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Program Bibliography

The following resources have been reviewed as part of the ongoing development and improvement of this program.

 

• Smoking cessation resources
• Peer-reviewed publications
• Presentations
• Healthcare economic lectures

 


Smoking Cessation Resources

Canadian Cancer Society. “For Smokers who Want to Quit - One Step at a Time”, ©1999 Canadian Cancer Society. One Step at a Time Program – Book 3, © 1998.

Etter, J. F. (2006). The internet and the industrial revolution in smoking cessation counselling. Drug and Alcohol Review, 25(1), 79-84.

Health Canada. Fact Sheets. CTUMS (Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey), 2003.

Health and Welfare Canada (1993). Canada’s Health Promotion Survey 1990: Technical Report.

Heart and Stroke Foundation. Fact Sheet. Environmental tobacco smoke: Behind the smoke screen.

K.Ö. Fagerström, (1998) Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND)

Moskowitz, Joel M. (2004). Assessment Of Cigarette Smoking And Smoking Susceptibility Among Youth: Telephone Computer-assisted Self-interviews Versus Computer-assisted Telephone Interviews. Public Opinion Quarterly. 68(4): 565-587.

MMWR, Vol. 50, No. 40 , 2001 and MMWR Vol. 43, 1994, Center for Disease Control.

Tobacco – Health Facts. April 1999. World Health Organization Fact Sheet No. 221.

US Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Smoking and Health. A Report of the US Surgeon General. US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Service, Office on Smoking and Health, DHEW Publication No (PHS) 79-50066, 1979.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Reducing Tobacco Use: A Report of the Surgeon General – Executive Summary. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2000.


 Peer-reviewed Publications

Cunningham, J. A., van Mierlo, T., & Fournier, R. (2008). An online support group for problem drinkers: AlcoholHelpCenter.net. Patient Education and Counseling, 70(2), 193-198.

Cunningham, J. A. (2007). Internet-Based Interventions for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Substances of Abuse. In P. M. Miller, Kavanagh, David J. (Ed.), Translation of Addictions Science into Practice (pp. 399-416). Oxford: Elsevier.

Davis, J. (2007). The Panic Center. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 12(1), 49-50.

Cunningham, J. A., Selby, P., & van Mierlo, T. (2006). Integrated online services for smokers and drinkers? Use of the Check Your Drinking assessment screener by participants of the Stop Smoking Center. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 8(Supplement 1), S21-S25.

Cunningham, J. A., Humpheys, K., Kypri, K., & van Mierlo, T. (2006). Formative evaluation and three-month follow-up of an online personalized assessment feedback intervention for problem drinkers. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 8(2), e5.

Farvolden, P., Denisoff, E., Selby, P., Bagby, R. M., & Rudy, L. (2005). Usage and longitudinal effectiveness of a Web-based self-help cognitive behavioral therapy program for panic disorder. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 7(1), e7.

Farvolden, P., McBride, C., Bagby, R. M., & Ravitz, P. (2003). A Web-based screening instrument for depression and anxiety disorders in primary care. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 5(3), e23.


 

Presentations

Medicine 2.0 Conference: Web 2.0 in Health and Medicine
September 4-5, 2008 (Toronto, Canada)
Title: Moderated online social networking for smokers: Content of first posts from 2,562 members

2008 Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) / International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA) Joint Scientific Meeting
June 28-July 2, 2008 (Washington D.C., USA)
Title: CheckYourDrinking.net: Six-Month Follow-Up Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial

34th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society (KBS)
June 2-6, 2008 (Victoria, Canada)
Title: Delivering Interventions for Problem Drinkers via the Internet: Six-Month Follow-Up Results from A Randomized Controlled Trial of http://www.checkyourdrinking.net/

2008 Alberta Gaming Research Institute
April 4-5, 2008 (Banff, Canada)
Title: http://www.checkyourgambling.net/: An online screener based on promising pilot results

4th Conference of International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol Problems (INEBRIA)
November 18-19, 2007 (Belgium, Brussels)
Title: Internet-based intervention for problem drinkers: Three-month follow-up results from a randomized controlled trial of http://www.checkyourdrinking.net/

2007 Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) Annual Symposium
November 16, 2007 (York, UK)
Title: Profiles from Web 2.0: Promoting Healthy Behaviour Change and Peer Support. Demographics and usage patterns from StopSmokingCenter.net version 5.0

5th National Conference on Tobacco or Health
October 1-3, 2007 (Edmonton, Canada)
Title: Increasing Cessation Options for Clients – Integrating Telephone and Online Cessation Support

8th Annual International Conference of Human Services Information Technology Applications (HUSITA)
August 26-29, 2007 (Toronto, Canada)
Title: Promoting Access to, Engagement with, and Efficacy of the Treatment of Mental Health and Addiction Problems with Web-Based Disease Management Programs

33rd Annual Harvey Stancer Reserach Day
June 21, 2007 (Toronto, Canada)
Title: The STOP Study (Stop Smoking Therapy for Ontario Patients): Characteristics of Ontario Smokers Enrolling using an Online Assessment Tool

33rd Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society (KBS)
June 4-8, 2007 (Budapest, Hungary)
Title: Issues in the Evaluation of Internet-based interventions for Problem Drinkers

Alcohol Policy Network
February 28, 2007 10:00 am – 11 am EST (Teleconference)
Title: The Alcohol Help Centre: an online tool for problem drinkers and clinicians

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco's (SRNT) 13th Annual Meeting
February 24, 2007 (Austin, USA)
Title: Urges To Smoke Reduced When Amount Of Drinking Is Reduced: Three-month Follow-up of http://www.stopsmokingcenter.net/

2006 Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) Annual Symposium
November 2-3, 2006 (York, UK)
Title: Online Support Groups as Social Support Networks for Problem Drinkers: an Example from AlcoholHelpCentre.net

Ontario Tobacco Control Conference (OTCC) 2006 - Investing in Social Change
December 4-6, 2006 (Niagara Falls, Canada)
Title: Smokers' Helpline Online - Cessation Support via the Internet

International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol Problems (INEBRIA)
October 26-27, 2006 (Lisbon, Portugal)
Title: Improving the Implementation of Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions

Mednet 2006: 11th World Congress on Internet in Medicine
October 13-20, 2006 (Toronto, Canada)
Title: Helping Quitters When and Where they Need it Most? Challenges and Learnings in Building and Growing the Canadian Cancer Society's Web-Assisted Tobacco Intervention "Smokers Helpline Online"

32nd Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium
May 29 - June 2, 2006 (Maastricht, the Netherlands)
Title: Determining the Validity of Self-Reported Alcohol Dependence and Treatment Data Collected via the World Wide Web: Legitimacy, Legality and Limitations

13th World Conference on Tobacco or Health
July 12-15 2006 (Washington, USA)
Title: Access Patterns and Demographic Characteristics from 418 Enrollees of an Employer Based Web-Assisted Smoking Cessation Program

13th World Conference on Tobacco or Health
July 12-15 2006 (Washington, USA)
Title: Integrated Online Services for Smokers and Drinkers? Use of the Check Your Drinking Assessment Screener by Participants of StopSmokingCenter.net

2005 Society for the Study of Addiction Annual Symposium
17-18 November, 2005 (York, UK)
Title: Improved Online Personalized Assessment and Feedback for Problem Drinkers

Critical Issues in eHealth Research Conference
9 June, 2005 (Bethesda, USA)
Title: Co-Morbidity of Mood and Anxiety Disorders among 750 Registrants of an Online Smoking Cessation Program

Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada 2005 Conference
27-29 May, 2005 (Markham, Canada)
Title: Increasing the availability of effective treatments: Internet-based Treatment

2005 National Conference on Tobacco or Health
4-6 May, 2005 (Chicago, USA)
Title: Moderated Internet Support Groups: High Reach, Accessible & Cost Effective

7th Annual Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco European Conference
20-23 March, 2005 (Prague, Czech Republic)
Title: Perceived Barriers to Quitting Smoking by 759 Online Smokers

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Meeting
18-21 February, 2004 (Scottsdale, USA)
Title: Smoking Cessation Support Groups: The Future of Self-Help?

Web Assisted Tobacco Interventions (WATI) Workshop
18-24 January, 2004 (Toronto, Canada)
Title: Challenges in Collecting Data for Web-Based Smoking Cessation Research

2003 National Conference on Tobacco or Health
10-12 December, 2003 (Boston, USA)
Title: Web assisted smoking cessation: high reach, sustainable and effective

2003 National Conference on Tobacco or Health
10-12 December, 2003 (Boston, USA)
Title: Systems Approach to Clinical Interventions with Pregnant Smokers (PREGNETS)

37th Annual Association for the Advancement of Behaviour Therapy Annual Conference
20-23 December, 2003 (Boston, USA) 
Title: Continuous Abstinence, Slips and Relapse for 1,238 Users of a Web-based Smoking Cessation Program

12th World Conference on Tobacco or Health
3-8 August, 2003 (Helsinki, Finland)
Title: Web-based Smoking Cessation: Reach and Quit Rates

29th Annual Harvey Stancer Research Day
19 June, 2003 (Toronto, Canada)
Title: Web-based Smoking Cessation: A Population Based Approach to Behaviour Change

Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada (ADAC) National Conference
29-31 March, 2003 (Toronto, Ontario)
Title: Web-Based Collaborative Disease Management for Anxiety Disorders

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Meeting
19-21 February, 2003 (New Orleans, USA)
Title: Web-based smoking cessation: Quit Rates of 4644 smokers

3rd National Conference on Tobacco or Health
3 December, 2002 (Ottawa, Canada)
Title: Web-based smoking cessation: Demographics and Cessation History of 4,644 Program Registrants

2002 National Conference on Tobacco or Health
19-21 November, 2002 (San Francisco, USA)
Title: Demographic Characteristics, Cessation History and Stages of Change Status among Users of a Web-based Smoking Cessation Program


Healthcare Economic Lectures

20th Annual Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA) Institute
April 18, 2008 (Vancouver, Canada)
Title: Casting a Wider Net: Delivering Anonymous Employee eHealth Programs; an Employee’s Perspective

International Life Sciences Partnering Forum
September 18, 2007 (Kobe, Japan)
Title: Collaboration, Expansion and Partnerships: an overview of Evolution Health Systems Inc.

19th Annual Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA) Institute
May 10, 2007 (Atlanta, USA)
Title: Integrated Online Employee-Based eHealth: Execution, Evaluation and Effectiveness

The Centre for Health Informatics & Multiprofessional Education (CHIME)
24 March, 2003 (London, UK)
Title: Web-Based Collaborative Disease Management and Health Behaviour Change