300 record(s) found with the tag "health" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Learning from Mothers, Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers about Breastfeeding in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Moffitt, Pertice M
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. conduct retrospective chart audits to provide epidemiological data on breastfeeding initiation and duration rates; 2. conduct focus group meetings with grandmothers and great-grandmothers to learn about past practices and traditional knowledge about caring for babies; 3. conduct semi-structured interviews with mothers to learn about the determi...


Digital Knowledge Translation tools for parents, on common pediatric conditions in emergency department visits
Principal Investigator: Scott, Shannon D
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The purpose of the study is to work with parents to develop, refine, and evaluate the usability of arts-based, digital knowledge translation videos, specifically three whiteboard animation videos and an interactive infographic, for parents of children who have otitis media, fever, or receiving needle pokes. A mixed method design will be used to determine the usability of knowledge translation (...


Practices for Managing H.pylori Infection in Northern Canada: A Consultation with Health Care Practitioners
Principal Investigator: Goodman, Karen J
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The practitioner consultation project aims to engage targeted health care practitioners to achieve the following goals: 1. to describe current patterns of health care practice pertaining to H. pylori infection and related diseases; and, 2. to identify obstacles to best practices for managing this infection. The research team will target primary care practitioners serving communities in the No...


Health Effects Monitoring Program
Principal Investigator: Chan, Laurie H. M.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The Health Effects Monitoring Program is a human biomonitoring study aimed to assess the exposure and health impact of arsenic and other contaminants on the human population of Yellowknife, Ndilo and Dettah in the Northwest Territories, as part of the Giant Mine Remediation Project. The overall objective of the program is to establish current or baseline levels of arsenic exposure among residen...


Developing YKDFN Youth-Led Health Messaging Programs with Communities
Principal Investigator: Lines, Laurie-Ann
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The main goal of this research is to understand Yellowknife Dene First Nation (YKDFN) youth’s and community views on health, community strengths, and appropriate communication and message development activities to develop a suitable youth-led health messaging intervention. Capturing views on community strengths will allow the research project to be created from an asset-based point of reference an...


Physical Activity Monitor (PAM)
Principal Investigator: Myles, Richard G
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2015 2014
Summary: The 2016-2017 Physical Activity Monitor (PAM), specifically, will examine physical activity levels of Canadians and will permit the comparison of activity levels over time, sport participation, and furthermore will examine physical activity and sport opportunities available in Canadian communities, such as availability, usage, and satisfaction with places to walk or bicycle, trails, green spaces, ...


Increasing the Reporting of Medication Errors Through Leadership at Stanton Territorial Hospital
Principal Investigator: Lennie, Fraser M
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: I hope this research will ultimately result in: 1. The implementation of evidence-based leadership practices to create an environment that supports the increased reporting of medication errors by nurses. 2. An increased reporting of medication errors by nurses at the Hospital. 3. Conformity with Accreditation Canada Qmentum standards. 4. A practice environment that promotes safe medication ad...


A Health and Social Service Provider's Perspective on the Evolution of School-Based Care
Principal Investigator: Campbell, Natalie G.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority - Fort Smith Region offers a youth-focused option for adolescents accessing health and mental health care, support, and services called The Health Café, located in a less intimidating, more comfortable environment - at the local high school. It is hoped that studying the evolution of The Health Café through the perspective of the provi...


Outcomes of Primary Maternity Care in Fort Smith, NT
Principal Investigator: Janssen, Patricia A
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2014 2013 2012
Summary: The objective is to compare the outcomes from the perinatal database at the Fort Smith midwifery service (2005-2012) to the outcomes of women using the midwifery services in Nunavik (2005-2012) and to women who transferred from Hay River to Yellowknife to deliver their babies. These outcomes include data pertaining to utilization of the maternity service by the women in the community, perinatal ou...


Understanding syndemics and HIV/STI vulnerability among Northern Indigenous youth in Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Logie, Carmen
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of a peer leadership training workshop called FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) on young Indigenous men and women’s HIV vulnerability, empowerment and cultural connectedness. FOXY is an arts-based Indigenous agency created with young women in the Northwest Territories (NWT) to foster communication and expression regarding sexuality. Wh...


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