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BACKGROUND Mobile phones have become nearly ubiquitous, offering a promising means to deliver health interventions. However, little is known about smartphone applications (apps) for cancer. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to characterize the purpose and content of cancer-focused smartphone apps available for use by the general public and the(More)
BACKGROUND Inadequate reporting undermines findings of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). This study assessed and compared articles published in high-impact general medical and specialized journals. METHODS Reports of RCTs published in high-impact general and specialized medical journals were identified through a search of MEDLINE from January to March(More)
To the Editor: The Commentary by Drs Brownell and Ludwig about limiting purchases of sugar-sweetened beverages with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds misses an important point. SNAP is an effective program for addressing food insecurity. It is intended to supplement resources available to families for buying food and was not designed to(More)
The supportive care needs of testicular cancer survivors have not been comprehensively studied. Likewise, there is limited research on their use of the Internet or social media applications—tools that are popular among young adults and which could be used to address their needs. Two hundred and four testicular cancer patients receiving care at an urban(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe in patients with prostate cancer, receiving androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT): (i) knowledge, self-efficacy (SE), and health beliefs about osteoporosis (OP); (ii) current engagement in healthy bone behaviours (HBBs). To explore the relationships between knowledge, SE, and health beliefs, and engagement in HBBs. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
Advance care planning is relevant for homeless individuals because they experience high rates of morbidity and mortality. The impact of advance directive interventions on hospital care of homeless individuals has not been studied. The objective of this study was to determine if homeless individuals who complete an advance directive through a shelter-based(More)
Internet-based support groups for cancer patients have been studied extensively; very few have focused on gynecologic cancer. We pilot-tested a web-based support group for gynecologic cancer patients and assessed women’s perceptions of the intervention. Twenty-seven gynecologic cancer patients were randomized to an immediate intervention or a waitlist(More)
OBJECTIVES We studied the impact of a Housing First (HF) intervention on housing, contact with the justice system, healthcare usage and health outcomes among At Home/Chez Soi randomised trial participants in Toronto, a city with an extensive service network for social and health services for individuals who are experiencing homelessness and mental illness.(More)
BACKGROUND Successful management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is impaired by poor adherence to clinical practice guidelines. The objective of our review was to synthesize evidence about the effectiveness of interventions that target healthcare providers to improve adherence to CVD guidelines and patient outcomes. METHODS We searched PubMed, EMBASE,(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the associations between a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and subsequent healthcare utilization, legal involvement, and victimization. SETTING Three major Canadian cities. PARTICIPANTS A total of 1181 homeless and vulnerably housed adults who were single and 18 years or older. Data for 968 participants (82%) were(More)