4 record(s) found for principle investigator "Sharma, Sangita" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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50+ and Elders Health Survey in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Sharma, Sangita
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: Indigenous seniors may face many challenges in accessing health care, and day-to-day living supports. These challenges may be isolation from health and community centers, unable to get to the centers to use the services available or they may not speak English. Seniors have a high risk of heart disease, diabetes, falls, as well as possible decline in memory and thinking skills. However, there is ve...


Improving the utilization of cancer screening services in northern Indigenous communities
Principal Investigator: Sharma, Sangita
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: Cancer screening involves different tests to detect many types of cancer at earlier stages, and can increase successful treatment and decrease the burden on patients. Screening can also increase survival rates and prevent early deaths due to cancer. Three screening programs have been established in Canada for early detection of breast, colorectal, and cervical cancers. The team will work with comm...


Attitudes Towards Cancer in Indigenous Communities & Examining Uptake of Screening Services: The ACCESS Project
Principal Investigator: Sharma, Sangita
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014
Summary: Cancer is the leading cause of death in the Northwest Territories. Cancer screening is a test to detect cancer at earlier stages, and can increase successful treatment. Screening can also increase survival rates and prevent up to 35% of premature deaths due to cancer. Three screening programs have been established in Canada for early detection of breast, colorectal, and cervical cancers. However, ...


Healthy Stores Intervention Project
Principal Investigator: Sharma, Sangita
Licenced Year(s): 2006
Summary: The Healthy Stores project aims to improve health and prevent obesity and disease in communities through culturally-appropriate, store-based interventions. In the Northwest Territories, the project will be carried out in five phases. In 2006, it is planned that work in the first three phases will be executed. The Principal Investigator, Dr. Sharma, will train local health professionals in the Bea...


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