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It is uncertain whether hospitalization among patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) increases during the influenza season. This retrospective cohort study used influenza surveillance data from the United States (1986-1987 to 1990-1991), clinical information from the Studies of Left Ventricular Dysfunction (SOLVD) database, and daily temperature data(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe immigrant women's postpartum health, service needs, access to services, and service use during the first 4 weeks following hospital discharge compared to women born in Canada. DESIGN Data were collected as part of a larger cross-sectional study. SETTING Women were recruited from 5 hospitals purposefully selected to provide a(More)
OBJECTIVE The ability of families to assume caregiving responsibilities is contingent on material, social, and professional support. Inadequate or inappropriate support to the terminally ill and their family caregivers can result in the misuse of resources and add burden to the family. In this report, we describe service preferences among informal(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between delivery mode and postpartum depression at 6 weeks following hospital discharge. DESIGN A prospective cohort study. SETTING Eleven hospitals in Ontario, Canada. SAMPLE A total of 2560 women ≥16 years of age who delivered singleton, live infants at term. METHODS Women completed a questionnaire in hospital(More)
BACKGROUND Organizational features can affect how staff view their quality of work life. Determining staff perceptions about quality of work life is an important consideration for employers interested in improving employee job satisfaction. The purpose of this study was to identify organization specific predictors of job satisfaction within a health care(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare child pedestrian injury rates on one-way versus two-way streets in Hamilton, and examine whether the characteristics of child pedestrian injuries differ across street types. METHODS The rates of injury per child population, per kilometre, per year were calculated by age, sex and socio-economic status (SES). Child, environment and(More)
BACKGROUND A better understanding of potentially modifiable predictors of in-hospital mortality and re-admission to the hospital following discharge may help to improve management of community-acquired pneumonia in older adults. We aimed to assess the associations of potentially modifiable factors with mortality and re-hospitalization in older adults(More)
CONTEXT Nursing home residents with pneumonia are frequently hospitalized. Such transfers may be associated with multiple hazards of hospitalization as well as economic costs. OBJECTIVE To assess whether using a clinical pathway for on-site treatment of pneumonia and other lower respiratory tract infections in nursing homes could reduce hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of childhood stressors, recalled childhood stress, and stressors in adulthood on perceived stress in pregnancy. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Pregnant women were recruited from pre-birth clinics in two communities. PARTICIPANTS Four-hundred and twenty-one pregnant women. RESULTS Perceived prenatal maternal(More)
The Ontario Mother and Infant Study II examined changes in postpartum health outcomes, including breastfeeding initiation and discontinuation, for mothers and their infants and compared these results to data collected prior to the initiation of the Universal Hospital Stay and Postpartum Home Visiting Program policy change in 1998. Data were collected using(More)