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August 16 2017

Alexandrine Boucher receives a CFN Fellowship

Alexandrine Boucher received a fellowship from the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) for her Master's project in Public Health at Université Laval, “Burden of care among caregivers of the frail elderly facing the decision of location of care.”

We are very proud and honored to work with Alexandrine!


August 15 2017

Our team contributes to an article in “JAMA”

Our team recently contributed to an article in JAMA, entitled Opens external link in new windowPatient Decision Aids to Engage Adults in Treatment or Screening Decisions.

Are patient decision aids (PtDAs) associated with (1) improved decision quality defined as a decision informed by the evidence and a value-based decision; (2) improved decision-making processes defined as feeling informed, defining clear values related to the decision, and active participation in making the decision; and (3) better patient and health system outcomes compared with either usual care or a non-PtDA intervention?

Patient decision aids are associated with improved decision quality and decision-making processes without worse patient or health system outcomes.

Authors : Dawn Stacey, RN, PhD1,2; France Légaré, MD, PhD3; Krystina B. Lewis, RN, MN1


August 11 2017

Video of our team at the ISDM 2017 conference

Our team recently participated to the 9th International Shared Decision Making (ISDM) conference that took place in Lyon, France between July 2nd and July 5th, 2017.

The theme for this conference was – Time to reflect on shared decision making: where are we now and where we want to be.

It was a great event to exchange ideas in the shared decision-making community and our team had the opportunity to make new professional acquaintances.

Here is a short Opens external link in new windowvideo to present an overview of this conference.

August 03 2017

Our team contributes to an article in “The Journal of Rheumatology”

Our team recently contributed to an article in The Journal of Rheumatology, entitled Opens external link in new windowToward the Development of a Core Set of Outcome Domains to Assess Shared Decision-making Interventions in Rheumatology: Results from an OMERACT Delphi Survey and Consensus Meeting.

The aim of this Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Working Group was to determine the core set of outcome domains and subdomains for measuring the effectiveness of shared decision-making (SDM) interventions in rheumatology clinical trials.

Further efforts are needed to address the limited understanding of SDM and its outcomes among OMERACT participants.

Authors : Toupin-April K, Barton J, Fraenkel L, Li LC, Brooks P, De Wit M, Stacey D, Légaré F, Meara A, Shea B, Lyddiatt A, Hofstetter C, Gossec L, Christensen R, Scholte-Voshaar M, Suarez-Almazor ME, Boonen A, Meade T, March L, Pohl C, Jull JE, Sivarajah S, Campbell W, Alten R, Karuranga S, Morgan E, Kaufman J, Hill S, Maxwell LJ, Welch V, Beaton D, El-Miedany Y, Tugwell PS.

August 03 2017

Our team publishes an article in “Health Expectations”

Our team recently published an article in Health Expectations, entitled Opens external link in new windowFactors associated with shared decision making among primary care physicians: Findings from a multicentre cross-sectional study.

Despite growing recognition that shared decision making (SDM) is central for patient-centred primary care, adoption by physicians remains limited in routine practice. The objective is to examine the characteristics of physicians, patients and consultations associated with primary care physicians' SDM behaviours during routine care.

Physicians' social participation, patients' employment status and decisional conflict and the duration of consultations were associated with primary care physicians' SDM behaviours in routine care.

Authors : Menear M, Garvelink MM, Adekpedjou R, Perez MMB, Robitaille H, Turcotte S, Légaré F.

July 26 2017

Meeting of research officers, 27 June, Quebec city

On June 27, our team was delighted to host research officers working with the research project “Implementing Shared Decision Making with Interprofessional Home Care Teams.” This research project is taking place in nine CISSS and CIUSSS (health and social services centres) in western Quebec. The goal was to discuss recruitment methods, and the meeting was a great success!

 Meeting of research officers, June 27, Quebec, involved in the IPSDM-IRSC Stepped Wedge project entitled “Implementing shared decision making among interprofessional home care teams.”


July 20 2017

Our team contributes to an article in BMJ Open

Our team contributed to an article recently published in BMJ Open, entitled Opens external link in new windowLow-value clinical practices in injury care: a scoping review protocol

Preventable injuries lead to 200 000 hospital stays, 60 000 disabilities, and 13 000 deaths per year in Canada with direct costs of $20 billion. Overall, potentially unnecessary medical interventions are estimated to consume up to 30% of healthcare resources and may expose patients to avoidable harm. However, little is known about overuse for acute injury care. This review aimed to identify low-value clinical practices in injury care.

This article will contribute new knowledge on low-value clinical practices in acute injury care. Our results will support the development of indicators to measure resource overuse and inform policy makers of potential targets for reducing these practices in injury care.


Authors : Moore L, Boukar KM, Tardif PA, Stelfox HT, Champion H, Cameron P, Gabbe B, Yanchar N, Kortbeek J, Lauzier F, Légaré F, Archambault P, Turgeon AF.

July 18 2017

One month to go before the 5th Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference in Quebec City

The Opens external link in new window5th Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference will be held at the Centre des congrès de Québec from August 17th to August 19th 2017.

Preventing Overdiagnosis is a gathering of likeminded scientists coming together to share opinions, ideas and solutions to the growing problem of overdiagnosis and overtreatment and how best to tackle the burden of overdiagnosis in today’s health care system.
This annual event is an ideal environment for health scientists, researchers and consumer/citizen advocates to present ongoing research, results and ideas.

Opens external link in new windowRegister here

June 29 2017

Our colleague Valérie Borde awarded the Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Investigative Journalism

Science journalist Valérie Borde, who has worked with our team on popularizing knowledge about SDM, has won the 2016 Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Investigative Journalism. This fellowship promotes excellence in written, broadcast and online investigative journalism.

This award will enable her to spend four months investigating the extent to which Canadian institutions protect the Canadian population against fradulent claims and fraudulent food products.

We so proud to work with Ms Borde!


June 29 2017

Our team publishes letter on the SURE decisional conflict tool

Congratulations to our new team member Simon Décary & colleagues, who have just published a letter in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology about using the SURE tool for screening for decisional conflict in primary care.

Opens external link in new windowDecisional conflict screening for a diversity of primary care decisions. Are we SURE yet? Opens external link in new windowDecary S, Dion M, Rivest LP, Renaud JS, Robitaille H, Légaré F.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Jun 22. pii: S0895-4356(17)30276-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.06.010. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

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