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Enrollment and dropout rates of individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease approached for telehealth interventions: A systematic review and meta-regression analysis

Highlights Approximately 51 % of individuals with COPD refuse to participate in telehealth interventions, and among those who do participate,15 % will not complete the intervention. Incorporating more than one recruitment method in RCTs with a longer duration d the dropout rate. More convenient methods, such as web-or telephone-based delivery, which saved time and

By |2024-01-06T00:58:46+00:00January 6th, 2024|Publications|0 Comments

Methodologies for Evaluating the Usability of Rehabilitation Technologies Aimed at Supporting Shared Decision-Making: Scoping Review

Abstract Background: The field of rehabilitation has seen a recent rise in technologies to support shared decision-making (SDM). Usability testing during the design process of SDM technologies is needed to optimize adoption and realize potential benefits. There is variability in how usability is defined and measured. Given the complexity of usability, a thorough examination

By |2023-09-03T00:22:55+00:00September 3rd, 2023|Publications|0 Comments

Lessons Learned From Clinicians and Stroke Survivors About Using Telerehabilitation Combined With Exergames: Multiple Case Study

Abstract Background: In Canada, stroke survivors have difficulty accessing community-based rehabilitation services because of a lack of resources. VirTele, a personalized remote rehabilitation program combining virtual reality exergames and telerehabilitation, was developed to provide stroke survivors an opportunity to pursue rehabilitation of their chronic upper extremity (UE) deficits at home while receiving ongoing follow-up

By |2022-12-09T12:42:12+00:00September 15th, 2022|Publications|0 Comments

Telerehabilitation for Children and Youth with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families: A Systematic Review

Abstract Aim To determine the level of evidence for the effectiveness of telerehabilitation against comparison interventions in improving child- and parent-related outcomes in children and youth with developmental disabilities. Method A systematic approach, comprised of a comprehensive search; transparent study selection, data extraction, quality assessment by independent reviewers; and synthesis of sufficiently similar data

By |2022-09-09T03:53:37+00:00August 30th, 2022|Publications|0 Comments

Creating a core set of mobility domains among individuals with acquired brain injury

Clinicians and individuals with acquired brain injury perspectives about factors that influence mobility: creating a core set of mobility domains among individuals with acquired brain injury Objectives To identify factors which may influence mobility and could be considered during the evaluation of mobility in individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) following qualitative focus groups

By |2022-09-09T03:45:07+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Publications|0 Comments

A Qualitative Exploration of the Teaching- and Learning-Related Content Nursing Students Share to Social Media

Abstract Background: Social media have many applications in health professions education. The current literature focuses on how faculty members use social media to supplement their teaching; less is known about how the students themselves use social media to support their educational activities. In this study, this digital artifact collection qualitatively explored what educational content nursing

By |2023-10-05T21:03:30+00:00November 10th, 2021|Publications|0 Comments

Dr. Sara Ahmed Promoted to Full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Sara Ahmed, PT, PhD has been promoted from Associate Professor to Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Ahmed is a physical therapist and has been a faculty member at McGill since 2008. She runs a research program and health informatics lab located at the Lethbridge Layton Mackey. Dr. Ahmed's research

By |2021-07-23T15:19:42+00:00July 23rd, 2021|Media|0 Comments

Investigation of measurement invariance in longitudinal health-related quality of life in preemptive or previously dialyzed kidney transplant recipients

Summary Purpose Kidney transplantation (KT) can impact patients’ evaluation of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) as they adapt to their new life with a graft and its changes. Patients may adapt to KT in a different way, depending on whether they were on dialysis prior to transplantation or not (i.e. preemptive group). This may

By |2022-01-09T02:18:00+00:00June 25th, 2021|Publications|0 Comments

The effects of exercise on sleep quality in persons with Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review with meta-analysis

Summary We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis to determine the evidence in support of exercise to improve sleep quality assessed subjectively and objectively in Parkinson's Disease (PD). Standardized mean differences (SMD) comparing the effects of exercise and control interventions on sleep quality with 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated. Data from 10 randomized

By |2021-05-07T03:52:31+00:00February 7th, 2021|Publications|0 Comments

Research Fairness Initiative opens a new era for equitable and impactful research collaborations

Abstract The global collaborations and partnerships in research and science are evidently growing as an inevitable reality to tackle the mounting common global challenges. To overcome all of these challenges and create a balance between countries, institutions, stakeholders, and fields and to strengthen the research and science fair collaborations and boost institutional research capacities

By |2020-11-07T00:27:03+00:00September 30th, 2020|Publications|0 Comments
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