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Constructing a questionnaire for assessment of awareness and acceptance of diversity in healthcare institutions.

Author(s): Azita Emami and Jalal Safipour

Date: 04/2013

Source: BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:145

Summary:
This study designed and standardized questionnaire: the Assessment of Awareness and Acceptance of Diversity in Healthcare Institutions (AAAD, for short).

Construction and validation of a measure of integrative well-being in seven languages: The Pemberton Happiness Index

Author(s): Gonzalo Hervás and Carmelo Vázquez

Date: 04/2013

Source: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2013, 11:66

Summary:
The authors of this study introduce the Pemberton Happiness Index (PHI), a new integrative measure of well-being in seven languages, detailing the validation process and presenting psychometric data.

Access granted! barriers endure: determinants of difficulties accessing specialist care when required in Ontario, Canada

Author(s): Daniel W Harrington, Kathi Wilson, Mark Rosenberg and Scott Bell

Date: 04/2013

Source: BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:146

Summary:
This study examines the factors associated with difficulty accessing specialist services, and the reasons why particular sub population groups report experiencing difficulties.

Acculturation and Nutritional Health of Immigrants in Canada: A Scoping Review.

Author(s): Dia Sanou , Erin O’Reilly, Ismael Ngnie-Teta, Malek Batal, Nathalie Mondain, Caroline Andrew, Bruce K. Newbold and Ivy L. Bourgeault

Date: 04/2013

Source: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

Summary:
This scoping review aims to identify knowledge gaps and research priorities related to immigrant nutritional health.

Association of vitamin D status with socio-demographic factors in Calgary, Alberta: an ecological study using Census Canada data.

Author(s): Christopher Naugler, Jianguo Zhang, Dan Henne, Paul Woods and Brenda R Hemmelgarn

Date: 04/2013

Source: BMC Public Health 2013, 13:316

Summary:
The purpose of this study was to use a novel methodology of inferring sociodemographic variables to evaluate the correlates of vitamin D levels in individuals dwelling in the City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Contribution of Neighbourhood Material and Social Deprivation to Survival: A 22-Year Follow-up of More than 500,000 Canadians

Author(s): Ross, N.A.; Oliver, L.N.; Villeneuve, P.J.

Date: 04/2013

Source: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10, 1378-1391.

Summary:
This study examined the incremental influence on survival of neighbourhood material and social deprivation while accounting for individual level socioeconomic status in a large population-based cohort of Canadians.

The Social & Policy Implications of Meaningful Community Engagement in Racialized Immigrant Communities in Halifax

Author(s): Ingrid R.G. Waldron

Date: 03/2013

Source: Atlantic Metropolis Centre Working Paper No.48 2013

Summary:
This research study examines the challenges that immigrant communities in Halifax experience accessing, integrating into and participating in the social, educational, health, employment, and economic sectors of Halifax.

Using concept mapping in the knowledge-to-action process to compare stakeholder opinions on barriers to use of cancer screening among South Asians

Author(s): Rebecca Lobb, Andrew D Pinto and Aisha Lofters

Date: 03/2013

Source: Implementation Science 2013, 8:37

Summary:
Using the knowledge-to-action (KTA) process, this study examined barriers to use of evidence-based interventions to improve early detection of cancer among South Asians from the perspective of multiple stakeholders.

Mapping the concept of vulnerability related to health care disparities: a scoping review.

Author(s): Cristina Grabovschi, Christine Loignon and Martin Fortin

Date: 03/2013

Source: BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:94

Summary:
The aim of this paper is to share the results of a scoping review that examined the relationship between health care disparities and the multiplicity of vulnerability factors that are often clustered together.

Transforming primary healthcare by including the stakeholders involved in delivering care to people living in poverty: EQUIhealThY study protocol

Author(s): Christine Loignon, Catherine Hudon, Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, Sophie Dupéré, Ann C Macaulay, Pierre Pluye, Isabelle Gaboury, Jeannie L Haggerty, Martin Fortin, Émilie Goulet, Mireille Lambert, Luce Pelissier-Simard, Sophie Boyer, Marianne de Laa

Date: 03/2013

Source: BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:92

Summary:
The aim of this project is to stimulate changes in healthcare organizations and practices by encouraging collaboration between care teams and people living in poverty. The objectives are twofold: 1) to identify actions required to promote the adoption of professional practices oriented toward social competence in primary care teams; and 2) to examine factors that would encourage the inclusion of people living in poverty in the process of developing social competence in healthcare organizations.


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