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RAND researchers conducted a systematic review that synthesized evidence from trials of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) to provide estimates of its efficacy and safety for treating substance use disorders.
Jul 28, 2015
Sean Grant, Susanne Hempel, Benjamin Colaiaco, Aneesa Motala, Roberta M. Shanman, Marika Booth, Whitney Dudley, Melony E. Sorbero
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a high risk of premature cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Jul 24, 2015
Claire E. Barber, Deborah A. Marshall, Nanette Alvarez, John Mancini, Diane Lacaille, Stephanie Keeling, J. Antonio Aviña-Zubieta, Dmitry Khodyakov, Cheryl Barnabe, Peter Faris, Alexa Smith, Raheem Noormohamed, Glen Hazlewood, Liam O. Martin, John M. Esdaile
This study aims to validate a modified dried blood spot (DBS)-based glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) assay protocol, after a pretest in India showed poor correlation between the original DBS-based protocol and venous results.
Jul 24, 2015
Peifeng Hu, Michael Edenfield, Alan Potter, Varsha Kale, Arun Risbud, Sharon Williams, Jinkook Lee, David Bloom, Eileen Crimmins, Teresa E. Seeman
Exploring the elements of a national strategy for U.S. foreign policy, the book examines critical global, regional, and other policy issues and decisions likely to confront the next president and senior U.S. officials in 2017 and beyond.
Jul 23, 2015
James Dobbins, Richard H. Solomon, Michael S. Chase, Ryan Henry, F. Stephen Larrabee, Robert J. Lempert, Andrew Liepman, Jeffrey Martini, David Ochmanek, Howard J. Shatz
Historically, US federal policy has not supported harm reduction interventions, such as safe injection facilities (SIFs) and needle and syringe programs (NSPs), which can reduce the burden associated with injection drug use.
Jul 22, 2015
Magdalena Kulesza, Bethany A. Teachman, Alexandra J. Werntz, Melissa L. Gasser, Kristen P. Lindgren
The NIHR Leadership Programme was established in 2009 to develop the leadership skills and capabilities of current and future NIHR researchers. RAND Europe was commissioned to undertake a 2-year real time evaluation of the programme.
Jul 21, 2015
Sonja Marjanovic, Gavin Cochrane, Catriona Manville, Emma Harte, Joanna Chataway, Molly Morgan Jones
The NHS in England faces several future challenges for primary care. RAND Europe was commissioned to present a brief overview of reports -- from England and internationally -- that describe new models for delivering primary care.
Jul 21, 2015
Teresa Bienkowska-Gibbs, Sarah King, Catherine L. Saunders, Marie-Louise Henham
Investigates constraints small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face and how existing programs do -- or do not -- help reduce these constraints, and includes recommendations on the importance of credit and on the need to remove information barriers.
Jul 20, 2015
Nicholas Burger, Charina Chazali, Arya Gaduh, Alexander Rothenberg, Indrasari Tjandraningsih, Sarah Weilant
Using the Dynamic Retention Model, this report evaluates the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's proposed reforms to military compensation and retirement, especially their ability to sustain the current force size/shape.
Noncommissioned officers (NCOs) in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps were surveyed to identify their ability and willingness to identify, intervene on behalf of, and refer fellow soldiers and marines at risk of suicide.
Jul 17, 2015
Rajeev Ramchand, Lynsay Ayer, Lily Geyer, Aaron Kofner, Lane F. Burgette