Keyword: "tailoring"

122 items were found with the keyword "tailoring".

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Improving Patient Decisions about Bariatric Surgery

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    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)

  • eyeGuide: Personalized Tablet-based Glaucoma Education

    PI: Paula Newman-Casey, MD, MS

    Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness among African-Americans. Treatment, when consistently implemented, can prevent blindness, and yet at least 30% and as high as 80% of glaucoma patients do not adhere to their glaucoma medications or return for their follow-up appointments. This lack of adherence results in worse outcomes, with higher rates of visual field progression. Educational interventions to improve patient adherence have shown some promise, and there is significant potential to expand upon these successes, as well as to address the obstacles that have burdened the educational approaches implemented to date. The past interventions that have been most successful are those that engage patients in a process that explores their personal barriers to adherence and tailors interventions accordingly. This research program utilizes not only health behavior theory, but also principles from behavioral economics to create a personalized computer-based glaucoma education program that can be taught by non-physician educators to motivate improved self-management in glaucoma patients. (09/01/2013 - 08/31/2016)

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

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    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)

  • 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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  • My Mobile Advice Program (MyMAP)

    PI: Jennifer B. McClure, PhD

    Smoking is a leading cause of death in the US, killing more than 440,000 people a year. While effective treatments exist, their impact is significantly reduced by poor treatment adherence, particularly to pharmacotherapy. One way to improve the effectiveness of existing pharmacotherapy and to help more people stop smoking is to enhance treatment adherence. The current study develops and pilot tests a prototype My Mobile Advice Program (MyMAP). MyMAP is designed to a) provide real-time, algorithm-driven, personalized guidance to smokers' regarding how to manage common, non-serious, bothersome medication side-effects and nicotine withdrawal symptoms, b) provide patients with timely, individually-tailored, supportive encouragement to enhance their motivation for quitting and promote better adherence to their prescribed treatment regimen; c) alert providers to potentially serious adverse events or persistent bothersome symptoms that warrant timely medical intervention; and d) provide patients and providers 24/7 access to relevant educational and behavioral self-help information that can either be viewed online (via computer or smart phone) or printed for reference. Through this comprehensive web-based intervention, we hypothesize that MyMAP will promote treatment adherence, thereby ultimately improving cessation rates and treatment cost-effectiveness. Given the popularity, high frequency of bothersome, non-serious medication side-effects, and increased monitoring demands for varenicline use, the pilot prototype is designed to support varenicline pharmacotherapy, but if the proposed intervention strategy proves promising, MyMAP will be expanded to support nicotine replacement and bupropion use in the future. (07/01/2013 - 06/30/2015)

  • 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)

  • Cultural tailoring of educational materials to minimize disparities in HPV vaccinations

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

    This project is designed to test the effectiveness of cultural and individual tailoring on decisions about HPV vaccines. (01/01/2013 - 12/31/2015)

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  • 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)

  • 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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  • SafER Teens

    PI: Maureen A. Walton, MPH, PhD , Rebecca M. Cunningham, MD

    The urban emergency department (ED) represents an underutilized venue for delivering violence interventions among adolescents. In the United States, there are over 100 million ED visits each year, of which at least 3 million are the result of violence. A recent study (the SafERteens Study) demonstrated the efficacy of an ED-based BI for violence on changing attitudes, self-efficacy, and reducing violent behaviors, peer victimization, and violence related consequences. From a public health standpoint, however, in order to reduce violence on a broader scale studies are needed to determine the effectiveness of the SafERteens behavioral intervention (BI) when delivered by clinical staff in real world ED settings. This study is designed to translate this efficacious BI for violence into a practical prevention program incorporated into ED clinical practice; with ED staff conducting the screening and BI. Specifically, we will determine the reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance of the SafERteens BI in two diverse and novel ED settings: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta (GMH). (09/01/2012 - 08/31/2017)

  • 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)

  • 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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  • Communications & Dissemination Core

    PI: Steven J. Katz, MD, MPH , Lawrence C. An, MD

    The goal of this program is to help clinicians and their patients address the challenges of individualizing the treatment of breast cancer. The Communications and Dissemination Core's primary goal is to translate key research findings into personally relevant messages for patients and clinicians. We do this by creating 1) an interactive online tool to help patients improve breast cancer treatment decision making, and 2) an interactive website to education clinicians about breast cancer practice norms, patients' experiences, and effective communication strategies. (07/01/2012 - 06/30/2017)

  • iDECIDE for Ann Arbor and Detroit VAs

    PI: Angela Fagerlin, PhD

    Successful diabetes management is dependent on the patient - provider partnership. However, a full discussion of potential benefits, harms, costs, and burdens associated with each medication option is often too much for a brief clinic visit. This project uses AHRQ-developed consumer guides as inspiration for a tailored program that assists with this decision-making. The current iDECIDE intervention serves as the base of the program, with updates geared toward making it more specific to veterans. (01/01/2012 - 09/30/2012)

  • 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 Pilot Study of Positively Smoke Free on the Web (PSFW) for HIV-infected Smokers

    PI: Jonathan Shuter, MD

    The epidemic of cigarette smoking is fueling an alarming rise in lung and other cancers in persons living with HIV. Smokers living with HIV have few, if any, cessation resources available to them that address their particular needs, and HIV care providers have virtually no studies upon which to adopt an evidence based approach to achieving abstinence. The study attempts to address this serious health disparity by harnessing the enormous reach and power of the internet. (09/25/2011 - 09/30/2013)

  • Storyteller Project

    PI: Rachel E. Davis, PhD, MPH , Suzanne M. Cole, PhD , Karen E. Peterson, DSc

    The goal of this study is to identify key ingredients of tailored narratives to promote childhood obesity prevention behaviors among mothers of preschool-aged Mexican American children. (09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012)

  • GOAL: Girls Only! Activity for Life

    PI: Lorraine Robbins, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

    This school-based program encourages moderate to vigorous physical activity among middle school girls. During the 17 week intervention period, girls meet with the school nurse for 2 motivational interviewing-based sessions, attend a daily exercise 'club' after school, and receive a tailored program delivered on iPads. (09/01/2011 - 05/31/2016)

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  • 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)

  • IVR Infrastructure

    PI: John D. Piette, PhD , Lawrence C. An, MD , Gary D. Hammer, MD, PhD

    This project creates the infrastructure to integrate scheduled interactive voice response (IVR) calls as well as other scheduled activities across CHCR projects. (07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014)

  • E2Coach - Tailored Physics Coaching

    PI: Timothy A. McKay, PhD

    E2Coach uses MTS to optimize the learning experience in large gateway science courses. Each student is provided an individualized interface to their class, one that dynamically recognizes their strengths and weaknesses, understands their motivations, and coaches them through the course. All students are better served when we more thoroughly tailor the approach each takes to achieving their learning goals, both high-risk students and those who most easily master the material. (04/15/2011 - 07/15/2012)

  • 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)

  • DATES

    PI: Masahito Jimbo, MD, PhD, MPH

    DATES (Decision Aid to Technologically Enhance Shared Decision Making) is an interactive decision aid website for colorectal cancer, designed to be used prior to a clinic visit to clarify each patient's preferences and promote shared decision-making. The website uses a unique interactive Preference Elicitation Tool, which helps patients determine the colorectal cancer screening test option that best matches their preferences. (04/01/2011 - 03/31/2015)

  • 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)

  • VA Cardiovascular Tool

    PI: Rodney A. Hayward, MD

    It is critically important to develop effective technological tools for Veterans to improve their understanding of and capacity to be actively involved in shared decision making about key health issues. It is also critical to make sure both the patients� and the clinicians� decisions are informed decisions. (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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  • iDecide/iDecido

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

    Successful diabetes management is dependent on the patient - provider partnership. However, a full discussion of potential benefits, harms, costs, and burdens associated with each medication option is often too much for a brief clinic visit. This project uses AHRQ-developed consumer guides as inspiration for a tailored program that assists with this decision-making. The intervention is delivered on iPads by Community Health Workers in participant homes and is available in both English and Spanish. (09/30/2010 - 09/29/2013)

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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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  • Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk Decision Aid

    PI: Daniel A. Hamstra, PhD, MD

    Approximately 10-30% of men who undergo external beam radiation for localized prostate cancer see rising PSA scores following treatment. Some of these men need androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) as salvage treatment. ADT is not curative and has significant side effects that impact quality of life (QOL). These facts must be balanced against its clinical need. The decision to initiate hormonal therapy is driven more by patient anxiety and less by clinical parameters. Thus, men need to better understand how their PSA values and likelihood of recurrence will change over time. A novel computer model, based on 2,386 patients previously treated, provides this information. This project aims to develop and test methods of communicating this information to patients and to determine how patients use it in their treatment decisions. (09/01/2010 - 08/31/2012)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Me First

    PI: Vanessa K Dalton, MD, MPH , Ruth C. Carlos, MD

    MeFirst aims to develop and refine a tailored risk communication intervention to improve HPV vaccination uptake in young adult women ages 18-26 when administered during a teachable moment. The teachable moment is a spontaneously occurring health event that serves as a natural educational gateway. The potential effects of this intervention on HPV vaccine utilization in a hard-to-reach age group enhances system-based interventions that can be more broadly applied or generalized to other health interventions targeted to young adults or other health settings. (07/01/2010 - 06/30/2011)

  • 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)

  • ChemoDosing

    PI: Tunghi May Pini, MD, MPH , Jennifer J. Griggs, MD, MPH

    Approximately 40% of obese patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy receive reduced doses of chemotherapy despite nearly two decades of evidence supporting full weight-based dosing. This project aims to share evidence that supports full dosing for obese breast cancer patients with physicians. (01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010)

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  • Vax Facts

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

    Vax Facts offers a tailored brochure to address parents' concerns about HPV vaccines. The intervention draws on our previous data on reasons parents decline HPV vaccines for their daughters. This data is used to develop questions and responses that elicit and address parental beliefs that hinder HPV vaccine series initiation. Intervention messages are tailored to address these beliefs and concerns. (01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010)

  • 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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  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Breast Cancer Genetics Usability Test

    PI: J. Scott Roberts, PhD

    The purpose of this project is to develop and test a web-delivered, tailored decision aid for women at risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Existing educational materials are refined then offered in an interactive website featuring greater personalization of risk information, using validated risk communication techniques in a patient-friendly Web-based application.Such technologies are needed to expand the reach and improve the cost- effectiveness of breast cancer genetic services and are part of a growing movement within clinical care to provide validated patient decision aids. (03/01/2009 - 02/28/2010)

  • 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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  • Tailoring Technology Core (CECCR1 and CECCR2)

    PI: Edward W. Saunders, MS

    The primary purpose of the Tailoring Technology Core (TTC) is to design, develop, pretest, and implement the tailored intervention systems required for all CECCR Research and Developmental Projects. Consolidating these task into a central core offers several advantages. First, the TTC organizes resources for more cost-effective production of tailored interventions for each of the Projects. TTC programmers use a common robust tailoring system for all Projects. Instead of building each Project’s interventions individually, from the ground up, TTC builds each one from an existing foundation that has been refined over several years, and then adds the appropriate assessments and content, modifies tailoring algorithms, and applies any special features.Second, the multidisciplinary organization of personnel within the TTC allows us to more efficiently explore new directions in advanced communications technologies. The close interaction of a broad set of expertise allows us to generate more relevant, robust tools for tailored health interventions. This synergy is demonstrated by the Center’s development of a re-usable tailoring system for both web- and print-based health interventions. Developed and enhanced over the last decade, this system embodies our significant experience conducting cancer prevention and control research applied to an extremely wide range of populations, settings, health topics, and advanced communications technologies.Third, Projects benefit from standard technologies, as well as active sharing of knowledge from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. For example, Tailoring Core members, working on all three Projects, identify best practices in tailoring algorithms used in one Project and suggest these practices to other investigators. Similarly, content and theoretical applications used in one Project are applied by the same behavior science staff in the Tailoring Core to other Projects. Specifically, it allows the use of common assessments, theoretical message composition, and graphics as empirical knowledge is gained. (09/01/2008 - 08/31/2013)

  • Social & Cognitive Neuroscience Core (CECCR2)

    PI: Thad A. Polk, PhD

    Ultimately, the goal of CECCR2 aims to understand why and how communication affects health-related behavior and decision making. Specifically, we want to know how tailoring communication by specific individual characteristics influences subsequent health behaviors. For example:How does tailoring a message about smoking influence smokers’ subsequent decisions about quitting? How does tailoring a message about colorectal cancer affect people’s willingness to get screened? How does tailoring information about prostate cancer affect patients’ subsequent conversations with their physicians about their treatment preference? A significant obstacle to answering these kinds of questions is that health-related decisions can have many different causes; and these causes can be difficult to disentangle using purely behavioral measures. We therefore want to incorporate measures that begin to address the underlying neural and cognitive mechanisms that give rise to the observed behaviors. (09/01/2008 - 08/31/2013)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Neural Bases of Effectiveness of Individually Tailored Smoking Cessation Messages

    PI: Hannah Faye C. Chua, PhD

    Study 1 explores the self-relevance dimension of message tailoring while Study 2 focuses on the adaptation of content from message tailoring. Each study has two phases: the first phase demonstrates neural substrate activation associated with specific aspects of tailored messages (fMRI); the second phase explores smoking cessation associated with brain region activations found in the first phase of the study. (09/20/2007 - 08/31/2011)

  • 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)

  • Eye Tracking Tailored Photos

    PI: Hannah Faye C. Chua, PhD

    This study explores the effects images have on the amount of time spent reading text that is shown alongside images. Specifically, the project examines the time a smoker spends reading 3 brief testimonials, as well as the time spent looking at the images shown alongside the testimonials. (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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Cessation Messages & Neural Activation

    PI: Hannah Faye C. Chua, PhD

    This study explores whether listening to high-tailored smoking cessation messages activates the rostral medial prefrontal region more than listening to linguistically comparable but low-tailored cessation messages. (09/01/2006 - 08/31/2007)

  • Health Communications Core

    PI: Lawrence C. An, MD

    The Health Communications Core (HCC) supports the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMCCC) through: Assisting with a communications and technological analysis of UMCCC investigators’ intervention, recruitment, and/or retention needs. Working with UMCCC investigators to design, develop, deploy, and maintain high-quality print-, hand-held device, web-based, or other relevant communications channels and strategies. (06/01/2006 - 05/31/2017)

  • 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)

  • Decider Guider

    PI: Sarah T. Hawley, PhD, MPH

    This study translates a paper-based preference-screening tool into a web-based preference-tailored intervention that is effective for increasing informed decision making (IDM) and compliance with colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. The computer-based preference tool is used in clinical settings to help low-risk individuals decide which of five CRC screening tests best fits their preferences. By helping them choose which test to take, we hope to increase CRC screening rates. (01/02/2006 - 08/31/2007)

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  • CSATS

    PI: Masahito Jimbo, MD, PhD, MPH

    Cancer Screening Adherence through Technology-Enhanced Shared Decision Making (CSATS) is a tailored behavioral intervention to improve patient adherence to colorectal cancer screening (CRC). CSATS links a computerized screening prompt/reminder system with a tailored behavioral intervention. The intervention combines a screening decision aid with a risk assessment. Upon completion of the intervention, a recommendation is provided to both patient and physician to enhance shared decision making between the two. (01/02/2006 - 08/31/2007)

  • 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)

  • CECCR - Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research

    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 that is generalizable across health behaviors and socio-demographic populations. (09/01/2003 - 08/31/2008)

  • Michigan Tailoring System (MTS)

    PI: Edward W. Saunders, MS

    The Michigan Tailoring System (MTS) is the first publicly available software that enables the creation and dissemination of individually tailored health communications. (09/01/2003 - present)

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  • 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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  • High School ASHES

    PI: Unto E. Pallonen, PhD

    High School ASHES is a comprehensive tailored web-based smoking intervention for high school students. It accelerates smoking cessation among smokers and reinforces prevention decisions among non-smoking teens by tailoring the content of the intervention according to the user's readiness for change. (11/01/2002 - 01/18/2003)

  • ASHES

    PI: Unto E. Pallonen, PhD

    This project strengthens and improves an existing tailored interactive Internet-based multimedia self-help expert system smoking intervention (Adolescent Smoking Health Education Source - ASHES) and evaluates its effectiveness in a large school-based trial among middle school students in grades 6, 7 and 8. (10/01/2002 - 09/30/2004)

  • Coloweb II (Katz)

    PI: Steven J. Katz, MD, MPH

    This project builds on the original ColoWeb project, including updates to content and surveys, and delivering the intervention and surveys to 1,200 patients. (01/01/2002 - 09/30/2003)

  • 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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  • 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)

  • Girls on the Move

    PI: Nola J. Pender, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Girls on the Move is a computer-based interactive physical activity program used in school-based clinics as a counseling tool about exercise among adolescent girls. (05/01/2001 - 04/30/2002)

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  • 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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  • Prevention Smoking in Jr. High School

    PI: Unto E. Pallonen, PhD

    The purpose of this project is to develop and enhance an effective and easily diffused Internet-based smoking prevention and cessation intervention for adolescents in a large school-based trial. Decreasing smoking rates among adolescents has the long-term impact of lowering the morbidity and mortality rates associated with lung cancer and other tobacco-related illnesses. (10/01/2000 - 09/30/2001)

  • 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)

  • The Heart Attack Alert Channel

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    The aim of this project is to create a multimedia intervention for Heart Attack awareness to be deployed as a new channel on the 100 kiosks that are part of the Michigan Interactive Health Kiosk Project. The kiosks are located throughout the State of Michigan. (09/30/1998 - 08/31/1999)

  • Project START

    PI: Frederic C. Blow, PhD

    Project START uses a personal digital assistant-based screening instrument and tailored print materials and tests their effectiveness in reducing alcohol use and alcohol-related problems among injured hazardous drinkers treated in the Emergency Department. (03/01/1998 - 02/28/2003)

  • 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)

  • Health'o'Vision CD-ROMs

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    This project makes available a two-disc compilation of nine of the twelve health topics (the topics that are completed to date) that appear on the Michigan "Health'o'Vision" kiosks. (01/01/1998 - 09/30/1999)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • The STD Prevention Channel: Tips for Teens

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    This project involves developing a frank, unembarrassed, factual guide to sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention specifically designed for teens. The program is one of the 12 channels developed for the Michigan Interactive Health Kiosk Demonstration Project. (01/01/1997 - 09/30/1998)

  • The Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Channel

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    This project aims to create a channel for the Michigan Interactive Health Kiosk Project on how to reduce risk of heart disease and stroke. (01/01/1997 - 09/30/1998)

  • Health'o'Vision

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    The Michigan Interactive Health Kiosk Demonstration Project project involves creating and disseminating twelve multimedia health programs.  Collectively known as Health'o'Vision, topics include cancer prevention and screening, disease management, and general health practices to live a healthy life. Channels are created for both adults and adolescents. One hundred kiosks are deployed in a variety of settings throughout the State of Michigan for use by the general public. (01/01/1996 - 09/30/2000)

  • The Breast Cancer Screening Channel

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    This project aims to create a channel for the Michigan Interactive Health Kiosk Project on how to assess personal risk of breast cancer and how to detect breast cancer early. (01/01/1996 - 09/30/1997)

  • The Prostate Cancer Screening Channel

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    This project aims to create a channel for the Michigan Interactive Health Kiosk Project on prostate cancer symptoms, testing, and treatment options. (01/01/1996 - 09/30/1997)

  • 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)

  • 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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  • Lung Cancer Screening

    PI: Tanner J. Caverly, MD, MPH

    This tool will help physicians and patients discuss lung cancer screening and decide whether the potential benefit is worth the potential harms.