Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Panel #493
CE Offered: BACB
Behavioral Medicine SIG of ABA-I presents: Treatment Adherence in Behavioral Medicine Research: Challenges, and Suggestions for Improvement
Monday, May 29, 2017
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
Hyatt Regency, Capitol Ballroom 4
Area: CBM/PRA; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Gretchen A. Dittrich, Ph.D.
Chair: Gretchen A. Dittrich (Simmons College)
GRETCHEN A. DITTRICH (Simmons College)
SANDY JIN (Eastern Connecticut State University)
JESSICA R. NEWMAN (Simmons College)
Abstract: Behavioral medicine research often employs methods wherein interventions are developed to address behaviors that occur outside of the clinical setting, requiring the client or caregiver to comply with and implement strategies to change their own behavior or the behavior of another. The degree to which caregivers or clients adhere to the treatment will affect outcomes. However, in many situations, treatment adherence may decline over time, or may be low, due to a variety of factors. The purpose of the current panel is to discuss common challenges that affect treatment adherence in behavioral medicine research, and to offer suggestions to improve adherence.
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Behavioral Health, Behavioral Medicine, Treatment Adherence



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