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ADHD and disruptive behaviour disorders are the most common reasons for referrals of adolescents to children's mental health services. Psychosocial treatments for parents and adolescents, though routinely recommended, have not been well evaluated. This paper reports an evaluation of a clinic based, parent skills training and education group for parents of(More)
BACKGROUND A number of studies have investigated barriers to research utilization among nurses in various countries, and standardized scales have been validated to study this. Reported barriers have been categorized as individual, organizational and environmental, with organizational characteristics generally accounting for more variance. However,(More)
This cross-sectional study examined the relationships between cognitive functioning, social functioning, and social problem solving in a sample of 30 outpatients with schizophrenia. The cognitive battery included measures of verbal ability, memory, executive functioning, visual-spatial ability, and attention. Social functioning was assessed with the Social(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether vulnerability factors (confidence with breastfeeding, postpartum depression, supplementation, and perceived adequacy of support) are associated with breastfeeding outcome at 6 weeks postpartum after controlling for age and education. DESIGN Secondary analysis of a cross-sectional telephone survey at 6 weeks postpartum. (More)
Urban centers are increasingly ethnically diverse. However, some visible minorities are less likely than their majority counterparts to seek and receive services and treatment for dementia. This study explored experiences of South Asian Canadians, Canada's largest visible minority group, prior to dementia diagnosis. Six persons with dementia and eight of(More)
The social dysfunction index (SDI) is a new measure designed to assess social dysfunction in schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses. It is intended to serve clinical and research purposes. Raters can be readily trained and there is low respondent burden with its use. Good psychometric properties were identified in three studies (sample sizes 33, 67(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated quality of life (QOL) in young adults who had undergone epilepsy surgery before the age of 16 years. The contribution to QOL of seizure status in the prior year, sex, number of antiepileptic drugs, and mood were evaluated. METHODS Sixty-nine young adults who had undergone surgery were subdivided into those who were(More)
BACKGROUND Sample loss and missing data are inevitable in multivariate and longitudinal research. Ad hoc approaches such as analysis of incomplete data or substituting the group mean for missing data, while common, may unnecessarily reduce statistical power and threaten study validity. Multiple imputation for missing data is a newly accessible,(More)
BACKGROUND High expressed emotion (EE) predicts worse clinical course for a number of disorders. High EE is more frequent in parents of disordered children than normal controls. It is uncertain whether EE and its components are disorder-specific, whether EE is more closely related to parent characteristics or child characteristics, and whether EE predicts(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to evaluate the implementation of a comprehensive program to improve pain management practices in a pediatric hospital. METHODS The pretest posttest design used questionnaires, patient record audits, and postimplementation focus groups with 366 nurses and 8 physicians. RESULTS Positive changes occurred in the use of pain scales(More)