Karen M. Zhang

Karen M. Zhang
University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Canada · Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation

Doctor of Philosophy

About

5
Publications
422
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
145
Citations
Citations since 2016
2 Research Items
127 Citations
201620172018201920202021202205101520
201620172018201920202021202205101520
201620172018201920202021202205101520
201620172018201920202021202205101520

Publications

Publications (5)
Article
Objective: To examine whether explaining causal links among endothelial pathophysiology, cardiac risk factors, symptoms and health behaviors (termed causal information) enhances patients' depth of knowledge about cardiovascular disease self-management and their perceptions of the cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention (CRSP) program. Met...
Article
Objective: To determine whether explaining the causal links between illness management and symptom reduction would help younger and older adults learn and apply health information. Method: Ninety younger and 51 older adults read about a fictitious disease with or without explanations about the cause-and-effects (causal information) of illness ma...
Article
To describe the life goals of heart failure (HF) patients and to determine whether adherence is influenced by the extent to which these priorities are perceived as compatible with HF self-care regimens. Forty HF outpatients identified their top-five life goals and indicated the compatibility of HF self-care regimens (diet, exercise, weighing) with...
Conference Paper
Older adults are often susceptible to confusing or forgetting medical instructions. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of causal knowledge on the learning and retention of medical information among younger and older adults. Participants were asked to read about a fictitious disease with or without explanations on the cause-...
Article
Introduction: Gay men with prostate cancer (GMPCa) may have differential health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and sexual health outcomes than heterosexual men with prostate cancer (PCa), but existing information is based on clinical experience and small studies. Aims: Our goals were to: (i) describe HRQOL and examine changes in sexual function...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Project (1)