Published on in Vol 11 , No 4 (2022) :April

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/30680, first published .
An E–Mental Health Solution to Prevent and Manage Posttraumatic Stress Injuries Among First Responders in Alberta: Protocol for the Implementation and Evaluation of Text Messaging Services (Text4PTSI and Text4Wellbeing)

An E–Mental Health Solution to Prevent and Manage Posttraumatic Stress Injuries Among First Responders in Alberta: Protocol for the Implementation and Evaluation of Text Messaging Services (Text4PTSI and Text4Wellbeing)

An E–Mental Health Solution to Prevent and Manage Posttraumatic Stress Injuries Among First Responders in Alberta: Protocol for the Implementation and Evaluation of Text Messaging Services (Text4PTSI and Text4Wellbeing)

Gloria Obuobi-Donkor 1 * , MSc ;   Ejemai Eboreime 1 , MD, MSc, PhD ;   Jennifer Bond 2 , MC ;   Natalie Phung 2 , MSW ;   Scarlett Eyben 2 , MA ;   Jake Hayward 3 , MPH, MD ;   Yanbo Zhang 1 , MD, PhD ;   Frank MacMaster 4, 5 , PhD ;   Steven Clelland 5 , MA ;   Russell Greiner 6 , PhD ;   Chelsea Jones 7 , PhD ;   Bo Cao 1 , PhD ;   Suzette Brémault-Phillips 7, 8 , PhD ;   Kristopher Wells 8 , PhD ;   Xin-Min Li 1 , MD, PhD ;   Carla Hilario 9 , PhD, RN ;   Andrew J Greenshaw 1 , PhD ;   Vincent Israel Opoku Agyapong 1, 10 * , MD, PhD

1 Department of Psychiatry , Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry , University of Alberta , Edmonton , AB , CA

2 Operational Stress Injury Clinic , Alberta Health Services , Edmonton , AB , CA

3 Department of Emergency Medicine , Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry , University of Alberta , Edmonton , AB , CA

4 Department of Psychiatry , Cumming School of Medicine , University of Calgary , Calgary , AB , CA

5 Addiction and Mental Health , Alberta Health Services , Edmonton , AB , CA

6 Department of Computer Science , Faculty of Science , University of Alberta , Edmonton , AB , CA

7 Department of Occupational Therapy , Faculty of Rehabilitation , University of Alberta , Edmonton , AB , CA

8 Department of Child and Youth Care , Faculty of Health and Community Studies , MacEwan University , Edmonton , AB , CA

9 Faculty of Nursing , University of Alberta , Edmonton , AB , CA

10 Department of Psychiatry , Faculty of Medicine , Dalhousie University , Halifax , NS , CA

*these authors contributed equally

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  • Vincent Israel Opoku Agyapong, MD, PhD
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