J P Hirdes

Summary

Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The MDS-CHESS scale: a new measure to predict mortality in institutionalized older people
    John P Hirdes
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:96-100. 2003
  2. pmc The Method for Assigning Priority Levels (MAPLe): a new decision-support system for allocating home care resources
    John P Hirdes
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1, Canada
    BMC Med 6:9. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Predictors of caregiver distress among palliative home care clients in Ontario: evidence based on the interRAI Palliative Care
    John P Hirdes
    School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Palliat Support Care 10:155-63. 2012
  4. pmc Adverse events among Ontario home care clients associated with emergency room visit or hospitalization: a retrospective cohort study
    Diane M Doran
    Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, 155 College Street, Suite 130, Toronto, ON M5T 1P8, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:227. 2013
  5. pmc Development of mental health quality indicators (MHQIs) for inpatient psychiatry based on the interRAI mental health assessment
    Christopher M Perlman
    School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave West, Waterloo N2L 3G1, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:15. 2013
  6. pmc Acute care inpatients with long-term delayed-discharge: evidence from a Canadian health region
    Andrew P Costa
    School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:172. 2012
  7. pmc An evaluation of data quality in Canada's Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS): secondary analyses of Ontario data submitted between 1996 and 2011
    John P Hirdes
    School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, N2L 3G1, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 13:27. 2013
  8. pmc Method for Assigning Priority Levels in Acute Care (MAPLe-AC) predicts outcomes of acute hospital care of older persons--a cross-national validation
    Anja Noro
    Ageing and Services Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 11:39. 2011
  9. pmc Using machine learning algorithms to guide rehabilitation planning for home care clients
    Mu Zhu
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 7:41. 2007
  10. pmc Sharing clinical information across care settings: the birth of an integrated assessment system
    Leonard C Gray
    The University of Queensland, c Academic Unit in Geriatric Medicine, University Department of Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:71. 2009

Detail Information

Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint The MDS-CHESS scale: a new measure to predict mortality in institutionalized older people
    John P Hirdes
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:96-100. 2003
    ..To develop a scale predicting mortality and other adverse outcomes associated with frailty...
  2. pmc The Method for Assigning Priority Levels (MAPLe): a new decision-support system for allocating home care resources
    John P Hirdes
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1, Canada
    BMC Med 6:9. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to develop and validate a methodology for prioritizing access to community and facility-based services for home care clients...
  3. doi request reprint Predictors of caregiver distress among palliative home care clients in Ontario: evidence based on the interRAI Palliative Care
    John P Hirdes
    School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Palliat Support Care 10:155-63. 2012
    ..Analyses are based upon interRAI Palliative Care (interRAI PC) assessment data from palliative home care programs in three regions in Ontario, Canada...
  4. pmc Adverse events among Ontario home care clients associated with emergency room visit or hospitalization: a retrospective cohort study
    Diane M Doran
    Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, 155 College Street, Suite 130, Toronto, ON M5T 1P8, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:227. 2013
    ..The study reports on the incidence of HC adverse events, the magnitude of the events, the types of events that occur, and the consequences experienced by HC clients in the province of Ontario...
  5. pmc Development of mental health quality indicators (MHQIs) for inpatient psychiatry based on the interRAI mental health assessment
    Christopher M Perlman
    School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave West, Waterloo N2L 3G1, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:15. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Acute care inpatients with long-term delayed-discharge: evidence from a Canadian health region
    Andrew P Costa
    School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:172. 2012
    ..Little is known on the patient characteristics that influence acute ALC length of stay. This study examines which characteristics drive acute ALC length of stay for those awaiting nursing home admission...
  7. pmc An evaluation of data quality in Canada's Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS): secondary analyses of Ontario data submitted between 1996 and 2011
    John P Hirdes
    School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, N2L 3G1, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 13:27. 2013
    ..0) in Canada for more than 15 years. The present paper aims to evaluate data quality for the CCRS using an approach that may be generalizable to comparable data holdings internationally...
  8. pmc Method for Assigning Priority Levels in Acute Care (MAPLe-AC) predicts outcomes of acute hospital care of older persons--a cross-national validation
    Anja Noro
    Ageing and Services Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 11:39. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Using machine learning algorithms to guide rehabilitation planning for home care clients
    Mu Zhu
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 7:41. 2007
    ..We investigate the potential of machine learning algorithms - Support Vector Machine (SVM) and K-Nearest Neighbors (KNN) - to guide rehabilitation planning for home care clients...
  10. pmc Sharing clinical information across care settings: the birth of an integrated assessment system
    Leonard C Gray
    The University of Queensland, c Academic Unit in Geriatric Medicine, University Department of Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:71. 2009
    ..Population ageing, the emergence of chronic illness, and the shift away from institutional care challenge conventional approaches to assessment systems which traditionally are problem and setting specific...
  11. pmc Relationship between interRAI HC and the ICF: opportunity for operationalizing the ICF
    Katherine Berg
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:47. 2009
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  12. pmc Development of the interRAI Pressure Ulcer Risk Scale (PURS) for use in long-term care and home care settings
    Jeff Poss
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 10:67. 2010
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  13. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of sexual dysfunction in psychiatric inpatients
    Christopher M Perlman
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada, N2L 3G1
    Psychosomatics 48:309-18. 2007
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  14. pmc Reliability of the interRAI suite of assessment instruments: a 12-country study of an integrated health information system
    John P Hirdes
    University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:277. 2008
    ..This study examined the reliability of the items from five instruments supporting home care, long term care, mental health, palliative care and post-acute care...
  15. doi request reprint Beyond the 'iron lungs of gerontology': using evidence to shape the future of nursing homes in Canada
    John P Hirdes
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo
    Can J Aging 30:371-90. 2011
    ..Evidence from eight provinces and territories shows that the needs of persons in long-term care are highly complex, resource allocations do not always correspond to needs, and quality varies substantially between and within provinces...
  16. ncbi request reprint Long-term care funding in Canada: a policy mosaic
    J P Hirdes
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, N2L 3G1
    J Aging Soc Policy 13:69-81. 2001
    ..This paper examines different approaches to funding long-term care with a particular emphasis on the impacts of regionalization and of the implementation of case-mix-based funding systems...
  17. ncbi request reprint Home care quality indicators (HCQIs) based on the MDS-HC
    John P Hirdes
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo and Homewood Research Institute, Ontario, Canada
    Gerontologist 44:665-79. 2004
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Identifying an appropriate case mix measure for chronic care: evidence from an Ontario pilot study
    J P Hirdes
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Healthc Manage Forum 9:40-6. 1996
    ..It was recommended that work continue on the basis that Ontario will implement the Resource Utilization Groups (RUG-III) system for activity measurement and funding of chronic care patients...
  19. ncbi request reprint The K-nearest neighbor algorithm predicted rehabilitation potential better than current Clinical Assessment Protocol
    Mu Zhu
    Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1015-21. 2007
    ..We aim to explore the potential to use an automatic, data-driven, machine-learning algorithm in clinical decision making...
  20. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for falling among community-based seniors using home care services
    Paula C Fletcher
    Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M504-10. 2002
    ..Given that multiple falls have been found to be associated with negative outcomes, such as an increased risk of institutionalization, more research in this area is warranted...
  21. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life measure based on the minimum data set
    Walter P Wodchis
    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Queen Elizabeth Centre, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 19:490-506. 2003
    ..To introduce a health-related quality of life measure for home care and institutional long-term care settings based on the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and the Health Utilities Index Mark 2 (HUI2)...
  22. pmc Risk adjustment methods for Home Care Quality Indicators (HCQIs) based on the minimum data set for home care
    Dawn M Dalby
    Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:7. 2005
    ..The current paper explores the effects of risk adjustment for a set of home care quality indicators (HCQIs) based on the Minimum Data Set for Home Care (MDS-HC)...
  23. ncbi request reprint A profile of older community-dwelling home care clients with heart failure in Ontario
    A D Foebel
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Chronic Dis Can 31:49-57. 2011
    ..The aging of the Canadian population is associated with a rising burden of heart failure (HF), a condition associated with significant morbidity, mortality and health service use...
  24. ncbi request reprint Development of a crosswalk from the Minimum Data Set 2.0 to the Alberta Resident Classification System
    J P Hirdes
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Ontario
    Healthc Manage Forum 10:27-9, 32-4. 1997
    ..This algorithm may be used to support a transitional approach to move to a funding system for long-term care based on Resource Utilization Groups (RUG-III)...
  25. pmc Risk factors for hip fracture in older home care clients
    Paul Stolee
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:403-10. 2009
    ..Little information is available on hip fracture risks among community-dwelling persons receiving home care. Our aim was to identify risk factors for hip fracture from health information routinely collected for older home care clients...
  26. doi request reprint Validation of Resource Utilization Groups version III for Home Care (RUG-III/HC): evidence from a Canadian home care jurisdiction
    Jeffrey W Poss
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    Med Care 46:380-7. 2008
    ..The case-mix system Resource Utilization Groups version III for Home Care (RUG-III/HC) was derived using a modest data sample from Michigan, but to date no comprehensive large scale validation has been done...
  27. ncbi request reprint The Resident Assessment Instrument-Mental Health (RAI-MH): inter-rater reliability and convergent validity
    John P Hirdes
    Homewood Research Institute, Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Behav Health Serv Res 29:419-32. 2002
    ..Data from the RAI-MH are intended to support care planning, quality improvement, outcome measurement, and case mix-based payment systems. The article provides the first set of evidence on the reliability and validity of the RAI-MH...
  28. ncbi request reprint Restriction in activity associated with fear of falling among community-based seniors using home care services
    Paula C Fletcher
    Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5, Canada
    Age Ageing 33:273-9. 2004
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  29. ncbi request reprint Risk factor for accidental injuries within senior citizens' homes: analysis of the Canadian Survey on Ageing and Independence
    Paula C Fletcher
    Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Gerontol Nurs 31:49-57. 2005
    ..Identification of risk factors provides health care professionals, particularly front line nurses, with insight into factors that, if modified, have the potential to decrease accidental injuries and improve or maintain quality of life...
  30. ncbi request reprint Predictors of influenza immunization among home care clients in Ontario
    John P Hirdes
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
    Can J Public Health 97:335-9. 2006
    ..This study examined factors associated with the receipt of influenza vaccination among Ontario home care clients...
  31. ncbi request reprint Pain and cognitive status among nursing home residents in Canada
    W R Proctor
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Pain Res Manag 6:119-25. 2001
    ..Nonetheless, the MDS may be a useful instrument for detecting pain in such populations, because it does not rely exclusively on self-report...
  32. doi request reprint A care planning strategy for traumatic life events in community mental health and inpatient psychiatry based on the InterRAI assessment instruments
    Krista Mathias
    University of Waterloo, ON, Canada
    Community Ment Health J 46:621-7. 2010
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  33. doi request reprint The relationship between agency characteristics and quality of home care
    Dawn M Dalby
    Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 75 University Avenue West, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3C5
    Home Health Care Serv Q 27:59-74. 2008
    ..This project assessed the relationship between home care quality indicators (HCQIs) and agency characteristics...
  34. doi request reprint Potentially inappropriate management of depressive symptoms among Ontario home care clients
    Dawn M Dalby
    Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:650-9. 2008
    ..To examine the prevalence and correlates of potentially inappropriate pharmacotherapy (including potential under-treatment) for depression in adult home care clients...
  35. ncbi request reprint Traffic-related fatalities among older drivers and passengers: past and future trends
    M Bedard
    Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Gerontologist 41:751-6. 2001
    ..This study was initiated to forecast the number of older drivers and passengers who may be fatally injured in traffic crashes in future years...
  36. doi request reprint Predicting social isolation among geriatric psychiatry patients
    Trevor Frise Smith
    Department of Sociology, Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:50-9. 2009
    ..Specifically, it examines the associations of diagnoses, psychiatric history, and measures of current functioning with social isolation...
  37. ncbi request reprint Predictors of a new depression diagnosis among older adults admitted to complex continuing care: implications for the depression rating scale (DRS)
    Lynn Martin
    Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Homewood Health Centre, Homewood Research Institute, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Age Ageing 37:51-6. 2008
    ..The Minimum Data Set 2.0 (MDS 2.0) assessment system provides a measurement scale for depression, the Depression Rating Scale (DRS), in addition to other items that may represent depressive phenomenology...
  38. doi request reprint The social and recreational characteristics of adults with intellectual disability and pica living in institutions
    Melody Ashworth
    Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Res Dev Disabil 30:512-20. 2009
    ..Implications for the community supports needed to ensure the successful transition of persons with pica from institutional to community settings is also discussed...
  39. doi request reprint Risk factors for falling among community-based seniors
    Paula C Fletcher
    Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
    J Patient Saf 5:61-6. 2009
    ..Although a number of risk factors have been established within the literature for falling, limited work has differentiated risk factors for 1-time versus recurrent or multiple fallers...
  40. ncbi request reprint A review of evidence on the reliability and validity of Minimum Data Set data
    J W Poss
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo
    Healthc Manage Forum 21:33-9. 2008
    ..With other sectors such as home care and inpatient psychiatry using MDS for national reporting, these issues have importance in and beyond residential care management...
  41. ncbi request reprint Nursing-sensitive outcomes data collection in acute care and long-term-care settings
    Diane M Doran
    Faculty of Nursing, Nursing Health Services Research Unit, University of Toronto, 215 155 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1P8
    Nurs Res 55:S75-81. 2006
    ..Most administrative databases do not contain good information about nursing-sensitive outcomes...
  42. doi request reprint Standardizing assessment of elderly people in acute care: the interRAI Acute Care instrument
    Len C Gray
    Academic Unit in Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:536-41. 2008
    ..To examine the frequency distributions and interrater reliability of individual items of the interRAI Acute Care instrument...
  43. ncbi request reprint Addressing the health needs of frail elderly people: Ontario's experience with an integrated health information system
    John P Hirdes
    Age Ageing 35:329-31. 2006
  44. doi request reprint The prevalence and management of current daily pain among older home care clients
    Colleen J Maxwell
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Pain 138:208-16. 2008
    ..The findings provide evidence of both rational prescribing practices and potential treatment bias in the pharmacotherapeutic management of daily pain in older home care clients...
  45. ncbi request reprint Acute health care service use among elderly home care clients
    Katharine Paddock
    Canadian Healthcare Association, Ottawa, ON
    Home Health Care Serv Q 22:75-85. 2003
    ..This study provides a profile of elderly home care clients who are at risk of using acute health care services, which may facilitate targeted efforts to prevent unplanned acute health care use...
  46. ncbi request reprint A revised Index for Social Engagement for long-term care
    Debby L Gerritsen
    Heyendaal Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol Nurs 34:40-8. 2008
    ..The RISE for long-term care improves the existing index by including additional dimensions of social engagement and by increasing the reliability of results for residents with cognitive impairment...
  47. ncbi request reprint Pain among the oldest old in community and institutional settings
    Jolanta Zyczkowska
    Department of Internal Diseases and Gerontology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
    Pain 129:167-76. 2007
    ..In clinical settings, the oldest old appear to have lower levels of pain compared with the young old after adjusting for a variety of potential confounding variables...
  48. ncbi request reprint Convergent validity of minimum data set-based performance quality indicators in postacute care settings
    John N Morris
    Research and Training Institute, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, Boston, MA 2131, USA
    Am J Med Qual 19:242-7. 2004
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