Caroline J Free

Summary

Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing young women's decision making regarding hormonal contraceptives: a qualitative study
    Eileen Cheung
    GKT School of Medicine, Kings College London, First Floor, Hodgkin Building, Guy s Campus, London SE1 9RT, UK
    Contraception 71:426-31. 2005
  2. pmc The effectiveness of M-health technologies for improving health and health services: a systematic review protocol
    Caroline Free
    Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine WC1E 7HT UK
    BMC Res Notes 3:250. 2010
  3. pmc The effectiveness of mobile-health technologies to improve health care service delivery processes: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Caroline Free
    Clinical Trials Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 10:e1001363. 2013
  4. pmc The effectiveness of mobile-health technology-based health behaviour change or disease management interventions for health care consumers: a systematic review
    Caroline Free
    Clinical Trials Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    PLoS Med 10:e1001362. 2013
  5. pmc Using a business model approach and marketing techniques for recruitment to clinical trials
    Alison M McDonald
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB252ZD, UK
    Trials 12:74. 2011
  6. pmc Assessing the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of adaptive e-Learning to improve dietary behaviour: protocol for a systematic review
    Phil Edwards
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:200. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Contraceptive risk and compensatory behaviour in young people in education post-16 years: a cross-sectional study
    Caroline Free
    Departmentof General Practice and Primary Care, Guy s, King s and St Thomas School of Medicine, King s College London, London, UK
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 30:91-4. 2004
  8. pmc A systematic review of randomised controlled trials of interventions promoting effective condom use
    Caroline Free
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:100-10. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Do messages of scarcity increase trial recruitment?
    Caroline J Free
    Nutrition and Public Health Interventions Research Department, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London, UK
    Contemp Clin Trials 32:36-9. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Txt2stop: a pilot randomised controlled trial of mobile phone-based smoking cessation support
    C Free
    Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E7HT, UK
    Tob Control 18:88-91. 2009

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing young women's decision making regarding hormonal contraceptives: a qualitative study
    Eileen Cheung
    GKT School of Medicine, Kings College London, First Floor, Hodgkin Building, Guy s Campus, London SE1 9RT, UK
    Contraception 71:426-31. 2005
    ..Previous studies have not identified the factors that influence whether a woman will switch to another hormonal contraceptive, switch back to condom use or stop contraception altogether when side effects are experienced...
  2. pmc The effectiveness of M-health technologies for improving health and health services: a systematic review protocol
    Caroline Free
    Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine WC1E 7HT UK
    BMC Res Notes 3:250. 2010
    ..This systematic review will summarise the evidence for the effectiveness of mobile technology interventions for improving health and health service outcomes (M-health) around the world...
  3. pmc The effectiveness of mobile-health technologies to improve health care service delivery processes: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Caroline Free
    Clinical Trials Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 10:e1001363. 2013
    ..Mobile health interventions could have beneficial effects on health care delivery processes. We aimed to conduct a systematic review of controlled trials of mobile technology interventions to improve health care delivery processes...
  4. pmc The effectiveness of mobile-health technology-based health behaviour change or disease management interventions for health care consumers: a systematic review
    Caroline Free
    Clinical Trials Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    PLoS Med 10:e1001362. 2013
    ..We conducted a systematic review to assess the effectiveness of mobile technology interventions delivered to health care consumers...
  5. pmc Using a business model approach and marketing techniques for recruitment to clinical trials
    Alison M McDonald
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB252ZD, UK
    Trials 12:74. 2011
    ..We review what is known about interventions to improve recruitment to trials. We describe a proposed business approach to trials and discuss the implementation of using a business model, using insights gained from three case studies...
  6. pmc Assessing the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of adaptive e-Learning to improve dietary behaviour: protocol for a systematic review
    Phil Edwards
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:200. 2010
    ..The aims of this systematic review are to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of adaptive e-Learning for improving dietary behaviours...
  7. ncbi request reprint Contraceptive risk and compensatory behaviour in young people in education post-16 years: a cross-sectional study
    Caroline Free
    Departmentof General Practice and Primary Care, Guy s, King s and St Thomas School of Medicine, King s College London, London, UK
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 30:91-4. 2004
    ..To describe contraceptive risk and compensatory behaviour, using condoms or emergency contraception (EC), in young people in education aged 16-24 years...
  8. pmc A systematic review of randomised controlled trials of interventions promoting effective condom use
    Caroline Free
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:100-10. 2011
    ..We conducted a systematic review and methodological appraisal of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of interventions to promote effective condom use...
  9. doi request reprint Do messages of scarcity increase trial recruitment?
    Caroline J Free
    Nutrition and Public Health Interventions Research Department, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London, UK
    Contemp Clin Trials 32:36-9. 2011
    ..Psychological theory suggests that participants may be more likely to volunteer to join a clinical trial if they perceive places in the trial are a scarce commodity...
  10. doi request reprint Txt2stop: a pilot randomised controlled trial of mobile phone-based smoking cessation support
    C Free
    Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E7HT, UK
    Tob Control 18:88-91. 2009
    ..To conduct a pilot randomised controlled trial of mobile phone-based smoking cessation support intervention for the UK population...
  11. pmc Bilingual young people's experiences of interpreting in primary care: a qualitative study
    C Free
    Public Health Intervention Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 49 51 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP
    Br J Gen Pract 53:530-5. 2003
    ..Young people are often used as interpreters for family members in the primary healthcare setting...
  12. ncbi request reprint Emergency contraception use and non-use in young women: the application of a contextual and dynamic model
    Caroline Free
    Public Health Interventions Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 10:237-53. 2005
    ..The study has helped to develop and refine the model and has identified some key factors that are specifically relevant to emergency contraception use in a sample of women in education in and around London...
  13. pmc Smoking cessation support delivered via mobile phone text messaging (txt2stop): a single-blind, randomised trial
    Caroline Free
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Lancet 378:49-55. 2011
    ..We assessed the effect of an automated smoking cessation programme delivered via mobile phone text messaging on continuous abstinence, which was biochemically verified at 6 months...
  14. doi request reprint Three controlled trials of interventions to increase recruitment to a randomized controlled trial of mobile phone based smoking cessation support
    Caroline Free
    NPHIRU, LSHTM, London, UK
    Clin Trials 7:265-73. 2010
    ..Recruitment is a major challenge for trials but there is little evidence regarding interventions to increase trial recruitment. We report three controlled trials of interventions to increase recruitment to the Txt2stop trial...
  15. pmc Factors associated with the sexual behavior of Canadian Aboriginal young people and their implications for health promotion
    Karen M Devries
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, WC1E 7HT London, UK
    Am J Public Health 99:855-62. 2009
    ..We examined factors associated with having ever had sex, having more than 1 lifetime sexual partner, and condom nonuse at last incident of sexual intercourse among Canadian Aboriginal young people...
  16. doi request reprint Preventing smoking relapse using text messages: analysis of data from the txt2stop trial
    Karen M Devries
    Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Nicotine Tob Res 15:77-82. 2013
    ..We examined predictors of use of a text message system for providing support for lapses and cravings, describe the natural history of requests for support, and predictors of time to requests for support...
  17. ncbi request reprint Boyfriends and booty calls: sexual partnership patterns among Canadian Aboriginal young people
    Karen M Devries
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Can J Public Health 102:13-7. 2011
    ..We describe sexual relationship and condom use patterns among Canadian Aboriginal young people, and how these patterns relate to the socio-structural context as experienced by young people...
  18. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with pregnancy and STI among Aboriginal students in British Columbia
    Karen M Devries
    Gender Violence and Health Centre, LSHTM, London International Development Centre, 36 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPD
    Can J Public Health 100:226-30. 2009
    ..Aboriginal adolescents are more likely to become pregnant and contract an STI than other Canadian adolescents. This study provides some of the first data on factors associated with these outcomes among Aboriginal adolescents...
  19. doi request reprint 'I told him not to use condoms': masculinities, femininities and sexual health of Aboriginal Canadian young people
    Karen M Devries
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London
    Sociol Health Illn 32:827-42. 2010
    ..Intervention work needs to take more realistic account of the sexual interactions that occur between young people...
  20. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with condom use among Aboriginal people: a systematic review
    Karen M Devries
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Can J Public Health 98:48-54. 2007
    ..To review evidence on factors associated with condom use among Aboriginal people and the methodological quality of studies assessing these factors...
  21. ncbi request reprint Translators and mediators: bilingual young people's accounts of their interpreting work in health care
    Judith Green
    Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 60:2097-110. 2005
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  22. ncbi request reprint Sex workers' accounts of condom use: implications for condom production, promotion and health policy
    Caroline Free
    Nutrition and Public Health Interventions Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 33:107-11. 2007
    ..To explore sex workers' accounts of condom use and their recommendations about how condoms might be improved...
  23. pmc Transcultural communication and ethnic comparisons in the experience of services
    Caroline Free
    Br J Gen Pract 55:339-40. 2005
  24. pmc Young women's accounts of factors influencing their use and non-use of emergency contraception: in-depth interview study
    Caroline Free
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Guy s, King s College, and St Thomas s School of Medicine, London SE11 6SP
    BMJ 325:1393. 2002
    ..To explore young women's accounts of their use and non-use of emergency contraception...
  25. pmc Advice about sexual health for young people
    Caroline Free
    BMJ 330:107-8. 2005