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Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences

Optimization of Behavioral, Biobehavioral, and Biomedical Interventions

Advanced Topics

Editors: Collins, Linda M., Kugler, Kari (Eds.)

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  • Contributed chapters cover statistical analysis, adaptive interventions and real-world implementation examples 
  • Makes formal optimization of behavioral and biobehavioral interventions easy to implement in research and practice
  • Builds on methodology presented in monograph by Linda Collins, "Optimization of Behavioral and Biobehavioral Interventions" (Springer, 2018)
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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 book provides additional information on a principled empirical framework for developing interventions that are more effective, efficient, economical, and scalable.  This framework is introduced in the monograph, "Optimization of Behavioral, Biobehavioral, and Biomedical Interventions: The Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST)" by Linda M. Collins (Springer, 2018).  The present book is focused on advanced topics related to MOST.   The chapters, all written by experts, are devoted to topics ranging from experimental design and data analysis to development of a conceptual model and implementation of a complex experiment in the field. Intervention scientists who are preparing to apply MOST will find this book an important reference and guide for their research.  Fields to which this work pertains include public health (medicine, nursing, health economics, implementation sciences), behavioral sciences (psychology, criminal justice), statistics, and education.

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.
Kari C. Kugler is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Biobehavioral Health and an Affiliate of the Methodology Center at Penn State. 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 intervention scientists on building highly effective and efficient behavioral interventions.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) to Develop an Optimized Online STI Preventive Intervention Aimed at College Students: Description of Conceptual Model and Iterative Approach to Optimization

    Pages 1-21

    Kugler, Kari C. (et al.)

  • Implementing Factorial Experiments in Real-World Settings: Lessons Learned While Engineering an Optimized Smoking Cessation Treatment

    Pages 23-45

    Piper, Megan E. (et al.)

  • Multilevel Factorial Designs in Intervention Development

    Pages 47-87

    Nahum-Shani, Inbal (et al.)

  • Experimental Designs for Research on Adaptive Interventions: Singly and Sequentially Randomized Trials

    Pages 89-120

    Almirall, Daniel (et al.)

  • Intensively Adaptive Interventions Using Control Systems Engineering: Two Illustrative Examples

    Pages 121-173

    Rivera, Daniel E. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optimization of Behavioral, Biobehavioral, and Biomedical Interventions
Book Subtitle
Advanced Topics
Editors
  • Linda M. Collins
  • Kari Kugler
Series Title
Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91776-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91776-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91775-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06296-5
Series ISSN
2199-7357
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 301
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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