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  • Williams, Robert J.; Zolner, Theresa; Bertrand, Lorne D.; Davis, R. Meghan (Haworth Press, Inc.School of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2004)
    Frequent substance use has a strong association with poor mental health. The relationship between infrequent substance use and mental health is less clear. The present study investigated this relationship in a large ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Goodale, Leslie A.; Shay-Fiddler, Michele A.; Gloster, Susan P.; Chang, Samuel Y. (Taylor & FrancisSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2004)
    The prevalence of methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine misuse and abuse was examined in 450 adolescents referred for substance abuse treatment. Twenty three percent reported nonmedical use of these substances and six ...
  • Harrowing, Jean N.; Mill, Judy (ElsevierHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009-11-08)
    Background: The phenomenon of moral distress among nurses has been described in a variety of high-income countries and practice settings. Defined as the biopsychosocial, cognitive, and behavioural effects experienced by ...
  • Macleod, M; Stewart, N; Pitblado, Roger; Knock, M; Kulig, Judith Celene (The Canadian NurseHealth SciencesDepartment of NursingUniversity of Lethbridge, 2004-06)
    These approaches complement one another while adding to our overall understanding of rural nursing practice. For example, the RNDB had not previously been analysed with rural nurses in mind. The demographic profile of rural ...
  • Hagen, Brad F.; Armstrong-Esther, Chris; Quail, Paddy; Williams, Robert J.; Norton, Peter; Le Navenec, Carole-Lynn; Ikuta, Roland; Osis, Maureen; Congdon, Val; Zieb, Roxane (Cambridge University PressSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2005)
    Objectives: To examine the use of psychotropic drugs in 24 rural and urban longterm care (LTC) facilities, and compare the effect of an education intervention for LTC staff and family members on the use of psychotropic ...
  • Hagen, Brad F.; Armstrong-Esther, Christopher (Pavilion PublishingSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2001-06)
    Despite the increasing evidence about the inappropriate use of medications by older people, there is very little published evidence about the control and monitoring of neuroleptic drugs used in nursing homes. As others ...
  • Lee, Bonnie (Lethbridge HeraldFaculty of Health SciencesFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011-03-05)
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  • Nixon, Gary; Theriault, Brian (SpringerHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012)
    This article describes the process of working through the “dry drunk” second stage of sexual addiction recovery through transforming the narcissistic “Master of the Universe” personality into the experience of nondual ...
  • Nixon, Gary; Sharpe, Nancy (Paradoxica: Journal of Nondual PsychologyHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009)
    This article summarizes the pivotal task of moving into nondual awareness by seeing through the veil of the separate self. Formerly this nondual state was understood as the final stage in an arduous journey of ego-transcendence; ...
  • Lee, Bonnie K.; Gregory, David (International Institute for Qualitative Methodology at the University of Alberta, CanadaSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2008)
    Ethnography as method remains orthodox in its application. It is largely replicated through the lone field ethnographer model. In challenging this fieldwork model, the authors describe distance collaboration via the ...
  • Gallagher, Elaine M.; Hagen, Brad F. (Haworth Press, Inc.School of Health SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of Victoria, 1996)
    One in 16 adults in British Columbia is a caregiver for a close friend or family member with a long term illness or disability. As such, it is not surprising that the government has begun to recognize the valuable role ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; McDermitt, Dale R.; Bertrand, Lorne D.; Davis, R. Meghan (ElsevierSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2003)
    Parental awareness of adolescent substance use was investigated in a high school sample of 985 adolescents and their parents. Only 39% of parents were aware their adolescent used tobacco, only 34% were aware of alcohol ...
  • Gregory, David; Harrowing, Jean N; Lee, Bonnie; Doolittle, Lisa; O'Sullivan, Patrick S (International Journal of Nursing Education ScholarshipHealth SciencesFine ArtsUniversity of Lethbridge, 2010)
    In this qualitative study, we explored how students understood “culture.” Participants defined culture and wrote narratives regarding specific cultural encounters. The sample comprised both nursing (n=14) and non-nursing ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreHealth SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeGemini Research, 2012-04-30)
    The present paper has three purposes. First, to outline the value and utility of population prevalence studies of gambling. Second, to review the methodological issues specific to conducting these studies. Third, in light ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A.; Stevens, Rhys M. G. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreHealth SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeGemini Research, 2012-05-08)
    The primary purpose of the present research was to standardize problem gambling prevalence rates so as to facilitate comparisons between jurisdictions as well as within the same jurisdiction over time. The first step in ...
  • Lavorato, Leila; Grypma, Sonya; Spenceley, Shannon; Hagen, Brad F.; Nowatzki, Nadine (Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses (CCCN)School of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2003)
    Cardiac rehabilitation programs (CRPs) are receiving increasing attention because they restore, maintain, or improve both physiologic and psychosocial client outcomes (Evenson, Rosamond & Luepker, 1998). However, less ...
  • Williams, Robert J. (Faculty of Health SciencesFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2010-07-08)
    Pre-commitment is a relatively new harm minimization strategy for problem gambling. To date, its primary use has been in casino self-exclusion programs, a few Internet gambling sites, and to limit landbased EGM play in a ...
  • Currie, Cheryl L.; Schopflocher, Donald P.; Wild, T. Cameron (Canadian Journal of PsychiatryHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011-01)
    Objective: We examined the prevalence and correlates of prescription drug misuse (PDM) in a population-based sample of adults from Alberta. Methods: Data were collected from 3511 adults in Alberta aged 18 years and older ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; West, Beverly L.; Simpson, Robert I. (Prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2008-12-01)
    The purpose of this paper is to comprehensively review what is known about the nature and effectiveness of educational and policy initiatives to prevent problem gambling.
  • Williams, Robert J.; West, Beverly L.; Simpson, Robert I. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term CareHealth SciencesHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012-10)
    The past 15 years has seen a considerable amount of interest and effort being put into developing strategies to prevent problem gambling. Unfortunately, the development, implementation, and evaluation of most of these ...

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