Wendy Medved

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OBJECTIVE To explore family physicians' experiences in dealing with genetic susceptibility to cancer. DESIGN Qualitative study using focus groups. SETTING Four Ontario sites: northern, rural, urban, and inner city. PARTICIPANTS Forty rural and urban FPs participated in four focus groups: 28 were male; average age was 41. METHOD Focus groups using a(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine the factors involved in the cancer screening decisions of family physicians in situations where the clinical practice guidelines are unclear or conflicting as opposed to when they are clear and uncontroversial. STUDY DESIGN We analyzed discussions with focus groups using a constant comparative approach. POPULATION(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine (a) the respondents' perceptions of 4 unclear or conflicting cancer screening guidelines: prostate-specific antigen (PSA) for men over 50, mammography for women 40-49, colorectal screening by fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), and colonoscopy for patients over 40; and (b) the influence of various factors on the decision to order(More)
Untreated opiate use is correlated with major social harms and costs in Canada. While methadone treatment has existed in Canada since the 1960s, there is little specific Canadian research on its effects. This paper reports on the one-year follow-up results of a Toronto cohort study of opiate users (N = 114) who were not in treatment at baseline. Sixty-nine(More)
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