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Rates of Reporting Suicidal Ideation and Symptoms of Depression on Children’s Depression Inventory in a Paediatric Neurology Sample

Rates of Reporting Suicidal Ideation and Symptoms of Depression on Children’s Depression Inventory in a Paediatric Neurology Sample

This study is by Anya Mazur-Mosiewicz , Helen L. Carlson, Cailey Hartwick, Christianne Laliberte, Emily Tam, Elisabeth M. S. Sherman, Brian L. Brooks and was published in the Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology in December 2015. Context Symptoms of depression or suicidal thinking can be screened using the Children’s Depression Inventory during the assessment for children […]

An evidence-based checklist to assess neuropsychological outcomes of epilepsy surgery: How good is the evidence?

An evidence-based checklist to assess neuropsychological outcomes of epilepsy surgery: How good is the evidence?

This study, by M. Hrabok, J. Dykeman, Elisabeth M.S. Sherman and S. Wiebe, was published in the Journal of Epilepsy & Behavior in December 2013. Objective The purpose of this study was to determine psychological function in patients who underwent epilepsy surgery. To efficiently assess these patients, researchers created an evidence-based checklist. Method The checklist […]

Comparing Canadian and American Normative Scores on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale

Comparing Canadian and American Normative Scores on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale

This study, by Allyson Harrison, Irene Armstrong, Laura Harrison, Rael Lange and Grant Iverson, was published in the Oxford Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology. Context Psychologists practicing in Canada must decide to use either Canadian or American normative data to use for the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV), which is an assessment that helps measure […]

Concurrent Validity of CNS Vital Signs in Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Concurrent Validity of CNS Vital Signs in Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Objective This study examined if computerized cognitive testing is as effective in assessing people with mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs) as traditional assessments. Computerized testing is more time and cost efficient, but the validity of this type of assessment needs further study. Participants There were fifty patients who were recruited from the Emergency Department of […]

Comparing Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury to Trauma Controls on CNS Vital Signs

Comparing Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury to Trauma Controls on CNS Vital Signs

This research was presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference in Vancouver, BC in October 2012. Objective To study the effectiveness of the CNS Vital Signs (CNS-VS) in measuring cognitive function in patients with mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) compared to more traditional forms of measurement. Participants & Setting There were 50 participants […]

Improving the methodology for identifying mild cognitive impairment in older adults

Improving the methodology for identifying mild cognitive impairment in older adults

This study by Dr. Grant Iverson, Dr. James Holdnack and Dr. Brian Brooks, published in 2012 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia, The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, set out to determine if changes in psychological measurements can improve the ability to diagnose mild cognitive impairment in older adults. Context There are no accepted standard definitions or […]

Evaluation of Children and Adolescents with Epilepsy

Evaluation of Children and Adolescents with Epilepsy

This research set out to determine if appropriate assessments in psychological and cognitive brain function weaknesses in children and adolescents with epilepsy may help to plan and track medical treatment and educational planning. Context Children with epilepsy have a range of cognitive ability, but tend to have more difficulty than healthy children.  A diffusion tensor […]

A new algorithm for the diagnosis of hypertension in Canada

A new algorithm for the diagnosis of hypertension in Canada

Context Hypertension, or elevated blood pressure, affects an estimated 7.3 million Canadians.  One-third of the hypertensive population remains uncontrolled today, while 17% remain unaware that they have it. While it is the most common modifiable risk factor for death or disability in the world, when left untreated, it can lead to complications affecting numerous organ […]

Copeman supports UBC's Start an Evolution Campaign

Copeman supports UBC’s Start an Evolution Campaign

Copeman Healthcare is proud to support the University of British Columbia’s “start an evolution campaign” which is raising funds for students, research and community engagement. In addition to primary care, Copeman Healthcare is engaged in, and supports, broader medical research. In recognition of the contribution Copeman Healthcare’s name will be included on “The Legacy Feature” […]

Breakthrough in cognitive testing at Copeman Healthcare

Breakthrough in cognitive testing at Copeman Healthcare

Last year, Dr. Shawnda Lanting completed her two year fellowship with Copeman Healthcare Centre. As part of her fellowship, she researched streamlined testing for mental illness and cognitive impairment. She determined that testing could be reduced from 2 days to 30 minutes or less with the results being equal to the longer tests; a significant […]