Lawrence Mbuagbaw

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Mobile phone text messaging interventions for HIV and other chronic diseases: an overview of systematic reviews and framework for evidence transfer
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 15:33. 2015
  2. pmc Considerations in using text messages to improve adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy: a qualitative study among clients in Yaoundé, Cameroon
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Centre for the Development of Best Practices in Health CDBPH, Yaounde Central Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon
    HIV AIDS (Auckl) 4:45-50. 2012
  3. pmc Gravid uterus in an umbilical hernia
    Lawrence C E Mbuagbaw
    Centre for the Development of Best Practices in Health, Yaounde Central Hospital, P O Box 87, Henri Dunant Avenue, Messa, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Case Rep Obstet Gynecol 2012:439489. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint The palm wine trade: occupational and health hazards
    L Mbuagbaw
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, ON, Canada
    Int J Occup Environ Med 3:157-64. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Patients' understanding of prescription instructions in a semi-urban setting in Cameroon
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Patient Educ Couns 88:147-51. 2012
  6. pmc Male participation in prevention programmes of mother to child transmission of HIV: a protocol for a systematic review to identify barriers, facilitators and reported interventions
    Frederick L I Morfaw
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicines and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde 1, PO Box 1364, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Syst Rev 1:13. 2012
  7. pmc The challenges and opportunities of conducting a clinical trial in a low resource setting: the case of the Cameroon mobile phone SMS (CAMPS) trial, an investigator initiated trial
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Centre for the Development of Best Practices in Health CDBPH, Yaounde Central Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Trials 12:145. 2011
  8. pmc The Cameroon mobile phone SMS (CAMPS) trial: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial of mobile phone text messaging versus usual care for improving adherence to highly active anti-retroviral therapy
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Centre for the Development of Best Practices in Health CDBPH, Yaounde Central Hospital, Avenue Henri Dunant, Messa, PO Box 87, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Trials 12:5. 2011
  9. doi request reprint A new measurement for optimal antenatal care: determinants and outcomes in Cameroon
    Lawrence C E Mbuagbaw
    Centre for the Development of Best Practices in Health, Avenue Henri Dunant Messa, PO Box 87, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Matern Child Health J 15:1427-34. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in depression in adults: a systematic review
    Guowei Li
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics G L, L M, S Z, J C, L T, and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences Z S, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine A P, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L8 Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology M F, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre 90040 060, Brazil and St Joseph s Hospital J D A, J C, L T, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 4A6
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99:757-67. 2014

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  1. doi request reprint Mobile phone text messaging interventions for HIV and other chronic diseases: an overview of systematic reviews and framework for evidence transfer
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 15:33. 2015
    ..The objectives of this overview were to: map the state of the evidence of text messaging interventions, identify knowledge gaps, and develop a framework for the transfer of evidence to other chronic diseases...
  2. pmc Considerations in using text messages to improve adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy: a qualitative study among clients in Yaoundé, Cameroon
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Centre for the Development of Best Practices in Health CDBPH, Yaounde Central Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon
    HIV AIDS (Auckl) 4:45-50. 2012
    ..Trials investigating the use of text messages to improve adherence to HAART need to consider the content and timing of SMS, taking into account technical challenges and privacy...
  3. pmc Gravid uterus in an umbilical hernia
    Lawrence C E Mbuagbaw
    Centre for the Development of Best Practices in Health, Yaounde Central Hospital, P O Box 87, Henri Dunant Avenue, Messa, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Case Rep Obstet Gynecol 2012:439489. 2012
    ..We provide details of her management and briefly review the literature on umbilical hernias and pregnancy. Surgical management offers an opportunity for hernia repair and can ensure a safe delivery for the mother and child...
  4. ncbi request reprint The palm wine trade: occupational and health hazards
    L Mbuagbaw
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, ON, Canada
    Int J Occup Environ Med 3:157-64. 2012
    ..There are varying levels of progress to control quality and ensure safety in different parts of the world. Legislation and collaboration with traditional structures may offer a framework for change...
  5. doi request reprint Patients' understanding of prescription instructions in a semi-urban setting in Cameroon
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Patient Educ Couns 88:147-51. 2012
    ..This cross-sectional study investigates the factors associated with patient comprehension of frequently used prescription patterns and explores patients' preferences for the various methods...
  6. pmc Male participation in prevention programmes of mother to child transmission of HIV: a protocol for a systematic review to identify barriers, facilitators and reported interventions
    Frederick L I Morfaw
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicines and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde 1, PO Box 1364, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Syst Rev 1:13. 2012
    ..We present a research protocol for a review which seeks to determine the effects of male participation on female uptake of PMTCT programs, and assess how this male participation has been investigated and documented worldwide...
  7. pmc The challenges and opportunities of conducting a clinical trial in a low resource setting: the case of the Cameroon mobile phone SMS (CAMPS) trial, an investigator initiated trial
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Centre for the Development of Best Practices in Health CDBPH, Yaounde Central Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Trials 12:145. 2011
    ..It highlights administrative, ethical, financial and staff related issues, proposes solutions and gives a list of additional documentation to ease the organisational process...
  8. pmc The Cameroon mobile phone SMS (CAMPS) trial: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial of mobile phone text messaging versus usual care for improving adherence to highly active anti-retroviral therapy
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Centre for the Development of Best Practices in Health CDBPH, Yaounde Central Hospital, Avenue Henri Dunant, Messa, PO Box 87, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Trials 12:5. 2011
    ..This trial aims at testing the efficacy of weekly reminder and motivational text messages, compared to usual care in improving adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Treatment in patients attending a clinic in Yaoundé, Cameroon...
  9. doi request reprint A new measurement for optimal antenatal care: determinants and outcomes in Cameroon
    Lawrence C E Mbuagbaw
    Centre for the Development of Best Practices in Health, Avenue Henri Dunant Messa, PO Box 87, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Matern Child Health J 15:1427-34. 2011
    ..The association of optimal antenatal care to education, wealth and residence in this study, consistent with others, highlights the role of the country's development in maternal health...
  10. doi request reprint Efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in depression in adults: a systematic review
    Guowei Li
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics G L, L M, S Z, J C, L T, and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences Z S, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine A P, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L8 Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology M F, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre 90040 060, Brazil and St Joseph s Hospital J D A, J C, L T, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 4A6
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99:757-67. 2014
    ..Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating the efficacy of vitamin D (Vit D) in depression provided inconsistent results...
  11. pmc The Cameroon Mobile Phone SMS (CAMPS) trial: a randomized trial of text messaging versus usual care for adherence to antiretroviral therapy
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Centre for the Development of Best Practices in Health CDBPH, Yaounde Central Hospital, Yaounde, Centre, Cameroon
    PLoS ONE 7:e46909. 2012
    ..This trial investigates the use of motivational mobile phone text messages (SMS) to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) over six months...
  12. pmc A tutorial on sensitivity analyses in clinical trials: the what, why, when and how
    Lehana Thabane
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:92. 2013
    ..The current paper is the second in a series of tutorial-type manuscripts intended to discuss and clarify aspects related to key methodological issues in the design and analysis of clinical trials...
  13. pmc Trends and determining factors associated with adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Cameroon: a systematic review and analysis of the CAMPS trial
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Centre for Development of Best Practices in Health CDBPH, Yaounde Central Hospital, Avenue Henri Dunant, Messa, PO Box 87, Yaounde, Cameroon
    AIDS Res Ther 9:37. 2012
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  14. doi request reprint Effect of green tea supplementation on blood pressure among overweight and obese adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Guowei Li
    aDepartment of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics bSt Joseph s Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada cDepartment of Social Medicine and Health Education, Health Science Center, Peking University, Beijing, China
    J Hypertens 33:243-54. 2015
    ..Emerging randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating the effect of green tea or green tea extract (GTE) supplementation on blood pressure (BP) among overweight and obese adults reported inconsistent findings...
  15. pmc A framework for community ownership of a text messaging programme to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy and client-provider communication: a mixed methods study
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:441. 2014
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  16. pmc Male involvement in prevention programs of mother to child transmission of HIV: a systematic review to identify barriers and facilitators
    Frederick Morfaw
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicines and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde 1, PO Box 1364, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Syst Rev 2:5. 2013
    ..This paper summarizes the barriers and facilitators of male involvement in prevention programs of mother-to-child-transmission of HIV...
  17. pmc Efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in depression in adults: a systematic review protocol
    Guowei Li
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada
    Syst Rev 2:64. 2013
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  18. pmc CIHR canadian HIV trials network HIV workshop: ethical research through community participation and strengthening scientific validity
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada Biostatistics Unit, Father Sean O Sullivan Research Centre, St Joseph s Healthcare Hamilton, ON, Canada Centre for Development of Best Practices in Health, Yaounde Central Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Pan Afr Med J 19:44. 2014
    ..We report on the topics covered, readings shared and participants' evaluation of the workshop. The scientific aspects of ethical research in HIV and career enhancement strategies are relevant issues to conference attendees. ..
  19. doi request reprint Improvement in the quality of abstracts in major clinical journals since CONSORT extension for abstracts: a systematic review
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada Biostatistics Unit, Father Sean O Sullivan Research Centre, St Joseph s Healthcare Hamilton, ON, Canada Centre for Development of Best Practices in Health, Yaounde Central Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon South African Cochrane Centre, South African Medical Research Council, South Africa Electronic address
    Contemp Clin Trials 38:245-50. 2014
    ..The IRRs were significantly higher for 2012 (IRR 1.32; 95% CI 1.25, 1.39; p<0.001) and in multisite studies compared to single site studies (IRR 1.08; 95% CI 1.03, 1.15; p=0.006)...
  20. doi request reprint Motivational interviewing for improving outcomes in youth living with HIV
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Centre for the Development of Best Practices in Health, Yaounde Central Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9:CD009748. 2012
    ..Motivational interviewing (MI) is a counselling technique that is effective in bringing about positive behavior changes in the general population. It is unclear whether it can be used to improve outcomes in youth living with HIV...
  21. doi request reprint The health competence measurement tool (HCMT): Developing a new scale to measure self-rated "health competence"
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada Biostatistics Unit, Father Sean O Sullivan Research Centre, St Joseph s Healthcare Hamilton, ON, Canada Centre for the Development of Best Practices in Health, Yaounde Central Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon Electronic address
    Patient Educ Couns 97:396-402. 2014
    ..To develop and test a tool for measuring health competence...
  22. pmc Effect of green tea supplementation on blood pressure among overweight and obese adults: a protocol for a systematic review
    Guowei Li
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMJ Open 4:e004971. 2014
    ..We aim to conduct a systematic review to summarise the evidence of RCTs until now, to clarify the efficacy of GT supplementation or GTE in BP in overweight and obese populations...
  23. doi request reprint Training Cameroonian researchers on pragmatic knowledge translation trials: a workshop report
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada Biostatistics Unit, Father Sean O Sullivan Research Centre, St Joseph s Healthcare Hamilton, ON, Canada Centre for Development of Best Practices in Health, Yaounde Central Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Pan Afr Med J 19:190. 2014
    ..At the end of this workshop, knowledge gains were noted and participants were able to initiate proposals for funding. These proposals were aimed at improving the clinical management of diabetes, hypertension and malaria. ..
  24. pmc Tips for charting the course of a successful health research career
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Centre for Development of Best Practices in Health, Yaounde Central Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada Biostatistics Unit, Father Sean O Sullivan Research Centre, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Multidiscip Healthc 6:163-8. 2013
    ..The rationale behind these tips and how to achieve them is provided...
  25. pmc A systematic scoping review of adherence to reporting guidelines in health care literature
    Zainab Samaan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada Population Genomics Program, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Multidiscip Healthc 6:169-88. 2013
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  26. pmc Outcomes after corrective surgery for congenital dextro-transposition of the great arteries using the arterial switch technique: a protocol for a scoping systematic review
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Biostatistics Unit, Father Sean O Sullivan Research Centre, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Centre for Development of Best Practices in Health, Yaounde Central Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon
    BMJ Open 4:e005123. 2014
    ..Our primary income is survival, but we will explore other secondary surgical, cardiovascular, reproductive and quality-of-life outcomes...
  27. pmc Factors associated with development of gastrointestinal problems in patients with scleroderma: a protocol for a systematic review
    Brian Younho Hong
    Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Program, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Syst Rev 3:115. 2014
    ..This study will review the association between GI involvement (unintentional weight loss, choking, early satiety, etc.) and environmental exposure in patients with scleroderma...
  28. pmc Evaluating the test re-test reliability and inter-subject variability of Health Care Provider manual fluid resuscitation performance
    Melissa J Parker
    Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children s Hospital and McMaster University, 1280 Main St W, Room 3A, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada
    BMC Res Notes 7:724. 2014
    ..We sought to determine HCP test-retest reliability (repeatability) and inter-subject variability of fluid resuscitation performance outcomes to inform the design of future studies...
  29. pmc How to set-up a long-distance mentoring program: a framework and case description of mentorship in HIV clinical trials
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Centre for the Development of Best Practices in Health CDBPH, Yaounde Central Hospital, Henri Dunant Avenue, Messa, Yaounde, Cameroon Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Multidiscip Healthc 6:17-23. 2013
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