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Our research focuses on improving the management of chronic conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), eosinophil-associated gastrointestinal disorders (EGID), and cystic fibrosis (CF). We study treatment adherence and self-management, and we systematically develop and test interventions to help patients and families better manage these conditions. We also use existing technologies as well as develop new adherence technologies into our research to assess their use and keep patients and families apprised of state-of-the-art self-management tools that may be useful to them. Our overall goal is to improve health outcomes and quality of life for the patients and families with whom we work.
We have sixteen active studies:
Table shows breakdown of characteristics associated with patient’s medication regimens. This is self-reported data from patient’s diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease and their caregivers. Ingerski LM, Baldassano RN, Denson LA, Hommel KA. Barriers to oral medication adherence for adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 35(6), 683-691. 2010.
Table displays common barriers to medication adherence in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease.
Ingerski LM, Baldassano RN, Denson LA, Hommel KA. Barriers to oral medication adherence for adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 35(6), 683-691. 2010.
Gray WN, Denson LA, Baldassano RN, Hommel KA. Disease activity, behavioral dysfunction, and health-related quality of life in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 17(7): 1581-6. 2011.
Hommel KA, Franciosi JP, Hente EA, Ahrens A, Rothenberg ME. Treatment Adherence in Pediatric Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 37(5): 533-542. 2012.
Gray WN, Denson LA, Baldassano RN, Hommel KA. Treatment Adherence in Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Collective Impact of Barriers to Adherence and Anxiety/Depressive Symptoms. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 37(3): 282-291. 2012.
Hommel KA, Herzer M, Ingerski LM, Hente EA, Denson LA. Individually-tailored treatment of medication nonadherence: A pilot study. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 53(4): 435-439. 2011.
Kevin A. Hommel, PhDResearch Associate Professor of PediatricsDivision of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical PsychologyCenter for the Promotion of Treatment Adherence and Self-ManagementCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical CenterUniversity of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics3333 Burnet Ave. MLC 7039Cincinnati, OH 45229
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