Wonita Janzen

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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
  • Journal of gerontological nursing
  • 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)
This paper describes the development of an instrument designed to examine the level of confidence of occupational therapy students during their fieldwork experiences. Confidence in this context refers to Bandura's concept of self-efficacy in Social Cognitive Theory. As this subject has received little formal study, no appropriate tool was found to measure(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)
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)
BACKGROUND Better understanding of the relationship between obesity and postsurgical adverse outcomes is needed to provide quality and efficient care. We examined the relationship of obesity with the incidence of early adverse outcomes and in-hospital length of stay following coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS We analyzed data(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)