei Lu, PhD

    Asthma continues to be a major public health problem in the US with high economic and social costs. Vulnerable ethnic communities are disproportionately affected by asthma as demonstrated by higher morbidity and mortality for these groups. These disparities are especially true in urban teens. We have completed two school-based, randomized trials of a web-based, computer-tailored asthma management intervention that targets urban teens (Puff City). Results showed reductions in self report of symptoms and activity limitations. Puff City has not yet been evaluated as a clinical tool or one that is initiated in a clinical setting. The current paradigm for conducting such a trial is costly with respect to patient recruitment, intervention delivery, and data collection and management.Electronic initiatives such as remote data capture (RDC) for data collection and utilization of patient electronic medical records (EMR) are revolutionizing the conduct of clinical trials. Comparative effectiveness methods (CEMs), adaptive designs and pragmatic trials, are recommended to enhance trial efficiency and to study real-world effectiveness. The objective of this project is 1) to implement a seamless clinical trial lifecycle through electronic initiatives and ii) to design and conduct a phase II/III randomization trial using both CEMs and EMR-RDC integration to evaluate Puff City in teens in a clinical setting. (08/15/2012 - 05/31/2014)

  • I Can Decide

    PI: Sarah T. Hawley, PhD, MPH

    Patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer face a series of complex decisions regarding locoreginal and systemic treatment. Currently many of these decisions do not meet the definition of a high quality decision, defined as one that is both informed (based on an accurate understanding of the treatment risks and benefits) and preference-concordant (consistent with the patient's underlying preferences). I Can Decide evaluates the impact of an innovative decision tool on locoregional and systemic therapy decision making for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. (07/01/2012 - 08/31/2017)

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  • Mobile Dad: A technology application to enhance father engagement

    PI: Shawna J. Lee, PhD

    Our long-term goal is wide-scale dissemination of a mobile application that is highly usable within the USAF context and is tailored to USAF fathers of young children. We use the term “father” in the broadest definition to include biological, adoptive, and step-fathers as well as father surrogates. The objective of this proposal is to provide a demonstration that a smartphone-based approach with a sound conceptual base and documented effectiveness can be adapted to the specific needs of USAF fathers. The rationale for this proposal is that a smartphone application, called Mobile Dad Baby Book (or Mobile Dad for short), is responsive to mobility demands faced by USAF personnel. Further, it provides a highly cost-effective method for delivering parenting support for all fathers within the USAF context whether they are active duty USAF or non-USAF personnel acting as a caregiver while their USAF spouse/ partner is deployed. (07/01/2012 - 05/08/2014)

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  • MENU GenY

    PI: Gwen L. Alexander, PhD, MPH

    In support of NIH goals to improve people's health and support a healthy lifestyle, we conduct a randomized trial to evaluate an age-targeted web-based intervention designed to improve the diet of young adults born in or after 1980, known as "Generation Y" (GenY), using relevant features that appeal to this group. The primary outcome is increased fruit and vegetable consumption, increased whole grain consumption, and decreased sweetened beverage consumption. (12/01/2011 - 11/30/2016)

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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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  • A Population-Based Approach to Survivorship Care: Delivering Interventions via the Web

    PI: Jennifer J. Griggs, MD, MPH

    This is a prospective study in a population-based sample of patients treated in diverse clinical settings. Participant surveys, SEER registry data, and data on use of the web portal is combined into a single dataset to address the aims and hypotheses proposed above. Our primary goal is to assess the feasibility of recruiting patients to a web-based intervention. Patient participants are invited to complete a survey and then to use the web portal for 4 months. A brief evaluation of the portal by the patient participants will follow. Portal non-users or low users (one visit only) will also be surveyed and invited to provide information on why they did not visit or use the portal. (10/01/2011 - 09/30/2012)

  • Neural predictors of synergy between self-affirmation and message tailoring

    PI: Emily B. Falk, PhD

    We propose self-affirmation as a theory driven intervention to improve self-efficacy for physical activity in sedentary, overweight adults. In particular, we hypothesize that self-affirmation manipulations that focus on a participant’s strengths, delivered prior to exposure to a targeted health communication, will reduce defensive processing of messages (e.g. counter arguing), increase self-efficacy to perform the target health behavior, and may lead to increased behavior change, compared to a non-affirmation control. (09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012)

  • Measuring Chemotoxicity with IVR

    PI: Christopher R. Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN

    This study examines the agreement between prospective and retrospective reporting of toxicities and health care service use (e.g., unscheduled office visit, emergency department visit, hospitalization) by patients with cancer treated with systemic chemotherapy. This information will provide the Cancer Center with rich patient outcomes data to inform quality improvement efforts. (09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012)

  • Project Quit - Texas

    PI: Alexandra Loukas, PhD

    The purpose of this study is to examine the feasibility of a tailored web-based cessation program, an adaptation of Project Quit, for a racially and ethnically diverse sample of young adult smokers from lower SES backgrounds. (04/01/2011 - 03/31/2013)

  • Making the Choice - VA

    PI: Angela Fagerlin, PhD

    A current priority for VA research is "Healthcare Informatics to Improve Veteran Care Healthcare." This priority area recognizes the critical importance of developing effective technological tools for Veterans to improve their understanding of and capacity to be actively involved in shared decision making about key health issues. Making The Choice - VA develops new materials specifically for VA patients who have prostate cancer. The tool helps in shared and informed decision-making related to prostate cancer treatment options and outcomes. (01/01/2011 - 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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  • PRAAIS

    PI: Kathryn L. Moseley, MD, MPH, FAAP

    PRAAIS (Project for African American Infant Safety) defines the specific barriers to infant supine sleep encountered by African American parents and how parents of supine sleeping infants overcame them. Intervention group parents receive a two dose tailored intervention (brochures and DVDs) mailed to them at infant ages 4-6 weeks old and 4 months. Control group parents receive brochures encouraging supine sleep published by the CDC and AAP mailed at the same time intervals as the intervention materials. (09/30/2010 - 05/31/2015)

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  • Take the Pledge: Organ Donation

    PI: Ann Andrews, MPH

    Take the Pledge rigorously evaluates the efficacy of a novel intervention in alumni (or graduate) chapters of African American sororities and fraternities in Michigan to increase organ and tissue donation, as assessed by registration in the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. (09/01/2010 - 08/31/2012)

  • Teen VaxScene

    PI: Amanda F. Dempsey, MD, PhD, MPH

    This intervention seeks to improve adolescent vaccine uptake. The intervention includes:Reminder / recall systems to alert parents and providers about when vaccine doses are neededA tailored educational web-based tool to parents to address the barrier of their unique attitudes about vaccines that hinder utilization (09/01/2010 - 08/31/2014)

  • Healthy Moms/Healthy Daughters

    PI: Ruth C. Carlos, MD

    Healthy Moms Healthy Daughters investigates the efficacy of an individually tailored web-based intervention to improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates among adolescent daughters of African American women. This study has potential high impact in reducing racial disparities in cervical cancer incidence and mortality. It addresses a significant public health issue by improving HPV vaccination in an at-risk population with a disproportionate incidence of (HPV) caused cervical cancer. (05/01/2010 - 07/31/2011)

  • Liver Quality Decision Aid

    PI: Michael L. Volk, MD, MSc, AGAF

    Organs available for transplantation are of varying quality. Patients awaiting transplant need to balance the risk of taking a lower quality organ to keep them alive versus the risk of dying while waiting for a transplant. This decision aid includes an exercise to help people decide the level of quality they might be willing to accept, given their specific risk of death in the next 3 months. (02/01/2010 - 12/31/2014)

  • iSTART

    PI: Emily MacDonald Fredericks, PhD

    Nonadherence to immunosuppressant medications is common among adolescent liver transplant recipients, and is a leading cause of chronic rejection and graft loss, particularly following the transfer from pediatric to adult-centered transplant care. There is a critical need to promote medication adherence in this high risk group. The objective of this project is to design and evaluate a tailored intervention delivered using web-based and cellphone text messages to promote medication adherence in adolescent liver transplant recipients who are transitioning from pediatric to adult-centered transplant care. The iSTART (Individualized Self-management Training for Adolescent/Young Adult Recipients of Transplantation) intervention is delivered using technology to reduce the time and access constraints often encountered with traditional adherence interventions. (11/01/2009 - 08/31/2016)

  • Positively Smoke Free - Phase 2

    PI: Jonathan Shuter, MD

    This project aims to develop a Spanish version of online smoking cessation educational materials that are particular or especially relevant to persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) as well as their care providers. (09/01/2009 - 08/31/2010)

  • 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)

  • MPOWERed 2

    PI: Susan J. Woolford, MD, MPH

    This project expands the existing MPOWER text message library to include tailored exercise messages, weekly photovoice activity, and feedback messages. New messages are tested with focus groups before use in the program. (05/01/2009 - 04/30/2014)

  • Q2: Questions about Quitting

    PI: Jennifer B. McClure, PhD

    About 80% or more of smokers are not sufficiently motivated and ready to quit smoking, even though they may want to quit someday. Interventions are critically needed which can reach these people, enhance their motivation for quitting, promote uptake of existing empirically-validated treatments, and ultimately enhance abstinence rates on a population level. The current study tests the effectiveness of four potentially important tailoring factors (decisional framework, self-efficacy, navigation autonomy, and proactive outreach) to increase motivation to quit. (03/01/2009 - 12/31/2012)

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  • 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)

  • THISN

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    THISN (Tailored Health Information in Social Networks) is a collaborative effort with CHCR and CDC's National Center for Public Health Informatics to conceive, design, and develop a prototype application testing the viability of using tailoring technology in a web-based social networking context (e.g., MySpace, Facebook). (09/01/2008 - 08/31/2009)

  • Inside Health

    PI: Kenneth A. Resnicow, PhD , Jennifer Elston Lafata, PhD , Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    This project tests two interventions to increase colorectal cancer screening among African American members of the Henry Ford Health System. Participants are randomized to: Basic Tailoring: A series of newsletters, tailored on age, gender, health history, and prior CRC screening; or Enhanced Tailoring: Basic tailoring PLUS tailoring on screening preferences, ethnic identity, and motivational predisposition. (09/01/2008 - 08/31/2013)

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  • CECCR2 - Center of Excellence In Cancer Communications Research II

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    The purpose of the University of Michigan Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research (CECCR) is to develop an efficient, theory-driven model for generating tailored health behavior interventions for many health behaviors and socio-demographic populations. (09/01/2008 - 08/31/2013)

  • Decider Guider - VA

    PI: Sarah T. Hawley, PhD, MPH

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most prevalent cancer in the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the second most costly cancer. This study aims to increase the number of VA patients who complete a CRC screening. It integrates an innovative and flexible preference elicitation methodology, conjoint analysis, into a decision tool to help VA patients clarify their preferences for characteristics of CRC screening tests. (07/01/2008 - 03/31/2012)

  • Decider Guider - Primary Care

    PI: Sarah T. Hawley, PhD, MPH

    This study aims to increase the number of insured, primary care patients who complete a colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. This study integrates an innovative preference elicitation methodology, conjoint analysis, into a decision tool to help primary care patients clarify their preferences for CRC screening tests. The two sites participating in this study also allow for a more racially/ethnically diverse audience than other Decider Guider studies. (06/09/2008 - 04/30/2012)

  • The RealU

    PI: Lawrence C. An, MD

    The RealU is a randomized trial to determine the efficacy of providing: individually tailored web-based messages individually tailored messages plus peer support email and video messages as part of an online program. The topics covered include smoking cessation, alcohol consumption, exercise, and eating breakfast. (09/05/2007 - 05/31/2012)

  • MPOWERed

    PI: Susan J. Woolford, MD, MPH

    Short, tailored text messages are sent to obese adolescents that address five evidence-based weight-related behavioral domains: reduction of screen time, regular consumption of a healthy breakfast, decreased consumption of sweetened beverages, decreased consumption of fast food, and increased consumption of fruit and vegetable. Texts include highly tailored messages, targeted messages and reminders. (09/01/2007 - 03/31/2010)

  • Improving Risk Communication through Tailored Testimonials

    PI: Amanda Dillard, PhD

    Two experiments examine the effects of tailored testimonials on people's knowledge, satisfaction, interest in shared decision-making, and behavioral intentions after reading a colorectal cancer screening decision aid. (09/01/2007 - 08/31/2008)

  • Diabetes Self-Management for Mexican Americans

    PI: Rachel E. Davis, PhD, MPH

    This feasibility study explores audience segment characteristics among Mexican Americans with type 2 diabetes ranging from low to high on acculturation and structural assimilation. Particular attention is devoted to examining associations between diabetes-related behaviors and beliefs and acculturation/structural assimilation that have been previously suggested through qualitative research. (09/01/2007 - 08/31/2008)

  • Breast Cancer Genetics Network Website Improvements

    PI: J. Scott Roberts, PhD

    This study refines an existing Web-based, tailored decision aid for women at risk for breast and ovarian cancer. The existing educational materials are made more interactive, more highly tailored and personalized. (09/01/2007 - 08/31/2008)

  • iQuitSmoking

    PI: Lawrence C. An, MD

    This project is a 3-group prospective randomized controlled trial to determine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of providing access to free nicotine patches, with or without a required linkage to proactive telephone counseling, as adjuncts to a tailored, web-based smoking cessation program. (07/01/2007 - 12/31/2012)

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  • SCanIT

    PI: Masahito Jimbo, MD, PhD, MPH

    Streamlining Cancer Screening Decision through Information Technology (SCanIT) aims to use information technology to link colorectal cancer (CRC) screening with health services at an integrated health system. The goal is to enhance informed decision making (IDM) for the patient and shared decision-making (SDM) between the patient and the physician. (05/01/2007 - 04/30/2008)

  • Childhood Obesity MI for Pediatricians

    PI: Kenneth A. Resnicow, PhD

    There remains a compelling need for evidenced-based intervention models to assist primary care practitioners to treat their overweight pediatric patients. This project is an efficacy trial to test two potentially generalizable interventions that address many of the key barriers to obesity counseling in pediatric primary care. (04/01/2007 - 01/31/2013)

  • 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)

  • Tools for Being a Helpful Peer Partner - DVD

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

    This DVD is one portion of a larger study (Mobilizing Peer Support for Effective Heart Failure Self-Management) being conducted by Dr. Michele Heisler. The goal of the DVD is to teach people with congestive heart failure how to support each other in managing their illness via phone calls to each other. The DVD describes and models Motivational Interviewing (MI) style communication skills for peer-to-peer communications. The DVD explains the basics of MI style communications and provides numerous examples of peer-to-peer conversations that use MI techniques. (11/01/2006 - 10/30/2007)

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  • Cancer Risk Perceptions: Highlighting Changes and Time in the Picture

    PI: Brian Zikmund-Fisher, PhD

    This study examines the impact of "status-assessing" email messages sent to individuals who decided to quit smoking and chose a date to quit. Participants receive email messages 3 and 5 weeks after their self selected quit dates, asking them to click on a URL link that matches their current smoking status (quit, tried but relapsed, never quit). Participants who click on a link receive information targeted to their current smoking status. (09/01/2006 - 08/31/2008)

  • Stepping Up to Health - Expanding the Reach

    PI: Caroline R. Richardson, MD

    The goal of this project is to expand the web-based Stepping Up to Health intervention to more individuals. The original intervention used enhanced pedometers and email-based tailored feedback to promote physical activity in people with type 2 diabetes. Expanding the Reach extends the tailored messages to promote physical activity to sedentary adults who are at risk for developing cancer, heart disease or diabetes, along with continuing to provide tailored messages for individuals with type 2 diabetes. (01/02/2006 - 12/31/2006)

  • Stepping Up to Health

    PI: Caroline R. Richardson, MD

    Stepping Up To Health is an Internet-based walking program combined with an enhanced pedometer to promote walking in people with chronic diseases. This study expands the current bank of behavioral messages within the intervention to include messages for people with type 2 diabetes. (01/15/2005 - 12/31/2005)

  • Forever Free

    PI: Susan A. Murphy, PhD

    This developmental project tests the effects of expert vs user tailoring and rich vs poor graphical treatment in a brief web-based smoking cessation and relapse prevention intervention. The site's content is based on a series of booklets called Forever Free, developed by Dr. Thomas Brandon at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. The project is an adjunct to Phase I of Project Quit and is offered to Project Quit participants at the end of that study's 6-month follow-up. (09/01/2003 - 08/31/2006)

  • Tailoring Depth

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    This project runs in conjunction with Phase I of Project Quit. While Project Quit focuses on tailoring messages based on a variety of theoretical constructs, this study focuses on tailoring those messages on a deeper level. Depth of tailoring is another potentially active ingredient in tailoring and refers to the level of detail of tailoring and the extent of the connections made among theory-based constructs. (07/01/2003 - 08/31/2008)

  • Guide to Decide

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH , Angela Fagerlin, PhD , Peter A. Ubel, MD

    Guide to Decide uses a multi-phased experimental process to explore methods of communicating risk regarding tamoxifen or raloxifene prophylaxis to women at high risk for breast cancer. (07/01/2003 - 08/31/2008)

  • Eat for Life

    PI: Kenneth A. Resnicow, PhD

    Eat for Life examines two constructs of tailoring within a print-based fruit and vegetable intervention for African American adults. Study 1 explores the use of motivational predisposition to tailor health behavior content, while Study 2 explores the use of cultural factors and ethnic identity for tailoring its' messages. Both studies use tailored print media, in the form of three 8 to 12 page newsletters, delivered to participants' homes. (07/01/2003 - 08/31/2008)

  • Project Quit

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    Project Quit is a web-based program to help individuals who are in the "Preparation Stage" (ready to quit smoking within 30 days) to quit smoking. The overall goal of the study is to identify optimal population-based health communications strategies tailored to specific characteristics of the individual. This project will focus on identifying and specifying active psychosocial and communication components or "factors" of smoking cessation interventions. (07/01/2003 - 08/31/2008)

  • MENU Choices

    PI: Christine C. Johnson, PhD, MPH

    MENU Choices is a web and email-based program to help people increase fruit and vegetable consumption. Three study arms examine the efficacy of an untailored program, a tailored program and a tailored program plus email-based counseling. (03/01/2003 - 04/30/2008)

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  • webCHAT

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

    This project aims to develop a web-based version of CHAT, a game designed to help ordinary people better understand health insurance and help health insurance policy makers better understand the health care wishes of ordinary people. (10/10/2002 - 12/31/2003)

  • Taking on Tobacco in Michigan

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    This project focuses on creating a website to place, on the web, existing oral health and tobacco cessation information currently available only through printed materials. The goal of the website is to provide health care providers in Michigan with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide good oral health care and tobacco cessation resources. The content is placed on the Voices of Detroit Initiative (VODI) website. (10/01/2002 - 01/31/2003)

  • Making the Choice - Audio and Internet

    PI: John T. Wei, MD, MS

    This project is an adaptation of Making the Choice. We revise the paper-based decision aid and develop alternative media formats (audiotape- and Internet-based versions) of the paper based decision aid to increase distribution and utilization. We also test the paper, audiotape, and Internet-based decision aids in an appropriate population of patients to provide pilot data on the tools' efficacy for improving patient knowledge. (09/30/2002 - 09/29/2004)

  • Making the Choice

    PI: John T. Wei, MD, MS

    Making the Choice is a booklet to help men better understand prostate health and the issues surrounding prostate cancer testing. (09/30/2002 - 09/29/2004)

  • Oral Health & Tobacco Cessation

    PI: Amid I. Ismail, BDS, MPH, MBA, DrPH

    This project aims to develop a tailored behavior change expert system intervention to promote and maintain good oral health and prevent oral diseases among low-income area children and their caregivers. (09/01/2001 - 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)

  • coloWeb (Ruffin)

    PI: Mack T. Ruffin IV, MD, MPH

    This study tests the efficacy of a multimedia decision aid that addresses the facts and myths about colorectal cancer, identifies the risk factors for colorectal cancer, and reviews the options for colorectal screening. Work for the development on this web-based decision aid is based on results from the coloWeb (Katz) project. (10/01/2000 - 09/30/2003)

  • coloWeb (Katz)

    PI: Steven J. Katz, MD, MPH

    This project focuses on development of a tailored web-based program that allows patients to receive individually tailored information about colorectal screening initiatives. The program is evaluated in a randomized controlled trial at three primary care clinics. This project combines efforts with coloWeb (Ruffin) to complete both focus groups and a pilot test of the tailored program. (10/01/2000 - 09/30/2001)

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  • Take the Pledge II

    PI: M. Jean B. Egan, MPH, RD

    Take the Pledge II updates part of the CISRC tailored print intervention for fruit and vegetable consumption for a wider audience. (05/01/2000 - 01/31/2001)

  • XeniCare II

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    This consultant project provides expert advice to Roche Pharmaceuticals on the development of the Xenicare II program, a personalized support program available to consumers who use Xenical, a weight control drug. (10/01/1999 - 12/31/1999)

  • Better Health

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    This projects uses longitudinally-tailored print materials and telecounseling interventions and compares their effectiveness, individually and in combination, among individuals with one or more risks, including smoking, poor diet, and sedentary behavior. (04/01/1999 - 12/31/2004)

  • Comorbid Psychopathology - Teen Smoking Cessation

    PI: Richard A. Brown, PhD

    Adolescent cigarette smokers have disproportionately high rates of co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders, similar to those found in the adult smoking population. In the absence of intervention, adolescent smokers with co-morbid psychopathology are likely to become highly dependent, recalcitrant adult smokers who have extreme difficulty quitting smoking. The overall objective of this research program is to develop effective smoking cessation approaches for these high risk youth, and to advance the applicant's knowledge of the relationship between psychopathology and smoking cessation within the context of a treatment outcome study. (01/01/1999 - 07/31/1999)

  • Personal Wellness Plan

    PI: John E. Billi, MD

    This project adapts the M-CARE Health Risk Appraisal for Ford Motor Company employees. (02/01/1998 - 07/31/1998)

  • Calling It Quits

    PI: Alfred C. Marcus, PhD , Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    Calling It Quits offers longitudinally-tailored print smoking cessation materials and compares the efficacy of multiple messages tailored on baseline data vs. retailored on new data among callers to the Cancer Information Service. (09/01/1997 - 08/31/2002)

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  • CISRC Tailored Message Core

    PI: Alfred C. Marcus, PhD , Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    The CISRC Tailoring Core develops the production system for the delivery of tailored print materials for the three CISRC projects: smoking cessation, colorectal cancer screening, and fruit and vegetable consumption. (09/01/1997 - 08/31/2001)

  • CISRC 5-A-Day Dissemination

    PI: Alfred C. Marcus, PhD , Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    The goal of this study is to run a pilot test to disseminate a successful CISRC Program Project intervention (tailored print materials for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption) within the NCI Cancer Information Service (CIS) 1-800-4-CANCER answerline. (09/01/1997 - 08/31/2001)

  • Guide to Colorectal Cancer Screening

    PI: Alfred C. Marcus, PhD , Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH

    This study tests interventions aimed to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. Callers over age 50 to the Cancer Information Service (CIS) receive a brief educational message delivered by an information specialist followed by mailed untailored and tailored print materials. (09/01/1997 - 08/31/2001)

  • Journey to the World of Fruits & Vegetables

    PI: Alfred C. Marcus, PhD , Jerianne Heimendinger, ScD, MPH, RD

    This study tests various interventions to increase fruit and vegetable consumption. Callers to the Cancer Information Service (CIS) receive a brief educational message delivered by an informational specialist while on the phone, followed by mailed untailored and tailored print materials. (09/01/1997 - 08/31/2002)

  • Quit for Keeps

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    The Quit for Keeps project (part of a cluster of ten projects called Smoke-Free Families) is a study designed to test the efficacy of using custom-tailored messages in convincing pregnant women to quit smoking. (11/01/1995 - 10/31/1998)

  • I Can Decide Dashboard

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    PI: Lawrence C. An, MD , Sarah T. Hawley, PhD, MPH

    Patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer face a series of complex decisions regarding locoreginal and systemic treatment. Currently many of these decisions do not meet the definition of a high quality decision, defined as one that is both informed (based on an accurate understanding of the treatment risks and benefits) and preference-concordant (consistent with the patient's underlying preferences). I Can Decide evaluates the impact of an innovative decision tool on locoregional and systemic therapy decision making for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.  The I Can Decide Dashboard links the I Can Decide patient website to a clinic dashboard. Some of the information patients enter on the website will be shared with the clinic. The goal is to improve communication and help patients make informed treatment decisions. (08/31/2017)

  • 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.