Robyn Whittaker

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Affiliation: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. pmc A multimedia mobile phone-based youth smoking cessation intervention: findings from content development and piloting studies
    Robyn Whittaker
    University of Auckland, Leader Health Technology Research, Clinical Trials Research Unit, Private Bag, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 10:e49. 2008
  2. doi request reprint A development and evaluation process for mHealth interventions: examples from New Zealand
    Robyn Whittaker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Health Commun 17:11-21. 2012
  3. pmc MEMO--a mobile phone depression prevention intervention for adolescents: development process and postprogram findings on acceptability from a randomized controlled trial
    Robyn Whittaker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 14:e13. 2012
  4. pmc A theory-based video messaging mobile phone intervention for smoking cessation: randomized controlled trial
    Robyn Whittaker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 13:e10. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Pre-cessation nicotine replacement therapy: pragmatic randomized trial
    Chris Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 105:1474-83. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint New Zealand smoking cessation guidelines
    Hayden McRobbie
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:57-70. 2008
  7. pmc A mHealth cardiac rehabilitation exercise intervention: findings from content development studies
    Leila Pfaeffli
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:36. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Does improved access and greater choice of nicotine replacement therapy affect smoking cessation success? Findings from a randomized controlled trial
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 106:1176-85. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Integrated electronic decision support increases cardiovascular disease risk assessment four fold in routine primary care practice
    Sue Wells
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:173-8. 2008
  10. doi request reprint The combined effect of very low nicotine content cigarettes, used as an adjunct to usual Quitline care (nicotine replacement therapy and behavioural support), on smoking cessation: a randomized controlled trial
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 107:1857-67. 2012

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  1. pmc A multimedia mobile phone-based youth smoking cessation intervention: findings from content development and piloting studies
    Robyn Whittaker
    University of Auckland, Leader Health Technology Research, Clinical Trials Research Unit, Private Bag, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 10:e49. 2008
    ..Following the success of our text messaging smoking cessation program, we developed an innovative multimedia mobile phone smoking cessation intervention...
  2. doi request reprint A development and evaluation process for mHealth interventions: examples from New Zealand
    Robyn Whittaker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Health Commun 17:11-21. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc MEMO--a mobile phone depression prevention intervention for adolescents: development process and postprogram findings on acceptability from a randomized controlled trial
    Robyn Whittaker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 14:e13. 2012
    ..New technologies allow delivery of prevention programs scalable to large and disparate populations...
  4. pmc A theory-based video messaging mobile phone intervention for smoking cessation: randomized controlled trial
    Robyn Whittaker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 13:e10. 2011
    ..This social cognitive theory-based intervention (called "STUB IT") used observational learning via short video diary messages from role models going through the quitting process to teach behavioral change techniques...
  5. doi request reprint Pre-cessation nicotine replacement therapy: pragmatic randomized trial
    Chris Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 105:1474-83. 2010
    ..To determine the effectiveness of 2 weeks' pre-cessation nicotine patches and/or gum on smoking abstinence at 6 months...
  6. ncbi request reprint New Zealand smoking cessation guidelines
    Hayden McRobbie
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:57-70. 2008
    ..To summarise the key recommendations made in the 2007 New Zealand Smoking Cessation Guidelines...
  7. pmc A mHealth cardiac rehabilitation exercise intervention: findings from content development studies
    Leila Pfaeffli
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:36. 2012
    ..The aim of this paper is to present the content development process for a mHealth (mobile phone and internet-based) cardiac rehabilitation (CR) exercise intervention...
  8. doi request reprint Does improved access and greater choice of nicotine replacement therapy affect smoking cessation success? Findings from a randomized controlled trial
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 106:1176-85. 2011
    ..To determine the effect of offering smokers who want to quit easy access to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), a period of familiarization and choice of product on smoking abstinence at 6 months...
  9. doi request reprint Integrated electronic decision support increases cardiovascular disease risk assessment four fold in routine primary care practice
    Sue Wells
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:173-8. 2008
    ..A web-based decision support system (PREDICT-CVD), integrated with primary care electronic medical record software was developed as one strategy to address this problem...
  10. doi request reprint The combined effect of very low nicotine content cigarettes, used as an adjunct to usual Quitline care (nicotine replacement therapy and behavioural support), on smoking cessation: a randomized controlled trial
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 107:1857-67. 2012
    ..To determine the combined effect of very low nicotine content (VLNC) cigarettes and usual Quitline care [nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and behavioural support] on smoking abstinence, in smokers motivated to quit...
  11. pmc Study protocol for a randomised trial of nicotine-free cigarettes as an adjunct to usual NRT-based cessation practice, in people who wish to stop smoking
    Natalie K Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 11:37. 2011
    ..This paper describes the protocol for a large randomised-controlled trial to test the effect of using nicotine-free cigarettes together with NRT on long-term quit rates...
  12. doi request reprint A mobile phone intervention increases physical activity in people with cardiovascular disease: Results from the HEART randomized controlled trial
    Ralph Maddison
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 22:701-9. 2015
    ..To determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a mobile phone intervention to improve exercise capacity and physical activity behaviour in people with ischaemic heart disease (IHD)...
  13. pmc Diabetes Text-Message Self-Management Support Program (SMS4BG): A Pilot Study
    Rosie Dobson
    National Institute for Health Innovation, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 3:e32. 2015
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  14. pmc Development of an Evidence-Based mHealth Weight Management Program Using a Formative Research Process
    Wilma Waterlander
    National Institute for Health Innovation, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2:e18. 2014
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Mobile phone-based interventions for smoking cessation
    Robyn Whittaker
    National Institute forHealth Innovation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 11:CD006611. 2012
    ..Mobile phones are widely used and are now well-integrated into the daily lives of many, particularly young adults. Mobile phones are a potential medium for the delivery of health programmes such as smoking cessation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Gaps in primary care documentation of cardiovascular risk factors
    Natasha Rafter
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:24-33. 2008
    ..This requires knowledge of a person's age, sex, ethnicity, medical and family history, blood pressure, total and HDL cholesterol, diabetes, and smoking status...
  17. doi request reprint A single-blind, randomized, crossover trial of the effects of a nicotine pouch on the relief of tobacco withdrawal symptoms and user satisfaction
    Simon Thornley
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:715-21. 2009
    ..We also assessed participants' preferences, satisfaction, and consumption patterns...
  18. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation competencies for health workers in New Zealand
    Chris Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:48-56. 2008
    ..To outline competencies to guide smoking cessation delivery by health workers in New Zealand...
  19. pmc Text message-based diabetes self-management support (SMS4BG): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Rosie Dobson
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand
    Trials 17:179. 2016
    ..This study aims to assess whether SMS4BG can improve glycaemic control in adults with poorly controlled diabetes. This paper outlines the rationale and methods of the trial...
  20. pmc Text Message and Internet Support for Coronary Heart Disease Self-Management: Results From the Text4Heart Randomized Controlled Trial
    Leila Pfaeffli Dale
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 17:e237. 2015
    ..Previous studies have focused on single behaviors; however, cardiac rehabilitation (CR), a component of CHD self-management, needs to address multiple risk factors...
  21. doi request reprint Mobile phone-based interventions for smoking cessation
    Robyn Whittaker
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Tamaki Campus, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand, 1142
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD006611. 2016
    ..Mobile phones are an appropriate and effective option for the delivery of smoking cessation support in some contexts. This review updates the evidence on the effectiveness of mobile phone-based smoking cessation interventions...
  22. pmc Effectiveness of the YourCall™ text message intervention to reduce harmful drinking in patients discharged from trauma wards: protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Shanthi Ameratunga
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre 1142, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 17:48. 2017
    ..This protocol describes a trial evaluating the effectiveness of YourCall™ (compared to usual care) in reducing hazardous drinking and alcohol related harm among injured adults who received in-patient care...
  23. doi request reprint Acceptability of a mobile health exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation intervention: a randomized trial
    Leila Pfaeffli Dale
    National Institute for Health Innovation Mss Pfaeffli Dale and Carter and Drs Whittaker, Jiang, and Maddison, School of Nursing Dr Dixon, and Department of Medicine Dr Stewart, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 35:312-9. 2015
    ..The Heart Exercise And Remote Technologies trial examined the effectiveness of an mHealth intervention to increase exercise behavior in adults with IHD. As a part of this trial, a process evaluation was conducted...
  24. pmc The remote exercise monitoring trial for exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (REMOTE-CR): a randomised controlled trial protocol
    Ralph Maddison
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 14:1236. 2014
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation using mobile phone text messaging is as effective in Maori as non-Maori
    Dale Bramley
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1494. 2005
    ..To determine whether a smoking cessation service using mobile phone text messaging is as effective for Maori as non-Maori...
  26. doi request reprint The effectiveness of mobile-health behaviour change interventions for cardiovascular disease self-management: A systematic review
    Leila Pfaeffli Dale
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 23:801-17. 2016
    ..This systematic review aimed to determine the effectiveness of mHealth interventions on behavioural lifestyle changes and medication adherence for cardiovascular disease self-management...
  27. pmc Apps for IMproving FITness and Increasing Physical Activity Among Young People: The AIMFIT Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial
    Artur Direito
    Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 17:e210. 2015
    ..Mobile phone interventions that positively affect health (mHealth) show promise; however, their impact on PA levels and fitness in young people is unclear and little is known about what makes a good mHealth app...
  28. pmc Development of a text message intervention aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm in patients admitted to hospital as a result of injury
    Sarah Sharpe
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 15:815. 2015
    ..The aim of this study was to pre-test and refine the text message content using a robust contextualisation process ahead of its formal evaluation in a randomised controlled trial...
  29. pmc Smartphone apps to improve fitness and increase physical activity among young people: protocol of the Apps for IMproving FITness (AIMFIT) randomized controlled trial
    Artur Direito
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, 261 Morrin Road, Auckland, 1072, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 15:635. 2015
    ..The primary aim of the Apps for IMproving FITness (AIMFIT) trial is to evaluate the effectiveness of two popular "off-the-shelf" smartphone apps for improving cardiorespiratory fitness in young people...
  30. pmc Improving coronary heart disease self-management using mobile technologies (Text4Heart): a randomised controlled trial protocol
    Leila Pfaeffli Dale
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, 261 Morrin Rd, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
    Trials 15:71. 2014
    ....
  31. pmc HEART: heart exercise and remote technologies: a randomized controlled trial study protocol
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Glen Innes, Auckland 1121, New Zealand
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 11:26. 2011
    ..This paper outlines the rationale and methods of the trial...
  32. ncbi request reprint A clinical imperative: assisting patients who smoke to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease
    Chris Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Prev Cardiol 10:5-9. 2007
    ..This article reviews the links between tobacco smoking and cardiovascular disease, argues for a greater role for physicians in assisting smokers to quit, and highlights the most effective interventions currently available...
  33. doi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of NicAlert cotinine test strips in saliva for verifying smoking status
    Fiona Cooke
    Market Economics Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:607-12. 2008
    ..The use of NCTS is a valid and reliable method, compared with GC, to test saliva samples for verification of smoking status...
  34. ncbi request reprint Under-18 year old callers to New Zealand's Quitline
    Maria Poynter
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:24-32. 2008
    ..To investigate the characteristics of under-18 year old callers to New Zealand's Quitline (smoking-cessation telephone counselling service)...
  35. pmc Cardiovascular Disease Self-Management: Pilot Testing of an mHealth Healthy Eating Program
    Leila Pfaeffli Dale
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Center, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    J Pers Med 4:88-101. 2014
    ..This paper presents two development studies to determine mobile phone usage in adults with CVD and to evaluate the acceptability of an mHealth healthy eating CR program...
  36. ncbi request reprint mHealth Technologies to Influence Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors: Behavior Change Techniques, Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
    Artur Direito
    National Institute for Health Innovation, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand
    Ann Behav Med . 2016
    ..mHealth programs offer potential for practical and cost-effective delivery of interventions capable of reaching many individuals...
  37. pmc Do physical activity and dietary smartphone applications incorporate evidence-based behaviour change techniques?
    Artur Direito
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, 261 Morrin Rd, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 14:646. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the presence of BCTs in physical activity and dietary apps and determine how reliably the taxonomy checklist can be used to identify BCTs in smartphone apps...
  38. ncbi request reprint Smoking status recording in GP electronic records: the unrealised potential
    Vanessa Selak
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Inform Prim Care 14:235-41; discussion 242-5. 2006
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  39. doi request reprint Computer-Based and Online Therapy for Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
    Karolina Stasiak
    1 Department of Psychological Medicine, The Werry Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 26:235-45. 2016
    ....