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Justin Presseau, PhD
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Lisa McGovern
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Selected Publications

All Publications (updated Aug 2018)

  • Araujo-Soares, V., Hankonen, N., Presseau, J., Rodrigues, A., Sniehotta, F.F. (in press). Developing behaviour change interventions for self-management of chronic illness: an integrative overview. European Psychologist.
  • Baron, J.S., Sullivan, K.J., Swaine, J.M., Aspinall, A., Jaglal, S., Presseau, J., Grimshaw, J.M. (in press). Self-management interventions for skin care in people with a spinal cord injury: Part 2 - Systematic review of use of theory and quality of intervention reporting. Spinal Cord.
  • Baron, J.S., Sullivan, K.J., Swaine, J.M., Aspinall, A., Jaglal, S., Presseau, J., White, B., Grimshaw, J.M. (in press). Self-management interventions for skin care in people with a spinal cord injury: Part 1 - A systematic review of intervention content and effectiveness. Spinal Cord.
  • Bissett, S.M., Presseau, J., Rapley, T., Preshaw, P.M. (in press). Uptake of best practice recommendations in the management of patients with diabetes and periodontitis: a cross-sectional survey of dental clinicians. British Dental Journal.
  • Bravo, C.A., Llovet, D., Witteman, H.O., Desveaux, L., Presseau, J., Saragosa, M., Vaisson, G., Umar, S., Tinmouth, J., Ivers, N.M. (in press). Designing emails aiming to increase family physicians’ use of an online audit and feedback tool to improve cancer screening rates. JMIR Human Factors.
  • Brown, H., Presseau, J. (in press). Work me not into temptation: Exploring the relationship between work and healthy eating in dieters. Australian Economic Review.
  • Graham-Rowe, E., Lorencatto, F., Lawrenson, J., Burr, J., Grimshaw, J., Ivers, N., Presseau, J., Vale, L., Peto, T., Bunce, C., Francis, J. (in press). Barriers and enablers to diabetic retinopathy screening attendance: A systematic review of published and grey literature. Diabetic Medicine.
  • Jeong, D., Presseau, J., ElChamma, R., Naumann, D.N., Mascaro, C., Smith, K.M., Kitto, S. (in press). Barriers and facilitators to self-directed learning in continuing professional development: a scoping review. Academic Medicine.
  • Mullola, S., Hakulinen, C., Gimeno, D., Presseau, J., Joleka, M., Vanska, J., Paunio, T., Elovainio, M. (in press). Medical speciality choice and well-being at work: physician’s personality as a moderator. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health.
  • Nathan, N., Elton, B., Babic, M., McCarthy, N., Sutherland, R., Presseau, J., Seward, K., Hodder, R., Booth, D., Yoong, S.L., Wolfenden, L. (in press). Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of physical activity policies in schools: A systematic review. Preventive Medicine.
  • Yamada, J., Potestio, M.L., Cave, A.J., Sharpe, H., Johnson, D., Patey, A.M., Presseau, J., Grimshaw, J.M. (in press). Using the Theoretical Domains Framework to identify barriers and facilitators to paediatric asthma management in primary care settings. Journal of Asthma.
  • Kitto, S., Danilovich, N., Delva, D., Meuser, J., Presseau, J., Grimshaw, J., Hendry, P. (2018). Uncharted territory: Knowledge translation of competency-based continuing professional development in family medicine. Canadian Family Physician, 64: 250-253.
  • Lawrenson, J.G., Graham-Rowe, E., Lorencatto, F., Burr, J., Bunce, C., Francis, J.J., Aluko, P., Rice, S., Vale, L., Peto, T., Presseau, J., Ivers, N., Grimshaw, J.M., (2018). Interventions to increase attendance for diabetic retinopathy screening. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD012054.
  • Lawrenson, J.G., Graham-Rowe, E., Lorencatto, F., Rice, S., Bunce, C., Francis, J.J., Burr, J.M., Aluko, P., Vale, L., Peto, T., Presseau, J., Ivers, N.M., Grimshaw, J.M. (2018). What works to increase attendance for diabetic retinopathy screening? An evidence synthesis and economic analysis. Health Technology Assessment, 22:29.
  • Mullola, S., Hakulinen, C., Presseau, J., Gimeno Ruiz de Porras, D., Jokela, M., Hintsa, T., Elovainio, M. (2018). Personality traits and career choices among physicians in Finland: employment sector, clinical patient contact, specialty and change of specialty. BMC Medical Education, 18:52.
  • Pattison, E.W., Dombrowski, S.U., Presseau, J. (2018). “Just one more episode”: Prevalence and theoretical predictors of television binge watching. Journal of Health Psychology, 23, 17-24.
  • Presseau, J., Mackintosh, J., Hawthorne, G., Francis, J., Grimshaw, J.M., Steen, N., Coulthard, T., Brown, H., Kaner, E., Elovainio, M., Sniehotta, F. (2018). Cluster randomised controlled trial of a theory-based multiple behaviour change intervention aimed at healthcare professionals to improve their management of Type 2 diabetes in primary care. Implementation Science, 13:65.
  • Vaisson, G., Witteman, H.O., Bouck, Z., Bravo, C.A., Desveaux, L., Llovet, D., Presseau, J., Saragosa, M., Taljaard, M., Umar, S., Grimshaw, J., Tinmouth, J., Ivers, N.M. (2018). Testing behaviour change techniques to encourage primary care physicians to access cancer screening audit and feedback reports: Protocol for a factorial randomized experiment of email content. JMIR Research Protocols, 7:e11.
  • Welch, V., Petkovic, J., Simeon, R., Presseau, J., Gagnon, D., Hossain, A., Pardo J.P., Pottie, K., Vincent, J., Rader, T., Sokolovski, A., Yoganathan, M., Tugwell, P., DesMeules, M., (2018). Interactive social media interventions for health outcomes and health equity in the adult population. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. CD012932.
  • Birken, S.A., Powell, B.J., Presseau, J., Kirk, M.A., Lorencatto, F., Gould, N.J., Shea, C.M., Weiner, B.J., Francis, J.J., Damschroder, L.J. (2017). Combined use of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) and the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF): A systematic review. Implementation Science, 12:2.
  • Birken, S.A., Powell, B., Shea, C., Haines, E., Kirk, M.A., Leeman, J., Rohweder, J., Damschroder, L., Presseau, J. (2017). Criteria for selecting implementation science theories and frameworks: Results from an international survey. Implementation Science, 12:124.
  • Chow, A.J., Fergusson, D.A., Seely, D., Young, S., Pitman, A., Ennis, J., Asad, S., Presseau, J., (2017). Personal goals of women recently diagnosed with breast cancer: Protocol for a cohort study. University of Ottawa Journal of Medicine, 7: 34-41.
  • Grigor, E., Fergusson, D., Haggar, F., Kekre, N., Atkins, H., Shor, R., Holt, R., Hutton, B., Ramsay, T., Seftel, M., Jonker, D., Daugaard, M., Thavorn, K., Presseau, J., Lalu, M. (2017). Efficacy and safety of Chimeric Antigen Receptor Tcell (CAR-T) therapy in patients with hematologic and solid malignancies: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 7:e019321.
  • Ivers, N.M., Desveaux, L., Presseau, J., Reis, C., Witteman, H.O., Taljaard, M.K., McCleary, N., Thavorn, K., Grimshaw, J.M. (2017). Testing feedback message framing and comparators to address prescribing of high-risk medications in nursing homes: protocol for a pragmatic, factorial, cluster-randomized trial. Implementation Science, 12:86.
  • Ivers, N., Schwalm, J.D., Witteman, H.O., Presseau, J., Taljaard, M., McCready, T., Bosiak, B., Cunningham, J., Smarz, S., Desveaux, L., Tu, J.V., Atzema, C. L., Oakes, G.H., Isaranuwatchai, W., Grace, S.L., Bhatia, S., Natarajan, M.K., Grimshaw, J.M. (2017). Interventions Supporting Long-term Adherence aNd Decreasing cardiovascular events: pragmatic randomized trial protocol. American Heart Journal, 190, 64-75.
  • Kobewka, D., McIsaac, D., Chassé, M., Thavorn, K., Mulpuru, S., Lavallée, L.T., English, S., Presseau, J., Forster A. J. (2017). Risk assessment tools to predict location of discharge and need for supportive services for medical patients after discharge from hospital: a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 6:8.
  • Li, A., Garg, A., Prakash, V., Grimshaw, J., Taljaard, M., Mitchell, J., Matti, D., Linklater, S., Naylor, K., Dixon, S., Faulds, C., Bevan, R., Getchell, L., Knoll, G., Kim, J., Sontrop, J., Bjerre, L., Tong, A., Presseau, J. (2017). Promoting deceased organ and tissue donation registration in family physician waiting rooms (RegisterNow-1 Trial): study protocol for a pragmatic, stepped-wedge, cluster randomized controlled registry trial. Trials, 18:610.
  • Newham, J.J., Presseau, J., Heslop-Marshall, K., Russell, S., Ogunbayo, D., Netts, P., Hanratty, B., Kaner, E. (2017). Features of self-management interventions for people with COPD associated with improved health-related quality of life and reduced emergency department visits: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 12: 1705-1720.
  • Potthoff, S., Presseau, J., Sniehotta, F.F., Johnston M., Elovainio, M., Avery, L. (2017). Planning to be routine: habit as a mediator of the planning-behaviour relationship in healthcare professionals. Implementation Science, 12:24.
  • Presseau, J., Mutsaers, B., Al-Jaishi, A.A., Squires, J., McIntyre, C.W., Garg, A.X., Sood, M.M., Grimshaw, J.M., on behalf of the Major outcomes with personalized dialYsate TEMPerature (MY TEMP) investigators. (2017). Barriers and facilitators to healthcare professional behaviour change in clinical trials using the Theoretical Domains Framework: A case study of a trial of individualized temperature reduced hemodialysis. Trials, 18:227.
  • Presseau, J., Schwalm, J.D.R., Grimshaw, J.M., Witteman, H.O., Natarajan, M.K., Linklater, S., Sullivan, K, Ivers, N.M. (2017). Identifying determinants of medication adherence following myocardial infarction using the Theoretical Domains Framework and the Health Action Process Approach. Psychology & Health, 32, 1176-1194.
  • Seward, K., Wolfenden, L., Wiggers, J., Finch, M., Wyse, R., Oldmeadow, C., Presseau, J., Clinton-McHarg, T., Yoong, S.L. (2017). Measuring implementation behaviour of menu guidelines in the childcare setting: Confirmatory Factor Analysis of a Theoretical Domains Framework Questionnaire (TDFQ). International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14:45.
  • Witteman, H.O., Presseau, J., Angl, E.N., Jokhio, I., Schwalm, J.-D., Grimshaw, J.M., Bosiak, B., Natarajan M., Ivers, N.M. (2017). Negotiating design tensions: Development of mailings for people recovering from acute coronary syndrome. JMIR Human Factors, 4:e6.
  • Baron, J., Swaine, J., Presseau, J., Aspinall, A., Jaglal, S., White, B., Wolfe, D., Grimshaw, J. (2016). Self-management interventions to improve skin care for pressure ulcer prevention in people with spinal cord injuries: A systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 5:150.
  • Dombrowski, S.U., Campbell, P., Forst, H., Pollock, A., McLellan, J., MacGillivray, S., Gavine, A., Maxwell, M., O’Carroll, R., Cheyne, H., Presseau, J., Williams, B. (2016). Interventions for sustained healthcare professional behaviour change: an overview of reviews [Protocol]. Systematic Reviews, 5:173.
  • Heponiemi, T., Presseau, J., Elovainio, M. (2016). On-call work and physicians' turnover intentions: The moderating effects of job strain. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 21, 74-80.
  • Lawrenson, J.G., Graham-Rowe, E., Lorencatto, F., Presseau, J., Burr, J., Ivers, N., Quartilho, A., Bunce, C., Francis, J.J., Grimshaw, J.M., Peto, T., Rice, S., Vale, L. (2016). Interventions to increase attendance for diabetic retinopathy screening [Protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD012054. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012054
  • Namadian, M., Presseau, J., Watson, M.C., Bond, C.M., Sniehotta, F.F. (2016). Motivational, Volitional and Multiple Goal Predictors of Walking in People with Type 2 Diabetes. Psychology of Sport & Exercise. 26, 83-93.
  • Presseau J, Grimshaw JM, Tetroe JM, Eccles MP, Francis JJ, Godin G, Graham ID, Hux JE, Johnston M, Légaré F, Lemyre L, Robinson N, Zwarenstein M. (2016). A theory-based process evaluation alongside a randomized controlled trial of printed educational messages to increase primary care physicians’ prescription of thiazide diuretics for hypertension [ISRCTN72772651]. Implementation Science, 11:121.
  • Sniehotta, F.F., Presseau, J., Allen, J., Araujo-Soares, V. (2016). ‘You can’t always get what you want’. Introducing a research paradigm to explore the relationship between multiple intentions and behaviors. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. 8, 258-275. 
  • Zwarenstein M, Grimshaw JM, Presseau J, Francis JJ, Godin G, Johnston M, Eccles MP, Tetroe J, Shiller SK, Croxford R, Kelsall D, Paterson JM, Austin PC, Tu K, Yun L, Hux JE. (2016). Printed educational messages fail to increase use of thiazides as first-line medication for hypertension: a cluster randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN72772651]. Implementation Science, 11:124.
  • Elovainio, M., Heponiemi, T., Jokela, M., Hakulinen, C., Presseau, J., Aalto, A.M., Kivimaki, M. (2015). Stressful work environment and well-being: what comes first? Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 20, 289-300.
  • Little, E., Presseau, J., Eccles, M.P. (2015). Understanding effects in reviews of implementation interventions using the Theoretical Domains Framework. Implementation Science, 10: 90.
  • Presseau, J., Boyd, E., Francis, J.J., Sniehotta, F.F. (2015). Goal conflict and goal facilitation in community-based cardiac rehabilitation: A theory-based interview study. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 20, 227-238.
  • Presseau, J., Ivers, N.M., Newham, J.J., Knittle, K., Danko, K.J., Grimshaw, J.M. (2015). Using a behaviour change techniques taxonomy to identify active ingredients within trials of implementation interventions for diabetes care. Implementation Science, 10:55.
  • Sniehotta, F.F., Presseau, J., Araujo-Soares, V. (2015). On the development, evaluation and evolution of health behaviour theory. Health Psychology Review, 9, 176-189.
  • Birken, S.A., Presseau, J., Ellis, S.D., Gerstel, A.A., Mayer, D.K. (2014). Potential determinants of clinicians’ use of survivorship care plans: A qualitative study using the theoretical domains framework. Implementation Science, 9: 167.
  • Grimshaw, J.M., Presseau, J., Tetroe, J., Eccles, M.P., Francis, J.J., Godin, G., Graham, I.D., Hux, J.E., Johnston, M., Légaré, F., Lemyre, L., Robinson, N., Zwarenstein, M. (2014). Looking inside the black box: Results of a theory-based process evaluation exploring the results of a randomised controlled trial of printed educational messages to increase primary care physicians' diabetic retinopathy referrals. Implementation Science, 9: 86.
  • Heponiemi, T., Elovainio, M., Presseau, J., Eccles, M.P. (2014). A comparison of psychosocial resources and well-being between general practitioners from the UK and Finland. Family Practice, 31, 319-324.
  • Huijg, J., Gebhardt, W.A., Crone, M.R., Dusseldorp, E., Presseau, J. (2014). Discriminant content validity of a Theoretical Domains Framework questionnaire for use in implementation research. Implementation Science, 9:11.
  • Presseau, J., Hawthorne, G., Sniehotta, F.F., Steen, N., Francis, J.J., Johnston, M., Mackintosh, J., Grimshaw, J.M., Kaner, E., Elovainio, M., Deverill, M., Coulthard, T., Brown, H., Hunter, M., Eccles, M.P. (2014). Improving Diabetes care through Examining, Advising, and prescribing (IDEA): Protocol for a theory-based cluster randomised controlled trial of a multiple behaviour change intervention aimed at primary healthcare professionals. Implementation Science, 9: 61.
  • Presseau, J., Johnston, M., Francis, J.J., Hrisos, S., Stamp, E., Steen, N., Hawthorne, G., Grimshaw, J.M., Elovainio, M., Hunter, M., Eccles, M.P. (2014). Theory-based predictors of multiple clinician behaviors in the management of diabetes. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37, 607-620.
  • Presseau, J., Johnston, M., Heponiemi, T., Elovainio, M., Francis, J.J., Eccles, M.P., Steen, N., Hrisos, S., Stamp, E., Grimshaw, J.M., Hawthorne, G., Sniehotta, F.F. (2014). Reflective and automatic processes in healthcare professional behavior: A dual process model tested across multiple behaviors. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 48, 347-358.
  • Presseau, J., Johnston, M., Johnston, D., Elovainio, M., Hrisos, S., Steen, N., Stamp, E., Francis, J.J., Grimshaw, J.M., Hawthorne, G., Hunter, M., Eccles, M.P. (2014). Environmental and individual correlates of distress: Testing Karasek's Demand-Control model in 99 primary care clinical environments. British Journal of Health Psychology, 19, 292-310.
  • Sniehotta, F.F., Presseau, J., Araujo-Soares, V. (2014). Time to retire the theory of planned behaviour. Health Psychology Review, 8, 1-7.
  • Verbiest, M.E.A., Presseau, J., Chavannes, N.H., Scharloo, M., Kaptein, A.A., Assendelft, W.J.J., Crone, M.R. (2014). Use of action planning to increase provision of smoking cessation care by general practitioners: The role of plan specificity and enactment. Implementation Science, 9:779.
  • Araujo-Soares, V., Rodrigues, A., Presseau, J., Sniehotta, F.F. (2013). Adolescent sunscreen use in springtime: A prospective predictive study informed by a belief elicitation investigation. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 36, 109-123.
  • Elovainio, M., Steen, N., Presseau, J., Francis, J., Hrisos, S., Hawthorne, G., Johnston, M., Hunter, M., Stamp, E., Grimshaw, J., Eccles, M. (2013). Is organizational justice associated with clinical performance in the care for patients with diabetes in primary care? Evidence from the improving Quality of care in Diabetes study. Family Practice, 30, 31-39.
  • Gray, N., Allan, J., Murchie, P., Browne, S., Hall, S., Hubbard, G., Johnston, M., Lee, A., McKinley, A., Macloed, U., Presseau, J., Samuel, L., Wyke, S., Campbell, N. (2013). Developing a community-based complex intervention to improve quality of life in people with colorectal cancer: evidence, theory and acceptability. BMJ Open, 3: e002596.
  • Hietapakka, L., Elovainio, M., Heponiemi, T., Presseau, J., Eccles, M., Aalto, A.-M., Pekkarinen, L., Kuokkanen, L., Sinervo, T. (2013). Do nurses who work in a fair organization sleep and perform better and why? Testing potential psychosocial mediators of organizational justice. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 18, 481-491.
  • Kwasnicka, D., Presseau, J., White, M., Sniehotta, F.F. (2013). Does planning how to cope with anticipated barriers facilitate health-related behavior change? A systematic review. Health Psychology Review, 7, 129-145.
  • Presseau, J., Tait, R.I., Johnston, D.W., Francis, J.J., Sniehotta, F.F. (2013). Goal conflict and goal facilitation as predictors of daily accelerometer-assessed physical activity. Health Psychology, 32, 1179-1187.
  • Squires, J.E., Presseau, J., Francis, J., Bond, C.M., Fraser, C., Patey, A., Porteous, T., Vachon, B., Tonelli, M., Yu, C., Grimshaw, J. (2013). Self-formulated conditional plans for changing health behaviour among healthcare consumers and health professionals [Protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12, CD010869.
  • Hawthorne, G., Hrisos, S., Stamp, E., Elovainio, M., Francis, J.J., Grimshaw, J.G., Hunter, M., Johnston, M., Presseau, J., Steen, N., Eccles, M.P. (2012). Diabetes care provision in UK primary care practices. PLoS One, 7(7): e41562.
  • Sniehotta, F.F., Presseau, J. (2012). The habitual use of the Self-Report Habit Index. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 43, 139-140.
  • Sniehotta, F.F., Presseau, J., Hobbs, N., Araújo-Soares, V. (2012). Testing self-regulation theory using randomized factorial N-of-1 trials to increase walking. Health Psychology, 31, 733-737. Impact Factor: 3.59
  • Presseau, J., Francis, J.J., Campbell, N.C., Sniehotta, F.F. (2011). Goal conflict, goal facilitation and health professionals' provision of physical activity advice in primary care: An exploratory prospective study. Implementation Science, 6: 73.
  • Eccles, M.P., Hrisos, S., Francis, J.J, Stamp, E., Johnston, M., Hawthorne, G., Steen, N., Grimshaw, J.M., Elovainio, M., Presseau, J., and Hunter, M. (2011). Instrument development, data collection and characteristics of practices, staff and measures in the Improving Quality of Care in Diabetes (iQuaD) Study. Implementation Science, 6: 61.
  • Presseau, J., Sniehotta, F.F., Francis, J.J., Gebhardt, W.A. (2010). With a little help from my goals: Integrating intergoal facilitation with the theory of planned behaviour to predict physical activity. British Journal of Health Psychology, 15, 905-919.
  • Presseau, J., Sniehotta, F.F., Francis, J.J., Campbell, N.C. (2009). Multiple goals and time constraints: perceived impact on physicians' performance of evidence-based behaviours. Implementation Science, 4: 77.
  • Francis, J., Grimshaw, J., Zwarenstein, M., Eccles, M., Shiller, S., Godin, G., Johnston, M., O’Rourke, K., Presseau, J., Tetroe, J. (2007).Testing a TheoRY-inspired MEssage (TRY-ME): A sub-trial within the Ontario Printed Educational Message trial. Implementation Science, 2: 39.
  • Graham, I.D., Logan, J., Bennett, C., Presseau, J., O'Connor, A., Mitchell, S.L., Tetroe, J., Cranney, A., Hébert, P., Aaron, S. (2007). Physicians' intentions and use of three patient decision aids. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 7: 20.
  • Grimshaw, J., Zwarenstein, M., Tetroe, J., Godin, G., Graham, I., Lemyre, L., Eccles, M., Johnston, M., Francis, J., Hux, J., O’Rourke, K., Légaré, F., Presseau, J. (2007). Looking inside the black box: a theory-based process evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial of printed educational materials (the Ontario printed educational message, OPEM) to improve referral and prescribing practices in primary care in Ontario, Canada. Implementation Science, 2: 38. 

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