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Linda O'Mara

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Dr. Linda O’Mara began with McMaster University in 1988 as a lecturer in the School of Nursing. She held the position of Associate professor and a graduate faculty member.

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  • Romaniuk, D., O’Mara, L., & Akhtar-Danesh, N. (2014)  Are parents doing what they want to do?  Congruency between parents’ actual and desired participation in the care of their hospitalized child Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing DOI:10.3109/01460862.2014.880532.
  • Kothari, A. Regan, S., Gore, D., Valaitis, R, Garcia J., Manson, H & O’Mara, L. (2014) Using an integrated knowledge translation approach to build a public health research agenda. Health Research Policy and Systems 12:6 doi:10.1186/1478-4505-12-6, http://www.health-policy-systems.com/content/12/1/6
  • O’Mara, L., McDonald, J., Gillespie, M., Brown, H. & Miles. (2014)  Challenging clinical learning environments: Experiences of undergraduate nursing students.  Nurse Education in Practice  14: 208-213.
  • O’Mara, L., & Lind, C. (2013) What do we know about school–based mental health promotion programs for children and youth? Advances in School Mental Health Promotion. Vol. 6, No. 3, 203–224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1754730X.2013.811952  
  • O’Mara, L., Mueller, D, Grystra, L, Akhtar-Danesh, N., Browne, G , Vrkljan, C & Powell, .  (2013) Does Youth Net Decrease Mental Illness Stigma in High School Students?  Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health , 32 (4): 9-22.
  • Akhtar-Danesh, N.,Valaitis, R., O’Mara, L., Austin, P., & Munroe, V. (2013) Enhancing collaboration between primary care and public health in Canada.  BMC Health Services Research 13:311  http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/13/311
  • Valaitis, R., Martin-Misener, R., Wong, S.T., MacDonald, M., Meagher-Stewart, D., Austin, P., Kaczorowski, J., O’Mara, L., Savage, R., & the Strengthening Primary Health Care through Public Health and Primary Care Collaboration Team. (2012)  Methods, strategies and technologies used to conduct a scoping literature review of collaboration between primary care and public health. Primary Health Care Research & Development. 13: 219–236  doi:10.1017/S1463423611000594.
  • Martin-Misener, R., Valaitis, R., Wong, S.T., MacDonald, M., Meagher-Stewart, D., Kaczorowski, J., O’Mara, L., Savage, R., Austin, P., & the Strengthening Primary Health Care through Public Health and Primary Care Collaboration Team. (2012)   A Scoping Literature Review of Collaboration Between Primary Care and Public Health. Primary Health Care Research & Development. Primary Health Care Research & Development;13: 327–346 doi:10.1017/S1463423611000491.
  • Sherifali, D., Ciliska, D., & O’Mara, L. (2009) Exploring Parenting Styles on Children Living with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus The Diabetes Educator, 35 (2) 477-482.
  • Cassano, J., Nagel, K., & O’Mara, L. (2008) Talking to others who 'just know': Perceptions of adolescents who participate in a teen group. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. 25(4), 193-199.
  • O'Mara, L. (2008). Commentary on Children who consumed sugar-sweetened beverages between meals > or = 4 - 6 times/week at 2.5 - 4.5 years of age were more likely to be overweight at 4.5 years of age. Evidence Based Nursing,11(1), 24.
  • Valaitis, R., O’Mara, L. (2006) Enabling youth participation in school-based community development. Health Promotion International, 20 (3) 260-268.

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