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Research directly relating to the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) has been published in many nationally and internationally lauded peer reviewed journals, including the British Medical Journal, Hypertension, and the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The Principle Investigators continue to publish relevant works every year as CHAP research continues to evolve. Find articles indirectly related to CHAP here.
Guenter D, Angeles R, Kaczorowski J, Agarwal G, Cristobal FL, Arciaga R, Smith J, Kessomboon P, Jarraya F, Agbulos R, Arnuco FD, Barrera J, Dimitry S, Gregorio E, Halili Jr S, Jalani NT, Kessomboon N, Ladeza M, Dolovich L. Choosing the optimal method of blood pressure measurement for limited resource rural communities in the ‘Community Health Assessment Program – Philippines. J Clin Hypertens 2017;00:1–5. https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.13028
Gelfer M, Dawes M, Kaczorowski J, Padwal R, Cloutier L . Diagnosing Hypertension: Evidence Supporting the 2015 Recommendations of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program. Can Fam Physician 2015;61(11):957-61
Agarwal G, McDonough B, Angeles R, Pirrie M, Marzanek F, McLeod B, Dolovich L. Rationale and methods of a multicentre randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of a Community Health Assessment Programme with Emergency Medical Services (CHAP-EMS) implemented on residents aged 55 years and older in subsidised seniors’ housing buildings in Ontario, Canada. BMJ Open. 2015 Jun 11;5(6):e008110. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008110.
Agarwal G, Angeles RN, McDonough B, McLeod B, Marzanek F, Pirrie M, Dolovich L. Development of a community health and wellness pilot in a subsidised seniors’ apartment building in Hamilton, Ontario: Community Health Awareness Program delivered by Emergency Medical Services (CHAP-EMS).BMC Res Notes. 2015 Apr 1;8:113. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1061-8.
Myers MG, Kaczorowski J, Paterson JM, Dolovich L, Tu K. Thresholds for diagnosing hypertension based upon automated office blood pressure measurements and cardiovascular risk. Hypertension 2015;66:489-495; DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.115.05782.
Thabane L, Kaczorowski J, Dolovich L, Chambers LW, Mbuagbaw L. Reducing the confusion and controversies around pragmatic trials: using the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) trial as an illustrative example. Trials 2015, 16:387 doi:10.1186/s13063-015-0919-3.
Agarwal G, Kaczorowski J, Hanna S. Effect of Community-based Diabetes Awareness on the Detection of Diabetes. J Family Med Community Health 2014; 1(1):1005.
Gina Agarwal, Ricardo Angeles, Beatrice Mcdonough, Brent Mcleod, Francine Marzanek, Melissa Pirrie, Lisa Dolovich. (2014). Effectiveness of a Community Health and Wellness Pilot in a Subsidized Seniors’ Apartment Building: CHAP-EMS. Canadian Journal of Diabetes. Vol. 38(5): S72.
Gina Agarwal, Janusz Kaczorowski and Steve Hanna. (2014). Effect of a Community-Based Diabetes Awareness Program on the Detection of Diabetes. Journal of Family Medicine & Community Health. 1(1)
Agarwal G, Kaczorowski J, Hanna SE. Community Health Awareness of Diabetes (CHAD): Description of a Community-Wide Diabetes Awareness Demonstration Program and its Feasibility. Can J Diabetes 2013; 37(5):294-300. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2013.07.001
Kaczorowski J, Del Grande C, Nadeau-Grenier V. Community-based programs to improve prevention and management of hypertension: Recent Canadian experiences, challenges and opportunities. Can J Cardiol. 2013 Mar 28.: S0828-282X(13)00102-5. 10.1016/j.cjca.2013.02.011. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23541658
Ye C, Foster G, Kaczorowski J, Chambers LW, Angeles R, Marzanek-Lefebvre F, Laryea S, Thabane L, Dolovich L1. The impact of a cardiovascular health awareness program (CHAP) on reducing blood pressure: a prospective cohort study. BMC Public Health. 2013 Dec 25;13:1230. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1230.
Agarwal G, Kaczorowski J, Hanna S.(2013). Community Health Awareness of Diabetes (CHAD): Description of a Community-Wide Diabetes Awareness Demonstration Program and its Feasibility.Canadian Journal of Diabetes.37(5): 294-300.
Ye C, Foster G, Kaczorowski J, Chambers LW, Angeles R, Marzanek-Lefebvre F, Laryea S, Thabane L, Dolovich L1The impact of a cardiovascular health awareness program (CHAP) on reducing blood pressure: a prospective 27 cohort study. BMC Public Health. 2013 Dec 25;13:1230. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1230.
Chambers LW, Kaczorowski J, O’Rielly S, Ignagni S, Hearps SJC. Comparison of blood pressure measurements using an automated blood pressure device in community pharmacies and family physicians’ offices: a randomized controlled trial. CMAJ Open 2013.DOI:10.9778/cmajo.20130005.
Angeles R, Dolovich L, Kaczorowski J, Thabane L. Developing a theoretical framework for complex community–based interventions. Health Promot Pract. 2013 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23564493
Karwalajtys T, Kaczorowski J, Chambers L, Hall H, McDonough B, Dolovich L, Sebaldt R, Lohfeld L, Hutchison B. Community mobilization, participation, and blood pressure status in a Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program in Ontario. American Journal of Health Promotion 2013;27(4):252-261. (doi: 10.4278/ajhp.101221-QUAL-408) PMID: 23448415
Goeree R, von Keyserling C, Burke N, He J, Kaczorowski J, Chambers L, Dolovich L, Paterson JM, Zagorski B. Economic Appraisal of a Community-wide Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP). Value in Health 2013;16(1):39–45. PMID: 23337214
Kaczorowski J, Chambers LW, Dolovich L, Paterson JM, Karwalajtys T, Gierman T, Farrell B, McDonough B, Thabane L, Tu K, Zagorski B, Goeree R, Levitt CA, Hogg W, Laryea S, Carter MA, Cross D, Sebaldt RJ. Improving cardiovascular health at the population level: A 39 community cluster-randomized trial of the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP). BMJ 2011;342:d442 doi:10.1136/bmj.d442 PMID: 21300712
Karwalajtys T, Kaczorowski J. An integrated approach to preventing cardiovascular disease – community-based approaches, health system initiatives and public health policy. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy 2010:3;39–48 PMID: 22312217
Carter M, Karwalajtys T, Chambers LW, Kaczorowski J, Dolovich L, Gierman T, Cross D, Laryea S. for the CHAP working group. Implementing a standardized community-based cardiovascular risk assessment program in 20 Ontario communities. Health Promotion International 2009;24(4):325-33. PMID: 19819896
Ma J, Thabane L, Kaczorowski J, Chambers LW, Dolovich L, Karwalajtys T, Levitt C. Comparison of Bayesian and classical methods in the analysis of cluster randomized controlled trials with a binary outcome: The Community Hypertension Assessment Trial (CHAT). BMC Medical Research Methodology 2009;9(1):37 PMID: 19531226
Karwalajtys T, McDonough B, Hall H, Guirguis-Younger M, Chambers LW, Kaczorowski J, Lohfeld L, Hutchison B for the CHAP Working Group. Development of the volunteer peer educator role in a Community Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP): A process evaluation in two communities. Journal of Community Health 2009;34(4):336-45. PMID: 19350374
Karwalajtys T, Kaczorowski J, Hutchison B, Myers MG, Sullivan SM, Chambers LW, Lohfeld L. Blood pressure variability and prevalence of hypertension using automated readings from multiple visits to a pharmacy-based community-wide programme. J Hum Hypertens 2009; 9:585-9. PMID: 19158822
Jones CA, Simpson SH, Mitchell D, Haggarty S, Campbell N, Then K, Lewanczuk RZ, Sebaldt RJ, Farrell B, Dolovich L, Kaczorowski J, Chambers LW. Enhancing Hypertension Awareness and Management in the Elderly: Lessons Learned from the Airdrie-Community Hypertension Awareness and Management Program (A-CHAMP). Canadian Journal of Cardiology 2008;24(7):561-567. PMID: 18612498
Kaczorowski J, Chambers LW, Karwalajtys T, Dolovich L, Farrell B, McDonough B, Sebaldt R, Levitt C, Hogg W, Thabane L, Tu K, Goeree R, Paterson JM, Shubair M, Gierman T, Sullivan S, Carter M. Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP): a community cluster-randomised trial among elderly Canadians.Prev Med. 2008 Jun;46(6):537-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2008.02.005. Epub 2008 Feb 14.
Kaczorowski J, Chambers LW, Karwalajtys T, Dolovich L, Farrell B, McDonough B, Sebaldt R, Levitt C, Hogg W, Thabane T, Tu K, Goeree R, Paterson M, Shubair M, Gierman T, Sullivan S, Carter M. Protocol and rationale for a community cluster-randomized trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) on the cardiovascular health of the older population. Preventive Medicine 2008;46:537–544. PMID: 18372036
Broomfield J, Schieda N, Sullivan SM, Chambers LW, Kaczorowski J, Karwalajtys T. Recording blood pressure readings in elderly patients’ charts: What patient and physician characteristics make it more likely. Can Fam Physician 2008;54:230 -231. PMID: 18272639
Lau E, Kaczorowski J, Karwalajtys T, Dolovich L, Levine M, Chambers LW. Blood Pressure Awareness and Self-Monitoring Practices Among Primary Care Elderly Patients Attending a Pharmacy-based Cardiovascular Awareness Program. Canadian Pharmacy Journal 2006;139(6):34-41.
Pora VV, Farrell B, Dolovich L, Kaczorowski J, Chambers LW. Promoting cardiovascular health among older adults: A pilot study with community pharmacists. Canadian Pharmacy Journal 2005;138(7):50-55.
Karwalajtys T, Kaczorowski J, Chambers LW, Levitt C, Dolovich L, McDonough B, Patterson C, Williams JE. A randomized trial of mail vs. telephone invitation to a community-based cardiovascular health awareness program for older family practice patients. BMC Family Practice 2005, 6:35. PMID: 16111487
Chambers LW, Kaczorowski J, Dolovich L, Karwalajtys T, Hall HL, McDonough B, Hogg W, Farrell B, Hendriks A, Levitt C. A Community-based Program for Cardiovascular Health Awareness. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2005; 96(4):294-298. PMID: 16625801
Chambers LW, Kaczorowski J, Levitt C, Karwalajtys T, McDonough B, Lewis J. Blood pressure self-monitoring in pharmacies: Building on existing resources. Canadian Family Physician 2002; 48:1594-1595.