Watch Drs. Kim Lavoie and Simon Bacon speak during the Montreal March for Science held in April 2017 (videos)
Presentation reviewing the most recent advances in how to develop and test behavioural interventions, with an emphasis on new frameworks which have been proposed. These are then discussed in terms of two research streams in adult patients with asthma which have used these frameworks. The first stream has culminated in a behavioural randomized controlled trial assessing a structure exercise intervention (66 patients randomised to exercise or usual care). The second stream describes the development and impact of a behavioural weight management intervention (20 patients all undergoing a version of the intervention).
This study aimed to identify key enablers of physician prescription of a long-term controller in patients with persistent asthma. We concluded that tools and training to improve physician knowledge, skills, and perception towards long-term ICS and resources that increase patient adherence and physician comfort to facilitate long-term ICS prescription should be considered as targets for implementation. Can-Change members Dr Kim Lavoie and Dr. Simon Bacon contributed to this article.
Presented by Drs. K. Corace, K.L. Lavoie, T.S. Campbell, S.L. Bacon, M. Vallis, and M. Willows at the Joint Meeting of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine and the International Society of Addiction Medicine, October 22, 2016 in Montreal.