- Non-compliance with drug treatment and reading difficulties with regard to prescription labelling among seniorsJocelyne Moisan
Groupe de Recherche en Epidemiologie, Faculte de Pharmacie, Hopital du St Sacrement du CHA, Universite Laval, 1050 Chemin Ste Foy, Quebec, G1S 4L8 Canada
Gerontology 48:44-51. 2002..BACKGROUND; The link between experiencing difficulties in reading or understanding and non-compliance with drug treatment among seniors is not clearly established...
- Patterns of discontinuation of atypical antipsychotics in the province of Québec: A retrospective prescription claims database analysisJocelyne Moisan
Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada
Clin Ther 32:S21-31. 2010..Patterns of discontinuation of atypical antipsychotic drugs, including the return to therapy after an interruption, have not been examined longitudinally...
- A population-based cost-effectiveness analysis of olanzapine and risperidone among ambulatory patients with schizophreniaDan Cooper
Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada
Can J Clin Pharmacol 15:e385-97. 2008..As well, their acquisition cost differs. These differences may impact their cost-effectiveness...
- Ambulatory use of olanzapine and risperidone: a population-based study on persistence and the use of concomitant therapy in the treatment of schizophreniaDan Cooper
Faculte de Pharmacie, Universite Laval, Quebec City, Quebec
Can J Psychiatry 50:901-8. 2005..To assess treatment discontinuation and concomitant use of other antipsychotics among individuals initiated on olanzapine or risperidone for the treatment of schizophrenia...
- Exploring the risk of diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia among ambulatory users of atypical antipsychotics: a population-based comparison of risperidone and olanzapineJocelyne Moisan
Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite Laval, Quebec, Que, Canada
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 14:427-36. 2005..To compare the incidence rates of diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia in ambulatory first-time users of risperidone and olanzapine...
- Initiation of insulin therapy in elderly patients taking oral antidiabetes drugsNorma Perez
Unité de recherche en santé des populations, Centre de recherche du centre hospitalier affilié universitairede Québec, Universite Laval, Quebec, Que
CMAJ 180:1310-6. 2009..We sought to estimate the rate of initiation of insulin therapy among elderly patients using oral anti-diabetes drugs and to identify the factors associated with this initiation...
- Pharmacist intervention program for control of hypertensionIsabelle Chabot
Department of Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Merck Frosst Canada Ltd, Kirkland, Quebec, Canada
Ann Pharmacother 37:1186-93. 2003..Pharmaceutical care programs have been shown to improve outcomes in hypertension. However, most programs required direct access to patient medical chart and patient consultation sessions by appointment...
- Comparative safety of antipsychotics: another look at the risk of diabetesJocelyne Moisan
Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec
Can J Psychiatry 58:218-24. 2013..The association between the use of antipsychotics and diabetes mellitus (DM) is still unclear, as depicted by several conflicting reports. Our study aims to assess the risk of DM in new users of antipsychotics...
- Effect of drug utilization reviews on the quality of in-hospital prescribing: a quasi-experimental studyJean Pierre Grégoire
Population Health Research Unit, Centre Hospitalier Affilie Universitaire De Quebec, 1050 Chemin Ste Foy, Quebec, QC, G1S 4L8, Canada
BMC Health Serv Res 6:33. 2006..However, there is little evidence of their effectiveness. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of both a retrospective and a concurrent DUR programs on the quality of in-hospital prescribing...
- Adherence to atypical antipsychotic treatment among newly treated patients: a population-based study in schizophreniaDan Cooper
Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
J Clin Psychiatry 68:818-25. 2007..Although many studies have examined adherence to antipsychotic treatment, they have generally suffered from lack of differentiation between persistence and compliance as 2 separate components of adherence...
- Predictors of self-reported noncompliance with antihypertensive drug treatment: a prospective cohort studyJ Gregoire
Faculty of Pharmacy and Population Health Research Unit, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada
Can J Cardiol 22:323-9. 2006..Persistence and compliance are different aspects of the broader concept of adherence to drug treatment. In a prior study, determinants of nonpersistence in a group of patients newly prescribed antihypertensive medications were examined...
- Persistence patterns with oral antidiabetes drug treatment in newly treated patients--a population-based studyJean Pierre Grégoire
Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada
Value Health 13:820-8. 2010..We assessed persistence patterns with oral antidiabetes drug (OAD) in patients newly dispensed with different OAD classes...
- The benefit of aspirin therapy in type 2 diabetes: what is the evidence?Caroline Sirois
Faculte de Pharmacie, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada
Int J Cardiol 129:172-9. 2008....
- Quality of life in hypertension: the SF-12 compared to the SF-36Isabelle Côté
Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite Laval, Quebec
Can J Clin Pharmacol 11:e232-8. 2004..Recently, the SF-12, a shorter form of the SF-36, has been proposed. However, the validity of the SF-12 in hypertension has not yet been assessed...
- Effects of job strain on blood pressure: a prospective study of male and female white-collar workersChantal Guimont
Unité de recherche en santé des populations, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Am J Public Health 96:1436-43. 2006..We evaluated whether cumulative exposure to job strain increases blood pressure...
- A pharmacy-based health promotion programme in hypertension: cost-benefit analysisIsabelle Côté
Faculty of Pharmacy, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
Pharmacoeconomics 21:415-28. 2003..This programme was developed to improve blood pressure control through activities aimed at improving the quality of prescribing and the adherence to treatment...
- Insomnia, depression and anxiety disorders and their association with benzodiazepine drug use among the community-dwelling elderly: implications for mental health nursingPhilippe Voyer
Faculty of Nursing Sciences at Laval University, Quebec
Int J Psychiatr Nurs Res 10:1093-116. 2005..They may opt for expressing their psychological suffering as a physical symptom such as sleeping problems...
- Determinants of discontinuation of new courses of antihypertensive medicationsJean Pierre Grégoire
Faculté de pharmacie and Unité de recherche en santé des populations, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada
J Clin Epidemiol 55:728-35. 2002..74; 95% CI 0.55-0.99). Persistence with newly prescribed medications could be improved by selecting antihypertensive medications containing fewer side effects and by lifting economic barriers to drug treatment...
- Measures of adherence based on self-report exhibited poor agreement with those based on pharmacy recordsLine Guénette
Faculte de Pharmacie, Universite Laval, and Unité de recherche en santé des populations, Hôpital Saint Sacrement du CHA, 1050, Chemin Sainte Foy, Quebec, QC G1S 4L8 Canada
J Clin Epidemiol 58:924-33. 2005..To assess the level of agreement between a self-reported measure of adherence with prescribed drug and a measure of adherence based on pharmacy data...
- Suboptimal use of cardioprotective drugs in newly treated elderly individuals with type 2 diabetesCaroline Sirois
Faculty of Pharmacy, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
Diabetes Care 30:1880-2. 2007
- [Drug prescription practices in public medical centres in Gabon]Pamphile Gervais Nkogho Mengue
Faculte de Pharmacie, Universite Laval, Unité de recherche en santé des populations, Centre Hospitalier Affilie Universitaire De Quebec, Quebec Canada
Sante 15:229-34. 2005..Inappropriate drug use constitutes a major problem of health programs in developing countries. The objective of this study was to describe and assess the quality of drug prescription practices in public medical centres in Gabon...
- Elderly people's knowledge of the purpose of their medicinesLine Guénette
Faculte de Pharmacie, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 9:49-57. 2011..However, researchers have reported contradictory results. Moreover, little is known about which patient characteristics are associated with knowledge of a drug's purpose...
- Factors associated with the appropriate use of asthma drugsMarie Sophie Jobin
Faculte de Pharmacie, Universite Laval, Quebec
Can Respir J 18:97-104. 2011..When used properly, asthma drugs can reduce asthma-related morbidity and mortality...
- What do Québec children eat during their first six months?Marie Claire Lepage
Direction régionale de santé publique de la Capitale nationale, Quebec
Can J Diet Pract Res 65:106-13. 2004..Factors associated with adherence to recommendations were breast-feeding exclusively, being older than 30 years, an annual family income of at least 60,000 dollars, and being a non-smoker. Few mothers followed all the recommendations...