L Hoffman-Goetz

Summary

Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of culturally sensitive cancer prevention resources for ethnic minorities
    Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Ethn Dis 16:971-7. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Application of the health literacy framework to diet-related cancer prevention conversations of older immigrant women to Canada
    M D Thomson
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Faculty of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1112 E Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Health Promot Int 27:33-44. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity, genetics, and breast cancer: media portrayal of disease identities
    L Donelle
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    Ethn Health 10:185-97. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Literacy and cancer anxiety as predictors of health status: an exploratory study
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Cancer Educ 24:218-24. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Voluntary exercise training in mice increases the expression of antioxidant enzymes and decreases the expression of TNF-alpha in intestinal lymphocytes
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ont, Canada
    Brain Behav Immun 23:498-506. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Clinical guidelines about diabetes and the accuracy of peer information in an unmoderated online health forum for retired persons
    Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
    Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Inform Health Soc Care 34:91-9. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Freewheel exercise training modifies pro- and anti-apoptotic protein expression in mouse splenic lymphocytes
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Sports Med 28:787-91. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Repeated exercise in mice alters expression of IL-10 and TNF-alpha in intestinal lymphocytes
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Brain Behav Immun 22:195-9. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Reasons for declining colorectal cancer screening by older Canadians: a pilot study
    Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Cancer Educ 23:32-6. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Freewheel training decreases pro- and increases anti-inflammatory cytokine expression in mouse intestinal lymphocytes
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Brain Behav Immun 24:1105-15. 2010

Collaborators

  • J Guan
  • Maria D Thomson
  • G Ward
  • Daniela B Friedman
  • Juanne Nancarrow Clarke
  • N Packer
  • J Quadrilatero
  • Lorie Donelle
  • Joe Quadrilatero
  • L Donelle
  • S Marra
  • Paul A Spagnuolo
  • N Pervaiz
  • J Boudreau
  • J E McWhirter
  • P A Spagnuolo
  • Nazek Abdelmutti
  • Jose F Arocha
  • S R Davidson
  • Sara R Davidson
  • Jeanette Boudreau
  • Megan M MacDonald
  • H Patel
  • M Macdonald
  • Sospeter Gatobu
  • Ranjana P Bird
  • Margaret Burnett
  • M Burnett
  • L Jadeski

Detail Information

Publications74

  1. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of culturally sensitive cancer prevention resources for ethnic minorities
    Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Ethn Dis 16:971-7. 2006
    ..Culturally sensitive printed materials on cancer prevention have been proposed in the literature...
  2. doi request reprint Application of the health literacy framework to diet-related cancer prevention conversations of older immigrant women to Canada
    M D Thomson
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Faculty of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1112 E Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Health Promot Int 27:33-44. 2012
    ..No conversations representing critical health literacy were identified. Five women discussed both FHL and IHL themes. Women's diet-related conversations followed a continuum of increasing information needs supporting the HLF...
  3. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity, genetics, and breast cancer: media portrayal of disease identities
    L Donelle
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    Ethn Health 10:185-97. 2005
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Literacy and cancer anxiety as predictors of health status: an exploratory study
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Cancer Educ 24:218-24. 2009
    ..Socioeconomic status is a strong correlate of health status. Low literacy is associated with barriers to health information and anxiety about disease...
  5. doi request reprint Voluntary exercise training in mice increases the expression of antioxidant enzymes and decreases the expression of TNF-alpha in intestinal lymphocytes
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ont, Canada
    Brain Behav Immun 23:498-506. 2009
    ..Results are discussed in terms of implications for inflammatory bowel diseases where apoptotic proteins and TNF-alpha levels are elevated...
  6. doi request reprint Clinical guidelines about diabetes and the accuracy of peer information in an unmoderated online health forum for retired persons
    Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
    Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Inform Health Soc Care 34:91-9. 2009
    ..Future research is needed to determine whether deviations from 'accurate' online information are truly harmful or represent lay expert adaptations to self-care routines...
  7. ncbi request reprint Freewheel exercise training modifies pro- and anti-apoptotic protein expression in mouse splenic lymphocytes
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Sports Med 28:787-91. 2007
    ..Thus, freewheel exercise training in mice reduces splenic lymphocyte apoptosis when tissue samples are obtained at rest but not after acute exercise...
  8. ncbi request reprint Repeated exercise in mice alters expression of IL-10 and TNF-alpha in intestinal lymphocytes
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Brain Behav Immun 22:195-9. 2008
    ..05). The results suggest a possible physiological compensation in which intestinal lymphocytes increase the expression of IL-10 in response to exercise-induced stress...
  9. doi request reprint Reasons for declining colorectal cancer screening by older Canadians: a pilot study
    Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Cancer Educ 23:32-6. 2008
    ..In this pilot study, we explored older Canadians' perception of the barriers and enabling factors associated with CRC screening participation...
  10. doi request reprint Freewheel training decreases pro- and increases anti-inflammatory cytokine expression in mouse intestinal lymphocytes
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Brain Behav Immun 24:1105-15. 2010
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Chat room computer-mediated support on health issues for aboriginal women
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Health Care Women Int 28:397-418. 2007
    ..The current investigation suggests that "community" need not be physically constructed; virtual communities offer great potential for social cohesion around the issues of health and health care...
  12. ncbi request reprint In vivo corticosterone administration at levels occurring with intense exercise does not induce intestinal lymphocyte apoptosis in mice
    J Quadrilatero
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    J Neuroimmunol 162:137-48. 2005
    ..These findings indicate that CORT at levels observed following strenuous exercise is not involved in intestinal lymphocyte apoptosis and cell loss...
  13. ncbi request reprint Polyethylene glycol but not mifepristone prevents intestinal lymphocyte loss following treadmill exercise in mice
    J Quadrilatero
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Physiol Scand 183:201-9. 2005
    ..Increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) and glucocorticoids (GC) following exercise contribute to lymphocyte apoptosis. Intestinal lymphocyte (IL) numbers also decrease following exercise...
  14. ncbi request reprint Intravenous catecholamine administration affects mouse intestinal lymphocyte number and apoptosis
    S Marra
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    J Neuroimmunol 158:76-85. 2005
    ..E resulted in fewer apoptotic IL at 24 h compared to saline controls. E and NE differentially influence IL numbers at 24 h after injection although both result in fewer % apoptotic IL relative to mice given saline only...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of repeated exercise stress on caspase 3, Bcl-2, HSP 70 and CuZn-SOD protein expression in mouse intestinal lymphocytes
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    J Neuroimmunol 187:94-101. 2007
    ..05), HSP 70 (p<0.001) and CuZn-SOD (p<0.05) expression in IL immediately after exercise relative to IL from non-exercised mice. Expression of these proteins returned to control levels 24 h after the cessation of exercise stress...
  16. ncbi request reprint Long-duration freewheel running and submandibular lymphocyte response to forced exercise in older mice
    J Boudreau
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
    Can J Physiol Pharmacol 84:565-72. 2006
    ..Further research will be needed to determine if voluntary exercise translates into improved anterior ocular and upper respiratory tract health...
  17. ncbi request reprint Treadmill exercise in mice increases intestinal lymphocyte loss via apoptosis
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Physiol Scand 179:289-97. 2003
    ..Intestinal lymphocytes are important effector cells of intestinal immune function but have not been studied in relation to exercise...
  18. ncbi request reprint Freewheel running selectively prevents mouse CD4+ intestinal lymphocyte death produced after a bout of acute strenuous exercise
    S R Davidson
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont, Canada N2L 3G1
    Brain Behav Immun 20:139-43. 2006
    ..The number of CD4 IL decreased 24 h after exercise in NR (p < .01) but not in WR mice relative to their respective no exercise controls. Thus, freewheel running in mice for 4 months prevented CD4 IL loss after acute exercise...
  19. ncbi request reprint Beta-adrenergic receptor blockade during exercise decreases intestinal lymphocyte apoptosis but not cell loss in mice
    S Marra
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada
    Can J Physiol Pharmacol 82:465-73. 2004
    ..Our study suggests that catecholamines are not responsible for postexercise lymphocytopenia, but beta-adrenoceptor blockade may confer protection against exercise-induced apoptosis of intestinal lymphocytes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Portrayal of genetic risk for breast cancer in ethnic and non-ethnic newspapers
    L Donelle
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1, Canada
    Women Health 40:93-111. 2004
    ..The publication of discrepant research findings and the perplexing statistical information consequently brought into question the credibility of the scientific process and the recommendations of health care professionals...
  21. ncbi request reprint N-Acetyl-L-cysteine prevents exercise-induced intestinal lymphocyte apoptosis by maintaining intracellular glutathione levels and reducing mitochondrial membrane depolarization
    J Quadrilatero
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont, Canada
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 319:894-901. 2004
    ..These data suggest that lymphocyte apoptosis precedes post-exercise lymphocytopenia and may be due to oxidative stress...
  22. ncbi request reprint Assessing cultural sensitivity of breast cancer information for older Aboriginal women
    Daniela B Friedman
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Cancer Educ 22:112-8. 2007
    ..Cancer education resources for Aboriginal peoples should be respectful of cultural beliefs...
  23. ncbi request reprint Apoptotic and inflammatory cytokine protein expression in intestinal lymphocytes after acute treadmill exercise in young and old mice
    N Packer
    School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 52:202-11. 2012
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Freewheel training alters mouse hippocampal cytokines
    N Pervaiz
    University of Waterloo, Health Studies and Gerontology, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Sports Med 32:889-95. 2011
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Thymic stress in artificially reared and maternally reared rat pups
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1
    Physiol Behav 70:489-94. 2000
    ..The thymocyte alterations observed in this study between the two rearing conditions suggest that AR reduces thymic weight and cell numbers, which may have consequences for the development of adult cellular immunity...
  26. ncbi request reprint Effect of 17beta-estradiol and voluntary exercise on lymphocyte apoptosis in mice
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, N2L 3G1, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Physiol Behav 74:653-8. 2001
    ..The clinical significance for thymic (cellular) immunity in perimenopausal women given HRT remains to be determined...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effect of dextran sulfate sodium and acute exercise on mouse intestinal inflammation and lymphocyte cytochrome c levels
    P A Spagnuolo
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 49:112-21. 2009
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Readability and cultural sensitivity of web-based patient decision aids for cancer screening and treatment: a systematic review
    M D Thomson
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
    Med Inform Internet Med 32:263-86. 2007
    ..Although DA enabled a step-by-step movement through the website, none allowed key word searches and only 65% permitted document printing. Most DA included difficult texts and were not focused for specific cultural groups...
  29. ncbi request reprint Adrenalectomy in mice does not prevent loss of intestinal lymphocytes after exercise
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    J Appl Physiol 96:2073-81. 2004
    ..001). The data indicate that ADX does not prevent the loss of lymphocytes from the intestinal mucosa 24 h after strenuous exercise and GCs are not directly causal in the leukopenia of exercise...
  30. ncbi request reprint Canadian Aboriginal people's experiences with HIV/AIDS as portrayed in selected English language Aboriginal media (1996-2000)
    Juanne N Clarke
    Department of Sociology Anthropology, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Avenue, Waterloo, Ont, Canada N2L 3C5
    Soc Sci Med 60:2169-80. 2005
    ..Unlike mainstream media where the medical frame is dominant, HIV/AIDS are here contextualized by culture, identity, spirituality and political-economic issues...
  31. doi request reprint Can you see what they are saying? Breast cancer images and text in Canadian women's and fashion magazines
    J E McWhirter
    School of Public Health and Health Systems, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, Canada, N2L 3G1
    J Cancer Educ 27:383-91. 2012
    ..4%) were rare. The most common theme in the articles was medical issues (35.5%); in the images, it was beauty or fashion (15.4%). The potential impact of these divergent messages for breast cancer education is discussed...
  32. ncbi request reprint Cancer coverage in mass-circulating Canadian women's magazines
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Ontario
    Can J Public Health 90:55-9. 1999
    ..These results argue for greater partnerships between the media and health educators to enhance balanced dissemination of cancer control information to Canadian women...
  33. ncbi request reprint Effect of estradiol and exercise on lymphocyte proliferation responses in female mice
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Ontario, Canada
    Physiol Behav 68:169-74. 1999
    ..These results suggest that high levels of estradiol exposure following ovariectomy in mice significantly reduces lymphocyte blastogenesis responses, and that thymic immunomodulation after acute exercise is masked by the hormonal effect...
  34. ncbi request reprint Does physical activity affect quality of life, disease symptoms and immune measures in patients with inflammatory bowel disease? A systematic review
    N Packer
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 50:1-18. 2010
    ..The role of PA as an adjunctive therapy for patients with IBD has not been well characterized in the literature. However, there is some evidence that PA may improve quality of life and reduce disease activity in patients with IBD...
  35. ncbi request reprint Lymphocyte apoptosis in ovariectomized mice given progesterone and voluntary exercise
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 42:481-7. 2002
    ..The purpose of the present study was to describe the effect of P on running behavior and on lymphoid tissue cell viability and apoptosis in ovariectomized female mice...
  36. doi request reprint Functional health literacy and cancer care conversations in online forums for retired persons
    L Donelle
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Inform Health Soc Care 34:59-72. 2009
    ..Online discussion forums hosted by retirement associations may serve as an important channel in information dissemination about cancer prevention and screening, treatment and care support and health care advice for seniors...
  37. ncbi request reprint Does exercise protect from cognitive decline by altering brain cytokine and apoptotic protein levels? A systematic review of the literature
    N Packer
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Exerc Immunol Rev 16:138-62. 2010
    ..Recommendations for the design of future research on exercise, central cytokines, and cognition are offered...
  38. ncbi request reprint Lymphocyte distribution in mouse submandibular lymph nodes in response to acute treadmill exercise
    J Quadrilatero
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada
    Can J Physiol Pharmacol 81:972-8. 2003
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Cancer coverage in newspapers serving large and small communities in Ontario
    M Macdonald
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
    Can J Public Health 92:372-5. 2001
    ..Differences in the type and amount of cancer information varies by newspaper and community size, potentially contributing to differences in community cancer information resources...
  40. ncbi request reprint Effects of oestrogen and exercise on caspase-3 activity in primary and secondary lymphoid compartments in ovariectomized mice
    H Patel
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Physiol Scand 176:177-84. 2002
    ..Oestrogen-replaced OVX mice had a higher concentration of plasma oestradiol than placebo OVX mice (P < 0.05)...
  41. ncbi request reprint The effect of chronic and acute exercise on thymocyte apoptosis and necrosis in ovariectomized mice given dietary genistein
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 44:281-7. 2004
    ..The present study was designed to determine the effect of chronic (wheel running, WR) and acute (treadmill) exercise on in vivo apoptosis of thymocytes using an animal model of menopause with supplementation from dietary genistein...
  42. ncbi request reprint HIV/AIDS risk factors as portrayed in mass media targeting First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples of Canada
    Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada
    J Health Commun 10:145-62. 2005
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Assessing health numeracy among community-dwelling older adults
    Lorie Donelle
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
    J Health Commun 12:651-65. 2007
    ..Moreover, identifying patients' numeracy strengths and weaknesses will enable the development of focused numeracy interventions and may contribute to moving individuals further along the continuum of health literacy proficiency...
  44. ncbi request reprint A qualitative study of Canadian Aboriginal women's beliefs about "credible" cancer information on the internet
    Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Cancer Educ 22:124-8. 2007
    ..Cultural relevance of cancer resources is often overlooked in assessments of quality of Internet Web sites...
  45. ncbi request reprint Chronic disease coverage in Canadian aboriginal newspapers
    Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Health Commun 8:475-88. 2003
    ..To determine the volume and focus of articles on four chronic diseases in newspapers targeting First Nations, Métis, and Inuit in Canada...
  46. doi request reprint Risk messages about HPV, cervical cancer, and the HPV vaccine Gardasil: a content analysis of Canadian and U.S. national newspaper articles
    Nazek Abdelmutti
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Women Health 49:422-40. 2009
    ..Our findings suggest that public discussion of some elements of the human papillomavirus vaccine message that could cause alarm or worry for women may need to be addressed within political and cultural contexts...
  47. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and cancer prevention: animal-tumor models
    Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1828-33. 2003
    ..The aims of this paper are to briefly review the types of animal and tumor models used in carcinogenesis studies and to consider their utility in studies of physical activity and cancer...
  48. ncbi request reprint Disparities in the coverage of cancer information in ethnic minority and mainstream mass print media
    Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Ethn Dis 15:332-40. 2005
    ..Significant disparities in cancer mortality exist as a function of ethnicity and race in North America. Little is known, however, about the presentation of cancer information in mass media that targets ethnic minority groups...
  49. ncbi request reprint Quality of breast cancer sites on the World Wide Web
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Ontario
    Can J Public Health 91:281-4. 2000
    ..We suggest that websites that lack fundamental indicators (such as dating and sources) do not provide the user with fundamental information that could enable informed decision making about site quality...
  50. doi request reprint Acculturation and cancer information preferences of Spanish-speaking immigrant women to Canada: a qualitative study
    Maria D Thomson
    Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Health Care Women Int 30:1131-51. 2009
    ..We suggest the effect of acculturation is neither direct nor simple and may reflect other factors including self-efficacy...
  51. doi request reprint Comprehension of Internet-based numeric cancer information by older adults
    Lorie Donelle
    School of Nursing and Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
    Inform Health Soc Care 34:209-24. 2009
    ..However, comprehension of the information was related to health literacy skill and income...
  52. ncbi request reprint Cancer experiences of African-American women as portrayed in popular mass magazines
    L Hoffman-Goetz
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Psychooncology 8:36-45. 1999
    ..Mass media contributes to that discourse which shapes women's attitudes about survival from cancer...
  53. ncbi request reprint Health literacy and the World Wide Web: comparing the readability of leading incident cancers on the Internet
    D B Friedman
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1
    Med Inform Internet Med 31:67-87. 2006
    ..to assess the readability level of Web-based information on leading incident cancers...
  54. doi request reprint Cancer information comprehension by English-as-a-second-language immigrant women
    M D Thomson
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Health Commun 16:17-33. 2011
    ..However, other culture-related factors not measured by the Bidimensional Acculturation Scale likely influence their exposure to and understanding of health and cancer prevention information...
  55. ncbi request reprint Exercise and in vivo natural cytotoxicity against tumour cells of varying metastatic capacity
    L Jadeski
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Exp Metastasis 14:138-44. 1996
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint The portrayal of HIV/AIDS in two popular African American magazines
    Juanne N Clarke
    Department of Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Health Commun 11:495-507. 2006
    ..Polarization between Blacks and Whites was accomplished by frequent emphasis on the higher rates of HIV/AIDS amongst Black Americans. Both the church and spirituality were highlighted as means of prevention education and coping...
  57. doi request reprint Colon cancer information preferences of English-as-a-second-language immigrant women: does language of interview matter?
    Maria D Thomson
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
    J Cancer Educ 25:229-35. 2010
    ..However, English interviewees resided in Canada longer and watched less television. Language skill and contextual factors influence women's confidence using English cancer information...
  58. doi request reprint Defining and measuring acculturation: a systematic review of public health studies with Hispanic populations in the United States
    Maria D Thomson
    University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 69:983-91. 2009
    ..Recommendations for use of acculturation instruments in public health practice with Hispanic populations are included...
  59. ncbi request reprint Readability of cancer information on the internet
    Daniela B Friedman
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada
    J Cancer Educ 19:117-22. 2004
    ..information, our research questions were twofold: (1) What is the readability level of popular Web sites on breast, colon, and prostate cancers? and (2) Does readability level differ as a function of the Web sites' organizational origin?..
  60. ncbi request reprint Sources of cancer information for seniors: a focus group pilot study report
    Daniela B Friedman
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Cancer Educ 18:215-22. 2003
    ..Limited research has been conducted on older adults' sources of cancer information. Seniors require accurate and credible cancer information given that increased age is a major risk factor for most common, adult-onset cancers...
  61. ncbi request reprint Effect of short-term dietary intake of bovine lactoferrin on intestinal lymphocyte apoptosis in healthy mice
    Paul A Spagnuolo
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Nutrition 23:812-7. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the effects of short-term dietary exposure of bovine lactoferrin (Lf) on intestinal lymphocyte apoptosis and expression of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) in healthy mice...
  62. ncbi request reprint Cancer coverage in North American publications targeting seniors
    Daniela B Friedman
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Cancer Educ 18:43-7. 2003
    ..Print media are widely used for disseminating cancer information to seniors. It is important that older adults receive accurate and understandable cancer information since age is the major risk factor for most common cancers...
  63. ncbi request reprint A retrospective study of the accuracy of cancer information in Ontario daily newspapers
    Megan M MacDonald
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
    Can J Public Health 93:142-5. 2002
    ..Studies suggest that the mass media is a common source of cancer information for the public. However, the quality of cancer information through various print outlets has not been extensively investigated...
  64. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of readability and comprehension instruments used for print and web-based cancer information
    Daniela B Friedman
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Health Educ Behav 33:352-73. 2006
    ..None of the formulas were designed to determine the effects of visuals or design factors that could influence readability and comprehension of cancer education information...
  65. ncbi request reprint N-acetyl-L-cysteine inhibits exercise-induced lymphocyte apoptotic protein alterations
    Joe Quadrilatero
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:53-6. 2005
    ..To investigate the effect of strenuous exercise and antioxidant administration on pro- and antiapoptotic protein expression in intestinal lymphocytes...
  66. ncbi request reprint An exploratory study of older adults' comprehension of printed cancer information: is readability a key factor?
    Daniela B Friedman
    Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina corrected USA
    J Health Commun 12:423-37. 2007
    ..Though readability plays a role in older adults' understanding of cancer information, cancer type and content are also important factors that influence comprehension. Use of plain language is recommended for CC resources...
  67. ncbi request reprint For the patient. Do Canadian newspapers print readable, timely cancer stories?
    Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
    Ethn Dis 15:354. 2005
  68. doi request reprint Dietary lactoferrin does not prevent dextran sulfate sodium induced murine intestinal lymphocyte death
    Paul A Spagnuolo
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada
    Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 233:1099-108. 2008
    ..Dietary bLf did not influence necrosis or apoptosis of IL but may provide limited protection in the intestine by affecting the pro-inflammatory transcription factor NFkappaB, and potentially, cytokine expression...
  69. ncbi request reprint Assessment of cultural sensitivity of cancer information in ethnic print media
    Daniela B Friedman
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Health Commun 11:425-47. 2006
    ..Given limitations of this instrument, we recommend an additional checklist for evaluating the cultural sensitivity of printed cancer information...
  70. ncbi request reprint Voluntary training in mice and submandibular lymphocyte response to acute exercise
    Jeanette Boudreau
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:2038-45. 2005
    ..Submandibular lymph nodes (SLN) are important for immune responses to antigens in the eye and oral mucosa. Athletes and exercise participants may be at increased risk of ocular, oral, and upper respiratory tract infections...
  71. ncbi request reprint Mouse thymocyte apoptosis and cell loss in response to exercise and antioxidant administration
    Joe Quadrilatero
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Ont, Canada
    Brain Behav Immun 19:436-44. 2005
    ..These results suggest that exercise-induced thymocyte apoptosis and cell loss may be mediated via an oxidative stress pathway...
  72. ncbi request reprint N-acetyl-l-cysteine protects intestinal lymphocytes from apoptotic death after acute exercise in adrenalectomized mice
    Joe Quadrilatero
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 288:R1664-72. 2005
    ..The protective effect provided by the antioxidant NAC strongly suggest that oxidative stress is the primary pathway for IL apoptosis and cell loss after strenuous exercise...
  73. ncbi request reprint Training effects in mice after long-term voluntary exercise
    Sara R Davidson
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Faculty of Applied Health Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:250-5. 2006
    ..Mice are an important animal model in exercise studies on the immune system, cancer, and aging. There is limited research about the training effects of long-term voluntary exercise in this species...
  74. doi request reprint An exploratory study of canadian aboriginal online health care forums
    Lorie Donelle
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    Health Commun 23:270-81. 2008
    ..The Internet provided a venue for the dissemination of health information and also served as a virtual voice for lifestyle coaching, political action, community building, and advocacy...