Paul Ritvo

Summary

Affiliation: York University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Gender differences in attitudes impeding colorectal cancer screening
    Paul Ritvo
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 136 Chemistry Building, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
    BMC Public Health 13:500. 2013
  2. pmc Canadian national surveys on pandemic influenza preparations: pre-pandemic and peri-pandemic findings
    Paul Ritvo
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto M3J 1P3, Canada
    BMC Public Health 13:271. 2013
  3. pmc Beliefs about optimal age and screening frequency predict breast screening adherence in a prospective study of female relatives from the Ontario site of the Breast Cancer Family Registry
    Paul Ritvo
    Research, Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 2L7, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:518. 2012
  4. pmc The efficiency and effectiveness of utilizing diagrams in interviews: an assessment of participatory diagramming and graphic elicitation
    Muriah J Umoquit
    Cancer Services and Policy Research Unit, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:53. 2008
  5. pmc Canadian survey on pandemic flu preparations
    Paul Ritvo
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:125. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Vaccines in the public eye
    Paul Ritvo
    School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences and Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
    Nat Med 11:S20-4. 2005
  7. pmc Predictors of family caregiver ratings of patient quality of life in Alzheimer disease: cross-sectional results from the Canadian Alzheimer's Disease Quality of Life Study
    Gary Naglie
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:891-901. 2011
  8. pmc Adherence to breast and ovarian cancer screening recommendations for female relatives from the Ontario site of the Breast Cancer Family Registry
    Michael A Campitelli
    Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    Eur J Cancer Prev 20:492-500. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Satisfaction with initial screen and compliance with biennial breast screening at centers with and without nurses
    Sarah A Edwards
    Cancer Care Ontario, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer Nurs 34:293-301. 2011
  10. pmc Fecal occult blood testing: people in Ontario are unaware of it and not ready for it
    Paul Ritvo
    Cancer Care Ontario, Division of Preventive Oncology, 620 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 2L7
    Can Fam Physician 55:176-177.e4. 2009

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. pmc Gender differences in attitudes impeding colorectal cancer screening
    Paul Ritvo
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 136 Chemistry Building, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
    BMC Public Health 13:500. 2013
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  2. pmc Canadian national surveys on pandemic influenza preparations: pre-pandemic and peri-pandemic findings
    Paul Ritvo
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto M3J 1P3, Canada
    BMC Public Health 13:271. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Beliefs about optimal age and screening frequency predict breast screening adherence in a prospective study of female relatives from the Ontario site of the Breast Cancer Family Registry
    Paul Ritvo
    Research, Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 2L7, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:518. 2012
    ..Although few studies have linked cognitive variables with adherence to mammography screening in women with family histories of breast and/or ovarian cancer, research studies suggest cognitive phenomena can be powerful adherence predictors...
  4. pmc The efficiency and effectiveness of utilizing diagrams in interviews: an assessment of participatory diagramming and graphic elicitation
    Muriah J Umoquit
    Cancer Services and Policy Research Unit, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:53. 2008
    ..The two methods are 'participatory diagramming', where the respondent creates a diagram that assists in their communication of answers, and 'graphic elicitation', where a researcher-prepared diagram is used to stimulate data collection...
  5. pmc Canadian survey on pandemic flu preparations
    Paul Ritvo
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:125. 2010
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Vaccines in the public eye
    Paul Ritvo
    School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences and Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
    Nat Med 11:S20-4. 2005
    ..As a result, they have received much recent attention in the media that has exposed some of the challenges involved in optimally using vaccine technology...
  7. pmc Predictors of family caregiver ratings of patient quality of life in Alzheimer disease: cross-sectional results from the Canadian Alzheimer's Disease Quality of Life Study
    Gary Naglie
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:891-901. 2011
    ..To assess whether the core symptoms of Alzheimer disease (AD) and caregiver factors consistently predict family caregiver ratings of patient quality of life (QOL) as assessed by a variety of QOL measures in a large national sample...
  8. pmc Adherence to breast and ovarian cancer screening recommendations for female relatives from the Ontario site of the Breast Cancer Family Registry
    Michael A Campitelli
    Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    Eur J Cancer Prev 20:492-500. 2011
    ..76-4.05). Although the overall level of adherence among high-risk women is suboptimal in the community, women at a higher familial risk are adhering more often to cancer screening recommendations than women at a lower familial risk...
  9. doi request reprint Satisfaction with initial screen and compliance with biennial breast screening at centers with and without nurses
    Sarah A Edwards
    Cancer Care Ontario, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer Nurs 34:293-301. 2011
    ..A woman's experience during her initial breast screen can influence her participation in subsequent screening...
  10. pmc Fecal occult blood testing: people in Ontario are unaware of it and not ready for it
    Paul Ritvo
    Cancer Care Ontario, Division of Preventive Oncology, 620 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 2L7
    Can Fam Physician 55:176-177.e4. 2009
    ..To determine factors that influence awareness of, and readiness to undergo, fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening...
  11. pmc Influence of perceived breast cancer risk on screening behaviors of female relatives from the Ontario site of the Breast Cancer Family Registry
    Li Rita Zhang
    Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2L7, Canada
    Eur J Cancer Prev 20:255-62. 2011
    ..These findings may inform educational messages for improving risk communication of women at elevated familial breast cancer risk...
  12. ncbi request reprint Responsiveness of disease-specific and generic utility instruments in prostate cancer patients
    Murray Krahn
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Qual Life Res 16:509-22. 2007
    ..Preferences (utilities) for health outcomes have an important role in decisions about prostate cancer screening and treatment. The responsiveness of utility instruments has not been evaluated...
  13. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of aerobic versus resistance exercise in prostate cancer survivors
    Daniel Santa Mina
    Kinesiology Program, University of Guelph Humber, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Aging Phys Act 21:455-78. 2013
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  14. doi request reprint Predisposing factors associated with compliance to biennial breast screening among centers with and without nurses
    Sarah A Edwards
    Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2L7
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:739-47. 2009
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  15. doi request reprint Factorial validity and invariance of a survey measuring psychosocial correlates of colorectal cancer screening in Ontario, Canada--a replication study
    Paul Ritvo
    Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2L7
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:3279-83. 2008
    ..S. populations. The items can be used to evaluate and compare psychosocial correlates across U.S. and Canadian samples. Additional research is needed to show invariance for other ethnocultural and national subgroups...
  16. pmc Serial personal digital assistant data capture of health-related quality of life: a randomized controlled trial in a prostate cancer clinic
    Andrew G Matthew
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:38. 2007
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  17. doi request reprint Perceived risk and adherence to breast cancer screening guidelines among women with a familial history of breast cancer: a review of the literature
    Meghan J Walker
    Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Breast 22:395-404. 2013
    ..A small positive association has been consistently demonstrated between perceived breast cancer risk and mammography use. Evidence specific to women with familial breast cancer risk has not been previously reviewed...
  18. doi request reprint A qualitative study evaluating parental attitudes towards the creation of a female youth cohort (LEGACY) in the Breast Cancer Family Registry
    Gord Glendon
    Ontario Cancer Genetics Network, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Psychooncology 19:93-101. 2010
    ..Since BCFR parents are the gatekeepers of their daughters' future enrollment, it is important to explore their interests and attitudes towards LEGACY...
  19. doi request reprint Meditation-related increases in GABAB modulated cortical inhibition
    Crissa L Guglietti
    York University, Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Brain Stimul 6:397-402. 2013
    ..GABAergic inhibitory interneurons have a central role in cortical inhibition (CI), modulating cortical excitability and neural plasticity...
  20. pmc Worry is good for breast cancer screening: a study of female relatives from the ontario site of the breast cancer family registry
    Li Rita Zhang
    Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 3L9
    J Cancer Epidemiol 2012:545062. 2012
    ..Conclusions. Medium levels of cancer worries predicted higher rates of screening mammography and CBE among high-risk women...
  21. doi request reprint Examining risk perception among men with a family history of prostate cancer
    Andrew G Matthew
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Urology, Princess Margaret Hospital University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Patient Educ Couns 85:251-7. 2011
    ..This paper explores factors that influence the formulation of risk perception among men with a family history of prostate cancer who are currently attending a prostate cancer screening clinic...
  22. ncbi request reprint Utility-based Quality of Life measures in Alzheimer's disease
    Gary Naglie
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Qual Life Res 15:631-43. 2006
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  23. pmc Endoscopic follow-up of positive fecal occult blood testing in the Ontario FOBT Project
    Lawrence Paszat
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 21:379-82. 2007
    ..The Ontario FOBT Project is a pilot study of fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) for colorectal cancer screening conducted among age-eligible volunteers (50 to 75 years) in 12 of 37 public health regions in Ontario...
  24. ncbi request reprint Parental views on pediatric vaccination: the impact of competing advocacy coalitions
    Kumanan Wilson
    Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Public Underst Sci 17:231-43. 2008
    ..More research needs to be conducted to identify approaches to communicate the risks and benefits of vaccination to parents...
  25. ncbi request reprint Addressing the emergence of pediatric vaccination concerns: recommendations from a Canadian policy analysis
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 97:139-41. 2006
    ..However, such an investment is easy to justify given the benefits offered by pediatric vaccination and the ramifications of failing to maintain confidence in vaccination programs or missing a vaccine-related adverse event...
  26. pmc Predictors of patient self-ratings of quality of life in Alzheimer disease: cross-sectional results from the Canadian Alzheimer's Disease Quality of Life Study
    Gary Naglie
    Division of General Internal Medicine GN, MK, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:881-90. 2011
    ..To assess whether the core symptoms of Alzheimer disease (AD) consistently predict patient self-rated quality of life (QOL) as assessed by a variety of QOL measures in a large national sample of AD patients...
  27. doi request reprint Impact of participant incentives and direct and snowball sampling on survey response rate in an ethnically diverse community: results from a pilot study of physical activity and the built environment
    Daniel F Perez
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
    J Immigr Minor Health 15:207-14. 2013
    ..With appropriate incentives, face-to-face contact, and snowball sampling, survey-based research is feasible within a low-SES, high minority population...
  28. doi request reprint Perfectionism, anxiety, and depressive distress: evidence for the mediating role of negative automatic thoughts and anxiety sensitivity
    Meysam Pirbaglou
    a School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Coll Health 61:477-83. 2013
    ..This study assessed a mediational model in which negative automatic thoughts and anxiety sensitivity were hypothesized to mediate the relationship between perfectionism cognitions and depressive and anxiety symptoms...
  29. doi request reprint Evaluating a Web-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for maladaptive perfectionism in university students
    Natasha Radhu
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Natasha
    J Am Coll Health 60:357-66. 2012
    ..This study assessed a Web-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for maladaptive perfectionism, investigating perfectionism, anxiety, depression, negative automatic thoughts, and perceived stress...
  30. doi request reprint Development and validation of a utility weighting function for the patient-oriented prostate utility scale (PORPUS)
    George Tomlinson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 32:11-30. 2012
    ..In this study, we developed a scoring system to allow indirect calculation of utilities from the PORPUS...
  31. pmc Personal digital assistant data capture: the future of quality of life measurement in prostate cancer treatment
    Andrew G Matthew
    The Prostate Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network University of Toronto York University Cancer Care Ontario Ontario Cancer Institute Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Meridian Software Development, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Oncol Pract 3:115-20. 2007
    ..This article examines the potential use of personal digital assistant (PDA) data capture systems for real-time linear monitoring of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in prostate cancer research and clinical care...
  32. pmc Physical activity and quality of life after radical prostatectomy
    Daniel Santa Mina
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, ON
    Can Urol Assoc J 4:180-6. 2010
    ..This study examined the relationship between preoperative PA levels and postoperative HRQOL outcomes in PCa patients treated with RP...
  33. doi request reprint The duty to care in a pandemic
    Ross Upshur
    University of Toronto, Joint Centre for Bioethics, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G1L4, Canada
    Am J Bioeth 8:31-3. 2008
  34. ncbi request reprint Evaluation and treatment of sleep complaints: patients' subjective responses
    Naheed K Hossain
    Sleep and Alertness Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Psychother Psychosom 76:395-9. 2007
    ..This study set out to evaluate whether patients' expectations affected their responses to treatment of a sleep disorder...
  35. doi request reprint Cognitive behavioral therapy-related increases in cortical inhibition in problematic perfectionists
    Natasha Radhu
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Brain Stimul 5:44-54. 2012
    ..Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) represents a noninvasive method of measuring cortical inhibition, which is a neurophysiologic mechanism associated with the pathophysiology of several psychiatric disorders...
  36. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavior therapy tailored to psychological adaptation to an implantable cardioverter defibrillator
    Jane Irvine
    Department of Psychology, York University, Behavioural Sciences Building, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3
    Psychosom Med 73:226-33. 2011
    ..To evaluate a eight-session cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) intervention tailored to adaptation in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients; and to test for treatment group by gender interaction effects...
  37. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of the PORPUS, a combined psychometric and utility-based quality-of-life instrument for prostate cancer
    Paul Ritvo
    York University, and Cancer Care Ontario, Division of Preventive Oncology, 620 University Ave, 1236, Toronto, Ontario M5G, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:466-74. 2005
    ..In this study we developed and tested these two forms of quality-of-life instruments, both based on a single, validated, health classification system...
  38. pmc A pilot study of an exercise & cognitive behavioral therapy intervention for epithelial ovarian cancer patients
    Shalini H Moonsammy
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3, Canada
    J Ovarian Res 6:21. 2013
    ..Exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy interventions have counteracted such adverse effects in other cancer populations...
  39. ncbi request reprint A survey of attitudes towards paediatric vaccinations amongst Canadian naturopathic students
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont M5G 2C4, Canada
    Vaccine 22:329-34. 2004
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