G Bravo

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Family physician enabling attitudes: a qualitative study of patient perceptions
    Catherine Hudon
    Département de médecine de famille et de médecine d urgence, Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 14:8. 2013
  2. pmc Promoting advance planning for health care and research among older adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Gina Bravo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
    BMC Med Ethics 13:1. 2012
  3. pmc Study protocol of the YOU CALL--WE CALL TRIAL: impact of a multimodal support intervention after a "mild" stroke
    Annie Rochette
    Montreal University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BMC Neurol 10:3. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Improving the quality of residential care using goal attainment scaling
    Gina Bravo
    Research Centre on Aging, Sherbrooke University Geriatric Institute, Sherbrooke, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 6:173-80. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Using goal attainment scaling to improve the quality of long-term care: a group-randomized trial
    Gina Bravo
    Sherbrooke University Geriatric Institute, Research Centre on Aging, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Qual Health Care 17:511-9. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of provincial and territorial legislation governing substitute consent for research
    Gina Bravo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
    Can J Aging 24:237-50. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Advance directives for health care and research: prevalence and correlates
    Gina Bravo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 4C4, Canada
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 17:215-22. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Substitute consent for research involving the elderly: a comparison between Quebec and France
    Gina Bravo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 23:239-53. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Assessing the effectiveness of interventions to promote advance directives among older adults: a systematic review and multi-level analysis
    Gina Bravo
    Sherbrooke University, Geriatric Institute, Sherbrooke, PQ, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 67:1122-32. 2008
  10. pmc Knowledge of the legislation governing proxy consent to treatment and research
    G Bravo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    J Med Ethics 29:44-50. 2003

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Publications46

  1. pmc Family physician enabling attitudes: a qualitative study of patient perceptions
    Catherine Hudon
    Département de médecine de famille et de médecine d urgence, Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 14:8. 2013
    ..In this study, we aimed to identify family physician enabling attitudes and behaviours from the perspective of patients with chronic diseases...
  2. pmc Promoting advance planning for health care and research among older adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Gina Bravo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
    BMC Med Ethics 13:1. 2012
    ..It also investigates the financial impact on the healthcare system of improving substitute decision-making...
  3. pmc Study protocol of the YOU CALL--WE CALL TRIAL: impact of a multimodal support intervention after a "mild" stroke
    Annie Rochette
    Montreal University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BMC Neurol 10:3. 2010
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Improving the quality of residential care using goal attainment scaling
    Gina Bravo
    Research Centre on Aging, Sherbrooke University Geriatric Institute, Sherbrooke, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 6:173-80. 2005
    ..To illustrate the potential of goal attainment scaling (GAS) as a means to improve the quality of care provided by residential care facilities to frail older adults...
  5. ncbi request reprint Using goal attainment scaling to improve the quality of long-term care: a group-randomized trial
    Gina Bravo
    Sherbrooke University Geriatric Institute, Research Centre on Aging, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Qual Health Care 17:511-9. 2005
    ..To assess the effect of a 6-month interdisciplinary customized intervention based on goal attainment scaling and aimed at improving the quality of care provided by long-term care facilities to frail older adults...
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of provincial and territorial legislation governing substitute consent for research
    Gina Bravo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
    Can J Aging 24:237-50. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Advance directives for health care and research: prevalence and correlates
    Gina Bravo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 4C4, Canada
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 17:215-22. 2003
    ..The finding that only a small proportion of older adults have discussed future research participation with their families points to the need to find effective ways to promote advance directives for research in this population...
  8. doi request reprint Substitute consent for research involving the elderly: a comparison between Quebec and France
    Gina Bravo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 23:239-53. 2008
    ..They also provide some support for allowing close relatives to consent to research participation on behalf of older adults who are unable to consent by themselves and have not been appointed a legal representative...
  9. doi request reprint Assessing the effectiveness of interventions to promote advance directives among older adults: a systematic review and multi-level analysis
    Gina Bravo
    Sherbrooke University, Geriatric Institute, Sherbrooke, PQ, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 67:1122-32. 2008
    ..This was true regardless of the target population. These findings support the effectiveness of educational interventions in increasing the formulation of ADs and provide practical advice on how best to achieve this goal...
  10. pmc Knowledge of the legislation governing proxy consent to treatment and research
    G Bravo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    J Med Ethics 29:44-50. 2003
    ..To assess the knowledge of four groups of individuals regarding who is legally authorised to consent to health care or research involving older patients...
  11. ncbi request reprint Are Canadians providing advance directives about health care and research participation in the event of decisional incapacity?
    Gina Bravo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec
    Can J Psychiatry 56:209-18. 2011
    ..We conducted a postal survey to estimate the frequency with which Canadians communicate their preferences about health care and research should they become incapacitated...
  12. doi request reprint [Comparing ethics committees from France and Quebec with respect to incapacity to consent to research]
    G Bravo
    Département des sciences de la santé communautaire, Universite de Sherbrooke, 3001 12 e Avenue Nord, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H5N4, Canada
    Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique 57:231-9. 2009
    ..In both jurisdictions, ethics committees are charged with ensuring that research protocols meet these conditions. We investigated committee members' knowledge and opinions regarding substitute consent for research purposes...
  13. ncbi request reprint Correlates of care quality in long-term care facilities: a multilevel analysis
    G Bravo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 54:P180-8. 1999
    ..From these results, we suggest means to improve the quality of care provided to cognitively impaired older adults living in long-term care facilities...
  14. ncbi request reprint Comparison of cross-sectional and longitudinal designs in the study of aging of upper extremity performance
    J Desrosiers
    Centre de recherche en gérontologie et gériatrie, Sherbrooke Geriatric University Institute, Quebec, Canada
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 53:B362-8. 1998
    ..The withdrawal and survivor biases related to the longitudinal design and the cohort bias associated with the cross-sectional design may, in part, explain these results...
  15. doi request reprint Participation after a stroke: changes over time as a function of cognitive deficits
    Chantal Viscogliosi
    Research Center on Aging, University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke, 1036 Belvedere South, Sherbrooke Québec J1H 4C4, Canada
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 52:336-43. 2011
    ..These results indicate that when returning to the community after a stroke, positive changes in participation over time are possible even with cognitive deficits...
  16. ncbi request reprint Age- and education-specific reference values for the Mini-Mental and modified Mini-Mental State Examinations derived from a non-demented elderly population
    G Bravo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:1008-18. 1997
    ..To report age- and education-specific reference values for the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Modified Mini-Mental State (3MS) Examination...
  17. pmc Quality of care in unlicensed homes for the aged in the eastern townships of Quebec
    G Bravo
    Département des sciences de la santé communautaire, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de Sherbrooke, Que
    CMAJ 160:1441-5. 1999
    ..The authors compared the quality of care in unlicensed homes with that in licensed long-term care facilities in a region of Quebec...
  18. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of an evaluation instrument for medical students in tutorials
    R Hebert
    Department of Family Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine, Quebec, Canada
    Acad Med 71:488-94. 1996
    ..To develop and explore the validity of the Tutotest, the first standardized instrument designed to assess the skills and attitudes of medical students working in tutorials in a problem-based learning curriculum...
  19. ncbi request reprint Age-related changes in upper extremity performance of elderly people: a longitudinal study
    J Desrosiers
    Centre de recherche en gérontologie et gériatrie, Sherbrooke Geriatric University Institute, Quebec, Canada
    Exp Gerontol 34:393-405. 1999
    ..In general, the decline was related to the initial score but not to age...
  20. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a nurse-led multidimensional preventive programme for older people at risk of functional decline. A randomized controlled trial
    R Hebert
    Gerontology and Geriatric Research Centre, Sherbrooke Geriatric University Institute, 1036 Belvedere Street South, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 4C4, Canada
    Age Ageing 30:147-53. 2001
    ..To verify the efficacy of a multidimensional preventive programme on functional decline of older people...
  21. pmc Prevalence of multimorbidity among adults seen in family practice
    Martin Fortin
    Department of Family Medicine, Sherbrooke University, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Fam Med 3:223-8. 2005
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Changes in participation level after spouse's first stroke and relationship to burden and depressive symptoms
    Annie Rochette
    School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Cerebrovasc Dis 24:255-60. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to document changes in participation level over time and explore associations between changes in participation level, burden and depressive symptoms for spouses of people who had had a first stroke...
  23. ncbi request reprint The conduct of Canadian researchers and institutional review boards regarding substituted consent for research
    Gina Bravo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    IRB 26:1-8. 2004
  24. ncbi request reprint Short-term changes in and predictors of participation of older adults after stroke following acute care or rehabilitation
    Johanne Desrosiers
    Research Center on Aging, University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 22:288-97. 2008
    ..Although considered an important rehabilitation outcome, little is known about participation after stroke and its predictors, and about the differences associated with the types of services provided following stroke...
  25. doi request reprint Identifying characteristics of residential care facilities relevant to the placement process of seniors
    Catherine Lestage
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 9:95-101. 2008
    ..To identify which characteristics of the physical and organizational environments of residential care facilities (RCFs) need to be known to support the placement process of seniors with cognitive and physical disabilities...
  26. ncbi request reprint Arm and leg impairments and disabilities after stroke rehabilitation: relation to handicap
    Johanne Desrosiers
    Research Centre on Aging, Sherbrooke Geriatric University Institute and Faculty of Medicine, Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Rehabil 17:666-73. 2003
    ..1) To examine the relationships between measures of impairment and disability for the arm and leg with a measure of handicap and (2) to identify the impairment or disability most strongly related to handicap situations...
  27. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two functional independence scales with a participation measure in post-stroke rehabilitation
    Johanne Desrosiers
    Sherbrooke Geriatric University Institute, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 4C4, Canada
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 37:157-72. 2003
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Participation after stroke compared to normal aging
    Johanne Desrosiers
    Research Centre on Aging, Sherbrooke Geriatric University Institute, 1036 Belvedere South, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 4C4, Canada
    J Rehabil Med 37:353-7. 2005
    ..To examine the reduction in participation of people who have had a stroke compared with healthy people with normal aging...
  29. ncbi request reprint Comparison of changes in upper and lower extremity impairments and disabilities after stroke
    Johanne Desrosiers
    Research Centre of Aging, Sherbrooke Geriatric University Institute, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Rehabil Res 26:109-16. 2003
    ....
  30. pmc Relationship between regulatory status, quality of care, and three-year mortality in Canadian residential care facilities: a longitudinal study
    Gina Bravo
    Research Centre on Aging, Sherbrooke University Geriatric Institute, Quebec, Canada
    Health Serv Res 37:1181-96. 2002
    ..To compare the mortality rate in regulated and unregulated facilities, controlling for confounding variables, and investigate the effect of care quality on residents' length of survival...
  31. ncbi request reprint A prospective evaluation of the Charlson Comorbidity Index for use in long-term care patients
    Gina Bravo
    Research Centre, Sherbrooke University Geriatric Institute, Sherbrooke, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:740-5. 2002
    ..This study examined the prognostic value of the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) in predicting 3-year mortality and functional decline in the LTC setting and compared its prognostic value to that of two data-derived comorbidity indices...
  32. ncbi request reprint Adaptation process, participation and depression over six months in first-stroke individuals and spouses
    Annie Rochette
    Ecole de readaptation, Universite de Montreal, Montreal Quebec, Canada
    Clin Rehabil 21:554-62. 2007
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Changes in participation after a mild stroke: quantitative and qualitative perspectives
    Annie Rochette
    School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Top Stroke Rehabil 14:59-68. 2007
    ..CONCLUSION: Results of both methods confirmed significant impact of the stroke on participation level that is persistent even 6 months poststroke...
  34. ncbi request reprint Long-term changes in participation after stroke
    Johanne Desrosiers
    Department of Rehabilitation, Research Center on Aging, University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke, Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Top Stroke Rehabil 13:86-96. 2006
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Correlates of suicide in the older adult population in Quebec
    Michel Preville
    Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 35:91-105. 2005
    ..This result leads us to interpret with caution the conclusion of some studies suggesting that physical frailty is a major causal factor associated with suicide among the elderly...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of unilateral and symmetrical bilateral task training for arm during the subacute phase after stroke: a randomized controlled trial
    Johanne Desrosiers
    Research Centre on Aging, Sherbrooke Geriatric University Institute, Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Rehabil 19:581-93. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effect of an arm training programme combining repetition of unilateral and symmetrical bilateral tasks for people in the subacute phase after stroke...
  37. ncbi request reprint Physical health and mental disorder in elderly suicide: a case-control study
    Michel Preville
    Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Aging Ment Health 9:576-84. 2005
    ..Our findings suggest that detection of psychiatric disorders, mainly depression, must be included in late life suicide prevention strategies...
  38. ncbi request reprint Quebec physicians' knowledge and opinions regarding substitute consent for decisionally incapacitated older adults
    Gina Bravo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    IRB 26:12-7. 2004
  39. ncbi request reprint Relationship between multimorbidity and health-related quality of life of patients in primary care
    Martin Fortin
    Department of Family Medicine, Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Que, Canada
    Qual Life Res 15:83-91. 2006
    ..05). Increased multimorbidity adversely affected HRQOL in primary-care adult patients, even when confounding variables were controlled for...
  40. ncbi request reprint The role of technology in task-oriented training in persons with subacute stroke: a randomized controlled trial
    Carol L Richards
    Department of Rehabilitation and Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration, Laval University
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 18:199-211. 2004
    ..52, P = 0.003) with an increase in ankle power generation of the affected leg. The results demonstrate that the efficacy of the task-oriented approach is not dependent on rehabilitation technology...
  41. ncbi request reprint Predictors of long-term participation after stroke
    Johanne Desrosiers
    Research Centre on Aging, Sherbrooke Geriatric University Institute, 1036 Belvedere Sud, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada J1H 4C4
    Disabil Rehabil 28:221-30. 2006
    ..1) To explore factors that predict long-term participation after stroke (2-4 years after discharge from rehabilitation), and (2) to determine factors that predict both short- and long-term participation...
  42. ncbi request reprint Outcome value of Clara cell protein in serum of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome
    Olivier Lesur
    Groupe de Recherche en Physiopathologie Respiratoire, Centre de Recherche Clinique, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke 3001, 12 Avenue Nord, Sherbrooke, Canada
    Intensive Care Med 32:1167-74. 2006
    ..We examined whether serum Clara cell protein (CC-16) concentration is correlated with the outcome, mechanical ventilation duration, and incidence of nonpulmonary organ failure...
  43. pmc Psychological distress and multimorbidity in primary care
    Martin Fortin
    Department of Family Medicine, Sherbrooke University, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Fam Med 4:417-22. 2006
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Effect of a home leisure education program after stroke: a randomized controlled trial
    Johanne Desrosiers
    Research Centre on Aging, University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:1095-100. 2007
    ..To evaluate the effect of a leisure education program on participation in and satisfaction with leisure activities (leisure-related outcomes), and well-being, depressive symptoms, and quality of life (primary outcomes) after stroke...
  45. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of pinch and thumb strength measurements in de Quervain's disease
    Katia Fournier
    Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain, Site Institut de réadaptation de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Hand Ther 19:2-10, quiz 11. 2006
    ..003); no direction showed a greater decrease than the others. The results suggest that pinch and thumb strength measurements are reliable and able to show a decreased strength on the symptomatic side in this population...
  46. ncbi request reprint Adaptation and coping following a first stroke: a qualitative analysis of a phenomenological orientation
    Annie Rochette
    School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Canada
    Int J Rehabil Res 29:247-9. 2006
    ....