Michelle Tew

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BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to examine the physical and emotional health status, self-perceived problems, and needs of newly diagnosed cancer patients to determine and plan supportive care strategies. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of newly diagnosed cancer patients attending a regional cancer center during a 6-month period was performed.(More)
An economic evaluation was undertaken concurrently with a randomized trial comparing a Caregiver Support Program (CSP) with existing conventional community nursing care for those caring for elderly relatives at home. The differences in resource consumption were compared with changes in caregiver quality of life, as measured by the Caregiver Quality of Life(More)
José, a migrant farm worker from Mexico, presents with a one-month history of low back pain. Through broken English and Spanish, he tells you that he has been in Canada for three months working on an asparagus farm. For the past six weeks, he has been spending 10 hours per day, six days per week, bent over cutting asparagus spears. José’s boss has his(More)
We compared the quality-of-life (QOL) dimensions after laryngectomy in patients with advanced larynx or pharynx cancer that were elicited from 20 consecutive laryngectomy patients and 20 health care professionals working in the Regional Head and Neck Oncology Service. Subjects in both groups were asked to identify important QOL items after recovery from(More)
A randomized trial of family caregiver support for the home management of older people suffering from moderate to severe progressive irreversible dementia was conducted in an urban center in southern Ontario. Thirty caregivers were allocated to receive the experimental intervention consisting of: caregiver-focused health care, education about dementia and(More)
The first step in effective supportive care delivery is an assessment of patient needs. The Initial Health Assessment Form (IHA) was developed to aid clinicians in recognition and documentation of a patient's supportive care needs during their first visit to a comprehensive cancer centre. The purpose of this study was to determine the relative effectiveness(More)
Expenditures and Prices of Antihyperglycemic Medications in the United States: 2002-2013 A recent study demonstrated widespread substitution of analog for human insulin and rising out-of-pocket costs in privately insured people with type 2 diabetes in the United States.1 Medicaid reimbursements have increased for both human insulin and more costly analog(More)
  • Michelle Tew
  • The Journal of the Royal College of General…
  • 1985
Analyses of the published results of national surveys and specific studies, as well as of the official stillbirth statistics, consistently point to the conclusion that perinatal mortality is significantly higher in consultant obstetric hospitals than in general practitioner maternity units or at home, even after allowance has been made for the greater(More)