31 record(s) found with the tag "disease" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Community Perspectives on the Health of Caribou, Moose, and Deer Populations around Fort Good Hope
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: The research is being funded by PrioNet Canada in an effort to understand the level of concern and knowledge in local communities about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and other wildlife related health issues. Even though there is no scientifically proven link between CWD in cervids and human health, the potential for CWD to spread to other species and a lack of understanding of how CWD is transmit...

Influenza A H1N1 (Swine Flu) ICU Study
Principal Investigator: Kandola, Kami
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: Primary objective: To describe the presenting patient characteristics, organ dysfunction, clinical outcomes and resource needs of influenza-H1N1-related critical illness and acute lung injury among children and adults in Canada. Our primary endpoint will be survival and the secondary endpoint will be critical care-free days, both at 90 days after onset of critical illness. Secondary main object...

Using Hunter Observations and Ecological Knowledge Together with Science to Understand Past and Current Occurrence of Diseases in Northern Wildlife
Principal Investigator: Kutz, Susan M.
Licenced Year(s): 2005
Summary: Wildlife in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions are very important renewable resources. Wildlife populations can be disturbed by wildlife diseases, and the people who harvest, handle and consume wildlife can be affected by wildlife diseases too (meat not good...

Cultural Models, Concepts, and Practices in Dene Health and Healing, Deline, Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Fletcher, Christopher
Licenced Year(s): 2005 2004
Summary: This research is a collaboration between Deline community researchers and Deline Uranium Team members. The research will examine Sahtuot'ine concepts of health, healing traditions, and their integration into planning, education and policy. Most of the re...

Canadian Youth, Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Study
Principal Investigator: Doherty, Maryanne
Licenced Year(s): 2002 2001
Summary: The research team will interview students in Grades 7, 9 and 11 (generally ages 12, 14 and 16) from across Canada to examine the changes that occur in sexual health behaviors and attitudes at critical development stages in adolescence. Nationally, data will be collected from a sample of 1150 students in each of Grades 7, 9 and 11. This method will simulate a longitudinal study of sexual health, ...

Lung health in Deline (Fort Franklin), NWT
Principal Investigator: Hessel, Patrick A.
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: With the input of the community, this research has been designed to examine lung health, specifically to document respiratory diseases and investigate risk factors associated with them. Interviews with all participants, lung tests (8 years of age and up), x-rays (18 years of age and up) will be conducted. Information is to be used to develop community-based programs to improve lung health. Resi...

Environmental factors affecting conductive hearing loss in Inuit children
Principal Investigator: Moore, Jan Allison
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993
Summary: During 1993, seventy-six families in Coppermine participated in this study. Each child's hearing was assessed and each family was interviewed. Information was gathered on the family routine, diet and parenting style. Additional field trips to collect similar data are planned: the same children and families will be re-assessed during January and March 1994. Changes in hearing capability will be...

The Broad Whitefish Traditional Ecological Knowledge Study.
Principal Investigator: Freeman, Milton M.R.
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993 1992
Summary: Under the direction of the Aklavik and Inuvik HTA's, the research team will carry out interviews with Inuvialuit that are knowledgable about the broad whitefish and its fishery in the local waters. Data to be obtained include information on the traditional fishery, changes to this fishery, knowledge about the breeding and feeding habits, migrations, parasites and diseases, and effects of local en...

Evaluation of an Out-break of Tuberculosis in an Isolated Inuit Community.
Principal Investigator: Hershfield, Earl S.
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Summary: Through the review of hospital records, we will outline the tuberculosis out-break that occurred in Repulse Bay during 1988-89. The study may provide information that may be helpful in preventing such out-breaks in the future....

A Collaborative Prospective Study of Risk Factors for the Development of Childhood Hemolytic Urmemic Syndrome (HUS) in Canada
Principal Investigator: Orrbine, Elaine
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Summary: The research will evaluate the incidence and severity of childhood HUS (Hemolytic Urmemic Syndrome)....