Centre for Studies in Family Medicine




Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Department of Family Medicine

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications


Publications 2008-2013

  1. Sarma S, Hajizadeh M, Chan R, Thind A. The Association between Health Information Technology Adoption and Family Physicians’ Practice Patterns in Canada: Evidence from the 2007 National Physician Survey. Healthc Policy. 2013 Aug;9(1):89-90.

  2. Freeman T, Brown J, Reid G, Stewart M, Thind A, Vingilis E. Patients’ perceptions on losing access to FPs: Qualitative study. Can Fam Physician. 2013 Apr; 59 (4): e195-201.

  3. Liu Y, Malin JL, Diamant AL, Thind A, Maly RC. Adherence to Adjuvant Hormone Therapy in Low-income Women with Breast Cancer: The Role of Provider-Patient Communication. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Feb; 137 (3): 829-36.

  4. Koh G, Chen C, Cheong A, Choo T, Pui C, Phoon F, Ming C, Yeow T, Petrella R, Thind A, Koh D, & Seng C. Trade-Offs Between Effectiveness and Efficiency in Stroke Rehabilitation. Int J Stroke. 2012 Dec; 7 (8): 606-14.

  5. Terry A, Stewart M, Fortin M, Wong S, Kennedy M, Burge F, Birtwhistle R, Charlebios M, Grave-Gubbins I, Webster G, Thind A. How Does Canada Stack Up? A Bibliometric Analysis of the Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Literature. Inform Prim Care. 2012;20(4):233-40.

  6. Koh GCh, Wee LE, Rizvi NA, Chen C, Cheong A, Fong NP, Chan KM, Tan BY, Menon E, Ee CH, Lee KK, Petrella R, Thind A, Koh D, Chia KS. Socio-demographic and Clinical Profile of Admissions to Community Hospitals in Singapore from 1996 to 2005: A Descriptive Study. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2012 Nov; 41 (11): 494-510.

  7. Woolhouse S, Brown J, Thind A. “Building through the Grief”: Vicarious Trauma in a Group of Inner-City Family Physicians. J Am Board Fam Med. 2012 Nov;25(6):840-6.

  8. Sarma S, Devlin R, Thind A, Chu M. Canadian Family Physicians’ Decision to Collaborate: Age, Period and Cohort Effects. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Nov;75(10):1811-9.

  9. Thind A, Stewart M, Manuel D, Freeman T, Terry A, Chevendra V, Maddox H, & Marshall N. What Are Wait Times to See A Specialist? An Analysis of 26,942 Referrals in South-Western Ontario. Healthcare Policy 2012; 8(1): 84 – 95

  10. Richardson M, Thind A, Harris S, Choi Y. Exploring the factors associated with specialist referral for patients with type 2 diabetes: Are we referring those in greatest need? Can J Diab. 2012 Aug; 36 (4): 165–169.

  11. Terry A, Brown JB, Denomme L, Thind A, Stewart M. Perspectives on Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Records After Two Years of Use. J Am Board Fam Med. 2012 Jul;25(4):522-7.

  12. Terry AL, Cejic S, Ryan BL, Shadd JD, Stewart M, Fortin M, Thind A. You and your EMR: the research perspective: Part 4. Optimizing EMRs in primary health care practice and research. Can Fam Physician. 2012 Jun;58(6):705-6

  13. Jesmin S, Sarma S, Thind A. Does Team-Based Primary Health Care Improve Patients’ Perception of Outcomes? Evidence from the 2007-08 Canadian Survey of Experiences with Primary Health Care. Health Policy. 2012 Apr;105(1):71-83

  14. Shadd JD, Cejic S, Terry A, Ryan BL, Stewart M, Thind A. You and your EMR: the research perspective: part 3. Answering practice-level questions. Can Fam Physician. 2012 Mar;58(3):344-5.

  15. Whaling M, Luginaah I, Reid G, Hekmat S, Thind A, Mwanga J, Changalucha J. Perceptions about probiotic yogurt for health and nutrition in the context of HIV/AIDS in Mwanza, Tanzania. J Health Popul Nutr. 2012 Mar;30(1):31-40.

  16. Thind A, Mock C, Gosselin R, McQueen K. Surgical Epidemiology – A Call for Action. Bull World Health Organ. 2012 Mar 1;90(3):239-40

  17. Blinder V, Patil S, Thind A, Diamant A, Hudis C, & Maly R. Return to Work in Low-Income Latina and Non-Latina White Breast Cancer Survivors: A 3 Year Longitudinal Study. Cancer. 2012 Mar 15;118(6):1664-74.

  18. Shariff S, Garg A, Haynes R, Iansavichus A, McKibbon A, Sontrop J, Speechley M, Thind A, Weir M, & Wilczynski N. Impact of PubMed Search Filters on Evidence Retrieval by Physicians. CMAJ. 2012 Feb 21;184(3):E184-90.  

  19. Ryan B, Shadd J, Terry A, Cejic S, Chevendra V, Thind A. You and Your Electronic Medical Record: The Research Perspective. Part 2 - How Structure Matters. Can Fam Physician 2011 Dec; 57(12): 1473 – 74.  

  20. Ryan B, Stewart M, Campbell K, Koval J, Thind A. Understanding Adolescent and Young Adult Use of Family Physician Services: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Canadian Community Health Survey. BMC Family Practice 2011 Nov; 12:118.  

  21. Shariff S, Bejaimal S, Sontrop J, Iansavichus A, Weir M, Haynes B, McKibbon K, Wilczynski N, Speechley M, Thind A, Garg A. Searching for Medical Information Online: A Survey of Canadian Nephrologists. J Nephrol. 2011 Nov;24(6):723-32.  

  22. Bestard L, Terry A, Brown JB, Thind A, Stewart M. Primary Health Care Teams’ Experience of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Use Post Adoption. Fam Med 2011 October; 43(9): 638-642.  

  23. Ryan B, Cejic S, Shadd J, Terry A, Chevendra V, Thind A. You and Your EMR: The Research Perspective. Part 1 - Selecting and Implementing an EMR. Can Fam Physician 2011 Sep; 57(9): 1090-1091.  

  24. Glazier R, Harris S, Tompkins J, Wilton A, Chevendra V, Stewart M, Thind A. Number of HbA1c Tests Unrelated to Quality of Diabetes Control: An Electronic Medical Record Data Linkage Study. Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2011 Jul;93(1):e37-40.  

  25. Maly R, Leake B, Mojica C, Liu Y, Diamant A, Thind A. What Influences Diagnostic Delay in Low-Income Women With Breast Cancer. Journal of Women’s Health 2011 July;20(7): 1017-1023.  

  26. Woolhouse S, Brown J, Thind A. Meeting People Where They’re At: Experiences of Family Physicians Engaging Women Who Use Illicit Drugs. Ann Fam Med 2011 May; 9(3): 244-249.  

  27. Sarma S, Thind A, Chu M. Do New Cohorts of Family Physicians Work Less Compared to Their Older Predecessors? The evidence from Canada. Social Science and Medicine 2011 May; 72: 2049-2058.  

  28. Thind A, Liu Y & Maly R. Patient Satisfaction With Breast Cancer Follow up Care Provided by Family Physicians. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 2011; 24(6): 710-716.  

  29. Atchison K, Thind A, Carreon D, Nakazono T, Gutierrez J, Afifi A, & Andersen R. Comparison of Extramural Clinical Rotation Days: Did the Pipeline Program Make a Difference? Journal of Dental Education 2011 January; 75(1): 52-61.  

  30. Maddocks H, Marshall J, Stewart M, Terry A, Cejic S, Hammond J, Jordan J, Chevendra V, Bestard L, Thind A. Quality of Congestive Heart Failure Care: Assessing a Measure Using Electronic Medical Records from Primary Care Practices. Canadian Family Physician 2010; 56(12): e432-7.  

  31. Sarma S, Devlin R, Thind A, Belhadji B. Does the Way Physicians are Paid Influence the Way they Practice? The Case of Canadian Family Physicians’ Work Activity. Health Policy 2010; 98(2-3): 203-217.  

  32. Shariff S, Cuerden M, Haynes B, McKibbon A, Wilczynski N, Iansavichus A, Speechley M, Thind A, Garg A. Evaluating the Impact of MEDLINE Filters on Evidence Retrieval: Study Protocol. Implementation Science 2010; 5: 58.  

  33. Huang Q, Thind A, Dreyer J, & Zaric G. The Impact of Delays to Admission from the Emergency Department of Inpatient Outcomes. BMC Emerg Med 2010; 10:16.  

  34. Harris S, Glazier R, Tompkins J, Wilton A, Stewart M, Chevendra V, Thind A. Investigating Concordance in Diabetes Diagnosis Between Primary Care Charts (Electronic Medical Records) and Health Administration Data: A Retrospective Cohort Study. BMC Health Services Research 2010; 10: 347.

  35. Malin J, Diamant A, Leake B, Liu Y, Thind A, Kahn K, Schneider E, Epstein A, Maly R. Quality of Breast Cancer Care for Uninsured Women in California Under the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention Treatment Act. J Clin Oncol 2010; 28(21): 3479-3484.  

  36. Maly R, Liu Y, Leake B, Thind A, & Diamant A. Treatment-Related Symptoms among Underserved Women with Breast Cancer: The Impact of Physician-Patient Communication. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2010; 119(3): 707– 716.  

  37. Bondy J, Thind A, Stewart M, Manuel D, & Freeman T. Wait Times For Women With Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Southwestern Ontario. J Obstet Gynecol Can 2010; 32(7): 703 – 707.  

  38. Liu Y, Maly RC, Diamant A, Thind A. Validity of Self-Reports of Breast Cancer Treatment in Low-Income, Medically Underserved Women with Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2010; 119(3): 745 – 751.  

  39. Terry A, Chevendra V, Thind A, Stewart M, Marshall J, Cejic S. Using Your Electronic Medical Record for Research: A Primer for Avoiding Pitfalls. Family Practice 2010; 27(1): 121 – 126.  

  40. Thind A, Hoq L, Diamant A, & Maly RC. Satisfaction With Care Among Low Income Women With Breast Cancer. Journal of Women’s Health 2010; 19(1): 77 – 86.  

  41. Thind A, Hagigi F. Obamacare: Next Steps in U.S. Healthcare Reform. National Medical Journal of India; 2010; 23(3): 132-133.  

  42. Thind A, Diamant A, Liu Y, & Maly R. Factors That Determine Satisfaction With Surgical Treatment in Low Income Women With Breast Cancer. Archives of Surgery 2009; 144(11): 1068-1173.  

  43. Thind A, Diamant A, Maly R, & Hoq L. Method of Breast Cancer Detection in Low Income Women. Journal of Women’s Health 2009; 18(11): 1807 – 1811.

  44. Stewart M, Thind A, Terry A, Chevendra V, & Marshall J. Implementing and Maintaining a Researchable Database from Electronic Health Records - A Perspective From an Academic Family Medicine Department. Healthcare Policy 2009; 5(2): 26–39.  

  45. Reid G, Freeman T, Thind A, Stewart M, Brown J, Vingilis E. Access to family physicians in Southwestern Ontario. Healthcare Policy 2009; 5(2): e187-e206.  

  46. Maly R, Liu Y, Kwong E, Thind A, Diamant A. Breast Reconstructive Surgery in Medically Underserved Women With Breast Cancer: The Role of Patient-Physician Communication. Cancer 2009; 115(20): 4819-4827.  

  47. Terry A, Giles G, Brown JB, Thind A, Stewart M. Adoption of Electronic Medical Records in Family Practice: The Providers’ Perspective. Family Medicine 2009; 41(7): 508-512.  

  48. Friedman J, Thind A, Davidson P, Farmer-Dixon C. The Pipeline Program at Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. Journal of Dental Education 2009; 73(2 Suppl): S83 – S95.  

  49. Thind A, Atchison K, Nakazono T, Gutierrez J, Carreon D, Bai J. Sustainability of Dental School Recruitment, Curriculum, and Community-Based Pipeline Initiatives. Journal of Dental Education 2009; 73(2 Suppl): S297 – S307.  

  50. Thind A, Hewlett E, Andersen R, Bean C. The Pipeline Program at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry: Oral Health Improvement through Outreach (OHIO) Project. Journal of Dental Education 2009; 73(2 Suppl): S96 – S107.

  51. Thind A, Andersen R, Davidson P, & Glassman P. The Pipeline Program at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Journal of Dental Education 2009; 73(2 Suppl): S211- S221.  

  52. Andersen A, Davidson P, Atchison K, Crall J, Friedman J, Hewlett E, Thind A. Summary and Implications of the Dental Pipeline Program Evaluation. Journal of Dental Education 2009; 73(2 Suppl): S319 – S330.  

  53. Atchison K, Thind A, Nakazono T, Wong D, Guiterrez J, Carreon D, & Andersen R. Community-Based Clinical Dental Education: Effects of the Pipeline Program. Journal of Dental Education 2009; 73(2 Suppl): S269 – S282.  

  54. Davidson P, Andersen R, Thind A, Mulligan R, Nathason N. The Pipeline Program at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Journal of Dental Education 2009; 73(2 Suppl): S222 – S235.  

  55. Davidson P, Thind A, Friedman J, Carreon D, Hodge C. The Pipeline Program at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Journal of Dental Education 2009; 73(2 Suppl): S108 – S119.

  56. Gift H, Andersen R, Davidson P, Thind A, Yamamoto J, Maida C, Marcus M. The Pipeline Program at the University of California Los Angeles, School of Dentistry. Journal of Dental Education 2009; 73(2 Suppl): S186 – S198.  

  57. Thind A, Freeman T, Thorpe C, Burt A, & Stewart M. Family Physician Satisfaction With Current Practice: What is the Role of Interactions With Specialists? Healthcare Policy-Politiques de Sante 2009;4(3): e145-e158.

  58. Bondy J, Thind A, Koval J, & Speechley K. Identifying the Determinants of Childhood Immunization in The Philippines. Vaccine 2009; 27(1): 169-175.

  59. Thind A, Atchison K, Andersen R, Gutierrez J, Nakazano T. Reforming Dental Education: Faculty Members’ Perceptions on The Continuation of Pipeline Program Changes. Journal of Dental Education 2008; 72(12):1472 - 1480.  

  60. Thind A, Feightner J, Stewart M, Thorpe C, Burt A. Who Delivers Recommended Preventive Care? Analysis of Physician & Practice Characteristics of Family Physicians in Southwestern Ontario. Canadian Family Physician;54(11):1574-5.  

  61. Terry A, Thorpe C, Giles G, Brown J, Harris S, Thind A, Stewart M. Implementing Electronic Health Records: Key Factors in Primary Care. Canadian Family Physician 2008; 54(5): 730-736.  

  62. Chen J, Diamant A, Thind A, Maly R. Determinants of Breast Cancer Knowledge Among Newly-Diagnosed Low-Income, Medically Underserved Women with Breast Cancer. Cancer 2008;112(5): 1153-1161.  

  63. Thind A, Mohani A, Banerjee K, Hagigi F. Where to Deliver? Analysis of Choice Delivery Location From a National survey in India. BMC Public Health 2008; 8(1)29.  

  64. Gatchell M, Thind A, Hagigi F. Informing State Level Health Policy in India: The Case of Childhood Immunizations in Bihar and Maharashtra. Acta Paediatrica 2008; 97(1):124 - 126.  

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