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  • Harrowing, Jean N. (University of AlbertaHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009)
    Over the past three decades, the HIV epidemic has gained a stranglehold in sub-Saharan Africa, where 10% of the world‟s population comprises more than 60% of all people living with the disease. Recent initiatives to boost ...
  • Edwards, Nancy; Kaseje, Dan; Kahwa, Eulalia; Klopper, Hester C.; Mill, Judy E.; Webber, June; Roelofs, Susan; Harrowing, Jean N. (BioMed CentralHealth SciencesUniversity of OttawaGreat Lakes University of KisumuUniversity of West IndiesStellenbosch UniversityUniversity of AlbertaSt. Francis Xavier UniversityUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-016-0478-3, 2016)
    Background: The enormous impact of HIV on communities and health services in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean has especially affected nurses, who comprise the largest proportion of the health workforce in low-and-mi ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A. (RoutledgeHealth SciencesHealth SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeGemini Researchhttps://doi.org/10.1080/14459790902911653, 2009)
    The present study investigated the impact of survey administration format, survey description, and gambling behaviour thresholds on obtained population prevalence rates of problem gambling. A total of 3,028 adults were ...
  • Nixon, Gary; Leigh, Gordon; Nowatzki, Nadine R. (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006-08)
    Research indicates that approximately one third of prison inmates meet the criteria for problem or pathological gambling (Williams, Royston, & Hagen, 2005). However, despite this rate being among the highest of all gambling ...
  • Bardick, Angela D.; Bernes, Kerry B.; Nixon, Gary (Zone of ExcellenceEducationSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006)
    This study used a qualitative method to examine eight men’s motivations for weight lifting and steroid use. Results indicated that these men desired self-improvement, but their goal of obtaining the ideal masculine body ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Odaibo, Felix S.; McGee, Janet M. (Canadian Journal of Public HealthAddiction Centre, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, AlbertaAddiction Centre, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, 1999-05)
    The incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in northeastern Manitoba was investigated by examining all 745 live births occurring in Thompson General Hospital in 1994. Birth records were screened with criteria designed ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre, Guelph, Ontario, CANADA.School of Health SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-08-31)
    This review is an attempt to comprehensively identify and synthesize the literature concerning Internet gambling.
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (ElsevierArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007)
    In light of continued and rapid expansion, and in light of existing ambiguities and gaps in current knowledge, this chapter seeks to highlight the major trends and issues associated with Internet gambling today. This is ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (Final Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre; Guelph, OntarioArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009-01-05)
    Beginning in the early to mid-1990s, as Internet access expanded into workplaces and private residences, gamblers in Western societies were introduced to a new realm of gambling opportunities, based on the Internet. Each ...
  • Nixon, Gary; Solowoniuk, Jason (SpringerSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge10.1007/s11469-008-9153-5, 2008)
    Early research into the motivations behind problem gambling reflected separate paradigms of thought splitting our understanding of the gambler into divergent categories. However, over the past 25 years, problem gambling ...
  • Solowoniuk, Jason; Nixon, Gary (Paradoxica: International Journal of Nondual PsychologyHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009)
    This paper introduces a transpersonal approach to conducting phenomenological research with the emphasis on illuminating a first person account of a sudden awakening. Although within Eastern cultures awakening is typically ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Gloster, Susan P. (Rutgers UniversitySchool of Health Sciences, 1999-11)
    Objective: To investigate knowledge about fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) among Natives in northern Manitoba. A second objective was to determine if there are age or gender differences in level of knowledge. A third objective ...
  • Kulig, Judith Celene; Edge, Dana; Reimer, William; Townshend, Ivan; Lightfoot, Nancy (Australian Journal of Emergency ManagementHealth SciencesDepartment of NursingUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009)
    Risk has been considered as the probability of experiencing adverse events. Understanding risk and vulnerability is essential to disaster management and recovery. Through qualitative interviews in a community that experienced ...
  • Kulig, Judith Celene; Fan, HaiYan (LingLing) (University of LethbridgeHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2016)
    The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to identify the cultural and religious understandings and beliefs related to mental health wellness and illness in general among the LG Mennonites, with the intention of ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Zolner, Theresa; Bertrand, Lorne D.; Davis, R. Meghan (Haworth Press, Inc.School of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2004)
    Frequent substance use has a strong association with poor mental health. The relationship between infrequent substance use and mental health is less clear. The present study investigated this relationship in a large ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Goodale, Leslie A.; Shay-Fiddler, Michele A.; Gloster, Susan P.; Chang, Samuel Y. (Taylor & FrancisSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1080/10550490490483053, 2004)
    The prevalence of methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine misuse and abuse was examined in 450 adolescents referred for substance abuse treatment. Twenty three percent reported nonmedical use of these substances and six ...
  • Harrowing, Jean N.; Mill, Judy E. (ElsevierHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009-11-08)
    Background: The phenomenon of moral distress among nurses has been described in a variety of high-income countries and practice settings. Defined as the biopsychosocial, cognitive, and behavioural effects experienced by ...
  • Thege, Barna Konkoly; Woodin, Erica M.; Hodgins, David C.; Williams, Robert J. (BioMed CentralHealth SciencesUniversity of CalgaryUniversity of VictoriaUniversity of Lethbridge, 2015)
    Background: Resolving the theoretical controversy on the labeling of an increasing number of excessive behaviors as behavioral addictions may also be facilitated by more empirical data on these behavioral problems. For ...
  • Macleod, M.; Stewart, Norma; Pitblado, Roger; Knock, M.; Kulig, Judith Celene (The Canadian NurseHealth SciencesDepartment of NursingUniversity of Lethbridgehttp://www.canada-nurse.com, 2004-06)
    These approaches complement one another while adding to our overall understanding of rural nursing practice. For example, the RNDB had not previously been analysed with rural nurses in mind. The demographic profile of rural ...
  • Lee, Bonnie K. (Lethbridge HeraldFaculty of Health SciencesFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011-03-05)
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