Abonyi, Sylvia

Institution
University of Saskatchewan
Department
Community Health & Epidemiology
USask Author
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"Finally when I started falling down": Indigenous Tuberculosis Patient Experiences of Health and Illness on the Canadian Prairies

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Sylvia Abonyi
Maria Mayan
Jody Boffa
Carmen Lopez
Kathleen McMullin ... [et al.]
International Journal of Indigenous Health, vol. 12, no. 1, 2017, pp. 3-23
Description
Paper attempts to understand the disproportionate occurrence of tuberculosis in Indigenous populations of Canada.
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“Years ago”: Reconciliation and First Nations Narratives of Tuberculosis in the Canadian Prairie Provinces

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Sara Komarnisky
Paul Hackett
Sylvia Abonyi
Courtney Heffernan
Richard Long.
Critical Public Health, vol. 26, no. 4, 2016, pp. 381-393
Description
Using personal interviews to examine the historical treatment of tuberculosis and how it impacts contemporary treatment and experiences for Indigenous populations.
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A Community-based Participatory Research Methodology to Address, Redress, and Reassess Disparities in Respiratory Health among First Nations

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Punam Pahwa
Sylvia Abonyi
Chandima Karunanayake
Donna C. Rennie
Bonnie Janzen
Shelley Kirychuk
Joshua A. Lawson
Tarun Katapally
Kathleen McMullin
Louise Hagel
Roland F. Dyck
Mark Fenton
Vivian Ramsden
Niels Koehncke ... James A. Dosman
BMC Research Notes, vol. 8, 2015, p. article no. 199
Description
Results based on interview-based surveys and data from 874 individuals from two reserve communities in Saskatchewan.
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Aboriginal Peoples, Health and Healing Approaches: The Effects of Age and Place on Health

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kathi Wilson
Mark W. Rosenberg
Sylvia Abonyi
Social Science & Medicine, vol. 72, no. 3, February 2011, pp. 355-364
Description
Studies the difference in health status between older and younger Aboriginal people, convention versus traditional approaches as well as whether age is a determinant of health and health care use.
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Aging and Health: An Examination of Differences Between Older Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal People

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kathi Wilson
Mark W. Rosenberg
Sylvia Abonyi
Robert Lovelace
Canadian Journal on Aging, vol. 29, no. 3, September 2010, pp. 369-382
Description
Looks at the differences in health status and the determinants of health and/or health care use between the 55-and-older Aboriginal population and non-Aboriginal population.
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Anthropometric Indices of First Nations Children and Youth on First Entry to Manitoba/Saskatchewan Residential Schools - 1919 to 1953

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
F. J. Paul Hackett
Sylvia Abonyi
Roland F. Dyck
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, vol. 75, 2016, p. article no. 30734
Description
Study shows First Nations children entering residential school had normal body mass index and height and weight for age, providing evidence that the nutritional state in First Nation communities was reasonable at that time.
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Bronchitis and Its Associated Risk Factors in First Nations Children

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Chandima P. Karunanayake
Donna C. Rennie
Vivian R. Ramsden
Mark Fenton
Shelley Kirychuk
Children, vol. 4, no. 12, 2017, pp. [1]-10
Description
Discusses the relationship between bronchitis and environmental factors that increase the likelihood of contracting the illness amongst Indigenous populations.
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Catalyzing Action on First Nations Respiratory Health Using Community-based Participatory Research: Integrated Knowledge Translation through Strategic Symposia

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Tarun Reddy Katapally
Sylvia Abonyi
Jo-Ann Episkenew
Vivian Ramsden
Chandima Karunanayake ... [et al.]
Engaged Scholar Journal, vol. 2, no. 1, 2016, pp. 57-70
Description
Looks at the development of a research model that encourages participatory Indigenous health research and collaborations.
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Community Health Indicators Toolkit: First Nation's Health Development Project

Alternate Title
First Nation's Health Development Toolkit
First Nations Health Development: Tools for Program Planning and Evaluation
First Nations Health Development: Tools for Program Planning and Evaluation: Methods
E-Books
Author/Creator
Bonnie Jeffrey
Sylvia Abonyi
Colleen Hamilton
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Developing a Community Health Tool Kit with Indigenous Health Organizations

Alternate Title
Moving Population and Public Health Knowledge into Action: A Casebook of Knowledge Translation Stories
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Sylvia Abonyi
Bonnie Jeffrey
Description
Discusses project which originated with senior health managers at the Prince Alberta Grand Council and the Athabasca Health Authority in northern Saskatchewan with a focus on the knowledge translation component.
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Do Discrimination, Residential School Attendance and Cultural Disruption Add to Individual-Level Diabetes Risk among Aboriginal People in Canada

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Roland F. Dyck
Chandima Karunanayake
Bonnie Janzen
Josh Lawson
Vivian R. Ramsden
Donna C. Rennie
Jenny Gardipy
Laura McCallum
Sylvia Abonyi
James A. Dosman
Jo-Ann Episkenew
Punam Pahwa
BMC Public Health, vol. 15, 2015, p. article no. 1222
Description
Cross sectional survey (2012/13) conducted with Beardy's and Okemasis' Cree Nation and Montreal Lake Cree Nation involved 580 households and 1570 adult participants. Found that residential school attendance and cultural disruption were not predictive of diabetes, while those experiencing the highest level of racism had low prevalence. Authors suggest that the latter finding may be the result of increased interaction with off-reserve society.
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Exploring Policy Driven Systemic Inequities Leading to Differential Access to Care Among Indigenous Populations with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Canada

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Tarun R. Katapally
Caroline A. Beck
Sylvia Abonyi
Punam Pahwa
James A. Dosman ... [et al.]
International Journal of Equity in Health, vol. 14, no. 148, 2015, pp. [2]-9
Description
Examines the impact of historical policies had on Indigenous populations access to diagnostic and treatment for Sleep Apnea.
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Healthy Aging in Place: Environmental Scan Île-à-la-Crosse

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Bonnie Jeffery
Shanthi Johnson
Nuelle Novik
Sylvia Abonyi
Diane Martz
Juanita Bacsu
Sarah Oosman
Description
Looks at a study that examines the supports and barriers of healthy aging for seniors in rural and northern communities.
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Incidence of Daytime Sleepiness and Associated Factors in Two First Nations Communities in Saskatchewan, Canada

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Chandima P. Karunanayake
James A. Dosman
Donna C. Rennie
Joshua A. Lawson
Shelley Kirychuk
Mark Fenton
Vivian R. Ramsden
Jeremy Seeseequasis
Sylvia Abonyi
Punam Pahwa
The First Nations Lung Health Project Research Team
Clocks & Sleep, vol. 1, no. 1, March [2019], pp. 13-25
Description
Study involved 317 individuals aged 18 years and older participated in baseline and follow-up evaluations (after 4 years) conducted in 2012-2013 and 2016. Showed association between incidence of subjective excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and less money left over at end of month, house in need of repairs, having water or dampness in the last 12 months, and damage caused by dampness.
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Innovations in Knowledge Translation: The SPHERU KT Casebook

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Angela Bowen
Fleur Macqueen Smith
Nazeem Muhajarine
Colleen Anne Dell
Brendan Barrett ... Jeffrey A. Smith ... Darren Nickel ... Sandra Bassendowski
Pammla Petrucka ... Carol Henry ... Paul Hackett
Sylvia Abonyi ... [et al.]
Description
Presents a collection of cases to help academics, researchers, community practitioners and policymakers in the use of knowledge translation.
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Marked Disparity in the Epidemiology of Tuberculosis Among Aboriginal Peoples on the Canadian Prairies: The Challenges and Opportunities

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Richard Long
Vernon Hoeppner
Pamela Orr
Martha Ainslie
Malcolm King
Sylvia
Abonyi
Canadian Respiratory Journal, vol. 20, no. 4, July-August 2013, pp. 223-230
Description
Compares the occurrence of tuberculosis and the incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis from 2007 to 2008 in non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal people in relation to where they live.
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Moving Population and Public Health Knowledge into Action: A Casebook of Knowledge Translation Stories

Alternate Title
Developing a Community Health Toolkit with Indigenous Health Organizations
The Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research: Knowledge Translation with Indigenous Communities
Understanding Knowledge Translation in an Urban Inuit Community
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Sylvia Abonyi
Bonnie Jeffrey
Brenda Elias
John O'Neil
Janet Smylie
Kelly McShane
Description
Scroll to p. 9 for Aboriginal content.
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Multiple Exposures: An Environmental Scan of Miwayawin Health Services Regarding Healthy Body Weight and Body Image: Executive Summary

Alternate Title
Iskwĕwak Mīwayawak: Women Feeling Healthy
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
[Carolyn Brooks
Janice Kennedy
Jan Baxter-Jones
Roanne Thomas-Maclean
Laurie Schimpf
Sylvia Abonyi
Jennifer Poudrier
Jenn Shea
Karen Chad]
Description
Identifies importance of goals related to infrastructure, recreation, information and education, and social supports. Part of a larger project "The Cultural and Visual Context of Healthy Body Weight and Body Image Among Aboriginal Women in the Battlefords Tribal Council Region".
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