Title: The DECIDE-ICD trial
Summary: Strong scientific
evidence supports the idea that shared decision making can be achieved
through the use of patient decision aids, however, many attempts at
real-world implementation have not been successful largely due to a
focus on low-risk decisions in primary care where clinicians are either
too busy or the stakes are too low for the decision aid to be perceived
as valuable. This team’s overall goal is to assess real-world
effectiveness (Aim 1) and implementation (Aim 2) of patient decision
aids for high-risk decisions using the implantable
cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) as a model. By simultaneously exploring
effectiveness and implementation, this project will provide pragmatic
information that will inform a growing national agenda to better involve
patients in their health care via shared decision making.
Award Number: 1R01HL136403
Project Period: 04/01/2017-03/31/2022
Title: Using values
affirmation to reduce the effects of perceived discrimination on hypertension
Summary: High blood pressure is a major cause of poor
health in African Americans. The goal of this project is to improve the
treatment of high blood pressure for African American patients by decreasing
the effect of perceived discrimination on their interactions with their doctors.
We do this by having patients complete a brief writing exercise before a doctor
visit. Other research has shown this exercise improves communication between
patients and doctors. When patients and doctors communicate better, patients
are able to take care of themselves better.
Award Number: 1R01HL133343
Title: An intervention to increase engagement with hypertension care for American Indian patients
goal of this project is to evaluate an intervention in American Indians
that has shown promise in improving self-care behavior in another
minority patient group, and to expand understanding of the effects of
the intervention. The intervention
relies on a psychological process known as values-affirmation, and
involves a specific writing exercise administered immediately before a
clinic visit. It is presumed to have its effects through reducing the
effects of stereotype threat.
Award Number: 15SFDRN24180024
Project Period: 07/01/2016-06/30/2019
Title: A Multicenter Trial
of a Shared Decision Support Intervention for Patients and their
Caregivers Offered Destination Therapy for End-Stage Heart Failure: The
advances in medical technology, older people and those with chronic
diseases are increasingly offered major surgeries and devices like the
left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Using
feedback from patients, caregivers, doctors, surgeons, and nurses, we
made a paper and video decision aid to help people offered OT LVAD make
this most difficult of decisions. We now want to evaluate how our OT
LVAD decision aid works in the real world. In six hospitals accross the
United States, we will:
1. Explore how often the decision aid is used among eligible patients.
2. Test how well the decision aids and training improve the quality of patient and caregiver decisions.
3. Measure how well doctors, nurses, and hospitals adopt, implement, and continue to use the decision aids and training.
This trial is in peer review.
Award Number: CDR-1310-06999
Project Period: 12/01/2017-02/28/2019
Title: The New Frontier: Using Health Care Data to Improve Population Health - CHORDS
Summary: The programs goal is to increase the number of public health agencies using the Colorado Health Observation Regional Data Service (CHORDS) and health care and mental health providers who contribute data. Partners will use CHORDS data to address obesity, mental health, cardiovascular disease and diabetes in their communities.
Funder: Multiple Funders
Project Period: 04/15/2016-04/15/2018