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Perinatal depression: prevalence, risks, and the nutrition link--a review of the literature.
The purpose of this review is to examine the role of nutrition in perinatal depression. Perinatal (maternal) depression refers to major and minor episodes during pregnancy (termed antenatal) and/or… Expand
Comparing Three Measures of Health Status (Perceived Health With Likert-Type Scale, EQ-5D, and Number of Chronic Conditions) in Chinese and White Canadians
Background:Measures of perceived health status may be vulnerable to ethnic and sociodemographic characteristics. The purpose of this study was to compare self-reported health status in Chinese and… Expand
Prenatal micronutrient supplementation and postpartum depressive symptoms in a pregnancy cohort
- Brenda M Y Leung, B. Kaplan, +5 authors Lisa Gagnon
- BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
- 16 January 2013
BackgroundPostpartum depression is a serious problem for women and their offspring. Micronutrient supplements are recommended for pregnant women because of their documented protective effects for the… Expand
Comparison of sample characteristics in two pregnancy cohorts: community-based versus population-based recruitment methods
- Brenda M Y Leung, S. McDonald, B. Kaplan, G. Giesbrecht, S. Tough
- BMC Medical Research Methodology
- 6 December 2013
BackgroundOne of the biggest challenges for population health studies is the recruitment of participants. Questions that investigators have asked are “who volunteers for studies?” and “does… Expand
Does prenatal micronutrient supplementation improve children's mental development? A systematic review
BackgroundAlthough maternal nutrient status influences all aspects of fetal development including the brain, the impact of micronutrient supplementation on the baby's mental function is a topic of… Expand
The trainees' perspective on developing an end-of-grant knowledge translation plan
- Brenda M Y Leung, Cristina Catallo, N. Riediger, Naomi E. Cahill, M. Kastner
- Implementation science : IS
- 14 October 2010
BackgroundKnowledge translation (KT) is a rapidly growing field that is becoming an integral part of research protocols.MethodsThis meeting report describes one group's experience at the 2009 KT… Expand
Special diets in modern America: Analysis of the 2012 National Health Interview Survey data
- Brenda M Y Leung, R. Lauche, M. Leach, Y. Zhang, H. Cramer, D. Sibbritt
- Nutrition and health
- 1 March 2018
Background: Special diets are frequently used by the public but reasons for use and characteristics of users remain unclear. Aim: To determine prevalence of the use of special diets, the individual… Expand
Pilot study of acupuncture to treat anxiety in children and adolescents
- Brenda M Y Leung, Wendy Takeda, Victoria Holec
- Journal of paediatrics and child health
- 1 August 2018
This pilot study investigated the use of acupuncture in the treatment of paediatric anxiety.
Perinatal nutrition in maternal mental health and child development: Birth of a pregnancy cohort.
- Brenda M Y Leung, G. Giesbrecht, N. Letourneau, C. Field, R. Bell, D. Dewey
- Early human development
- 1 February 2016
BACKGROUND Mental disorders are one of the leading contributors to the global burden of disease. The Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition (APrON) study was initiated in 2008 to better understand… Expand
Survey of parents on the use of naturopathic medicine in children--characteristics and reasons.
This cross-sectional study assessed the sociodemographic characteristics of families whose children used naturopathic medicine, the reasons for use, and whether naturopathic and conventional medicine… Expand