Marie-Hélène Chomienne

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BACKGROUND Strategies to improve primary care in the Canadian Primary Care Reform include integrating different professionals to the medical team. OBJECTIVE This demonstration project explores the perceived impact on doctors and patients, of having family doctors and psychologists work together. SETTING Two family practices of Eastern Ontario, Canada (More)
OBJECTIVE To explore factors affecting collaboration between family physicians and psychologists. DESIGN Mailed French-language survey. SETTING Eastern Ontario. PARTICIPANTS Family physicians practising in the area of the Réseau des services de santé en français de l'Est de l'Ontario. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Physicians' knowledge and understanding of(More)
Canada and Australia share many similarities in terms of demographics and the structure of their health systems; however, there has been a divergence in policy approaches to public funding of psychological care. Recent policy reforms in Australia have substantially increased community access to psychologists for evidence-based treatment for high prevalence(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the dietary intake and food choices between Francophone Canadians in a state of linguistic minority (outside of Quebec) and the English-speaking majority. METHODS We used the 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) cycle 2.2 (general health and 24-hour dietary recalls) to describe dietary intake of Francophone Canadians(More)
OBJECTIVE Leisure-time physical activity participation is influenced by various socio-demographic factors. Recent evidence suggests that being part of a minority negatively impacts an individual's health status. The objective of this study was to compare inactive leisure-time physical activity between the Francophone minority and the Anglophone majority in(More)
Objectives 1) To give a portrait of the evolving mentalities prevailing in Belgium on the collaboration between psychologists and general practitioners, and identify the barriers to the development of the collaboration between those two health professionals 2) To report on the primary care reform in Canada, its role in fostering collaborative practice in(More)
Research in population health consists in studying the impact of various factors (determinants) on health, with the longterm objective of yielding better policies, programs, and services. Researchers of Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs) focus specifically on determinants related to speaking a minority language, such as English in Quebec, or(More)
Family health teams (FHTs), regarded today as a premier model of provision of primary care services in North America, were introduced in 2004 to improve traditionally fragmented primary healthcare in Ontario. Physicians and healthcare providers from various disciplines team up under the same roof in FHTs to provide and coordinate care and to ensure adequate(More)
OBJECTIVE Mental health and arthritis have been recognized as major public health issues. Francophone minority status has now been acknowledged as a health determinant. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of major depression among adults with arthritis in Francophone minority populations compared to the Anglophone majority. METHODS(More)
This paper relates our venture to solve a real-world problem about official language minorities in Canada. The goal was to enable a form of linkage between health data (hosted at ICES – a provincial agency) and language data from the 2006 census (hosted at Statistics Canada – a federal agency) despite a seemingly impossible set of legal constraints. The(More)