K Brazil

Summary

Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Providing supportive care to cancer patients: a study on inter-organizational relationships
    Kevin Brazil
    St Joseph s Health System Research Network, Supportive Care Research Unit, Juravinski Cancer Centre, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Int J Integr Care 8:e01. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Comparing the experiences of rural and urban family caregivers of the terminally ill
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Rural Remote Health 13:2250. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and perceived competence among nurses caring for the dying in long-term care homes
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Palliat Nurs 18:77-83. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Identifying research priorities in long term care homes
    Kevin Brazil
    St Joseph s Health System Research Network, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Division of Palliative Care, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:84.e1-4. 2012
  5. pmc Canada's Compassionate Care Benefit: is it an adequate public health response to addressing the issue of caregiver burden in end-of-life care?
    Allison M Williams
    Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Public Health 11:335. 2011
  6. pmc A proposed systems approach to the evaluation of integrated palliative care
    Daryl Bainbridge
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Juravinski Cancer Centre, 699 Concession St, Rm 4 203, Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2 Canada
    BMC Palliat Care 9:8. 2010
  7. pmc Who's minding the shop? The role of Canadian research ethics boards in the creation and uses of registries and biobanks
    Elaine Gibson
    Health Law Institute, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    BMC Med Ethics 9:17. 2008
  8. pmc It's all about relationships: a qualitative study of health researchers' perspectives of conducting interdisciplinary health research
    Kalpana M Nair
    Centre for Evaluation of Medicines, St, Joseph s Healthcare Hamilton, 105 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON L8N 1G6, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:110. 2008
  9. pmc Optimizing antibiotics in residents of nursing homes: protocol of a randomized trial
    Mark Loeb
    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 2:17. 2002
  10. pmc Organization specific predictors of job satisfaction: findings from a Canadian multi-site quality of work life cross-sectional survey
    Paul Krueger
    St, Joseph s Health System Research Network, Father Sean O Sullivan Research Centre, Hamilton, Ontario
    BMC Health Serv Res 2:6. 2002

Detail Information

Publications63

  1. pmc Providing supportive care to cancer patients: a study on inter-organizational relationships
    Kevin Brazil
    St Joseph s Health System Research Network, Supportive Care Research Unit, Juravinski Cancer Centre, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Int J Integr Care 8:e01. 2008
    ..Despite the recognition that SCC services must be better coordinated, little research has been done to examine inter-organizational relationships that would enable this goal...
  2. ncbi request reprint Comparing the experiences of rural and urban family caregivers of the terminally ill
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Rural Remote Health 13:2250. 2013
    ..The purpose of the present study was to compare the experiences of rural family caregivers actively providing end-of-life care to the experiences of their urban counterparts...
  3. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and perceived competence among nurses caring for the dying in long-term care homes
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Palliat Nurs 18:77-83. 2012
    ..The present cross-sectional study assessed PC knowledge and self-efficacy in ability to provide PC in a sample of registered nurses working in LTC homes...
  4. doi request reprint Identifying research priorities in long term care homes
    Kevin Brazil
    St Joseph s Health System Research Network, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Division of Palliative Care, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:84.e1-4. 2012
    ..It is anticipated that these themes will steer research down a path that is responsive to the information needs of practitioners in LTC homes...
  5. pmc Canada's Compassionate Care Benefit: is it an adequate public health response to addressing the issue of caregiver burden in end-of-life care?
    Allison M Williams
    Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Public Health 11:335. 2011
    ....
  6. pmc A proposed systems approach to the evaluation of integrated palliative care
    Daryl Bainbridge
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Juravinski Cancer Centre, 699 Concession St, Rm 4 203, Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2 Canada
    BMC Palliat Care 9:8. 2010
    ..We propose a comprehensive framework for evaluating PCNs, focusing on the nature and extent of inter-professional collaboration, community readiness, and client-centred care...
  7. pmc Who's minding the shop? The role of Canadian research ethics boards in the creation and uses of registries and biobanks
    Elaine Gibson
    Health Law Institute, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    BMC Med Ethics 9:17. 2008
    ..Research Ethics Boards (REBs) in Canada and elsewhere in the world are grappling with these issues, but lack clear guidance regarding their role in the creation of and access to registries and biobanks...
  8. pmc It's all about relationships: a qualitative study of health researchers' perspectives of conducting interdisciplinary health research
    Kalpana M Nair
    Centre for Evaluation of Medicines, St, Joseph s Healthcare Hamilton, 105 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON L8N 1G6, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:110. 2008
    ..This study sought to determine how interdisciplinary research was conceptualized and operationalized from the researcher's perspective and to better understand how best to facilitate interdisciplinary research success...
  9. pmc Optimizing antibiotics in residents of nursing homes: protocol of a randomized trial
    Mark Loeb
    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 2:17. 2002
    ..This proposal describes a randomized trial of diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms to reduce the use of antibiotics in residents of long-term care facilities...
  10. pmc Organization specific predictors of job satisfaction: findings from a Canadian multi-site quality of work life cross-sectional survey
    Paul Krueger
    St, Joseph s Health System Research Network, Father Sean O Sullivan Research Centre, Hamilton, Ontario
    BMC Health Serv Res 2:6. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify organization specific predictors of job satisfaction within a health care system that consisted of six independent health care organizations...
  11. doi request reprint Gender differences among Canadian spousal caregivers at the end of life
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Division of Palliative Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Health Soc Care Community 17:159-66. 2009
    ..17, 95% CI = 0.05-0.53, P = 0.002). To address gender differences in caregiving, a realistic home-based palliative care approach must take into account the importance of informal caregivers...
  12. pmc Barriers to providing palliative care in long-term care facilities
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 52:472-3. 2006
    ..To assess challenges in providing palliative care in long-term care (LTC) facilities from the perspective of medical directors...
  13. doi request reprint A qualitative study of the relationship between clinician attributes, organization, and patient characteristics on implementation of a disease management program
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Dis Manag 11:129-37. 2008
    ..The results of this study identified areas in a primary care setting that influence the adoption of a DM program. These findings can assist in identifying effective strategies to change clinical behavior in primary care practices...
  14. doi request reprint The stress process in palliative cancer care: a qualitative study on informal caregiving and its implication for the delivery of care
    Kevin Brazil
    St Joseph s Health System Research Network, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 27:111-6. 2010
    ..The primary objective of this study was to examine how the comprehensive nature of the Stress Process Model could elucidate on the stressors associated with caring for a palliative cancer patient...
  15. ncbi request reprint Preferences for place of care and place of death among informal caregivers of the terminally ill
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Palliat Med 19:492-9. 2005
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Identifying educational needs in end-of-life care for staff and families of residents in care facilities
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, and St Joseph s Health System Research Network, 105 Main Street East, Level P1, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 1G6, UK
    Int J Palliat Nurs 11:475-80. 2005
    ..Barriers to providing end-of-life care education in LTC facilities are also identified...
  17. doi request reprint Coordination of palliative cancer care in the community: "unfinished business"
    Kevin Brazil
    St Joseph s Health System Research Network, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 17:819-28. 2009
    ..This study assessed the degree to which services in south-central Ontario, Canada, were coordinated to meet the supportive care needs of palliative cancer patients and their families...
  18. doi request reprint Moral distress experienced by health care professionals who provide home-based palliative care
    Kevin Brazil
    McMaster University, Kevin Brazil, 105 Main Street East, Level P1, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1G6, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 71:1687-91. 2010
    ..The findings suggest that the training and practice environments for health care providers need to be designed to recognize the moral challenges related to day-to-day practice...
  19. doi request reprint Organizational culture predicts job satisfaction and perceived clinical effectiveness in pediatric primary care practices
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Health Care Manage Rev 35:365-71. 2010
    ..In recent years, there has been a growing understanding that organizational culture is related to an organization's performance. However, few studies have examined organizational culture in medical group practices...
  20. ncbi request reprint Patterns of family adaptation to childhood asthma
    Kevin Brazil
    St Joseph s Health Care System Research Network, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr Nurs 17:167-73. 2002
    ..Such findings demonstrate a need for additional support for mothers in their role in caring for the chronically ill child. The implications of these findings for clinical practice are discussed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Service preferences among family caregivers of the terminally ill
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Palliat Med 8:69-78. 2005
    ..In this report, we describe service preferences among informal caregivers of the terminally ill...
  22. pmc From theory to practice: improving the impact of health services research
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University and St, Joseph s Health System Research Network, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:1. 2005
    ..Integrating theory into health services research can improve research methodology and encourage stronger collaboration with decision-makers...
  23. ncbi request reprint Towards improving the co-ordination of supportive cancer care services in the community
    Kevin Brazil
    The Supportive Cancer Care Research Unit, Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
    Health Policy 70:125-31. 2004
    ..The study generated recommendations to improve co-ordination of supportive cancer care at both the administrative as well as direct care level...
  24. ncbi request reprint Caregiving and its impact on families of the terminally ill
    K Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1G6, Canada
    Aging Ment Health 7:376-82. 2003
    ..The results of this paper identify the types of care provided by family caregivers of the terminally ill and the impact these demands have on the family caregiver...
  25. ncbi request reprint Correlates of health status for family caregivers in bereavement
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Palliat Med 5:849-55. 2002
    ..01; 95% CI = -9.75, -2.27). It was also revealed that a home death was associated with higher mental health of the caregiver (b = 3.55; 95% CI = 0.26, 6.84). The practice implications of these findings are discussed in this paper...
  26. ncbi request reprint Quality of care for residents dying in Ontario long-term care facilities: findings from a survey of directors of care
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, and St Joseph s Health System Research Network, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Palliat Care 22:18-25. 2006
    ..The findings contribute to the current discussion on policies for meeting the care needs of residents in LTC facilities until life's end...
  27. ncbi request reprint Continuity of care for advanced cancer patients: comparing the views of spousal caregivers in Ontario, Canada, to Dumont et al.'s theoretical model
    Lynne Lohfeld
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Palliat Care 23:117-26. 2007
  28. doi request reprint Social determinants of older adults' awareness of community support services in Hamilton, Ontario
    J Tindale
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, ON, Canada
    Health Soc Care Community 19:661-72. 2011
    ..Study results suggest that efforts be made to improve the level of awareness and access to CSSs among older adults by targeting their social networks as well as their health and social care providers...
  29. ncbi request reprint Caregiving at the end of life: perspectives from spousal caregivers and care recipients
    Susan Jo
    St Joseph s Health System Research Network, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Palliat Support Care 5:11-7. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine the perspectives of both the spousal caregiver and care recipient on the caregiving experience in home-based palliative care...
  30. ncbi request reprint Quality end-of-life care in long-term care facilities: service providers' perspective
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University and St Joseph s Health System Research Network, Hamilton, Canada
    J Palliat Care 20:85-92. 2004
    ..These findings challenge policy makers and providers to consider how to normalize life and death in LTC facilities...
  31. ncbi request reprint Family Perceptions of End-of-Life Care in long-term care facilities
    Julie Uma Vohra
    St Joseph s Health System Research Network, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Palliat Care 20:297-302. 2004
    ..Place of death was significantly associated with satisfaction, family members being more satisfied with end-of-life care when their family member died in the LTC facility as opposed to in hospital...
  32. ncbi request reprint Building primary care capacity in palliative care: proceedings of an interprofessional workshop
    Kevin Brazil
    St Joseph s Health System Research Network, and Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Palliat Care 23:113-6. 2007
  33. ncbi request reprint Collaborative practice: a strategy to improve the relevance of health services research
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
    Healthc Manage Forum 15:18-24. 2002
    ..To this end, strengthening collaborative relationships between researchers and healthcare decision makers has been identified as a significant strategy for putting research evidence into practice...
  34. ncbi request reprint Nurses' perceptions around providing palliative care for long-term care residents with dementia
    Sharon Kaasalainen
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
    J Palliat Care 23:173-80. 2007
    ..Supportive and educational initiatives are needed for nursing staff and families of dying residents...
  35. ncbi request reprint Moving to evidence-based practice in long-term care: the role of a Best Practise Resource Centre in two long-term care settings
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, and St Joseph s Health System Research Network, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Gerontol Nurs 30:14-9. 2004
    ..Based on this demonstration project, strategies for successful innovation in LTC are identified...
  36. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of the process of care among caregivers and care recipients in dementia care networks
    Susan Jaglal
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 22:103-11. 2007
    ..In summary, increased awareness and provision of services were associated with more positive perceptions of network effectiveness...
  37. ncbi request reprint Reaching common ground: a patient-family-based conceptual framework of quality EOL care
    Doris Howell
    Oncology Department, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Palliat Care 21:19-26. 2005
    ..This paper describes a meta-synthesis study to develop a common conceptual framework of quality EOL care integrating attributes of quality valued by patients and their families...
  38. ncbi request reprint Pneumonia and lower respiratory infections in nursing home residents: predictors of hospitalization and mortality
    Soo B Chan Carusone
    Departments of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:414-9. 2007
    ..To compare predictors of hospitalization and death in nursing home residents with pneumonia and other lower respiratory infections (LRIs)...
  39. doi request reprint Resource utilisation and costs of palliative cancer care in an interdisciplinary health care model
    A P Johnson
    Canada Research Chair in Health Policy, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Palliat Med 23:448-59. 2009
    ..Future research might investigate whether in-home palliative home care is the most cost effective and suitable care setting for those patients requiring home care services for expected periods of time...
  40. ncbi request reprint Stress processes in caring for an end-of-life family member: application of a theoretical model
    Daryl Bainbridge
    Juravinski Cancer Centre, Supportive Cancer Care Research Unit, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Aging Ment Health 13:537-45. 2009
    ..This study examined a wide range of theory-driven variables contributing to family caregiver stress...
  41. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for falls and injuries in a long-term care facility in Ontario
    P D Krueger
    St Joseph s Health Care System Research Network, Father Sean O Sullivan Research Centre, Hamilton, ON
    Can J Public Health 92:117-20. 2001
    ..To identify risk factors for falls and injuries among seniors living in a long-term care facility...
  42. doi request reprint Access to medical records for research purposes: varying perceptions across research ethics boards
    D J Willison
    Centre for Evaluation of Medicines, St Joseph s Healthcare, McMaster University, 105 Main Street East, P1, Hamilton, ON L8N 1G8, Canada
    J Med Ethics 34:308-14. 2008
    ..Variation across research ethics boards (REBs) in conditions placed on access to medical records for research purposes raises concerns around negative impacts on research quality and on human subject protection, including privacy...
  43. ncbi request reprint Health care needs of community-dwelling older adults
    P Krueger
    St Joseph s Health Care System Research Network, Father Sean O Sullivan Research Centre, Brantford, ON N3S 6T6
    Can J Public Health 91:445-8. 2000
    ..To identify, assess, and rank the importance of health care needs of community-dwelling older adults...
  44. doi request reprint The influence of culture on home-based family caregiving at end-of-life: a case study of Dutch reformed family care givers in Ontario, Canada
    Rhonda Donovan
    School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1
    Soc Sci Med 72:338-46. 2011
    ....
  45. pmc Effect of a multifaceted intervention on number of antimicrobial prescriptions for suspected urinary tract infections in residents of nursing homes: cluster randomised controlled trial
    Mark Loeb
    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMJ 331:669. 2005
    ..To assess whether a multifaceted intervention can reduce the number of prescriptions for antimicrobials for suspected urinary tract infections in residents of nursing homes...
  46. pmc Effect of preventive primary care outreach on health related quality of life among older adults at risk of functional decline: randomised controlled trial
    Jenny Ploeg
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, 1200 Main St W, Room HSc 3N28G Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 3Z5
    BMJ 340:c1480. 2010
    ..To evaluate the impact of a provider initiated primary care outreach intervention compared with usual care among older adults at risk of functional decline...
  47. doi request reprint Self-reported use of natural health products: a cross-sectional telephone survey in older Ontarians
    Mitchell A H Levine
    Centre for Evaluation of Medicines, St Joseph s Healthcare, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 7:383-92. 2009
    ..Because the elderly population might have comorbidities and concurrently administered medications, there is a need to explore the perceptions and behaviors associated with NHPs in this age group...
  48. doi request reprint Older adults' awareness of community health and support services for dementia care
    Jenny Ploeg
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Canada
    Can J Aging 28:359-70. 2009
    ..Knowing where to find information about community support services was associated with an increased likelihood of mentioning physicians and home health services as sources of assistance...
  49. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based clinical pathways to manage urinary tract infections in long-term care facilities: a qualitative case study describing administrator and nursing staff views
    Lynne Lohfeld
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:477-84. 2007
    ..This article examines the views of nursing staff and administrators in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) regarding a clinical pathway for managing urinary tract infections (UTIs) in LTCF residents...
  50. ncbi request reprint Interobserver reliability of radiologists' interpretations of mobile chest radiographs for nursing home-acquired pneumonia
    Mark B Loeb
    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 7:416-9. 2006
    ..To determine the interobserver reliability of radiologists' interpretations of mobile chest radiographs for nursing home-acquired pneumonia...
  51. pmc Enhancing family physician capacity to deliver quality palliative home care: an end-of-life, shared-care model
    Denise Marshall
    McMaster University, Family Medicine, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 54:1703-1703.e7. 2008
    ..Family physicians face innumerable challenges to delivering quality palliative home care to meet the complex needs of end-of-life patients and their families...
  52. ncbi request reprint Sleep disturbances in spousal caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease
    Joy Creese
    Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Int Psychogeriatr 20:149-61. 2008
    ..Although sleep problems are commonly reported among dementia caregivers, the nature and frequency of caregiver sleep disruptions, and their relationship to health status, has received little empirical attention to date...
  53. ncbi request reprint Effect of a clinical pathway to reduce hospitalizations in nursing home residents with pneumonia: a randomized controlled trial
    Mark Loeb
    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA 295:2503-10. 2006
    ..Nursing home residents with pneumonia are frequently hospitalized. Such transfers may be associated with multiple hazards of hospitalization as well as economic costs...
  54. doi request reprint An action-based approach to improving pain management in long-term care
    Sharon Kaasalainen
    School of Nursing, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
    Can J Aging 29:503-17. 2010
    ....
  55. doi request reprint Where would you turn for help? Older adults' awareness of community support services
    M Denton
    McMaster Centre for Gerontological Studies, Department of Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University, KTH 22, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8P 4M4, Canada
    Can J Aging 27:359-70. 2008
    ..The most important sources of information about CSSs included information and referral sources, the telephone book, doctors' offices, and word of mouth...
  56. ncbi request reprint Assessing reproducibility of data obtained with instruments based on continuous measurements
    M Bedard
    St Joseph s Health Care System Research Network, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Exp Aging Res 26:353-65. 2000
    ..The t test suggested the data were reliable. The ICC is the preferred technique to measure reliability. Although there are some limitations associated with the use of this technique, they can be overcome...
  57. ncbi request reprint Nurses' experiences providing palliative care to individuals living in rural communities: aspects of the physical residential setting
    S Kaasalainen
    Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Rural Remote Health 14:2728. 2014
    ..Hence, the purpose of this study was to explore nurses' experiences of providing palliative care in rural communities, with a particular focus on the impact of the physical residential setting...
  58. ncbi request reprint Compliance with recommendations in a geriatric outreach assessment service
    R Esmail
    Program in Evidence based Care, Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Age Ageing 29:353-6. 2000
    ..to measure the extent to which the recommendations of a geriatric outreach assessment service were being followed, and to determine what patient-related factors were associated with compliance with assessment recommendations...
  59. doi request reprint The Canadian longitudinal study on aging (CLSA)
    Parminder S Raina
    McMaster Evidence Based Practice Center, McMaster University, Canada
    Can J Aging 28:221-9. 2009
    ..The CLSA will become a rich data source for the study of the complex interrelationship among the biological, physical, psychosocial, and societal factors that affect healthy aging...
  60. ncbi request reprint Organizational assessment in paediatric primary care: development and initial validation of the primary care organizational questionnaire
    Charles B Hall
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Health Serv Manage Res 19:207-14. 2006
    ..Further research will ascertain the utility of the PCOQ in predicting the effectiveness of primary care practices in implementing disease management programmes...
  61. ncbi request reprint The last word: family members' descriptions of end-of-life care in long-term care facilities
    Julie Uma Vohra
    St Joseph s Health System Research Network, Canada
    J Palliat Care 22:33-9. 2006
    ..This study identified the need for improvement in EOL care skills among LTC staff and attending physicians. As such, there is a need to implement continuing education to address these issues...
  62. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the effectiveness of community-based dementia care networks: the Dementia Care Networks' Study
    Louise Lemieux-Charles
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, McMurrich Building, 12 Queen s Park Crescent West, Toronto, ON M5S 1A8, Canada
    Gerontologist 45:456-64. 2005
    ..The study involved assessing the relationship between the types of administrative and service-delivery exchanges that occurred among the networked agencies and the network members' perception of the effectiveness of these exchanges...