Ginette Coutu-Wakulczyk

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OBJECTIVE Caring for a child with asthma can affect the parent's coping and well-being and coping strategies. This study examined the influence of a home-based asthma health education program on parental coping and quality of life. DESIGN Randomized controlled non-blinded clinical trial. SETTING Northern community pediatrician's office. PATIENTS(More)
This study is a contribution to the French validation of the Derogatis (1977) Symptom Check-List SCL-90-R. Norms reflecting the mental health status of a representative sample of French-speaking women from Montreal, Canada, are provided. Results indicated that the women in our sample generally obtained higher raw scores than those reported by Derogatis for(More)
This article presents the findings of a survey of Canadian schools of nursing (N = 155) that determined the extent to which violence-related content is addressed in nursing curricula. The study yielded a response rate of 88%. Theoretical content regarding violence against children and women of all ages, and suicide as a response to abuse formed part of the(More)
With the rapid expansion of telehealth lines in the United States and the establishment of provincially funded lines in Canada, a growing number of people use this convenient approach to establish their initial health needs and to pursue self-care. Telehealth providers, for the most part, rely on electronic protocols to offer triaging and advice.(More)
Working with seniors implies a change in outlook from caregiving to a more global psychosocial approach. Nurses' inappropriate attitudes toward seniors can have far-reaching implications for seniors themselves. A negative attitude can accentuate their cognitive problems, while a positive one can promote their autonomy. According to the literature, nurses'(More)
The objective of this methodological pilot study was to make a contribution to the French-language validation of the Depressive Adjective Check List (DACL) Set 2 of Forms, E, F, G trait version (Lubin, 1981) and to that of the Multiple Affect Adjective Check List (MAACL-R; Zuckerman & Lubin, 1985). The importance of the study was to validate the(More)
This article presents the results of a pilot-study conducted on a small sample of women with breast cancer and the members of their social support system. The purpose was to determine the potential link between the mental health of the breast cancer patient and their support system. Mental health was assessed with the SCL-90-R (Derogatis, 1977), a(More)