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OBJECTIVE There exists little research about the experience of breast cancer for young women in Canada. To address this gap, the Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) and the Ontario Breast Cancer Community Research Initiative undertook a research project to explore the information and support experiences, needs and recommendations of geographically diverse(More)
OBJECTIVE Relatively little research has been carried out on the health and supportive care needs of rural women living with breast cancer. In this study, results from a Canadian focus group study are used to highlight issues of importance to rural women. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A total of 276 rural women with breast cancer divided into 17 focus groups(More)
The skills, social impairments and challenging behaviours of a total population of 166 children, with severe intellectual disabilities and/or autism, were assessed through interview with the main carers, when the children were under 15 years old (time 1). Twelve years later, 141 of these individuals were re-assessed, using the same measures (time 2).(More)
Locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) occurs in 10% to 30% of all new primary breast cancer diagnoses. For reasons that are not well-understood, 20% to 30% of women with breast cancer (at all stages) wait eight weeks or more from the time they notice the breast symptom(s) to when they seek assistance from a health care provider. Comprehending the mechanisms(More)
Background. The experiences that marginalized breast cancer populations have in common are rarely considered. Methods. The authors look across 3 qualitative studies to explore the experiences of older, lower-income, and Aboriginal women diagnosed with cancer and treated by the cancer care system in Ontario, Canada. Results. The research examines critical(More)
Social expectations surrounding sickness have undergone a transformation in Western welfare states. Emerging discourses about patients' roles and responsibilities do not however always map neatly onto patients' actions, experiences or desires. This paper emerges from a study in Ontario, Canada. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 5 women diagnosed with(More)
The skills and social impairments of a total population of children with severe intellectual disabilities and/or autism from Camberwell, South London (Wing and Gould, 1978 and 1979), were assessed using the Handicaps, Behaviours and Skills schedule, and they were reassessed when they were adolescents and young adults (Shah, 1986). Changes in social(More)
In this first part of a longitudinal study, women were asked to reflect on the meaning of spirituality in the first year following diagnosis of breast cancer. Twenty-two women were interviewed at approximately one year post-diagnosis. This paper reports on a thematic analysis of these interviews. Participants' responses reflected three higher-order themes:(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate how frontline healthcare professionals witness and understand disparity in cancer care. METHOD Six healthcare providers from a range of care settings, none with < 15 years of frontline experience, engaged with researchers in an iterative process of identifying and reflecting on equity and(More)
The Ethiopian community ofToronto, Canada, has identified the prevention of marital conflict and partner abuse as a priority issue. Previous research and community discussions suggested that changes in gender relations following migration contribute to both marital conflict and partner abuse. The objective of this community-based pilot study was to explore(More)
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