Marie France Dubois

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. 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
  2. doi request reprint Comfort with proxy consent to research involving decisionally impaired older adults: do type of proxy and risk-benefit profile matter?
    Marie France Dubois
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:1479-88. 2011
  3. pmc Case management and self-management support for frequent users with chronic disease in primary care: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial
    Maud Christine Chouinard
    Département des Sciences de la Santé, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi 555, Boul, de l Université, Chicoutimi, Quebec G7H 2B1, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:49. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-impairment-free life expectancy for Canadian seniors
    Marie France Dubois
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, and Research Centre on Aging, Sherbrooke, Canada
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 22:327-33. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Correlates of the perceived need for institutionalisation among older adults without cognitive impairment
    Marie France Dubois
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Que, Canada
    Gerontology 54:244-51. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Is there agreement between Canadian older adults and their primary informal caregivers on behaviour towards institutionalisation?
    Marie France Dubois
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
    Health Soc Care Community 17:610-8. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Assisted self-report of health-services use showed excellent reliability in a longitudinal study of older adults
    Marie France Dubois
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1040-5. 2007
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. doi request reprint Yearly transitions of disability profiles in older people living at home
    Michel Raîche
    Research Centre on Aging, Sherbrooke University Geriatrics Institute, 1036 Belvedere Sud, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 4C4, Canada
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 55:399-405. 2012

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Publications44

  1. 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...
  2. doi request reprint Comfort with proxy consent to research involving decisionally impaired older adults: do type of proxy and risk-benefit profile matter?
    Marie France Dubois
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:1479-88. 2011
    ..We investigated comfort with proxy consent to research involving older adults deemed incapable of this decision, and examined if comfort varies with the type of proxy and the study's risk-benefit profile...
  3. pmc Case management and self-management support for frequent users with chronic disease in primary care: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial
    Maud Christine Chouinard
    Département des Sciences de la Santé, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi 555, Boul, de l Université, Chicoutimi, Quebec G7H 2B1, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:49. 2013
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-impairment-free life expectancy for Canadian seniors
    Marie France Dubois
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, and Research Centre on Aging, Sherbrooke, Canada
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 22:327-33. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Correlates of the perceived need for institutionalisation among older adults without cognitive impairment
    Marie France Dubois
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Que, Canada
    Gerontology 54:244-51. 2008
    ..Not many studies target caregivers of people without dementia; even fewer have been interested in the older adult's own perceived need...
  6. doi request reprint Is there agreement between Canadian older adults and their primary informal caregivers on behaviour towards institutionalisation?
    Marie France Dubois
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
    Health Soc Care Community 17:610-8. 2009
    ..In this regard, health professionals could play a role in bringing the issue to discussion...
  7. ncbi request reprint Assisted self-report of health-services use showed excellent reliability in a longitudinal study of older adults
    Marie France Dubois
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1040-5. 2007
    ..Self-report is the most accessible and cost-effective method to collect information on their use. It is thus important to demonstrate the reliability of this approach...
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. doi request reprint Yearly transitions of disability profiles in older people living at home
    Michel Raîche
    Research Centre on Aging, Sherbrooke University Geriatrics Institute, 1036 Belvedere Sud, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 4C4, Canada
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 55:399-405. 2012
    ..Disability-based case-mix classifications identify meaningful groups of older people; yet transitions between profiles are mostly unknown...
  11. 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...
  12. doi request reprint Health-related and subjective quality of life of older adults with visual impairment
    Judith Renaud
    Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil 32:899-907. 2010
    ..To document health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and subjective quality of life (SQOL) and explore their correlates in older adults seeking services for visual impairment (VI)...
  13. 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...
  14. doi request reprint Impact of PRISMA, a coordination-type integrated service delivery system for frail older people in Quebec (Canada): A quasi-experimental study
    Réjean Hébert
    Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:107-18. 2010
    ..To evaluate the impact of a coordination-type integrated service delivery (ISD) model on health, satisfaction, empowerment, and services utilization of frail older people...
  15. pmc Comparative assessment of three different indices of multimorbidity for studies on health-related quality of life
    Martin Fortin
    Department of Family Medicine, Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Que, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:74. 2005
    ..The first two indices were not developed in light of HRQOL...
  16. 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...
  17. pmc Meeting the home-care needs of disabled older persons living in the community: does integrated services delivery make a difference?
    Nicole Dubuc
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, 3001 12th Avenue North, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1H 5N4, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 11:67. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to examine the impact of this ISD network on unmet needs among disabled older persons living in the community...
  18. 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
    ....
  19. 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
    ....
  20. 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint Postural stability in the elderly: empirical confirmation of a theoretical model
    Hélène Corriveau
    Research Centre on Aging, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke Geriatric University Institute, 1036 Belvedere Sud, Sherbrooke, Que, J1H 4C4, Canada
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 39:163-77. 2004
    ..The indirect action of the different systems on the COP-COM amplitude supports the systems theory...
  22. 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint Does regulating private long-term care facilities lead to better care? A study from Quebec, Canada
    Gina Bravo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada Research Centre on Aging, University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
    Int J Qual Health Care 26:330-6. 2014
    ..We assessed the impact of regulation on care quality by comparing quality assessments made before and after regulation. In both periods, public facilities served as a comparison group...
  24. doi request reprint Substitute consent practices in the face of uncertainty: a survey of Canadian researchers in aging
    Gina Bravo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:1821-30. 2013
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a psychoeducative group program for caregivers of demented persons living at home: a randomized controlled trial
    Réjean Hébert
    Research Centre on Aging, Sherbrooke Geriatric University Institute, Quebec, Canada
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:S58-67. 2003
    ..To test the efficacy of a psychoeducative group program for informal caregivers of persons with dementia...
  26. 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...
  27. pmc Evaluating the integration of chronic disease prevention and management services into primary health care
    Martin Fortin
    Département de Médecine de Famille, Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:132. 2013
    ..The objective of this study is to evaluate the adaptation and implementation of an intervention involving the integration of chronic disease prevention and management (CDPM) services into primary health care...
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of the Health Care Satisfaction Questionnaire (HCSQ) in elders
    Maxime Gagnon
    University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA
    J Nurs Meas 14:190-204. 2006
    ..72 (95% CI: .52-.84). In light of these findings, the characteristics and multidimensional perspective of the HCSQ appear to be useful for measuring and advancing knowledge about health care and services satisfaction...
  30. doi request reprint Benzodiazepine use and quality of sleep in the community-dwelling elderly population
    Sarah Gabrielle Beland
    Faculte de Pharmacie, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, G8B 1S5 Canada
    Aging Ment Health 14:843-50. 2010
    ..About 50% of the elderly population report being dissatisfied with their sleep. Although benzodiazepines are the most prescribed drugs to treat sleep complaints, the effectiveness of their use on the quality of sleep is not well documented...
  31. 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
  32. doi request reprint Exploring support needed by home health aides in choosing bathing equipment: new challenges for occupational therapy collaboration
    Manon Guay
    Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada Research Center on Aging, Health and Social Services Center, University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
    Work 46:263-71. 2013
    ..In Quebec (Canada), home health aides are gradually being involved in choosing bathing equipment for community-dwelling clients with bathing difficulties, a task traditionally performed by occupational therapists...
  33. ncbi request reprint PRISMA-7: a case-finding tool to identify older adults with moderate to severe disabilities
    Michel Raîche
    Research Center on Aging, Sherbrooke University Geriatrics Institute, 1036 Belvedere Sud, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 4C4, Canada
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 47:9-18. 2008
    ..3% and 74.7%, respectively. These validity indices support the use of this questionnaire in identifying older persons with potential moderate to severe disabilities with a view to referring them for more comprehensive assessment...
  34. pmc The effectiveness of the PRISMA integrated service delivery network: preliminary report on methods and baseline data
    Réjean Hébert
    Research Centre on Aging, Sherbrooke University Geriatrics Institute Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada
    Int J Integr Care 8:e03. 2008
    ..The objective of this paper is to present the methodology and give baseline data on the study participants...
  35. doi request reprint Tai Chi-based exercise program provided via telerehabilitation compared to home visits in a post-stroke population who have returned home without intensive rehabilitation: study protocol for a randomized, non-inferiority clinical trial
    Michel Tousignant
    Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
    Trials 15:42. 2014
    ..To meet this demand, telerehabilitation, particularly from a service center to the patient's home, is a promising alternative approach that can help improve access to rehabilitation services once patients are discharged home...
  36. doi request reprint Can home health aids using the clinical algorithm Algo choose the right bath seat for clients having a straightforward problem?
    Manon Guay
    1School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
    Clin Rehabil 28:172-82. 2014
    ..To determine if Algo, a clinical algorithm to select bathing equipment for 'straightforward' cases, guides home health aides in selecting the appropriate bath seat...
  37. doi request reprint Identifying psychosocial variables for home care services and how to measure them
    Nathalie Delli-Colli
    a University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Home Health Care Serv Q 32:197-217. 2013
    ..Eighty-three percent of the variables selected could be measured with five instruments identified by the focus group experts. ..
  38. ncbi request reprint Participation in daily activities and social roles of older adults with visual impairment
    Johanne Desrosiers
    School of Rehabilitation, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil 31:1227-34. 2009
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of an instrument measuring individual empowerment in relation to personal health care: the Health Care Empowerment Questionnaire (HCEQ)
    Maxime Gagnon
    Research Center on Aging, Sherbrooke Geriatric University Institute, Sherbrooke, Canada
    Am J Health Promot 20:429-35. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a questionnaire that measures the degree of individual empowerment in relation to personal health care and services...
  40. pmc Multimorbidity and quality of life: a closer look
    Martin Fortin
    Department of Family Medicine, Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:52. 2007
    ..The goal of this study was to analyse impaired organ domains that affect the most HRQOL of patients with multiple chronic conditions in primary care and their possible interactions...
  41. doi request reprint The association between length of benzodiazepine use and sleep quality in older population
    Sarah Gabrielle Beland
    Pharmaceutical Sciences Program, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:908-15. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to document the association between length of benzodiazepine use and sleep quality as reported by adults 65 years older and over...
  42. ncbi request reprint Criterion validity of a home health aide's algorithm for recommending bathroom equipment
    Manon Guay
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Occup Ther 76:246-56. 2009
    ..However, to increase access to services, the algorithm "Préalables aux soins d'hygiène" (French for "Prerequisites for bathing care") has been developed to be used by trained home health aides to recommend bathroom equipment...
  43. 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...
  44. doi request reprint Effect of dyssynergic defecation during pregnancy on third- and fourth-degree tear during a first vaginal delivery: a case-control study
    Marie Claude Marchand
    Clinical Sciences Program, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:183.e1-6. 2009
    ..Determine whether dyssynergic defecation is a risk factor for third- or fourth-degree tear during a first vaginal delivery...