Robyn Whittaker

Summary

Affiliation: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc Issues in mHealth: findings from key informant interviews
    Robyn Whittaker
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 14:e129. 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications29

  1. 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...
  2. pmc Issues in mHealth: findings from key informant interviews
    Robyn Whittaker
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 14:e129. 2012
    ..Other issues may be shared with general health information technology developments...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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
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  11. 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)...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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
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  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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
    ....
  23. 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)...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...