John A Cunningham

Summary

Affiliation: Australian National University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of a minimal versus extended Internet-based intervention for problem drinkers: study protocol
    John A Cunningham
    Department of Social and Epidemiological Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 15:21. 2015
  2. pmc Treatment dismantling pilot study to identify the active ingredients in personalized feedback interventions for hazardous alcohol use: randomized controlled trial
    John A Cunningham
    National Institute for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Addict Sci Clin Pract 10:1. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Internet interventions for mental health and addictions: current findings and future directions
    John A Cunningham
    National Institute for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Building 63, Acton, 0200, Canberra, Australia
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 16:521. 2014
  4. pmc Exploratory randomized controlled trial evaluating the impact of a waiting list control design
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:150. 2013
  5. pmc Claiming positive results from negative trials: a cause for concern in randomized controlled trial research
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 15:e179. 2013
  6. pmc Use of mobile devices to answer online surveys: implications for research
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 6:258. 2013
  7. pmc The systematic removal of participants post-randomization can lead to alternate explanations of the results
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 15:e128. 2013
  8. pmc Ultra-brief intervention for problem drinkers: research protocol
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2S1, Canada
    BMC Public Health 8:298. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint An online support group for problem drinkers: AlcoholHelpCenter.net
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and University of Toronto, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S1, Canada
    Patient Educ Couns 70:193-8. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Beliefs about gambling problems and recovery: results from a general population telephone survey
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2S1, Canada
    J Gambl Stud 27:625-31. 2011

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. doi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of a minimal versus extended Internet-based intervention for problem drinkers: study protocol
    John A Cunningham
    Department of Social and Epidemiological Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 15:21. 2015
    ..Most problem drinkers will never seek treatment. The current trial will test the efficacy of two Internet interventions for problem drinking - one minimal and the other extended - as an alternate means of providing help to those in need...
  2. pmc Treatment dismantling pilot study to identify the active ingredients in personalized feedback interventions for hazardous alcohol use: randomized controlled trial
    John A Cunningham
    National Institute for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Addict Sci Clin Pract 10:1. 2015
    ..The Check Your Drinking Screener (CYD; see www.CheckYourDrinking.net) is one such intervention...
  3. doi request reprint Internet interventions for mental health and addictions: current findings and future directions
    John A Cunningham
    National Institute for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Building 63, Acton, 0200, Canberra, Australia
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 16:521. 2014
    ..Careful consideration should be given to the ongoing technical and clinical expertise required to ensure that Internet interventions are delivered safely and professionally in a rapidly changing technology environment. ..
  4. pmc Exploratory randomized controlled trial evaluating the impact of a waiting list control design
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:150. 2013
    ..This exploratory randomized controlled trial tested this proposition in a study employing a brief intervention for problem drinkers, one domain of research in which waiting list control designs are used...
  5. pmc Claiming positive results from negative trials: a cause for concern in randomized controlled trial research
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 15:e179. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Use of mobile devices to answer online surveys: implications for research
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 6:258. 2013
    ..We examined whether participants who used a mobile device to access a brief online survey were quicker to respond to the survey but also, less likely to complete it than participants using a traditional web browser...
  7. pmc The systematic removal of participants post-randomization can lead to alternate explanations of the results
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 15:e128. 2013
    ..n/a..
  8. pmc Ultra-brief intervention for problem drinkers: research protocol
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2S1, Canada
    BMC Public Health 8:298. 2008
    ..The major objective of this study is to conduct a randomized controlled trial to establish the effectiveness of an ultra-brief, personalized feedback intervention for problem drinkers...
  9. ncbi request reprint An online support group for problem drinkers: AlcoholHelpCenter.net
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and University of Toronto, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S1, Canada
    Patient Educ Couns 70:193-8. 2008
    ..alcoholhelpcenter.net). Preliminary use of the AHC support group will be summarized and lessons learned in the initial development of an online support group will be discussed...
  10. doi request reprint Beliefs about gambling problems and recovery: results from a general population telephone survey
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2S1, Canada
    J Gambl Stud 27:625-31. 2011
    ....
  11. pmc Online social and professional support for smokers trying to quit: an exploration of first time posts from 2562 members
    Peter Selby
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 12:e34. 2010
    ..However, to date there has been little research to guide development of this particular feature of Web-assisted tobacco interventions (WATIs)...
  12. doi request reprint Motivators for seeking gambling-related treatment among Ontario problem gamblers
    Helen Suurvali
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Suite T527, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2S1, Canada
    J Gambl Stud 28:273-96. 2012
    ..g., education and employment), in order to devise educational campaigns that will encourage earlier help-seeking among disordered gamblers...
  13. pmc Twelve-month follow-up results from a randomized controlled trial of a brief personalized feedback intervention for problem drinkers
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell St, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5S 2S1
    Alcohol Alcohol 45:258-62. 2010
    ..To examine the impact of a web-based personalized feedback intervention, the Check Your Drinking (CYD; www.CheckYourDrinking.net) screener at 12-month follow-up...
  14. pmc Pragmatic randomized controlled trial of providing access to a brief personalized alcohol feedback intervention in university students
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Addict Sci Clin Pract 7:21. 2012
    ..This study sought to evaluate whether providing voluntary access to such an intervention would have an impact on drinking...
  15. pmc Ultra-brief intervention for problem drinkers: results from a randomized controlled trial
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e48003. 2012
    ..e., targeting the population of non-treatment seeking problem drinkers)...
  16. pmc A randomized controlled trial of an internet-based intervention for alcohol abusers
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Addiction 104:2023-32. 2009
    ..The objective of this project is to conduct a randomized controlled evaluation of the internet-based Check Your Drinking (CYD) screener ( http://www.CheckYourDrinking.net)...
  17. doi request reprint Hesitation to seek gambling-related treatment among Ontario problem gamblers
    Helen Suurvali
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Suite T527, Toronto, ON M5S 2S1, Canada
    J Addict Med 6:39-49. 2012
    ..This study aimed to examine barriers in seeking help for gambling problems...
  18. pmc Normative misperceptions about alcohol use in a general population sample of problem drinkers from a large metropolitan city
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Alcohol Alcohol 47:63-6. 2012
    ..Little research has been conducted to evaluate whether normative misperceptions about drinking extend beyond the college population. The present study explored normative misperceptions in an adult general population sample of drinkers...
  19. ncbi request reprint Beliefs about drinking problems: results from a general population telephone survey
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Addict Behav 32:166-9. 2007
    ..Current heavy drinkers were less likely to believe that treatment was needed. Former heavy drinkers were more likely to believe that abstinence was required, as compared to all other respondents...
  20. pmc Who uses online interventions for problem drinkers?
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
    J Subst Abuse Treat 41:261-4. 2011
    ..Some of these results are troubling as the preferred target of this type of intervention would be those who drink more and perceive that others are also heavy alcohol consumers...
  21. ncbi request reprint Internet and paper self-help materials for problem drinking: is there an additive effect?
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2S1
    Addict Behav 30:1517-23. 2005
    ..Further research on this topic should be a priority because of the potential for Internet-based interventions to reach problem drinkers underserved by traditional treatment...
  22. pmc Access and interest: two important issues in considering the feasibility of web-assisted tobacco interventions
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 10:e37. 2008
    ....
  23. pmc Formative evaluation and three-month follow-up of an online personalized assessment feedback intervention for problem drinkers
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S1, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 8:e5. 2006
    ..In recent years, online services for problem drinkers have been developed. This paper describes ongoing efforts to improve one of these services, the Alcohol Help Center...
  24. ncbi request reprint Motivating smoking reductions by framing health information as safer smoking tips
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2S1
    Addict Behav 31:1465-8. 2006
    ..This pilot result is encouraging but requires replication before considering the value of including safer smoking tips in health messages for smokers in the general population...
  25. doi request reprint Association between tobacco industry denormalization beliefs, tobacco control community discontent and smokers' level of nicotine dependence
    Vladyslav Kushnir
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell St, Toronto, M5S 2S1 Canada
    Addict Behav 38:2273-8. 2013
    ..In addition, it evaluated how these attitudes and beliefs may be associated with smokers' intentions to reduce or quit smoking...
  26. ncbi request reprint Current heavy drinkers' reasons for considering change: results from a natural history general population survey
    John A Cunningham
    Social, Prevention and Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2S1
    Addict Behav 30:581-4. 2005
    ..The most common reasons for considering change were health and financial concerns...
  27. ncbi request reprint Increasing perceived choice about change in smokers: implications
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, Canada
    Addict Behav 32:1907-12. 2007
    ..Perceived choice has been identified as an important factor in change from negative health behaviors, and the implications and future directions of this research are discussed...
  28. pmc A randomized controlled trial of a personalized feedback intervention for problem gamblers
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e31586. 2012
    ..The current randomized controlled trial evaluated the effectiveness, and the sustained efficacy, of the personalized feedback intervention materials for problem gamblers...
  29. doi request reprint Methodological issues in the evaluation of Internet-based interventions for problem drinking
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Drug Alcohol Rev 28:12-7. 2009
    ..However, it is risky to assume interventions that have been found to work in face-to-face modalities can be translated into IBI that are equally effective...
  30. ncbi request reprint Does stage-of-change predict dropout in a culturally diverse sample of adolescents admitted to inpatient substance-abuse treatment? A test of the Transtheoretical Model
    Russell C Callaghan
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2S1
    Addict Behav 30:1834-47. 2005
    ..This study provides important empirical support for the predictive utility of the stage-of-change construct among a culturally diverse sample of adolescents admitted to an inpatient substance-abuse treatment program...
  31. pmc Implications of the normative fallacy in young adult smokers aged 19-24 years
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Public Health 97:1399-400. 2007
    ..Because of the strength of this false consensus effect in young adult smokers, normative feedback interventions might be especially effective in this age group...
  32. pmc Is alcohol dependence best viewed as a chronic relapsing disorder?
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Addiction 107:6-12. 2012
    ..We invite debate on this issue...
  33. ncbi request reprint Using collaterals to validate self-reports of problem drinkers: any impact on client attrition and quantity of drinking reported?
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Addict Behav 29:615-21. 2004
    ..To explore the impact of asking for a collateral on respondent attrition and the impact of providing versus not providing a collateral on self-reported drinking...
  34. doi request reprint Motivators for resolving or seeking help for gambling problems: a review of the empirical literature
    Helen Suurvali
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Suite T527, Toronto, ON, M5S 2S1, Canada
    J Gambl Stud 26:1-33. 2010
    ..failed) resolution, as well as on the ways in which disordered gamblers are able to overcome specific barriers to seeking help or reaching resolution...
  35. ncbi request reprint Does progressive stage transition mean getting better? A test of the Transtheoretical Model in alcoholism recovery
    Russell C Callaghan
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Addiction 102:1588-96. 2007
    ..e. pre-contemplation, contemplation); and (assumption 2) individuals remaining in the pre-action stages across time will not demonstrate clinically relevant improvement in drinking outcomes...
  36. pmc Randomized controlled trial of mailed Nicotine Replacement Therapy to Canadian smokers: study protocol
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell St, Toronto M5S 2S1, Canada
    BMC Public Health 11:741. 2011
    ..However, one important question remains unanswered--do smoking cessation programs that involve mailed distribution of free NRT work? To answer this question, a randomized controlled trial is required...
  37. ncbi request reprint Motivation and life events: a prospective natural history pilot study of problem drinkers in the community
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2S1
    Addict Behav 30:1603-6. 2005
    ..A one-year follow-up survey identified those who had made reductions in drinking. Partial correlations controlling for baseline drinking severity revealed some support for both cognitive appraisal and life events explanations of change...
  38. doi request reprint Internet-based interventions for problem drinkers: From efficacy trials to implementation
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Drug Alcohol Rev 29:617-22. 2010
    ..This symposium provided an overview of IBIs for problem drinkers and highlighted some of the important issues in their development and implementation...
  39. ncbi request reprint The role of relevancy in normative feedback for university students' drinking patterns
    Kelly E McShane
    Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Addict Behav 28:1523-8. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine whether varying the relevancy of the comparison group would result in greater motivation for changes in alcohol use...
  40. ncbi request reprint Short-term recovery from alcohol abuse or dependence: any evidence of a relationship with treatment use in a general population sample?
    John A Cunningham
    Addiction Research Foundation Site, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2S1, Canada
    Alcohol Alcohol 40:419-21. 2005
    ..To test whether survey respondents who report alcohol misuse in the past year are more likely to be abstinent or binge-free in the past 30 days if they have used treatment, than if they have not...
  41. pmc Future intentions regarding quitting and reducing cigarette use in a representative sample of Canadian daily smokers: implications for public health initiatives
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:2896-902. 2010
    ..Many smokers planned to reduce, of which the overwhelming majority saw their reduction as a step towards quitting. Opportunities exist to capitalize on these intentions to change in efforts to promote tobacco cessation...
  42. ncbi request reprint Examining treatment use among alcohol-dependent individuals from a population perspective
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Alcohol Alcohol 41:632-5. 2006
    ..To explore what treatments are most likely to form part of a multiple treatment package...
  43. pmc The use of emerging technologies in alcohol treatment
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and University of Toronto, Canada
    Alcohol Res Health 33:320-6. 2011
    ..It provides a taste of the different opportunities available for implementing emerging technologies as a way to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of services for problem drinkers...
  44. pmc Societal images of Cannabis use: comparing three countries
    John A Cunningham
    The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and University of Toronto, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2S1, Canada
    Harm Reduct J 9:21. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  45. ncbi request reprint Only one in three people with alcohol abuse or dependence ever seek treatment
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2S1
    Addict Behav 29:221-3. 2004
    ..Respondents' age and severity of alcohol problem (alcohol abuse versus dependence) were significantly associated with addiction treatment attendance...
  46. ncbi request reprint Interest in self-help materials among a general population sample of smokers
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2S1
    Addict Behav 28:811-6. 2003
    ..Interest in self-help materials was positively related to intent to quit in the next 6 months and to low family income...
  47. ncbi request reprint Treating alcohol problems with self-help materials: a population study
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S1, Canada
    J Stud Alcohol 63:649-54. 2002
    ..An experimental trial was used to assess the effectiveness of a self-help book and a personalized assessment-feedback intervention, both separately and in combination with each other, in a general population survey...