January 24 2017
Our team recently contributed to an article in PLOS ONE, entitled : Impact 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
Congratulations to Michèle Dugas, from our team, who recently published an article in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, entitled 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
Our team has recently published an article in BMC Geriatrics entitled:Impact 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.
December 20 2016
From the team of the Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation!
December 19 2016
Our team has published an article in JMIR Medical Education entitled : Teaching Shared Decision Making to Family Medicine Residents: A Descriptive Study of a Web-Based Tutorial
Residents’ use of this Web-based tutorial appeared to increase between entry periods following the changes to the SDM program, and the tutorial seemed less effective for increasing SDM knowledge scores than for diagnosis or treatment scores. However, our results also highlight the need to improve data availability before participation in Web-based SDM tutorials can be properly evaluated or knowledge scores improved.
Authors: Dion M, Diouf NT, Robitaille H, Turcotte S, Adekpedjou R, Labrecque M, Cauchon M, Légaré F.
December 19 2016
The 2017 international Preventing Overdiagnosis conference will take place in Quebec City, between August 17th and August 19th, 2017.
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.
For more information: http://www.preventingoverdiagnosis.net/
December 16 2016
Here are the results of the winners by categories of the 2016 Christmas Doors Contest of the Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation !
Hubert Robitaille/Matthew Menear/Léa Langlois
Potential to improve next year:
Congratulations to all participants !
December 14 2016
In recognition of his years of teaching and support for the next generation of researchers, Dr. Michel Labrecque was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval. Congratulations Dr. Labrecque on your appointment!
November 25 2016
Our team has published a protocol in BMJ Open entitled: Implementing shared decision-making in interprofessional home care teams (the IPSDM-SW study): protocol for a stepped wedge cluster randomised trial
This study seeks to scale up and evaluate the implementation of shared decision-making in interprofessional home care teams caring for elderly clients or their caregivers facing a decision about staying at home or moving elsewhere.
Authors: Légaré F, Brière N, Stacey D, Lacroix G, Desroches S, Dumont S, Fraser KD, Rivest LP, Durand PJ, Turcotte S, Taljaard M, Bourassa H, Roy L, Painchaud Guérard G.
November 22 2016
Our team contributes to an article published in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being entitled: Patient participation in palliative care decisions: An ethnographic discourse analysis
Patients and health care providers used a variety of interpretive repertoires to covertly negotiate their roles in decision-making, and to legitimize decisions that shaped patients' dying trajectories. Discourse analysis encourages awareness of the role of language in either promoting or hindering patient participation in decision-making.
Authors: Bélanger E, Rodriguez C, Groleau D, Légaré F, MacDonald ME, Marchand R.