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SCI LECTURE LUNCHEON: Best Practices for Designing and Studying Behavioral Interventions for People with Physical Disabilities (453171)

Monday, October 1
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Location: Stemmons Ballroom A

Many desired rehabilitation outcomes require that people with disabilities make behavioral changes. Implementing new patterns of behavior pose challenges for everyone, yet people with SCI also face unique personal and environmental barriers that impact this process. Conducting research that targets behavior change for those with SCI requires researchers to consider how barriers (e.g., transportation, inaccessible environments) may impact their ability to participate in research. In this talk, Dr. Froehlich-Grobe will present lessons learned from her extensive experience developing and testing theory-based interventions to promote physical activity, exercise, and healthy diet and weight in people with SCI and other disabilities.

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Katherine Froehlich-Grobe

Associate Director of Research
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation

Dr. Froehlich-Grobe received her graduate degrees in behavioral psychology and is the Associate Director of Research at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation after spending 16 years in academia. Dr. Froehlich-Grobe has 20 years of experience conducting studies that explore and promote the health and function of individuals with physical disabilities. Most of this research career has focused on exploring and targeting theory-based approaches to address barriers to promoting health for this population. She has successfully applied various research methods in her research program which includes conducting focus groups, surveys, and randomized controlled trials with heterogeneous samples of individuals with physical disabilities. She was PI of an NIH-funded randomized controlled home-based exercise trial conducted with wheelchair users that delivered a phone-based intervention. She has also performed physical accessibility surveys of recreation facilities, polling places, and public housing. More recently, Dr. Froehlich-Grobe’s research has begun to target addressing obesity among people with mobility impairments and she has published data regarding disparities in obesity prevalence based on disability status, adapted and tested an evidence-based intervention for individuals with mobility impairment in a CDC-funded randomized controlled trial. Currently she is PI of a NIDILRR-funded trial testing the effectiveness of using a virtual platform to deliver a 16 week behaviorally-based intervention to promote exercise among people with SCI.

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