March 24 2015
Congratulations to Mirjam Marjolein Garvelink, postdoctoral student, for obtaining a grant from Arthritis Research Canada, as part of Improving Cognitive &jOint health Network (ICON), for the project SPINACH: SupPortIng seNiors And Caregivers to stay mobile at Home.
The aim of this project is to develop video vignettes that will be part of an online platform used to present options to elderly people, their family caregivers and healthcare professionals about staying mobile in their current residence while enabling them to make informed, shared decisions about whether and how to stay mobile at home.
The co-investigators for this study are: Allyson C. Jones (Alberta University), France Légaré (Laval University), Patrick Archambault (Laval University), Noémie Roy (Laval University) and Louisa Blair (CHUQ).
March 18 2015
We are pleased to announce that Philippe Thompson-Leduc obtained his Master's degree in Epidemiology. His project is entitled: Clinically significant decisional conflict (CSDC) in primary care.
March 09 2015
The second KT Canada Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at Westin Nova Scotia in Halifax, NS on May 11th and 12th, 2015. This year, the discussion will be on Patient and Partner Engagement.
Plenary speakers include: Prof. Richard Lilford, Professor of Public Health, Director of W-CAHRD, Director of NIHR CLAHRC WM, University of Warwick.
Panel discussion on stakeholder engagement with: Krista Connell (NSHRF), Jean Slutsky (PCORI), Linda Wilhelm (Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance) and others.
KT Consultations sessions with Canadian KT experts including: Jeremy Grimshaw, Brian Haynes, David Johnson, France Légaré, Sumit (Me2) Majumdar, Sharon Straus.
KT Canada invite you to submit abstracts on advancing the science of KT.
Deadline: February 16, 2015 11:59 PM ET
You can download the flyer for more information on how to submit an abstract and register.
March 09 2015
Our team contributes to a new article in BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making entitled: « Feasibility of a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the impact of decision boxes on shared decision-making processes » .
Decision boxes (DBoxes) are two-page evidence summaries to prepare clinicians for shared decision making (SDM). We sought to assess the feasibility of a clustered Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) to evaluate their impact.
Clinicians’ recruitment and questionnaire completion rates support the feasibility of the planned RCT. The level of interest of participants for the DBox topics, and their level of satisfaction with the Dboxes demonstrate the acceptability of the intervention. Processes to recruit clinics and patients should be optimized.
Authors: Giguère A MC, Labrecque M, Légaré F, Grad R, Cauchon M, Greenway M, Haynes R. B, Pluye P, Syed I, Banerjee D, Carmichael P-H, Martin M.
March 02 2015
Our main objective will be to study the combined effect of WikiTrauma and Wiki101 on the quality of care in four trauma centers in Quebec. We expect that this study will add important and unique evidence about the effectiveness, safety, and cost savings of using collaborative platforms to adapt knowledge implementation tools across jurisdictions.
Authors: Archambault PM, Turgeon AF, Witteman HO, Lauzier F, Moore L, Lamontagne F, Horsley T, Gagnon MP, Droit A, Weiss M, Tremblay S, Lachaine J, Le Sage N, Émond M, Berthelot S, Plaisance A, Lapointe J, Razek T, Van de Belt TH, Brand K, Bérubé M, Clément J, Grajales lii FJ, Eysenbach G, Kuziemsky C, Friedman D, Lang E, Muscedere J, Rizoli S, Roberts DJ, Scales DC, Sinuff T, Stelfox HT, Gagnon I, Chabot C, Grenier R, Légaré F, Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.
February 16 2015
Our team publishes an article entitled : Is Shared Decision Making a Utopian Dream or an Achievable Goal? in The Patient
The idea of shared decision making (SDM) between patient and physician grew out of a generalized challenge to traditional social hierarchies that occurred in the middle of the last century. Governments have espoused SDM, thousands of articles about it have been published, and evidence has shown that it improves some of the healthcare processes as well as patient outcomes. Yet it has not been widely adopted. From their cross-disciplinary perspective (practical theology and clinical medicine), the authors locate this reluctance in the unfolding of scientific paradigm shifts, summarize the perceived risks and benefits of SDM and the evidence for each, and suggest practical, achievable approaches for clinicians. Finally, they explore some important emerging territories for SDM.
Authors: Blair L, Légaré F.
February 03 2015
Authors: Garvelink MM, Ter Kuile MM, Louwé LA, Hilders CG, Stiggelbout AM.
February 03 2015
Our team contributes to a published protocol in "Systematic Reviews" entitled: User-centered design and the development of patient decision aids: protocol for a systematic review.
This systematic review will provide evidence of current practices to inform approaches for involving patients and other stakeholders in the development of patient decision aids.
Authors: Witteman HO, Dansokho SC, Colquhoun H, Coulter A, Dugas M, Fagerlin A, Giguere AM, Glouberman S, Haslett L, Hoffman A, Ivers N, Légaré F, Légaré J, Levin C, Lopez K, Montori VM, Provencher T, Renaud JS, Sparling K, Stacey D, Vaisson G, Volk RJ, Witteman W.