Family Medicine Publications


The research in Family Medicine Publications examines the habits and needs of families and populations of every age from a general health and medical perspective. Subjects include the effects of technology on children, health effects of smoking and substance abuse on various ages, disorders and mental health and physical activity studies and guidelines.


Submissions from 2019

Living with hypoglycemia: An exploration of patients' emotions: Qualitative findings from the InHypo-DM study, Canada, Judith Belle Brown, Sonja M. Reichert, Yashoda Valliere, Susan Webster-Bogaert, Alexandria Ratzki-Leewing, Bridget L. Ryan, and Stewart B. Harris


The HealtheSteps™ lifestyle prescription program to improve physical activity and modifiable risk factors for chronic disease: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial., Dawn P. Gill, W Blunt, N C Boa Sorte Silva, C Stiller-Moldovan, G Y Zou, and R J Petrella

Levels and determinants of maternal mortality in northern and southern Nigeria, Catherine Meh, Amardeep Thind, Bridget Ryan, and Amanda Terry

Social vulnerability in patients with multimorbidity: A cross-sectional analysis, Tu N. Nguyen, Patrice Ngangue, Tarek Bouhali, Bridget L. Ryan, Moira Stewart, and Martin Fortin

The “Patient-centered coordination by a care team” questionnaire achieves satisfactory validity and reliability, Aline Ramond-Roquin, Moira Stewart, Bridget L. Ryan, Maude Richards, Jonathan Sussman, Judith B. Brown, Tarek Bouhali, Louisa Bestard-Denommé, and Martin Fortin

Moving from space to place: Reimagining the challenges of physical space in primary health care teams in Ontario, Bridget L. Ryan, Judith Belle Brown, and Cathy Thorpe

Do four or more antenatal care visits increase skilled birth attendant use and institutional delivery in Bangladesh? A propensity-score matched analysis, Bridget L. Ryan, Rohin J. Krishnan, Amanda Terry, and Amardeep Thind

Identifying musculoskeletal conditions in electronic medical records: A prevalence and validation study using the Deliver Primary Healthcare Information (DELPHI) database, Bridget L. Ryan, Heather L. Maddocks, Scott McKay, Robert Petrella, Amanda L. Terry, and Moira Stewart

Building research culture and capacity in academic family medicine departments, Bridget L. Ryan, Cathy Thorpe, Merrick Zwarenstein, Jamie Wickett, Nayana Talukdar, Leslie Boisvert, and Stephen J. Wetmore

Primary care of adults with severe and profound intellectual and developmental disabilities: Family physicians' perspectives on patient-physician relationships, Katherine Stringer, Bridget L. Ryan, Amanda L. Terry, and Andrea Pike

Primary care of adults with severe and profound intellectual and developmental disabilities: Family physicians' perspectives on patient-physician relationships, Katherine Stringer, Bridget L. Ryan, Amanda L. Terry, and Andrea Pike

Submissions from 2018

Understanding the role of the family physician in early psychosis intervention, Kelly K. Anderson, Suzanne Archie, Richard G. Booth, Chiachen Cheng, Daniel Lizotte, Arlene G. MacDougall, Ross M.G. Norman, Bridget L. Ryan, Amanda L. Terry, Rebecca Rodrigues, Kelly K. Anderso, Elisa Candido, Chiachen Chang, Saadia Hameed, Liisa Jaakkimainen, Paul Kurdyak, Lena Palaniyappan, and Aristotle Voineskos

Processes that influence the evolution of family health teams, Judith Belle Brown and Bridget L. Ryan

Patients' perceptions of access to primary care: Analysis of the QUALICOPC Patient Experiences Survey, Kamila Premji, Bridget L. Ryan, William E. Hogg, and Walter P. Wodchis

Real-world crude incidence of hypoglycemia in adults with diabetes: Results of the InHypo-DM Study, Canada, Alexandria Ratzki-Leewing, Stewart B. Harris, Selam Mequanint, Sonja M. Reichert, Judith Belle Brown, Jason Edward Black, and Bridget L. Ryan

Beyond the grey tsunami: a cross-sectional population-based study of multimorbidity in Ontario, Bridget L. Ryan, Krista Bray Jenkyn, Salimah Z. Shariff, Britney Allen, Richard H. Glazier, Merrick Zwarenstein, Martin Fortin, and Moira Stewart

Patient-centred primary care of adults with severe and profound intellectual and developmental disabilities: Patient-caregiver-physician relationship, Katherine Stringer, Amanda L. Terry, Bridget L. Ryan, and Andrea Pike

Evolution and 15-year effect of a pan-Canadian training program transdisciplinary understanding and training on research–primary health care, Amanda L. Terry, Judith Belle Brown, Robert Van Hoorn, Moira Stewart, Rachelle Ashcroft, Marie Dominique Beaulieu, Onil Bhattacharyya, Mylaine Breton, Fred Burge, Simone Dahrouge, Lisa Dolovich, Catherine Donnelly, Lynn Farrales, Martin Fortin, Jeannie Haggerty, Anita Kothari, Christine Loignon, Emily G. Marshall, Ruth Martin-Misener, Viv R. Ramsden, Sandra Regan, Graham J. Reid, Bridget L. Ryan, Tara Sampalli, Roanne Thomas, Ruta Valaitis, Evelyn Vingilis, Erin Wilson, and Sabrina Wong

Towards optimal electronic medical record use: Perspectives of advanced users, Amanda L. Terry, Bridget L. Ryan, Scott McKay, Michael Oates, Jill Strong, Kate McRobert, and Amardeep Thind

Submissions from 2016


Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT) Pilot Study Protocol: A Gender-Sensitized Weight Loss and Healthy Lifestyle Program for Overweight and Obese Male Hockey Fans, Dawn P. Gill, Wendy Blunt, Ashleigh De Cruz, Brendan Riggin, Kate Hunt, Guangyong Zou, Shannon Sibbald, Karen Danylchuk, Merrick Zwarenstein, Cindy M. Gray, Sally Wyke, Christopher Bunn, and Robert J. Petrella

Family-centered care in children with epilepsy: Evaluating the Measure of Processes of Care (MPOC-20), Kariym C. Joachim, Piotr Wilk, Bridget L. Ryan, and Kathy N. Speechley

Asking patients about their religious and spiritual beliefs Cross-sectional study of family physicians, Michael Lee-Poy, Moira Stewart, Bridget L. Ryan, and Judith Belle Brown

Gestational weight gain trajectories in primary care, Helena Piccinini-Vallis, Dayna Lee-Baggley, Moira Stewart, and Bridget Ryan

Examining primary healthcare performance through a triple aim lens, Bridget L. Ryan, Judith Belle Brown, Richard H. Glazier, and Brian Hutchison

Taking the pulse of team functioning in interprofessional primary health care teams, Bridget L. Ryan, Judith Belle Brown, Michael Oates, Emma K.R. Markle, Natalie Clark, and Keri Selkirk