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  • SPHERU
    the human cost in terms of lost quality of life Long term and chronic care account for the majority of these costs which are estimated to be at least 1 3 billion each year in Canada and expected to rise Goals Outcomes This project studies the effectiveness of current screening tools for osteoporosis and evaluates the use of relatively inexpensive quantitative ultrasound QUS testing as a supplement to current bone

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/osteoporosis-care-gap.php (2015-04-04)
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    Shanthi Johnson PhD Principal Investigator At least one in three seniors over 65 years of age falls each year making it one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity among older adults It also adds burden to the health care in Canada by an estimated 6 2 billion each year This pilot project will test the study protocol used in long term care facilities in two Saskatchewan communities one

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/preventing-falls.php (2015-04-04)
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    Co Investigator SPHERU is working with Brandon University on a study led by Principal Investigator William Care examining the health of postsecondary students in rural communities Students community partners and researchers are creating partnerships to identify and take action on the factors tied to the health well being and quality of life for university and college students at postsecondary institutions in Brandon Manitoba and Prince Albert Saskatchewan Research strategies include

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/rural-postsecondary-students.php (2015-04-04)
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    the impact of dental manpower distribution on oral health status in Saskatchewan Last Updated December 20 2012 Nazeem Muhajarine PhD Co Investigator This project maps the inequity in distribution of dental services across Saskatchewan Location of dental services and prevalence of oral disease among school age children is compared within the Saskatoon Health Region considering both rural and inner city populations The project is led by Principal Investigator Gerry Uswak

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/gis-analysis.php (2015-04-04)
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    20 2012 Shanthi Johnson PhD Principal Investigator The concept of life expectancy was introduced in the 1960s and developed by Sullivan in 1970s Recently there has been great interest in the estimation of health expectancy between both policy makers and members of the research community These measures of health expectancies potentially offer easily comprehensible indicators of both the level of and change in physical and or mental wellbeing among a

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/healthy-life-expectancy.php (2015-04-04)
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    by Year Conferences Events Contact Us A survey of falls prevention strategies in Saskatchewan long term care facilities Last Updated December 20 2012 Shanthi Johnson PhD Principal Investigator This study will examine the falls incident reporting protocol and falls prevention strategies currently in place in long term care LTC institutions in Saskatchewan and will form the benchmark for future falls prevention research in Saskatchewan Goals Outcomes This work will support

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/a-survey-of-falls-prevention-strategies-.php (2015-04-04)
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    and the health of seniors living in rural communities Researchers looked at two different size health regions in Saskatchewan comparing a largely urban health region with a more rural region in order to develop implement and test a conceptual framework and methodology Goals Outcomes The aim of the project was to determine if there were differing views concerning both the capacity for rural communities to address health care needs for

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/role-of-social-systems.php (2015-04-04)
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    Management Program in northern Saskatchewan communities Taking into account individual community and cultural factors it will engage northern community representatives in developing the framework and will pilot the evaluation approach in one northern community This community university collaboration included community partners Carol Gillis and Nap Gardiner from the Northern Health Strategy Working Group and Dr Peter from Northern Medical Services University of Saskatchewan as university co investigator Goal Outcomes SPHERU

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/evaluation-of-chronic-disease.php (2015-04-04)
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