Here are some studies involving
This initiative utilizes a system-level approach through the development of
a de-implementation model that addresses the use of high-risk, low value opioid
prescribing practices in primary care. This will be accomplished by building
capacity across all sectors through the education and training on existing
evidence based programs for both pain and addiction management. By building
community capacity, we are able to improve the provision and collaboration
between existing healthcare networks and services and work towards prevention,
early detection and management of patients who develop adverse effects from
Medical Psychiatry Alliance: Technology-Enabled Care
Collaboration Study for Youth (TECC-Y): A feasibility study
The overall objective of this study is to develop scalable interventions
aimed at addressing the physical health needs of patients affected
by early psychosis. Utilizing a high intensity Technology-Enabled Care
Collaboration (TECC) model compared to lower intensity self-help modules and
email support for early identification and treatment of cardio-metabolic risk
factors in youth, ages 16-29, affected by first episode psychosis attending
either CAMH, THP or HSC.
For more information, please visit the TECC-Y webpage.
NRT to Effect (NRT2E)
The NRT2E study tests the effectiveness of
personalized dose of NRT compared to a standard dose.
The study explores whether personalizing the nicotine patch dose to
match an individual's needs is a safe and effective way of helping an
individual quit smoking. Study treatment starts with 2 weeks of 21mg/day
nicotine patches (standard treatment). For the next 10 weeks after that, you
will either continue on standard treatment, or be randomized to receive higher
doses of nicotine patches or placebo patches.
For more information about the study, please visit the NRT2E webpage.
Tobacco addiction treatment
implementation and scale up in dental care settings: A mixed methods
This research study, beginning in Fall 2018, will implement the use of a
clinical decision support system (CDSS) within dental practices across Ontario
with the goal of enhancing the treatment of smokers. This CDSS will allow
dentists to have access to an automated screening and flagging system with
technical support to initiate prescription and brief advice for tobacco
dependence treatment of all individuals using tobacco in their practice.
Picking up the PACE
Picking Up the PACE is a comprehensive initiative that uses
a biopsychosocial and developmental approach to address modifiable
risk factors impeding the success of long term tobacco cessation
This project aims to improve the ability of healthcare
providers (HCPs) to offer evidence-based interventions targeting multiple
risk factors (excess alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, poor nutrition,
stress tolerance, and poor sleep) for patients who use tobacco in order to
improve health and cessation outcomes. Key components of the program
include: 1) online training for healthcare
providers, and 2) an implementation/guidance tool
for healthcare practitioners to use in their clinical practices.
Effective Prescribing Interventions for
Cessation (EPIC): Evaluation of a coaching model to
increase the effectiveness of online training for smoking cessation
Project EPIC is an initiative focused on enhancing healthcare pracitioner's
knowledge and skills around prescribing smoking cessation medications, like
bupropion and varenicline. The study aims to compare the efficacy of an online
self-study module with online coaching by experts in the field. The study is
currently in process and if you are a healthcare provider that has the ability
to prescribe cessation medications, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
depression are almost twice as likely to be smokers, achieve lower
long-term smoking abstinence, and experience greater addiction severity and
negative mood when making a quit attempt. Approximately, 38% of patient
enrolled in the STOP program have current or past
depression; 6-month quit rates that are significantly lower than patients
without depression (33%
vs. 40%). Since the launch of the Mood Management
initiative in 2018, the STOP portal
has offered features to support healthcare providers in
the delivery of brief interventions and educational resources to
patients presenting risk of depression or depressive symptoms - in order to
improve their smoking cessation success.
To download our patient resource
for managing mood click here.
For questions regarding the
Mood Management initiative, please contact: MoodInitiative@camh.ca.