Keyword: "caregivers"

14 items were found with the keyword "caregivers".

  • 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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  • 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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  • Advanced Directives Among Patients With Lung Cancer

    PI: Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD

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

  • Cancer Center Population Core Survey

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

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

  • 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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  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • The Childhood Immunization Channel

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    The goal of this project is to create a channel for the Michigan Interactive Health Kiosk Project on why it is important to immunize children, which immunizations are needed, and when to immunize. (01/01/1996 - 09/30/1997)

  • 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.