Epidemiology and Biostatistics Theses and Dissertations

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Reducing Distortion – Identifying Areas to Improve the Quality of Randomized Clinical Trials Published in Anesthesiology Journals, Jeffrey T.Y. Chow

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Transition from Paediatric to Adult Healthcare: Readiness and Experiences of Canadian Adolescents and Young Adults Diagnosed with Epilepsy in Childhood, Alison S.B. Dasiewicz

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Fatigue in Children and Adolescents with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Basmah El-Aloul

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Development of Clinical Prediction Models for Surgery and Complications in Crohn’s Disease, Leonard M. Guizzetti

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Improving the Use of Electronic Medical Records in Primary Health Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Noura Hamade

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Efficacy of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in Patients with Open-angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Muna Hassan

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Incidence, Characteristics, and Outcomes of Acute Kidney Injury Treated with Dialysis during Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period, Ainslie M. Hildebrand

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Risk Factors for BK Virus Infection after Kidney Transplantation, London, Ontario 2016, Seyed M Hosseini-Moghaddam

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Maternal Healthcare Utilization Among Muslim Mothers From India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh: Is There Equity?, Rohin J. Krishnan

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Cognition and Motor Function: A Novel Outcome Measure for Studies on Pre-Dementia Syndromes, Jacqueline K. Kueper

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A matched case-control study to assess the association between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and thrombotic microangiopathy, Ranke Liu

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Multimorbidity Among Adult Primary Health Care Patients In Canada: Examining Multiple Chronic Diseases Using An Electronic Medical Record Database, Kathryn Nicholson

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Evidence Reversal: An exploratory analysis of randomized controlled trials from the New England Journal of Medicine, Riaz G. Qureshi

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Discrimination and Health: Measurement and Impacts on Ontario’s Transgender Communities, Ayden I. Scheim

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Confidence Interval Estimation of Cumulative Incidence for Clustered Competing Risks, Atul Sivaswamy

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Indigenous Food Insecurity in Canada: An Analysis Using the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, Melissa Subnath

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Communicating Through a Brain-Computer Interface: Towards the Assessment of Quality of Life in Minimally Conscious and Covertly Aware Vegetative State Patients, Jasmine Tung

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Predicting Important Patient-Reported Outcomes for Glaucoma Management: Cross-Sectional Study, Lavanya Uruthiramoorthy

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Measuring Community Mobility in Older Adults with Parkinson’s Disease Using A Wearable GPS Sensor And Self-report Assessment Tools, Lynn Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Examining the Relationship between Duration of Untreated Psychosis and Self-Perceived Recovery in Clients of an Early Intervention Program in London, Canada: A 10-Year Prospective Cohort Study, Gina Bhullar

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Antenatal Depressive Symptoms and Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy, Jerry Yu-Hsiang Chen

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Evaluation of Sexual Orientation Items in Population Health Surveys Among Canadians: A Mixed Methods Approach, Christoffer Dharma

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Cost-Effectiveness Of Bevacizumab Concomitant With The Standard Of Therapy For Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma, Aren Fischer

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Infants born large for gestational age and developmental attainment in early childhood, Cairina E. Frank

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Risk of Hyponatremia in Older Adults Receiving Psychotropic Drug Treatment, Sonja Gandhi

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Inequalities in Social Determinants of Health in the Ontario Transgender Population, Rachel E. Giblon

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A Link Between Paediatric Asthma and Obesity: Are They Caused by the Same Environmental Conditions?, Phylicia Gonsalves

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Emotional Well-Being in Children with New-Onset Epilepsy, Shane W. Goodwin

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The Association Between Neighbourhood Walkability And Adult Body Mass Index In Urban Canada: A Cross-sectional Analysis., Ashna Jinah

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Registration and Familial Consent for Deceased Organ Donation Among Ethnic Minorities in Ontario, Canada: Opportunities for Improvement, Alvin Li

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Household Living Arrangement and Quality of Life in Adults with Mental Illness, Meaghan McKillop

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Environmental heat and acute kidney injury in older adults: A matched case-control study, Rebecca K. McTavish

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Testing the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide in Community - Residing Older Adults, Dorian Murariu

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Cost-Effectiveness of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) versus Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty (ALT) in Uncontrolled Open Angle Glaucoma Patients having at least One Full Previous SLT: An Economic Evaluation Alongside an Ongoing Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial, Muhammad Rakibuz-Zaman

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Predictors of Engagement in Community-Based Therapy for Youths with Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Hailey S. Saunders

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Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: Predicting Recurrence, Kendra Thomas

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Sample Size Formulas for Estimating Intraclass Correlation Coefficients in Reliability Studies with Binary Outcomes, Mengxiao Xu

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The Association Between Social Cohesion and Physical Activity in Communities Across Canada: A Multilevel Analysis, Calvin Yip

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A Cost-Effectiveness Study of Home-Based Stroke Rehabilitation, Laura J. Allen

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Does Satisfaction with Perinatal Health Care Influence Postpartum Weight Retention?, Andreea Bente

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Physical Exertion as a Risk Factor for Ventricular Arrhythmia: A Prospective Cohort Study, Harpreet S. Chahal

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Antihyperglycemic Medications and Hypoglycemia in Older Adults with Diabetes, Kristin K. Clemens

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Exploring cross-sectional associations between unhealthy food outlet exposure and BMI z-score in elementary school children in London, Canada, Krista Cook

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Examining the Roles of Life Satisfaction, Meaning in Life, and Daily Hassles in Predicting Suicide Ideation Among Community-Residing Older Adults, Orsolya Gyorgy

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On the estimation of intracluster correlation for time-to-event outcomes in cluster randomized trials, Sumeet Kalia

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Survival outcomes and treatment utilization among patients with known and unknown primary tumours in Ontario., Chong Sung Kim

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Secular Trends in Cardiovascular Disease in Kidney Transplant Recipients: 1994 to 2009, Ngan Lam

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Maternal Fat Intake during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Initiation, Rachel Man

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The Impact of Resource Availability on Patterns of Discharge to Inpatient Rehabilitation after Stroke in Ontario, Canada, Matthew J. Meyer

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Epidemiology of Fracture in Adults with Kidney Disease, Kyla L. Naylor

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The Association Between the Neighbourhood Food Environment and Prevalence of Three Chronic Diseases in Urban Canada: A Cross-Sectional Analysis, Jagraj Singh Pandher

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Methotrexate and cardiovascular events, Alpesh Shah

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Evidence For Using Immunosuppressive Treatments When Treating Idiopathic Non-Infectious Uveitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Hargurinder Singh

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Evidence Reversal: When New Evidence Contradicts Established Practices, Desiree S. Sutton

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The Effectiveness of Teleglaucoma versus In-patient Examination. Assessment: Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Sera-Melisa Thomas

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Risk of Arrhythmia and Mortality from Macrolide Antibiotic Prescription: A Population-Based Cohort Study, Mai H. Trac

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Prognostic Factors for Overall Survival and Risk Stratification of Prostate Cancer Patients with Biochemical Failure, Shann-Neng Tara Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A Comparison Of Clinical Trial And Model-Based Cost Estimates In Glaucoma – The Case Of Repeat Laser Trabeculoplasty In Ontario, Omar Akhtar

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Access to the Local AIDS Service Organization among African, Caribbean and Other Black Residents of Middlesex-London, Ontario, Canada, Soraya Blot

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Neonatal and Developmental Outcomes of Late Preterm and Early Term Birth, Hilary K. Brown

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Global Assessment of Severity of Epilepsy (GASE) Scale in Children with Epilepsy: Construct Validity, Stability, and Responsiveness, Cindy J. Chan

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Trends In The Utilization of Antiglaucoma Medication: An Analysis of Canadian Drug Insurance Claims, Kwun (Bryan) Hung Chan

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Exploring Health Care Access for Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men Living in Middlesex County, Ontario, Todd A. Coleman

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Diagnostic Accuracy of Tele-ophthalmology for Diabetic Retinopathy Assessment: A Meta-analysis and Economic Analysis, Andrea C. Coronado

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The Stress Process Model for Community-Dwelling Adults with Mental Disorders, Samantha Davie

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Economic Evaluation of Potential Applications of Gene Expression Profiling in Clinical Oncology, Malek Hannouf

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Primary health service use by mothers and children from London-Middlesex, Ontario, Catherine Holtz

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Developmental associations of self-reported body mass and depressive symptoms: A longitudinal examination of the transition from adolescence to young adulthood, Setareh Hooshmand

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Assessing the Structural Validity of the Measure of Processes of Care (MPOC-20) in Children with Epilepsy, Kariym Christopher Joachim

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The Impact of Obesity on Employment Participation and Earnings among Working-Age Women in Canada: Evidence from the NPHS Longitudinal Data, Samantha L. Larose

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Provincially-Funded Insulin Pump Therapy and Glycaemic Control: Real-World Experience in London, Ontario, Selina L. Liu

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Experiences of biphobia, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress symptoms among Ontarian bisexuals: A cross-sectional view of potential moderators, Melissa A. MacLeod

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Maternal Employment During Infancy and Toddlerhood: Mechanisms for Associations with Childhood Overweight/Obesity in Canada, Nathalie Victoria Metzer

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The Impact of Financial Incentives for Cervical Cancer Screening in Ontario's Primary Care Delivery Models, Ciara Pendrith

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The Association Between Women's Autonomy and Women's HIV/AIDS Knowledge and Attitudes in Ethiopia, Fadumo Rirash

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Body Mass Index Trajectories: The Effect of Fetal Size and Early Life Modifiable Factors, Mathew Roy

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Overall survival and biochemical failure-free survival comparison of brachytherapy treatment options versus external beam radiation therapy for both low and intermediate-risk prostate cancer: A propensity-score matched analysis, Graham D. Smith

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The Association between Heavy Episodic Drinking and Alcohol-Related Unsafe Sex among Canadian Undergraduate Student Drinkers, Shirley Solomon

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Quality of Life and Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Yi Wei

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Risk Scores for Predicting Mortality in Flail Chest, Meaghan Zehr

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Patency and Complication Rates of the Arteriovenous Fistula: A Systematic Review, Ahmed A. Al-Jaishi

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The Impact of Intrauterine Exposure to Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on Early Childhood Body Mass Index Trajectories, Aniq Anam

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An Exploration of the Relationships between Markers of Social Status and Position and HIV Risk Behaviours in African, Caribbean, and Other Black Populations, Shamara M. Baidoobonso

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Secular Trends in Ischemic Stroke Subtypes, Chrysi Bogiatzi

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Statistical Analysis of Correlated Ordinal Data: Application to Cluster Randomization Trials, Ruochu Gao

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Atypical antipsychotic drugs and the risk of acute kidney injury: A population-based cohort study, Yoseob Joseph Hwang

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Violence among Cocaine and Simultaneous Cocaine and Alcohol Abusers: Results from a Cross-sectional Study of Treatment Clients, Sameer Imtiaz

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Evaluation of Ontario's Street Racers, Stunt and Aggressive Drivers Legislation, Aizhan Meirambayeva

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Differentials in Physical Health Outcomes among Children in Single-Parent and Dual-Parent Families, Jennifer Lynn Rayner

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Risk Factors for Diabetes Mellitus: a Comparative Analysis of Subpopulation Differences in a Large Canadian Sample, Michael James Taylor

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Risk of kidney stones in living kidney donors: A matched cohort study, Sonia Thomas

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Adverse Drug Events and Renal Function, Matthew A. Weir

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Preliminary Economic Evaluation of Brentuximab Vedotin in Relapsed and Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma: An "Early Look" Model Based on Phase II Results, Vusal Babashov

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Methods for the Analysis of Pretest-Posttest Binary Outcomes from Cluster Randomization Trials, ASM Borhan

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Investigating meaning in life, perceived social support, and suicide ideation among community-residing older adults, Joyce L. Cheng

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Heterogeneity issues in the meta-analysis of cluster randomization trials., Shun Fu Chen

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Screening for Adult ADHD in Ontario: A Cross-sectional Study Examining Sex Differences, Mental Health Correlates and Substance Use, Deanne Daigle

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A Pilot Trial Comparing the Effects of Onabotulinumtoxina and Standard Oxybutynin Therapy as First Line Treatment for the Poorly Compliant Pediatric Neurogenic Bladder, Sumit Dave

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The Development of a Decision Aid for Patients with Ulcerative Colitis Deciding Between Ileostomy or Ileal Anal-Pouch Reconstruction, Luc A. Dubois

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The Cost-Effectiveness of Combination Treatment Consisting of Either Cetuximab or Panitumumab plus FOLFIRI versus Treatment with Bevacizumab plus FOLFIRI as First-Line Treatment for KRAS Wild-Type Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients in Ontario, Emmanuel M.G. Ewara