Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques/Expressive Supportive Therapy (SMART/EST) Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management Training (CBSM+) for HIV+ Women

PROJECT BACKGROUND AND GOALS:

SMART/EST I: The goal of this project was to test the effects of cognitive-behavioral interventions on quality of life and psychosocial and health status indices in a randomized controlled trial with ethnically representative women with AIDS, including African-American, Caribbean, and Hispanic women. Ten Community Health Centers and 432 HIV+ women were involved with the project. This project was a collaboration with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Research Center.

SMART/EST II: The goal of this project was to test the effects of cognitive-behavioral interventions on quality of life, psychosocial and health status with women who speak English, Spanish or Creole. Eleven Community Health Centers and 450 female patients who received a 16-week intervention in either a group or individual condition and a two-year follow-up were involved. This project was a collaboration with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Research Center and St. John’s University.

SMART/EST III: The goal of this multi-site research study was to translate the SMART/EST Women’s Program (SWP), an evidence-based behavioral intervention designed to enhance quality of life and improve health status for ethnically diverse, disadvantaged women living with HIV/AIDS, from the academic setting into the health care system of four HRSA-funded HCs. Five Clinical Health Centers and 428 HIV+ women were involved in the project. This project was a collaboration with University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

SMART/EST Women’s Intervention

CBSM+ is now on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

Stress Management Intervention Training Webcast:

English

Marc Zuckerman, PhD 
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Stress Management Slide Set
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Spanish

Renee Nasajon, PsyD
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Stress Management Slide Set
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Haitian Creole

Joanne Camille, PhD (audio only)
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Stress Management Slide Set
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SMART/EST Training Protocol:

Speaker: Mary Ishii

Training Manual:

English Training Manual
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Participant Manual:

English Participant Manual
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Spanish Participant Manual
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Recruitment Protocol:

English Recruitment Protocol
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Flyer:

English Flyer
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Spanish Flyer
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Haitian Creole Flyer
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Brochures:

English Project Brochure
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English Wellness Brochure
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Spanish Project Brochure
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Please contact us to request a copy of any of the reprints.

  1. Jones, D.L., Ishii, M., La Perriere, A., Stanley, H., Antoni, M., Ironson, G., Schneiderman, N., Van Splunteren, F., Cassells, A., Alexander, K., Gousse, Y., Vaughn, A., Brondolo, E., Tobin, J.N., Weiss, S., “Influencing Medication Adherence among Women with AIDS: The SMART/EST Women’s Project.” AIDS Care, 15(4): 463-474, 2003. PMID: 14509861
  2. Ironson, G., Weiss, S., Lydston, D. D., Lechner, S., Ishii, M., Asthana, D., Jones, D., Tobin, J.N., LaPerriere, A., Antoni, M., Schneiderman, N., Kumar, M. “The Impact of Improved Self-Efficacy on HIV Viral Load and Distress in Culturally Diverse Women Living with AIDS: The SMART/EST Women’s Project.” AIDS Care, 17(2): 222-236, 2005. PMID: 15763716
  3. LaPerriere, A., Ironson, G., Antoni, M.H., Stanley, H., Jones, D., Devieux, J., Ishii, M., Goldstein, A., Cassells, A., Brondolo, E., Tobin, J.N., Schneiderman, N., Weiss, S. “Decreased Depression up to One Year Following CBSM + Intervention in Depressed Women with AIDS: The SMART/EST Women’s Project.” Journal of Health Psychology, 10(2): 223-231, 2005. PMID: 15723892
  4. Segal-Isaacson, C.J., Tobin, J.N., Weiss, S.M., Brondolo, E., Vaughn, A., Camille, J., Gousse, Y., Ishii, M., Jones, D., LaPerriere, A., Lydston, D., Schneiderman, N., Ironson, G., “Improving Dietary Habits In Disadvantaged Women with HIV/AIDS: The SMART/EST Women’s Project” AIDS and Behavior, 10:659-270, 2006. PMID: 16770694 
  5. Jones, D.L., McPherson-Baker, S., Lydston, D., Camille, J., Brondolo, E., Tobin, J.N., Weiss, S.M., “Efficacy of a Group Medication Adherence Intervention Among HIV Positive Women: The SMART/EST Women’s Project” AIDS and Behavior, 11(1): 79-86, 2007. PMID: 17028992
  6. Lopez, E., Jones, D. L, Ishii, M., Tobin, J.N., Weiss, S. M., “HIV Medication Adherence and Substance Use: The SMART/EST Women’s Project” American Journal of Infectious Diseases, 3(4): 239-246, 2007. PMID: 18668183
  7. Jones, D., Ishii, M., Tobin, J.N., Brondolo, E., Lydston, D., Weiss, S.M., “Self Efficacy and Distress in Women with AIDS: The SMART/EST Women’s Project” AIDS Care, 22(12): 1499-1508, 2010. PMID: 20845112
  8. Weiss, S., Tobin, J.N., Antoni, M., Ironson, G., Ishii, M., Vaughn, A., Cassells, A., Jones, D., Schneiderman, N., Brondolo, E., LaPerriere, A., Lopez, M., Villar-Loubet, O., Kumar, J.B., Page, J.B., “Enhancing the Health of Women Living with HIV: SMART/EST Women’s Project” International Journal of Women’s Health, 3: 63-77, 2011. PMID: 21445376
  9. Jones, D.L., Lopez, M., Simons, H., Diaz-Gloster, M., Tobin, J.N., Weiss, S.M., “Translation of a Comprehensive Health Behavior Intervention for Women Living with HIV: The SMART/EST Women’s Project.” Translational Behavioral Medicine, 3(4): 416-425, 2013. PMID: 24294330
  10. Weiss, S.M., Tobin, J.N., Lopez, M., Simons, H., Cook, R., Jones, D.L., “Translating an Evidence-based Behavioral Intervention for Women’s Living with HIV into Clinical Practice: The SMART/EST Women’s Program.” International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 22(3): 415-424, 2015. PMID: 24623475
  11. Lopez-Patton, M.R., Weiss, S.M., Tobin, J.N., Jones, D.L., Diaz-Gloster, M., the SMART/EST Women’s Team “Translating evidence-based interventions from research to practice: challenges and lessons learned” Translational Behavioral Medicine, 5(2): 233-241, 2015. PMID: 26029285
  • SMART/EST I: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) “Stress Management and Relaxation Training/Expressive Supportive Therapy (SMART/EST) for Women with AIDS” (Grant No. 1R01-MH 55463-01A2) with University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • SMART/EST II: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) “Stress Management and Relaxation Training/Expressive Supportive Therapy (SMART/EST II) for Women with HIV/AIDS” (Grants No. R01-MH61208 (Tobin, PI) and R01-MH55463 (Weiss, PI)) with University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • SMART/EST III: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Translating Effective Health Behavior Strategies into Practice for HIV+ Women (SMART/EST III)” (Grant No. 1 R18-PS000829-01) with University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences