Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences

Optimization of Behavioral, Biobehavioral, and Biomedical Interventions

The Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST)

Authors: Collins, Linda M.

  • First book on formal optimization of behavioral and biobehavioral interventions
  • Methodology is easily transferred to myriad projects and scenarios in which behavioral interventions are already used or may be incorporated
  • Provides the background to conduct research to optimize behavioral, biobehavioral, and biomedical interventions
  • Approach presented in this book is a new frontier in behavioral science research that optimizes the intervention before the randomized clinical trial (RCT)
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About this book

This book presents a framework for development, optimization, and evaluation of behavioral,  biobehavioral, and biomedical interventions.  Behavioral, biobehavioral, and biomedical interventions are programs with the objective of improving and maintaining human health and well-being, broadly defined, in individuals, families, schools, organizations, or communities.  These interventions may be aimed at, for example, preventing or treating disease, promoting physical and mental health, preventing violence, or improving academic achievement.  

This volume introduces the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST), pioneered at The Methodology Center at the Pennsylvania State University, as an alternative to the classical approach of relying solely on the randomized controlled trial (RCT).  MOST borrows heavily from perspectives taken and approaches used in engineering, and also integrates concepts from statistics and behavioral science, including the RCT.  As described in detail in this book, MOST consists of three phases: preparation, in which the conceptual model underlying the intervention is articulated; optimization, in which experimentation is used to gather the information necessary to identify the optimized intervention; and evaluation, in which the optimized intervention is evaluated in a standard RCT.  Through numerous examples, the book demonstrates that MOST can be used to develop interventions that are more effective, efficient, economical, and scalable.

Optimization of Behavioral, Biobehavioral, and Biomedical Interventions: The Multiphase Optimization Strategy is the first book to present a comprehensive introduction to MOST. It will be an essential resource for behavioral, biobehavioral, and biomedical scientists; statisticians, biostatisticians, and analysts working in epidemiology and public health; and graduate-level courses in development and evaluation of interventions.

About the authors

Linda M. Collins is Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Professor of Statistics, and the director of The Methodology Center at the Pennsylvania State University. She is interested in most aspects of research methods.  Her current work focuses on experimental and non-experimental design, particularly for building, optimizing, and evaluating behavioral, biobehavioral, and biomedical interventions. Professor Collins also has a long-standing interest in models for longitudinal data, particularly latent transition analysis, and other latent class models.    

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Conceptual Introduction to the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST)

    Collins, Linda M.

    Pages 1-34

  • The Preparation Phase of MOST

    Collins, Linda M.

    Pages 35-65

  • Introduction to the Factorial Optimization Trial

    Collins, Linda M.

    Pages 67-113

  • Interactions Between Components and Moderation of Component Effects

    Collins, Linda M.

    Pages 115-143

  • Balanced and Unbalanced Reduced Factorial Designs

    Collins, Linda M.

    Pages 145-191

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72206-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72205-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optimization of Behavioral, Biobehavioral, and Biomedical Interventions
Book Subtitle
The Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST)
Authors
Series Title
Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72206-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72206-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72205-4
Series ISSN
2199-7357
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 297
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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