Dr. Raad Yameen

HBSc, MD, MHScTR

Research Interests:

Chronic Pain, Addictions and Palliative Care

Brief Bio:

Raad completed both his undergraduate degree in Health Sciences and Medicine at McMaster University. He is now pursuing a Master's in Translational Research in Health Sciences at IMS at UofT

Capstone Project:

Opioid overdoses now account for 18,364 (17.2% of all) hospitalizations in Ontario and related mortality has increased by 242% since 1991. These have been associated with a 23% increase in high-dose prescribing and increased consumption of opioids over the past two decades. Although patients identify opioid use reduction as an important outcome of their pain management, only a small portion discontinue use of their high-dose prescriptions. Resolving the barriers to successful dose reduction can play an important role in decreasing the chronic disease burden associated with prescription opioids

The overall objective of this projectis to explore the early feasibility and acceptability of an mhealth-based behavioural intervention technology in opioid prescribed, chronic pain patients in Ontario who are interested in mHealth support. This will inform the iterative developmentand testingof MIToc, a Proof-of-Concept mHealth application.

Dr. Raad Yameen

HBSc, MD, MHScTR

Research Interests:

Chronic Pain, Addictions and Palliative Care

Brief Bio:

Raad completed both his undergraduate degree in Health Sciences and Medicine at McMaster University. He is now pursuing a Master's in Translational Research in Health Sciences at IMS at UofT

Capstone Project:

Opioid overdoses now account for 18,364 (17.2% of all) hospitalizations in Ontario and related mortality has increased by 242% since 1991. These have been associated with a 23% increase in high-dose prescribing and increased consumption of opioids over the past two decades. Although patients identify opioid use reduction as an important outcome of their pain management, only a small portion discontinue use of their high-dose prescriptions. Resolving the barriers to successful dose reduction can play an important role in decreasing the chronic disease burden associated with prescription opioids

The overall objective of this projectis to explore the early feasibility and acceptability of an mhealth-based behavioural intervention technology in opioid prescribed, chronic pain patients in Ontario who are interested in mHealth support. This will inform the iterative developmentand testingof MIToc, a Proof-of-Concept mHealth application.