Eva Grunfeld

Summary

Affiliation: Nova Scotia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Do available questionnaires measure the communication factors that patients and families consider important at end of life?
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes ResearchProgram, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 26:3874-8. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of long-term follow-up for early-stage breast cancer: a comparison of family physician versus specialist care
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    J Clin Oncol 24:848-55. 2006
  3. pmc Towards using administrative databases to measure population-based indicators of quality of end-of-life care: testing the methodology
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    Palliat Med 20:769-77. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint The role of knowledge translation for cancer control in Canada
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Chronic Dis Can 25:1-6. 2004
  5. pmc Canadian breast cancer guidelines are as effective as possible under the circumstances
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
    CMAJ 176:785-6. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Job stress and job satisfaction of cancer care workers
    Eva Grunfeld
    Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1H 1C4
    Psychooncology 14:61-9. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Better knowledge translation for effective cancer control: a priority for action
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University, 1278 Tower Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 2Y9
    Cancer Causes Control 15:503-10. 2004
  8. pmc Family caregiver burden: results of a longitudinal study of breast cancer patients and their principal caregivers
    Eva Grunfeld
    Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre and Division of Medical Oncology, University of Ottawa, and Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital, ON
    CMAJ 170:1795-801. 2004
  9. pmc Toward population-based indicators of quality end-of-life care: testing stakeholder agreement
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Cancer 112:2301-8. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Looking beyond survival: how are we looking at survivorship?
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 24:5166-9. 2006

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. doi request reprint Do available questionnaires measure the communication factors that patients and families consider important at end of life?
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes ResearchProgram, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 26:3874-8. 2008
    ..There is a need to further develop questionnaires that have the capacity to specifically measure those communication domains that are important to patients with cancer and their families at EOL...
  2. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of long-term follow-up for early-stage breast cancer: a comparison of family physician versus specialist care
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    J Clin Oncol 24:848-55. 2006
    ..It is usual practice for routine follow-up to take place in specialist clinics. This study tested the hypothesis that follow-up by the patient's family physician is a safe and acceptable alternative to specialist follow-up...
  3. pmc Towards using administrative databases to measure population-based indicators of quality of end-of-life care: testing the methodology
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    Palliat Med 20:769-77. 2006
    ..Using administrative data is an efficient, population-based method to monitor quality of care which can compliment other methods, such as qualitative and purposefully collected clinical data...
  4. ncbi request reprint The role of knowledge translation for cancer control in Canada
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Chronic Dis Can 25:1-6. 2004
    ..It is an ideal time for the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control and other Canadian cancer control initiatives to determine where they will locate knowledge translation in relation to their objectives...
  5. pmc Canadian breast cancer guidelines are as effective as possible under the circumstances
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
    CMAJ 176:785-6. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Job stress and job satisfaction of cancer care workers
    Eva Grunfeld
    Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1H 1C4
    Psychooncology 14:61-9. 2005
    ..There is an increasing demand for oncology care as a result of a number of trends. In combination with ongoing changes to the health-care system, these trends have an impact on the workplace environment of systemic therapy personnel...
  7. ncbi request reprint Better knowledge translation for effective cancer control: a priority for action
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University, 1278 Tower Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 2Y9
    Cancer Causes Control 15:503-10. 2004
    ..Adding a knowledge translation component to national cancer control programs can help ensure that even small efforts directed at cancer control can have maximum impact...
  8. pmc Family caregiver burden: results of a longitudinal study of breast cancer patients and their principal caregivers
    Eva Grunfeld
    Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre and Division of Medical Oncology, University of Ottawa, and Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital, ON
    CMAJ 170:1795-801. 2004
    ..We prospectively examined the psychosocial, occupational and economic impact of caring for a person with a terminal illness...
  9. pmc Toward population-based indicators of quality end-of-life care: testing stakeholder agreement
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Cancer 112:2301-8. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to assess stakeholder acceptability of QIs of end-of-life (EOL) care that potentially were measurable from population-based administrative health databases...
  10. ncbi request reprint Looking beyond survival: how are we looking at survivorship?
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 24:5166-9. 2006
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  11. pmc How do surgeons decide to refer patients for adjuvant cancer treatment? Protocol for a qualitative study
    Robin Urquhart
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Implement Sci 7:102. 2012
    ..This study will use qualitative methods to examine decision-making processes related to referral to oncology services for individuals diagnosed with potentially curable non-small cell lung, breast, or colorectal cancer...
  12. pmc Population-based longitudinal study of follow-up care for patients with colorectal cancer in Nova Scotia
    Robin Urquhart
    Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Oncol Pract 8:246-52. 2012
    ..More specifically, the objectives were to describe adherence to two elements of follow-up guidelines (colonoscopies and physician visits) and to identify factors associated with receiving at least guideline-recommended care...
  13. doi request reprint Examining stage IIB survival in a population-based cohort of patients with colorectal cancer
    Robin Urquhart
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Cancer 118:5973-81. 2012
    ..This study sought to examine factors contributing to the observed stage IIB outcome, specifically nodal harvest, receipt of chemotherapy, and use of a new coding system to derive stage...
  14. doi request reprint Improving nodal harvest in colorectal cancer: so what?
    Geoffrey A Porter
    Department of Surgery, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:1066-73. 2012
    ..The goal of this current study is to evaluate the impact of improved adequate nodal harvest on 3 relevant clinical outcomes: node positivity rate, use of adjuvant chemotherapy, and survival...
  15. pmc A team approach to improving colorectal cancer services using administrative health data
    Geoffrey Porter
    Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Health Res Policy Syst 10:4. 2012
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  16. pmc Adherence to clinical practice guidelines for adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer in a Canadian province: a population-based analysis
    Daniel Rayson
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Oncol Pract 8:253-9. 2012
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  17. pmc Family physicians' perspectives on practice guidelines related to cancer control
    Louise Zitzelsberger
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 5:25. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to understand which guideline topics FPs consider important...
  18. pmc The interface between primary and oncology specialty care: treatment through survivorship
    Eva Grunfeld
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, 2075 Bayview Ave, G Wing Rm 106, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2010:25-30. 2010
    ..Research questions that remain to be answered with respect to survivorship care plans and other aspects of survivorship care are discussed...
  19. pmc A population-based study of age inequalities in access to palliative care among cancer patients
    Frederick I Burge
    Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Med Care 46:1203-11. 2008
    ..Few studies have been able to provide greater insight by simultaneously adjusting for multiple demographic, health service, and socio-cultural indicators...
  20. ncbi request reprint Barriers and facilitators to enrollment in cancer clinical trials: qualitative study of the perspectives of clinical research associates
    Eva Grunfeld
    Ottawa Regional Cancer Center, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer 95:1577-83. 2002
    ..Clinical research associates (CRAs) have a unique perspective on enrollment that has been explored very little. This study sought the views of CRAs on barriers and facilitators to accrual...
  21. doi request reprint Exploring the usefulness of two conceptual frameworks for understanding how organizational factors influence innovation implementation in cancer care
    Robin Urquhart
    Knowledge Broker, Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, and Interdisciplinary PhD Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 33:48-58. 2013
    ..By improving our understanding of existing frameworks, we enhance our ability to more effectively study and target implementation processes...
  22. doi request reprint Are leading medical journals following their own policies on CONSORT reporting?
    Amy Folkes
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:843-6. 2008
    ..The presentation of clear, precise data will ensure that readers are able to better interpret the applicability of findings...
  23. ncbi request reprint Caregiving for women with advanced breast cancer
    Marjorie Coristine
    Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Psychooncology 12:709-19. 2003
    ..To describe the psychosocial impact on caregivers of caring for women with advanced breast cancer...
  24. doi request reprint Reflections on knowledge brokering within a multidisciplinary research team
    Robin Urquhart
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 31:283-90. 2011
    ..KB roles will undoubtedly differ across contexts. However, descriptive assessments can help others determine whether such an approach could be valuable for their research programs and, if so, what to expect during the process...
  25. pmc Exploring the interpersonal-, organization-, and system-level factors that influence the implementation and use of an innovation-synoptic reporting-in cancer care
    Robin Urquhart
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Victoria Building, QEII Health Sciences Center, 1276 South Park Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Implement Sci 7:12. 2012
    ..The objective of this study is to examine the key interpersonal, organizational, and system-level factors that influence the implementation and use of synoptic reporting in cancer care...
  26. ncbi request reprint Surveillance mammography following the treatment of primary breast cancer with breast reconstruction: a systematic review
    G Philip Barnsley
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 120:1125-32. 2007
    ..However, there are no guidelines specifically addressing the role of surveillance mammography for women who have undergone mastectomy and breast reconstruction...
  27. pmc The impact of audit and feedback on nodal harvest in colorectal cancer
    Geoffrey A Porter
    Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University and QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    BMC Cancer 11:2. 2011
    ..The goal of this current study was to identify factors associated with adequate nodal harvest, and specifically to examine the impact of the audit and feedback strategy on nodal harvest...
  28. pmc Quantifying limitations in chemotherapy data in administrative health databases: implications for measuring the quality of colorectal cancer care
    Robin Urquhart
    Knowledge Broker, Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
    Healthc Policy 7:32-40. 2011
    ..The results demonstrate that even basic information on cancer treatment in administrative databases can be insufficient to perform the types of analyses that most decision-makers require for quality-of-care measurement...
  29. pmc Clinical practice guidelines for the care and treatment of breast cancer: follow-up after treatment for breast cancer (summary of the 2005 update)
    Eva Grunfeld
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
    CMAJ 172:1319-20. 2005
  30. ncbi request reprint Relative fitness and frailty of elderly men and women in developed countries and their relationship with mortality
    Arnold Mitnitski
    Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:2184-9. 2005
    ..To investigate the relationship between accumulated health-related problems (deficits), which define a frailty index in older adults, and mortality in population-based and clinical/institutional-based samples...
  31. ncbi request reprint Evaluating claims-based indicators of the intensity of end-of-life cancer care
    Craig C Earle
    Division of Population Sciences, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 17:505-9. 2005
    ..To evaluate measures that could use existing administrative data to assess the intensity of end-of-life cancer care...
  32. pmc Cancer survivorship: a challenge for primary care physicians
    Eva Grunfeld
    Br J Gen Pract 55:741-2. 2005
  33. ncbi request reprint American Society of Clinical Oncology 2006 update of the breast cancer follow-up and management guidelines in the adjuvant setting
    James L Khatcheressian
    Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center, Richmond, VA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:5091-7. 2006
    ..To update the 1999 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) guideline on breast cancer follow-up and management in the adjuvant setting...
  34. doi request reprint Primary care physicians and oncologists are players on the same team
    Eva Grunfeld
    J Clin Oncol 26:2246-7. 2008
  35. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of diagnostic assessment units in oncology: a systematic review
    Anna Gagliardi
    Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 2L7 Canada
    J Clin Oncol 22:1126-35. 2004
    ..This systematic review was undertaken to identify clinical and economic evaluations of diagnostic assessment units for cancer; summarize measures used to evaluate such programs; and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these evaluations...