Webinar

Expanding the Research Tool Box: Multiphase Optimization Strategy

Date:

Ongoing

Location:

Online

Program Information

Expanding the Research Tool Box: Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) A new framework for effective and efficient interventions

Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Research Subcommittee presents Expanding the Research Tool Box: Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) A new framework for effective and efficient interventions.

Behavioral interventions typically target many levels of influence (e.g., individual, family, community) and include many components packaged together. While a randomized clinical trial can determine an intervention’s overall effect, it is less efficient at determining which components of an intervention are the most effective. The Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) framework helps investigators identify which components of an intervention are worth retaining, taking into consideration available resources. MOST is a powerful new tool for public health researchers to create more potent and efficient interventions.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this webinar, learners should be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the classic approach to building behavioral interventions and an alternative approach, the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST).
  2. Identify the principles that guide the MOST research design approach.

Moderator: Nancy Baker, ScD, OTR/L, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Speaker: Dr. Kari C. Kugler, PhD, MPH is a Research Associate at the Methodology Center at Penn State University. Trained as a behavioral epidemiologist, her work focuses on the design and analysis of multi-component, multi-level interventions targeting a wide range of health behaviors among various populations and contexts. She collaborates with Dr. Linda Collins on building highly effective and efficient behavioral interventions and currently has a project using an iterative approach to building an effective sexually transmitted infection (STI) preventive intervention among college students.

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