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Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493661/letter-to-the-editor-the-implications-of-the-professionalization-of-health-promotion-in-canada-a-response-to-jr-graham-s-letter-to-the-editor
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LETTER
Thierry Gagné, Josée Lapalme, Janette Leroux
This letter is in response to the following Letter to the Editor: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/hpcdp-pspmc/37-1/ar-04-eng.php.
May 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493660/use-of-medication-and-psychological-counselling-among-canadians-with-mood-and-or-anxiety-disorders
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Siobhan O'Donnell, Maria Syoufi, Wayne Jones, Kathryn Bennett, Louise Pelletier
INTRODUCTION: This study describes the use of prescription medications and psychological counselling in the past 12 months among Canadian adults with a self-reported mood and/or anxiety disorder diagnosis; the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics associated with their use; and reasons for not using them. METHODS: We used data from the 2014 Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada-Mood and Anxiety Disorders Component. The study sample (n = 2916) was divided into four treatment subgroups: (1) taking medication only; (2) having received counselling only; (3) both; or (4) neither...
May 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493659/self-management-of-mood-and-or-anxiety-disorders-through-physical-activity-exercise
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Louise Pelletier, Shamila Shanmugasegaram, Scott B Patten, Alain Demers
INTRODUCTION: Physical activity/exercise is regarded as an important self-management strategy for individuals with mental illness. The purpose of this study was to describe individuals with mood and/or anxiety disorders who were exercising or engaging in physical activity to help manage their disorders versus those who were not, and the facilitators for and barriers to engaging in physical activity/exercise. METHODS: For this study, we used data from the 2014 Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada-Mood and Anxiety Disorders Component...
May 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493658/factors-associated-with-delayed-diagnosis-of-mood-and-or-anxiety-disorders
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Ricky Cheung, Siobhan O'Donnell, Nawaf Madi, Elliot Goldner
INTRODUCTION: This study examined the association between time to diagnosis and sociodemographic and clinical characteristics as well as time to diagnosis and physical and mental health status, among Canadian adults with a self-reported mood and/or anxiety disorder diagnosis. METHODS: We used data from the 2014 Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada-Mood and Anxiety Disorders Component. The study sample (n=3212) was divided into three time to diagnosis subgroups: long (> 5 years), moderate (1-5 years) and short (< 1 year)...
May 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493657/introduction
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EDITORIAL
Siobhan O'Donnell
We are pleased to bring you the second of two special issues on mood and anxiety disorders focussing on data from the 2014 Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada-Mood and Anxiety Disorder Component (SLCDC-MA). In December of 2016, we published the first issue, which included three articles describing various aspects of Canadian adults with a self-reported diagnosed mood and/or anxiety disorder including their sociodemographic characteristics, health status, activity limitations and level of disability and factors associated with well-being...
May 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402802/positive-mental-health-surveillance-indicator-framework-quick-stats-youth-12-to-17-years-of-age-canada-2017-edition
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April 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402801/measuring-positive-mental-health-in-canada-construct-validation-of-the-mental-health-continuum-short-form
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Heather Orpana, Julie Vachon, Jennifer Dykxhoorn, Gayatri Jayaraman
INTRODUCTION: Positive mental health is increasingly recognized as an important focus for public health policies and programs. In Canada, the Mental Health Continuum-Short Form (MHC-SF) was identified as a promising measure to include on population surveys to measure positive mental health. It proposes to measure a three-factor model of positive mental health including emotional, social and psychological well-being. The purpose of this study was to examine whether the MHC-SF is an adequate measure of positive mental health for Canadian adults...
April 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402800/assessment-of-dysglycemia-risk-in-the-kitikmeot-region-of-nunavut-using-the-canrisk-tool
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Ying Jiang, Susan Rogers Van Katwyk, Yang Mao, Heather Orpana, Gina Argwal, Margaret de Groh, Monique Skinner, Robyn Clarke, Howard Morrison
INTRODUCTION: The Public Health Agency of Canada adapted a Finnish diabetes screening tool (FINDRISC) to create a tool (CANRISK) tailored to Canada's multi-ethnic population. CANRISK was developed using data collected in seven Canadian provinces. In an effort to extend the applicability of CANRISK to northern territorial populations, we completed a study with the mainly Inuit population in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut. METHODS: We obtained CANRISK questionnaires, physical measures and blood samples from participants in five Nunavut communities in Kitikmeot...
April 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402799/implementation-of-an-integrated-primary-care-cardiometabolic-risk-prevention-and-management-network-in-montr%C3%A3-al-does-greater-coordination-of-care-with-primary-care-physicians-have-an-impact-on-health-outcomes
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Sylvie Provost, Raynald Pineault, Dominique Grimard, José Pérez, Michel Fournier, Yves Lévesque, Johanne Desforges, Pierre Tousignant, Roxane Borgès Da Silva
INTRODUCTION: Chronic disease management requires substantial services integration. A cardiometabolic risk management program inspired by the Chronic Care Model was implemented in Montréal for patients with diabetes or hypertension. One of this study's objectives was to assess the impact of care coordination between the interdisciplinary teams and physicians on patient participation in the program, lifestyle improvements and disease control. METHODS: We obtained data on health outcomes from a register of clinical data, questionnaires completed by patients upon entry into the program and at the 12-month mark, and we drew information on the program's characteristics from the implementation analysis...
April 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273037/status-report-identifying-equity-focussed-interventions-to-promote-healthy-weights
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C James Frankish, Brenda Kwan, Diane E Gray, Andrea Simpson, Nina Jetha
INTRODUCTION: We developed screening criteria to identify population health interventions with an equity focus for inclusion on the Public Health Agency of Canada's Canadian Best Practices Portal. We applied them to the area of "healthy weights," specifically, obesity prevention. METHODS: We conducted a review of the literature and obtained input from expert external reviewers on changes to midstream environments. Interventions had to identify outcomes for groups with an underlying social disadvantage...
March 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273036/status-report-childhood-overweight-and-obesity-in-canada-an-integrative-assessment
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Deepa P Rao, Erin Kropac, Minh T Do, Karen C Roberts, Gayatri C Jayaraman
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a complex risk factor for chronic disease that is associated with a number of socioecological determinants. In this status report, we provide an overview of the socioecological framework that is now guiding our ongoing surveillance efforts in the area of childhood overweight and obesity. This framework considers individual risk and protective factors (sociodemographic, lifestyle, psychosocial and early-life) through the lens of the life stage, levels of influence and environments in which these factors play a role...
March 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273035/the-association-of-household-food-security-household-characteristics-and-school-environment-with-obesity-status-among-off-reserve-first-nations-and-m%C3%A3-tis-children-and-youth-in-canada-results-from-the-2012-aboriginal-peoples-survey
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Jasmin Bhawra, Martin J Cooke, Yanling Guo, Piotr Wilk
INTRODUCTION: Indigenous children are twice as likely to be classified as obese and three times as likely to experience household food insecurity when compared with non- Indigenous Canadian children. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between food insecurity and weight status among Métis and off-reserve First Nations children and youth across Canada. METHODS: We obtained data on children and youth aged 6 to 17 years (n = 6900) from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey...
March 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273034/evaluating-compression-or-expansion-of-morbidity-in-canada-trends-in-life-expectancy-and-health-adjusted-life-expectancy-from-1994-to-2010
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Colin Steensma, Lidia Loukine, Bernard C Choi
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to investigate whether morbidity in Canada, at the national and provincial levels, is compressing or expanding by tracking trends in life expectancy (LE) and health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE) from 1994 to 2010. "Compression" refers to a decrease in the proportion of life spent in an unhealthy state over time. It happens when HALE increases faster than LE. "Expansion" refers to an increase in the proportion of life spent in an unhealthy state that happens when HALE is stable or increases more slowly than LE...
March 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273033/editorial-reducing-premature-mortality-among-young-and-middle-aged-adults
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EDITORIAL
Joel G Ray
The death of an individual in early and middle adulthood is an untimely event whose tragic effects are experienced by the parents, siblings, partners, children and friends of the deceased individual. Preventing premature death is a foremost goal of health care and public health programs, and of society at large.
March 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273041/the-burden-of-generalized-anxiety-disorder-in-canada
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Louise Pelletier, Siobhan O'Donnell, Louise McRae, Jean Grenier
INTRODUCTION: Although generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is common and disabling, there are few Canadian studies on this mental illness. We compared the characteristics, health status, health services use and health care needs of Canadians with GAD to those with depression. METHODS: Data are from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health, which surveyed a nationally representative sample of Canadians aged 15 years and older (n = 23 709; response rate of 68...
February 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273040/the-cost-of-diabetes-in-canada-over-10-years-applying-attributable-health-care-costs-to-a-diabetes-incidence-prediction-model
#16
Anja Bilandzic, Laura Rosella
INTRODUCTION: Our objective was to estimate the future direct health care costs due to diabetes for a 10-year period in Canada using national survey data, a validated diabetes risk prediction tool and individual-level attributable cost estimates. METHODS: We used the Diabetes Population Risk Tool to predict the number of new diabetes cases in those aged 20 years and above over a 10-year period (to 2022), using 2011 and 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey data...
February 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273039/multiple-sclerosis-in-canada-2011-to-2031-results-of-a-microsimulation-modelling-study-of-epidemiological-and-economic-impacts
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Nana Amankwah, Ruth Ann Marrie, Christina Bancej, Rochelle Garner, Douglas G Manuel, Ron Wall, Philippe Finès, Julie Bernier, Karen Tu, Kim Reimer
INTRODUCTION: The objective of our study was to present model-based estimates and projections on current and future health and economic impacts of multiple sclerosis (MS) in Canada over a 20-year time horizon (2011-2031). METHODS: Using Statistics Canada's Population Health Microsimulation Model (POHEM) framework, specifically the population-based longitudinal, microsimulation model named POHEM-Neurological, we identified people with MS from health administrative data sources and derived incidence and mortality rate parameters from a British Columbia population-based cohort for future MS incidence and mortality projections...
February 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273038/editorial-the-weight-of-our-nation
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EDITORIAL
Hans Krueger
Canadians spent an estimated $228 billion on health care in 2016. That represents 11.1% of our total economy, or $6,299 per person. Almost 40% of all public expenditures are allocated to fund health care. Put succinctly, that is a lot of money! This issue of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada places a spotlight on three diseases that contribute to this economic burden of health care in Canada.
February 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102995/letter-to-the-editor-who-benefits-from-the-professionalization-of-health-promotion
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LETTER
J R Graham
In 2007, Health Promotion Ontario (HPO) began working to advance the "profession" of health promotion (HP) in Canada through development of national competencies for health promoters. Their work was continued by the Pan-Canadian Network for Health Promoter Competencies ("the Network"). Funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Network aimed to address (1) the recommendation made by the Canadian Joint Task Group on Public Health Human Resources for function specific competencies (including "HP Specialists"); and (2) the marginalization health promoters face in practice...
January 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102994/at-a-glance-emergency-department-surveillance-of-thermal-burns-and-scalds-electronic-canadian-hospitals-injury-reporting-and-prevention-program-2013
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J Crain, S McFaull, D P Rao, M T Do, W Thompson
INTRODUCTION: Although fatality and hospitalization rates for burns in Canada have declined over time, less serious cases still commonly present to the emergency department (ED). METHODS: The Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP) is an injury and poisoning surveillance system administered by the Public Health Agency of Canada, operating in emergency departments of 17 hospitals. RESULTS: Overall, cases reported in 2013 were scalds and contact burns from hot objects...
January 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
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