Patricia Kermeen

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OBJECTIVE To determine the rates of depression, anxiety, and alcohol abuse, using modern nosology, in a random sample of residents aged 14 to 85 years living in an Arctic community. METHOD A cross-sectional 2-step survey of randomly selected households was undertaken, using a self-report questionnaire to screen for anxiety, depression, and alcohol abuse.(More)
A CD-ROM on suicide prevention was evaluated in an Inuit hamlet to examine if knowledge is acquired after viewing this multi-media format of education. Twenty-four respondents showed knowledge increased after viewing. Forty six percent had never used a computer yet 95% felt the technology could train counselors. Such technology may improve knowledge and(More)
The effects of a traditional prenatal education program focused on maternal and infant physical health education were compared with effects of an innovative prenatal program designed to decrease the potentially negative effects of childbirth on the quality of marital relationships. 53 couples participated in the traditional approach and 63 in the innovative(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the rate of seasonal-pattern depression in an Inuit community above 70 degrees N. METHOD One-hundred and eleven people from randomly selected households were surveyed for depression and anxiety and the effect of the seasons on their mood. Eighty-eight people provided replies on the influence of the seasons. RESULTS One in five(More)
A comparison of color preferences based on the Lüscher Color Test was made for 21 Inuit residing within the Arctic circle and those of 49 residents of Southern Canada. These two groups have been raised in radically different physical and cultural environments. We expected that such factors could influence color preferences; however, no statistically(More)
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