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Three Pro-Change Presentations at the Upcoming Connected Health Symposium

Connected Health Symposium

Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc. will be well represented at the 2016 Connected Health Symposium taking place on October 20-21 in Boston. The theme of this year’s meeting,”Digital Technology that Cares: Bringing the Human Element to Life,” resonates with Pro-Change’s philosophy-it’s what they strive for in each of their products.

Three team members are slated to present posters on the development, acceptability, and outcomes of Pro-Change’s latest digital health technology solutions.

Deborah Levesque, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, will present a poster entitled “A Stage-Based Mobile Intervention for Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care.” Dr. Levesque’s poster outlines the development and acceptability testing of a mobile-delivered substance use risk intervention for primary care patients as well as a Clinical Dashboard for primary care providers that can address major barriers to using Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for risky drug use.

Deborah Van Marter, M.P.H., Senior Manager, Research & Development, will present “Acceptability of Responsible Drinking, a Theoretically Tailored mHealth Intervention to Target Risky Drinking among Employed Adults.” Ms. Van Marter’s poster details the evaluation of the acceptability of a stage-matched and individually tailored behavior change mobile health intervention for employed adults who exceed the recommended weekly and/or daily limits for alcohol consumption (defined by the National Institutes of Health for men as drinking more than 14 drinks per week or more than 4 in a day and for women or anyone over 65 as drinking more than 7 drinks per week or more than 3 drinks in a day).

Lynne Broderick, M.P.H., Senior Manager, Research & Development, will present a poster entitled “Health eRide: Outcomes of a pilot program leveraging principles of gamification and SMS messaging to help Veterans self-manage chronic pain.” Ms. Broderick’s poster highlights the design, development, and feasibility of a theoretically-grounded, mobile-optimized, interactive pain self-management intervention for Veterans with chronic pain. The Health eRide leverages text messaging for multiple behaviors and principles of gamification.

Each project was supported by the National Institutes of Health.