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Research Projects

Below is a list of active research projects at CAHRA. Click on each project for a full description and contact information.

 

EMC2 IVR

This clinical trial assesses the effectiveness and fidelity of a primary-care based, technology-enabled strategy to improve patient-provider communication about drug risks.

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REMinD

REMinD

This clinical trial assesses the use of the Universal Medication Schedule (UMS) and consumer technologies to standardize the prescribing and dispensing of Rx diabetes medications.

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TAKE IT

TAKE IT

This clinical trial tests a nurse-led, patient-centered, technology-enabled medication self-management intervention to improve regimen adherence and clinical outcomes among new kidney transplant recipients.

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UMS Portal

UMS Portal

This clinical trial assesses the use of the Universal Medication Schedule (UMS) and consumer technologies to standardize the prescribing and dispensing of Rx medications in primary care.

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LitCog

LitCog

This longitudinal cohort study, now in its 13th year, will provide an in-depth investigation of older adults’ health literacy and ability to manage health, and whether these skills are affected by cognitive decline and the aging process.

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LitCog Caregiver

LitCog Caregiver

This supplement to the LitCog study explores the experiences of patients' caregivers to identify modifiable factors that could be targeted by health system interventions supporting families affected by ADRD.

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LitCog Plan Your Lifespan

The goal of this study is to better understand how older adult aging-in-place decision making and implementation is impacted by age-related changes (e.g. cognition, function, chronic condition), social influences, and environmental factors

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MyCog

This is a project to develop a brief set of cognitive impairment screening measures for use in diverse settings and populations. Measures are drawn from the NIH Toolbox for Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function and implemented as a downloadable app.

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GBMF TEAM

This project aims to improve primary care-based medication therapy management for older adults with complex Rx regimens by enlisting the support of community pharmacies and linking them to primary care via our Technology-Enabled Alliance for Medication Therapy Management (TEAM) intervention.

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Eli Lilly EMC2

This pragmatic trial evaluates the efficacy of an EHR- and patient portal-based strategy to promote provider-patient communication, safe use and adherence to higher-risk diabetes-related medication regimens.

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HOME

This development grant supports the establishment of research infrastructure and priorities to evaluate the role of housing support services on the overall health of low-income older adults in Chicago.

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UAMS

This project tests the effectiveness and fidelity of an American College of Physicians diabetes health literacy intervention as delivered by health coaches within patient-centered medical homes in rural Arkansas.

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SAMBA

This project aims to advance, adapt, and conduct a preliminary test of the SAMBA care model to support self-management behaviors (SMB) and improve outcomes among people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in preparation for a future fully powered, pragmatic randomized trial.

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COPD MultiMorbidity

This study aims to determine how perceptions of chronic illness and treatment affect illness self-management in the context of multimorbidities (MM) to inform the development of self-management support messages for use in future interventions.

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IMPACT-D KSA

Working with the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), we are developing and validating a culturally appropriate, diabetes-specific patient engagement measure in Arabic that can be routinely deployed to identify patients at risk of poor treatment adherence, guiding interventions.

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Merck Digital HL

This project supports development and testing of a new health literacy assessment that can be delivered and completed by patients via the internet or SMS text messages.

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