Epidemiology and Biostatistics Theses and Dissertations

 

This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Proportion of Canadian Adults with Unreported Type 2 Diabetes who Experience a Related Hospitalization: Results from Canadian Community Health Survey and Discharge Abstract Database Linkage, Aini Khan

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Multi-level Analysis for Geographical Inequalities on Ambulatory Care Sensitive Hospitalizations, Soushyant Kiarasi

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Evaluating quantitative methods for intercategorical-intersectionality research: a simulation study, Mayuri Mahendran

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Social connectedness and self-perceived mental health in Canadian transitional aged youth, Romaisa Pervez

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Analysis of Billings Data to Evaluate Patterns of Mental Health Services in Primary Care and Emergency Departments by Blended Fee-For-Service and Blended Capitation Models in Ontario, Canada, Thy H. Vu

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Discharged Home from an Emergency Department with Acute Kidney Injury: A Population-Based Cohort Study, Rey Acedillo

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Gambling and Physical Activity among Ontario Adolescents, Maryfrances Carton

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Is SABR cost-effective in oligometastatic cancer? An economic analysis of SABR-COMET randomized trial, Yujie Chen

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Preventive Strategies for Acute Kidney Injury among Patients Undergoing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Michaela Fernandes

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Off-Label Use of Second Generation Antipsychotics in Primary Care -An Exploratory Study, Nima Gheisarzadeh

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Epilepsy worry in adolescents and young adults with childhood-onset epilepsy ten years after diagnosis, Chen Wei Huang

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Modelling clinical decision-making referral patterns to home-based or hospital-based stroke outpatient rehabilitation programs in London, Ontario: A prognostic model development study, Jerome Iruthayarajah

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Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitor Use and the Risk of Acute Kidney Injury in Older Adults in Routine Clinical Practice: A Population-Based Cohort Study, Carina Iskander

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Examining the Relationship between Intrinsic Drivers of Motivation and Functional Outcomes in a Cross-Section of Individuals with Psychotic Disorders, Sahana Kukan

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Uptake of colorectal cancer screening tests by Ontario physicians., Owen Litwin

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Relationship Between Exercise Training Adherence and Improvement in Functional Capacity Among Transient Ischemic Attack and Mild Non-disabling Stroke Survivors in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Melissa Majoni

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'Such a Scary Place for a Kid': The Impact of Adolescent Hospitalization on Adult Psychiatric Units, Samantha McRae

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Trends in Asthma Prevalence in Canadians, Asthma Course Trajectories in Children, and the Effect of Maternal Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on the Risk of Asthma in the Offspring, Sharifa Nasreen

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Investigating Haemoglobin Thresholds for Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Patients with Acute Upper GI Bleeding, Natalie May Nightingale

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The Relationship Between Sleep and Internalizing Problems Among Canadian Adolescents, Sophia Pereira Nunes

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Assessing Self-Identified and Meta-Perceived Social Groups for Predicting Day-to-Day Discrimination and Examining Psychological Distress Based on Identity Mismatch, Emily C. Nunez

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The Association Between Maternal Obesity and Fetal Size for Gestational Age in Singletons and Twins, Shohi Prajapati

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Identifying Service Utilization Patterns in Primary Care by Young People with First-Episode Psychosis, Nicole Schoer

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Social Determinants of Health and Substance Use among Women Living with HIV in Canada: Inequalities and Impacts, Mostafa Shokoohi

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Atrial Fibrillation Episodes of Illness in a Primary Care Setting, Alena Tarasevich

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The Impact of the Diabetes Management Incentive on Diabetes-related Services, Hospitalizations, and Mortality Risk in Ontario, Thaksha Thavam

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Towards Using Model Averaging To Construct Confidence Intervals In Logistic Regression Models, Artem Uvarov

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Patterns of problem behaviours among a representative sample of youth in Ontario, Chantal Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Risk Indicators of Non-severe Hypoglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes: An Analysis of Real World Data, Natalie Hon Man Au

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Prognostic Predictive Model to Estimate the Risk of Multiple Chronic Diseases: Constructing Copulas Using Electronic Medical Record Data, Jason E. Black

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The association between fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity with the risk of glaucoma: a retrospective cohort study, Ramanpreet Brar

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Child Abuse as a Determinant of Barriers to HIV Status Disclosure Among Women in Canada, Siobhan M. Churchill

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Validation of an Algorithm Allowing Identification of Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax Cases from Administrative Databases, Eric Frechette

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SLT versus ALT in Glaucoma Patients Treated Previously with 360-degree SLT—A Randomised, Single-Blind, Equivalence Clinical Trial, Hui Guo

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Measuring the Efficiency of the Living Kidney Donor Candidate Evaluation Process, Steven Habbous

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The Epidemiology of Infective Endocarditis Among People Who Inject Drugs in London, Ontario., Brian Hallam

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Promoting Healthy Beverage Consumption Habits Among Elementary School Children: Evaluating the Healthy Kids Community Challenge 'Water Does Wonders' Interventions in London, Ontario, Bridget R. Irwin

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A Shared Frailty Competing Risk Model With Time Varying Covariates For Estimation Of Breast And Ovarian Cancer Risks In BRCA1/2 Families, Hae Young Jung

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Quality of Antenatal Care and its Relationship with Women’s Intended Use of their ANC Facility for Delivery: A National Cross-sectional Study in Kenya, Jisoo Kim

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Viral etiology of rheumatoid arthritis, Fatima Kudaeva

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The Indigenous Determinants of Health as Predictors for Diabetes and Unmet Health Needs Among Urban Indigenous People: A Respondent-Driven Sampling Study in Toronto, Ontario, Stephanie Rachael McConkey

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Improving Prediction of Systemic Statin Exposure Using Concomitant Medications, Non-Linear Modelling and Novel SNP Discovery, Rhiannon Rose

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Use of Psychotropic Medications Among Pregnant Women with Bipolar Disorder: Patterns, Determinants, and Impact on Perinatal Outcomes, Misbah Salim

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Risk Perceptions of Smoking in China, Imran Syed

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Analysis of Added Sugar Intake of Canadian Children and Adolescents: Findings from the Canadian Community Health Survey on Nutrition, Ulaina Tariq

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Exploring the Relationship Between Early Severity of Epilepsy and Depressive Symptoms in Youth Ten Years after Diagnosis, Samanpreet Brar

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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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A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Intravenous Sedation in Modern Cataract Surgery, Efstathia Kiatos

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Chronic Disease Risk Prediction Models and their Impacts on Behavioural and Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Patrick Kim

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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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Housing and Social Support Among Individuals with Mental Illness, Sz-Wing Melody Lam

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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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Determinants of Maternal Mortality: A Comparison of Geographic Differences in the Northern and Southern Regions of Cameroon, Catherine Meh

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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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On the estimation of penetrance in the presence of competing risks with family data, Daniel Prawira

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Financial Costs Incurred by Living Kidney Donors: Findings from a Canadian Multi-centre Prospective Cohort Study, Sebastian Przech

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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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Factors Associated with Involuntary Hospitalization among Young People with Early Psychosis, Rebecca Rodrigues

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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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Antithrombotic Therapy in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis, Karla Solo

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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