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 2021

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Association between air pollution and incidence of dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies, Ehsan Abolhasani

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The Association Between Ethnicity and Caregiver Health, Adetola Aboyeji

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Characterizing Risk Factors Associated with the Recurrence of Infective Endocarditis and Mortality among People Who Inject Drugs, Janica A. Adams

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Interplay between Shift Work, Psychological Distress, Sleep Quality, and Cognitive Performance, Rea Therese Alonzo

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Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, Sarah E. Bota

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Measuring the impact of atrial fibrillation on patients, Justine Chang

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Long-Term Behavioural Problems in Youth with Childhood-Onset Epilepsy, Rebecca Grace Couper

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Addressing Bias in Non-Experimental Studies Assessing Treatment Outcomes in Prostate Cancer, David E. Guy

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Quantifying Timely Access to Surgery: A Global Modelling Study, Joo-Hyun Jeong

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The Association of Alcohol Use and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption with Cataracts among Adults: Results from the Longitudinal Canadian National Population Health Survey (NPHS), Yuguang Kang

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Long-Term Patterns of Acute Mental Health Service Use After a First Episode of Psychosis: Examining Ongoing Psychiatric Care Beyond the Critical Period, Eugene Law

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The Impact of a Dedicated Pediatric Ambulance on Interfacility Transport Dispatch Times: Findings from the Canadian Pediatric Transport Network Database, Tiffany Liu

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Sample Size Formulas For Estimating Areas Under the Receiver Operating Characteristic Curves With Precision and Assurance, Grace Lu

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Survival trends of patients with subglottic squamous cell carcinoma: A population based cohort study, Danielle MacNeil

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Anxiety symptoms ten years after diagnosis of childhood-onset epilepsy: Prevalence and Correlates, Onyebuchi C. Omodon

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Fall Risk-Increasing Drugs and Gait Performance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Results from the Gait and Brain Study, Abdelhady Osman

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Childhood-onset epilepsy and long-term child and maternal well-being, Klajdi Puka

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Factors Associated with Dating Violence Victimization among Canadians: Results from the 2014 General Social Survey, Visna Rampersad

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Analysis of health care costs over a one-year period following anticoagulant therapy among Ontario patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, Michael Situ

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Ethnic and Socioeconomic Variations in Psychiatric Hospitalization and 30-day Readmission in Canada, Meghan PJ Smith

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Health Care Utilization By Immigrants With Multimorbidity: A Population Based Cross-sectional Study Of The 2015-2016 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), Chinmoy Talukder

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The Impact of Interruptions in Gender-Affirming Medical Care during COVID-19 on Anxiety and Depression among Trans and Non-binary People in Canada: A Longitudinal Study, Sara Todorovic

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The contribution of Memorial University medical graduates to the family physician workforce in Newfoundland and Labrador, Emily M. Volpe

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Correlates Of Positive Mental Health Among Migrants In Canada, Branka Vujcic

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Residential Greenness and Substance Use, Evan R. Wiley

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Incidence of cancer and stage at diagnosis among people with recent-onset psychotic disorders, Jared C. Wootten

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Sample Size Formulas for Estimating Risk Ratios with the Modified Poisson Model for Binary Outcomes, Zhenni Xue

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Increasing Access to Essential Surgery in Resource Restricted Settings: An Economic Analysis, Anne Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Investigating quality of care for diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure and chronic kidney disease in Ontario’s Family Health Group and Family Health Organization models, Mary Aderayo Bamimore

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Examining the Correlates of Adolescent Food and Nutrition Knowledge in London, Ontario, Rachel Ann Brown

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An 8-year longitudinal assessment of health-related quality of life in children with epilepsy, Emily Chemnitz

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Extrafamilial Stressors and Family Functioning in Families of Transgender and Non-Binary Youth Receiving Gender-Affirming Care: A Latent Class Analysis, Laura Douglas

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Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Measurement, and Migrant Groups in Ontario, Jordan Edwards

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Analysis of Gait Speed and its Correlates in Middle-Aged and Older Adults: Findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, Erica Figgins

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The Impact of School Nutrition Policy on Diet Quality of Children and Youth in Canada, Victoria Gaudin

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Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Pharmacogenomics (PGx) based Warfarin, Apixaban and Rivaroxaban compared to Standard Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation Patients in Canada, Aneeka Hafeez

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Maternal and Neonatal Mortality Associated With Caesarean Section, Areej A. Hezam

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Printed educational materials directed at Ontario primary care physicians fail to improve adherence to guideline recommendations for the management of diabetes complications: a pragmatic, factorial, cluster randomized trial, Alison Howie

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Epidemiology of upper urinary tract stones and stone management in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, Vinusha Kalatharan

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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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The impact of a health technology improvement program on medication errors in three large, teaching hospitals in London Ontario, Lauren Killin

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Correlates of Preventable Emergency Department Visits in Canada: Evidence from the Literature and the Canadian Community Health Survey, Tammy Lau

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Understanding the Determinants of the Cost of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, Hun Lee

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Frailty, clinical outcomes, and cost in patients undergoing trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), Zhe Li

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

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Risk Stratification for Treatment Decisions in People at Ultra-High Risk for Psychosis: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Olajumoke Marissa Ologundudu

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

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The Prevalence of Multimorbidity among People with Non-Affective Psychotic Disorders 10-Years After First Diagnosis, Myanca D. Rodrigues

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In-hospital Outcomes Following Left Atrial Appendage Closure, Shubrandu S. Sanjoy

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Examining the Simultaneous Influence of Individual and Neighborhood Determinants on Cardiovascular Health: A Multilevel Study in Canadian Adults, Sarah Singh

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Assessing wellness using a Medicine Wheel framework: A cross-sectional study of stress and resilience in a First Nation community in Ontario, Canada., Bryan C.R. Tanner

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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

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Intersectional Social Inequalities and Cognitive Functioning among Community-Dwelling Older Adults in England: A Decomposition Analysis of the Mediating Role of Loneliness, Chantel Walwyn

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ADHD Symptoms and Substance Use Among Adolescents in Ontario: A Cross-Sectional Study Examining Sex Differences and Covariates, Shannon W. Wong

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Breakfast Consumption and Diet Quality of Teens in Southwestern Ontario, Nicolas Woods

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