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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Broder-Fingert S, Kuhn J, Sheldrick RC
Using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) framework to test intervention delivery strategies: a study protocol.
Researchers describe a study protocol for a large randomized controlled trial using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST), a novel framework developed to optimize interventions. They apply this framework to delivery of Family Navigation (FN), an evidence-based care management strategy designed to reduce disparities and improve access to behavioral health services, and test four components related to its implementation. In this paper, they describe how the MOST framework can be used to improve intervention delivery. These methods will be useful for future studies testing intervention delivery strategies and their impact on implementation.
Citation: Broder-Fingert S, Kuhn J, Sheldrick RC . Using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) framework to test intervention delivery strategies: a study protocol. Trials 2019 Dec 16;20(1):728. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3853-y..
Keywords: Research Methodologies, Health Services Research (HSR), Healthcare Delivery, Behavioral Health, Evidence-Based Practice, Access to Care
Riley AR, Freeman KA
Impacting pediatric primary care: opportunities and challenges for behavioral research in a shifting healthcare landscape.
This commentary discusses the role that behavioral analysts can have in partnership with pediatric medicine. There have been advances, but there has been limited impact for the daily practice of pediatrics. The authors discuss why behavioral pediatrics has failed to gain traction in primary care, describe possible opportunities for an expanded portfolio of research, and identify several examplars from the behavior analytic literature that has influenced pediatric primary care, and make further recommendations for producing influential data.
Citation: Riley AR, Freeman KA . Impacting pediatric primary care: opportunities and challenges for behavioral research in a shifting healthcare landscape. Behav Anal 2019 Feb;19(1):23-38. doi: 10.1037/bar0000114..
Keywords: Behavioral Health, Children/Adolescents, Health Services Research (HSR), Healthcare Delivery, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Primary Care, Primary Care: Models of Care, Research Methodologies
Bradford WD, Lastrapes WD
A prescription for unemployment? Recessions and the demand for mental health drugs.
The authors estimated the relationship between mental health drug prescriptions and the level of labor market activity in the USA. They found that the number of mental health drug prescriptions rises by about 10% when employment falls by 1% and when unemployment rises by 100 basis points, but only for patients in the Northeast region.
Citation: Bradford WD, Lastrapes WD . A prescription for unemployment? Recessions and the demand for mental health drugs. Health Econ 2014 Nov;23(11):1301-25. doi: 10.1002/hec.2983.
Keywords: Medication, Healthcare Utilization, Health Services Research (HSR), Behavioral Health