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Vitamin D status of Canadians employed in northern latitudes.
BACKGROUND Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency are prevalent worldwide, but relatively few studies have examined vitamin D status in working populations. AIMS To assess the prevalence of vitaminExpand
A network perspective on patient experiences and health status: the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2004 to 2011
BackgroundThere is a growing emphasis on the need to engage patients in order to improve the quality of health care and improve health outcomes. However, we are still lacking a comprehensiveExpand
Principal component-based weighted indices and a framework to evaluate indices: Results from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 1996 to 2011
Producing indices composed of multiple input variables has been embedded in some data processing and analytical methods. We aim to test the feasibility of creating data-driven indices by aggregatingExpand
International changes in end-of-life practices over time: a systematic review
BackgroundEnd-of-life policies are hotly debated in many countries, with international evidence frequently used to support or oppose legal reforms. Existing reviews are limited by their focus onExpand
Early career researchers’ perspectives and roles in patient-oriented research
Plain English summaryPatient-oriented research (POR) has received increasing attention in recent years. In this approach, patients’ experiential knowledge, derived from their experiences of livingExpand
The Use of N95 Respirators for Protection against Droplet Borne Illness: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines [Internet]
According to a 2014 CADTH rapid response report, the evidence suggested that N95 respirators were more effective in preventing viral and bacterial infections in HCWs compared with surgical masks.Expand
Vaccination of Health Care Workers to Protect Patients at Increased Risk for Acute Respiratory Disease
Evidence is limited but sufficient to sustain current vaccination recommendations.
Vitamin D and health-related quality of life in a community sample of older Canadians
PurposeTo assess how vitamin D status is associated with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among older residents of Canada.DesignWe analysed baseline data of 1,493 Canadians aged 50 years andExpand
Vaccination of healthcare workers to protect patients at increased risk of acute respiratory disease: summary of a systematic review
Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at increased risk of exposure to respiratory pathogens and may transmit infection to vulnerable patients. This study summarises a recent systematic review, which aimedExpand