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 contributes to an article 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 centers.
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.
May 07 2018
France Légaré was named a Grande Diplômée (remarkable graduate) at the 2018 Les Remarquables ceremony held on May 09, 2018 at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec city. This event, organized by Université Laval Foundation, honours six remarkable graduates, four young graduates, a volunteer of the year, a young philanthropist as well as awarding the philanthropic Coups de Coeur.
The prestigious Grand Diplômé Award is the highest honour awarded by the Université Laval Foundation. Medallists are honoured for the scope of their career and for their influence in the community or internationally.
A report on Les Remarquables was published on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in the print and web editions of the newspaper Le Soleil. A video presented during the ceremony is available on the Les Remarquables web page: Vidéo France Légaré. Seehttp://bit.ly/albumLesRemarkable2018 to view all photos taken during the ceremony.
April 27 2018
Our team has published an article in the journal JMIR entitled Psychosocial Factors of Health Professionals’ Intention to Use a Decision Aid for Down Syndrome Screening: Cross-Sectional Quantitative Study.
Decisions about prenatal screening for Down syndrome are difficult for women, as they entail risk, potential loss, and regret. Shared decision making increases women’s knowledge of their choices and better aligns decisions with their values. Use of patient decision aids is one of the most promising strategies for implementing shared decision making but they are rarely used in the prenatal screening context. In this article we identified factors influencing the intention of health professionals to use a decision aid during prenatal visits for decisions about Down syndrome screening.
Authors : Rahimi SA, Lépine J, Croteau J, Robitaille H, Giguere A, Wilson BJ, Rousseau F, Lévesque I, Légaré H.
April 20 2018
Alexandrine Boucher, a master's student in public health at the Chair, was awarded a merit scholarship in honour of her academic career and her involvement in the community during the 2018 edition of "Les Bourses de la relève : reconnaître les femmes leaders de demain" held on April 15 in Rimouski. This scholarship is offered by the Association of Business, Professional and Career Women in the greater Rimouski region. Congratulations to Alexandrine!