Keyword: "older adults"

9 items were found with the keyword "older adults".

  • Educational materials for patients with gout

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    PI: Puja P. Khanna, MD, MPH , Dinesh Khanna, MD, MS

    The goal of this project is to develop an online education program that provides patients with information about what gout is and how it can become a chronic issue.  This online tool is meant to provide patients with educational information on how to manage their gout without it becoming a chronic condition. The website is designed to allow the patient fun and interesting ways to learn about gout and help them prepare for a visit with their doctor. (04/01/2014 - 10/31/2014)

  • 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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  • 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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  • Older Adult Perceptions of Shared Decisions in Colorectal Screening

    PI: L. Aubree Shay, PhD, MSSW, LCSW

    The goal of this study is to understand how older and emerging-older adult patients and their physicians perceive shared decision-making (SDM), and how SDM, as perceived by patients, impacts adherence to recommended colorectal cancer screening. (09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012)

  • 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)

  • 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)