Jodie Irene Roberts

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OBJECTIVE Administrative health data are frequently used for large population-based studies. However, the validity of these data for identifying neurologic conditions is uncertain. METHODS This article systematically reviews the literature to assess the validity of administrative data for identifying patients with neurologic conditions. Two reviewers(More)
We aimed to assess physician knowledge for 2009 guidelines established by the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society regarding issues related to pregnancy for women with epilepsy. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to all neurologists and neurology residents practicing in a large Canadian health region serving a population of(More)
In 2009, new guidelines were established by the American Academy of Neurology regarding pregnancy in women with epilepsy. A questionnaire was developed to assess patient knowledge of current guidelines related to epilepsy and pregnancy. Patients were recruited from a single outpatient clinic in a large Canadian tertiary care center. Patients were eligible(More)
In 1993-94, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted a statistically based study of pesticide residues in domestic and imported fresh apples and processed rice. For apples, 769 domestic and 1062 imported samples were collected and analyzed; 85% of the domestic and 86% of the imported samples had detectable residues. Benomyl, a widely used(More)
BACKGROUND Population-based prevalence and incidence studies are essential for understanding the burden of frontotemporal dementia (FTD). METHODS The MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched to identify population-based publications from 1985 to 2012, addressing the incidence and/or prevalence of FTD. References of included articles and prior systematic(More)
Over 30 years ago a cry rang out through the proverbial halls of academia; "The clinician scientist is an endangered species." These prophetic words have been reverberated in the ears of every specialty and every general medical organization in deafening tones. Why is the role of the clinician scientist or clinician investigator so important that this(More)
PURPOSE Despite evidence that carefully selected patients with refractory focal epilepsy benefit from epilepsy surgery, significant delays remain. We examined patient knowledge and perceptions regarding epilepsy surgery. METHODS A 5-minute questionnaire was administered to consecutive adults with focal epilepsy seen in the epilepsy clinic in a large(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the applicability of applying an online tool to determine the appropriateness of referral for an epilepsy surgical evaluation and to determine whether appropriateness scores are concordant with the clinical judgment of epilepsy specialists. METHODS We prospectively applied the tool in 107 consecutive patients with focal epilepsy seen(More)
OBJECTIVES In the current study, we aim to assess potential neurologist-related barriers to epilepsy surgery among Canadian neurologists. METHODS A 29-item, pilot-tested questionnaire was mailed to all neurologists registered to practice in Canada. Survey items included the following: (1) type of medical practice, (2) perceptions of surgical risks and(More)