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Technology-Assisted Interventions

Get Social: Randomized Trial of a Social Network Delivered Lifestyle Intervention

The purpose of the present study is to conduct a randomized controlled trial to compare the efficacy of an online social network delivered intervention to a traditional in-person group-based lifestyle intervention. We hypothesize that an online social network intervention will not be inferior to the traditional delivery approach.
UMass Chan PRC Principal Investigator: Sherry Pagoto, PhD
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Dates: 2015-2020

Women in Control: A Virtual World Study of Diabetes Self-Management

This randomized clinical trial will compare the effectiveness of a virtual world-based vs. a face-to-face diabetes self-management intervention. The study population will be African American/Black and Latina women with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes.
UMass Chan PRC Principal Investigator: Milagros C. Rosal, PhD
Funders: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Dates: 2016