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RDC News: May 2015

May 01, 2015

Upcoming Hour Changes:
Due to popular demand, some Saturday hours are back at the McMaster RDC. Please see the information below for additional information, along with news on upcoming holiday scheduling changes and new data sets. Upcoming Hours Changes! Please note the upcoming hours changes for Mills library and the RDC: Monday, May 18th - CLOSED for Victoria Day. Please consult the schedule for Mills Library for more information.


The RDC will be open on the following Saturdays in April and May:
• Saturday, April 25th - 12pm to 4pm
• CLOSED Saturday, May 2nd
• Saturday, May 9th - 12pm to 4pm
• Saturday, May 16th - 12pm to 4pm

New data sets at the RDC:
In the upcoming weeks we will be receiving new data sets and surveys at the McMaster Research Data Centre. Please see the information below. Researchers interested in accessing these data sets are encouraged to submit proposals!

Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada (SLCDC):
The Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada (SLCDC) is a cross-sectional survey conducted every 2 years, and sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada. It collects information on the impact of chronic diseases in people, along with how well they are able to manage their health condition(s). Each survey cycle covers 2 chronic diseases; the 2014 release covers mood disorders (e.g. depression, seasonal affective disorder, bipolar disorder, etc.) and anxiety disorders (e.g. phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.). The sample for this survey was drawn from respondents of the 2013 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), with each person who reported living with either or both a mood or anxiety disorder being included. This was limited to adults 18 years and older living in the 10 provinces.

The survey asks respondents about their diagnosis of a mood/anxiety disorder, the care received from health professionals, their use of medication, self-managing their condition, and restrictions the disorder places on their activities. The data can be used for more effective planning and provision of health services for chronic conditions, along with being able to monitor, analyze, and report on factors influencing those conditions. Those interested in health (particularly chronic illness and mental health) and disease prevention will find this data set useful. The RDC is now accepting proposals for use of this data.

For further details, please go to the information page on SLCDC at the Statistics Canada website: