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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887580/factors-associated-with-difficulty-accessing-health-care-for-infants-in-canada-mothers-reports-from-the-cross-sectional-maternity-experiences-survey
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Alisa D Brandon, Christy Costanian, Manal F El Sayed, Hala Tamim
BACKGROUND: Approximately 13% of Canadian mothers report difficulty accessing health care for their infants, yet little is known about the factors associated with difficulty. Therefore, we examined factors associated with difficulty accessing non-routine health care for Canadian infants, from birth to 14 months of age, as reported by their mothers. METHODS: Data was drawn from the Maternity Experiences Survey (MES), a cross-sectional, nationally representative survey of mothers who gave birth between November 2005 and May 2006, aged 15 years or older, and lived with their infants at the time of survey administration...
November 25, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878418/factors-associated-with-current-smoking-among-off-reserve-first-nations-and-m%C3%A3-tis-youth-results-from-the-2012-aboriginal-peoples-survey
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Christopher Ryan, Scott Leatherdale, Martin Cooke
First Nations and Métis, two of Canada's constitutionally recognized Indigenous groups, suffer from poorer overall health than non-Indigenous Canadians. Current smoking, a known predictor of chronic health conditions, is close to twice as prevalent among Indigenous youth as it is among non-Indigenous Canadian youth. However, little population-level research has examined the correlates of current smoking among this population. Guided by a health framework centered on Indigenous-specific determinants, we used data from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey to examine the correlates of current smoking among First Nations and Métis youth aged 15-17 years living outside of First Nations reserves...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871180/prescription-opioid-prescribing-use-misuse-harms-and-treatment-among-aboriginal-people-in-canada-a-narrative-review-of-available-data-and-indicators
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Cayley Russell, Michelle Firestone, Len Kelly, Christopher Mushquash, Benedikt Fischer
INTRODUCTION: Prescription opioid (PO) misuse and related harms are high in Canada, and a major public health challenge. In Canada, 1.4 million individuals (4.3% of the total population) self-identify as Aboriginal, among whom substance use and related harms are elevated. While there are reports of PO use and associated problems among Aboriginal groups, no comprehensive data review currently exists. METHODS: A review of available data sources (ie journal publications, public reports and 'grey' literature) was conducted following principles of a scoping review...
October 2016: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843824/diabetes-mellitus-and-the-aboriginal-diabetic-initiative-in-canada-an-update-review
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Lawrence Leung
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease of major global health concern due to its increasing prevalence in both developing and developed counties, with a projection increase of 214% from the year 2000 to 2030. Among the Aboriginal population of Canada (which includes the First Nations, Inuit and Metis), diabetes mellitus contribute significantly to their higher morbidity and increased health disparity when compared to the non-Aboriginal Canadians. In view of this, the Federal Government of Canada had launched the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (ADI) in 1999 as part of the bigger Canadian Diabetes Strategy to provide a better framework for surveillance, public education and community-based management of diabetes...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815479/hiv-aids-risk-and-prevention-issues-among-inuit-living-in-nunavut-territory-of-canada
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Alexander Kumar
AIM: HIV infections occur across the Arctic but their incidence among aboriginal populations varies vastly. At the time this research was initiated there were no data on their occurrence, risk of HIV/AIDS or preventive strategies among Inuit living in the Nunavut territory of Canada. This review is the first to assess the risk of HIV infection among Inuit and evaluate current prevention strategies among Canadian-Inuit populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The contents of this article are based on the author's own research, undertaken during 3 visits to the Canadian Arctic and the published literature...
November 2016: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813660/building-collaboration-a-scoping-review-of-cultural-competency-and-safety-education-and-training-for-healthcare-students-and-professionals-in-canada
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Olivia Guerra, Donna Kurtz
: Phenomenon: This scoping literature review summarizes current Canadian health science education and training aimed to lessen health gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples. APPROACH: Keyword searches of peer-reviewed and gray literature databases, websites, and resources recommended by local Aboriginal community members identified 1,754 resources. Using specific inclusion and exclusion criteria, 26 resources relevant to education and training of healthcare professionals and students in Canada were selected...
November 4, 2016: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806529/ethics-of-biological-sampling-research-with-aboriginal-communities-in-canada
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Behdin Nowrouzi, Lorrilee McGregor, Alicia McDougall, Donna Debassige, Jennifer Casole, Christine Nguyen, Behnam Nowrouzi-Kia, Deborah McGregor
BACKGROUND: The objective of this paper is to identify key ethical issues associated with biological sampling in Aboriginal populations in Canada and to recommend approaches that can be taken to address these issues. METHODS: Our work included the review of notable biological sampling cases and issues. We examined several significant cases (Nuu-chah-nult people of British Columbia, Hagahai peoples of Papua New Guinea and the Havasupai tribe of Arizona) on the inappropriate use of biological samples and secondary research in Aboriginal populations by researchers...
August 4, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747739/injury-risk-in-british-columbia-canada-1986-to-2009-are-aboriginal-children-and-youth-over-represented
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M Anne George, Andrew Jin, Mariana Brussoni, Christopher E Lalonde, Rod McCormick
BACKGROUND: Children and youth worldwide are at high risk of injury resulting in morbidity, disability or mortality. Disparities in risk exist between and within countries, and by sex and ethnicity. Our aim is to contribute data on disparities of injury rates for Aboriginal children and youth compared with those of the general population in British Columbia (BC), Canada, by examining risks for the two populations, utilizing provincial administrative data over a 24-year period. METHODS: Hospital discharge records from the provincial health care database for children and youth were used to identify injury for the years 1986 to 2009...
December 2015: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730106/impact-of-a-methadone-maintenance-program-on-an-aboriginal-community-a-qualitative-study
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Michel Landry, Nadia Veilleux, Julie-Eve Arseneault, Saneea Abboud, André Barrieau, Mathieu Bélanger
BACKGROUND: Methadone maintenance treatment programs implemented in Aboriginal communities have proven to be beneficial for the control of opioid addiction and its associated consequences, but the perceptions and opinions of different community members about these programs remain elusive. The goal of this study was to determine the perceptions of members of a First Nation community in New Brunswick, Canada, on the implementation of a methadone maintenance treatment program and its effects on the community...
July 2016: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716261/enhancing-health-care-equity-with-indigenous-populations-evidence-based-strategies-from-an-ethnographic-study
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Annette J Browne, Colleen Varcoe, Josée Lavoie, Victoria Smye, Sabrina T Wong, Murry Krause, David Tu, Olive Godwin, Koushambhi Khan, Alycia Fridkin
BACKGROUND: Structural violence shapes the health of Indigenous peoples globally, and is deeply embedded in history, individual and institutional racism, and inequitable social policies and practices. Many Indigenous communities have flourished, however, the impact of colonialism continues to have profound health effects for Indigenous peoples in Canada and internationally. Despite increasing evidence of health status inequities affecting Indigenous populations, health services often fail to address health and social inequities as routine aspects of health care delivery...
October 4, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708121/harmonization-of-food-frequency-questionnaires-and-dietary-pattern-analysis-in-4-ethnically-diverse-birth-cohorts
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Russell J de Souza, Michael A Zulyniak, Dipika Desai, Mateen R Shaikh, Natalie C Campbell, Diana L Lefebvre, Milan Gupta, Julie Wilson, Gita Wahi, Stephanie A Atkinson, Koon K Teo, Padmaja Subbarao, Allan B Becker, Piushkumar J Mandhane, Stuart E Turvey, Malcolm R Sears, Sonia S Anand
BACKGROUND: Canada is an ethnically diverse nation, which introduces challenges for health care providers tasked with providing evidence-based dietary advice. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to harmonize food-frequency questionnaires (FFQs) across 4 birth cohorts of ethnically diverse pregnant women to derive robust dietary patterns to investigate maternal and newborn outcomes. METHODS: The NutriGen Alliance comprises 4 prospective birth cohorts and includes 4880 Canadian mother-infant pairs of predominantly white European [CHILD (Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development) and FAMILY (Family Atherosclerosis Monitoring In earLY life)], South Asian [START (SouTh Asian birth cohoRT)-Canada], or Aboriginal [ABC (Aboriginal Birth Cohort)] origins...
November 2016: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638329/prevalence-of-alcohol-consumption-during-pregnancy-and-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-among-the-general-and-aboriginal-populations-in-canada-and-the-united-states
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Svetlana Popova, Shannon Lange, Charlotte Probst, Nino Parunashvili, Jürgen Rehm
Prenatal alcohol exposure may cause a number of health complications for the mother and developing fetus, including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). This study aimed to estimate the pooled prevalence of i) alcohol use (any amount) and binge drinking (4 or more standard drinks on a single occasion) during pregnancy, and ii) Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and FASD among the general and Aboriginal populations in Canada and the United States, based on the available literature. Comprehensive systematic literature searches and meta-analyses, assuming a random-effects model, were conducted...
September 13, 2016: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616600/third-world-realities-in-a-first-world-setting-a-study-of-the-hiv-aids-related-conditions-and-risk-behaviors-of-sex-trade-workers-in-saskatoon-saskatchewan-canada
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Yelena Bird, Mark Lemstra, Marla Rogers, John Moraros
The transmission and prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) among those employed as sex trade workers (STW) is a major public health concern. The present study describes the self-reported responses of 340 STW, at-risk for contracting HIV. The participants were recruited by selective targeting between 2009 and 2010 from within the Saskatoon Health Region (SHR), Saskatchewan, Canada. As of 2012, the SHR has the highest incidence rate of positive test reports for HIV in Canada, at more than three times the national average (17...
December 2016: SAHARA J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580892/mentoring-relationships-and-the-mental-health-of-aboriginal-youth-in-canada
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David J DeWit, Samantha Wells, Tara Elton-Marshall, Julie George
We compared the mentoring experiences and mental health and behavioral outcomes associated with program-supported mentoring for 125 Aboriginal (AB) and 734 non-Aboriginal (non-AB) youth ages 6-17 participating in a national survey of Big Brothers Big Sisters community mentoring relationships. Parents or guardians reported on youth mental health and other outcomes at baseline (before youth were paired to a mentor) and at 18 months follow-up. We found that AB youth were significantly less likely than non-AB youth to be in a long-term continuous mentoring relationship...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27563284/ethics-in-community-university-artist-partnered-research-tensions-contradictions-and-gaps-identified-in-an-arts-for-social-change-project
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Annalee Yassi, Jennifer Beth Spiegel, Karen Lockhart, Lynn Fels, Katherine Boydell, Judith Marcuse
Academics from diverse disciplines are recognizing not only the procedural ethical issues involved in research, but also the complexity of everyday "micro" ethical issues that arise. While ethical guidelines are being developed for research in aboriginal populations and low-and-middle-income countries, multi-partnered research initiatives examining arts-based interventions to promote social change pose a unique set of ethical dilemmas not yet fully explored. Our research team, comprising health, education, and social scientists, critical theorists, artists and community-activists launched a five-year research partnership on arts-for-social change...
2016: Journal of Academic Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554334/stigma-experiences-in-marginalized-people-living-with-hiv-seeking-health-services-and-resources-in-canada
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Leeann R Donnelly, Lauren Bailey, Abbas Jessani, Jonathan Postnikoff, Paul Kerston, Mario Brondani
HIV stigma may prevent people from obtaining a timely diagnosis and engaging in life-saving care. It may also prevent those who are HIV infected from seeking health and education resources, particularly if they are from marginalized communities. We inductively explored the roots of stigma and its impact on health services and resource seeking as experienced by HIV-infected members of marginalized communities in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, using a community-based participatory research framework. Five peer-facilitated focus groups were conducted with 33 Aboriginal, Latino, Asian, and African participants...
November 2016: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27548666/treating-early-childhood-caries-under-general-anesthesia-a-national-review-of-canadian-data
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Robert J Schroth, Carlos Quiñonez, Luke Shwart, Brandon Wagar
INTRODUCTION: Many Canadian children are affected by early childhood caries (ECC) and require treatment under general anesthesia. The purpose of this study was to determine the burden of day surgery for children with ECC in Canada. METHODS: Day surgery abstracts for children 6 years of age with ECC were extracted from the Canadian Institute for Health Information Discharge Abstract Database and National Ambulatory Care Reporting System for 4 years, 2010/11 to 2013/14...
July 2016: Journal—Canadian Dental Association, Journal de L'Association Dentaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27532620/acute-care-hospitalization-by-aboriginal-identity-canada-2006-through-2008
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Gisèle Carrière, Evelyne Bougie, Dafna Kohen, Michelle Rotermann, Claudia Sanmartin
BACKGROUND: National data about acute care hospitalization of Aboriginal people are scarce. This study addresses that information gap by describing patterns of hospitalization by Aboriginal identity for leading diagnoses for all provinces and territories except Quebec. DATA AND METHODS: The 2006 Census was linked to the 2006/2007-to-2008/2009 Discharge Abstract Database, which contains hospital records from all acute care facilities in Canada (excluding Quebec)...
August 17, 2016: Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27470154/gambling-and-problem-gambling-among-canadian-urban-aboriginals
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Robert J Williams, Yale D Belanger, S Yvonne Prusak
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of gambling and problem gambling in urban Aboriginals in the Canadian Prairie provinces and to determine the predictors of problem gambling. METHOD: In total, 1114 Aboriginals living in 15 cities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba were recruited via posters and direct solicitation at Native Friendship Centres, shopping malls, and other locations where Aboriginals congregated. They each completed a self-administered 5- to 10-minute survey...
November 2016: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27456349/developing-community-driven-quality-improvement-initiatives-to-enhance-chronic-disease-care-in-indigenous-communities-in-canada-the-forge-ahead-program-protocol
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Mariam Naqshbandi Hayward, Jann Paquette-Warren, Stewart B Harris
BACKGROUND: Given the dramatic rise and impact of chronic diseases and gaps in care in Indigenous peoples in Canada, a shift from the dominant episodic and responsive healthcare model most common in First Nations communities to one that places emphasis on proactive prevention and chronic disease management is urgently needed. METHODS: The Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD) Program partners with 11 First Nations communities across six provinces in Canada to develop and evaluate community-driven quality improvement (QI) initiatives to enhance chronic disease care...
2016: Health Research Policy and Systems
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