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Tuesday, April 5 • 8:00am - 11:45am
WORKSHOP: Designing Motivational Interventions for Health Behavior Change: A Self-Determination Theory Approach LIMITED

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Noncommunicable diseases are the leading causes of illness and death worldwide and their prevalence among many developed countries, such as the United States, continues to rise. Much of the burden from NCDs such as cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity could be alleviated through changes in lifestyle behaviors such as refraining from smoking, reducing sedentary behavior, eating a healthy diet and taking medications as prescribed (to lower cholesterol or blood pressure).

Evidence shows that the successful design and implementation of theory-based interventions for health behavior change to initiate and sustain health conducive behaviors can lessen the negative impact of NCDs on individuals and society. Self-Determination Theory is one such framework used to understand and facilitate health behavior change and maintenance.

In this half-day, interactive workshop, we’ll introduce attendees to the primary tenets of SDT-based motivational interventions and how to apply them to research, clinical and digital settings. Through a combination of short lectures, demonstrations, and collaborative activities, participants will gain hands-on experience on how to facilitate patient autonomy, competence and relatedness and apply these techniques to the design of interventions for reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD-heart attacks and strokes) and other health concerns across a variety of channels.

At the end of this workshop, participants will (1) be able to identify the key elements of SDT-based interventions for lowering CVD risk; (2) have initial experience of how to facilitate patient autonomy and competence while reducing CVD risk; (3) be able to apply these techniques consistently across broader health contexts and delivery channels (4) be aware of challenges to implementing these interventions in research, clinical and digital settings.

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Dustin DiTommaso

SVP Behavior Change Design, Mad*Pow
Dustin blazes trails with his work, merging design with motivational psychology and technology to help people change their lives. Putting theory into practice, he delivers solutions that transform people’s attitudes, behavior, and physical and financial health. He designs products and programs that incorporate behavior change and gameful design for clients ranging from innovative start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. An accomplished speaker... Read More →
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Dr. Geoff Williams

Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester Center for Community Health
Geoffrey C. Williams works at the Healthy Living Center, part of the Center for Community Health, at the University of Rochester. He is also a Professor of Medicine, with secondary appointments in Psychiatry and Psychology. Dr. Williams has an M.D. from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. in Health Psychology from the University of Rochester. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine in the Associated Hospital Program at the University of... Read More →

Tuesday April 5, 2016 8:00am - 11:45am
Ballroom E In the breakout-room hallway

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