Deborah Da Costa

Summary

Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A randomized clinical trial of exercise to alleviate postpartum depressed mood
    Deborah Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1A2 Canada
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 30:191-200. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Determinants of sleep problems in patients with spondyloarthropathy
    Deborah Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, Quebec, Canada
    Musculoskeletal Care 7:143-61. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Perceived benefits and barriers to leisure-time physical activity during pregnancy in previously inactive and active women
    Deborah Da Costa
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
    Women Health 53:185-202. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Dimensions of fatigue in systemic lupus erythematosus: relationship to disease status and behavioral and psychosocial factors
    Deborah Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Division of Rheumatology, and Division of Clinical Immunology Allergy, Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 33:1282-8. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in postpartum depressed women
    D Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Arch Womens Ment Health 9:95-102. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint A randomized clinical trial of an individualized home-based exercise programme for women with fibromyalgia
    D Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1A4 Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 44:1422-7. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Determinants of sleep quality in women with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Deborah Da Costa
    McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 53:272-8. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Sleep problems and depressed mood negatively impact health-related quality of life during pregnancy
    Deborah Da Costa
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Arch Womens Ment Health 13:249-57. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Biopsychosocial determinants of physical and mental fatigue in patients with spondyloarthropathy
    Deborah Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Ave, Montreal, QC H3A 1A1, Canada
    Rheumatol Int 31:473-80. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Self-reported leisure-time physical activity during pregnancy and relationship to psychological well-being
    D Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1A4, Canada
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 24:111-9. 2003

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Publications28

  1. doi request reprint A randomized clinical trial of exercise to alleviate postpartum depressed mood
    Deborah Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1A2 Canada
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 30:191-200. 2009
    ..To evaluate whether a 12-week home-based exercise program is more effective than usual care for alleviating depressive symptomology in the postpartum...
  2. doi request reprint Determinants of sleep problems in patients with spondyloarthropathy
    Deborah Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, Quebec, Canada
    Musculoskeletal Care 7:143-61. 2009
    ..To characterize sleep complaints and identify biopsychosocial factors associated with sleep problems in patients with spondyloarthropathy (SpA)...
  3. doi request reprint Perceived benefits and barriers to leisure-time physical activity during pregnancy in previously inactive and active women
    Deborah Da Costa
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
    Women Health 53:185-202. 2013
    ..Consideration of pre-pregnancy leisure-time physical activity status may thus be important when tailoring strategies to overcome barriers to promote initiation and maintenance of physical activity during pregnancy...
  4. ncbi request reprint Dimensions of fatigue in systemic lupus erythematosus: relationship to disease status and behavioral and psychosocial factors
    Deborah Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Division of Rheumatology, and Division of Clinical Immunology Allergy, Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 33:1282-8. 2006
    ..To characterize the experience of fatigue in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) using a multidimensional assessment and to delineate contributors to physical and mental dimensions of fatigue...
  5. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in postpartum depressed women
    D Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Arch Womens Ment Health 9:95-102. 2006
    ..After controlling for severity of depressed mood, the occurrence of pregnancy complications, cesarean delivery, poorer sleep quality, life stress, and less social support predicted poorer mental health status...
  6. ncbi request reprint A randomized clinical trial of an individualized home-based exercise programme for women with fibromyalgia
    D Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1A4 Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 44:1422-7. 2005
    ..To determine the efficacy of a 12-week individualized home-based exercise programme on physical functioning, pain severity and psychological distress for women with fibromyalgia (FM)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Determinants of sleep quality in women with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Deborah Da Costa
    McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 53:272-8. 2005
    ..To characterize sleep complaints in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and to identify correlates of sleep quality...
  8. doi request reprint Sleep problems and depressed mood negatively impact health-related quality of life during pregnancy
    Deborah Da Costa
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Arch Womens Ment Health 13:249-57. 2010
    ..Women experience lower HRQoL during pregnancy, particularly in the physical domains. The importance of identifying and managing modifiable determinants early in pregnancy to enhance maternal health status is discussed...
  9. doi request reprint Biopsychosocial determinants of physical and mental fatigue in patients with spondyloarthropathy
    Deborah Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Ave, Montreal, QC H3A 1A1, Canada
    Rheumatol Int 31:473-80. 2011
    ..A multidimensional assessment of fatigue in SpA is needed to tailor and optimize interventions aimed at alleviating fatigue...
  10. ncbi request reprint Self-reported leisure-time physical activity during pregnancy and relationship to psychological well-being
    D Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1A4, Canada
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 24:111-9. 2003
    ..In healthy pregnant women, even low-intensity regular exercise may be a potentially effective low-cost method of enhancing psychological well-being...
  11. doi request reprint Effects of a home-based exercise intervention on fatigue in postpartum depressed women: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Maria Dritsa
    Department of Psychology, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Ann Behav Med 35:179-87. 2008
    ..Fatigue is prevalent during the postpartum period and may be heightened in postpartum depressed women...
  12. ncbi request reprint Adherence during an individualized home based 12-week exercise program in women with fibromyalgia
    Patricia L Dobkin
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 33:333-41. 2006
    ..In this prospective study we examined predictors for adherence to stretching and aerobic exercises in women provided with an individualized home based program...
  13. doi request reprint Effects of home-based exercise on fatigue in postpartum depressed women: who is more likely to benefit and why?
    Maria Dritsa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Quebec, Canada
    J Psychosom Res 67:159-63. 2009
    ..1) To explore moderators of the effects of home-based exercise on reductions in physical and mental fatigue scores in postpartum depressed women and (2) to explore mediators of the intervention on changes in physical fatigue...
  14. pmc Effects of meal preparation training on body weight, glycemia, and blood pressure: results of a phase 2 trial in type 2 diabetes
    Kaberi Dasgupta
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:125. 2012
    ..We examined changes in these parameters following training in time- efficient preparation of balanced, low- energy meals combined with pedometer- based step count monitoring...
  15. pmc Walking behaviour and glycemic control in type 2 diabetes: seasonal and gender differences--study design and methods
    Kaberi Dasgupta
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Canada
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 6:1. 2007
    ..Among Canadians with type 2 diabetes, we postulate that declines in walking associated with colder temperatures and inclement weather may contribute to annual post-winter increases in A1C levels...
  16. ncbi request reprint Impact of modified glucose target and exercise interventions on vascular risk factors
    Kaberi Dasgupta
    McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 72:53-60. 2006
    ..T2D patients who consistently participate in supervised exercise programs may experience modest weight loss and significant improvements in fitness and blood pressure...
  17. doi request reprint Fatigue in post-poliomyelitis syndrome: association with disease-related, behavioral, and psychosocial factors
    Daria A Trojan
    Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, 3801 University St, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2B4, Canada
    PM R 1:442-9. 2009
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  18. ncbi request reprint Maintenance of exercise in women with fibromyalgia
    Patricia L Dobkin
    The McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 53:724-31. 2005
    ..To identify predictors of maintenance of exercise for women with fibromyalgia (FM)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Mental health status and leisure-time physical activity contribute to fatigue intensity in patients with spondylarthropathy
    Deborah Da Costa
    Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 51:1004-8. 2004
    ..To examine the relationship between disease-related variables, leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), and mental health status with fatigue severity in patients with spondylarthropathy (SpA)...
  20. pmc Strategies to optimize participation in diabetes prevention programs following gestational diabetes: a focus group study
    Kaberi Dasgupta
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e67878. 2013
    ..We performed a qualitative study among women within 5 years of Gestational Diabetes (GDM) diagnosis. Our aim was to identify the key elements that would enhance participation in a type 2 diabetes (DM2) prevention program...
  21. doi request reprint Polysomnographic measures of disturbed sleep are associated with reduced quality of life in multiple sclerosis
    Daria A Trojan
    Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, 3801 University St, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Neurol Sci 316:158-63. 2012
    ..The relationship of objective sleep parameters with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in multiple sclerosis (MS) has not been studied...
  22. doi request reprint PTSD following childbirth: a prospective study of incidence and risk factors in Canadian women
    Nancy Verreault
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    J Psychosom Res 73:257-63. 2012
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  23. ncbi request reprint Is there benefit in referring patients with fibromyalgia to a specialist clinic?
    Francis Si Wai Zih
    Division of Rheumatology and McGill Pain Centre, Department of Medicine, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4, Canada
    J Rheumatol 31:2468-71. 2004
    ..To examine the benefit of specialist rheumatology consultation and followup for the first 238 patients referred to a tertiary care fibromyalgia (FM) clinic with emphasis on final diagnosis and outcome...
  24. ncbi request reprint Counterbalancing patient demands with evidence: results from a pan-Canadian randomized clinical trial of brief supportive-expressive group psychotherapy for women with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Patricia L Dobkin
    Montreal General Hospital Research Institute, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Behav Med 24:88-99. 2002
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Elevated serum inflammatory markers in post-poliomyelitis syndrome
    Christopher B Fordyce
    Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Neurol Sci 271:80-6. 2008
    ..The cause of PPS is unknown, but abnormal inflammatory responses have been implicated in several small studies...
  26. ncbi request reprint Leisure-time physical activity patterns and relationship to generalized distress among Canadians with arthritis or rheumatism
    Deborah Da Costa
    Department of Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4, Canada
    J Rheumatol 30:2476-84. 2003
    ..We examined the prevalence of LTPA and its association to generalized distress among Canadians with rheumatic conditions...
  27. doi request reprint The association between sleep disturbance, depressive symptoms, and health-related quality of life among cardiac rehabilitation participants
    Hailey R Banack
    Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health Ms Banack and Medicine Drs Lowensteyn, Grover, and Da Costa, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada McGill Cardiovascular Health Improvement Program, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Drs Holly, Lowensteyn, Marchand, Grover, and Da Costa and Ms Masse and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Dr Holly
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 34:188-94. 2014
    ..The secondary objective was to estimate the prevalence of sleep disturbance among CR participants with and without depressive symptoms and explore demographic, medical, and psychological predictors of poor sleep quality...
  28. ncbi request reprint Sulfonylurea use associated with reduction in blood glucose levels during exercise stress testing
    Kaberi Dasgupta
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 25:222-5. 2005