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- 1Adams, Denise
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- 1Conter, Henry J
Work engagement in nursing practice is critically important to consider in addressing key challenges of health systems, including the global nursing shortage, pressures to reduce health care spending, and increasing demands for quality care and positive outcomes for patients. There is a...
Individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) have an increased risk of bladder cancer, relative to non-diabetic individuals. We aimed to investigate factors that may influence this association. Some reports suggest an association between the glucose-lowering drug pioglitazone and bladder cancer. Our...
The increasing popularity of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapies as health care options warrants thorough examination of the efficacy and safety evidence around these therapies. This thesis explores the intersection of TCM and fatigue using two rigorous methodologies: systematic reviews...
The validity, reliability and time requirement of study model analysis using cone-beam computed tomography generated virtual study modelsDownload
Objectives: To investigate the validity, reliability and time spent on performing a full orthodontic study model analysis (SMA) on Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)-generated dental models (Anatomodels) compared with conventional Plaster models and a subset of Extracted Premolars. Methods:...
How the costs of research and its associated risks contribute to a minimum price that would support continued private pharmaceutical investment is unclear. We employed a linear cost-volume-revenue breakeven analysis to equate initial capital investment and risk, and its associated...
Background: There is emerging evidence that randomized trials are subject to biases. Flaws in the design of such trials can result in over- or underestimation of the treatment effect size. Aim: To examine the empirical evidence for bias, to quantify the extent of bias associated with methodology,...
The Experiences of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Participants: A Systematic Review of Qualitative ResearchDownload
Enriched high school curricula like the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Diploma programs are endorsed as enhanced entry programs for postsecondary-bound students. Program participation is perceived to have benefits that appeal to broad stakeholder groups of students, parents...
The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Secondary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease: A Meta-AnalysisDownload
The effectiveness of secondary prevention (SP) for coronary heart disease (CHD) is well established. The poor integration of evidence into clinical practice remains problematic, in part due to the poor description of trials evaluating these programs. As a result, knowledge users remain unclear...
Telemedicine is a promising but unproven tool for improving the quality of chronic disease care. The aim of this research is to investigate the potential of telemedicine for the care of patients with chronic diseases in Canada. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis of telemedicine for...
This thesis presents the results of three studies examining the management of migraine in children. First we conducted a systematic review of all clinical trials conducted in children and adolescents of the acute migraine therapy. A meta-analysis of the 26 randomized controlled trials is...