Revue interdisciplinaire des sciences de la santé - Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences <p>The IJHS is a student-led bilingual academic journal at the University of Ottawa. Based on the determinants of health, its submission criteria promote exchanges between researchers across disciplinary backgrounds.</p> en-US <ul> <li class="show">All authors published in the IJHS will retain copyright of their article.&nbsp;</li> <li class="show">Authors grant the IJHS the right of first publication of their submitted articles.&nbsp;</li> <li class="show">All articles published in the IJHS are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share articles if original authors and journal of initial publication are acknowledged.&nbsp;</li> <li class="show">The IJHS is published online and in print, therefore the journal is not responsible for any&nbsp;unauthorized&nbsp;misuse of published content in either&nbsp;electronic&nbsp;or print form</li> <li class="show">The IJHS retains the&nbsp;serial&nbsp;distribution&nbsp;rights to all contents</li> <li class="show">It is the responsibility of the authors and not the IJHS to ensure proper permissions for all cited work have been obtained</li> </ul> (Rédacteur/trice en chef/Editor-in-Chief) (Logistique & Liaison avec les pairs/Logistics & Peer-Review) Sun, 02 Feb 2020 16:19:52 -0500 OJS 60 A Qualitative Study Exploring Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Families with Young Children <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Overweight and obesity in childhood affects health long-term. Parent attitudes and behaviours play major roles in their child’s weight despite no consensus on appropriate and effective family-focused interventions to successfully tackle childhood obesity. This research aims to explore caregiver perceptions, attitudes, and behaviours around children’s diet, exercise, and weight in East Sussex. In-depth qualitative interviews with mothers, fathers, and grandparents of children aged 2-11 years were conducted. Caregivers wanted to influence their children’s diet and exercise habits but were unable due to perceived and actual barriers. Barriers included cost, time, and a lack of control over food choices as children aged. Moreover, caregivers admitted to providing unhealthy sweets and snacks to please their children. While caregivers openly discussed their own weight concerns, they were less likely to discuss concerns about their children’s or grandchildren’s weight. When asked about the ideal amount of exercise, caregivers found it easy to describe a regime for adults but did not know the ideal amount of exercise for children. Many caregivers found it difficult to quantify exercise when it came to their children because children naturally played in ways that could be considered exercise. Family-based interventions should begin in early childhood and promote walking and dog-walking as forms of exercise, parental education on childhood exercise guidelines, and preparing and eating healthy home-cooked meals in the home.</p> </div> </div> </div> Rowena Merritt, Michelle Vogel, Patrick Ladbury Copyright (c) 2019 Revue interdisciplinaire des sciences de la santé - Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Expériences de préposées aux bénéficiaires sur l'utilisation d'un système informatisé de gestion des soins en résidences pour personnes âgéees <p>Despite the increasing use of computerized care management systems in residences for older adults, there is very little evidence on the perceptions of caregivers regarding this technology, specifically the perceptions of orderlies. The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the experiences of 17 orderlies vis-à-vis the use of the software “<em>Soins Organisation Facilité Intérêt” </em>(SOFI) in two senior residences in Quebec. Transcripts from four focus groups were analyzed using an inductive approach. All attendants agreed that the software was a positive asset that allowed them to better organize their tasks and documentation. In addition, they expressed the desire to use SOFI in their workflow to improve communication between themselves and with other professionals within the institution to participate in decision-making around quality of care. Finally, they insisted on the absolute necessity of having this technology be adapted to the working environment, both in its digital presentation and in its physical form, in order for it to be easy to access and use. The presence of software meeting the identified criteria enabled them to improve their performance through increased autonomy and their commitment to daily practice.</p> Antonia Arnaert, Norma Ponzoni, Zoumanan Debe, France Morisette Copyright (c) 2019 Revue interdisciplinaire des sciences de la santé - Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences Mon, 12 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Canada’s New Food Guide: A Dietitian’s Perspective <p>n/a</p> Joanna Stochla Copyright (c) 2019 Revue interdisciplinaire des sciences de la santé - Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:33:43 -0500 An Exploration of the Methodological Flaws for Assessing Fibre Intakes Among Canadians <p>According to the 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition, the majority of Canadians are consuming fibre below the adequate intake (AI) level. Although an intervention by Health Canada to improve fibre intakes may seem appropriate, there is insufficient evidence to warrant an intervention given the methodological flaws for assessing fibre intakes in the Canadian population. This paper explores these limitations by reviewing how the AI for fibre was developed, by examining how fibre intakes are assessed by the 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition, and by outlining the limitations of using an AI to draw conclusions about fibre inadequacy. Recognizing the pitfalls of this methodology is the first step to improving the assessment of fibre intakes in Canada, which is needed before any intervention by Health Canada is implemented.</p> Michelle Asbury Copyright (c) 2019 Revue interdisciplinaire des sciences de la santé - Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:36:03 -0500