Clare MacMartin

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OBJECTIVE To elucidate factors influencing practitioner decisions to refer dogs with cancer to veterinary oncology specialists. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SAMPLE 2,724 Ontario primary care companion animal veterinarians. PROCEDURES Practitioners were invited to participate in a survey involving clinical scenarios of canine cancer patients, offered(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the types of initial questions used by veterinarians in companion animal practice to solicit nutritional history information from owners of dogs and cats, the dietary information elicited, and the relationship between initial question-answer sequences and later nutrition-related questions. DESIGN Cross-sectional qualitative(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the content aspects of the information expectations of clients accessing oncology care services at a tertiary referral center for dogs with life-limiting cancer. DESIGN Qualitative analysis of data acquired during in-person single and dyadic interviews. Sample-43 dog owners participating in 30 interviews. PROCEDURES Independent(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the process aspects (communication) of the information expectations of clients accessing oncology care services at a tertiary referral center for dogs with life-limiting cancer. DESIGN Qualitative analysis of data acquired during in-person single and dyadic interviews. SAMPLE 43 dog owners participating in 30 interviews. (More)
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