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Telemedicine is a promising but unproven tool for improving the quality of chronic disease care. The aim of this research is to investigate the potential of telemedicine for the care of patients with chronic diseases in Canada. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis of telemedicine for...
The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Secondary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease: A Meta-AnalysisDownload
The effectiveness of secondary prevention (SP) for coronary heart disease (CHD) is well established. The poor integration of evidence into clinical practice remains problematic, in part due to the poor description of trials evaluating these programs. As a result, knowledge users remain unclear...
Background: The prevalence of dementia, a progressive and incurable condition that affects memory and daily function, is increasing worldwide. The perspective of people with dementia can be captured to better understand which factors impact quality of life for this particular population. Such...
Background: High-fidelity simulation (HFS) has been proposed as a novel, supplemental teaching-learning strategy to enhance students’ confidence and competence in nursing practice. Aim: To describe available evidence about the effects of HFS on students’ confidence and competence within nursing...
A protocol for a systematic review of the use of process evaluations in knowledge translation researchDownload
Background Experimental designs for evaluating knowledge translation (KT) interventions for professional behavior change can provide strong estimates of intervention effectiveness but offer limited insight how the intervention worked or not. Furthermore, trials provide little insight into the...
Low-dose heparin for prolonging the patency of peripheral intravenous catheters in adults: A Systematic review and Meta-analysisDownload
Objective: To assess evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) about the efficacy of low-dose heparin for prolonging patency of peripheral intravenous catheters in adults. Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Data Sources: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and Cochrane Central...
Chapter 5 Supplement D: Sub-Stratified Quality Improvement Interventions and Numbers Needed to Treat
Chapter 5 Supplement D: Sub-Stratified Quality Improvement Interventions and Numbers Needed to TreatDownload
Chapter 5, Supplement D of a doctoral dissertation (Lau, D. Diabetes and Influenza-Attributable Illness: The Rationale for Targeted Influenza Vaccinations in Adults with Diabetes. Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta, Fall 2012). This supplement contains additional figures and tables from data...
Categories of quality improvement interventions used in Lau D, Hu J, Majumdar SR, Storie DA, Rees SE, Johnson JA. Interventions to Improve Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates Among Community-Dwelling Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Annals of Family Medicine 2012 (Accepted...
The validity, reliability and time requirement of study model analysis using cone-beam computed tomography generated virtual study modelsDownload
Objectives: To investigate the validity, reliability and time spent on performing a full orthodontic study model analysis (SMA) on Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)-generated dental models (Anatomodels) compared with conventional Plaster models and a subset of Extracted Premolars. Methods:...
Analysis of the Methodological Quality of Published Prosthodontic-related Systematic Reviews and their Impact on Clinical Practice, Research and Teaching According to the Correspondent AuthorsDownload
Ideally, health care systematic reviews (SRs) should be beneficial to practicing professionals in making everyday clinical decisions. However, the conclusions drawn from SRs are directly related to their quality. An exploratory analysis was completed to determine the current quality of...