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University of Rhode Island

Project Name:

Communicating Risks to Motivate Individual Action

Other Research Participants/Partners:

Dr. Andrea Paiva, CPRC, University of Rhode Island; Pam Rubinoff, CRC, University of Rhode Island; Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc.

Project Description:

The research path will complete the validation or Proof of Concept for changing storm preparedness behavior (Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed), using the Transtheoretical Model (TTM). This TTM tailored online approach with complementary texting; recruitment and intervention will use a census-balanced sample of 700 at-risk participants over a 10-month period. Our targeted end-user transition path includes outreach, needs assessment, recruitment and implementation with organization(s); protocol development addresses the key elements including participant time demands, organizational costs, intellectual property issues and supporting technologies for program delivery. Our end-user recruitment plan targets organizations that are committed to having their employee or customer populations be adequately prepared for natural disasters.

Research Interests:

Development of Transtheoretical Model of behavior change that integrates stages, processes and levels of change, and interventions based on this model to accelerate changes in problem behaviors; development of an integrative model of psychotherapy for eclectic therapists.


Contact Info:

Phone: (401) 874-2830