Farah Ahmad

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Concept mapping with South Asian immigrant women: barriers to mammography and solutions
    Farah Ahmad
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Health Sciences Division, University of Toronto, 155 College Street, Room 582, Toronto, M5T 3M7, Canada
    J Immigr Minor Health 14:242-50. 2012
  2. doi request reprint "Why doesn't she seek help for partner abuse?" An exploratory study with South Asian immigrant women
    Farah Ahmad
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto M5T 3M7, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 69:613-22. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Computer-assisted screening for intimate partner violence and control: a randomized trial
    Farah Ahmad
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 151:93-102. 2009
  4. pmc Perspectives of family physicians on computer-assisted health-risk assessments
    Farah Ahmad
    Social and Behavioral Health Sciences Division, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 12:e12. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Voices of South Asian women: immigration and mental health
    Farah Ahmad
    University Health Network, Women s Health Program, University of Toronto and St Michael s Hospital, Inner City Health Research, 70 Richmond St East, 4th Floor, 30 Bond St, Toronto, ON, M5G 2N2, Canada
    Women Health 40:113-30. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Popular health promotion strategies among Chinese and East Indian immigrant women
    Farah Ahmad
    Women s Health Program at University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Women Health 40:21-40. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint A tailored intervention to promote breast cancer screening among South Asian immigrant women
    Farah Ahmad
    University Health Network and Faculty of Medicine, Women s Health Program, University of Toronto, 657 University Avenue, ML2 010A, Toronto, Ont, M5G 2N2, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 60:575-86. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Predictors of clinical breast examination among South Asian immigrant women
    Farah Ahmad
    Women s Health Program, University Health Network, and Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Immigr Health 6:119-26. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Referral to health and social services for intimate partner violence in health care settings: a realist scoping review
    Maritt Kirst
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Trauma Violence Abuse 13:198-208. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Breast and cervical cancer screening in Hispanic women: a literature review using the health belief model
    LaToya T Austin
    University Health Network Women s Health Program, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Womens Health Issues 12:122-8. 2002

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. doi request reprint Concept mapping with South Asian immigrant women: barriers to mammography and solutions
    Farah Ahmad
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Health Sciences Division, University of Toronto, 155 College Street, Room 582, Toronto, M5T 3M7, Canada
    J Immigr Minor Health 14:242-50. 2012
    ..One example was a community-based shuttle bus to screening centres, hosted by trained co-ethnic workers. The results are discussed to enhance the socio-cultural sensitivity of breast screening programs...
  2. doi request reprint "Why doesn't she seek help for partner abuse?" An exploratory study with South Asian immigrant women
    Farah Ahmad
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto M5T 3M7, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 69:613-22. 2009
    ..Further research and program evaluation is needed to advance the field...
  3. ncbi request reprint Computer-assisted screening for intimate partner violence and control: a randomized trial
    Farah Ahmad
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 151:93-102. 2009
    ..Intimate partner violence and control (IPVC) is prevalent and can be a serious health risk to women...
  4. pmc Perspectives of family physicians on computer-assisted health-risk assessments
    Farah Ahmad
    Social and Behavioral Health Sciences Division, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 12:e12. 2010
    ..The firsthand experience of physicians using computer-assisted health-risk assessment is salient for designing practical eHealth solutions...
  5. ncbi request reprint Voices of South Asian women: immigration and mental health
    Farah Ahmad
    University Health Network, Women s Health Program, University of Toronto and St Michael s Hospital, Inner City Health Research, 70 Richmond St East, 4th Floor, 30 Bond St, Toronto, ON, M5G 2N2, Canada
    Women Health 40:113-30. 2004
    ..This qualitative research aimed to elicit experiences and beliefs of recent South Asian immigrant women about their major health concerns after immigration...
  6. ncbi request reprint Popular health promotion strategies among Chinese and East Indian immigrant women
    Farah Ahmad
    Women s Health Program at University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Women Health 40:21-40. 2004
    ..To advance understanding about the popular health promotion strategies and factors associated with the successful transfer and uptake of health messages among Chinese and Indian immigrant women...
  7. ncbi request reprint A tailored intervention to promote breast cancer screening among South Asian immigrant women
    Farah Ahmad
    University Health Network and Faculty of Medicine, Women s Health Program, University of Toronto, 657 University Avenue, ML2 010A, Toronto, Ont, M5G 2N2, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 60:575-86. 2005
    ..Future research should test the intervention in other vulnerable populations...
  8. ncbi request reprint Predictors of clinical breast examination among South Asian immigrant women
    Farah Ahmad
    Women s Health Program, University Health Network, and Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Immigr Health 6:119-26. 2004
    ..The odds of "ever had" CBE increased with age and decreased with more perceived barriers. The study highlights the need for education interventions on breast cancer and screening among SA recent immigrant women...
  9. doi request reprint Referral to health and social services for intimate partner violence in health care settings: a realist scoping review
    Maritt Kirst
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Trauma Violence Abuse 13:198-208. 2012
    ..This scoping review provides guidance on what is currently known about IPV referral programs in health care settings and provides a starting point for further research on effectiveness of referral processes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Breast and cervical cancer screening in Hispanic women: a literature review using the health belief model
    LaToya T Austin
    University Health Network Women s Health Program, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Womens Health Issues 12:122-8. 2002
    ..Future interventions need to be culturally sensitive and competent...
  11. pmc What is needed to implement a computer-assisted health risk assessment tool? An exploratory concept mapping study
    Farah Ahmad
    School of Health Policy and Management, York University, 4700 Keele Street, HNES Building, 4th Floor, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:149. 2012
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  12. pmc Assessing patient attitudes to computerized screening in primary care: psychometric properties of the computerized lifestyle assessment scale
    Farah Ahmad
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 10:e11. 2008
    ..The lack of psychometric appraisal of appropriate scales is an obstacle to advancing the field...
  13. pmc Are physicians ready for patients with Internet-based health information?
    Farah Ahmad
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 8:e22. 2006
    ..An increasing number of patients bring Internet-based health information to medical consultations. However, little is known about how physicians experience, manage, and view these patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural perspectives on research participation and informed consent
    Paula C Barata
    Women s Health Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 62:479-90. 2006
    ..The Caribbean participants qualified their participation in research studies and repeatedly raised images of invasive research...
  15. ncbi request reprint Preferences for gender of family physician among Canadian European-descent and South-Asian immigrant women
    Farah Ahmad
    University Health Network Women s Health Program, 657 University Avenue, ML 2 010A, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2N2
    Fam Pract 19:146-53. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate expressed preferences for family physician (FP) gender among Canadian European-descent (CED) and Canadian South-Asian (CSA) immigrant women...
  16. doi request reprint Implementing successful intimate partner violence screening programs in health care settings: evidence generated from a realist-informed systematic review
    Patricia O'Campo
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond St, Toronto ON M5B 1W8, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 72:855-66. 2011
    ..Further implications for IPV screening intervention planning and implementation in health care settings are discussed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Physician-patient interaction: a gynecology clinic in Turkey
    Ayse K Uskul
    Psychology Department, Graduate Program, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ont, Canada, M3J 1P3
    Soc Sci Med 57:205-15. 2003
    ..The discussion focuses on alternative explanations for and future research implications of the observed differences between male and female gynecologists in this setting...
  18. pmc A pilot with computer-assisted psychosocial risk-assessment for refugees
    Farah Ahmad
    School of Health Policy and Management, York University and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, 4700 Keele Street, HNES Building, Room 414, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:71. 2012
    ..The computer then generated individualized feedback for the patient and provider with suggestions about available services...
  19. ncbi request reprint Spousal-abuse among Canadian immigrant women
    Farah Ahmad
    Women s Health Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    J Immigr Health 7:239-46. 2005
    ..7%, 95% CI: 7.8-9.6%). However, the proportion of physical spousal abuse was not statistically different between two groups. Possible explanations are discussed setting direction for future research and services for immigrant women...
  20. doi request reprint Beyond barriers in studying disparities in women's access to health services in Ontario, Canada: a qualitative metasynthesis
    Jan E Angus
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Qual Health Res 23:476-94. 2013
    ..Complex convergences of these forces acted to push, pull, obstruct, and/or repel women as they sought health care, resulting in different patterns of inequitable access...
  21. doi request reprint Exploring ways to overcome barriers to mammography uptake and retention among South Asian immigrant women
    Farah Ahmad
    Faculty of Health, School of Health Policy and Management, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Health Soc Care Community 21:88-97. 2013
    ..The parallel focus on the 'Target and Tailor' and 'Enhancing Access to Services' calls for co-ordination at the policy level so that multiple sectors work jointly to streamline resources, or meta-characteristics...
  22. doi request reprint Community-based participatory research: development of an emergency department-based youth violence intervention using concept mapping
    Carolyn E Snider
    Department of Medicine Emergency Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 17:877-85. 2010
    ..The aims of this study were to engage youths, parents, and frontline community workers in conceptualizing a hospital-based violence prevention intervention and to identify outcomes relevant to the community...