2012

Tsuruda S., Hoogeveen C., Smith A., Poon C., Saewyc E., & the McCreary Centre Society (2012). Raven’s Children III: Aboriginal youth health in BC. Vancouver, BC: McCreary Centre Society.

McCreary’s review of the health of Aboriginal youth in BC. The report was overseen by an advisory committee of experts in Aboriginal youth health, and includes data from over 3,000 Aboriginal youth as well as input from more than 100 Aboriginal youth and adults across the province who reviewed the findings. Using data from the […]

Tsuruda, S., Smith, A., Poon, C., Saewyc, E., & McCreary Centre Society (2012). Métis youth health in BC. Vancouver, BC: McCreary Centre Society.

This brief report explores the health picture of Métis youth in British Columbia. It is based on data from the 2008 BC Adolescent Health Survey (AHS). The data presented here is about Métis youth in the mainstream public school system, and includes youth who were present on the day the survey was administered. It therefore […]

Smith A., Stewart D., Poon C., Hoogeveen C, Saewyc E. (2012). Promoting positive mental health: risk and protective factors for youth who experienced physical and sexual abuse [abstract]. Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada, Volume 32, Suppl 1.

Background: Sexual abuse and physical abuse are risk factors for a trajectory of poor mental health. Purpose: To identify specific risk and protective factors associated with mental health for male and female youth who have experienced physical and sexual abuse. Study/Intervention Design: A mixed methods study using data from the 2008 BC‡ Adolescent Health Survey […]

Devries K, Free C, Saewyc E. (2012). “I like to think I’m a pretty safe guy but sometimes a 40-pounder will change that”: A mixed methods study of substance use and sexual risk among Aboriginal young people. Journal of Aboriginal Health, 9(1), 41-51.

We conducted a mixed methods study to explore links between substance use and sexual risk among Aboriginal young people in British Columbia, Canada. Individual in-depth interviews were conducted in 2004–2005 with 30 young people ages 15–19; we present a descriptive thematic analysis. Data from a 2003 provincially representative survey that included 2,467 Aboriginal young people […]

Saewyc, E. (2012). “Making the right connections: Promoting mental health of youth in BC.”

For the BC Ministry of Health’s Healthy Minds, Healthy People Knowledge Exchange Day, 27 February, 2012 in Vancouver.

Saewyc. E., & Mogensen, D. (2012). “Making the right connections: Positive mental health among BC youth.”

Invited workshop, March 1, at the Crosscurrents 2012 conference of the Special Education Association of BC, in Vancouver.

Saewyc, E. (2012). “Making the right connections: Promoting the mental health of youth in British Columbia.”

Invited workshop, for the International Child and Youth Mental Health conference, held May 7-8 in Vancouver.

Stewart, J., Anderson, K., Saewyc, E. (2012). “Mental Health: The Missing Conversation in Our Schools. ”

Invited workshop for the BC Principals and Vice Principals Association, Oct. 19-20, Richmond, BC.

Saewyc, E. (2012). “Positive mental health among adolescents: The difference schools can make.”

Afternoon workshop for the Comox Valley School District 71 Tsolum Speakers Series, held 21 November in Courtenay, BC.

Saewyc, E. (2012). “Growing absolutely fantastic teens: How families, schools and communities can support positive mental health among young people in the Comox Valley.”

Evening public presentation for the Comox Valley School District 71 Tsolum Speakers Series, held 21 November in Courtenay, BC.

Saewyc, E. (2012). “LGBTQ Youth and Suicide: Key Risk Factors from an Intersectional Perspective.”

Invited panel. Presented at the LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Summit hosted by Egale Canada and Ryerson University, held May 30-31 in Toronto.

Saewyc, E. (2012). “Suicide among vulnerable populations of youth: Risk and protective factors.”

For the CIHR Best Brains Exchange on gender and sex-based considerations in youth suicide prevention, 31 January, Ottawa.

Saewyc, E. (2012). Invited roundtable symposium on the next decade in LGBTQ youth research.

Society for Research on Adolescence, presented March 11, 2012 in Vancouver.

Saewyc, E. (2012). Invited panel member, “Leadership in health care, the role of the university.”

Invited panel member, for the U21 Health Disciplines annual meeting, held at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 2-7.

Shojaei A., Aleksejuniene J., Gardner K.M., Saewyc E., and Salimpour N. (2012). Oral Health-Related Lifestyle In Vancouver Inner City Elementary Schools.

Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Public Health Agency of BC, held November 22-23, in Burnaby.

Saewyc E., Rivers R, MacKay L, Hirakata P, Roelofsen D, Oliffe J, Matthews J, and Creighton G. (2012). Patterns of health care access among marginalized urban young men: How sexual orientation, quality, and masculinity influence decisions to access care.

Oral presentation at the CIHR-IGH conference, Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research, October 29-31, 2012 in Montreal.

Daly K., Saewyc E., Johnson J., Bungay V. (2012). Making space for youth voices: Adolescent and clinician perspectives on clinical encounters for sexual health.

Poster presentation at the CIHR-IGH conference, Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research, October 29-31, 2012 in Montreal.

Daly K., Saewyc E., Johnson J. Bungay V. (2012). “They don’t talk about sex like making love”: Positive sexuality in clinical encounters for youth sexual health.

Poster presentation at the Qualitative Health Research annual conference, October, 2012 in Montreal.

Laye-Gindhu A, Saewyc E. (2012). Non-suicidal self-injury among Canadian street-involved adolescents.

As part of the symposium, “Adolescent self-injury across cultures: Similarities and differences in risk and protection.” Paper presented 10 March, 2012 at the biennial international conference of the Society for Research in Adolescence, held in Vancouver.

Marshall S, Saewyc E. (2012). Peer sexual harassment and sex motives: A gendered analysis.

Poster presented at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine conference, to be held in March 2012 in New Orleans.

Saewyc E., Homma Y., Hitchcock C., Prior J. (2012). Sexual orientation, stigma, and menarche among adolescent girls in Canada.

Poster presented at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine conference, March 14-17 in New Orleans.

Saewyc E, Chen W. (2012). Weakening the links between violence exposure and teen pregnancy involvement in Western Canada: Protective factors that may promote resilience.

Oral paper presented March 16 at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine conference, held in March 14-17 in New Orleans.

Young, M.M., Saewyc, E., Boak, A., Jahrig, J., Anderson, B., Doiron, Y., Taylor, S., Pica, L., Laprise, P., & Clark, H. (2012). The prevalence of student alcohol and drug use in Canada.

Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research annual meeting, special session sponsored by the National Institutes on Drug Abuse, in Washington DC, May 29-June 1.

Saewyc, E. (2012, Feb. 4-5). “Beyond vulnerability: What do we know about breaking the link between violence and HIV risk for young people?”

Keynote, at the Intersexions & Interjections: Youth and HIV conference of Canadian AIDS Treatment and Information Exchange (CATIE), held Toronto.

Saewyc, E. (2012, May 30-31). “Explaining higher risk for suicide among LGBTQ adolescents: Key risk and protective factors from a public health perspective.”

Opening keynote, at the Egale Canada LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Summit, held in Toronto.

Society for Menstrual Cycle Research Position Statement, 2012: Prior JC. Naming Women’s Midlife Reproductive Transition.

In the interest of reducing confusion and improving midlife women’s quality of life, as well as access, if desired or needed, to appropriate health care, and promoting the use of clearer terminology, we recommend specific and precise use of the terms of perimenopause and menopause. Click here to read the Position Statement.

Macneil JA, Adachi JD, Goltzman D, Josse RG, Kovacs CS, Prior JC, Olszynski W, Davison KS, Kaiser SM; the CaMos Research Group (2012) Predicting fracture using 2D finite element modeling. Medical Engineering & Physics, 34(4):478-84.

A decrease in bone density at the hip or spine has been shown to increase the risk of fracture. A limitation of the bone mineral density (BMD) measurement is that it provides only a measure of a bone sample’s average density when projected onto a 2D surface. Effectively, what determines bone fracture is whether an […]

Lix LM, Azimaee M, Osman BA, Caetano P, Morin S, Metge C, Goltzman D, Kreiger N, Prior J, Leslie WD. (2012) Osteoporosis-related fracture case definitions for population-based administrative data. BMC Public Health, 12:301.

Population-based administrative data have been used to study osteoporosis-related fracture risk factors and outcomes, but there has been limited research about the validity of these data for ascertaining fracture cases. The objectives of this study were to: (a) compare fracture incidence estimates from administrative data with estimates from population-based clinically-validated data, and (b) test for […]

Langsetmo L, Hitchcock CL, Kingwell EJ, Davison KS, Berger C, Forsmo S, Zhou W, Kreiger N, Prior JC; CaMos Research Group.(2012) Physical activity, body mass index and bone mineral density-associations in a prospective population-based cohort of women and men: the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos). Bone, 50(1):401-8.

Physical activity (PA) is an important modifiable risk factor for both bone mineral density (BMD) and body mass index (BMI). However, BMI is itself strongly predictive of BMD. Our aim was to determine the association between PA and BMD, with consideration of BMI as a potential mediating factor. The Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) is […]

Berger C, Greene-Finestone LS, Langsetmo L, Kreiger N, Joseph L, Kovacs CS, Richards JB, Hidiroglou N, Sarafin K, Davison KS, Adachi JD, Brown J, Hanley DA, Prior JC, Goltzman D; the CaMos Research Group (2012) Temporal trends and determinants of longitudinal change in 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone levels. Journal of Bone Mineral Research, 27(6):1381-1389.

Vitamin D is essential for facilitating calcium absorption and preventing increases in parathyroid hormone (PTH), which can augment bone resorption. Our objectives were to examine serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and PTH, and factors related to longitudinal change in a population-based cohort. This is the first longitudinal population-based study looking at PTH and 25(OH)D […]

Hitchcock CL, Prior JC. (2012) Oral Micronized Progesterone for Vasomotor Symptoms -a placebo-controlled randomized trial in healthy postmenopausal women. Menopause – The Journal of The North American Menopause Society,19(8) 866-93.

The aim of this study was to compare oral micronized progesterone (progesterone) with placebo as therapy for postmenopausal hot flushes and night sweats (vasomotor symptoms [VMS]). Healthy volunteer community women 1 to 10 years since final menstruation were recruited for a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial of progesterone (300 mg daily at bedtime) between 2003 and […]

Targownik LE, Leslie WD, Davison KS, Goltzman D, Jamal SA, Kreiger N, Josse RG, Kaiser SM, Kovacs CS, Prior JC, Zhou W; the CaMos Research Group (2012) The Relationship Between Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Longitudinal Change in Bone Mineral Density: A Population-Based From the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos). The American Journal of Gastroenteroogy. 107(9):1361-9.

Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use has been identified as a risk factor for hip and vertebral fractures. Evidence supporting a relationship between PPI use and osteoporosis remains scant. Demonstrating that PPIs are associated with accelerated bone mineral density (BMD) loss would provide supportive evidence for a mechanism through which PPIs could increase fracture risk. We […]

Hitchcock CL, Elliot TG, Norman EG, Stajic V, Teede HJ and Prior JC (2012). Hot flushes and night sweats differ in associations with cardiovascular markers in healthy early postmenopausal women. Menopause – The Journal of The North American Menopause Society, 19(11):1208-14.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between vasomotor symptoms ([VMS] hot flushes or flashes and night sweats) and markers of cardiovascular risk. Healthy postmenopausal women in a randomized controlled trial of progesterone for VMS recorded VMS frequency in the Daily Menopause Diary for 28 days at baseline. Accepted risks for cardiovascular […]

Prior JC, Hitchcock CL (2012) Progesterone for hot flush and night sweat treatment – effectiveness for severe vasomotor symptoms and lack of withdrawal rebound. Gynecological Endocrinology – the Journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology, 28 Suppl 2:7-11.

A controlled trial recently showed that oral micronized progesterone (Progesterone, 300 mg at h.s. daily) was effective for vasomotor symptoms (VMS) in 133 healthy early postmenopausal women. Here, we present subgroup data in women with severe VMS (50 VMS of moderate–severe intensity/wk) and also 1-mo withdrawal study outcomes. Women with severe VMS (n = 46) resembled […]

Koller DL, Zheng HF, Karasik D, Yerges-Armstrong L, Liu CT, McGuigan F, Kemp JP, Giroux S, Lai D, Edenberg HJ, Peacock M, Czerwinski SA, Choh AC, McMahon G, St Pourcain B, Timpson NJ, Lawlor DA, Evans DM, Towne B, Blangero J, Carless MA, Kammerer C, Goltzman D, Kovacs CS, Prior JC, Spector TD, Rousseau F, Tobias JH, Akesson K, Econs MJ, Mitchell BD, Richards JB, Kiel DP, Foroud T (2012). Meta-analysis of genome-wide studies identifies WNT16 and ESR1 SNPS associated with bone mineral density in premenopausal women. Journal of Bone Mineral Research, 28(3): 547-58.

Previous genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified common variants in genes associated with variation in bone mineral density (BMD), although most have been carried out in combined samples of older women and men. Meta-analyses of these results have identified numerous single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of modest effect at genome-wide significance levels in genes involved in both […]

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