Stephanie Luca

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PURPOSE We sought to gain insight into perspectives around core domains of adolescent development--romantic relationships, sexual relationships, and fertility--from the vantage point of Canadian adolescents and parents during and after cancer treatment. METHODS Twenty adolescents (12-17 years old at interview) and 20 parents (who may or may not have had(More)
Adolescents with chronic pain are often socially isolated, having never met others with chronic pain, and often feel misunderstood by healthy peers. Adolescence is a sensitive period for developing one's sense of self and autonomy, which often occurs in the context of peer relationships. This developmental process is disrupted in adolescents when their(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) are at risk for physical, emotional, social and role challenges that negatively impact quality of life. Peer mentoring has been shown to improve positive health behaviours in adolescents with chronic disease while simultaneously providing social support. The objectives of this paper are to(More)
959 P16 A systemic review of pain relief modalities in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: First step in developing a novel decision support intervention Timothy S. H. Kwok, Jacinthe Bisaillon, Christine Smith, Lucie Brosseau, Jennifer Stinson, Adam M. Huber, Ciaran M. Duffy, Karine Toupin April Undergraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of(More)
BACKGROUND Concurrent mental health and substance use issues are a serious problem for adolescents and transition-aged youth. Service providers across sectors must be involved in informing system change to meet youth needs. This study examines stakeholder perspectives on services for youth with concurrent disorders including 1) clinical issues in youth(More)
Pain Res Manag Vol 20 No 3 May/June 2015 e29 visits or busy hospital admissions. However, due to important advancements in therapeutic regimes and changes to healthcare systems, these youth now spend less time hospitalized and more time at home. This means youth with cancer and their families are increasingly responsible for managing cancer-associated pain(More)
P381 Transient periosteal hyperostosis with dysproteinemia (Goldbloom syndrome): two cases report Riccardo Papa, Alessandro Consolaro, Francesca Minoia, Roberta Caorsi, Gianmichele Magnano, Marco Gattorno, Angelo Ravelli, Paolo Picco Pediatria II, Reumatologia, Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genoa, Italy; Radiologia, Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genoa, Italy(More)
This article endeavored to determine the topics of discussion during open-ended peer mentoring between adolescents and young adults living with chronic illness. This study occurred alongside a study of the iPeer2Peer Program. Fifty-two calls (7 mentor-mentee pairings) were audio recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed using inductive coding with an(More)