Patricia Paccagnan

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OBJECTIVES Acupuncture is commonly used to treat low-back pain (LBP) and clinical trials have demonstrated its efficacy. However, less is known about how the utilization of acupuncture impacts public health service utilization in the real world. This study investigates the association between acupuncture utilization for LBP and health care utilization by(More)
Methods This trial aimed to recruit adolescents suffering from mild to moderate unipolar depression. A multi-faceted recruitment strategy was used. Poor enrolment during the first 13 months (Phase I) prompted a review of eligibility criteria. Revised eligibility criteria included an age expansion from previously 13-18 to 13-24 and allowance of general,(More)
Methods This pilot study used a parallel-group randomized controlled assessor-blinded trial design. A total of 46 individuals aged 13-24 with clinically diagnosed unipolar major depression of mild to moderate severity are being recruited in Calgary, Canada and randomized to two study arms: 1. Immediate Intervention Group (eight week online intervention) and(More)
BACKGROUND Depression in adolescents and young adults is a major mental health condition that requires attention. Research suggests that approaches that include spiritual concepts and are delivered through an online platform are a potentially beneficial approach to treating/managing depression in this population. The purpose of this study was to evaluate(More)
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