G A Hawker

Summary

Affiliation: Women's College Hospital
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A clinical decision rule to enhance targeted bone mineral density testing in healthy mid-life women
    G Hawker
    Osteoporosis Research Program, Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street, 8th Floor, Room 815, Toronto, ON, M5S 1B2, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 23:1931-8. 2012
  2. pmc Measuring patient perceptions about osteoporosis pharmacotherapy
    Suzanne M Cadarette
    Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Res Notes 2:133. 2009
  3. pmc Decision to take osteoporosis medication in patients who have had a fracture and are 'high' risk for future fracture: a qualitative study
    Joanna E M Sale
    Mobility Program Clinical Research Unit, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St, Michael s, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:92. 2011
  4. pmc Fatigue in osteoarthritis: a qualitative study
    J Denise Power
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:63. 2008
  5. pmc Predictors of locating women six to eight years after contact: internet resources at recruitment may help to improve response rates in longitudinal research
    Suzanne M Cadarette
    Osteoporosis Research Program, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:22. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint A prospective population-based study of the predictors of undergoing total joint arthroplasty
    Gillian A Hawker
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 54:3212-20. 2006
  7. doi request reprint The multidimensionality of sleep quality and its relationship to fatigue in older adults with painful osteoarthritis
    G A Hawker
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 18:1365-71. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Understanding the pain experience in hip and knee osteoarthritis--an OARSI/OMERACT initiative
    G A Hawker
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Women s College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 16:415-22. 2008
  9. doi request reprint A population-based nested case-control study of the costs of hip and knee replacement surgery
    Gillian A Hawker
    Department of Medicine, Women s College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Care 47:732-41. 2009
  10. doi request reprint The development of a short measure of physical function for hip OA HOOS-Physical Function Shortform (HOOS-PS): an OARSI/OMERACT initiative
    A M Davis
    Division of Health Care and Outcomes Research, Toronto Western Research Institute, Toronto, Canada
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 16:551-9. 2008

Detail Information

Publications70

  1. doi request reprint A clinical decision rule to enhance targeted bone mineral density testing in healthy mid-life women
    G Hawker
    Osteoporosis Research Program, Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street, 8th Floor, Room 815, Toronto, ON, M5S 1B2, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 23:1931-8. 2012
    ..To reduce unnecessary testing, we created and evaluated a tool to guide bone density testing based on the woman's age, weight, fracture history, and menopausal status...
  2. pmc Measuring patient perceptions about osteoporosis pharmacotherapy
    Suzanne M Cadarette
    Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Res Notes 2:133. 2009
    ..Further research is needed to develop scales that adequately measure perceived barriers to osteoporosis pharmacotherapy...
  3. pmc Decision to take osteoporosis medication in patients who have had a fracture and are 'high' risk for future fracture: a qualitative study
    Joanna E M Sale
    Mobility Program Clinical Research Unit, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St, Michael s, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:92. 2011
    ..The purpose of our study was to examine patients' experiences with the decision to take OP medication after they sustained a fracture...
  4. pmc Fatigue in osteoarthritis: a qualitative study
    J Denise Power
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:63. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to increase our understanding of the fatigue experience in community dwelling people with OA...
  5. pmc Predictors of locating women six to eight years after contact: internet resources at recruitment may help to improve response rates in longitudinal research
    Suzanne M Cadarette
    Osteoporosis Research Program, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:22. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of locating women requiring tracing using publicly available methods (primarily Internet searches), and to determine the additional benefit of vital statistics linkages...
  6. ncbi request reprint A prospective population-based study of the predictors of undergoing total joint arthroplasty
    Gillian A Hawker
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 54:3212-20. 2006
    ..To examine prospectively the predictors of time to total joint arthroplasty (TJA)...
  7. doi request reprint The multidimensionality of sleep quality and its relationship to fatigue in older adults with painful osteoarthritis
    G A Hawker
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 18:1365-71. 2010
    ..To evaluate subjective sleep quality and its relationship to fatigue in older adults with osteoarthritis (OA)...
  8. doi request reprint Understanding the pain experience in hip and knee osteoarthritis--an OARSI/OMERACT initiative
    G A Hawker
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Women s College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 16:415-22. 2008
    ..To examine the pain experience of people with hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA), particularly changes over time and most distressing features...
  9. doi request reprint A population-based nested case-control study of the costs of hip and knee replacement surgery
    Gillian A Hawker
    Department of Medicine, Women s College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Care 47:732-41. 2009
    ..Studies of total joint arthroplasty (TJA) have not evaluated the costs and outcomes in the context of expected arthritis worsening...
  10. doi request reprint The development of a short measure of physical function for hip OA HOOS-Physical Function Shortform (HOOS-PS): an OARSI/OMERACT initiative
    A M Davis
    Division of Health Care and Outcomes Research, Toronto Western Research Institute, Toronto, Canada
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 16:551-9. 2008
    ..To derive a cross-culturally valid, short measure of physical function using function subscales (daily living and sports and recreation) of the Hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Differences between men and women in the rate of use of hip and knee arthroplasty
    G A Hawker
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Women s College Hospital Campus, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, ON, Canada
    N Engl J Med 342:1016-22. 2000
    ..We estimated the potential need for arthroplasty and the willingness to undergo the procedure in both men and women and examined whether there were differences between the sexes...
  12. doi request reprint Comparative, validity and responsiveness of the HOOS-PS and KOOS-PS to the WOMAC physical function subscale in total joint replacement for osteoarthritis
    A M Davis
    Division of Health Care and Outcomes Research, Toronto Western Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 17:843-7. 2009
    ..0 physical function (PF) subscale and the PF excluding the items in the short measures (PF-exclusions)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Determining the need for hip and knee arthroplasty: the role of clinical severity and patients' preferences
    G A Hawker
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Care 39:206-16. 2001
    ..Area variation in the use of surgical interventions such as arthroplasty is viewed as concerning and inappropriate...
  14. pmc Development and preliminary psychometric testing of a new OA pain measure--an OARSI/OMERACT initiative
    G A Hawker
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 16:409-14. 2008
    ..To evaluate the measurement properties of a new osteoarthritis (OA) pain measure...
  15. doi request reprint Risk factors for low bone mass in healthy 40-60 year old women: a systematic review of the literature
    E J Waugh
    Osteoporosis Research Program, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 20:1-21. 2009
    ..The use of body weight to identify high risk women may reduce unnecessary BMD testing in this age group...
  16. ncbi request reprint Physician enthusiasm as an explanation for area variation in the utilization of knee replacement surgery
    J G Wright
    Department of Surgery and Public Health Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Care 37:946-56. 1999
    ..Explanations for regional variation in the use of many medical and surgical treatments is controversial...
  17. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine use by osteoporosis clinic patients
    C A K Y Chong
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 18:1547-56. 2007
    ..Of these patients, 57% were CAM users. Predictors of CAM use included lower mental quality of life, younger age and higher education. Less than half of CAM use was disclosed to physicians, despite potential adverse interactions...
  18. pmc The effect of patients' sex on physicians' recommendations for total knee arthroplasty
    Cornelia M Borkhoff
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
    CMAJ 178:681-7. 2008
    ..The purpose of our study was to determine whether patients' sex affects physicians' decisions to refer a patient for, or to perform, total knee arthroplasty...
  19. doi request reprint Neuropathic pain symptoms on the modified painDETECT correlate with signs of central sensitization in knee osteoarthritis
    J R Hochman
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 21:1236-42. 2013
    ..To further validate the mPD-Q, this study assessed the unknown relationship between mPD-Q scores and signs of CS on quantitative sensory testing (QST) in knee OA...
  20. ncbi request reprint Use of bone densitometry by Ontario family physicians
    R Ridout
    Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 11:393-9. 2000
    ..This suggests a role for the incorporation of clinical data in bone density reporting...
  21. ncbi request reprint A clinical prediction rule to identify premenopausal women with low bone mass
    G A Hawker
    Division of Rheumatology, Women s College Ambulatory Care Centre, The University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 13:400-6. 2002
    ..This suggests that a simple risk factor assessment can identify most young women with low peak bone mass. Early intervention in this group of women may reduce the risk for osteoporosis in later life...
  22. ncbi request reprint The economic burden of disabling hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) from the perspective of individuals living with this condition
    S Gupta
    Department of Heath Policy, Management and Evaluation, 2nd Floor McMurrich Building, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 44:1531-7. 2005
    ..To estimate the direct and indirect arthritis-attributable costs to individuals with disabling hip and/or knee osteoarthritis (OA)...
  23. doi request reprint Neuropathic pain symptoms in a community knee OA cohort
    J R Hochman
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 19:647-54. 2011
    ..An existing questionnaire, the painDETECT, was modified for use in knee OA and administered to measure the prevalence and correlates of NP symptoms among adults with this condition...
  24. doi request reprint The development of a short measure of physical function for knee OA KOOS-Physical Function Shortform (KOOS-PS) - an OARSI/OMERACT initiative
    A V Perruccio
    Division of Health Care and Outcomes Research, Toronto Western Research Institute, Toronto, Canada
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 16:542-50. 2008
    ..To develop a short measure of physical function for knee osteoarthritis (OA) using multi-national data from individuals with varying degrees of severity of knee OA...
  25. ncbi request reprint Development of an integrated-care delivery model for post-fracture care in Ontario, Canada
    S B Jaglal
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, 160 500 University Ave, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 17:1337-45. 2006
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Evaluating the responsiveness of the ICOAP following hip or knee replacement
    A M Davis
    Division of Health Care and Outcomes Research, Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 18:1043-5. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the responsiveness of the ICOAP, and different pain constructs in primary total hip (THR) and total knee (TKR) replacement...
  27. doi request reprint Reaching those most in need: a scoping review of interventions to improve health care quality for disadvantaged populations with osteoarthritis
    Cornelia M Borkhoff
    Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:39-52. 2011
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Patients' gender affected physicians' clinical decisions when presented with standardized patients but not for matching paper patients
    Cornelia M Borkhoff
    Centre for Global Health, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:527-41. 2009
    ..To compare physicians' treatment and referral decisions for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for standardized patients with matching paper patients...
  29. ncbi request reprint A prospective study to identify factors affecting adherence to recommended daily calcium intake in women with low bone mineral density
    Melissa R French
    Osteoporosis Research Program, Women s College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1B2, Canada
    J Am Coll Nutr 27:88-95. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate confidence, attitudes and beliefs regarding calcium intake and to identify determinants of adherence to calcium recommendations among women with low bone mineral density (BMD)...
  30. doi request reprint Osteoarthritis patients' perceptions of "appropriateness" for total joint replacement surgery
    L Frankel
    Mobility Program Clinical Research Unit, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 20:967-73. 2012
    ..To understand patients' perspectives on 'appropriateness' for hip and knee total joint arthroplasty (TJA)...
  31. doi request reprint Osteoarthritis year 2010 in review: non-pharmacologic therapy
    G A Hawker
    Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program, Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 1B2, Canada
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 19:366-74. 2011
    ..To highlight seminal publications in the past year on the topic of non-pharmacologic management of osteoarthritis (OA)...
  32. ncbi request reprint A986S polymorphism of the calcium-sensing receptor and circulating calcium concentrations
    D E Cole
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Lancet 353:112-5. 1999
    ..The CASR missense polymorphism, A986S, is common in the general population and is, therefore, a prime candidate as a genetic determinant of extracellular calcium concentration...
  33. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the "Osteoporosis and You" questionnaire: osteoporosis knowledge deficits among older community-dwelling women
    S M Cadarette
    Osteoporosis Research Program, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 18:981-9. 2007
    ..However, significant knowledge deficits were identified regarding osteoporosis "consequences" and "prevention and treatment."..
  34. ncbi request reprint Wintertime vitamin D insufficiency is common in young Canadian women, and their vitamin D intake does not prevent it
    R Vieth
    Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Eur J Clin Nutr 55:1091-7. 2001
    ..We asked whether women self-reporting the recommended consumption of vitamin D from milk and multivitamins would be less likely to have low wintertime 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels...
  35. ncbi request reprint A patient-centered perspective on surgery avoidance for hip or knee arthritis: lessons for the future
    Peri J Ballantyne
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 57:27-34. 2007
    ..To understand this discrepancy, we conducted qualitative research to assess the illness perceptions and preferred accommodations and coping strategies of patients with advanced osteoarthritis who had expressed a preference to avoid TJA...
  36. ncbi request reprint Factors that influence adherence to calcium recommendations
    Melissa R French
    Osteoporosis Research Program, Women s College Ambulatory Care Centre, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Diet Pract Res 66:25-9. 2005
    ..To optimize osteoporosis prevention and treatment, dietitians should focus on individualized patient assessments to identify factors affecting adherence to dietary calcium recommendations...
  37. ncbi request reprint Correlates of forearm bone mineral density in young Norwegian women: the Nord-Tr√łndelag Health Study
    Gillian A Hawker
    Division of Rheumatology, Women s College Ambulatory Care Centre, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 156:418-27. 2002
    ..Further studies exploring the relation between lifestyle factors and BMD are warranted to search for ways to maximize attainment of peak BMD...
  38. ncbi request reprint Fracture prevalence and treatment with bone-sparing agents: are there urban-rural differences? A population based study in Ontario, Canada
    Suzanne M Cadarette
    Department of Health Policy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Rheumatol 32:550-8. 2005
    ..To estimate the prevalence of self-reported osteoporotic fractures and use of bone-sparing agents, and to examine if region of residence is associated with fracture or treatment prevalence...
  39. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of, and willingness to consider, total joint arthroplasty in a population-based cohort of individuals with disabling hip and knee arthritis
    Gillian A Hawker
    University of Toronto, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University Health Network Research Institute, and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 51:635-41. 2004
    ..To examine perceptions of total joint arthroplasty (TJA) and how they relate to willingness to consider TJA...
  40. ncbi request reprint The risk of hip fractures in older individuals with diabetes: a population-based study
    Lorraine L Lipscombe
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Diabetes Care 30:835-41. 2007
    ..However, they may still be at increased risk for hip fractures. Using population-based Ontario health care data, we compared the risk of hip fractures among men and women with and without diabetes...
  41. ncbi request reprint Patient and provider factors related to comprehensive arthritis care in a community setting in Ontario, Canada
    Richard H Glazier
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Rheumatol 30:1846-50. 2003
    ..To determine factors that correlate with recommendations for nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions (comprehensive therapy) in community dwelling adults...
  42. ncbi request reprint Who, when, and why total joint replacement surgery? The patient's perspective
    Gillian A Hawker
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Women s College Hospital, University of Toronto, 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 18:526-30. 2006
    ..This review highlights advances in understanding of patients' perceptions of total joint replacement...
  43. ncbi request reprint Is self-reported improvement in osteoarthritis pain and disability reflected in objective measures?
    Sindhu R Johnson
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Rheumatol 34:159-64. 2007
    ..To determine if self-reported improvements in pain and function correlate with improvement in objective measures of disease in osteoarthritis (OA)...
  44. ncbi request reprint The effect of education and income on need and willingness to undergo total joint arthroplasty
    Gillian A Hawker
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Arthritis Community Research and Evaluation Unit, and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 46:3331-9. 2002
    ..However, no studies have considered the expectations or needs of the patients. Our objective was to assess the effect of education and income on the potential need for, and the willingness to consider hip and knee arthroplasty...
  45. ncbi request reprint Using publicly available directories to trace survey nonresponders and calculate adjusted response rates
    Bart J Harvey
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 158:1007-11. 2003
    ..8% to 71.2% and from 72.8% to 74.9% in the survey areas. Publicly available directories were used to successfully trace the majority of survey nonresponders, thus strengthening confidence in the survey's results...
  46. doi request reprint The association between low back pain and osteoarthritis of the hip and knee: a population-based cohort study
    Maja Stupar
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health Network, 750 Dundas Street W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 33:349-54. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether prevalent self-reported back pain predicts future osteoarthritis-related pain and disability in individuals with hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Barriers to providing adequate rheumatology care: implications from a survey of rheumatologists in ontario, Canada
    Deborah Shipton
    Arthritis Community Research and Evaluation Unit, Toronto Western Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Rheumatol 29:2420-5. 2002
    ..To determine what, if any, barriers exist that prevent rheumatologists from providing adequate rheumatology care...
  48. ncbi request reprint Physical therapy services for older adults with at least moderately severe hip or knee arthritis in 2 Ontario counties
    J Denise Power
    Arthritis Community Research and Evaluation Unit ACREU, Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Rheumatol 32:123-9. 2005
    ..Physical therapy (PT) is a recommended treatment for the management of arthritis. We investigated factors related to referral to PT services in people with hip or knee arthritis and describe characteristics of treatment received...
  49. ncbi request reprint Access to osteoporosis treatment is critically linked to access to dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry testing
    Suzanne M Cadarette
    Osteoporosis Research Program, Women s College Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Care 45:896-901. 2007
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint The patient's perspective on the recall of Vioxx
    Gillian A Hawker
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Rheumatol 33:1082-8. 2006
    ..Rofecoxib was recalled in September 2004 when studies identified increased cardiovascular risk compared with placebo among patients taking rofecoxib. We examined the reactions of people with arthritis to this recall...
  51. doi request reprint The nerve of osteoarthritis pain
    Jacqueline R Hochman
    Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 62:1019-23. 2010
    ..We evaluated the responses from focus group participants on the knee OA pain experience for pain descriptions that suggest NP...
  52. ncbi request reprint A prospective investigation of the relations among cognitive dietary restraint, subclinical ovulatory disturbances, physical activity, and bone mass in healthy young women
    Esther J Waugh
    Osteoporosis Research Program, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:1791-801. 2007
    ..CDR is associated with greater physical activity, which may modify the effect of CDR and ovulatory disturbances on bone mass...
  53. ncbi request reprint Minimal error in self-report of having had DXA, but self-report of its results was poor
    Suzanne M Cadarette
    Osteoporosis Research Program, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1306-11. 2007
    ..To examine the validity of both self-report of having had dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and self-reported DXA test results...
  54. ncbi request reprint Alendronate in the treatment of low bone mass in steroid-treated boys with Duchennes muscular dystrophy
    Gillian A Hawker
    Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:284-8. 2005
    ..To examine alendronates side-effect profile and effect on bone mineral density (BMD) in deflazacort-treated boys with Duchennes muscular dystrophy (DMD) and low BMD...
  55. ncbi request reprint Classification criteria for systemic sclerosis subsets
    Sindhu R Johnson
    Division of Rheumatology, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Rheumatol 34:1855-63. 2007
    ..To evaluate the measurement properties of criteria for systemic sclerosis (SSc) subsets for classification of patients in SSc trials, and to determine if any one criteria set confers measurement advantage over others...
  56. ncbi request reprint "You're perfect for the procedure! Why don't you want it?" Elderly arthritis patients' unwillingness to consider total joint arthroplasty surgery: a qualitative study
    Pamela L Hudak
    Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 22:272-8. 2002
    ..To explore the process by which elderly persons make decisions about a surgical treatment, total joint arthroplasty (TJA)...
  57. ncbi request reprint Bone density and heel ultrasound testing do not identify patients with dialysis-dependent renal failure who have had fractures
    Sophie A Jamal
    Division of Endocrinology, Multidisciplinary Osteoporosis Program, Women s College Ambulatory Care Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 39:843-9. 2002
    ..Prospective studies to determine the optimal method of identifying patients with dialysis-dependent renal failure at high risk for fracture are needed...
  58. ncbi request reprint The health assessment questionnaire disability index and scleroderma health assessment questionnaire in scleroderma trials: an evaluation of their measurement properties
    Sindhu R Johnson
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 53:256-62. 2005
    ....
  59. doi request reprint Patient preferences before and after total knee arthroplasty
    James G Wright
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Population Health Sciences, Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:774-82. 2010
    ..The objectives of this study were to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Knee Patient-Specific Index (KPSI) and to determine the type and importance of patients' concerns before and after knee arthroplasty...
  60. doi request reprint Methods to elicit beliefs for Bayesian priors: a systematic review
    Sindhu R Johnson
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:355-69. 2010
    ..We review belief-elicitation methods for Bayesian analysis and determine if any of them had an incremental value over the others based on its validity, reliability, and responsiveness...
  61. doi request reprint The presence of both an energy deficiency and estrogen deficiency exacerbate alterations of bone metabolism in exercising women
    Mary Jane De Souza
    Women s Exercise and Bone Health Laboratory, Department of Exercise Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Bone 43:140-8. 2008
    ..Bone loss in amenorrheic athletes has been attributed to energy deficiency-related suppression of bone formation, but not increased resorption despite hypoestrogenism...
  62. ncbi request reprint The influence of socio-demographic factors, treatment perceptions and attitudes to living donation on willingness to consider living kidney donor among kidney transplant candidates
    Deborah Zimmerman
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Ottawa and the Kidney Research Centre of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute at the Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:2569-76. 2006
    ..However, access to living donor transplantation remains variable. Our objective was to further our understanding of the factors associated with the willingness to consider living donor kidney transplant (LDKTx)...
  63. ncbi request reprint Isosorbide mononitrate increases bone formation and decreases bone resorption in postmenopausal women: a randomized trial
    Sophie A Jamal
    Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2T2, Canada
    J Bone Miner Res 19:1512-7. 2004
    ..After 3 months, women randomized to ISMO had a greater decrease in bone resorption and a greater increase in bone formation compared with placebo. NO donors may prevent postmenopausal bone loss...
  64. ncbi request reprint Osteoporosis health belief scale: minor changes were required after telephone administration among women
    Suzanne M Cadarette
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, McMurrich Building, 2nd Floor, 12 Queen s Park Crescent West, Toronto, ON M5S 1A8, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:154-66. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the OHBS by telephone administration among older women...
  65. ncbi request reprint The validity of decision rules for selecting women with primary osteoporosis for bone mineral density testing
    Suzanne M Cadarette
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 15:361-6. 2004
    ..These data confirm the validity of the ORAI, the OST chart and the OST equation as screening tools for BMD testing. Further evidence is required to confirm the validity of the body weight criterion...
  66. doi request reprint Experiencing painful osteoarthritis: what have we learned from listening?
    Gillian A Hawker
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Women s College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 21:507-12. 2009
    ..The focus of this review is on recent advances in our understanding of the experience of osteoarthritis pain from the patient's perspective...
  67. doi request reprint Low molecular weight heparin and aspirin for recurrent pregnancy loss: results from the randomized, controlled HepASA Trial
    Carl A Laskin
    University of Toronto and LifeQuest Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Toronto, Canada
    J Rheumatol 36:279-87. 2009
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint The moving target: a qualitative study of elderly patients' decision-making regarding total joint replacement surgery
    Jocalyn P Clark
    BMJ Publishing Group, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, United Kingdom
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 86:1366-74. 2004
    ..Yet, research has suggested that many patients with arthritis are unwilling to consider total joint replacement surgery. We sought to understand these patients' unwillingness by exploring the nature of their decision-making processes...
  69. ncbi request reprint How meaningful is our evaluation of meaningful change in osteoarthritis?
    Gillian A Hawker
    J Rheumatol 33:639-41. 2006
  70. ncbi request reprint Critical appraisal of qualitative research in clinical journals challenged
    Joanna E M Sale
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