January 10 2018
Our team contributed recently to the publication of an article in the journal Canadian Journal on Aging entitled What Do Clinical Supervisors Require to Teach Residents in Family Medicine How to Care for Seniors?
In this study, we assessed clinicians’ continuing professional development (CPD) needs at family practice teaching clinics in the province of Quebec. Our mixed methodology design comprised an environmental scan of training programs at four family medicine departments, an expert panel to determine priority clinical situations for senior care, a supervisors survey to assess their perceived CPD needs and an interviews to help understand the rationale behind their needs. From the environmental scan, the expert panel selected 13 priority situations.
Authors: Giguere AMC, Lebel P, Morin M, Proust F, Rodriguez C, Carnovale V, Champagne L, Légaré F, Carmichael PH, Martineau B, Karazivan P, Durand PJ.
January 10 2018
Our team published recently an article in the journal PLoS One, entitled Choosing between staying at home or moving: A systematic review of factors influencing housing decisions among frail older adults.
Most older adults wish to stay at home during their late life years, but physical disabilities and cognitive impairment may force them to face a housing decision. However, they lack relevant information to make informed value-based housing decisions. Consequently, we sought to identify the sets of factors influencing the housing decision-making of older adults. We performed a systematic literature search for studies evaluating any factors influencing the housing decisions among older adults over 65 years old without cognitive disabilities.
Authors: Roy N, Dubé R, Després C, Freitas A, Légaré F.
December 24 2017
December 18 2017
Our team published recently an article in the journal JMIR Human Factors, entitled Deciding How to Stay Independent at Home in Later Years : Development and Acceptability Testing of an Informative Web-Based Module.
Seniors with loss of autonomy may face decisions about whether they should stay at home or move elsewhere. Most seniors would prefer to stay home and be independent for as long as possible, but most are unaware of options that would make this possible. The study aimed to develop and test the acceptability of an interactive website for seniors, theirs caregivers, and health professionals with short interlinked videos presenting information about options for staying independent at home.
Authors: Garvelink MM, Jones CA, Archambault PM, Roy N, Blair L, Légaré F.
December 18 2017
Our team contributed recently to the publication of an article in the journal Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine entitled The Quebec emergency department guide: A cross-sectional study to evaluate its use, perceived usefulness, and implementation in rural emergency departments.
The Quebec Emergency Department Management Guide (QEDMG) is a unique document with 78 recommendations designed to improve the organization of emergency departments (EDs) in the province of Quebec. However, no study has examined how this guide is perceived or used by rural health care management. This study intended to establish general familiarity and use of the QEDMG, as well as perceived usefulness and implementation of its recommendations.
Authors: Fleet R, Hegg-Delove S, Maltais-Giguère J, Légaré F, Ouimet M, Poitras J, Tanguay A, Archambault P, Lévesque JF, Simard-Racine G, Dupuis G.
December 04 2017
Our team published recently an article in the journal Implementation Science, entitled Effective strategies for scaling up evidence-based practices in primary care : a systematic review.
While an extensive array of existing evidence-based practices (EBPs) have the potential to improve patient outcomes, little is known about how to implement EBPs on a larger scale. Therefore, we sought to identify effective strategies for scaling up EBPs in primary care.
Authors: Ben Charif A, Tchala Vignon Zomahoun H, LeBlanc A, Langlois L, Wolfenden L, Yoong SL, Williams CM, Lépine R, Légaré F.
December 04 2017
The World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017 of the World Health Organization is being held from November 13 to19. Many studies of the Canada Research Chair on Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation aim to improve adequate use of antibiotics. (click here to access to the research projects). We are following with great interest all activities related to this public health issue.
For more information about the activities of the week, click here to access the website of the World Health Organization (WHO). Congratulations for this great initiative which underlines the importance of this health issue.
November 20 2017
Our colleague Mirjam Garvelink officially received a scholarship from the programme Joint Transnational Call for Proposals 2017 in the category Ageing and place in a digitising world for her project entitled teChnology tO suppORt DecIsioN Making about Aging aT home (COORDINATEs). The project consists of conducting researches in three countries about the options for seniors so they can stay at home. The project will be financed for 3 years. Congratulations to Mirjam and to all of the contributors involved!
November 17 2017
Congratulations to Dr. France Légaré, Canada Research Chair Tier 1 on Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation, who ranked in the top 1% of the most cited researchers for 2017 according to Web of Science. This list, created by Clarivate Analytics, lists more than 3,300 highly cited researchers. These researchers distinguished themselves by publishing a high number of articles that rank among the top 1% in their respective fields over the last 11 years. Such highly cited publications indicates that the work of these researchers has been repeatedly judged by their peers to be of notable significance and utility.
Click here to access the Highly Cited Researchers list
November 09 2017
The Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation is proud to participate to the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) Talks video competition. This program is intended to improve knowledge translation of research within IHDCYH’s mandate.
The video proposed by the Chair is entitled « Shared Decision Making in Prenatal Screening ».
You can watch the videos in competition and vote for your favourite before November 30th.