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 2014

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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

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Measuring and Understanding Distal and Proximal Determinants of Mentoring Relationship Quality in Big Brothers Big Sisters Community-based Programs, Annalise L. Ferro

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Evaluating the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and the Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE) for Cognitive Impairment Post Stroke: A Validation Study against the Cognistat, Lauren Friedman

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Association between the Fast-Food Environment and Obesity in Canada: A Cross-sectional Analysis, Simon Hollands

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Parents' Perceptions of Activity Restrictions in Children with Epilepsy: First Two Years Post-Diagnosis, Nathan C. King

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Weight Status Underestimation among Canadian Adolescents: An Important and Frequently Overlooked Aspect of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic, Mary Ellen Kuenzig

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Severity of Epilepsy and Parent-Perceived Cognitive Functioning in Children with New-Onset Epilepsy: A Prospective Study of Family Factors as Mediators and Moderators, Anastasia I. Lambrinos

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Self-Reported Racism, Transphobia, Their Intersection and Impact on Past-Year HIV Related Sexual Risk Behaviour, Roxanne M. Longman Marcellin

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Population-Based Placental Weight Ratio Distributions and Determinants of Placental Weight Ratios, Erin M. Macdonald

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Investigating Personality Vulnerability to Suicide Ideation in Community-Residing Older Adults, James Andrew McClure

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Antenatal Care Determines Immunization and Care for Fever and Diarrhea in Ghanaian Children, Natalie K. McGlynn

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The Symptom of Fatigue in Primary Care: A Comparative Study of Health Care Utilization Patterns Using Electronic Medical Records, Kathryn A. Nicholson

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Social Support as a determinant of Health Related Quality of Life in Breast Cancer survivors in California, Faiza Rab

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Preoperative Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker Use and Acute Dialysis: A Population Based Cohort Study, Mitesh K. Shah

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Simultaneous Confidence Intervals for Risk Ratios in the Many-to-One Comparisons of Proportions, Jungwon Shin

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Predictors of Glycemic Control in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes in Southwestern Ontario, Tamara Spaic

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The Relationship between Diet Quality and Obesity in Canadian Adults: Evidence from the 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey, Kalaivaani Sundararajan

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Modeling sequential event times using family data, Balakumar Swaminathan

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Shift work and cardiovascular events: systematic review and meta-analysis, Manav V. Vyas

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Family Physician Access among Trans People in Ontario: A Cross-sectional Analysis of Social Determinants of Health and Inequality Issues., Xuchen Zong

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Depressive symptoms in mothers of children with new-onset epilepsy: a prospective study, Mark Anthony Ferro

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Ethical Challenges in Cluster Randomized Trials, Andrew McRae

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The characteristics of successful evidence retrieval by nephrologists and the impact of PubMed search filters, Salimah Shariff

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Health of Ontario’s Transgender Communities: Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Depression, "Do-It-Yourself" Transitions, and Health Effects of Cross-Sex Hormones and Surgeries, Nooshin Khobzi