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Deborah Da Costa
McGill University
PsychiatryPhysical therapyMoodDiabetes mellitusMedicine
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#1Serena Mennitto (McGill University)
#2Blaine Ditto (McGill University)H-Index: 33
Last. Deborah Da Costa (McGill University)H-Index: 26
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: Introduction: Research on mindfulness has extended to the prevention of psychopathology and physical conditions during pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between trait mindfulness assessed in the first or early second trimester to health outcomes throughout pregnancy.Methods: A total of 510 women were recruited at McGill University-affiliated obstetrics clinics (average gestational age: 13.43 weeks, sd = 1.2). The Mindful Awareness and Attention Scale (MAA...
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#1Paul H. Grunberg (McGill University)H-Index: 2
#2Cindy-Lee Dennis (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 54
Last. Phyllis Zelkowitz (JGH: Jewish General Hospital)H-Index: 28
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Abstract Objective To outline the development and evaluation of an online infertility peer supporter training program. Methods Men and women with diverse infertility backgrounds were recruited and trained to provide online peer support to people undergoing fertility treatment. Training required volunteers to (1) read a peer support training manual, (2) watch a webinar, and (3) complete practice questions, each of which was evidence-based and reviewed by key stakeholders. Results Seventeen women ...
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#2Jimin LewH-Index: 2
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#1Jimin LewH-Index: 2
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#1Alyssa Howren (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 3
#2J. Antonio Aviña-Zubieta (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 24
Last. Mary A. De Vera (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 23
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OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review to describe how administrative health databases have been used to study depression and anxiety in patients with rheumatic diseases and synthesize the case definitions that have been applied. METHODS: Search strategies to identify articles evaluating depression and anxiety among individuals with rheumatic diseases were employed in Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and PsychINFO. Studies included were those using administrat...
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BACKGROUND: Although it is well known that compared with dialysis, kidney transplantation improves the quality of life (QoL) of patients with end-stage renal disease, posttransplant recovery of physical health and other aspects of QoL remain well below age- and sex-matched norms. In addition, most transplant recipients are not physically active even years after the transplant and face several barriers to engaging in physical activity (PA). This is of concern as low levels of PA in transplant rec...
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#1Kristin J. Horsley (McGill University)H-Index: 2
#2Tuong-Vi Nguyen (McGill University)H-Index: 17
Last. Deborah Da Costa (McGill University)H-Index: 26
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Background:Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months of life and has significant benefits for both mother and child. Pregnancy-specific anxiety is a distinct and definable syndr...
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#1Deborah Da Costa (McGill University)H-Index: 26
#2Coraline Danieli (McGill University)H-Index: 4
Last. Phyllis Zelkowitz (McGill University)H-Index: 28
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Abstract Background Recent studies show that paternal depression negatively impacts children's behavioral and emotional development. This study determined the prevalence of depressed mood in first-time fathers at 2 and 6 months postpartum and identified associated risk factors. Methods A prospective cohort study with 622 men who completed sociodemographic and psychosocial questionnaires during their partner's third trimester of pregnancy. Fathers completed measures again at 2 and 6 months postpa...
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