Health Sciences: Recent submissions

  • Currie, Cheryl L.; Larouche, Richard; Voss, M. Lauren; Higa, Erin K.; Spiwak, Rae; Scott, David R.; Tallow, Treena (BioMed CentralHealth SciencesArts and ScienceLibraryUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of ManitobaAlberta Health Serviceshttps://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-020-01479-3, 2020)
    Background: COVID-19 has resulted in an increased demand for eHealth services globally. There is emerging evidence for the efficacy for group eHealth interventions that support population-based mental health and wellbeing, ...
  • Lee, Bonnie K.; Northey, Korie-Lyn (Health SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeGrande Prairie and Area Outpatient and Prevention Services Office, 2020)
    Family engagement is a priority in addiction and mental health services, although compelling concepts and processes to involve families remain inadequate. Couple therapy is ostensibly missing in the menu of services ...
  • Lee, Bonnie K. (Wolters KluwerHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2020)
    This article explicates the analogous principles and concepts between traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and congruence couple therapy (CCT). Although originating out of vastly different times and places, TCM and CCT share ...
  • Brassolotto, Julia; Caspar, Sienna; Spenceley, Shannon (University of LethbridgeHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2019)
    In this report, we outline the results of a comparative case study of long-term care (LTC) in rural Alberta.
  • Awosoga, Olu A.; Doan, Jon B.; Steinke, Claudia; Sajobi, Tolulope T.; Murphy, Sheli; Baerg, Scott; Bolarinwa, Remi; Nord, Christina; Varsanyi, Stephanie; Dosu, Benjamin; Lucchesi, Annita (University of LethbridgeHealth SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of CalgaryCovenant Health, 2020)
    This is a report on the health status of paid professional caregivers in long-term care (LTC) and Assisted Living (AL) Facilities that was carried out in Alberta Province between June 2017 and October 2019.
  • Wiebe, Adrienne D.; Barton, Sylvia; Auger, Laura; Pijl, Em M.; Foster-Boucher, Caroline (University of AlbertaHealth SciencesMennonite Central CommitteeUniversity of AlbertaAlberta Health ServicesUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://dx.doi.org/10.5663/aps.v5i1.23823, 2015)
    It is not only remote Aboriginal communities in Canada that have poorer maternalinfant health status than Canadian averages; residents of First Nation communities located close to large urban centres also experience this ...
  • Pijl, Em M. (University of LethbridgeHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2020)
    The Urban Social Issues Study (USIS) was a longitudinal study that measured and explored perceptions and observations of social disorder by business owners and operators in downtown Lethbridge over a period of 13 months, ...
  • Sajobi, Tolulope T.; Li, Guowei; Awosoga, Olu A.; Wang, Meng; Menon, Bijoy K.; Hill, Michael D.; Thabane, Lehana (BioMed CentralHealth SciencesUniversity of CalgaryMcMaster UniversityUniversity of LethbridgeResearch Institute at St Joseph's Healthcarehttps://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-017-0668-3, 2018)
    Background: The pragmatic–explanatory continuum indicator summary version 2 (PRECIS-2) tool has recently been developed to classify randomized clinical trials (RCTs) as pragmatic or explanatory based on their design ...
  • Harper, Lane; Powell, Jeff; Pijl, Em M. (BioMed CentralHealth SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeCarleton Universityhttps://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-017-0179-5, 2017)
    Given the current opioid crisis around the world, harm reduction agencies are seeking to help people who use drugs to do so more safely. Many harm reduction agencies are exploring techniques to test illicit drugs to identify ...
  • Vandenberg, Shannon Y.; Kulig, Judith Celene (Ingram School of NursingHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2015)
    Qualitative grounded theory was used to compare and contrast the understanding and decision-making process of non-immunizing mothers and health professionals’ perceptions of these mothers’ understanding and decision-making ...
  • Mutti-Packer, Seema; Hodgins, David C.; Williams, Robert J.; Thege, Konkoly (BioMed CentralHealth SciencesUniversity of CalgaryUniversity of LethbridgeWaypoint Centre for Mental Health CareUniversity of Torontohttps://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-017-1518-5, 2017)
    Background: Little research has examined the potential protective influence of religiosity against problem gambling; a common addictive behavior, and one with a host of associated negative health and social outcomes. The ...
  • Fan, Hai Y.; Kulig, Judith Celene (Rural Development Institute, Brandon UniversityHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2014)
    Multiculturalism is an important concept in Canada although there has been limited examination of its meaning in rural settings. To expand this knowledge base, this article presents the Low German (LG) Mennonites as a case ...
  • MacLeod, Martha L. P.; Stewart, Norma J.; Kulig, Judith Celene; Anguish, Penny; Andrews, Mary E.; Banner, Davina; Garraway, Leana; Hanlon, Neil; Karunanayake, Chandima; Kilpatrick, Kelley; Koren, Irene; Kosteniuk, Julie; Martin-Misener, Ruth; Mix, Nadine; Moffitt, Pertice; Olynick, Janna; Penz, Kelly; Sluggett, Larine; Van Pelt, Linda; Wilson, Erin; Zimmer, Lela (BioMed CentralHealth SciencesUniversity of Northern British ColumbiaUniversity of SaskatchewanUniversity of LethbridgeNorthern Health Authority (B.C.)Université de MontréalLaurentian UniversityDalhousie UniversityAurora Collegehttps://doi.org/10.1186/s12960-017-0209-0, 2017)
    Background: In Canada, as in other parts of the world, there is geographic maldistribution of the nursing workforce, and insufficient attention is paid to the strengths and needs of those providing care in rural and remote ...
  • Leonard, Carrie A.; Williams, Robert J. (Center for Addiction & Mental HealthHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://dx.doi.org/10.4309/jgi.2015.31.5, 2015)
    Poker is characterized as a ‘‘mixed’’ game: a game that includes both skill and chance components. But what individual differences are characteristic of skilled poker players? No previous study has sought to evaluate the ...
  • Brassolotto, Julia; Howard, Lisa (University of Lethbridge, 2019)
    In this report, we outline the findings from Phase 2 of a multi-phase, Alberta-wide study on sexual expression in supportive living and long-term care homes. By “sexual expression,” we mean handholding, hugging, fantasizing, ...
  • Luft, Toupey; Roughley, Robert (CreateSpaceHealth SciencesCity University of SeattleUniversity of Lethbridge, 2016)
    Reflective practice can enhance the professional identity development (PID) of graduate students. Struggling with one’s self-awareness and related academic assignments are part of a necessary process for ensuring student ...
  • Perry, Robert D.; Press, Madeline M.; Rohatinsky, Noelle; Compton, Roslyn M.; Sedgwick, Monique (ElsevierHealth SciencesUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatchewan PolytechnicUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnss.2016.07.001, 2016)
    Purpose: This pilot study aimed to assess the reliability and validity of a modified Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure (m-DREEM) tool used to evaluate the effects of different pedagogical approaches in a clinical ...
  • Howard, Lisa; Will, Brielle (Elsevierhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2018.02.001, 2018)
    The acronym DIGEST (discuss, invite, generate, explore, strategize, time) integrates motivational interviewing (MI) spirit, skill, and style to guide the student and instructor through discussions about clinical performance. ...
  • Luft, Toupey M. (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy AssociationHealth SciencesCity University of SeattleUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/61070, 2016)
    Since its introduction in 1989, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) has gained a solid body of evidence for its efficacious use in treating trauma and its effects. The process of divorce is likely ...
  • Cameron, Catherine A.; Luft, Toupey; Dmytro, Dana; Kubiliene, Neringa; Chou, Winni (University of VictoriaHealth SciencesUniversity of British ColumbiaUniversity of Seattle in CanadaUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://dx.doi.org/10.18357/ijcyfs81201716739, 2017)
    In this study we examined the negotiation of romantic relationships by urban youth, as discussed in focus groups, in a multicultural community. We compared these urban-student findings for an emergent fit with previously ...