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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

Prospective application of implementation science theories and frameworks to inform use of PROMs in routine clinical care within an integrated pain network

Abstract Purpose The objective of this study is to present the implementation science approaches that were used before implementing electronic patient-reported outcome measures (ePROMs) across an integrated chronic pain network that includes primary, rehabilitation, and hospital-based care. Methods The Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) was used to identify potential barriers and enablers to the use

By |2022-09-09T03:50:00+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Publications|0 Comments

Zachary Boychuck awarded the Postdoctoral Fellowship on Telehealth in Rehabilitation Services in the Wake of the COVID-19 Crisis

Zachary Boychuck (OT, PhD), a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Person-Centred Health Informatics Research Lab (Supervisor: Dr. Sara Ahmed), was awarded the "Postdoctoral Fellowship on Telehealth in Rehabilitation Services in the Wake of the COVID-19 Crisis" by the CIUSSS West-Central & the Réseau de recherché en santé des populations du Québec. This award provides support for one year (June

By |2020-05-23T10:54:42+00:00May 15th, 2020|Media|0 Comments

Nicole George awarded the CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Scholarship to co-design and implement a community health intervention for chronic pain

Congratulations to Nicole George!! Nicole George was awarded the CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Scholarship to co-design and implement a community health intervention for chronic pain. Summary of the project Chronic pain is a devastating medical condition that impacts nearly 1 in 5 Canadian adults. There is a need to improve chronic pain management, to

By |2020-05-23T16:31:30+00:00April 28th, 2020|Media|0 Comments

Core patient-reported outcome domains

Title: Core patient-reported outcome domains for routine clinical care in chronic pain management: patients’ and healthcare professionals’ perspective Abstract Purpose To identify a core patient-reported outcome (PRO) domain set to be used in routine clinical care in settings offering specialized and supra-specialized multidisciplinary care to individuals with chronic pain (CP). Methods Two online cross-sectional

By |2022-02-02T21:56:19+00:00March 19th, 2020|Publications|Comments Off on Core patient-reported outcome domains

Strategies for engaging patients and families in collaborative care programs for depression and anxiety disorders: A systematic review

Abstract Background Patients and families are often referred to as important partners in collaborative mental health care (CMHC). However, how to meaningfully engage them as partners remains unclear. We aimed to identify strategies for engaging patients and families in CMHC programs for depression and anxiety disorders. Methods We updated a Cochrane review of CMHC

By |2020-10-26T04:26:36+00:00February 25th, 2020|Publications|0 Comments

Type of clinical outcomes used by healthcare professionals to evaluate health-related quality of life domains to inform clinical decision making for chronic pain management.

Abstract Purpose To evaluate the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) domains currently assessed by healthcare professionals (HCPs) in secondary and tertiary hospital-based chronic pain clinics and the type of clinical outcomes (CO) used. Methods Electronic cross-sectional survey (May to September 2016) based on domains of HRQoL included in the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System

By |2020-05-23T08:56:05+00:00May 28th, 2019|Publications|0 Comments

How Did You Manage To Adopt A Common Language And Involve All Stakeholders In The Brilliant Rehab Program?

Dr. Sara Ahmed and Dr. Aliki Thomas share their experiences and expertise with behind the scenes work on BRILLIANT.

By |2020-03-20T11:31:41+00:00April 29th, 2019|Media|0 Comments

A BRILLIANT Rehab Project To Boost Mobility And Autonomy

The BRILLANT (Biomedical Research and Informatics Living Laboratory for Innovative Advances of New Technologies) research project was recently awarded a $5 million grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. The groundbreaking project was developed by Dr. Sara Ahmed, Site Director for the Constance-Lethbridge/CRIR research site and Associate Professor in the School of Physical & Occupational

By |2020-03-20T11:02:18+00:00July 31st, 2018|Media|0 Comments
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