Alina Dyachenko

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OBJECTIVES To determine the relation between level of depression and psychoactive medication use and nonadherence in Canadian seniors, given that late-life depression is a common, serious mental health problem in Canada. METHODS Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health and Well-Being respondents aged 65 years and older (n = 7,736) comprised the(More)
BACKGROUND To identify correlates of adherence to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening guidelines in average-risk Canadians. METHODS 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey Cycle 2.1 respondents who were at least 50 years old, without past or present CRC and living in Ontario, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia were included. Outcomes, defined(More)
BACKGROUND The literature on health services (HS) use for mental health problems by community-living seniors with depression is sparse. This study aimed to characterize patterns of HS use for mental health problems by seniors with depressive disorders and symptoms during the previous 12 months. METHOD The study used data from the Canadian Community Health(More)
BACKGROUND Detection of long-term care (LTC) residents at risk of delirium may lead to prevention of this disorder. The primary objective of this study was to determine if the presence of one or more Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) core symptoms of delirium at baseline assessment predicts incident delirium. Secondary objectives were to determine if the(More)
Sperm DNA damage is prevalent among infertile men and is known to influence natural reproduction. However, the impact of sperm DNA damage on assisted reproduction outcomes remains controversial. Here, we conducted a meta-analysis of studies on sperm DNA damage (assessed by SCSA, TUNEL, SCD, or Comet assay) and clinical pregnancy after IVF and/or ICSI(More)
BACKGROUND The delirium index (DI) is a valid measure of delirium severity. We proposed to describe longitudinal patterns of severity scores in older long-term care (LTC) residents. METHODS A prospective cohort study of 280 residents in seven LTC facilities in Montreal and Quebec City, Canada, was conducted. DI, Barthel Index, Mini-Mental State(More)
BACKGROUND The study of mental disorders in the elderly presents substantial challenges due to population heterogeneity, coexistence of different mental disorders, and diagnostic uncertainty. While reliable tools have been developed to collect relevant data, new approaches to study design and analysis are needed. We focus on a new analytic approach. (More)
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