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On the path to reclaiming Indigenous midwifery: Co-creating the Maternal Infant Support Worker pilot program.

Naana Afua Jumah, Leanne Tyler, Roxanne Turuba, Lisa Bishop, Mary Tait, Anne Renaud, Christopher Mushquash,

<h4>Objective</h4>The aim of the Maternal Infant Support Worker (MiSW) Pilot Program is to implement a virtual training program for lay maternal child health providers in remote First Nations' communities in Northwestern Ontario, Canada.<h4>Methods</h4>The MiSW pilot program was administered jointly by a community college and a university and consisted of a ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2021, :]

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Client and staff experiences assessing adverse childhood experiences in a clinical setting: Results from the First Nations ACE Study.

Elaine Toombs, Jessie Lund, Tina Bobinski, John Dixon, Meagan Drebit, Joe Byzewski, Abbey Radford, Lauren Kushner, Christopher J Mushquash,

<h4>Background</h4>Conducting culturally-relevant research with Indigenous populations requires a balance of approaches that benefit Indigenous communities, while perceiving and mitigating the potential risk of harm when engaging in research-related activities. Reducing the burden of research is especially useful for research with Indigenous populations as ongoing systemic marginalization and discrimination through historical ... Read more >>

Child Abuse Negl (Child abuse & neglect)
[2021, 121:105263]

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Evaluating the effectiveness of concurrent opioid agonist treatment and physician-based mental health services for patients with mental disorders in Ontario, Canada.

Kristen A Morin, Joseph K Eibl, Joseph M Caswell, Brian Rush, Christopher Mushquash, Nancy E Lightfoot, David C Marsh,

<h4>Objective</h4>The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between concurrent physician-based mental health services, all-cause mortality, and acute health service use for individuals enrolled in Opioid Agonist Treatment in Ontario, Canada.<h4>Methods</h4>A cohort study of patients enrolled in opioid agonist treatment in Ontario was conducted between January 1, 2011, ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2020, 15(12):e0243317]

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The BEACON study: protocol for a cohort study as part of an evaluation of the effectiveness of smartphone-assisted problem-solving therapy in men who present with intentional self-harm to emergency departments in Ontario.

Simon Hatcher, Marnin Heisel, Oyedeji Ayonrinde, Julie K Campbell, Ian Colman, Daniel J Corsi, Nicole E Edgar, Lindsay Gillett, Sidney H Kennedy, Sophia Lakatoo Hunt, Paul Links, Sarah MacLean, Viraj Mehta, Christopher Mushquash, Alicia Raimundo, Sakina J Rizvi, Refik Saskin, Ayal Schaffer, Alaaddin Sidahmed, Mark Sinyor, Claudio Soares, Monica Taljaard, Valerie Testa, Kednapa Thavorn, Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy, Christian Vaillancourt,

<h4>Background</h4>Patients who present to emergency departments after intentional self-harm are at an increased risk of dying by suicide. This applies particularly to men, who represent nearly two-thirds of those who die by suicide in Ontario. One way of potentially addressing this gap is to offer a course of blended problem-solving ... Read more >>

Trials (Trials)
[2020, 21(1):925]

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Commentary on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on opioid use disorder treatment among Indigenous communities in the United States and Canada.

Dennis C Wendt, St├ęphanie Marsan, Daniel Parker, Karen E Lizzy, Jessica Roper, Christopher Mushquash, Kamilla L Venner, Alice Lam, Jennifer Swansburg, Nancy Worth, Nicholas Sorlagas, Tania Quach, Kristapore Manoukian, Payton Bernett, Sandra M Radin,

This commentary focuses on how some Indigenous communities in the United States (U.S.) and Canada are addressing the opioid epidemic within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspective of the co-authors as researchers, clinicians, and pharmacists working within or among Indigenous communities in three eastern Canadian provinces and ... Read more >>

J Subst Abuse Treat (Journal of substance abuse treatment)
[2021, 121:108165]

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Adaption and implementation of the Housing Outreach Program Collaborative (HOP-C) North for Indigenous youth.

Elaine Toombs, Christopher J Mushquash, Jessie Lund, Victoria A Pitura, Kaitlyn Toneguzzi, Scott Leon, Tina Bobinski, Nina Vitopoulos, Tyler Frederick, Sean Kidd,

There is a high prevalence of Indigenous youth experiencing either precarious housing or homelessness in northwestern Ontario. Given that Indigenous pathways to homelessness can differ from non-Indigenous youth, interventions that address homelessness must also adapt to meet diverse needs. The Housing Outreach Program Collaborative (HOP-C) is a tertiary prevention intervention ... Read more >>

Am J Orthopsychiatry (The American journal of orthopsychiatry)
[2021, 91(1):96-108]

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A cohort study evaluating the association between concurrent mental disorders, mortality, morbidity, and continuous treatment retention for patients in opioid agonist treatment (OAT) across Ontario, Canada, using administrative health data.

Kristen A Morin, Joseph K Eibl, Graham Gauthier, Brian Rush, Christopher Mushquash, Nancy E Lightfoot, David C Marsh,

<h4>Background</h4>Due to the high prevalence of mental disorders among people with opioid use disorder, the objective of this study was to determine the association between concurrent mental disorders, mortality, morbidity, and continuous treatment retention for patients in opioid agonist treatment in Ontario, Canada.<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients ... Read more >>

Harm Reduct J (Harm reduction journal)
[2020, 17(1):51]

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A Cohort Study Evaluating the Association Between Concurrent Mental Disorders, Mortality, Morbidity, and Continuous Treatment Retention for Patients in Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) Across Ontario, Canada Using Administrative Health Data

Kristen Morin, Joseph Eibl, Graham Gauthier, Brian Rush, Christopher Mushquash, Nancy Lightfoot, David Marsh,

<h4>Background: </h4> Due to the high prevalence of mental disorders among people with opioid use disorder, the objective of this study was to determine the association between concurrent mental disorders, mortality, morbidity and continuous treatment retention for patients in opioid agonist treatment in Ontario, Canada. <h4>Methods:</h4> We conducted a retrospective ... Read more >>

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The BEACON Study: Protocol for a cohort study as part of an evaluation of the effectiveness of smartphone-assisted problem-solving therapy in men who present with intentional self-harm to Emergency Departments in Ontario

Simon Hatcher, Marnin Heisel, Oyedeji Ayonrinde, Julie Kathleen Campbell, Ian Colman, Daniel Corsi, Nicole Edgar, Lindsay Gillett, Sidney Kennedy, Sophia Lakatoo Hunt, Paul Links, Sarah MacLean, Viraj Mehta, Christopher Mushquash, Alicia Raimundo, Sakina Rizvi, Refik Saskin, Ayal Schaffer, Alaaddin Sidahmed, Mark Sinyor, Claudio Soares, Valerie Testa, Kednapa Thavorn, Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy,

<h4>Background: </h4> Patients who present to Emergency Departments (ED) after intentional self-harm are at an increased risk of dying by suicide. This applies particularly to men, who represent nearly two-thirds of those who die by suicide in Ontario. One way of potentially addressing this gap is to offer a course ... Read more >>

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Adverse Childhood Experiences and Executive Function Difficulties in Children: A Systematic Review.

Jessie I Lund, Elaine Toombs, Abbey Radford, Kara Boles, Christopher Mushquash,

<h4>Background</h4>The relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and detrimental mental health outcomes has been increasingly explored within scientific literature since the original ACE study was published by Felitti et al. (1998). Given that deficits in executive functions (EF) are prominent in most forms of psychopathology across the lifespan, there is ... Read more >>

Child Abuse Negl (Child abuse & neglect)
[2020, 106:104485]

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Trialing the feasibility of a critical time intervention for youth transitioning out of homelessness.

Sean A Kidd, Nina Vitopoulos, Tyler Frederick, Scott Leon, Wei Wang, Christopher Mushquash, Kwame McKenzie,

Little is known regarding the specific types of service models and collaborations that are necessary to support diverse populations of youth in transition out of homelessness. Transitional supports addressing the complex needs of this population are needed to stabilize the array of housing arrangements that youth access. This study was ... Read more >>

Am J Orthopsychiatry (The American journal of orthopsychiatry)
[2020, 90(5):535-545]

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A Cohort Study Evaluating the Association Between Concurrent Mental Disorders, Mortality, Morbidity, and Continuous Treatment Retention for Patients in Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) Across Ontario, Canada Using Administrative Health Data

Kristen Morin, Joseph Eibl, Graham Gauthier, Brian Rush, Christopher Mushquash, Nancy Lightfoot, David Marsh,

<h4>Background: </h4> Due to the high prevalence of mental disorders among people with opioid use disorder, the objective of this study was to determine the association between concurrent mental disorders, mortality, morbidity and continuous treatment retention in opioid agonist treatment in Ontario, Canada. <h4>Methods:</h4> We conducted a retrospective cohort study ... Read more >>

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The BEACON Study: Protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial of a service to deliver smartphone-assisted problem-solving therapy compared to usual care in men who present with intentional self-harm to Emergency Departments in Ontario

Simon Hatcher, Marnin Heisel, Oyedeji Ayonrinde, Julie Kathleen Campbell, Ian Colman, Daniel Corsi, Nicole Edgar, Lindsay Gillett, Sidney Kennedy, Sophia Lakatoo Hunt, Paul Links, Sarah MacLean, Viraj Mehta, Christopher Mushquash, Alicia Raimundo, Sakina Rizvi, Refik Saskin, Ayal Schaffer, Alaaddin Sidahmed, Mark Sinyor, Claudio Soares, Monica Taljaard, Valerie Testa, Kednapa Thavorn, Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy, Christian Vaillancourt,

<h4>Background: </h4> Patients who present to Emergency Departments (ED) after intentional self-harm receive variable levels care in Ontario. Many are not assessed by a mental health professional following discharge from ED and do not receive psychological services available in the community as many of these services are not covered by ... Read more >>

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A systematic review of electronic mental health interventions for Indigenous youth: Results and recommendations.

Elaine Toombs, Kristy R Kowatch, Lauren Dalicandro, Stephanie McConkey, Carol Hopkins, Christopher J Mushquash,

Electronic health interventions involve health services delivered using the Internet and related technologies. These services can be particularly relevant for Indigenous populations who often have differential access to health-care services compared to general populations, especially within rural and remote areas. As the popularity of electronic health interventions grows, there is ... Read more >>

J Telemed Telecare (Journal of telemedicine and telecare)
[2020, :1357633X19899231]

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Preventing Substance Use Among Indigenous Adolescents in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand: a Systematic Review of the Literature.

Mieke Snijder, Lexine Stapinski, Briana Lees, James Ward, Patricia Conrod, Christopher Mushquash, Lorenda Belone, Katrina Champion, Cath Chapman, Maree Teesson, Nicola Newton,

This systematic review assessed the current evidence base of substance use prevention programs for Indigenous adolescents in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The authors investigated (a) the outcomes, type, setting and context of prevention programs; (b) the common components of beneficial prevention programs; and (c) the methodological quality ... Read more >>

Prev Sci (Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research)
[2020, 21(1):65-85]

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Correction to: Concurrent psychiatry for patients enrolled in opioid agonist treatment: a propensity score matched cohort study in Ontario Canada.

Kristen A Morin, Joseph K Eibl, Joseph M Caswell, Graham Gauthier, Brian Rush, Christopher Mushquash, Nancy E Lightfoot, David C Marsh,

Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that the following changes should occur in the content of the article. The details are below. ... Read more >>

Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy (Substance abuse treatment, prevention, and policy)
[2019, 14(1):45]

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Concurrent psychiatry for patients enrolled in opioid agonist treatment: a propensity score matched cohort study in Ontario Canada.

Kristen A Morin, Joseph K Eibl, Joseph M Caswell, Graham Gauthier, Brian Rush, Christopher Mushquash, Nancy E Lightfoot, David C Marsh,

OBJECTIVE:The objective was to characterize the relationship between geography, concurrent psychiatric services, all-cause mortality, and acute health care use for individuals enrolled in Opioid Agonist Treatment, in Ontario, Canada. METHODS:We conducted a propensity score matching study of patients enrolled in Opioid Agonist Treatment in Ontario for the first time between ... Read more >>

Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy (Substance abuse treatment, prevention, and policy)
[2019, 14(1):29]

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Residential and nonresidential substance use treatment within Indigenous populations: a systematic review.

Elaine Toombs, Nicole Marshall, Christopher J Mushquash,

Examining treatment outcomes of nonresidential and residential treatment programs may suggest best practices for Indigenous communities delivering treatment services. A systematic review of peer-reviewed and gray literatures comparing treatment outcomes for Indigenous populations was completed. Three studies compared treatment outcomes and reported varying results. Reported outcomes were retention and relapse ... Read more >>

J Ethn Subst Abuse (Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse)
[2021, 20(2):316-341]

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Invited Commentary: Community adaptations to ACCESS Open Minds-Lessons from Eskasoni and Ulukhaktok.

Christopher Mushquash,

Early Interv Psychiatry (Early intervention in psychiatry)
[2019, 13 Suppl 1:78-80]

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Buffering effects of social support for Indigenous males and females living with historical trauma and loss in 2 First Nation communities.

Sharon Bernards, Samantha Wells, Melody Morton-Ninomiya, Sara Plain, Tracey George, Renee Linklater, Christopher Mushquash, Julie George,

Globally, Indigenous mental health research has increasingly focused on strengths-based theory to understand how positive factors influence wellness. However, few studies have examined how social support buffers the effects of trauma and stress on the mental health of Indigenous people. Using survey data from 207 males and 279 females in ... Read more >>

Int J Circumpolar Health (International journal of circumpolar health)
[2019, 78(2):1542931]

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When and How Do Brief Alcohol Interventions in Primary Care Reduce Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Consequences among Adolescents?

Amanda S Newton, Christopher Mushquash, Marvin Krank, T Cameron Wild, Michele P Dyson, Lisa Hartling, Sherry H Stewart,

<h4>Objective</h4>To systematically describe when and how brief alcohol interventions delivered to adolescents in primary care settings reduce alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences among adolescents, using realist review methodology.<h4>Study design</h4>Eleven electronic databases, gray literature, and reference screening were searched up to June 2016; 11 brief interventions published in 13 studies met ... Read more >>

J Pediatr (The Journal of pediatrics)
[2018, 197:221-232.e2]

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Developing palliative care programs in Indigenous communities using participatory action research: a Canadian application of the public health approach to palliative care.

Mary Lou Kelley, Holly Prince, Shevaun Nadin, Kevin Brazil, Maxine Crow, Gaye Hanson, Luanne Maki, Lori Monture, Christopher J Mushquash, Valerie O'Brien, Jeroline Smith,

The Indigenous people of Canada include First Nations, Inuit and Metis. This research focused on four diverse First Nations communities located in Ontario and Manitoba. First Nations communities have well-established culturally-based social processes for supporting their community members experiencing dying, loss, grief and bereavement. However, communities do not have formalized ... Read more >>

Ann Palliat Med (Annals of palliative medicine)
[2018, 7(Suppl 2):S52-S72]

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The perniciousness of perfectionism: A meta-analytic review of the perfectionism-suicide relationship.

Martin M Smith, Simon B Sherry, Samantha Chen, Donald H Saklofske, Christopher Mushquash, Gordon L Flett, Paul L Hewitt,

<h4>Objective</h4>Over 50 years of research implicates perfectionism in suicide. Yet the role of perfectionism in suicide needs clarification due to notable between-study inconsistencies in findings, underpowered studies, and uncertainty about whether perfectionism confers risk for suicide. We addressed this by meta-analyzing perfectionism's relationship with suicide ideation and attempts. We also ... Read more >>

J Pers (Journal of personality)
[2018, 86(3):522-542]

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An Analysis of Journey Mapping to Create a Palliative Care Pathway in a Canadian First Nations Community: Implications for Service Integration and Policy Development.

Jessica Koski, Mary Lou Kelley, Shevaun Nadin, Maxine Crow, Holly Prince, Elaine C Wiersma, Christopher J Mushquash,

Providing palliative care in Indigenous communities is of growing international interest. This study describes and analyzes a unique journey mapping process undertaken in a First Nations community in rural Canada. The goal of this participatory action research was to improve quality and access to palliative care at home by better ... Read more >>

Palliat Care (Palliative care)
[2017, 10:1178224217719441]

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Disability and Psychiatric Symptoms in Men Referred for Treatment with Work-Related Problems to Primary Mental Health Care.

S Kathleen Bailey, Christopher J Mushquash, John M Haggarty,

The relationship between male sex and employment as barriers to accessing mental health care is unclear. The aim of this research was to examine (1) whether the clinical features of men referred to a shared mental health care (SMHC) service through primary care differed when symptoms were affecting them in ... Read more >>

Healthcare (Basel) (Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland))
[2017, 5(2):]

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