Andrew L Cave

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This multi-method study used a participatory action research approach to examine the complex net of socio-cultural factors that influenced behaviour related to tuberculosis (TB) prevention and treatment in the 10 highest risk cultural groups consisting of immigrant and Aboriginal populations in the province of Alberta, Canada. Trained community research(More)
We show how to combine a general purpose type system for an existing language with support for programming with binders and contexts by refining the type system of ML with a restricted form of dependent types where index objects are drawn from contextual LF. This allows the user to specify formal systems within the logical framework LF and index ML types(More)
BACKGROUND Several sets of Canadian guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma have been published over the past 15 years. Since the last revision of the 1999 Canadian Asthma Consensus Report, important new studies have highlighted the need to incorporate new information into the asthma guidelines. OBJECTIVES To review the literature on adult(More)
Dyspnea is a cardinal symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and its severity and magnitude increases as the disease progresses, leading to significant disability and a negative effect on quality of life. Refractory dyspnea is a common and difficult symptom to treat in patients with advanced COPD. There are many questions concerning(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Despite the publication of a number of randomized, controlled trials demonstrating a substantial reduction in stroke with anticoagulation in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, the 'real world' use of warfarin is sub-optimal. Previous surveys have attempted to explain this problem but have significant limitations. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the processes of care used by community pharmacists participating in the Pharmaceutical Care Research and Education Project (PREP) in terms of drug-related problems (DRPs), pharmacists' recommendations, and status of DRPs at follow-up, and to determine characteristics associated with DRPs. DESIGN Descriptive analysis of the(More)
Numerous randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have conclusively demonstrated that long-term anticoagulation in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) can reduce the risk of stroke by approximately 68% per year, with a low annual risk of major hemorrhage (1.3%). Despite these impressive results, several studies have shown that the use of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare patients' adherence to therapy, expectations, satisfaction with pharmacy services, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after the provision of pharmaceutical care with those of patients who received traditional pharmacy care. DESIGN Randomized controlled cluster design. SETTING Sixteen community pharmacies in Alberta, Canada.(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is a pressing public health concern, which frequently presents in primary care. With the explosive obesity epidemic, there is an urgent need to maximize effective management in primary care. The 5As of Obesity Management™ (5As) are a collection of knowledge tools developed by the Canadian Obesity Network. Low rates of obesity management(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is mostly managed within primary care, but there is little Canadian evidence from this setting. This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of physician-diagnosed COPD in primary care practices, and the degree of comorbidity with other chronic conditions, and to assess patterns of medication(More)