Health Sciences: Recent submissions

  • 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 G. (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 ...
  • Mill, Judy E.; Davison, Colleen; Richter, Solina; Etowa, Josephine; Edwards, Nancy; Kahwa, Eulualia; Walusimbi, Mariam; Harrowing, Jean N. (SageHealth SciencesUniversity of AlbertaQueen's UniversityUniversity of OttawaUniversity of the West IndiesMinistry of Health (Kampala, Uganda)University of Lethbridgehttps://dx.doi.org/10.1177/160940691401300105, 2014)
    Nurses are knowledgeable about issues that affect quality and equity of care and are well qualified to inform policy, yet their expertise is seldom acknowledged and their input infrequently invited. In 2007, a large ...
  • 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 ...
  • Nixon, Gary (Paradoxica: Journal of Nondual PsychologyHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011)
    In this article, challenges after awakening are considered. While being in the awakened flow can be very captivating, we see issues of the mind, the heart, and the guts may still emerge that need to be worked through. The ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Stevens, Rhys M. G.; Nixon, Gary (University of Manitoba PressHealth SciencesArts and ScienceLibraryUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011)
    The purpose of this paper is to review what is known about gambling and problem gambling among Aboriginal peoples of North America. The focus is primarily on current gambling practices, and on health and social issues ...
  • Belanger, Yale D.; Awosoga, Olu A.; Weasel Head, Gabrielle (University of AlbertaArts and ScienceHealth SciencesDepartment of Native American StudiesUniversity of Lethbridgehttp://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/aps/article/view/19006, 2013)
    The growing rate of urban Aboriginal homelessness is a concern in Canada, yet, to date, no national enumeration of the homeless community has been attempted. Consequently, policies implemented to guarantee vulnerable ...
  • Belanger, Yale D.; Weasel Head, Gabrielle; Awosoga, Olu A. (University of AlbertaArts and ScienceHealth SciencesDepartment of Native American StudiesUniversity of Lethbridgehttp://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/aps/article/view/17705, 2012)
    This paper explores the current state of urban Aboriginal housing in Canada, by providing an up-to-date mapping of national urban Aboriginal housing conditions. This paper demonstrates that home ownership helps to reduce ...