Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence (R21) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research/NIH/DHHS

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Deadline Dates (ALL) 16-Oct-2017, 16-Jun-2017, 16-Feb-2017, 07-Sep-2017, 07-Jan-2018, 07-May-2017, 16-Oct-2016, 07-Sep-2016, 07-Jan-2017
Synopsis SYNOPSIS:

National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its participating Institutes and Centers invite applications that propose interventions to significantly improve medication adherence in individuals. Applications may target medication adherence in the context of treatment for a single illness or chronic condition (e.g., hypertension), to stave off a disease recurrence (e.g., cancer) or for multiple comorbid conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, alcohol use disorders and HIV/AIDS). A well-articulated theoretical or conceptual framework is key for applications encouraged under this announcement. Primary outcomes of the research can include a patient self-report of medication adherence, but must also at least one non-self-report measure of medication adherence (e.g., pharmacy refill records, electronic monitoring, etc.). In addition, applications are encouraged to include a relevant health outcome or biomarker (e.g., blood pressure, viral load in HIV-infected individuals, cholesterol levels, HbA1c) that is expected to be affected by changes in the targeted adherence behavior. For diseases without identified biomarkers, inclusion of a clinical assessment (e.g., a medicine blood level, diagnostic interview or an independent clinician rating of the symptoms and behaviors) may be considered. This FOA will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanism.

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