August 29 2016
Our team has published an article in "BMJ Open" entitled: Do choosing wisely tools meet criteria for patient decision aids? A descriptive analysis of patient materials
Patient materials developed by Choosing Wisely Canada do not meet the IPDAS minimal qualifying or certifying criteria for patient decision aids. Modifications to the Choosing Wisely Canada patient materials would help to ensure that they qualify as patient decision aids and thus as more effective shared decision-making tools.
Authors: Légaré F, Hébert J, Goh L, Lewis KB, Leiva Portocarrero ME, Robitaille H, Stacey D.
August 26 2016
Our team contributes to an article published in "Maturitas" entitled: Postmenopausal women with abdominal obesity choosing a nutritional approach for weight loss: a decisional needs assessment
We identified several decisional needs influencing postmenopausal women when choosing between a low-fat diet and a diet rich in fruit and vegetables. These findings could inform the design of decision support interventions that address the decisional needs of women for making and implementing informed decisions about a nutritional approach for weight loss.
Authors: Poirier N, Légaré F, Stacey D, Lemieux S, Bégin C, Lapointe A, Desroches S.
July 19 2016
Our team has publishes an article in "Research Involvement and Engagement" entitled : Development of a decision guide to support the elderly in decision making about location of care: an iterative, user-centered design
We developed a decision guide to support elderly people and their caregivers in decision making about location of care. This paper is one of few to report on a fully collaborative approach to decision guide development that involves end-users at every stage (caregivers and health administrators early on, the frail elderly in the final stages). The guide is currently being evaluated in a cluster randomized trial.
Authors : Garvelink MM, Emond J, Menear M, Brière N, Freitas A, Boland L, Becerra Perez MM, Blair L, Stacey D, Légaré F.
July 07 2016
Dr. France Légaré, Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation, researcher at CHU de Québec-Université Laval (Hôpital St-François D’Assise) and family physician at the St-François D’Assise Family Practice Teaching Unit, is currently looking for a Research Associate to coordinate the work of the Knowledge Translation component of the national SPOR (Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research) Network in Diabetes and its Related Complications.
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June 30 2016
Congratulations to Noémie Roy who won the IAPS Young Researchers' Best Paper Award 2016 for her presentation entitled : Improving a decision aid tool for older adults facing relocation: The influence of architectural factors. The presentation took place in Sweden during the 24th International Association People-environment Studies (IAPS) conference, from June 26th, 2016 to July 1st, 2016.
June 29 2016
Our team has published an article in "BMJ Open" entitled : Prevalence of clinically significant decisional conflict: an analysis of five studies on decision-making in primary care
Prevalence of CSDC in patients who had enrolled in studies conducted in primary care contexts was substantial and appeared to vary according to the type of decision as well as to patient characteristics such as sex, living arrangement and age. Patients presenting risk factors of CSDC should be offered tools to increase their involvement in decision-making.
Authors : Thompson-Leduc P, Turcotte S, Labrecque M, Légaré F.
June 26 2016
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program is the Canada's most prestigious and highest valued award for doctoral researchers. It is designed to support world-class students pursuing doctoral degrees at Canadian universities. The scholarships awards $50,000 per year for three years and are open to both Canadian and international students. Students must be nominated by the Canadian university at which they plan to study.
For more information : http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html
June 20 2016
Our team contributes to an article published in "Research Involvement and Engagement" entitled : Giving voice to older adults living with frailty and their family caregivers: engagement of older adults living with frailty in research, health care decision making, and in health policy
In this review, we summarize existing literature on engaging older adults living with frailty and their family caregivers across three settings: research, health and social care, and policy. We discuss strategies and barriers to engagement, and ethical and cultural factors and implications.
Authors : Holroyd-Leduc J, Resin J, Ashley L, Barwich D, Elliott J, Huras P, Légaré F, Mahoney M, Maybee A, McNeil H, Pullman D, Sawatzky R, Stolee P, Muscedere J.