Can-Change is made up of a group of scientific and practice leaders in the design and delivery/dissemination of evidence-based health behaviour change interventions that promote the adoption and maintenance of healthy lifestyles. Read more…
Our training programs and workshops target multiple healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, psychologists, allied health) and trainees, and have covered a range of topics (e.g., motivational communication approaches, adherence interventions, stress management, health behavior change strategies, multidisciplinary medicine). Read more…
Can-Change trainee Anda Dragomir receives top trainee prize at the CRRN's annual meeting for her work on physician training in behaviour change counselling and motivational communication.
In this study, anxiety disorders were present in subjects without previously diagnosed heart disease yet they were the ones with more ischemia. This suggests that these women likely HAD heart disease that just hadn’t been diagnosed yet. The reason might have been because their anxiety disorder may have been masking symptoms of heart disease because many of them overlap (e.g., fatigue, decreased energy, heart palpitations, sweating, chest discomfort, hyperventilation, and fear/worry). This could lead physicians to misinterpret symptoms of real heart disease as those of anxiety in women >>> via MedicalResearch.com - February 26, 2016
Healthcare professionals frequently provide guidance on physical activity, but often do not meet guideline levels of physical activity themselves. This is the first study to examine a tailored, technology-supported intervention aiming to increase physical activity in healthcare professionals. The study will evaluate whether including additional theory-based behaviour change techniques aimed at promoting motivation, self-regulation and habit will lead to increased physical activity participation relative to information alone.