Nemours receives grant to examine behavioral health intervention for adolescents with Type 1 diabete …

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Sumary of Nemours receives grant to examine behavioral health intervention for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes:

  • Patton, Ph.D., ABPP, CDCES Center Director of the Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science in Florida, has secured a three-year, $900,000 NIH R01 grant entitled, “Coin2Dose:.
  • from the University of Kansas, Dr. Patton will examine the feasibility and acceptability of a semi-automated behavioral economics incentive (BEI) mobile health intervention called Coin2Dose to improve self-management behaviors in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes, and then conduct a pilot randomized controlled trial to test the preliminary efficacy of the intervention..
  • Related Stories Coin2Dose will deliver automated text messages to cue adolescents to bolus for insulin at mealtimes, plus behavioral economics incentives, in the form of money or digital credits for daily mealtime bolus activity..
  • This study is relevant to public health because most adolescents with Type 1 diabetes struggle to achieve optimal diabetes self-management and their target glycated hemoglobin level (HbA1c) -increasing their risk for serious acute and long-term complications…

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