Nancy C Edwards

Summary

Affiliation: University of Ottawa
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Joining up action to address social determinants of health and health inequities in Canada
    Nancy Edwards
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Population and Public Health, 1 Stewart Street, Room 124, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada
    Healthc Manage Forum 25:151-4. 2012
  2. pmc The use of tacit and explicit knowledge in public health: a qualitative study
    Anita Kothari
    Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Implement Sci 7:20. 2012
  3. pmc Unpacking vertical and horizontal integration: childhood overweight/obesity programs and planning, a Canadian perspective
    Lynne M MacLean
    Community Health Research Unit, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M5, Canada
    Implement Sci 5:36. 2010
  4. pmc Is research working for you? Validating a tool to examine the capacity of health organizations to use research
    Anita Kothari
    University of Western Ontario, Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building, Room 222 London, Ontario, N6A 5B9, Canada
    Implement Sci 4:46. 2009
  5. pmc Inequitable walking conditions among older people: examining the interrelationship of neighbourhood socio-economic status and urban form using a comparative case study
    Theresa L Grant
    Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, 1 Stewart St, Room 300, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:677. 2010
  6. pmc The Jamaica asthma and allergies national prevalence survey: rationale and methods
    Eulalia K Kahwa
    University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:29. 2010
  7. pmc Uncovering tacit knowledge: a pilot study to broaden the concept of knowledge in knowledge translation
    Anita R Kothari
    University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:198. 2011
  8. pmc Insights about the process and impact of implementing nursing guidelines on delivery of care in hospitals and community settings
    Barbara Davies
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:29. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Performance-based building codes: a call for injury prevention indicators that bridge health and building sectors
    N Edwards
    Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Community Health Research Unit, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Inj Prev 14:329-32. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Social justice and core competencies for public health: improving the fit
    Nancy C Edwards
    School of Nursing and Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
    Can J Public Health 99:130-2. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Joining up action to address social determinants of health and health inequities in Canada
    Nancy Edwards
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Population and Public Health, 1 Stewart Street, Room 124, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada
    Healthc Manage Forum 25:151-4. 2012
    ..However, concerted efforts are still required by health professionals to address social determinants of health through their work settings...
  2. pmc The use of tacit and explicit knowledge in public health: a qualitative study
    Anita Kothari
    Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Implement Sci 7:20. 2012
    ..Public health practitioners work in a complex, often time-constrained environment, where formal research literature can be unavailable or uncertain. Consequently, public health practitioners often draw upon other forms of knowledge...
  3. pmc Unpacking vertical and horizontal integration: childhood overweight/obesity programs and planning, a Canadian perspective
    Lynne M MacLean
    Community Health Research Unit, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M5, Canada
    Implement Sci 5:36. 2010
    ..These approaches also require vertical and horizontal (v/h) integration of policy and practice in order to be maximally effective...
  4. pmc Is research working for you? Validating a tool to examine the capacity of health organizations to use research
    Anita Kothari
    University of Western Ontario, Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building, Room 222 London, Ontario, N6A 5B9, Canada
    Implement Sci 4:46. 2009
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  5. pmc Inequitable walking conditions among older people: examining the interrelationship of neighbourhood socio-economic status and urban form using a comparative case study
    Theresa L Grant
    Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, 1 Stewart St, Room 300, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:677. 2010
    ....
  6. pmc The Jamaica asthma and allergies national prevalence survey: rationale and methods
    Eulalia K Kahwa
    University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:29. 2010
    ..This paper describes methods used in the Jamaica Asthma and Allergies National Prevalence Survey, challenges associated with this survey and strategies used to overcome these challenges...
  7. pmc Uncovering tacit knowledge: a pilot study to broaden the concept of knowledge in knowledge translation
    Anita R Kothari
    University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:198. 2011
    ..More work is needed to understand the role of tacit knowledge in decision-making and practice. This pilot study examined how health practitioners applied tacit knowledge in public health program planning and implementation...
  8. pmc Insights about the process and impact of implementing nursing guidelines on delivery of care in hospitals and community settings
    Barbara Davies
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:29. 2008
    ..Little is known about the impact of implementing nursing-oriented best practice guidelines on the delivery of patient care in either hospital or community settings...
  9. doi request reprint Performance-based building codes: a call for injury prevention indicators that bridge health and building sectors
    N Edwards
    Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Community Health Research Unit, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Inj Prev 14:329-32. 2008
    ..It is time to reconsider commonly used epidemiological indicators in the field of injury prevention and determine their utility to address the accountability requirements of performance-based codes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Social justice and core competencies for public health: improving the fit
    Nancy C Edwards
    School of Nursing and Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
    Can J Public Health 99:130-2. 2008
    ..We argue that social justice attributes should be integrated into the core competencies and propose examples for consideration...
  11. pmc Provincial prenatal record revision: a multiple case study of evidence-based decision-making at the population-policy level
    Nancy Edwards
    University of Ottawa, Roger Guindon Pavilion 1118, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:266. 2008
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  12. ncbi request reprint Strengthening nurses' capacity in HIV policy development in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean: an international program of research and capacity building
    Nancy C Edwards
    School of Nursing, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Nurs Res 39:187-9. 2007
  13. doi request reprint Building nurses' capacity in community health services
    Nancy Edwards
    University of Ottawa
    Int J Nurs Educ Scholarsh 6:Article25. 2009
    ..The internship may be a useful prototype for the development of initiatives to build research capacity in other settings...
  14. ncbi request reprint CHNET-Works! A networking infrastructure for community health nurse researchers and decision-makers
    Nancy Edwards
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Nurs Res 36:203-7. 2004
  15. doi request reprint Exploring which context matters in the study of health inequities and their mitigation
    Nancy Edwards
    Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Scand J Public Health 39:43-9. 2011
    ..This commentary argues that contextual influences on health inequities need to be more thoroughly interrogated in future studies of population health interventions...
  16. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a multiple component intervention to support the implementation of a 'Therapeutic Relationships' best practice guideline on nurses' communication skills
    Nancy Edwards
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Patient Educ Couns 63:3-11. 2006
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  17. ncbi request reprint Leadership strategies to influence the use of clinical practice guidelines
    Wendy A Gifford
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences University of Ottawa, ON
    Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont) 19:72-88. 2006
    ..Leadership for guideline implementation was found to include such behaviours as support, role-modelling commitment and reinforcing organizational policies and goals consistent with evidence-based care...
  18. ncbi request reprint Sustainability: the elusive dimension of international health projects
    Nancy C Edwards
    School of Nursing, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Public Health 97:45-9. 2006
    ..The Canada-China Yunnan Maternal and Child Health Project (1997-2003) sought to improve the quality of village life and promote development of productivity and social prosperity in Yunnan province, China...
  19. ncbi request reprint Participatory approaches in the co-design of a comprehensive referral system
    Nancy Edwards
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
    Can Nurse 101:20-4. 2005
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  20. ncbi request reprint Multiple intervention research programs in community health
    Nancy Edwards
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Room 1118, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M5, Canada
    Can J Nurs Res 36:40-54. 2004
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  21. ncbi request reprint Turning around the intergenerational impact of residential schools on Aboriginal people: implications for health policy and practice
    Dawn Smith
    University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Nurs Res 37:38-60. 2005
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  22. ncbi request reprint Reflections on a research journey
    Nancy C Edwards
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa
    Can Nurse 100:18-20. 2004
  23. ncbi request reprint Population and public health ethics in Canada: a snapshot of current national initiatives and future issues
    Sarah M Viehbeck
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Population and Public Health, Ottawa, ON
    Can J Public Health 102:410-3. 2011
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  24. doi request reprint Obesity, stigma and public health planning
    Lynne MacLean
    Community Health Research Unit, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Health Promot Int 24:88-93. 2009
    ..We give suggestions for designing non-stigmatizing obesity prevention public health programs. Implications for practice and policy are discussed...
  25. doi request reprint Development and validation of a modified falls-efficacy scale
    Nancy Edwards
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 3:193-200. 2008
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  26. ncbi request reprint Nurse researchers contributing to seniors' independence in the community
    Nancy Edwards
    School of Nursing, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Nurs Res 40:103-8. 2008
  27. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and views regarding condom use among female garment factory workers in Cambodia
    Gail Webber
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, 2450 Lancaster Road, Units 11 and 12, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1B 5N3
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 41:685-95. 2010
    ..For many of these migrant women, interventions focussing on education about HIV transmission and condom negotiation skills are insufficient since implementation requires male cooperation...
  28. ncbi request reprint Rethinking nursing best practices with aboriginal communities: informing dialogue and action
    Dawn Smith
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Rd, Room 3251B, Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5, Canada
    Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont) 22:24-39. 2010
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  29. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing best-practice guideline implementation: lessons learned from administrators, nursing staff, and project leaders
    Jenny Ploeg
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 4:210-9. 2007
    ..A sound understanding of barriers and facilitators is critical for development of effective and targeted guideline implementation strategies...
  30. ncbi request reprint Access to bathtub grab bars: evidence of a policy gap
    Nancy Edwards
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8M5, Canada
    Can J Aging 25:295-304. 2006
    ..Findings are discussed in light of policy implications for universal access to grab bars, with apartment buildings being a logical place to start...
  31. ncbi request reprint Managerial leadership for nurses' use of research evidence: an integrative review of the literature
    Wendy Gifford
    University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 4:126-45. 2007
    ..Yet minimal evidence exists indicating what constitutes effective nursing leadership for this purpose, or what kinds of interventions help leaders to successfully influence research-based care...
  32. ncbi request reprint Innovation. Building research capacity
    Dawn Smith
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ontario
    Can Nurse 99:23-7. 2003
  33. ncbi request reprint Developing management systems with cross-cultural fit: assessing international differences in operational systems
    Nancy Edwards
    School of Nursing, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Health Plann Manage 21:55-73. 2006
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  34. ncbi request reprint Bringing safety and responsiveness into the forefront of care for pregnant and parenting aboriginal people
    Dawn Smith
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Canada
    ANS Adv Nurs Sci 29:E27-44. 2006
    ..Results suggest that the intention of care must be situated within a broader view of colonizing relations to improve early access to, and relevance of, care during pregnancy and parenting for Aboriginal people...
  35. ncbi request reprint A web of connections
    Bonnie Lee
    Community Health Research Unit, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
    Can Nurse 100:22-6. 2004
  36. ncbi request reprint Development and testing of tools to assess physical restraint use
    Nancy Edwards
    School of Nursing, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 3:73-85. 2006
    ..There is a need for a reliable and valid instrument that is feasible for use in these settings to rapidly assess physical restraint use...
  37. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of an instrument to measure seniors' attitudes toward the use of bathroom grab bars
    Donna Lockett
    Community Health Research Unit, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Public Health Nurs 19:390-7. 2002
    ..Finally, the GUAS distinguished between regular grab bar users and nonregular users. Implications for use are discussed...
  38. ncbi request reprint Complexity and team dynamics in multiple intervention programmes: challenges and insights for public health psychology
    Lynne M MacLean
    University of Ottawa, Canada
    J Health Psychol 12:341-51. 2007
    ..Insights from this project should inform similar programmes with multi-level, participatory, community-based approaches...
  39. ncbi request reprint Development of an evaluation tool for a clinical practice guideline on nursing assessment and device selection for vascular access
    Kathryn A Smith Higuchi
    University of Ottawa School of Nursing, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1H 8M5
    J Infus Nurs 30:45-54. 2007
    ..Studies that use only precomparison and postcomparison by chart audit may miss changes in nursing practice...
  40. ncbi request reprint Do Canadian prenatal records support evidence-based practices to reduce maternal smoking?
    Sonia Semenic
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 28:368-72. 2006
    ..This study sought to identify and compare how prenatal records across Canadian provinces and territories currently address the issue of maternal tobacco use...
  41. ncbi request reprint Safety in home care: a broadened perspective of patient safety
    Ariella Lang
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Int J Qual Health Care 20:130-5. 2008
    ..Given the dramatic increase in the amount, acuity and complexity of health care being provided in the home and community, it is essential to develop our understanding of safety in this sector...
  42. ncbi request reprint 'Making a difference': A new care paradigm for pregnant and parenting Aboriginal people
    Dawn A Smith
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Room 3251b 451 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5
    Can J Public Health 98:321-5. 2007
    ..Community-based stakeholders included community members, providers of health and social care, and health care and community leaders...
  43. ncbi request reprint Burgeoning opportunities in nursing research
    Nancy Edwards
    Community Health Research Unit, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Nurs Res 34:139-48. 2002
  44. doi request reprint Public health nurses' primary health care practice: strategies for fostering citizen participation
    Megan Aston
    School of Nursing, Dalhousie University, Canada
    J Community Health Nurs 26:24-34. 2009
    ..The findings from this study clearly profile public health nurses as integral to the practice of fostering citizen participation...
  45. ncbi request reprint Ratcheting up research efforts for systems change
    Nancy Edwards
    School of Nursing and Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
    Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont) 16:27-31. 2003
  46. ncbi request reprint The relationship between vulnerability factors and breastfeeding outcome
    Sandra Dunn
    Perinatal Partnership Program of Eastern and Southeastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 35:87-97. 2006
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  47. ncbi request reprint Broadening the patient safety agenda to include home care services
    Ariella Lang
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa
    Healthc Q 9:124-6. 2006
    ..This paper describes key findings from the background paper, outcomes from the ensuing roundtable discussions and implications for practice, research and policy...
  48. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing the physical activity of older adults in long-term care: administrators perspectives
    Kathleen Benjamin
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    J Aging Phys Act 17:181-95. 2009
    ..A review of provincial LTC standards for physical activity program requirements and the built environment is warranted...
  49. ncbi request reprint Evaluating best practice guidelines
    Nancy Edwards
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
    Can Nurse 101:18-23. 2005
    ..This article describes the process, challenges and lessons learned by the team responsible for evaluating the BPGs...
  50. doi request reprint Preventing falls among seniors: the way forward
    Nancy C Edwards
    School of Nursing and Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa
    J Safety Res 42:537-41. 2011
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  51. ncbi request reprint Attitudinal, perceptual, and normative beliefs influencing the exercise decisions of community-dwelling physically frail seniors
    Kathleen Benjamin
    Elisabeth Bruyere Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5C8 Canada
    J Aging Phys Act 13:276-93. 2005
    ..The results also highlight the salience of physician's advice for seniors to exercise...
  52. pmc Can we develop wait lists for public health issues?
    Nancy C Edwards
    School of Nursing and Community Health Research Unit, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont
    CMAJ 174:794-6. 2006
  53. ncbi request reprint Through seniors' eyes: an exploratory qualitative study to identify environmental barriers to and facilitators of walking
    Donna Lockett
    Community Health Research Unit, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Nurs Res 37:48-65. 2005
    ..The use of photovoice as a method was well received by the participants and provided rich information that may not have been captured through other means...
  54. ncbi request reprint Integrating Web-based technology into distance education for nurses in China: computer and Internet access and attitudes
    C E Betty Cragg
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1H 8M5
    Comput Inform Nurs 21:265-74. 2003
    ..This article reports the results of that survey and their implications for Web-based teaching of Chinese nurses...
  55. ncbi request reprint The prohibitive costs of accessing evidence online
    Nancy Edwards
    School of Nursing, Community Health Research Unit, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Contin Educ Nurs 35:89-90. 2004
    ..These findings highlight a need for more accessible and cost-effective online resources to meet the challenges of evidence-based programs and practice in public health...
  56. ncbi request reprint Post-doctoral training in nursing: a consideration of opportunities and strategies
    Phyllis Montgomery
    School of Nursing, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON
    Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont) 21:36-43. 2008
    ..Suggestions are included for supervisors who wish to provide an exceptional post-doctoral learning experience...
  57. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood walkability: older people's perspectives from four neighborhoods in Ottawa, Canada
    Theresa L Grant
    Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    J Aging Phys Act 18:293-312. 2010
    ..The overarching theme of getting around indicated that walkability assessments must consider how walking fits within an integrated transportation system and how accessible this system is for older people...
  58. doi request reprint Leveraging nursing research to transform healthcare systems
    Nancy C Edwards
    Nurs Inq 15:81-2. 2008
  59. ncbi request reprint People and money matter: investment lessons from the Ontario Heart Health Program, Canada
    Barbara L Riley
    Centre for Behavioural Research and Program Evaluation, Lyle S Hallman Institute N, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    Health Promot Int 23:24-34. 2008
    ..Better accounting of public health investments, including monetary and in-kind investments, is needed to inform decisions about the amount and duration of public health investments that will lead to effective program implementation...