August 01 2018
France Légaré has received an original portrait from the Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies of the Faculty of Medicine at Laval University in connection with the Virtuoses de la science celebrations. Virtuoses de la science recognizes the success of Faculty researchers who have been awarded Canada Research Chairs (CRC) since 2016 or have had their Chairs renewed. Details of the event can be found on the Faculty of Medicine website.
July 31 2018
Ali Ben Charif, postdoctoral researcher at Laval University and an expert in knowledge translation in healthcare, chaired a day-long conference on the application of health innovations in the Comoros Islands, his country of origin, on July 28, 2018. The objective of the conference was to initiate a multidisciplinary reflection on this theme among the various stakeholders, including health authorities, health policy makers, patients, clinicians, researchers and development partners.
July 31 2018
Our team has published an article in the journal Medical Teacher entitled: Approaches to considering sex and gender in continuous professional development for health and social care professionals: An emerging paradigm.
Consideration of sex and gender in research and clinical practice is necessary to redress health inequities and reduce knowledge gaps. Developing innovative continuing professional education programs that integrate sex and gender issues holds great promise for reducing these gaps. This article proposes new approaches to partnership, team development, pedagogical theory, content development, evaluation and data management that will advance the integration of sex and gender in continuing professional development (CPD).
Authors: France Légaré, Hélène Lee-Gosselin, Francine Borduas, Céline Monette, André Bilodeau, Dominique Tanguay, Dawn Stacey, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Geneviève Roch, Maman Joyce Dogba, André Bussières, Marie-Claude Tremblay, Annie-Pierre Bélanger, Caroline Josel, Sophie Desroches, Hubert Robitaille, Louisa Blair, Sylvie-Marianne Rhugenda.
July 31 2018
Our colleague Ali Ben Charif has been awarded a scientific communications support grant from the Quebec Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Support Unit. This Scientific Communications Support Grants Competition is organized twice a year by the SPOR Support Unit. Its mission is to transform front-line clinical and organizational practices and to promote the integration of care and services through patient-centred research.
July 23 2018
Our team has just published a Cochrane systematic review entitled: Interventions for increasing the use of shared decision making by healthcare professionals.
Shared decision making (SDM) is a process by which a healthcare choice is made by the patient, significant others, or both with one or more healthcare professionals. However, it has not yet been widely adopted in practice. This is the second update of this Cochrane review, which aimed to determine the effectiveness of interventions for increasing the use of SDM by healthcare professionals. We considered interventions targeting patients, interventions targeting healthcare professionals, and interventions targeting both. Data analysis revealed that the certainty of the evidence is low or very low, and therefore we cannot be certain yet which interventions for increasing the use of SDM by healthcare professionals are effective.
Authors: France Légaré, Rhéda Adekpedjou, Dawn Stacey, Stéphane Turcotte, Jennifer Kryworuchko, Ian D. Graham, Anne Lyddiatt, Mary C. Politi, Richard Thomson, Glyn Elwyn, Norbert Donner-Banzhoff
July 11 2018
Our team recently published an article in the journal The Gerontologist entitled: Shared Decision Making About Housing Transitions for Persons With Dementia: A Four-Case Care Network Perspective.
Persons with dementia (PWDs) and their caregivers often face difficult housing decisions, that is, decisions about their living arrangements, in which the perspectives of all members of the care network should be involved. The study aim to assess the extent to which housing decisions for PWDs with their formal and informal caregivers correspond to an interprofessional shared decision making (IP-SDM) approach, and what light this approach sheds on their experiences with decision making. Results show that while the IP-SDM model was helpful, the options change with cognitive decline and moving to a nursing home can become inevitable in spite of preferences.
Authors: Mirjam Marjolein Garvelink, Leontine Groen-van de Ven, Carolien Smits, Rob Franken, Myrra Dassen-Vernooij, France Légaré.
June 13 2018
Congratulations to our colleague Rhéda Adékpedjou who has received 3rd prize for his scientific poster presented at the CISSS Outaouais Research Day held on June 8th. His presentation was entitled "Improving the participation of caregivers in decisions about the care of frail elderly people: a cluster randomized trial".
June 12 2018
Our team recently published an article in the journal BMC Health Services Research entitled Pregnant women's views on how to promote the use of a decision aid for Down syndrome prenatal screening: a theory-informed qualitative study.
The decision about whether to undergo Down syndrome prenatal screening is not an easy one for pregnant women and their partners. Patient decision aids can help patients made informed decisions. In this study, the authors used the Behaviour Change Wheel, which is a method for designing and evaluating interventions, to identify behaviour change techniques that could lead pregnant women to want to use the patient decision aid for Down syndrome prenatal screening. Next, the authors explored the perceptions of pregnant women about these pre-identified behaviour change techniques.
Authors: Titilayo Tatiana Agbadjé, Matthew Menear, Michèle Dugas, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Samira Abbasgholizadeh Rahimi, Hubert Robitaille, Anik M.C. Giguère, François Rousseau, Brenda J. Wilson, France Légaré.
June 04 2018
France Légaré contributed to an article just published in the journal Academic Pediatrics entitled Post-training shared decision-making barriers and facilitators for pediatric healthcare providers: a mixed methods study.
The study aimed to assess barriers and facilitators of shared decision-making (SDM) for pediatric healthcare providers (PHCP) after they have been trained in SDM. Findings reveal that despite training and positive intentions, many HCPs report not subsequently using SDM. They identified numerous post-training barriers to its use. To overcome SDM barriers and improve uptake, HCPs recommend creating a socially supportive environment through a team-based approach to SDM training and implementation. These findings can inform SDM training and implementation interventions at pediatric health care centres.
Authors : Boland L, Lawson ML, Graham ID, Légaré F, Dorrance K, Shephard A, Stacey D.
May 19 2018
Congratulations to Julie Haesebaert, a postdoctoral researcher in our team, who won the "Best Poster - Student Category" award at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Université Laval.