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Peter Selby (PeterSelby)
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
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Attended Medicine 2.0'09 (Toronto, Canada)
Thursday, September 17, 2009 to Friday, September 18, 2009
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Accepted Abstracts

Medicine 2.0'09 (Toronto, Canada)

Tobacco Control 2.0 Panel
Peter Selby*, Cameron Norman*, Tupper Bean*

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
Louise Walker*, Tamar Meyer, Virginia Chow, Mary Jean Costello, Peter Selby*

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
Rachel Fournier*, Catherine L Lavoie, Trevor Van Mierlo, Peter Selby

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
Trevor D van Mierlo*, Rachel T Fournier, Ashley McGowan, Peter L Selby

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...

Full Paper Publications

JMIR Medical Education

Evaluation of Web-Based Continuing Professional Development Courses: Aggregate Mixed-Methods Model
Arezoo Ebn Ahmady, Megan Barker, Myra Fahim, Rosa Dragonetti, Peter Selby
JMIR Med Educ 2017;3(2):e19

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
Nadia Minian, Aliya Noormohamed, Dolly Baliunas, Laurie Zawertailo, Carol Mulder, Arun Ravindran, Claire de Oliveira, Peter Selby
JMIR Res Protoc 2018;7(4):e111

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Usage and Longitudinal Effectiveness of a Web-Based Self-Help Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program for Panic Disorder
Peter Farvolden, Eilenna Denisoff, Peter Selby, R Michael Bagby, Laura Rudy
J Med Internet Res 2005;7(1):e7

Web-Assisted Tobacco Interventions: Empowering Change in the Global Fight for the Public’s (e)Health
Cameron Norman, Scott McIntosh, Peter Selby, Gunther Eysenbach
J Med Internet Res 2008;10(5):e48

Online Social and Professional Support for Smokers Trying to Quit: An Exploration of First Time Posts From 2562 Members
Peter Selby, Trevor van Mierlo, Sabrina C Voci, Danielle Parent, John A Cunningham
J Med Internet Res 2010;12(3):e34

Superusers in Social Networks for Smoking Cessation: Analysis of Demographic Characteristics and Posting Behavior From the Canadian Cancer Society's Smokers' Helpline Online and
Trevor van Mierlo, Sabrina Voci, Sharon Lee, Rachel Fournier, Peter Selby
J Med Internet Res 2012;14(3):e66

Review and Evaluation of Online Tobacco Dependence Treatment Training Programs for Health Care Practitioners
Peter Selby, Karina Goncharenko, Megan Barker, Myra Fahim, Valerie Timothy, Rosa Dragonetti, Katherine Kemper, Marilyn Herie, J Taylor Hays
J Med Internet Res 2015;17(4):e97

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