Meghan White

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OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility of a 12-week Internet-based self-management program of disease-specific information, self-management strategies, and social support with telephone support for youth with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and their parents, aimed at reducing physical and emotional symptoms and improving health-related quality of life(More)
BACKGROUND The transition from pediatric to adult health care can be challenging for adolescents with chronic illnesses. As a result, many adolescents are unable to transfer to adult health care successfully. Adequate measurement of transition readiness and transfer satisfaction with disease management is necessary in order to determine areas to target for(More)
We studied 5-hydroxy tryptamine type 3 (5-HT 3) receptors transfected in tsA-201 cell line to examine serotonin-induced whole cell currents. Using the site-directed mutagenesis technique, we individually mutated each residue in the membrane-spanning M2 segment to histidine. A high proportion of tsA-201 cells cotransfected with the cDNAs of 5-HT 3 R and CD8(More)
The objective of this article is to explore information needs of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and their parents in order to develop a web-based psychoeducational program aimed at improving their quality of life. A qualitative study design was used. A purposive sample of children (n = 41; 8-11 years) with JIA and parents (n = 48)(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the quality and content of Internet information about cancer from the perspectives of adolescents with cancer (AWC), their parents and healthcare professionals (HCP). METHODS Key words relevant to pediatric cancer were searched across 6 search engines. Quality of information was appraised using the DISCERN tool. Website content(More)
BACKGROUND A new bilingual (English and French) Internet-based self-management program, Teens Taking Charge: Managing Arthritis Online, for adolescents with arthritis and their parents was developed following a needs assessment. OBJECTIVES This study explored the usability (user performance and satisfaction) of the self-management program for youth with(More)
BACKGROUND While there are emerging web-based self-management programs for children and adolescents with chronic pain, there is currently not an integrated web- and smartphone-based app that specifically addresses the needs of adolescents with chronic pain. OBJECTIVES To conduct a needs assessment to inform the development of an online chronic pain(More)
OBJECTIVE To qualitatively explore the information and service needs of young adults (YAs) with chronic pain to inform the development of a web-based chronic pain self-management program. METHODS A convenience sample of YAs (n=17; aged 18 to 29 y) with chronic pain was recruited from 2 adult tertiary care multidisciplinary chronic pain clinics in Ontario.(More)
This descriptive study aims to provide new information about the services used by sexually assaulted men and adolescent boys presenting to specialized hospital-based sexual assault programs and further insight into the factors that may be associated with their victimization. Information was collected from 38 male clients aged 12+ presenting to 29 sexual(More)
OBJECTIVE Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is commonly used by children, but estimates of that use vary widely partly due to the range of questionnaires used to assess CAM use. However, no studies have attempted to appraise measurement properties of these questionnaires. The aim of this systematic review was to critically appraise and summarize(More)