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- 145Nursing, Faculty of
- 145Nursing, Faculty of/Health Systems
- 3Nursing, Faculty of/Nursing Education
- 3Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of
- 3Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of/Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence (ARCHE)
- 2Nursing, Faculty of/Health Equity
- 23Estabrooks, C.A.
- 15Cummings, G. G.
- 14Cummings, G.G.
- 14Estabrooks, C.
- 13Estabrooks, C. A.
- 13Norton, P.
- 15Knowledge translation
- 12Systematic reviews
- 10Long-term care
- 8Canada, Alberta
- 8Employee training
Aim. A discussion of how nurses can contribute to and lead improvement science activities in healthcare. Background. Quality failures in healthcare have led to the urgent need for healthcare quality improvement. However, too often quality improvement interventions proceed to practice...
Training programmes and mealtime assistance may improve eating performance for elderly long-term care residents with dementiaDownload
Implications for practice and research: Multifactorial rather than single component interventions are more likely to improve eating performance of older adults with dementia in long-term care. Future research is needed to evaluate the effectiveness and fidelity of interventions in real world...
Hearing loss and cognitive-communication test performance of long-term care residents with dementia: Effects of amplificationDownload
Purpose: The study aims were: 1) to explore the relationship between hearing loss and cognitive-communication performance of individuals with dementia, and 2) to determine if hearing loss is accurately identified by long-term care (LTC) staff. The research questions were: 1) What is the effect...
Partners in Research: Building Academic-Practice Partnerships to Educate and Mentor Advanced Practice NursesDownload
McKinlay, James, Valaitis, Ruta, Sherifali, Diana, Donald, Faith, Bryant-Lukosius, Denise, Carter, Nancy, Covell, Christine L., Tranmer, Joan, Kilpatrick, Kelley, Harbman, Patricia, Rawson, Krista, Gibbins, Sharyn, Martin-Misener, Ruth
Rationale: Clinical practice is the primary focus of advanced practice nursing (APN) roles. However, with unprecedented needs for healthcare reform and quality improvement (QI), healthcare administrators are seeking new ways to utilize all dimensions of APN expertise, especially related to...
Systematic Review of Knowledge Translation Strategies to Promote Research Uptake in Child Health SettingsDownload
Background: Strategies to assist evidence-based decision-making for healthcare professionals are crucial to ensure high quality patient care and outcomes. The goal of this systematic review was to identify and synthesize the evidence on knowledge translation interventions aimed at putting...
Understanding feedback report uptake: process evaluation findings from a 13-month feedback intervention in long-term care settingsDownload
Background Long-term care settings provide care to a large proportion of predominantly older, highly disabled adults across the United States and Canada. Managing and improving quality of care is challenging, in part because staffing is highly dependent on relatively non-professional health care...
Improving Decision making On Location of Care with the frail Elderly and their caregivers (the DOLCE study): study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trialDownload
Background One of the toughest decisions faced by elderly people is whether to stay at home or move to a care facility. This study seeks to evaluate the impact of training interprofessional home-care teams in shared decision making combined with a decision aid on the proportion of elderly people...
Association between prenatal and postnatal psychological distress and toddler cognitive development: A systematic reviewDownload
Purpose Maternal psychological distress is one of the most common perinatal complications, affecting up to 25% of pregnant and postpartum women. Research exploring the association between prenatal and postnatal distress and toddler cognitive development has not been systematically compiled. The...
Background: Healthcare aides (HCAs) are the primary caregivers for vulnerable older persons. They have many titles and are largely unregulated, which contributes to their relative invisibility. The objective of this scoping review was to evaluate the breadth and depth of the HCA workforce...
Affirming the value of the resident assessment instrument: Minimum data set version 2.0 for nursing home decision-making and quality improvementDownload
Background: We examined the agreement over time of the physical functioning domains of the Resident Assessment Instrument: Minimum Data Set Version 2.0 (RAI-MDS) and the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) in nursing home residents with dementia. Methods: We completed a secondary analysis of...