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The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), as developed by Folstein, Folstein, and McHugh (1975), is the most widely used of cognitive screening tools. An examination of the psychometric properties of the MMSE seems warranted because the accurate and comprehensive assessment of mental status can yield profound implications for the quality of life of(More)
BACKGROUND The dopamine receptor D2 (DRD2) and serotonin transporter (5-HTT) genes are associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, it remains largely unknown whether these genes interact with environmental factors to affect the development of PTSD. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine the associations of gene polymorphisms(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic foot ulcers cause major treatment morbidity and cost of care. This study evaluated quality of life in patients with unhealed and healed diabetic foot ulcers. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of adult diabetic patients (age 45 years or older) treated in a tertiary care foot clinic who had foot ulcers within the preceding 2(More)
This study explores factors related to quality of life and successful aging in long-term care from the perspective of residents. Thirty-two residents from a long-term care facility rated factors related to quality of life and responded to open-ended items on quality of life and successful aging. Although experiencing health problems and disability,(More)
Patient safety is receiving unprecedented attention among clinicians, researchers, and managers in health care systems. In particular, the focus is on the magnitude of systems-based errors and the urgency to identify and prevent these errors. In this new era of patient safety, attending to errors, adverse events, and near misses warrants consideration of(More)
Globally, the population of elderly people is rising with an increasing number of people living with dementias. This trend is coupled with a prevailing need for compassionate caretakers. A key challenge in dementia care is to assist the person to sustain communication and connection to family, caregivers and the environment. The use of social commitment(More)
PURPOSE This study tested the logistical feasibility of obtaining data on social support systems from cancer patients enrolled on clinical trials and compared the social support of older adults (age ≥65) and younger adults (<50 years of age) with cancer. METHODS Patients had to be eligible for a phase II or phase III oncology clinical trial and enter the(More)
In 2010, approximately 500,000 Canadians suffered from a dementia-related illness. The number of sufferers is estimated to double in about 25 years. Due to this growing demographic, dementia (most frequently caused by Alzheimer's disease) will increasingly have a significant impact on our aging community and their caregivers. Dementia is associated with(More)
The workplace for new graduates must be a constructive learning environment to facilitate their development. Nurse managers need new graduates who can "hit the ground running." Conflict between the needs of new nurses and the realities of the workplace often creates role confusion and tension in new graduates and threatens employers' ability to retain them.(More)
  • Nova Labrador, Scotia, +52 authors Buchanan Co-Chair
  • 2010
Production of this resource has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada. Production of this resource has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views(More)