Joan Broderick,PhD, Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stony Brook University, has received a $606,000 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
is collaborating with Dr. Patricia Bruckenthal from the SBU School of Nursing
to develop the messages and chart patients' progress.
"This new telephone-based system should help people with arthritis maintain better control of their pain as well as be highly cost-effective for medical practices," says Dr. Broderick
is simple to use, easily accessed from patients' homes, and takes up very little time for the patient to complete and the healthcare professional to process," she
The NIAMS grant enables Dr. Broderick
and colleagues to set up the telephone/computer technology to test TIVR
, collaborate with scientists with expertise in telephone-based support for people in pain, and analyze the results.
The study will be the first to test TIVR
among senior arthritis patients.
"A successful study outcome would open the door to adapting this program for other types of patients with chronic pain," emphasizes Dr. Broderick
As an additional arm to Dr. Broderick's
"Coping Skills Training for Arthritis: An Effectiveness Study," the TIVR
program builds on five-year $3.2 million NIAMS grant awarded in 2007.