Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Noori Akhtar-Danesh

BSc (Ferdowsi), MSc (Shiraz), PhD (Newcastle)

Associate Professor , School of Nursing

Associate Member, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Member, Nursing Health Services Research Unit (NHSRU)

905.525.9140 x 22297

School of Nursing
McMaster University
Faculty of Health Sciences
Health Sciences Centre, Room 3N28B
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4K1

Office location: HSC-3N28B

Academic Interests

Dr. Akhtar-Danesh is a biostatistician and his research interests include survival analysis (including analysis of recurrent data and competing risks), relative survival analysis, modeling risk factors of obesity and depression, meta-analysis, Q-methodology (a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods for the study of subjectivity), and tool (questionnaire) development.

Selected Publications

  1. Akhtar-Danesh N, Lytwyn A, Elit L. (2012) Five-year trends in mortality indices among gynecological cancer patients in Canada. Gynecologic Oncology, doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2012.08.038.
  2. Akhtar-Danesh N, Elit L, Lytwyn A. (2012) Temporal trends in the relative survival among women with cervical cancer in Canada: A population-based study. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 22(7):1208-13.
  3. Archie S, Zangeneh-Kazemi A, Akhtar-Danesh N.  (2012) Co-morbid binge drinking and depression among Canadian youth: Patterns, prevalence and risk of suicidality. Alcohol, 46(2):165-72.
  4. Valaitis R, Akhtar-Danesh N, Brooks F, Binks S, Semogas D. (2011) Online Communities of Practice as a Communication Resource for Community Health Nurses working with Homeless Persons. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(6):1273-1284.
  5. Ma J, Akhtar-Danesh N, Dolovich L, Thabane L. (2011) Imputing strategies for missing binary outcomes in cluster randomized trials.  BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11(1):18.
  6. Akhtar-Danesh N., Dehghan M, Merchant AT, Rainey JA. (2008) Validity of self-reported BMI for measuring prevalence of obesity. Open Medicine, 3(1): 14 -19.
  7. Akhtar-Danesh N, Baumann A, Cordingley L. (2008) Q-methodology in nursing research: A promising method for the study of subjectivity. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 30(6): 759-773.
  8. Thabane L, Akhtar-Danesh N. (2008) Guidelines for reporting descriptive statistics in health research. Nurse Researcher, 15(2): 72-81.
  9. Akhtar-Danesh, N. (2001) A review of statistical methods for analyzing pain measurements. European Journal of Pain, 5(4): 457-463.
  10. Akhtar-Danesh, N. and Appleton, D. R. (2000) Using an antedependence test to analyze post-operative pain measurements.Statistics in Medicine, 19: 1889-1899.

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