Francine Ducharme

Summary

Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi The unique experience of spouses in early-onset dementia
    Francine Ducharme
    Faculte des sciences infirmieres, Universite de Montreal, Centre de Recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 28:634-41. 2013
  2. doi Decision-making process of family caregivers regarding placement of a cognitively impaired elderly relative
    Francine Ducharme
    Centre de Recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Home Health Care Serv Q 31:197-218. 2012
  3. doi "Learning to become a family caregiver" efficacy of an intervention program for caregivers following diagnosis of dementia in a relative
    Francine C Ducharme
    Faculte des sciences infirmieres, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Gerontologist 51:484-94. 2011
  4. doi Challenges associated with transition to caregiver role following diagnostic disclosure of Alzheimer disease: a descriptive study
    Francine Ducharme
    Universite de Montreal, and Holder of the Desjardins Research Chair in Nursing Care for Seniors and Their Families, Centre de Recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, Canada
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:1109-19. 2011
  5. ncbi Qualitative evaluation of a stress management intervention for elderly caregivers at home: a constructivist approach
    Francine Ducharme
    Research Chair in Nursing Care for the Elderly and Their Families, Research Centre, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 23:691-713. 2002
  6. ncbi Changes in health outcomes among older husband caregivers: a one-year longitudinal study
    Francine Ducharme
    Faculte des sciences infirmieres, Université de Montréal and Centre de Recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 65:73-96. 2007
  7. ncbi Older husbands as caregivers of their wives: a descriptive study of the context and relational aspects of care
    Francine Ducharme
    Faculte des sciences infirmieres, Universite de Montreal, Centre de Recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, 4565 Queen Mary Road, Montreal, QC, Canada H3W 1W5
    Int J Nurs Stud 43:567-79. 2006
  8. ncbi [Ambulatory turning point and family home care: a gamble in public health]
    Francine Ducharme
    Faculte des sciences infirmieres, Universite de Montreal, et Centre de recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, Quebec
    Can J Public Health 95:64-8. 2004
  9. ncbi Follow-up of an intervention program for caregivers of a relative with dementia living in a long-term care setting: Are there any persistent and delayed effects?
    Francine Ducharme
    Centre de Recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Aging Ment Health 9:461-9. 2005
  10. doi Predicting longitudinal patterns of psychological distress in older husband caregivers: further analysis of existing data
    Louise Levesque
    Centre de Recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Aging Ment Health 12:333-42. 2008

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. doi The unique experience of spouses in early-onset dementia
    Francine Ducharme
    Faculte des sciences infirmieres, Universite de Montreal, Centre de Recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 28:634-41. 2013
    ..Results open up innovative avenues for the development of interventions geared to facilitating role transition for these spouse caregivers. ..
  2. doi Decision-making process of family caregivers regarding placement of a cognitively impaired elderly relative
    Francine Ducharme
    Centre de Recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Home Health Care Serv Q 31:197-218. 2012
    ..Three types of longitudinal trajectory emerged from the data suggesting avenues of intervention to support caregivers during this painful process...
  3. doi "Learning to become a family caregiver" efficacy of an intervention program for caregivers following diagnosis of dementia in a relative
    Francine C Ducharme
    Faculte des sciences infirmieres, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Gerontologist 51:484-94. 2011
    ..The purpose of this experimental study was to test the efficacy of a psychoeducational individual program conceived to facilitate transition to the caregiver role following diagnosis of Alzheimer disease in a relative...
  4. doi Challenges associated with transition to caregiver role following diagnostic disclosure of Alzheimer disease: a descriptive study
    Francine Ducharme
    Universite de Montreal, and Holder of the Desjardins Research Chair in Nursing Care for Seniors and Their Families, Centre de Recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, Canada
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:1109-19. 2011
    ..Diagnostic disclosure of Alzheimer's disease marks the official transition to the caregiver role, yet this early period of the caregiver career have rarely been studied...
  5. ncbi Qualitative evaluation of a stress management intervention for elderly caregivers at home: a constructivist approach
    Francine Ducharme
    Research Chair in Nursing Care for the Elderly and Their Families, Research Centre, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 23:691-713. 2002
    ..It is important also to screen judiciously for caregivers likely to benefit from the intervention. The pertinence of using a circular intervention model rather than a linear approach to stress management was highlighted as well...
  6. ncbi Changes in health outcomes among older husband caregivers: a one-year longitudinal study
    Francine Ducharme
    Faculte des sciences infirmieres, Université de Montréal and Centre de Recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 65:73-96. 2007
    ..The findings support previous study results showing subjective stressors, rather than objective stressors, and caregiver resources to be significant predictors of caregiving outcomes...
  7. ncbi Older husbands as caregivers of their wives: a descriptive study of the context and relational aspects of care
    Francine Ducharme
    Faculte des sciences infirmieres, Universite de Montreal, Centre de Recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, 4565 Queen Mary Road, Montreal, QC, Canada H3W 1W5
    Int J Nurs Stud 43:567-79. 2006
    ..This study contributes to knowledge on male caregivers and provides directions for nursing practice and research...
  8. ncbi [Ambulatory turning point and family home care: a gamble in public health]
    Francine Ducharme
    Faculte des sciences infirmieres, Universite de Montreal, et Centre de recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, Quebec
    Can J Public Health 95:64-8. 2004
    ..This change in care delivery was implemented with little consideration for services offered to this specific population...
  9. ncbi Follow-up of an intervention program for caregivers of a relative with dementia living in a long-term care setting: Are there any persistent and delayed effects?
    Francine Ducharme
    Centre de Recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Aging Ment Health 9:461-9. 2005
    ..These results underline the importance of follow-up assessments of intervention programs and suggest avenues to support caregivers of institutionalized seniors...
  10. doi Predicting longitudinal patterns of psychological distress in older husband caregivers: further analysis of existing data
    Louise Levesque
    Centre de Recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Aging Ment Health 12:333-42. 2008
    ..Implications for singular interventions that target specific factors according to group membership are discussed...
  11. ncbi Family caregivers of palliative cancer patients at home: the puzzle of pain management
    Anita Mehta
    McGill University Health Center, Psychosocial Oncology, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1A4
    J Palliat Care 26:78-87. 2010
    ....
  12. doi [Home care in a culturally sensitive environment: perspectives of caregivers of Haitian elderly patients and relatives]
    Francine Ducharme
    Centre de Recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal
    Can J Aging 27:191-205. 2008
    ....
  13. ncbi Social network data validity: the example of the social network of caregivers of older persons with Alzheimer-type dementia
    Normand Carpentier
    Research Centre, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Can J Aging 26:103-15. 2007
    ..We propose that how persons describe their social network corresponds to a subjective process that rests, in part, on their representation of their cultural and social universe...
  14. ncbi Family caregivers of palliative cancer patients at home: the puzzle of pain management
    Anita Mehta
    McGill University Health Center, Psychosocial Oncology, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1A4
    J Palliat Care 26:184-93. 2010
    ....
  15. ncbi Integrating the ecological approach in health promotion for older adults: a survey of programs aimed at elder abuse prevention, falls prevention, and appropriate medication use
    Lucie Richard
    Faculty of Nursing, Universite de Montreal, Canada
    Int J Public Health 53:46-56. 2008
    ..Assessment of the level of integration of the ecological approach showed it to be relatively low, especially in the local community health centres and seniors' day centres...
  16. ncbi Deciding on institutionalization for a relative with dementia: the most difficult decision for caregivers
    Chantal D Caron
    Research Centre on Aging, 1036, rue Belvdere Sud, Sherbrooke, QC, J1H 4C4, Canada
    Can J Aging 25:193-205. 2006
    ..The contribution of these findings to new conceptualizations of institutionalization is discussed...
  17. doi Strategizing a game plan: family caregivers of palliative patients engaged in the process of pain management
    Anita Mehta
    McGill University Health Center, Psychosocial Oncology, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer Nurs 33:461-9. 2010
    ..One challenge is pain management. They are often unprepared and unsupported as they attempt to meet this responsibility. There are few studies that examine what this responsibility entails...
  18. ncbi Implementation and effects of an individual stress management intervention for family caregivers of an elderly relative living at home: a mixed research design
    Francine Ducharme
    Faculty of Nursing, Universite de Montreal, CP 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Res Nurs Health 29:427-41. 2006
    ..Qualitative data demonstrate caregiver empowerment with respect to the caregiving role. This study illustrates the relevance of using a mixed research design in order to provide evidence for changes in practice...
  19. doi Development of an intervention program for Alzheimer's family caregivers following diagnostic disclosure
    Francine Ducharme
    Universite de Montreal, Canada
    Clin Nurs Res 18:44-67. 2009
    ..The approach used in this study can serve as a guide for the development of nursing intervention programs. Intervention mapping allowed, in particular, integrating theoretical and empirical elements in a formal intervention model...
  20. ncbi Support network transformations in the first stages of the caregiver's career
    Normand Carpentier
    Department of Sociology, Universite de Montreal, and Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
    Qual Health Res 15:289-311. 2005
    ..This method shows significant potential, in that it will help researchers explore social mechanisms related to the development of supportive relationships...
  21. doi A partnership approach to service needs assessment with family caregivers of an aging relative living at home: a qualitative analysis of the experiences of caregivers and practitioners
    Louise Levesque
    Faculte des sciences infirmieres, Universite de Montreal, and Researcher, Centre de Recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, 4565 chemin Queen Mary, Montreal QC, Canada H3W 1W5
    Int J Nurs Stud 47:876-87. 2010
    ..However, in many countries, homecare-service practitioners currently do not follow a systematic approach to assessing and responding to caregiver needs...
  22. doi The meanings of screams in older people living with dementia in a nursing home
    Anne Bourbonnais
    Faculty of Nursing, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:1172-84. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore the meanings of screams in older people living with dementia and their influencing factors...
  23. doi Living with moderate-stage Parkinson disease: intervention needs and preferences of elderly couples
    Line Beaudet
    Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Neurosci Nurs 45:88-95. 2013
    ..This study affords avenues for the conceptualization of a psychoeducational nursing intervention intended for couples where a spouse has moderate-stage Parkinson disease...
  24. ncbi 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...
  25. doi Advocating for a parent with dementia in a long-term care facility: the process experienced by daughters
    Alain Legault
    Universite de Montreal, Canada
    J Fam Nurs 15:198-219. 2009
    ..Implications for involving daughters as care partners in long-term care settings are offered...
  26. pmc Older women's health priorities and perceptions of care delivery: results of the WOW health survey
    Cara Tannenbaum
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Que
    CMAJ 173:153-9. 2005
    ....
  27. doi An intelligent videomonitoring system for fall detection at home: perceptions of elderly people
    Sophie Turgeon Londei
    Ecole de radaptation, Universite de Montreal, Québec H3W 1W5, Canada
    J Telemed Telecare 15:383-90. 2009
    ..Thus the living conditions of the elderly appear to influence their perception and receptivity regarding the acceptance and use of an IVS...
  28. doi [Conditions linked to the integration of the ecologic approach to the programming of prevention-promotion offered to elderly clients by the CSSS of Quebec: a case study]
    Marie Eve Leblanc
    Universite de Montreal
    Can J Aging 30:617-30. 2011
    ..These results provide levers for action toward optimizing services offered to the older population through disease prevention and health promotion programs...
  29. ncbi Health promotion and disease prevention for older adults: Intervention themes and strategies used in Quebec local community health centres and seniors' day centres
    Lucie Richard
    Faculty of Nursing, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC
    Can J Public Health 96:467-70. 2005
    ..To shed further light on this issue, this paper presents the results of an inventory of DPHP interventions for older adults conducted in local community health centres (CLSCs) and seniors' day centres in the province of Quebec...
  30. ncbi Partnership in research: a tandem of opportunities and constraints
    Francine Ducharme
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
    Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont) 16:61-72; discussion 72-4. 2003
    ..Strategies that could enhance this particular type of partnership and avenues for catalyzing the synergy that must perforce develop, over the coming years, will be proposed...
  31. doi Patients' and nurses' experiences of delirium: a review of qualitative studies
    Louise Bélanger
    University of Montreal, Chemin Queen Mary, Quebec, Canada
    Nurs Crit Care 16:303-15. 2011
    ....
  32. ncbi [Concepts and models of aging well]
    Marcellin Gangbè
    Centre de Recherche, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, 4565, Chemin Queen Mary, Montreal Quebec, H3W 1W5 Canada
    Med Sci (Paris) 22:297-300. 2006
    ..However, the integration of the various models, more complementary than opposite, into only one meta-model remains a task to be done by researchers for a better effectiveness of << well aging >> promotion programs...
  33. pmc Do pediatric emergency departments pose a risk of infection?
    Caroline Quach
    Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Pediatrics, The Montreal Children s Hospital, McGill University Health Center, 2300 Tupper Street, Montreal, H3H 1P3, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 11:2. 2011
    ..Our objective was to determine the risk of infection associated to a pediatric Emergency Department (ED) visit and the predictors of infection in children aged 5 years and less...
  34. ncbi The health of family caregivers of older impaired persons in Lebanon: an interview survey
    Joëlle Séoud
    Faculte des sciences infirmieres, Université Saint Joseph
    Int J Nurs Stud 44:259-72. 2007
    ..However, there are few formal resources to support these families. This study is informed by a theoretical framework of stress...
  35. ncbi [Family and aging: stakes and challenges for professional nurses and family caregivers]
    Francine Ducharme
    Faculté des sciences infirmières de l Université de Montréal, Quebec
    Perspect Infirm 4:10-6. 2007
  36. ncbi [Psychological distress and psychotropic drugs as perceived by elderly women and their aides during loss of autonomy: qualitative and quantitative perspective]
    Guilheme Perodeau
    Université du Québec en Outaouais
    Can J Commun Ment Health 24:55-75. 2005
    ..From a clinical perspective, our findings indicate that the influence of caregivers needs to be taken into account in any effort to reduce or stop chronic psychotropic drug use by elderly users...
  37. ncbi [Journey of the combatants. Interview by Veronique Robert]
    Carolyn Pepler
    Perspect Infirm 5:25-7. 2008
  38. pmc Canadian Pediatric Asthma Consensus guidelines, 2003 (updated to December 2004): introduction
    Allan Becker
    Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man
    CMAJ 173:S12-4. 2005
    ..Since the last revision of the 1999 Canadian asthma consensus report, important new studies, particularly in children, have highlighted the need to incorporate this new information into asthma guidelines...