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Attitudes and Opinions of Pediatric Physicians Regarding Decisions to Withdraw or Withhold Medically-Provided Hydration or NutritionDownload
Deciding to forego intravenous hydration (IH) and medically-provided nutrition (MPN) in pediatric patients remains controversial. Minimal published research exists that explores the attitudes and approaches of pediatricians who are making these decisions. This survey explored attitudes and...
Background: Sarcoidosis etiology is unknown. It is thought to be an aberrant immune response to unidentified environmental agents with ‘rural living’ emerging as a risk factor. Objective: To determine if specific environmental factors were associated with the risk of sarcoidosis. Methods: A...
Rural residents face numerous barriers to health care access that have been postulated to result in decreased utilization and adherence to evidence-based medications. The objectives of this research were to examine cardiovascular medication use and adherence for rural versus urban patients with...
Despite a significant amount of literature on primary health care, little is understood about primary health care expansion. The current study examines community health centre (CHC) board governance during a period of expansion. Participants (board members) were identified through the publically...
Cumulative Total Incidence for Estimating the Burden of Recurrent Events and Risk vs. Rate Concepts and Regression Models in EpidemiologyDownload
In the first part of this thesis, a straightforward intuitive method for descriptive survival analysis, termed “cumulative total incidence”, is proposed to measure the total burden of recurrent events in a population by a given time. Using data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study,...
The prevalence of childhood obesity has increased dramatically over the last three decades in Canada with substantial consequences for the physical, mental, and economic wellbeing of the population. The overarching objective of this thesis was to examine the various aspects of childhood obesity...
Determinants of Health-related Quality of Life among Grade Five Students in Canada and Application to School Based Promotion of Healthy Eating and Active LivingDownload
Childhood overweight and obesity have become a global public health problem that threatens children’s future health. The impaired influence of childhood overweight and obesity on their health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has been documented using clinical and population-based samples among...
Effects of Timing of Adjuvant Treatment on Survival of Patients with Stage III Colon Cancer and Stage II/III Rectal Cancer in AlbertaDownload
Surgery followed by adjuvant treatment has been an evidence-based treatment recommendation for stage III colon cancer and stage II/III rectal cancer since 1990. Clinical trial results are, however, uninformative regarding the definitive outer limit by which adjuvant treatment should be received...
The role of environmental exposures in the acquisition of H.pylori and related disease is not yet understood. This analysis examined two hypotheses regarding how environmental exposures may affect digestive health in northern Canada. First, environmental sources of biological contamination may...
Evaluating food environment assessment methodologies: a multi-level examination of associations between food environments and individual outcomesDownload
Background: The food environment (FE) is being increasingly recognized as an important and modifiable determinant of diet quality and weight status. Hundreds of FE measures exist, resulting in a lack of comparability between studies. This is problematic given that evaluating FEs’ impact on...