Parminder S Raina

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Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Understanding the influence of the complex relationships among informal and formal supports on the well-being of caregivers of persons with dementia
    Parminder Raina
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L8, Canada
    Can J Aging 23:S49-59. 2004
  2. pmc Systematic review: conservative treatments for secondary lymphedema
    Mark Oremus
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Cancer 12:6. 2012
  3. pmc Association between caregiver quality of life and the care provided to persons with Alzheimer's disease: protocol for a systematic review
    Afeez Abiola Hazzan
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Syst Rev 2:17. 2013
  4. pmc Comparison of population-averaged and cluster-specific models for the analysis of cluster randomized trials with missing binary outcomes: a simulation study
    Jinhui Ma
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:9. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Consumer products and fall-related injuries in seniors
    Lauren Griffith
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
    Can J Public Health 103:e332-7. 2012
  6. pmc Diffusion and dissemination of evidence-based dietary strategies for the prevention of cancer
    Donna Ciliska
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, 1200 Main St W Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Nutr J 4:13. 2005
  7. pmc Effects of an evidence service on health-system policy makers' use of research evidence: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    John N Lavis
    McMaster Health Forum, Hamilton, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:51. 2011
  8. pmc Health related quality of life in 3 and 4 year old children and their parents: preliminary findings about a new questionnaire
    Anne F Klassen
    Centre for Community Child Health Research, L408, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V4, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:81. 2003
  9. pmc Psychological health of family caregivers of children admitted at birth to a NICU and healthy children: a population-based cross-sectional survey
    Anne F Klassen
    Centre for Community Child Health Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 4:24. 2004
  10. pmc Structural equation and log-linear modeling: a comparison of methods in the analysis of a study on caregivers' health
    Bin Zhu
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies, Sir Mortimer B, Davis Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:49. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Understanding the influence of the complex relationships among informal and formal supports on the well-being of caregivers of persons with dementia
    Parminder Raina
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L8, Canada
    Can J Aging 23:S49-59. 2004
    ..The relationship between caregiver characteristics and their psychological health was mediated by the use of formal support but not by the use of informal support systems...
  2. pmc Systematic review: conservative treatments for secondary lymphedema
    Mark Oremus
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Cancer 12:6. 2012
    ..nonpharmacologic, nonsurgical) treatments exist for secondary lymphedema. The optimal treatment is unknown. We examined the effectiveness of conservative treatments for secondary lymphedema, as well as harms related to these treatments...
  3. pmc Association between caregiver quality of life and the care provided to persons with Alzheimer's disease: protocol for a systematic review
    Afeez Abiola Hazzan
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Syst Rev 2:17. 2013
    ..This review aims to investigate the association between the quality of life (QoL) of primary informal AD caregivers and the level of care that these caregivers provide to persons with AD...
  4. pmc Comparison of population-averaged and cluster-specific models for the analysis of cluster randomized trials with missing binary outcomes: a simulation study
    Jinhui Ma
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:9. 2013
    ..e. generalized estimating equations (GEE)) and cluster-specific (i.e. random-effects logistic regression (RELR)) models for analyzing data from cluster randomized trials (CRTs) with missing binary responses...
  5. ncbi request reprint Consumer products and fall-related injuries in seniors
    Lauren Griffith
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
    Can J Public Health 103:e332-7. 2012
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  6. pmc Diffusion and dissemination of evidence-based dietary strategies for the prevention of cancer
    Donna Ciliska
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, 1200 Main St W Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Nutr J 4:13. 2005
    ..The purpose was to determine what strategies have been evaluated to disseminate cancer control interventions that promote the uptake of adult healthy diet?..
  7. pmc Effects of an evidence service on health-system policy makers' use of research evidence: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    John N Lavis
    McMaster Health Forum, Hamilton, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:51. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Health related quality of life in 3 and 4 year old children and their parents: preliminary findings about a new questionnaire
    Anne F Klassen
    Centre for Community Child Health Research, L408, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V4, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:81. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to assess reliability and validity of a new multidimensional generic measure of health-related quality of life developed for use with preschool children...
  9. pmc Psychological health of family caregivers of children admitted at birth to a NICU and healthy children: a population-based cross-sectional survey
    Anne F Klassen
    Centre for Community Child Health Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 4:24. 2004
    ....
  10. pmc Structural equation and log-linear modeling: a comparison of methods in the analysis of a study on caregivers' health
    Bin Zhu
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies, Sir Mortimer B, Davis Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:49. 2006
    ..In this paper we compare the results in an analysis of determinants of caregivers' health derived from two approaches, a structural equation model and a log-linear model, using the same data set...
  11. pmc Support for a tax increase to provide unrestricted access to an Alzheimer's disease medication: a survey of the general public in Canada
    Mark Oremus
    McMaster Evidence Based Practice Center, McMaster University, DTC Building 3rd Floor, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L8, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:246. 2009
    ..This study was conducted to assess Canadians' level of support for an increase in annual personal income taxes to fund a public program of unrestricted access to AD medications...
  12. pmc It's all about relationships: a qualitative study of health researchers' perspectives of conducting interdisciplinary health research
    Kalpana M Nair
    Centre for Evaluation of Medicines, St, Joseph s Healthcare Hamilton, 105 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON L8N 1G6, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:110. 2008
    ..This study sought to determine how interdisciplinary research was conceptualized and operationalized from the researcher's perspective and to better understand how best to facilitate interdisciplinary research success...
  13. pmc Family physician attitudes about prescribing using a drug formulary
    L Suzanne Suggs
    1Institute of Communication and Health, Faculty of Communication Sciences, University of Lugano, Switzerland
    BMC Fam Pract 10:69. 2009
    ..Physicians try to provide the best care for their patients. This research examines family physicians' attitudes regarding prescription reimbursement criteria, prescribing and advocacy for patients experiencing reimbursement barriers...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine for treating dementia: evidence review for a clinical practice guideline
    Parminder Raina
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 148:379-97. 2008
    ..The effectiveness of the 5 U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved pharmacologic therapies for dementias in achieving clinically relevant improvements is unclear...
  15. pmc Caregiving process and caregiver burden: conceptual models to guide research and practice
    Parminder Raina
    McMaster University, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 4:1. 2004
    ..To understand parents' adaptations to their children's disabilities, the complex nature of stress processes must be accounted for and the constructs and factors that play a role in the caregiving must be considered...
  16. ncbi request reprint The influence of display and statistical factors on the interpretation of metaanalysis results by physicians
    Parminder S Raina
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Med Care 43:1242-9. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the extent to which various factors affect the interpretation of metaanalytic results by physicians...
  17. ncbi request reprint The health and well-being of caregivers of children with cerebral palsy
    Parminder Raina
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster Evidence based Practice Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Pediatrics 115:e626-36. 2005
    ..The primary objective of the current study was to examine, within a single theory-based multidimensional model, the determinants of physical and psychological health of adult caregivers of children with CP...
  18. doi request reprint Accessing health care utilization databases for health research: a Canadian longitudinal study on aging feasibility study
    Parminder S Raina
    McMaster Evidence Based Practice Center, McMaster University, Canada
    Can J Aging 28:287-94. 2009
    ....
  19. doi request reprint The Canadian longitudinal study on aging (CLSA)
    Parminder S Raina
    McMaster Evidence Based Practice Center, McMaster University, Canada
    Can J Aging 28:221-9. 2009
    ..The CLSA will become a rich data source for the study of the complex interrelationship among the biological, physical, psychosocial, and societal factors that affect healthy aging...
  20. doi request reprint Ascertainment of chronic diseases in the Canadian longitudinal study on aging (CLSA), systematic review
    Parminder S Raina
    McMaster Evidence Based Practice Center, McMaster University, Canada
    Can J Aging 28:275-85. 2009
    ..g., blood pressure) as well as laboratory measures (e.g., glucose). This pilot study identified the tools necessary to develop disease ascertainment algorithms...
  21. ncbi request reprint Evidence for the use of B-type natriuretic peptides for screening asymptomatic populations and for diagnosis in primary care
    Stephen A Hill
    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Clin Biochem 41:240-9. 2008
    ..To determine the screening and diagnostic properties of BNP and NT-proBNP for heart failure in primary care...
  22. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of BNP as a predictor of prognosis in persons with coronary artery disease
    Mark Oremus
    McMaster Evidence Based Practice Center, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Clin Biochem 41:260-5. 2008
    ..This systematic review was conducted to examine whether B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) can predict mortality and other cardiac endpoints in persons diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Physiological, pathological, pharmacological, biochemical and hematological factors affecting BNP and NT-proBNP
    Cynthia M Balion
    Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Clin Biochem 41:231-9. 2008
    ..To gain a better understanding of the scope and breadth of factors associated with the B-type natriuretic peptides...
  24. ncbi request reprint Rasch analysis of the Gross Motor Function Measure: validating the assumptions of the Rasch model to create an interval-level measure
    Lisa M Avery
    CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, Institute for Applied Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:697-705. 2003
    ..To describe the Rasch analysis of the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM-88) and to demonstrate how the assumptions of unidimensionality, sample-free measurement, and test-free measurement were validated to create an interval level measure...
  25. pmc Brain type carnosinase in dementia: a pilot study
    Cynthia M Balion
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Neurol 7:38. 2007
    ..Carnosinase is a dipeptidase found almost exclusively in brain and serum. Carnosinase and its substrate carnosine have been linked to neuropathophysiological processes...
  26. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of BNP and NT-proBNP in patients presenting to acute care settings with dyspnea: a systematic review
    Andrew Worster
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Clin Biochem 41:250-9. 2008
    ..We sought to compare the diagnostic performance of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal proBNP measurements in patients presenting to acute care settings with dyspnea, a common presenting symptom of heart failure...
  27. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and impaired fasting glucose (IFG) classification: a systematic review
    Cynthia M Balion
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Chem Lab Med 45:1180-5. 2007
    ..We sought to determine what the reproducibility of these classifications was when repeat tests were performed by conducting a systematic review of the literature...