Gurjeet Birdee, M.D.,
for patients with metabolic syndrome
There is a growing prevalence of
metabolic syndrome in the U.S. which is related to poor health
behaviors including physical inactivity and unhealthy diets.
Mind-body practices are a novel intervention for patients with
metabolic syndrome. The project will methodically translate and
evaluate a common mind-body practice, yoga, for metabolic syndrome
which may lead to new therapeutic options.
Problem Solving and Communication in Adolescent
Adolescents with type 1 diabetes
are at high risk for poor adherence and glycemic control. In order
to address the needs of adolescents with type 1 diabetes, parents,
and clinics, Dr. Mulvaney and her team have created an
accessible and engaging internet adherence support intervention,
named YourWay. The project will integrate two parallel websites,
one for adolescents, and one for parents, to teach problem solving
skills. Adolescents and parents will communicate via online problem
solving cycles, which promote adolescent and parent communication
and collaboration to solve adolescent problems.
Chandra Osborn, Ph.D.,
Design & Feasibility
of a Patient Portal and Mobile Device-delivered
Although medications improve
glycemic control, patient adherence to diabetes medications is
often suboptimal. In other chronic disease contexts, health
information technologies (HIT) have successfully delivered
medication adherence-related information, motivation, and
behavioral skills content that has resulted in improvements in
medication adherence and clinical outcomes. This project will
result in the design of a HIT delivered medication adherence
intervention for patients with T2DM and test its feasibility.
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