Attended Medicine 2.0'09 (Toronto, Canada)
Medicine 2.0'09 (Toronto, Canada)
Tobacco Control 2.0 Panel
Tobacco Control in the 21st century has adopted powerful new web-based tools and technologies that are providing a new vehicle for sharing and promoting up-to-date information on evidence based practices, and promoting tobacco control, cessation, prevention and interventions for health promotion. Tobacco Control 2.0 involves the use of networked technologies, wikis, websites, platforms for knowledge exchange and dissemination, web-assisted tobacco interventions and practice-based research net...
CAN-ADAPTT - Canadian Action Network for the Advancement, Dissemination and Adoption of Practice-Informed Tobacco Treatment
Only about half of Canadian smokers reported receiving advice from their healthcare provider to quit or reduce the amount they smoke even though evidence shows that brief smoking cessation interventions effectively increase quit rates. The primary objective of the CAN-ADAPTT project is to facilitate knowledge exchange amongst those who are in a position to help smokers make changes to their behaviour (e.g., practitioners, healthcare/service providers) and tobacco control (TC) researchers in o...
Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
Montre à La Cigarette C’est Qui Le Boss! Using Highly Tailored Text Messages to Help Young Adults Quit Smoking
Background Smoking rates among young Canadian adults remain high at 27%, compared to 18% of the general population. Young adults tend to underutilize traditional, evidence-based services such as telephone quit lines and cessation medications, rendering the age group especially difficult to reach. In the literature, emerging evidence indicates that SMS-based Mobile Health (mHealth) services are a potentially effective means for the delivery of health interventions for smoking cessation. Howev...
Medicine 2.0'13 (London, UK)
All Superusers Are Not Created Equal: Contributory Patterns Observed in Four Separate Digital Health Social Networks Promoting Behavior Change
Background: Mirroring the Pareto Principle (also known as the 80-20 rule), a common phenomenon in digital health social networking is the 1% rule, where 90% of those who visit an online community lurk, 9% contribute infrequently, and 1% account for the vast majority of discussions. In the healthcare literature this 1% have been identified as Superusers, members of digital health social networks who assume leadership roles by providing support, advice and direction to other users. Although, th...
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JMIR Medical Education
Evaluation of Web-Based Continuing Professional Development Courses: Aggregate Mixed-Methods Model
JMIR Research Protocols
Tailored Versus Generic Knowledge Brokering to Integrate Mood Management Into Smoking Cessation Interventions in Primary Care Settings: Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Usage and Longitudinal Effectiveness of a Web-Based Self-Help Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program for Panic Disorder
Web-Assisted Tobacco Interventions: Empowering Change in the Global Fight for the Public’s (e)Health
Online Social and Professional Support for Smokers Trying to Quit: An Exploration of First Time Posts From 2562 Members
Superusers in Social Networks for Smoking Cessation: Analysis of Demographic Characteristics and Posting Behavior From the Canadian Cancer Society's Smokers' Helpline Online and StopSmokingCenter.net
Review and Evaluation of Online Tobacco Dependence Treatment Training Programs for Health Care Practitioners
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