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The Iowa Healthy and Active Minds Study (IHAMS): A Comparative Effectiveness Research RCT of 3 Modes of Delivering Visual Speed of Processing Training

Please join us for the next CER seminar on March 6th, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in C44A GH (4th floor, elevator BW). Add to calendar.

The Iowa Healthy and Active Minds Study (IHAMS): A Comparative Effectiveness Research RCT of 3 Modes of Delivering Visual Speed of Processing Training will be presented by Fredric Wolinsky, Ph.D., The John W. Colloton Chair of Public Health.

Dr. Wolinsky will present the design of and post-training and one-year results from IHAMS, which was funded as an NIH comparative effectiveness research Challenge Grant (RC1). Six-hundred-eighty-one participants were randomized to four groups: 10 hours of computerized on-site visual speed of processing (VSP) training, 10 hours of computerized on-site VSP training with 4 hours of booster VSP training at 11 months post-randomization, 10 hours of computerized at-home VSP training, and 10 hours of computerized on-site attention control training (crossword puzzles). The primary outcome was the UFOV, and secondary outcomes were Trails A & B, SDMT, DVT, COWAT, and the Stroop tests.

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Continuing Medical Education Information

Target Audience: Students, residents, fellows, faculty and staff interested in comparative effectiveness research and its implementation in the community.

Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this program, learner should be able to critique the methodology employed and conclusions drawn from CER studies; select and defend a study design for a CER question; explain major threats to validity in secondary data studies of CER and the major methods for minimizing bias; and define and critique methods for measuring treatments and outcomes in claims database studies.

Continuing Education Credits: The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to
provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine designates each session in this educational series for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or
unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 16:00