Guided asthma self-management or patient self-adjustment? Using patients’ narratives to better understand adherence to asthma treatment

This study, co-led by Can-Change members Dr. Kim Lavoie and Dr. Simon Bacon, aimed to better understand patients’ perspective of asthma self-management by focusing on the sociocultural and medical context shaping patients’ illness representations and individual decisions. Data suggest that while physicians contribute to shaping patients’ beliefs and perceptions about the disease and treatment goals, patients tend to listen to their own experience and manage the disease accordingly

The evaluation of a brief motivational intervention to promote intention to participate in cardiac rehabilitation: A randomized controlled trial

This study, led by Can-Change member Codie Rouleau, investigated the impact of motivational interviewing on intention to participate in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and found that a single collaborative conversation about CR can increase both intention to attend CR and actual program adherence.