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This study examined whether multiple sclerosis (MS) patients (N = 3779) experience change in their perceived health-related quality of life (HRQOL) over a 5-year period, and investigated baseline factors that may be related to change in HRQOL. Data from the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS) Registry were used to address the(More)
  • W Janzen
  • 2001
Family members are involved in all aspects of a frail or ill older adult's care before, during, and after admission into a long-term care facility. However, their role within the facility is not always clearly defined. This article addresses issues regarding facility policies and staff attitudes toward family involvement, particularly whether the family(More)
Residential care centres (RCCs) for persons with Alzheimer disease are increasing worldwide, but there are few studies that compare the functional outcomes of RCC residents to residents of other types of continuing care settings. This study compared residents of the first Canadian RCC on physical, cognitive, behavioural and emotional functioning 6, 12 and(More)
The validity of predicting female homosexuality from empirical signs from the Draw-A-Person (DAP) was compared to the validity of psychologists' "blind" predictions from the same DAP protocols. Four specific DAP signs significantly predicted homosexual drawings from those of heterosexual controls; patterns derived from these signs were even better(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined mortality due to multiple sclerosis (MS) in Canada, 1975-2009 to determine whether there has been a change in age at death relative to the general population and decrease in MS mortality rates. METHODS Mortality rates/100,000 population for MS and all causes were calculated using data derived from Statistics Canada,(More)
AIM To examine caller self-care decisions following teletriage advice provided by nurses. BACKGROUND The use of teletriage is gaining popularity as one way of enhancing capacity for self-care. Research from several countries suggests that teletriage reduces the use of other healthcare services without compromising safety. However, there is little or no(More)