BSSR Resources, Methods, and Measures

BSSR Resources, Methods, and Measures

The future of an efficient and integrated approach to BSSR requires the development and application of innovative research resources, measures, and methods.

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BSSR Resources, Methods, and Measures

Social predictors of treatment adherence in chronic disease

There has been growing recognition that adherence is a major barrier to effective treatment of long-term, chronic disease. This is particularly true for treatment regimens which are intensive, time-consuming and which must be completed indefinitely (e.g. treatment for cystic fibrosis, diabetes etc.). Many of these chronic illnesses have onset in childhood/adolescence. However, adherence can be a particular challenge during... more »
Idea No. 280

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(@tasha.golden)

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Value & utilize *the arts* to develop more trauma-informed, culturally-responsive health research methods

Given increasing acknowledgements of culture and trauma as significant health determinants, it's clear that research methods failing to consider them may "do harm." In addition, if individuals or communities are unable or unwilling to communicate experiences via conventional approaches (if they are limited by ability, trauma, distrust, etc), then what data are we missing? What harms might we perpetuate? Integrating and... more »
Idea No. 300

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(@srbr.klgamble)

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Time of Day inclusion and Sleep Assessments

An important strategy for examining circadian behavior in people is the use of actigraphy for non-invasive measurement of sleep-wake behavior and activity rhythms. This ambulatory monitoring strategy can be combined with any number of other behavioral assessment tools including exercise, core body temperature, cardiovascular (blood pressure/heart rate), and meal timing. Moreover, actigraphy combined with ecological momentary... more »
Idea No. 360

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(@elizmh)

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Identify social networks mechanisms that decrease social isolation, reduce resource disparities and improved health outcomes

We know that social networks impact health but we do not know how to reliably build the kind of networks that will decrease social isolation, more equitably district resources and ultimately improve health outcomes, especialy for people who suffer severe disconnections from society.
Idea No. 290

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(@p.d.koellinger)

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New research designs and data to better understanding socio-economic inequalities in health

Poverty and economic deprivation are major risk factors for mental and physical health. Furthermore, socio-economic status (SES) is important to health and life expectancy not only for those in poverty, but at all levels of SES. What is less clear is WHY this robust gradient between SES and health exists and which particular intervention strategies can most efficiently address SES-related inequalities in health. A major... more »
Idea No. 292

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(@morgananalytics.org)

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New data, new analytical methods, focus on prediction

Privacy of individual patient data need not be sacrificed in order to build comprehensive, accessible databases. SAMHSA is an example. Having "too much data" and "too many variables" are not problematic for data science and machine learning to distill the true drivers of behavioral disorders. What is needed most of all are time series data on individual patients that document medication assisted therapy, talk and rehabilitation... more »
Idea No. 331

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(@wtierney)

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Local validation of measures

All measurement is local. Scales for assessing social and medical needs and outcomes developed in one location often don't work in other locations due to differences in data availability, demographics, culture, etc. The best measures have been validated in multiple locations, such as the SF36 or AUDIT. So OBSSR should fund research that validates measures of social support, well-being, stress, adverse experiences, etc.... more »
Idea No. 285

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(@kkline)

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Inclusion & Specificity

Historically, there has been a lack of research that directly realates to the following populations:
- Transgender Men, particularly those who are not heterosexual
- Nonbinary genders of all kinds - transgender-identifying and not, from agender to pangender, from genderfluid and genderflux to more static nonbinary genders that don't shift in feminine/masculine/other quality, or in intensity of gender-feelings.
- Transwomen... more »
Idea No. 296

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(@dyeager)

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If we want the field to take heterogeneous effects of behavioral interventions seriously, we need shared infrastructure

The past decade has seen a surge in enthusiasm for the potential of behavioral science (e.g. "nudge," "wise interventions," and more) to inform policy innovations and ameliorate persistent health problems. Over the same period, however, the behavioral sciences have been rocked by a replicability crisis that has undermined confidence in the rigor of the field's empirical methods and the reliability of its basic findings.... more »
Idea No. 339

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(@otresearch)

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Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System to Fully Describe Interventions

Rehabilitation is a complex process involving multiple disciplines, settings, interventions, and populations, with patient goals ranging from improvement in function to enhanced participation in societal roles.

Many rehabilitation interventions consist of multiple components directed at improving knowledge, enhancing skilled performance, modifying maladaptive behavior, and addressing emotional states. Yet current methods... more »
Idea No. 342

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(@jrc)

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Promoting BSSR methods and measures in palliative care

As our population ages and patients with chronic, life-limiting illness live longer, it is becoming increasingly important to close the knowledge gap for behavioral sciences in palliative care. The COVID-19 pandemic further highlights this important area of need. Palliative care research methods are relatively new and additional research is needed to improve our ability to measure important constructs in palliative... more »
Idea No. 368

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(@james.katz)

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Assessing Alignment of Thinking Between Health Professionals and Health Consumers

Medicine of the person recognizes that illness may be perceived as a threat. Illness is a threat that may undermine hope and that may force confrontation with mortal fears. Achieving the aim of clinical care that focuses on medicine of the person requires first and foremost the alignment of thinking among healthcare providers and the alignment of shared objectives between the healthcare provider and the patient. This... more »
Idea No. 281

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(@mahamad2)

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Mental Model Mapping for Behavioral Intervention Design

Achieving perpetual program efficacy in public health interventions requires a better diagnosis of the individual's truthful problems during the intervention design stage. Essentially, the causes of these problems are rooted in the treated individual's mental model. Mental model explains an individual's reasoning, inferring, and decision-making process that influences the treatment effects and anticipated outcomes. And,... more »
Idea No. 307

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(@michelleuetz)

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Keeping Families Together With Respite Care for Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Respite care is available for children with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual or developmental disabilities. However, respite care for children with emotional and behavioral disorders is rarely available and difficult to access. When families are in crisis and law enforcement respond to the home, a cool-down period is needed for everyone if the child is not removed. However, there is no available option for... more »
Idea No. 317

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(@ufruss)

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Estimating the Size of Hard-to-count and Uncountable Populations

Systematic research on methods for estimating hard-to-count populations is needed in order to better guide public health policy. How many civilians died a war zone [Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen]? How many women were raped last year in [India, Mexico, Nigeria, the U.S....]? Methods in current use for estimating these populations include the capture-recapture, multiplier, respondent-driven sampling and network scale-up... more »
Idea No. 328

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