Karen A Urbanoski
Affiliation: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
- Does the redesign of a psychiatric inpatient unit change the treatment process and outcomes?Karen A Urbanoski
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Psychiatr Serv 64:804-7. 2013..This study investigated whether ward atmosphere mediated the associations between the physical and therapeutic characteristics of an inpatient ward and patient outcomes...
- Real-world evaluation of the Resident Assessment Instrument-Mental Health assessment systemKaren A Urbanoski
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Can J Psychiatry 57:687-95. 2012..Our objectives were to document and consider changes over time in front-line coding practices and in indicators of data quality...
- Assessing self-determined motivation for addiction treatment: validity of the Treatment Entry QuestionnaireKaren A Urbanoski
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02114, USA
J Subst Abuse Treat 43:70-9. 2012..The TEQ-9 is a valid option for assessing self-determined motivation in clinical practice and evaluating coerced addiction treatment...
- Using network analysis to map the formal clinical reporting process in pediatric palliative care: a pilot studyHarold Siden
Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Child and Family Research Institute, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 3N1, Canada
BMC Health Serv Res 11:343. 2011..In one context important to families, namely pediatric palliative care, we undertook a project to identify continuity and to pilot the use of network analysis as a tool...
- The use of preventive healthcare by Canadian women who drink alcoholKaren A Urbanoski
Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Prev Med 37:334-41. 2003..This study examines the relationship between drinking and female-specific preventive health service use through a secondary analysis of the 1996-1997 NPHS...
- Individuals seeking treatment for cannabis-related problems in Ontario: demographic and treatment profileKaren A Urbanoski
Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
Eur Addict Res 11:115-23. 2005..The distinctiveness of these clients within the larger treatment system raises questions of the relevance to cannabis clients of interventions designed for other substance-abusing populations...
- Use of mental health care services by Canadians with co-occurring substance dependence and mental disordersKaren A Urbanoski
Health Systems Research and Consulting, Unit T306, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2S1
Psychiatr Serv 58:962-9. 2007....
- Substance abuse and quality of life among severely mentally ill consumers: a longitudinal modelling analysisKaren A Urbanoski
Department of Public Health Sciences, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:810-8. 2007..The purpose of this study is to test a conceptual model linking these factors together...
- Perceived unmet need for mental health care for Canadians with co-occurring mental and substance use disordersKaren A Urbanoski
Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health T306, 33 Russell St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2S1
Psychiatr Serv 59:283-9. 2008..This study built on previous work to examine these associations and underlying reasons in more detail...
- Influence of co-occurring mental and substance use disorders on the prevalence of problem gambling in CanadaBrian R Rush
Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
Addiction 103:1847-56. 2008..Nevertheless, evidence about the relative contribution of each type of disorder for the risk of gambling in the population is very limited...
- Who seeks treatment for cannabis-related problems?Carol J Strike
Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON
Can J Public Health 94:351-4. 2003..To examine the types of presenting problems and symptoms among individuals seeking treatment for cannabis-related problems in a large treatment centre in Ontario...
- The role of therapeutic alliance in substance use disorder treatment for young adultsKaren A Urbanoski
Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
J Subst Abuse Treat 43:344-51. 2012..Findings clarify a role for alliance in promoting during-treatment changes through reducing distress...
- Comparative utility of a single-item versus multiple-item measure of self-efficacy in predicting relapse among young adultsBettina B Hoeppner
Department of Psychiatry, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
J Subst Abuse Treat 41:305-12. 2011..g., controlled environment), whereas global or subscale scores of the 20-item scale did not. Based on these findings, we encourage the use of this single-item measure of self-efficacy in research and clinical practice...
- Client-centered design of residential addiction and mental health care facilities: staff perceptions of their work environmentGabriela Novotna
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Qual Health Res 21:1527-38. 2011..We suggest that, from these findings, new avenues for research on achieving the important balance between client and staff needs in health facility design can be explored...
- Physicians' enquiries into their patients' alcohol use: public views and recalled experiencesBrian R Rush
Health Systems Research Consulting Unit, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Addiction 98:895-900. 2003..To examine public opinion and experiences of family physician involvement in alcohol use issues and to identify patient characteristics associated with these opinions and experiences...
- Multilevel analysis of the determinants of the global assessment of functioning in an inpatient populationKaren A Urbanoski
Social and Epidemiological Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, T317, 33 Russell St, Toronto, ON M5S 2S1, Canada
BMC Psychiatry 14:63. 2014..The objective of this study was to determine the extent to which GAF scores reflect physician-related differences in addition to information about patients...
- Predicting relapse among young adults: psychometric validation of the Advanced WArning of RElapse (AWARE) scaleJohn F Kelly
Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, 60 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Addict Behav 36:987-93. 2011..Here we examine the psychometric properties of a promising relapse risk measure-the Advance WArning of RElapse (AWARE) scale (Miller & Harris, 2000) in an understudied but clinically important sample of young adults...
- Understanding genetic risk for substance use and addiction: a guide for non-geneticistsKaren A Urbanoski
Center for Addiction Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, MGH Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Clin Psychol Rev 32:60-70. 2012..An accurate conceptualization of addiction necessitates an approach that transcends specific disciplines, making a basic awareness of the perspectives of disparate specialties key to furthering progress in the field...