Selected Gainforth Publications

For a full list of Dr. Gainforth’s publications, please visit Dr. Gainforth’s Google Scholar Page.

underline denotes ABC Lab Member, * denotes equal contribution

Wuerstl, K.R., Todd, K., Lawrason, S., Schwed, A.., Holmes, B., & Gainforth, H. L. (2023). Theoretical components of smoking cessation interventions for persons with physical disabilities: A scoping review. Addictive Behaviors. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2023.107762n  

Nicol, B., Adhikari, S., Alanna, S, Ashton, S., Beaton, D., Mason, K., Gainforth, H.L, Babul, S., Donkelaar, P.V. (2023) Evaluation of the Concussion Awareness Training Tool for Women’s Support Workers. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing. https://doi.org/10.1177/00469580231169335  

Herbison J.D., Osborne M., Andersen J., Lepage P., Pagé V., Levasseur C., Beckers M., Gainforth H.L., Lamontagne M.E., Sweet S.N. (2023). Strategies to improve access to physical activity opportunities for people with physical disabilities. Translational Behavioral Medicinehttps://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibac119 

Hoekstra, F., Gainforth H.L., Broeksteeg R., Corras S., Collins D., Gaudet S., Giroux E., McCallum S., Ma JK, Rakiecki D., Rockall S., van den Berg-Emons R., van Vilsteren A., Wilroy J., Martin Ginis K.A. (2023). Theory- and evidence-based best practices for physical activity counseling for adults with spinal cord injury. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2023.2169062 

Hoekstra, F., Martin Ginis K.A., Collins, D., Dinwoodie, M., Ma, J.K., Gaudet, S. Rakiecki, D., SCI Exercise Counselling Panel, Gainforth H.L. (2023). Applying state space grids methods to characterize counsellor-client interactions in a physical activity behavioural intervention for adults with disabilities. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2022.102350 

Wuerstl, K.R., McBride, C.B., Deschênes-Bilodeau, Hoekstra, F., & Gainforth, H.L. (2022). Exploring smoking cessation experiences among persons with spinal cord injury: Informing theory-based recommendations for interventions. Spinal Cord. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41393-022-00856-0 

Hoekstra, F., Mrklas, K. J., Sibley, K. M., Nguyen, T., Vis-Dunbar, M., Neilson, C. J., Crockett, L. K., Gainforth, H. L., Graham, I. D.* (2018). A review protocol on research partnerships: a Coordinated Multicenter Team approach. Systematic Reviews, 7(1)217. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-018-0879-2

Hoesktra, F., Martin Ginis, K. A., Allan, V., Kothari, A., Gainforth H. L. (2018). Evaluating the impact of a network of research partnerships: a longitudinal multiple case study protocol. Health Research Policy and Systems.16(1), 107. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-018-0377-y

Gainforth, H. L., Lorencatto, F., Erickson, K., Baxter, K., Owens, K., West, R., Michie, S. (2018). Use of dynamic systems methods to characterize dyadic interactions in smoking cessation behavioural support sessions: a feasibility study. British Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12347

Cary, M. A., Plamondon, K., Banner-Lukaris, D., Oelke, N., Sibley, K. M., Baxter, K., Vis-Dunbar, M., Hoens, A. M., Wick, U., Bigsby, S., Wuerstl, K., & Gainforth, H. (2022). Building consensus in research partnerships: a scoping review of consensus methods, Evidence & Policy. https://doi.org/10.1332/174426421X16645354235140 

Hoesktra, F., Martin Ginis, K. M., Collins, D., Dinwoodie, M., Ma, J., Gaudet, S., Rakiecki, D., Gainforth, H. L. (2022). Counsellor-client interactions in a physical activity behavioural intervention for adults with disabilities: A State Space Grid analysis study.  Psychology of Sport and Exercise . Preprint available via: https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/jcenh 

Sibley, K. M., Khan, M., Banner, D., Driedger, S. M., Gainforth, H. L., Graham, I D., &  Plamondon, K. (2022). Recognition of Knowledge Translation Practice in Canadian Health Sciences Tenure and Promotion Documents: A Summative Content Analysis. PLOS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0276586 

Shi, Z., Michalovic, E., McKay, R., Gainforth, H.L., McBride, C.B., Clarke, T., Casemore, S., Sweet, S.N. (2022). Outcomes of spinal cord injury peer mentorship: A community-based Delphi consensus approach. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rehab.2022.101678 

Cradock, K. A., Quinlan, L. R., Finucane, F. M., Gainforth, H. L., Ginis, K. A. M., Sanders, E. B. N., & ÓLaighin, G. (2022). Design of a Planner-Based Intervention to Facilitate Diet Behaviour Change in Type 2 Diabetes. Sensors, 22(7), 2795. 

Hoesktra, F., Trigo, F., Sibley, KM., Graham, ID., Kennefick M, Mrklas. KJ., Nguyen, T., Vis-Dunbar, M., SCI Guiding Principles Consensus Panel, Gainforth, H.L. (2022). Systematic overviews of partnership principles and strategies identified from health research about spinal cord injury and related health conditions: A scoping review. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2022.2033578

McKay, RC., Baxter, K.L., Giroux, E.E., **Casemore, S., **Clarke, T.Y., **McBride, C.B., Sweet, S.N., Gainforth H.L. (2022). Investigating the Peer Mentor-Mentee Relationship: Characterizing Peer Mentorship Conversations Between People with Spinal Cord Injury. Disability and Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2022.2046184

Lucci, V. E. M., McKay, R. C., McBride, C. B., McGrath, M. S., Willms, R., Gainforth, H. L., & Claydon, V. E. (2022). Barriers and facilitators to changing bowel care practices after spinal cord injury: a Theoretical Domains Framework approach. Spinal Cord, 1-10. 

Osborne, J. B., Rocchi, M. A., McBride, C. B., McKay, R., Gainforth, H. L., Upper, R., & Sweet, S. N. (2022). Couples’ experiences with sexuality after spinal cord injury. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1-9. 

Gainforth, H. L., McKay, R. C., Hoesktra, F, Maffin, J., Sibley, K. M., Jung, M. E., & SCI Guiding Principles Consensus Panel. (2021). Principles to guide spinal cord injury research partnerships: a Delphi consensus study.  Disability and Rehabilitation, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2021.1985635

Sweet, S.N., Hennig, L., Shi, Z., **Clarke, T., Flaro, H., Hawley, S., Schaefer, L., & Gainforth, H.L. (2021). Outcomes of peer mentorship for people living with spinal cord injury: Perspectives from members of Canadian SCI community-based organizations. Spinal Cord. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41393-021-00725-2

Sweet, S.N., Hennig, L., Pastore, O., Hawley, S., **Clarke, T., Flaro, H., Schaefer, L, & Gainforth, H.L. (2021). Understanding peer mentorship programs from the perspectives of members from Canadian SCI community-based organizations. Spinal Cord. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41393-021-00721-6

Allan, V., Gainforth, H.L., Turnridge, J., Konoval, T., Cote, J., & Latimer-Cheung, A. (2021). Narrative as a learning tool for coaches of athletes with a disability: Using stories to translate research into practice. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. 

Shaw, R.B., Giroux, E.E., McBride, C.B., Gainforth, H.L. & Martin Ginis, K.A. (2021). Investigating the influence of interaction modality on the communication patterns of spinal cord injury peer mentors. Patient Education and Counselling. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2021.09.008 

Hoesktra, F, Schaefer, L., **Athanasopoulos, P., SCI Guiding Principles Consensus Panel, Gainforth, H.L. (2021). Researchers’ and research users’ experiences with and reasons for working together in spinal cord injury research partnerships: A qualitative study. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. https://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijhpm.2021.35 

Hoekstra, F., SCI Guiding Principles Consensus Panel, & Gainforth, H. (2021). Principles and related strategies for spinal cord injury research partnership approaches: A qualitative study. Evidence & Policy. https://doi.org/10.1332/174426421X16161715996124 

Sweet, S.N., Shi, Z., Rocchi, M., Ramsay, J., Pagé, V., Lamontagne, M.-E., & Gainforth, H.L. (2021). Longitudinal examination of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), participation, and social inclusion upon joining a community-based LTPA program for adults with physical disabilities. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2021.02.025 

Giroux, E.E., Casemore, S., Clarke, T.Y., McBride, C.B., Wuerstl, K.R., & Gainforth H.L. (2021). Enhancing Participation While Aging with Spinal Cord Injury: Applying Behaviour Change Frameworks to Develop Intervention Recommendations. Spinal Cord, 59(6), 665-674. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41393-020-00555-8  

Giroux, E.E., Allan, V., Casemore, S., **Clarke, T.Y., McBride, C.B., & Gainforth, H.L. (2020). Exploring Meanings of Successful Aging Among People with Long-Term Spinal Cord Injury. Rehabilitation Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/rep0000373 

Gainforth, H.L., Hoekstra, F., McKay, R., McBride, C.B., Sweet, S.N., Martin Ginis, K.A., Anderson, K., Chernesky, J., Clarke, T., Forwell, S., Maffin, J., McPhail, L.T., Mortenson, W.B., Scarrow, G., Schaefer, L., Sibley, K.M., Athanasopoulos, P., Willms, R. (2020). Integrated Knowledge Translation Guiding Principles for Conducting and Disseminating Spinal Cord Injury Research in Partnership. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2021 Apr;102(4):656-663. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2020.09.393

Hoekstra, F., Mrklas, K.J., Khan, M., McKay, R.C., Vis-Dunbar, M., Sibley, K.M., Nguyen, T., Graham, I.D., *SCI Guiding Principles Consensus Panel, Gainforth, H.L. (2020). A review of reviews on principles, strategies, outcomes, and impacts of research partnerships approaches: a first step in synthesizing the research partnership literature. Health Research Policy and Systems, 18, 51. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-020-0544-9 

Gainforth, H.L., Dineen, T.E., Giroux, E.E., & Forneris, T. (2020). Teaching Behaviour Change Theory in Canada: Establishing Consensus on Behaviour Change Theories That Are Recommended to be Taught to Undergraduate Students in Courses Addressing Health Behaviour Change. Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. https://doi.org/10.1177/2373379920906178 

Gainforth, H.L., Giroux, E.E., Shaw, R.B., Casemore, S., Clarke, T.Y., McBride, C.B., Garnett, C., & Sweet, S.N. (2019). Investigating Characteristics of Quality Peer Mentors with Spinal Cord Injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 100(10),1916-23.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2019.04.019

Gainforth, H.L., Baxter, K., Baron, J. Michalovic, E., Caron, J.G. & Sweet, S.N. (2019). RE-AIMing Conferences: Evaluating the adoption, implementation and maintenance of the Rick Hansen Institute’s Praxis 2016. Health Research Policy and Systems, 17:39. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-019-0434-1

Sweet, S. N., Michalovic, E., Baxter, K., Baron, J. & Gainforth, H. L. (2019). RE-AIMing conferences: A reach, effectiveness, and maintenance evaluation of the Rick Hansen Institute’s Praxis 2016. Translational Behavioral Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibz002

Gainforth, H. L., Lorencatto, F., Erickson, K., Baxter, K., Owens, K., West, R., & Michie, S. (2018). Use of dynamic systems methods to characterize dyadic interactions in smoking cessation behavioural support sessions: a feasibility study. British Journal of Health Psychology, 24(1):192-214. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12347

Hoekstra, F., Martin Ginis, K.A., Allan, V., Kothari, A., & Gainforth, H.L. (2018). Evaluating the impact of a network of research partnerships: a longitudinal multiple case study protocol. Health Research Policy and Systems, 16(1),107. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-018-0377-y

Hoekstra, F., Martin Ginis, K.A., Allan, V., Kothari, A., & Gainforth, H.L. (2018). Evaluating the impact of a network of research partnerships: a longitudinal multiple case study protocol. Health Research Policy and Systems, 16(1),107. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-018-0377-y

Dunn, E., Robertson-Wilson, J., & Gainforth, H. L. (2018) Behavior change techniques in mobile applications for sedentary behavior. Digital Health, 4,1-8. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2055207618785798

Jung, M. E., Bourne, J. E. & Gainforth, H. L. (2018). Evaluation of a community-based, family focused healthy weights initiative using the RE-AIM framework. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 15 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-017-0638-0

Cradock, K. A., ÓLaighin, G., Finucane, F. M., McKay, R., Quinlan, L. R., Martin Ginis, K. A., & Gainforth, H. L. (2017). Diet behavior change techniques in type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes care, 40(12), 1800-1810. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc17-0462

Gainforth, H. L., Aujla, S., Beard, E., Croghan, E., & West, R. (2017). Associations between practitioner personality and client quit rates in smoking cessation behavioral support interventions. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 1-7. doi:10.1017/jsc.2017.10

Gainforth, H. L., Sheals, K., Atkins, L., Jackson, R., & Michie, S. (2017). Developing interventions to change recycling behaviors: A case study of applying behavioral science. Applied Environmental Education & Communication 15(4), 325-339. https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2016.1241166

Gainforth, H. L., Lorencatto, F., Erickson, K., West, R., & Michie, S. (2016). Characterizing clients’ verbal statements in behavioral support interventions: The case of smoking cessation. British Journal of Health Psychology 21(3), 600-612. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12188

Gainforth, H. L., Jarvis, J., Berry, T., Chulak-Bozzer, T., Deshpande, S., Faulkner, G., Rhodes, R., Spence, J. C., Tremblay, M., & Latimer-Cheung, A. E. (2015). Evaluating the ParticipACTION Think Again! Campaign. Health Education and Behaviour 43(4), 434-441. https://doi.org/10.1177/109019811560461

Gainforth, H. L., West, R., & Michie, S. (2015). Assessing connections between behavior change theories using network analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49(5), 754-61. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12160-015-9710-7

Gainforth, H. L., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Davis, C., Casemore, S. & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2015).  Testing the feasibility of training peers with spinal cord injury (SCI) to learn and implement brief action planning to promote physical activity to people with SCI. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 38(4):515-25. https://doi.org/10.1179/2045772314Y.0000000239

Gainforth, H. L., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Moore, S., Athanasopoulos, P., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2015). Using network analysis to understand knowledge mobilization in a community-based organization. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 22(3), 292-300. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12529-014-9430-6

Gainforth, H. L., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Athanasopoulos, P., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2015). Examining the feasibility & effectiveness of a community-based organization implementing an event-based knowledge mobilization initiative to promote physical activity guidelines for people with SCI among support personnel. Health Promotion Practice, 16(1), 55-62. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839914528210

Gainforth, H. L., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Athanasopoulos, P., Moore, S., & Martin Ginis, K.  (2014). The role of interpersonal communication in the process of knowledge mobilization within a community-based organization: A network analysis. Implementation Science, 9(1), 59. https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-9-59

Gainforth, H. L., O’Malley, D., Mountenay, T., & Latimer-Cheung, A. E. (2013). Independence and physical activity status moderate stereotypes toward people with a physical disability. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 11(3), 244-257. https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2013.749001

Gainforth, H. L., Berry, T., Craig, C., Faulkner, G., Rhodes, R., Spence, J. C., Tremblay, M, & Latimer-Cheung, A. E. (2013).Evaluating the uptake of Canada’s new physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 3(2), 172-179. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13142-012-0190-z

Gainforth, H. L., Cao, W., & Latimer-Cheung, A. E. (2012). Message framing and parents’ intentions to have their children vaccinated against HPV.  Journal of Public Health Nursing, 29(6), 542-552. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1446.2012.01038.x

Gainforth, H. L., Cao, W., & Latimer-Cheung, A. E. (2012). Determinants of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination intent among three Canadian target groups. Journal of Cancer Education, 27(4), 717-724. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-012-0389-1

Gainforth, H. L. & Latimer, A. E. (2011). Risky business: Risk information and the moderating effect of message frame and past behavior on women’s perceptions of the Human Papillomavirus vaccine. Journal of Health Psychology, 17(6), 896-905. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-012-0389-1

Gainforth, H. L., Barg, C. J., Latimer, A. E., Schmid, K. L., O’Malley, D., & Salovey, P. (2011). An investigation of the theoretical content of physical activity brochures. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 12(6), 615-620. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2011.06.002