Pia C Kontos
Affiliation: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
- Factors influencing exercise participation by older adults requiring chronic hemodialysis: a qualitative studyPia C Kontos
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, 11035 550 University Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G 2A2
Int Urol Nephrol 39:1303-11. 2007..A shift is required in the culture of ESRD treatment programs towards a wellness perspective that includes expectations of exercise encouragement by the health care team and participation by patients...
- Tacit knowledge of caring and embodied selfhoodPia C Kontos
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, ON, Canada
Sociol Health Illn 31:688-704. 2009..We conclude with a call for further exploration of the body as a site of the production of tacit knowledge...
- Neglecting the importance of the decision making and care regimes of personal support workers: a critique of standardization of care planning through the RAI/MDSPia C Kontos
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, 11035 550 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2A2
Gerontologist 50:352-62. 2010..We examined the decision making and care practices of personal support workers (PSWs) in relation to the RAI/MDS standardized process...
- Dementia care at the intersection of regulation and reflexivity: a critical realist perspectivePia C Kontos
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 66:119-28. 2011..To understand point-of-care decisions, and in particular rule breaking, by personal support workers (PSWs) regarding institutionalized elders with dementia within a context of legislative and organizational care mandates...
- Using drama to improve person-centred dementia carePia C Kontos
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada
Int J Older People Nurs 5:159-68. 2010..We implemented a 12-week drama-based educational intervention to introduce to dementia practitioners person-centred care that emphasizes the notion of embodied selfhood (defined as non-verbal self-expression)...
- Improving client-centered brain injury rehabilitation through research-based theaterPia C Kontos
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Qual Health Res 22:1612-32. 2012..These findings suggest that research-based drama can effect reflexivity, empathy, and practice change to facilitate a client-centered culture of practice in brain injury rehabilitation...
- Expressions of personhood in Alzheimer's disease: an evaluation of research-based theatre as a pedagogical toolPia C Kontos
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, Canada
Qual Health Res 17:799-811. 2007....
- After the crash: research-based theater for knowledge transferAngela Colantonio
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and University of Toronto, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Toronto, Canada
J Contin Educ Health Prof 28:180-5. 2008..The aim of this project was to develop and evaluate a research-based dramatic production for the purpose of transferring knowledge about traumatic brain injury (TBI) to health care professionals, managers, and decision makers...
- The experiences of using an anti-collision power wheelchair for three long-term care home residents with mild cognitive impairmentRosalie H Wang
Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 6:347-63. 2011..Presented are three case analyses of long-term care home residents with cognitive impairment who tested an anti-collision power wheelchair. We discuss technology design and research implications for this population...