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


Reliability and Validity of the Past Year Total Physical Activity Questionnaire

Authors: Christine M. Friedenreich, Kerry S. Courneya, Heather K. Neilson, Charles E. Matthews, Gordon Willis, Melinda Irwin, Richard Troiano, Rachel Ballard-Barbash

The study team assessed how reliable/valid the Past Year Total Physical Activity Questionnaire (PYTPAQ) is. They looked at 154 healthy Canadians to assess it’s reliability. Participants wore an accelerometer for 7 days and completed activity logs. They determined that there was a good validity and reliability to this test and it can be compared to similiar questions.

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Predictors of colorectal cancer screening: a comparison of men and women.

Authors: Elizabeth McGregor, H Bryant

The study found screening for colorectal cancer in average-risk adults was infrequent in this sample and lagged behind screening for other cancers. They suggested that educational programs might afford more success for people to get screened.

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Strategies for consulting with the community: The cases of four large-scale genetic databases

Authors: B. Godard, J. Marshall, C. Laberge, B.M. Knoppers

This journal outlined how CARTaGENE is taking a partnership approach so that they could get more participation in their studies and better develop their databases.

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