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MD, MHSc (Cand.), TA, Placement Research Student, Medical Research Associate

First Name

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Institutional Affiliations

Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto
INC Research

Research Interests

Research Focus

Chronic Pain, Addictions and Palliative Care


Project Title

Project Mitoc: A Persuasive mHealth Application for Improving Patient Psychosocial Supports for Opioid Prescription Adherence and Tapering

Project Description Opioid overdoses account for 17.1% of hospitalizations in Ontario and opioid related deaths have been steadily climbing over the past 25 years.  This correlates with increased high-dose prescribing and increased opioid consumption. Assisting opioid prescribed patients in dose reduction can lead to a lower opioid related disease burden. To help reduce the burden of opioid related incidence of opioid related deaths and hospitalizations this project aims to use mobile health (mHealth) technologies to deliver behavioral interventions to opioid prescribed patients. These mHealth technologies deliver psychosocial interventions through mobile applications which evoke behavioral change regarding opioid use. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} Dr. Yameen will be testing these promising applications and optimizing them in the hands of actual opioid-using patients in early 2017.
Team Members 1. Dr. Clyde Matava, MB ChB, MMed, FRCPC, MHSc Translational Research (TR) Candidate 2. Dr. Fahad Alam, MD, FRCPC, MMed, B.HSc, MHSc TR Candidate 3. Alexandra Panicucci, Project Co-ordinator, QoC Health; MHSc TR Candidate 4. Hillary Chan, HBSc, MHSc TR Candidate
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