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Highlighting strengths and resources that increase ownership of cervical cancer screening for Indigenous communities in Northern British Columbia: Community-driven approaches.

Alexanne Dick, Travis Holyk, Darlene Taylor, Charlotte Wenninger, Judith Sandford, Laurie Smith, Gina Ogilvie, Alexandra Thomlinson, Sheona Mitchell-Foster,

<h4>Objective</h4>To examine the unique and diverse strengths held by rural and remote Indigenous communities in northern British Columbia, including multi-generational support systems in health and wellness, profound connections to the land, and strong cultural foundations, and harness these strengths, allowing communities to engage in innovative and empowering health and wellness ... 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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Disconnected perspectives: Patient and care provider's experiences of substance-use in pregnancy.

Sheona M Mitchell-Foster, Carolyn E Emon, Maria Brouwer, Lucille Duncan Elder, Jessie King, Hadiksm Gaax,

<h4>Objective</h4>Generations of colonialism, abuse, racism and systemic trauma have contributed to Indigenous women in Canada bearing the greatest burden of substance-use in pregnancy. Stigma associated with substance-use in pregnancy translates into multiple barriers to women engaging in care. Care providers have key interactions that can act as a bridge or ... 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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Declining rates of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in British Columbia, Canada: An ecological analysis on the effects of the school-based human papillomavirus vaccination program.

Robine Donken, Dirk van Niekerk, Jeremy Hamm, John J Spinelli, Laurie Smith, Manish Sadarangani, Arianne Albert, Deborah Money, Simon Dobson, Dianne Miller, Marette Lee, Sheona Mitchell-Foster, Mel Krajden, Monika Naus, Gina Ogilvie,

Since 2008, girls in British Columbia (BC), Canada, have been offered HPV vaccination through a school-based, publicly funded immunization program. The oldest birth cohort eligible for the vaccination program was born in 1994 and uptake is on average 63%. To evaluate the impact of the HPV vaccine in BC, ecological ... Read more >>

Int J Cancer (International journal of cancer)
[2021, 149(1):191-199]

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Acceptability and preferences for self-collected screening for cervical cancer within health systems in rural Uganda: A mixed-methods approach.

Angeli Rawat, Catherine Sanders, Nadia Mithani, Catherine Amuge, Heather Pedersen, Ruth Namugosa, Beth Payne, Sheona Mitchell-Foster, Jackson Orem, Gina Ogilvie, Carolyn Nakisige,

<h4>Objective</h4>To understand the knowledge, preferences, and barriers for self-collected cervical cancer screening (SC-CCS) and follow-up care at the individual and health system level to inform the implementation of community-based SC-CCS.<h4>Methods</h4>Surveys and focus group discussions (FGDs) with women and FGDs with healthcare providers were conducted in Uganda. Survey data were analyzed ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2021, 152(1):103-111]

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Integrated cervical cancer screening in Mayuge District Uganda (ASPIRE Mayuge): a pragmatic sequential cluster randomized trial protocol.

Carolyn Nakisige, Jessica Trawin, Sheona Mitchell-Foster, Beth A Payne, Angeli Rawat, Nadia Mithani, Cathy Amuge, Heather Pedersen, Jackson Orem, Laurie Smith, Gina Ogilvie,

BACKGROUND:Cervical cancer is almost entirely preventable through vaccination and screening, yet remains one of the 'gravest threats to women's lives' according to the World Health Organization. Specific high-risk subtypes of human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) are well-established as the primary cause of cervical cancer. Uganda has one of the highest cervical cancer ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2020, 20(1):142]

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Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia Rates in British Columbia Women: A Population-Level Data Linkage Evaluation of the School-Based HPV Immunization Program.

C Sarai Racey, Arianne Albert, Robine Donken, Laurie Smith, John J Spinelli, Heather Pedersen, Pamela de Bruin, Cindy Masaro, Sheona Mitchell-Foster, Manish Sadarangani, Meena Dawar, Mel Krajden, Monika Naus, Dirk van Niekerk, Gina Ogilvie,

BACKGROUND:To understand real-world human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine impact, continuous evaluation using population-based data is critical. We evaluated the early impact of the school-based HPV immunization program on cervical dysplasia in women in British Columbia, Canada. METHODS:Data linkage was performed using records from provincial cervical screening and immunization registries. Precancerous outcomes ... Read more >>

J Infect Dis (The Journal of infectious diseases)
[2020, 221(1):81-90]

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Associated Neonatal and Maternal Mortality and Morbidity.

Sarka Lisonkova, Lindsay L Richter, Joseph Ting, Giulia M Muraca, Qi Wen, Azar Mehrabadi, Sheona Mitchell-Foster, Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Janet Lyons,

<h4>Objectives</h4>We examined demographic characteristics and birth outcomes of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and their mothers in Canada.<h4>Methods</h4>This retrospective, population-based, descriptive cross-sectional study of mother-infant dyads included all singleton live births in Canada (excluding Quebec), from 2005-2006 to 2015-2016 (<i>N</i> = 2ā€‰881ā€‰789). Demographic characteristics, NAS, and neonatal and maternal ... Read more >>

Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
[2019, 144(2):]

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Cervical Cancer Screening in Immunocompromised Women.

Elisabeth McClymont, Marette Lee, Chelsea Elwood, Sheona Mitchell-Foster, Julie van Schalkwyk, Gina Ogilvie, Deborah Money,

In the context of changing recommendations for cervical cancer screening, differing recommendations in each province, and a lack of guidance for cervical screening of immunocompromised women, this article provides specific recommendations for cervical cancer screening of immunocompromised women in Canada. ... Read more >>

J Obstet Gynaecol Can (Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC)
[2019, 41(8):1177-1180]

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Community-based HPV self-collection versus visual inspection with acetic acid in Uganda: a cost-effectiveness analysis of the ASPIRE trial.

Alex K Mezei, Heather N Pedersen, Stephen Sy, Catherine Regan, Sheona M Mitchell-Foster, Josaphat Byamugisha, Musa Sekikubo, Heather Armstrong, Angeli Rawat, Joel Singer, Gina S Ogilvie, Jane J Kim, Nicole G Campos,

BACKGROUND:Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for women in Uganda, despite the potential for prevention through organised screening. Community-based self-collected human papillomavirus (HPV) testing has been proposed to reduce barriers to screening. OBJECTIVE:Our objective was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the Advances in Screening and Prevention of ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2018, 8(6):e020484]

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Understanding Men's Perceptions of Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer Screening in Kampala, Uganda.

Erin Moses, Heather N Pedersen, Emily C Wagner, Musa Sekikubo, Deborah M Money, Gina S Ogilvie, Sheona M Mitchell-Foster,

<h4>Purpose</h4>This preliminary study explores Ugandan men's knowledge and attitudes about human papillomavirus (HPV), cervical cancer, and screening.<h4>Methods</h4>A local physician led an education session about cervical cancer for 62 men in Kisenyi, Kampala in Uganda. Trained nurse midwives administered surveys to assess knowledge and attitudes before and after the education session.<h4>Results</h4>From ... Read more >>

J Glob Oncol (Journal of global oncology)
[2018, 4:1-9]

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Identifying Barriers to Treatment for Women With Cervical Dysplasia in Rural Northern British Columbia.

Marie Jones, Marette Lee, Gina Ogilvie, Melanie C M Murray, Deborah Money, Rebecca Collins, Arianne Albert, Sheona Mitchell-Foster,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study seeks to identify barriers to colposcopy examination faced by patients living in Northern BC to improve outcomes for women at risk of developing cervical cancer.<h4>Methods</h4>A retrospective chart review (nā€‰=ā€‰309) was conducted in the four colposcopy clinics in Northern BC to collect information regarding patients who were referred for ... Read more >>

J Obstet Gynaecol Can (Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC)
[2018, 40(11):1401-1408]

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