Jacksonville, FL (April 8, 2021) – Susana R. Patton, Ph.D., ABPP, CDCES Middle Director of the Nemours Middle for Healthcare Supply Science in Florida, has secured a three-year, $900,000 NIH R01 grant entitled, “Coin2Dose: Behavioral economics to advertise insulin bolus exercise and enhance HbA1c in teenagers.” Dr. Patton is the recipient of three concurrent R01 grants.
Collectively together with her Nemours co-investigator, Larry A. Fox, M.D., and co-investigators Mark A. Clements, M.D. Ph.D. from Kids’s Mercy-Kansas Metropolis and Christopher C. Cushing, Ph.D. from the College of Kansas, Dr. Patton will study the feasibility and acceptability of a semi-automated behavioral economics incentive (BEI) cellular well being intervention referred to as Coin2Dose to enhance self-management behaviors in adolescents with Kind 1 diabetes, after which conduct a pilot randomized managed trial to check the preliminary efficacy of the intervention.
Coin2Dose will ship automated textual content messages to cue adolescents to bolus for insulin at mealtimes, plus behavioral economics incentives, within the type of cash or digital credit for every day mealtime bolus exercise. This examine is related to public well being as a result of most adolescents with Kind 1 diabetes battle to realize optimum diabetes self-management and their goal glycated hemoglobin stage (HbA1c) -increasing their threat for severe acute and long-term problems. As well as, behavioral economics incentives might be efficient in selling adolescent self-management.
“We’re very happy with the novel analysis that Dr. Patton and her gifted staff are enterprise as this work can have a excessive impression on advancing the sector of pediatric diabetes therapy by offering a scalable adherence-focused intervention for rapid clinic uptake in addition to to be used in future centered interventions,” mentioned Vicky Funanage, Ph.D., Government Director of Analysis at Nemours.
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