Koyo Usuba

Koyo Usuba
Laurentian University · Evaluating Children's Health Outcomes Research Centre

MS, BsPT

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Background/Objectives Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) affects 34% to 37% of adolescent girls. The Menstrual Bleeding Questionnaire (MBQ) is a validated measure of menstrual bleeding–specific health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for women aged ≥18 years. No similar measure existed for adolescents with HMB. Patients/Methods HMB was defined by the P...
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Background:Hospitalization-associated disability (HAD) is associated with prolonged functional decline and increased mortality after discharge. Therefore, we examined the incidence and risk factors associated with HAD in elderly patients undergoing cardiac surgery in Japan. Methods and Results:We retrospectively examined 2,262 elderly patients who...
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Introduction Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is a common problem among adolescent girls that affects many aspects of their lives. Estimating the effect of HMB on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is important but challenging, as there is no instrument that measures menstrual bleeding-specific HRQoL for girls ages < 18 years. Aim To develop and...
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Objectives: Burden of illnesses has been described in the literature using the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in people with chronic conditions. However, the studies reporting trends of burden are sparse. The aim of this study was to explore the trends of burden of chronic illness from the perspective of HRQoL. Study design: This was a s...
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The Outdoor Adventure Leadership Experience (OALE) is an outdoor health promotion initiative primarily designed for youth. This program was developed through community-based participatory research in a First Nations Community in northern Ontario: Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory. It is a 9- or 10-day intensive program involving a wilderness canoe exp...
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Background: Workplace violence (WPV) in the health care sector remains a prominent, under-reported global occupational hazard and public health issue. Objective: To determine the types and prevalence of WPV among doctors. Methods: Primary papers on WPV in medicine were identified through a literature search in 4 health databases (Ovid Medline,...
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Background Prophylaxis reduces the frequency of bleeds in boys with severe hemophilia and is the standard care for their management in resource‐abundant countries. The effect of prophylaxis on Health‐Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) has not been established, because the sample sizes of most studies are too small to explore the relationship of multip...
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BACKGROUND: The Aboriginal Children’s Health and Well-Being Measure (ACHWM©) was developed to enable Aboriginal health leaders to gather information on the health of children at a local community level. This paper aims to describe the typical health profiles of First Nation children, living on traditional territory, as a reference to assist in the...
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Aim The purpose of this systematic review is to identify the antecedent factors in different types of workplace violence (WPV) against nurses and understand its impact in order to promote safe working conditions in health care. Background Currently, the evidence examining antecedent factors associated with workplace violence in nursing is restrict...
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Introduction Jamaica has an estimated 200 persons with haemophilia (PWH), who face significant constraints in access to specialized haemophilia care, including access to clotting factor concentrates. Aim The aim of this paper is to establish the current burden of disease in PWH in Jamaica. Methods PWH were enrolled through the University Hospital...
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Introduction: The treatment of haemophilia varies across countries and across regions within some countries. Similar variation has been observed in health-related quality of life (HR-QoL). Relatively little is known about the HR-QoL of boys with haemophilia in China. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe the HR-QoL of boys with haemophilia...
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Introduction: Treatment for boys with haemophilia in China is rapidly improving; however, comprehensive outcomes have not been examined prospectively. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of short-term full-dose prophylaxis compared to on-demand treatment, on the Health-Related Quality of Life (HR-QoL) of boys with severe haemop...
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p> OBJECTIVES: The Aboriginal Children’s Health and Well-Being Measure© (ACHWM) was developed to assess health from the perspectives of Aboriginal children. The purpose of this paper is to document the screening process, embedded within the ACHWM, and assess its effectiveness. METHODS: The ACHWM was implemented in 2014/2015 with children 8 to 18 y...
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PurposeThe aim of this research was to evaluate the reliability of the Aboriginal Children’s Health and Well-Being Measure© (ACHWM). Methods Two cohorts of children from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory were recruited for this study. Each child completed the ACHWM independently on a computer tablet running a customized survey app. The data from the f...
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Introduction: It is essential to assess the health-related quality of life outcomes of boys with haemophilia in Brazil. The Canadian Haemophilia Outcomes-Kids Life Assessment Tool (CHO-KLAT) was recently adapted for this population. Aim: To test the construct validity of the Portuguese version of the CHO-KLAT. Methods: We recruited 50 boys, wi...
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Background: Aboriginal children experience challenges to their health and well-being, yet also have unique strengths. It has been difficult to accurately assess their health outcomes due to the lack of culturally relevant measures. The Aboriginal Children's Health and Well-Being Measure (ACHWM) was developed to address this gap. This paper describ...
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Objective: To describe changes in gross motor function and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in adults with cerebral palsy (CP). Design: An 8-year follow-up survey. Setting: Participants who completed the baseline survey in 2003 were invited. Participants: The sample of adults with CP (N=54; response rate=37%) included a "younger group"...

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