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The mission of the Chronicity Areas of Excellence (AoE) is to advance and disseminate knowledge and to influence public policy related to living well with chronic health concerns.
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  1. You know how men / women are…: The complexities of gender comparison in cardiovascular rehabilitation [Download]

    Title: You know how men / women are…: The complexities of gender comparison in cardiovascular rehabilitation
    Creator: Pritlow C
    Subjects: Cardiac rehabilitation, Gender comparisons
    Date Created: 2010
  2. Understanding home dialysis service usage: A systematic review using meta-ethnography and rational choice theory [Download]

    Title: Understanding home dialysis service usage: A systematic review using meta-ethnography and rational choice theory
    Creator: Harwood L
    Subjects: Meta-ethnography, Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
    Date Created: 2010
  3. A population-based study on advance directive completion and completion intention among citizens of the western Canadian province of Alberta [Download]

    Title: A population-based study on advance directive completion and completion intention among citizens of the western Canadian province of Alberta
    Creator: Wilson, D. M.
    Description: Determining what proportion of the public has completed an advance directive and which population subgroups complete or do not complete such a directive is crucially important for planning purposes. Our research objective was to examine and compare advance directive completion, intention to complete, and noncompletion rates among citizens of one Canadian province. A telephone survey was conducted with 1,203 Albertans who met gender, age, and other requirements for a representative sample. When asked, \"Do you have a living will or personal directive?\" 43.6 percent reported having completed a directive and 42.1 percent indicated that they planned or intended to complete one. Completion rates increased with age. Widowed, self-employed, and retired people, and those who had lost a family member or friend and had other select end-of-life experiences and viewpoints were significantly more likely to have completed one. Although older people more often had an advance directive, personal life-and-death experiences should be recognized as major influences on directive completion.
    Subjects: intention, demographic aspects, advance directives
    Date Created: 2013
  4. The CCCDTD3 Dementia Recommendations: The impact on long term care homes. [Download]

    Title: The CCCDTD3 Dementia Recommendations: The impact on long term care homes.
    Creator: Gibson, M.
    Subjects: clinical practice, long-term care, dementia
    Date Created: 2008
  5. Dementia care evidence: Contextual dimensions that influence use in northern home care centres [Download]

    Title: Dementia care evidence: Contextual dimensions that influence use in northern home care centres
    Creator: Forbes, Dorothy
    Description: Living and working in isolated northern communities pose challenges in using evidence to inform dementia care. Purpose : To better understand the contextual dimensions of two home care centres in two Canadian northern, rural communities that influence the use of evidence from the perspectives of home care providers (HCPs). Sample: All clinical leaders, managers, and home care providers (n=48 FTE) in the two home care centres were sent an information letter outlining the study’s purpose, expectations, and benefits and invited to participate in focus groups conducted in two home care centres. Fourteen staff participated in the two focus groups. Method: A qualitative interpretive descriptive approach was used. Semi-structured questions were used to guide the audiotape recorded focus groups. Transcripts were coded using Lubrosky’s thematic analysis. Findings: Our findings are described in broad contextual themes (e.g., challenges in using the RAI-HC, availability of resources, relationships in a rural community, leadership, and evaluation) that included both positive and negative contextual dimensions that influenced the use of evidence. Conclusions: Most importantly, reallocated resources are needed in northern home care settings. Challenges in exchanging evidence related to difficult relationships with physicians, clients, and their family caregivers. Leadership and collaboration dimensions were fundamental to establishing a vibrant workplace in which HCPs provided and exchanged evidence-based dementia care.
    Subjects: home care contextual dimensions, knowledge exchange, evidence-based dementia care, northern home care
    Date Created: 2015
  6. Quality of life in contemporary nursing theory: A concept analysis. [Download]

    Title: Quality of life in contemporary nursing theory: A concept analysis.
    Creator: Plummer, M.
    Description: A critical appraisal of the concept, quality of life, as used in nursing theories, is presented in a historically situated context. This approach to concept analysis was selected to illuminate the subjective, contextual, and fluid nature of the concept. Based on this review, quality of life is defined as an intangible, subjective perception of one's lived experience. From a review of Peplau's, Rogers', Leininger's, King's, and Parse's conceptualizations of quality of life, it is concluded that it may be viable to replace health with quality of life as a metaparadigm concept for nursing.
    Subjects: concept analysis, nursing theory, quality of life
    Date Created: 2009