Sarah E. P. Munce

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OBJECTIVES We determined the proportion of workers meeting criteria for major depressive episodes in the past year and examined the association between psychosocial work-stress variables and these episodes. METHODS Data were derived from the Canadian Community Health Survey 1.2, a population-based survey of 24324 employed, community-dwelling individuals(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cohort study. OBJECTIVES To provide recent estimates of the incidence of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) in adults living in Ontario. SETTING Ontario, Canada. METHODS The study included all men and women aged 18 years and older living in Ontario. The two primary data sources used for this study were the census data provided by(More)
BACKGROUND Falls and chronic disease are both important health issues in older adults. The objectives of this study were to quantify the prevalence of falls and multi-morbidity (≥2 chronic conditions) in Canadian older adults; examine associations between falls and number of chronic conditions; and explore whether certain patterns of chronic disease were(More)
STUDY DESIGN This is a cohort study with 1-year follow-up. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to examine 1-year rehospitalization rates following spinal cord injury (SCI) onset and health system factors affecting rehospitalization. METHODS All persons who had an acute care hospitalization for traumatic SCI in Ontario between 1 April 2003 and 31 March(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort design. OBJECTIVES To compare socio-demographic, impairment characteristics and utilization (physician and emergency department (ED) visits) for non-traumatic (NTSCI) and traumatic (TSCI) spinal cord injury 1 year post inpatient rehabilitation. SETTING Ontario, Canada. METHODS Inpatient stays (2003-2006) were(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. OBJECTIVE To examine the association between psychological characteristics in self-management and probable depression status in individuals with a traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING Community-dwelling individuals with traumatic SCI living across Canada. METHODS Individuals with SCI were recruited by email(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective economic analysis. OBJECTIVES To determine the total direct costs of publicly funded health care utilization for the three fiscal years 2003/04 to 2005/06 (1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004 to 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006), from the time of initial hospitalization to 1 year after initial acute discharge among individuals with(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES To describe the physician utilization patterns (family physicians (FP), specialist and emergency department (ED) visits) of adults with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) 1 year after the initial injury. SETTING Ontario, Canada. METHODS A total of 559 individuals with a traumatic SCI were identified.(More)
BACKGROUND Current evidence has suggested the need for increased self-management support efforts in spinal cord injury (SCI) to reduce secondary complications. However, current self-management programs may not be suitable for the unique needs of individuals with SCI, including reduced mobility and the importance of attendant care. There is a need for(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical samples have identified a number of psychosocial risk factors for suicidal acts but it is unclear if these findings relate to the general population. AIMS To describe the prevalence of and psychosocial risk factors for suicidal acts in a general adult population. METHOD Data were obtained from a Canadian epidemiological survey of(More)