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PUBLICATION HIGHTLIGHTS

Facilitators and Barriers to Implementation and Sustainability of Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions in Early Childcare Settings: a Systematic Review

CDIS Faculty Affiliate, Angela Kong, PhD, MPH, RDN and colleagues published the "Facilitators and Barriers to Implementation and Sustainability of Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions in Early Childcare Settings: a Systematic Review" in Prevention Science. The purpose of this systematic review was to synthesize existing research on facilitators and barriers to implementation and sustainability of nutrition and physical activity interventions in early childcare settings targeting 2-5-year-old children, including considerations for equitable [...]

October 28th, 2022|

Feasibility Trial of a Mindfulness-based mHealth Intervention to Mitigate the Effects of Chronic Workplace Stress among Juvenile Justice Officers

Ashley Kendall, PhD has received funding from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health to conduct a Feasibility Trial of a Mindfulness-based mHealth Intervention to Mitigate the Effects of Chronic Workplace Stress among Juvenile Justice Officers. Juvenile justice officers (JJOs) face high chronic workplace stress. This stress is implicated in a constellation of adverse outcomes underpinned by emotion dysregulation: depression, anxiety, and workplace burnout. Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) target emotion [...]

September 12th, 2022|

The process of adapting a sexual health intervention for Black early adolescents: a stakeholder engagement approach

CDIS researchers recently published the process of adapting IMARA, a mother-daughter sexual and reproductive health intervention originally designed for Black adolescent girls aged 14-18 years to meet the needs of early adolescent girls ages 11-13 years. This process included three phases: (i) soliciting feedback from an expert panel and community advisory board; (ii) conducting focus groups with experienced research participants; and (iii) theater testing a new curriculum in the target [...]

August 2nd, 2022|

Identifying unique barriers to implementing rural emergency department-based peer services for opioid use disorder through qualitative comparison with urban sites

CDIS faculty, Monte Staton, PhD, CDIS faculty affiliate, Dennis Watson, PhD, and UIC Mile Square physician, Nicole Gastala, MD published their work on emergency department-based interventions for engaging patients presenting with opioid use disorder. Their study focused on addressing gaps in knowledge regarding implementation of emergency department-based peer support services in rural areas by comparing implementation of rural and urban programs that participated in Indiana's Recovery Coach and Peer Support [...]

July 25th, 2022|

Harmonizing Implementation and Outcome Data Across HIV Prevention and Care Studies in Resource-Constrained Settings

Geri Donenberg, PhD, Kate Merrill, PhD and colleagues detail a rigorous, 2-year process to harmonize measures across the Prevention And Treatment through a Comprehensive Care Continuum for HIV-affected Adolescents in Resource Constrained Settings (PATC3H) consortium, consisting of eight federally-funded studies. They created a repository of measured constructs from each study, classified and selected constructs for harmonization, and identified survey instruments. Measures were harmonized for implementation science, HIV prevention and care, [...]

April 12th, 2022|

Self-Efficacy Among Caregivers of Children With Food Allergy: A Cohort Study

CDIS Faculty Affiliate, Andrea Pappalardo, MD and colleagues published findings on the self-efficacy among caregivers of children with food allergies. The study explored caregiver perceptions of how they cope and handle food allergy related events, as well as caregiver quality of life. In a diverse cohort of 365 caregivers, researchers found that greater self-efficacy was related to improved quality of life regardless of sociodemographic factors, and that caregivers' perception of [...]

March 9th, 2022|
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