Caroline J Free
Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Factors influencing young women's decision making regarding hormonal contraceptives: a qualitative studyEileen 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...
- The effectiveness of M-health technologies for improving health and health services: a systematic review protocolCaroline 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...
- MObile Technology for Improved Family Planning: update to randomised controlled trial protocolChris Smith
Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Trials 15:440. 2014..The changes were agreed prior to finalising the statistical analysis plan and sealing the dataset...
- Using marketing theory to inform strategies for recruitment: a recruitment optimisation model and the txt2stop experienceLeandro Galli
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
Trials 15:182. 2014..This paper presents a conceptual framework that can be used to improve recruitment to clinical trials...
- MObile Technology for Improved Family Planning Services (MOTIF): study protocol for a randomised controlled trialChris Smith
Marie Stopes International Cambodia MSIC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Trials 14:427. 2013..This protocol outlines the evaluation of a mobile phone-based intervention using voice messages to support post-abortion family planning in Cambodia...
- The effectiveness of mobile-health technologies to improve health care service delivery processes: a systematic review and meta-analysisCaroline 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...
- The effectiveness of mobile-health technology-based health behaviour change or disease management interventions for health care consumers: a systematic reviewCaroline 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...
- Using a business model approach and marketing techniques for recruitment to clinical trialsAlison 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...
- Assessing the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of adaptive e-Learning to improve dietary behaviour: protocol for a systematic reviewPhil 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...
- Emergency contraception use and non-use in young women: the application of a contextual and dynamic modelCaroline 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...
- Bilingual young people's experiences of interpreting in primary care: a qualitative studyC 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...
- Contraceptive risk and compensatory behaviour in young people in education post-16 years: a cross-sectional studyCaroline 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...
- Smoking cessation support delivered via mobile phone text messaging (txt2stop): a single-blind, randomised trialCaroline 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...
- 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...
- Three controlled trials of interventions to increase recruitment to a randomized controlled trial of mobile phone based smoking cessation supportCaroline 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...
- A systematic review of randomised controlled trials of interventions promoting effective condom useCaroline 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...
- Txt2stop: a pilot randomised controlled trial of mobile phone-based smoking cessation supportC 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...
- Factors associated with the sexual behavior of Canadian Aboriginal young people and their implications for health promotionKaren 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...
- Preventing smoking relapse using text messages: analysis of data from the txt2stop trialKaren 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...
- Boyfriends and booty calls: sexual partnership patterns among Canadian Aboriginal young peopleKaren 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...
- Factors associated with pregnancy and STI among Aboriginal students in British ColumbiaKaren 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...
- Factors associated with condom use among Aboriginal people: a systematic reviewKaren 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...
- 'I told him not to use condoms': masculinities, femininities and sexual health of Aboriginal Canadian young peopleKaren 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...
- Translators and mediators: bilingual young people's accounts of their interpreting work in health careJudith 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....
- Sex workers' accounts of condom use: implications for condom production, promotion and health policyCaroline 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...
- Young women's accounts of factors influencing their use and non-use of emergency contraception: in-depth interview studyCaroline 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...
- Transcultural communication and ethnic comparisons in the experience of servicesCaroline Free
Br J Gen Pract 55:339-40. 2005
- Advice about sexual health for young peopleCaroline Free
BMJ 330:107-8. 2005