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  • Prevalence of High-Risk Sexual-Behavior in Adolescents Attending School in a County in Nova-Scotia 

    LANGILLE, DB, R. BEAZLEY, J. SHOVELLER, and G. JOHNSTON. 1994. "Prevalence of High-Risk Sexual-Behavior in Adolescents Attending School in a County in Nova-Scotia." Canadian Journal of Public Health-Revue Canadienne De Sante Publique 85(4): 227-230.
    High school students in a county in Nova Scotia were asked about sexual activity, including high risk practices. Fifty-five per cent had had intercourse, including 82% of those 18 and 19 years of age. Being sexually ...
  • Disadvantaged women and smoking 

    Stewart, MJ, G. Brosky, A. Gillis, S. Jackson, et al. 1996. "Disadvantaged women and smoking." Canadian Journal of Public Health-Revue Canadienne De Sante Publique 87(4): 257-260.
    High rates of smoking are found among disadvantaged women, and there is a demand for cessation interventions specifically targeted to meet their needs. This project used a number of information sources to examine the ...
  • Identifying potential need for cancer palliation in Nova Scotia 

    Johnston, GM, L. Gibbons, FI Burge, RA Dewar, et al. 1998. "Identifying potential need for cancer palliation in Nova Scotia." Canadian Medical Association journal 158(13): 1691-1698.
    Objective: To assess the degree to which Nova Scotia cancer patients who may need palliative care are being referred to the comprehensive Halifax-based Palliative Care Program (PCP). Methods: The authors conducted a ...
  • Atlantic breast cancer information project: Formation of a 'town-gown' partnership 

    Johnston, G. M., D. Murnaghan, S. K. Buehler, and L. S. Nugent. 1998. "Atlantic breast cancer information project: Formation of a 'town-gown' partnership." Cancer Prevention and Control 2(1): 23-29.
    The Atlantic Breast Cancer Information Project (ABCIP) is one of 5 breast cancer information exchange projects funded by Health Canada. This article describes the development of ABCIP and thereby contributes to the limited ...
  • Raising the "glass ceiling" for ethnic minority women in health care management 

    Kumar, R., and G. Johnston. 1999. "Raising the "glass ceiling" for ethnic minority women in health care management." The Journal of health administration education 17(2): 97-109.
    Ethnic minority women are well represented in the work force and in the health care system in general, but do not have a similar level of representation in the management sector. This paper explores three strategies for ...
  • Ovariectomy does not induce osteopenia through interleukin-6 in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) 

    Keller, E. T., N. C. Binkley, B. A. Stebler, D. M. Hall, et al. 2000. "Ovariectomy does not induce osteopenia through interleukin-6 in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta)." Bone 26(1): 55-62.
    To characterize the role of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in estrogen (E2)-depletion bone loss, we utilized a nonhuman primate model of human skeletal physiology. Adult female rhesus monkeys were sham-operated (S; n = 5), ...
  • Interprofessional learning modules at Dalhousie University 

    Johnston, G., and S. Banks. 2000. "Interprofessional learning modules at Dalhousie University." The Journal of health administration education 18(4): 407-427.
    Interprofessional education has been advocated to improve teamwork in the health sector. This paper reports on the first two years of operational experience by a School of Health Services Administration (SHSA) with ...
  • Linkage of province-wide administrative databases to determine access to end-of-life care in Nova Scotia, Canada. 

    Johnston, GM, FI Burge, CJ Boyd, BJ Lawson, et al. 2001. "Linkage of province-wide administrative databases to determine access to end-of-life care in Nova Scotia, Canada.." American Journal of Epidemiology 153(11): 178-S178.
    No abstract available.
  • Variation in delivery of palliative radiotherapy to persons dying of cancer in Nova Scotia, 1994 to 1998 

    Johnston, GM, CJ Boyd, P. Joseph, and M. MacIntyre. 2001. "Variation in delivery of palliative radiotherapy to persons dying of cancer in Nova Scotia, 1994 to 1998." Journal of Clinical Oncology 19(14): 3323-3332.
    Purpose: To examine sociodemographic and clinical variables associated with provision of palliative radiotherapy (RT) to persons dying of cancer. Methods: The Novel Scotia Cancer Registry was used to identify 9,978 adults ...
  • End-of-life population study methods 

    Johnston, GM, FI Burge, CJ Boyd, and M. MacIntyre. 2001. "End-of-life population study methods." Canadian Journal of Public Health-Revue Canadienne De Sante Publique 92(5): 385-386.
    No abstract available.
  • Population-based trends in referral of the elderly to a comprehensive palliative care programme 

    Burge, F., G. Johnston, B. Lawson, R. Dewar, et al. 2002. "Population-based trends in referral of the elderly to a comprehensive palliative care programme." Palliative medicine 16(3): 255-256.
    No abstract available.
  • Analytic framework for clinician provision of end-of-life care 

    Johnston, G., and F. Burge. 2002. "Analytic framework for clinician provision of end-of-life care." Journal of palliative care 18(3): 141-149.
    Four dimensions for the provision of end-of-life care by clinicians were identified from a review and synthesis of the Canadian family physician and palliative care literatures. These dimensions are: clinician-patient ...
  • Trends in the referral of the elderly to a comprehensive palliative care program 

    Johnston, G., F. Burge, and B. Lawson. 2002. "Trends in the referral of the elderly to a comprehensive palliative care program." Journal of palliative care 18(3): 210-210.
    No abstract available.
  • The association between family physician continuity of care and the frequency of emergency department use at the end of life 

    Burge, F., B. Lawson, and G. Johnston. 2002. "The association between family physician continuity of care and the frequency of emergency department use at the end of life." Journal of palliative care 18(3): 208-209.
    No abstract available.
  • Location of death: Trends and predictors among Nova Scotians with cancer, 1992-1997 

    Burge, F., B. Lawson, and G. Johnston. 2002. "Location of death: Trends and predictors among Nova Scotians with cancer, 1992-1997." Journal of palliative care 18(3): 210-210.
    No abstract available.
  • Trends in the place of death of cancer patients, 1992-1997 

    Burge, F., B. Lawson, and G. Johnston. 2003. "Trends in the place of death of cancer patients, 1992-1997." Canadian Medical Association journal 168(3): 265-270.
    Background: Although many patients with cancer would prefer to die at home, most die in hospital. We carried out a study to describe the yearly trends in the place of death between 1992 and 1997 and to determine predictors ...
  • Family physician continuity of care and emergency department use in end-of-life cancer care 

    Burge, F., B. Lawson, and G. Johnston. 2003. "Family physician continuity of care and emergency department use in end-of-life cancer care." Medical care 41(8): 992-1001.
    BACKGROUND. Despite cancer patients preferring to spend their last days out-of-hospital, many make difficult visits to the emergency department (ED). Family physician continuity of care has been shown in some clinical ...
  • Evolution of interprofessional learning: Dalhousie University's "From Family Violence to Health" module 

    Johnston, G. M., H. A. Ryding, and L. M. Campbell. 2003. "Evolution of interprofessional learning: Dalhousie University's "From Family Violence to Health" module." Journal (Canadian Dental Association) 69(10): 658.
    At Dalhousie University, interprofessional (IP) learning modules are used to help future health care professionals learn to work together in resolving complex problems. One module, "From Family Violence to Health," ...
  • Effectiveness of letters to Cape Breton women who have not had a recent Pap smear 

    Johnston, G. M., C. J. Boyd, M. A. MacIsaac, J. W. Rhodes, et al. 2003. "Effectiveness of letters to Cape Breton women who have not had a recent Pap smear." Chronic diseases in Canada 24(2-3): 49-56.
    Nova Scotia, and especially Cape Breton, has high cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates. Letters were sent to 15,691 unscreened and 6,995 under-screened women from Cape Breton Island encouraging them to obtain a ...
  • Radiotherapy wait times for patients with a diagnosis of invasive cancer, 1992-2000 

    Johnston, G. M., V. L. MacGarvie, D. Elliott, R. A. D. Dewar, et al. 2004. "Radiotherapy wait times for patients with a diagnosis of invasive cancer, 1992-2000." Clinical and Investigative Medicine 27(3): 142-156.
    Purpose: To study the wait times for cancer patients from the time of diagnosis to consultation with a radiation oncologist (T1), from consultation to radiotherapy (T2) and from diagnosis to radiotherapy (T3) in the ...