These publications are examples of research made possible with data from CanPath and its regional cohorts.


Physical Activity is Associated With Reduced Prevalence of Self-Reported Obstructive Sleep Apnea in a Large, General Population Cohort Study

Authors: Kelly Hall, Mandeep Singh, Sutapa Mukherjee, Lyle Palmer

The researchers used CanPath OHS data to determine if physical activity would reduce the prevalence of OSA. Upon determining the prevalence of OSA, the reseachers were able to do a cross sectional analysis to determine that increased physical activity had a statistical significance of (P ≤ 0.045). Moderate activity did not have much of an impact on the prevalence of OSA. These results showed that increased physical activity would be a preventative measure for OSA.

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Harmonization of the Health and Risk Factor Questionnaire data of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: a descriptive analysis

Authors: Isabel Fortier, Nataliya Dragieva, Matilda Saliba, Camille Craig, Paula J. Robson

This paper describes how data is harmonized the health and risk factor questionnare and provides an overview of information required to use the core data that has been created. The reason for the harmonization is to have a unique data set including data on health and risk factors from over 307000 Canadians.

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The author who wasn’t there? Fairness and attribution in publications following access to population biobanks

Authors: Erika Kleiderman, Amy Pack, Pascal Borry, Ma'n Zawati

This study conducted a document analysis that looked at publication ethics and authorship with population biobanks. In their findings, they reported a 3-step approach: 1) the biobank should be given proper acknowledgement 2) co-authorship should be encouraged to foster colloboration amongst researchers 3) referencing/citiations should be readily available

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Atopic dermatitis and risk of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, myocardial infarction and stroke in a cross‐sectional analysis from the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project

Authors: A.M. Drucker, A. Qureshi, T. Dummer, L. Parker, W. Li

This study wanted to determine if there was an association with atopic dermatitis and hypertension/heart attack/stroke/type II diabetes. It was found in a cross-sectional study that AD is not really a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

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The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: a pan-Canadian platform for research on chronic disease prevention

Authors: Trevor J.B. Dummer, Philip Awadalla, Catherine Boileau, Camille Craig, Isabel Fortier, Vivek Goel, Jason M.T. Hicks, Sébastien Jacquemont, Bartha Maria Knoppers, Nhu Le, Treena McDonald, John McLaughlin, Anne-Marie Mes-Masson, Anne-Monique Nuyt, Lyle J. Palmer, Louise Parker, Mark Purdue, Paula J. Robson, John J. Spinelli, David Thompson, Jennifer Vena, Ma’n Zawati

In order to understand the risk factors for disease, participants across the study were recruited across 5 provinces. Body samples and physical information was collected from these people. They then harmonized this data. The hope out of this paper was that the samples afford strides in research both nationally nad internationally.

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Rationale, design, and methods for Canadian alliance for healthy hearts and minds cohort study (CAHHM) – a Pan Canadian cohort study

Authors: Sonia S. Anand, Jack V. Tu, Philip Awadalla, Sandra Black, Catherine Boileau, David Busseuil, Dipika Desai, Jean-Pierre Després, Russell J. de Souza, Trevor Dummer, Sébastien Jacquemont, Bartha Knoppers, Eric Larose, Scott A. Lear, Francois Marcotte, Alan R. Moody, Louise Parker, Paul Poirier, Paula J. Robson, Eric E. Smith, John J. Spinelli, Jean-Claude Tardif, Koon K. Teo, Natasa Tusevljak, Matthias G. Friedrich

Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds (CAHHM) is a pan-Canadian, prospective, multi-ethnic cohort study being conducted in Canada. This project has sed CPTP data to help and assist it. CAHHM is a prospective cohort study which aims to examine the health of adults living in Canada.

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Dietary assessment is a critical element of health research – Perspective from the Partnership for Advancing Nutritional and Dietary Assessment in Canada

Authors: Marie-Ève Labonté, Sharon I. Kirkpatrick, Rhonda C. Bell, Beatrice A. Boucher, Ilona Csizmadi, Anita Koushik, Mary R. L’Abbé, Isabelle Massarelli, Paula J. Robson, Isabelle Rondeau, Bryna Shatenstein, Amy F. Subar, and Benoît Lamarche

This was an opinion based paper which argued that while assessing dietary intakes is difficult, it`s not impossible. They believe that building capacity and funding opportunities should be readily available in order to build research. If they were to have these, there would be better understanding in Canada and elsewhere.

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The mental health status of ethnocultural minorities in Ontario and their mental health care

Authors: Sherry Grace, Yongyao Tan, Robert Cribbie, Han Nguyen, Paul Rivito, Jane Irvine

The reason for this study was to compare the pyschosocial indicators and mental health service use among diverse populations in Ontario. There was a high level of pyschosocial distress in ethnic minorities in Ontario who are not accessing mental health services.

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Neighborhood greenspace and health in a large urban center

Authors: Omid Kardan, Peter Gozdyra, Bratislav Misic, Faisal Moola, Lyle J. Palmer, Tomáš Paus & Marc G. Berman

This study focused on self-reported mental health study looked at the density of trees/green spaces in various neighbourhoods in Toronto. Those that had more trees reported that they were happier and felt better about their mental health.

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The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: building a pan-Canadian research platform for disease prevention

Authors: Marilyn J. Borugian, Paula Robson, Isabel Fortier, Louise Parker, John McLaughlin, Bartha Maria Knoppers, Karine Bédard, Richard P. Gallagher, Sandra Sinclair, Vincent Ferretti, Heather Whelan, David Hoskin and John D. Potter

This article outlines the challenges a pan-Canadian cohort to look at cancer and chronic disease. The hope of this cohort will be that it could be a major research platform for the study of disease causation nationally, and internationally. They outlined how they got their participants, which provinces are involved, and how this specific cohort is unique.

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