Janelle Yu's research while affiliated with Queen's University and other places

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Background Self-rated health (SRH) is a widely validated measure of the general health of older adults. Our aim was to understand what factors shape individual perceptions of health and, in particular, whether those perceptions vary for men and women and across social locations. Methods We used data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (C...
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Background : Self-reported data and media suggest youth mental health is declining. To more objectively measure this, we conducted a population-wide investigation of changes in diagnosed point prevalences of anxiety/depression among children and young adults between 1997 and 2017 in Ontario, Canada. Methods : All Ontarians (population approximatel...
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Field sterility is commonly used for skin and minor hand surgery performed in the ambulatory setting. Surgical site infection (SSI) rates are similar for these same procedures when performed in the main operating room (OR). In this paper, we aim to look at both current evidence and common sense logic supporting the use of some of the techniques and...

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... These factors included a lower level of multimorbidity, female sex, higher Life Space Index score, and higher levels of functional and psychological resilience. While other studies have identified factors predictive of high self-reported health, including female sex [39] and physical performance (e.g., balance, chair stand test) [40,41], this is the first study to identify that the factors that predict high self-reported health among a general population of older adults is the same for the subset of the population with high multimorbidity. This finding is a unique contribution to the literature because while the well-being paradox is commonly acknowledged and identified, it is poorly described and understood. ...
... Anxiety has been steadily increasing, particularly in the adolescent and young adult populations in the past 24 years [1]. The economic cost of anxiety in the 1990's in the United States was estimated to range from $42.3 billion to $46.6 billion [2,3]. ...
... This might not be surprising as these concepts have permeated through everyday life and are easily transferrable into health care. Recent work by Lalonde et al. (Yu et al., 2019) on field sterility and Van Denmark's concept of 'lean and green hand surgery' (Van Demark et al., 2018) have also helped by demonstrating that sustainable hand surgery can be practiced economically while maintaining safe surgical standards. Accordingly, the clinical scenario questions addressing 'waste management & recycling in the theatre setting' and 'reduction/limiting the use of drapes and gowns for simple soft tissue procedures' have achieved the highest support. ...