An Action Agenda: Promoting the Science and Practice of Health Behavior Maintenance
Workshop #2: Measurement and Monitoring of Behavior Maintenance
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT

Objective: Workshop 2 will describe the state of the science regarding the criteria and tools that are used to conceptualize and assess behavioral maintenance behaviors across disease contexts and populations. The first half of Workshop 2 will focus on how behavior maintenance is defined across various example behaviors, including how changes in patterns of behavior are conceptualized and the criteria used to identify whether someone has reached maintenance and whether someone has or has not successfully sustained maintenance. Presentations will be followed by a discussion of synergies, points of potential disconnect, and commonalities across behaviors. The second half of the workshop will highlight innovative tools and methodologies that have been developed and tested to measure and monitor behavior maintenance in daily life and across contexts.

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Time (EDT) Format Topic/Goal Speaker(s)
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Introduction to the Workshop

Welcome to the Measurement and Monitoring of Behavior Maintenance Workshop.

Review agenda and housekeeping. Provide a high-level summary of Workshop 1 goals and findings and how Workshops 2 and 3 fit into overall objectives.

Deborah Young-Hyman

Mike Stirratt

Maureen Monaghan Center

Sydney O’Connor

11:15 – 11:20 a.m. Introduction to the Workshop Welcome from the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

Jane Simoni

11:20 – 11:30 a.m. Panel Introduction Measurement of Behavior Maintenance and Considerations: Establishing Criteria for Success; Measurement as a Precursor to Intervening

Moderator: Alex Rothman

11:30 a.m. – 1:25 p.m. Panel Session #1

Measurement Definitions, Targets, and Criteria for Success: Measuring Behavior Maintenance Across Behaviors and Contexts

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.   Panelist 1—Smoking Megan Piper
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Panelist 2—Physical Activity Genevieve Dunton
12:00 – 12:15 p.m.   Panelist 3—Substance Use (Drug/Alcohol) Adam Leventhal
12:15 – 12:30 p.m.   Panelist 4—Weight Loss/Nutrition Stephanie Goldstein and Rena Wing
12:30 – 12:45 p.m.   Panelist 5—Medication Jessica Haberer
12:45 – 1:25 p.m.  

Moderated Discussion With Panelists

Moderator and panelists
1:25 – 1:45 p.m.   Break  
1:45 – 3:40 p.m. Panel Session #2

Moving From Definitions of/Criteria for Maintenance to Application: Innovative Tools and Methodologies to Monitor Behavior Maintenance in the Context of Daily Life

Moderator: Andrea Mendoza-Vasconez
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.   Panelist 1—Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) Tyler Mason
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.   Panelist 2—Electronic Adherence Monitoring Bernard Vrijens
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.   Panelist 3—Sensors/Wearables (e.g., activity monitors) Chad Stecher
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.   Panelist 4—Leveraging and Harmonizing Multiple Tools Bonnie Spring
2:45 – 2:55 p.m.   Break  
2:55 – 3:40 p.m.  

Moderated Discussion With Panelists

Moderator and panelists
3:40 – 4:15 p.m. Open Discussion

Session Wrap-Up

Alex Rothman and all panelists and moderators
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Presentation Closing Remarks and Preview of the Interventions Workshop