Today, we received our score from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research on our Spring (2014) grant submission. Overall, we ranked 12th out of 83 submissions, which is good, but puts us right around the cutoff for funding. This research includes our colleagues at the PCWH in Calgary (and is co-led by our friend-of-the-PCWH, Dr. Josie Geller at UBC). The study is designed to validate and test the RMI-Family interview for measuring motivational constructs in youth with obesity and their parents, and to assess whether motivation at treatment initiation helps to predict weight management success, change in lifestyle habits, and program participation / attrition.
Although the comments from reviewers were generally positive, we won’t find out about whether we get the money for another couple of weeks. Fingers crossed!