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Heather Manson
University of Toronto
Public healthPsychological interventionPopulationMedicineEnvironmental health
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#1Nadia Minian (CAMH: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)H-Index: 4
#1Nadia Minian (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 1
Last. Osnat C. Melamed (CAMH: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)H-Index: 1
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BACKGROUND Smoking continues to be a leading cause of preventable chronic disease-related morbidity and mortality, excess healthcare expenditure, and lost work productivity. Tobacco users are disproportionately more likely to be engaging in other modifiable risk behaviours such as excess alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, and poor diet. While hundreds of interventions addressing the clustering of smoking and other modifiable risk behaviours have been conducted worldwide, there is insuffic...
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#1Rosiane Simeon (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 1
#2Omar Dewidar (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 1
Last. Manosila Yoganathan (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 6
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BACKGROUND Social media are an increasingly commonly used platform for delivering health promotion interventions. Although recent research has focused on the effectiveness of social media interventions for health promotion, very little is known about the optimal content within such interventions, and the active ingredients to promote health behavior change using social media are not clear. Identifying which behavior change techniques (BCTs) are reported may help to clarify the content of interve...
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#1Jacqueline Pei (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 13
#2Caroline Reid-Westoby (McMaster University)H-Index: 1
Last. Mark A. Ferro (UW: University of Waterloo)H-Index: 20
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The prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) may be underestimated as it can be difficult to diagnose in early childhood possibly reflecting unique developmental trajectories relative to other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDDs). Using data collected via the Early Development Instrument (EDI) between 2010 and 2015, we examined the prevalence of kindergarten children with FASD and their concurrent developmental outcomes. We found that the prevalence of FASD ranged from 0.01 to 0.31...
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#2Mary Aglipay (St. Michael's Hospital)H-Index: 10
Last. Geoff D.C. Ball (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 22
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Introduction Cow’s milk is a dietary staple for children in North America. Though clinical guidelines suggest children transition from whole (3.25% fat) milk to reduced (1% or 2%) fat milk at age 2 years, recent epidemiological evidence supports a link between whole milk consumption and lower adiposity in children. The purpose of this trial is to determine which milk fat recommendation minimises excess adiposity and optimises child nutrition and growth. Methods and analysis Cow’s Milk Fat Obesit...
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#1Christine M. Wickens (CAMH: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)H-Index: 15
#2Anca Ialomiteanu (CAMH: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)H-Index: 19
Last. André McDonald (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 19
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Objective: Texting while driving (TWD) is considered a particularly hazardous form of distracted driving. It is highly prevalent among young drivers, but fewer studies of TWD among adult drivers exist and these prevalence rates may approach those of younger drivers. The effectiveness of measures to prevent distracted driving, and TWD specifically, is unclear. On September 1, 2015, Ontario introduced increased penalties for distracted driving accompanied by public education programs to increase p...
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#1Sarah A. Richmond (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 9
#1Sarah A. Richmond (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 4
Last. Brent Moloughney (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 6
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BACKGROUND: To effectively impact the significant population burden of injury, we completed a situational assessment of injury prevention practice within a provincial public health system to identify system-wide priorities for capacity-building to advance injury prevention in public health. METHODS: A descriptive qualitative study was used to collect data on the current practice, challenges and needs of support for injury prevention. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews (n = 20)...
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#1Sarah Carsley (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 9
#2Rachel Prowse (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 1
Last. Brent Moloughney (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 6
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BACKGROUND: As public health services are modernized in Ontario, Canada, there is a need to inform the system-level roles and responsibilities of government agencies. The aim of this study was to identify how Public Health Ontario (PHO) can optimally support evidence-based planning and programming in Healthy Growth and Development (HGD) across Ontario. METHODS AND DESIGN: A situational assessment was conducted with key informants from public health and other HGD fields. SAMPLE: Key informants we...
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#1Pamela Leece (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 8
#2Cynthia ChenH-Index: 1
Last. Tara GomesH-Index: 37
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Study objective We aim to characterize the incidence and risk factors for opioid-related and all-cause mortality in the year after an emergency department (ED) visit for nonfatal opioid poisoning by conducting a population-based study. Methods We used linked health care databases in Ontario, Canada, to identify individuals who attended an ED for nonfatal opioid poisoning between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2016. Using Cox proportional hazards regression, we examined predictors of mortality...
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#1Pamela LeeceH-Index: 8
#2Triti KhorashehH-Index: 2
Last. Sharon E. StrausH-Index: 64
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Introduction In the context of the opioid crisis in North America, the benefits of evidence-based opioid agonist treatments such as buprenorphine/naloxone have not been optimised due to low uptake. Numerous factors contribute to the underuse of buprenorphine, and theory-informed approaches to identify and address implementation barriers and facilitators are needed. This scoping review aims to characterise the barriers and facilitators at the patient, healthcare professional, organisation and sys...
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#1Michelle M. Vine (UW: University of Waterloo)H-Index: 8
#2Jocelyn W. JarvisH-Index: 5
Last. Heather Manson (UW: University of Waterloo)H-Index: 12
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In Ontario Canada, the Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC) is a program intended to reduce the prevalence and prevent childhood overweight and obesity through community-based initiatives to improve health behaviours. Guided by the RE-AIM framework and Durlak and DuPre’s Ecological Framework for Understanding Effective Implementation, the evaluation focused on two objectives: 1) to describe the organization of the program at the community level; and, 2) to identify opportunities for improveme...
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