the Loiselle.Lab

Timely psychosocial interventions are known to improve the lives of patients diagnosed with cancer, but the more traditional face-to-face ones are often impractical due to patients’ and health care system’s barriers such as limited financial and staff resources, patients’ symptoms such as treatment-related fatigue, pain, and scheduling conflicts. Our research team focuses on the development and testing of innovative web-based approaches that can overcome these barriers and readily provide support to patients throughout the cancer trajectory. We are learning from a recent randomized control trial about factors that may affect e-health and m-health use and health-related empowerment as well as our clinical implementation project (Breast & Bone Health program) that patients are sometimes unaware of important biopsychosocial oncology issues relevant to their particular cancer diagnosis and treatment (e.g., bone density assessment for select breast cancer treatments), so providing person-centered health information and support is vital to improving the psychosocial and physical health of patients affected by cancer.

Some of our Current Projects   View all

Onco Persona

"Being known" by the health care team can significantly improve a patient's health care experience, health behavior, and health-related outcomes. “Being...

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Prevention Platform

Building on the PERSPECTIVE study, this study is funded by the Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation and focuses on supportin...

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Distress screening

The overall goal of this pilot study was to determine the implementation potential of a volunteer-based electronic distress screening and psychosocial supp...

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The ONcology - Bolstering Oral Agent Reporting of Distress (ON-BOARD) study seeks to implement and test a sustainable distress support program for unmet...

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e-health application

This study begins to test a new online health community application called BELONG - designed as a platform to improve the overall patient experience wit...

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Carmen G. Loiselle
Principal Investigator
Jacqueline M. Vachon
Research Officer
Saima Ahmed
Doctoral Student
Samar Attieh
Doctoral Student
Tina Chen
Research Assistant
Katherine Côté-Trotter
Research Volunteer
Louisa Hou
Research Assistant
Ariane Santerre-Theil
Master's Student
Tammy Son
Doctoral Student
Fay Strohschein
Doctoral Student
Afra Saskia Tucker
Research Volunteer
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