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Lawrence (Larry) W. Mroz

Lawrence (Larry) W. Mroz
Michael Smith Health Research BC

PhD Human Nutrition 2011

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Introduction
Research Services Lead, Patient Engagement Consultant, iKT, BC SUPPORT Unit, AHSN Research Coordinator UBC School of Nursing - Jen Kryworuchko July 2016- Dec 2017. Post-doc 2016 - Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) and BC Centre for Palliative Care - Supervisor Rick Sawatzky Men's Health Behaviour; nutrition and prostate cancer - PhD Human Nutrition 2011 CIHR Post-doc - men's workplace health (2013) Post-doc Leeds Beckett University, Leeds UK with Prof Steve Robertson (Sept 2012-Oct 2013)
Additional affiliations
January 2016 - present
Trinity Western University
Position
  • Interdisciplinary Research Fellow - Canadian Frailty Network
Description
  • Post-Doc funded by the Canadian Frailty Network and the BC Centre for Palliative Care and supervised by Rick Sawatzky from Trinity Western University, http://www.cfn-nce.ca/training/interdisciplinary-fellowship-program/meet-our-2016-fellows/
January 2015 - February 2016
University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Position
  • Project Manager
January 2015 - present
BC Centre for Palliative Care
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Research Associate for BCCPC. Currently doing Facebook page and Twitter feed for @BCC4PC. Working on Advance Care Planning initiative

Publications

Publications (23)
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Purpose: Online programs may help to engage patients in advance care planning in outpatient settings. We sought to implement an online advance care planning program, PREPARE (Prepare for Your Care; http://www.prepareforyourcare.org), at home and evaluate the changes in advance care planning engagement among patients attending outpatient clinics....
Research
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Done while working with the Men's Health Initiative at Vancouver General Hospital Prostate Centre. 2012
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In this article, we outline methodological considerations for conducting research interviews with couples. We draw from two qualitative men's health studies, both developed to explore social interactions between men and their partners of either sex in relation to their health practices. We utilized a combination of separate interviews and joint cou...
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Introduction: Men diagnosed with prostate cancer (PCa) can receive supportive care from an array of sources including female partners and prostate cancer support groups (PCSGs). However, little is known about how heterosexual gender relations and supportive care play out among couples who attend PCSGs. Distilling such gender relation patterns is a...
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Nutrition plays an important role in the health of men diagnosed with prostate cancer and dietary interventions can therefore be a significant part of prostate cancer survivorship supportive care. Family food provision, however, involves complex social interactions, which shape how men engage with their diets and dietary interventions. The role tha...
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Poster Title: Researching Hospital Employee Wellness - Promoting Men’s Health @ Work Purpose and Objectives Although men’s health promotion research has recently gained momentum, there is limited evidence about how to effectively develop, distribute and evaluate men-centred, gender-sensitive programs. In part, this is due to challenges around engag...
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Objective: The purpose of this study is to describe connections between masculinities and patient perspectives of active surveillance (AS) related communication with male physicians. Method: An interpretive descriptive qualitative design was used to explore patient-physician communication from the perspectives of 25 men on AS. In-depth, semistru...
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Although diet might be a valuable adjunct to prostate cancer care, men typically have poorer diets than women and are less likely to change the way they eat after a cancer diagnosis. Gender theory suggests that dominant ideals of masculinity shape men's health and food practices; however, the role of female partners in men's diets is poorly underst...
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Although healthy eating might enhance long-term survival, few men with prostate cancer make diet changes to advance their well-being. Men's typically poor diets and uninterest in self-health may impede nutrition interventions and diet change. Food choice behavior is complex involving many determinants, including gender, which can shape men's health...
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Research indicating that certain diets can lower prostate-specific antigen levels suggests that diet change might be a beneficial treatment adjunct for low-grade prostate cancer. However, few men with prostate cancer adopt significant diet change, indicating a need to better understand how and why they make food choices. This qualitative study expl...
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Asymptomatic men with low-risk, early-stage prostate cancer are eligible for active surveillance (AS), which offers a means to monitor the cancer while delaying treatment. However, AS operates within a unique set of circumstances that advocate monitoring, rather than immediate treatment, and men's health practices are central to coping with the inh...
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To identify and describe decision-making influences on men who decide to manage their low-risk prostate cancer with active surveillance. Qualitative, semistructured interview. The Prostate Centre at Vancouver General Hospital in Canada. 25 patients diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer and on active surveillance. An interpretative, descriptive, q...
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Many prostate cancer support groups (PCSGs) have formed in North America during the past decade, yet their operation or factors influencing sustainability are poorly understood. This article reports micro (intragroup), meso (intergroup), and macro (group/structure) analyses drawn from the fieldwork and participant observations conducted for an ethn...
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There are more than 100 prostate cancer support groups (PCSGs) in Canada, most of which meet on a monthly basis-yet little attention has been paid to the role of women at these groups. As part of an ongoing ethnographic study of PCSGs, we examined women's motivations for attending the groups, their ways of functioning in PCSGs and the benefits they...
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Men's smoking is largely under-examined despite research that has consistently linked partner smoking to pregnant women's smoking and smoking relapse in the postpartum. An on-going qualitative study involving 31 couples in Canada exploring the influence of couple interactions on women's tobacco reduction provided the opportunity to examine men's sm...
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In this paper the authors share their experiences of conducting qualitative research interviews with men about health and illness. Practical issues including interviewer preparation and questioning techniques as well as the nuances of talking with men about matters that are commonly considered to be outside male expertise and interest are discussed...
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Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) has been demonstrated to be the causative agent in roseola infantum. It has been suggested that HHV-6 may have neurotropic properties and be involved in the pathogenesis of febrile seizures in infants. We describe a case-control study to examine the hypothesis that acute HHV-6 infection occurs more commonly in children w...

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