Melissa C Brouwers

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Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A mixed methods approach to understand variation in lung cancer practice and the role of guidelines
    Melissa C Brouwers
    Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Juravinski Hospital Site, 1280 Main Street West, JHCC G207, L8S 4L8 Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 9:36. 2014
  2. pmc Information seeking for making evidence-informed decisions: a social network analysis on the staff of a public health department in Canada
    Reza Yousefi-Nooraie
    Health Research Methodology Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:118. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness research paradigm: implications for systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines
    Melissa C Brouwers
    Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1
    J Clin Oncol 30:4202-7. 2012
  4. pmc Core competencies in the science and practice of knowledge translation: description of a Canadian strategic training initiative
    Sharon E Straus
    Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:127. 2011
  5. doi request reprint The Global Rating Scale complements the AGREE II in advancing the quality of practice guidelines
    Melissa C Brouwers
    McMaster University, Department of Oncology, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:526-34. 2012
  6. pmc The landscape of knowledge translation interventions in cancer control: what do we know and where to next? A review of systematic reviews
    Melissa C Brouwers
    McMaster University, Department of Oncology, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:130. 2011
  7. pmc Diffusion and dissemination of evidence-based dietary strategies for the prevention of cancer
    Donna Ciliska
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, 1200 Main St W Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Nutr J 4:13. 2005
  8. pmc An exploration of how guideline developer capacity and guideline implementability influence implementation and adoption: study protocol
    Anna R Gagliardi
    Toronto General Research Institute, 200 Elizabeth Street, 13EN 235, Toronto, Ontario, M5G2C4, Canada
    Implement Sci 4:36. 2009
  9. pmc Developing a decision aid to guide public sector health policy decisions: a study protocol
    Peggy Tso
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:46. 2011
  10. pmc Protocol: developing a conceptual framework of patient mediated knowledge translation, systematic review using a realist approach
    Anna R Gagliardi
    Departments of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:25. 2011

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  1. doi request reprint A mixed methods approach to understand variation in lung cancer practice and the role of guidelines
    Melissa C Brouwers
    Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Juravinski Hospital Site, 1280 Main Street West, JHCC G207, L8S 4L8 Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 9:36. 2014
    ..This study sought to understand how clinical decisions are made for the treatment of these patients and the role of PGs...
  2. pmc Information seeking for making evidence-informed decisions: a social network analysis on the staff of a public health department in Canada
    Reza Yousefi-Nooraie
    Health Research Methodology Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:118. 2012
    ..A social network analysis was conducted to understand if and how the staff of a public health department in Ontario turn to peers to get help incorporating research evidence into practice...
  3. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness research paradigm: implications for systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines
    Melissa C Brouwers
    Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1
    J Clin Oncol 30:4202-7. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Core competencies in the science and practice of knowledge translation: description of a Canadian strategic training initiative
    Sharon E Straus
    Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:127. 2011
    ..This challenge has resulted in the development of implementation science or knowledge translation (KT) and the resulting need to build capacity in both the science and practice of KT...
  5. doi request reprint The Global Rating Scale complements the AGREE II in advancing the quality of practice guidelines
    Melissa C Brouwers
    McMaster University, Department of Oncology, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:526-34. 2012
    ..To explore the role of a four-item Global Rating Scale (GRS) that could be used in place of the Appraisal of Guidelines, Research and Evaluation II (AGREE II)...
  6. pmc The landscape of knowledge translation interventions in cancer control: what do we know and where to next? A review of systematic reviews
    Melissa C Brouwers
    McMaster University, Department of Oncology, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:130. 2011
    ..We conducted a review of systematic reviews to better understand the evidentiary base of implementation strategies in cancer control...
  7. pmc Diffusion and dissemination of evidence-based dietary strategies for the prevention of cancer
    Donna Ciliska
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, 1200 Main St W Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Nutr J 4:13. 2005
    ..The purpose was to determine what strategies have been evaluated to disseminate cancer control interventions that promote the uptake of adult healthy diet?..
  8. pmc An exploration of how guideline developer capacity and guideline implementability influence implementation and adoption: study protocol
    Anna R Gagliardi
    Toronto General Research Institute, 200 Elizabeth Street, 13EN 235, Toronto, Ontario, M5G2C4, Canada
    Implement Sci 4:36. 2009
    ..If successful, then long-term objective outcomes reflecting the adoption of processes and associated patient care outcomes could be evaluated...
  9. pmc Developing a decision aid to guide public sector health policy decisions: a study protocol
    Peggy Tso
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:46. 2011
    ..The intent is not to develop a decision aid that will yield uniform recommendations across jurisdictions, but rather to facilitate more transparent policy decisions that reflect a balanced consideration of all relevant factors...
  10. pmc Protocol: developing a conceptual framework of patient mediated knowledge translation, systematic review using a realist approach
    Anna R Gagliardi
    Departments of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:25. 2011
    ..The purpose of this knowledge synthesis is to develop a conceptual framework for patient-mediated KT interventions...
  11. pmc Many quality measurements, but few quality measures assessing the quality of breast cancer care in women: a systematic review
    Howard M Schachter
    Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, 401 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    BMC Cancer 6:291. 2006
    ..Quality measurement is essential to monitor effectiveness and to guide improvements in healthcare...
  12. pmc Can surveying practitioners about their practices help identify priority clinical practice guideline topics?
    Melissa C Brouwers
    Program in Evidence based Care, Cancer Care Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 3:23. 2003
    ..In order to establish which guideline topics are priorities, practitioners were surveyed regarding their current practice...
  13. ncbi request reprint Clinicians' assessments of practice guidelines in oncology: the CAPGO survey
    Melissa C Brouwers
    Cancer Care Ontario, Hamilton, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 20:421-6. 2004
    ..Our objective is to report on the development and refinement of an instrument designed to measure oncologists' assessments of guidelines in oncology...
  14. pmc Evaluating the role of quality assessment of primary studies in systematic reviews of cancer practice guidelines
    Melissa C Brouwers
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 5:8. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of study quality assessment of primary studies in cancer practice guidelines...
  15. pmc Effective interventions to facilitate the uptake of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening: an implementation guideline
    Melissa C Brouwers
    Program in Evidence based Care, Cancer Care Ontario, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:112. 2011
    ..We developed an implementation guideline to answer the question: What interventions have been shown to increase the uptake of cancer screening by individuals, specifically for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers?..
  16. pmc What implementation interventions increase cancer screening rates? a systematic review
    Melissa C Brouwers
    Program in Evidence based Care, Cancer Care Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:111. 2011
    ..Our primary outcome, screening completion, was calculated as the overall median post-intervention absolute percentage point (PP) change in completed screening tests...
  17. pmc E-learning interventions are comparable to user's manual in a randomized trial of training strategies for the AGREE II
    Melissa C Brouwers
    Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:81. 2011
    ..In this study, we sought to develop, execute, and evaluate the impact of two internet interventions designed to accelerate the capacity of stakeholders to use the AGREE II...
  18. doi request reprint Inventory of Cancer Guidelines: a tool to advance the guideline enterprise and improve the uptake of evidence
    Melissa C Brouwers
    Department of Oncology and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 11:151-61. 2011
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  19. pmc Clinicians' evaluations of, endorsements of, and intentions to use practice guidelines change over time: a retrospective analysis from an organized guideline program
    Melissa Brouwers
    Departments of Oncology and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University and Program in Evidence based Care, Cancer Care Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 4:34. 2009
    ..Continued engagement of clinicians least receptive to CPGs may be worthwhile because they are the ones showing most significant gains in CPG quality ratings, endorsement ratings, and intentions to use in practice ratings...
  20. pmc Development of the AGREE II, part 1: performance, usefulness and areas for improvement
    Melissa C Brouwers
    McMaster University, Program in Evidence based Care, Cancer Care Ontario, ON, Canada
    CMAJ 182:1045-52. 2010
    ..We tested a new seven-point scale, evaluated the usefulness of the original items in the instrument, investigated evidence to support shorter, tailored versions of the tool, and identified areas for improvement...
  21. pmc A randomized trial to evaluate e-learning interventions designed to improve learner's performance, satisfaction, and self-efficacy with the AGREE II
    Melissa C Brouwers
    McMaster University, Department of Oncology and Department of Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 5:29. 2010
    ..The results will facilitate international capacity to apply the AGREE II accurately and with confidence and to enhance the overall guideline enterprise...
  22. pmc Development of the AGREE II, part 2: assessment of validity of items and tools to support application
    Melissa C Brouwers
    McMaster University, Cancer Care Ontario, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
    CMAJ 182:E472-8. 2010
    ..We established a program of research to improve the development, reporting and evaluation of practice guidelines. We assessed the construct validity of the items and user's manual in the beta version of the AGREE II...
  23. doi request reprint The Completeness of Reporting (CORE) index identifies important deficiencies in observational study conference abstracts
    Michelle E Kho
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:1241-9. 2008
    ..The aim was to develop, test, and apply an index to assess the completeness of reporting in a cohort of observational studies of conference abstracts...
  24. pmc Recruitment of multiple stakeholders to health services research: lessons from the front lines
    Michelle E Kho
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Henderson Site, 60 G Wing, 2nd Floor, 711 Concession Street, Hamilton, ON L8V 1C3, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:123. 2010
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  25. pmc The guideline implementability research and application network (GIRAnet): an international collaborative to support knowledge exchange: study protocol
    Anna R Gagliardi
    University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 7:26. 2012
    ..Further research is needed to develop and evaluate implementability tools...
  26. ncbi request reprint Keeping cancer guidelines current: results of a comprehensive prospective literature monitoring strategy for twenty clinical practice guidelines
    Mary E Johnston
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 19:646-55. 2003
    ..To describe a methodology used to keep practice guidelines up to date and to summarize data collected during the first year of implementing this plan with a cancer practice guidelines program...
  27. pmc Integrating guideline development and implementation: analysis of guideline development manual instructions for generating implementation advice
    Anna R Gagliardi
    University Health Network, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 7:67. 2012
    ..Others hypothesized this is due to limited instructions in guideline development manuals. The purpose of this study was to examine manual instructions for implementation advice...
  28. pmc How can we improve guideline use? A conceptual framework of implementability
    Anna R Gagliardi
    Departments of Surgery and Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:26. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify and define features that facilitate guideline use, and examine whether and how they are included in current guidelines...
  29. doi request reprint The systematic review and bibliometric network analysis (SeBriNA) is a new method to contextualize evidence. Part 1: description
    Michelle E Kho
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:1010-5. 2012
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Application of the systematic review and bibliometric network analysis (SeBriNA) methodology contextualizes evidence. Part 2: rituximab for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
    Michelle E Kho
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:996-1009. 2012
    ..We conducted a systematic review and bibliometric network analysis (SeBriNA) of rituximab for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma...
  31. pmc Written informed consent and selection bias in observational studies using medical records: systematic review
    Michelle E Kho
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4L8
    BMJ 338:b866. 2009
    ..To determine whether informed consent introduces selection bias in prospective observational studies using data from medical records, and consent rates for such studies...
  32. doi request reprint Conference abstracts of a new oncology drug do not always lead to full publication: proceed with caution
    Michelle E Kho
    Program in Health Research Methodology, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:752-8. 2009
    ..Our objectives were to determine the full publication rate of a cohort of abstracts, median time to publication, and predictors of these relationships...
  33. doi request reprint American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guidelines: formal systematic review-based consensus methodology
    D Andrew Loblaw
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 30:3136-40. 2012
    ..This methodology is proposed for development of future ASCO guidelines on topics for which limited evidence is available...
  34. pmc Canadian Thoracic Society: Presenting a new process for clinical practice guideline production
    Samir Gupta
    St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can Respir J 16:e62-8. 2009
    ..Ultimately, it is anticipated that these changes will have a significant impact on the quality of care and clinical outcomes of individuals suffering from respiratory diseases across Canada...
  35. ncbi request reprint Establishing a comprehensive continuum from an evidentiary base to policy development for health technologies: the Ontario experience
    Leslie Levin
    Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 23:299-309. 2007
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  36. ncbi request reprint Adjuvant therapy for stage II colon cancer: a systematic review from the Cancer Care Ontario Program in evidence-based care's gastrointestinal cancer disease site group
    Alvaro Figueredo
    Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1280 Main St W, T 27, 3rd Floor, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L8
    J Clin Oncol 22:3395-407. 2004
    ..To develop a systematic review that would address the following question: Should patients with stage II colon cancer receive adjuvant therapy?..