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March 20 2017

Publication of "The Patient as Agent of Health and Health Care".

An interesting book by Dr Mark D. Sullivan has recently been published. It is entitled The Patient as Agent of Health and Health Care and focuses on the challenge of increasing patient participation in chronic illness care. It develops a new theory of patient-centered health as the capacity for meaningful action. It argues that we must get health right before we can get health care reform right.

For more information, click here

March 20 2017

Our team contributes to an article in Systematic Reviews.

Our team recently contributed to an article published in Systematic Reviews, entitled Five shared decision-making tools in 5 months: use of rapid reviews to develop decision boxes for seniors living with dementia and their caregivers.

Decision support tools are developed following extensive, comprehensive and timely reviews of the literature. This study aimed to describe a method of rapid review to develop decision support tools, i.e. decision boxes to help shared decision-making among seniors living with dementia and their caregivers and health professionals. This approach enabled the development of clinical tools faster and less costly. Future studies will show if this approach can be translated to other tools/teams.

Authors: Lawani MA, Valéra B, Fortier-Brochu E, Légaré F, Carmichael PH, Côté L, Voyer P, Kroger E, Witteman H, Rodriguez C, Giguère AM.

March 20 2017

Masterclass by France Légaré at the 11th FAYR-GP Preconference, in Paris

Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation chairholder France Légaré will animate a Masterclass at the 11th Preconference of the French Association of Young Researchers in General Pratice on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, in Paris (France). There will also be oral presentations and posters by young researchers in primary care.

For more information, click here.

March 20 2017

5th International Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference: Towards Responsible Global Solutions

The 5th International Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference, entitled Towards Responsible Global Solutions, will be held on August 17-19, 2017 at Centre des Congrès de Québec, in Quebec City (Canada). The 2017 conference programme will be a mix plenaries, debates, parallel sessions and posters showcasing some of the best research on Preventing Overdiagnosis currently taking place across the globe.

The deadline for submitting resumes is March 30th, 2017.

For more information, click here.

March 14 2017

PhD thesis defense by our colleague Louisa Blair

Our whole team at the Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation would like to send all of our support to Louis Blair, who will be defending her PhD thesis in theology, entitled La création littéraire comme vocation chrétienne, on March 22th, 2017. The defense will be held at 3:00 PM at Laval University (Pavillon Félix-Antoine-Savard, room 813). You are all invited to come encouraging her!


March 08 2017

Ndeye Thiaf Diouf receives a grant from the QPHRN.

Congratulations to our colleague Ndeye Thiaf Diouf, who received a grant from the Quebec Population Health Research Network. Her candidature for the QPHRN's Support for results dissemination activities abroad competition was chosen among the three best!

February 28 2017

Our team published an article in ''JMIR Research Protocol''.

Congratulations to our colleague Jessica Hébert who recently published an article in JMIR Research Protocol, entitled: Online Dissemination Strategies of a Canada Research Chair: Overview and Lessons Learned.

Internet and social media are now among the most used ways of disseminating information. However, few studies have been made to evaluate these methods as tools to improve research uptake and visibility. This study aimed to evaluate the online use of the Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation’s web site and the chairholder’s Twitter account. The results show that there are few observable associations between their use and the number of citation of the Chair’s articles. Therefore, it seems like online dissemination strategies are not yet a major determinant in improving research uptake and visibility.

Authors: Hébert J, Robitaille H, Turcotte S, Légaré F.

January 24 2017

Our team contributes to an article in "PLOS ONE"

Our team recently contributed to an article in PLOS ONE, entitled  : Opens external link in new windowImpact of Adding a Decision Aid to Patient Education in Adults with Asthma: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Lack of adequate patient intervention tools is a major care gap for asthmatic people. This article evaluates the efficiency of a decisional aid (DA) to help patients and caregivers discuss inhaled controller medication use. The results show that patient education improved their asthma control and knowledge, as well as decreasing their decisional conflict. However, the decision aid did not have an influence on these outcomes, as similar results were found whether the DA was used or not.

Authors : Gagné ME, Légaré F, Moisan J, Boulet LP

January 19 2017

A member of our team has recently published a paper in « BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making »

Congratulations to Michèle Dugas, from our team, who recently published an article in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, entitledOpens external link in new window Involving members of vulnerable populations in the development of patient decision aids: a mixed methods sequential explanatory study.

The results show that there are a few key elements that differ in the developmental process of patients decision aids in which vulnerable population are involved or not specifically involved. 16% of the aids that were studied in this paper did involve these populations. Vulnerable populations can require more time and resources and to neglect them in such contexts can lead to social iniquities. Communities and funders must raise awareness regarding this situation and act accordingly.

Authors: Dugas M, Trottier ME, Dansokho SC, Vaisson G, Provencher T, Colquhoun H, Dogba MJ, Dupéré S, Fagerlin A, Giguere AMC, Haslett L, Hoffman AS, Ivers NM, Légaré F, Légaré J, Levin CA, Menear M, JSRenaud, Stacey D, Volk RJ, Witteman HO.

January 16 2017

A new article from our team has been published in “BMC Geriatrics”

Our team has recently published an article in BMC Geriatrics entitled:Opens external link in new windowImpact of home care versus alternative location of care on elder health outcomes: an overview of systematic reviews.

This overview of systematic reviews summarizes the evidence regarding the location of care of the elderlies, to help inform decision making. Our results show that home care versus location of care on elder can have a heterogeneous impact on the elderlies’ health outcomes. We found positive health impacts of home support interventions in community dwellings compared to independent living at home. But there is still research needed on alternative types of location of care, as we found insufficient evidence about them to evaluate their impact on elder health outcomes.

Authors: Boland L, Légaré F, Becerra Perez MM, Menear M, Garvelink MM, McIsaac D, Painchaud-Guérard G, Émond J, Brière N and Stacey D.

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