Vivian Welch

Summary

Affiliation: University of Ottawa
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Mass deworming to improve developmental health and wellbeing of children in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and network meta-analysis
    Vivian A Welch
    Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada Electronic address
    Lancet Glob Health 5:e40-e50. 2017
  2. pmc Reporting guidelines for realist evaluations seek to improve clarity and transparency
    Vivian A Welch
    Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Med 14:109. 2016
  3. pmc Protocol for the development of a CONSORT-equity guideline to improve reporting of health equity in randomized trials
    Vivian Welch
    Bruyère Research Institute, Bruyère Continuing Care and University of Ottawa, 85 Primrose, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 10:146. 2015
  4. pmc Extending the PRISMA statement to equity-focused systematic reviews (PRISMA-E 2012): explanation and elaboration
    Vivian Welch
    Bruyère Research Institute, 43 Bruyere St, Annex E, Room 304, Ottawa, K1N 5C8, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Equity Health 14:92. 2015
  5. doi request reprint Extending the PRISMA statement to equity-focused systematic reviews (PRISMA-E 2012): explanation and elaboration
    Vivian Welch
    Bruyère Research Institute, University of Ottawa, 43 Bruyere Street, Annex E, Room 304, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5C8, Canada Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 70:68-89. 2016
  6. pmc Health equity: evidence synthesis and knowledge translation methods
    Vivian A Welch
    Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, 1 Stewart Street, Ottawa, ON K1N6N5, Canada
    Syst Rev 2:43. 2013
  7. pmc Systematic reviews need to consider applicability to disadvantaged populations: inter-rater agreement for a health equity plausibility algorithm
    Vivian Welch
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:187. 2012
  8. pmc Does consideration and assessment of effects on health equity affect the conclusions of systematic reviews? A methodology study
    Vivian Welch
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e31360. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint The equity-effectiveness loop as a tool for evaluating population health interventions
    Vivian Welch
    Centre for Global Health, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Rev Salud Publica (Bogota) 10:83-96. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Applying an equity lens to interventions: using PROGRESS ensures consideration of socially stratifying factors to illuminate inequities in health
    Jennifer O'Neill
    Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 67:56-64. 2014

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Publications33

  1. doi request reprint Mass deworming to improve developmental health and wellbeing of children in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and network meta-analysis
    Vivian A Welch
    Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada Electronic address
    Lancet Glob Health 5:e40-e50. 2017
    ....
  2. pmc Reporting guidelines for realist evaluations seek to improve clarity and transparency
    Vivian A Welch
    Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Med 14:109. 2016
    ..Please see related article: https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-016-0643-1. ..
  3. pmc Protocol for the development of a CONSORT-equity guideline to improve reporting of health equity in randomized trials
    Vivian Welch
    Bruyère Research Institute, Bruyère Continuing Care and University of Ottawa, 85 Primrose, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 10:146. 2015
    ..The objective of this study is to develop guidelines to improve the reporting of health equity considerations in RCTs, as an extension of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT)...
  4. pmc Extending the PRISMA statement to equity-focused systematic reviews (PRISMA-E 2012): explanation and elaboration
    Vivian Welch
    Bruyère Research Institute, 43 Bruyere St, Annex E, Room 304, Ottawa, K1N 5C8, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Equity Health 14:92. 2015
    ..We developed an equity extension for PRISMA (PRISMA-E 2012) to help systematic reviewers identify, extract, and synthesise evidence on equity in systematic reviews...
  5. doi request reprint Extending the PRISMA statement to equity-focused systematic reviews (PRISMA-E 2012): explanation and elaboration
    Vivian Welch
    Bruyère Research Institute, University of Ottawa, 43 Bruyere Street, Annex E, Room 304, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5C8, Canada Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 70:68-89. 2016
    ..We developed an equity extension for PRISMA (PRISMA-E 2012) to help systematic reviewers identify, extract, and synthesize evidence on equity in systematic reviews...
  6. pmc Health equity: evidence synthesis and knowledge translation methods
    Vivian A Welch
    Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, 1 Stewart Street, Ottawa, ON K1N6N5, Canada
    Syst Rev 2:43. 2013
    ..Although systematic reviews are recognized as an important source for evidence-informed policy, they have been criticized for failing to assess effects on health equity...
  7. pmc Systematic reviews need to consider applicability to disadvantaged populations: inter-rater agreement for a health equity plausibility algorithm
    Vivian Welch
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:187. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Does consideration and assessment of effects on health equity affect the conclusions of systematic reviews? A methodology study
    Vivian Welch
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e31360. 2012
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint The equity-effectiveness loop as a tool for evaluating population health interventions
    Vivian Welch
    Centre for Global Health, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Rev Salud Publica (Bogota) 10:83-96. 2008
    ..The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on Health Technology Assessment is now using this framework for organising the components of its equity-orientated, evidence-based toolkit...
  10. doi request reprint Applying an equity lens to interventions: using PROGRESS ensures consideration of socially stratifying factors to illuminate inequities in health
    Jennifer O'Neill
    Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 67:56-64. 2014
    ..We explored the value of PROGRESS as an equity lens to assess effects of interventions on health equity...
  11. ncbi request reprint How effects on health equity are assessed in systematic reviews of interventions
    Vivian Welch
    Centre for Global Health, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, 1 Stewart Street, Room 206, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 12:MR000028. 2010
    ..The failure of systematic reviews to consider effects on health equity is cited by decision-makers as a limitation to their ability to inform policy and program decisions. ..
  12. pmc Toward Ensuring Health Equity: Readability and Cultural Equivalence of OMERACT Patient-reported Outcome Measures
    Jennifer Petkovic
    From the Centre for Global Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada University of Lorraine, EA 4360 Apemac, Nancy, France Cabrini Institute and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Bruyère Research Institute, and the Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Australia Musculoskeletal Statistics Unit, The Parker Institute, Department of Rheumatology, Copenhagen University Hospitals, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg, Denmark Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Maastricht University Medical Center and Caphri Research Institute, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands Quintiles Inc Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, Division of Neurological Surgery
    J Rheumatol 42:2448-59. 2015
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  13. doi request reprint Is health equity considered in systematic reviews of the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group?
    Peter Tugwell
    University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 59:1603-10. 2008
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  14. ncbi request reprint Development and Alpha-testing of a Stepped Decision Aid for Patients Considering Nonsurgical Options for Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis Management
    Karine Toupin April
    From the Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute these departments of the University of Ottawa Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Population Health, Centre for Global Health, School of Nursing, Bruyère Research Institute, Department of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group and the Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto Women s College Hospital, and Women s College Research Institute, Toronto Division of Rheumatology and The Arthritis Program, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada K Toupin April, PhD, Associate Scientist, Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa T Rader, MLIS, Institute of Population Health, Trials Search Coordinator and Knowledge Translation Specialist, University of Ottawa G A Hawker, MD, FRCPC, Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Women s College Hospital, Senior Scientist, Women s College Research Institute D Stacey, RN, PhD, Full Professor, Department of Chemistry
    J Rheumatol 43:1891-1896. 2016
    ..To develop an innovative stepped patient decision aid (StDA) comparing the benefits and harms of 13 nonsurgical treatment options for managing osteoarthritis (OA) and to evaluate its acceptability and effects on informed decision making...
  15. doi request reprint Strategies to increase the ownership and use of insecticide-treated bednets to prevent malaria
    Lana Augustincic Polec
    Centre for Global Health, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, 1 Stewart Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1N 6N5
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD009186. 2015
    ..Malaria is a life-threatening parasitic disease and 40% of the world's population lives in areas affected by malaria. Insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) effectively prevent malaria, however, barriers to their use have been identified...
  16. doi request reprint Deep transverse friction massage for treating lateral elbow or lateral knee tendinitis
    Laurianne M Loew
    School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 11:CD003528. 2014
    ..Future trials, utilizing specific methods and adequate sample sizes, are needed before conclusions can be drawn regarding the specific effects of deep transverse friction massage on lateral elbow tendinitis...
  17. doi request reprint Food supplementation for improving the physical and psychosocial health of socio-economically disadvantaged children aged three months to five years
    Elizabeth Kristjansson
    School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, Room 407C, Montpetit Hall, 125 University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1N 6N5
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD009924. 2015
    ..It is thus important for decision-makers to have evidence about the effectiveness of nutrition interventions for young children...
  18. doi request reprint Including health equity considerations in development of instruments for rheumatology research: an introduction to a novel OMERACT paradigm
    Jennifer O'Neill
    From the Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, Netherlands The Parker Institute, Department of Rheumatology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark Birmingham VA Medical Center and University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA University of Ottawa, Department of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine Faculty of Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Rheumatol 41:150-2. 2014
    ..The future work of the Equity SIG will explore the appropriateness of different measurement scales as they relate to inequities in arthritis as well as the risk of exacerbating disadvantages for patients with low literacy. ..
  19. pmc Reliability and validity of a new survey to assess global health competencies of health professionals
    Mirella Veras
    Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Glob J Health Sci 5:13-27. 2012
    ..This study aims to assess the validity and reliability of a global health competency survey for different health disciplines...
  20. doi request reprint WITHDRAWN: Intensity of exercise for the treatment of osteoarthritis
    Lucie Brosseau
    School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev . 2013
    ..Therapeutic exercise is used as one modality to treat people with osteoarthritis (OA)...
  21. pmc Effect of rapid HIV testing on HIV incidence and services in populations at high risk for HIV exposure: an equity-focused systematic review
    Kevin Pottie
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Centre for Global Health, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Bruyère Research Institute, Bruyere Continuing Care Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, The Ottawa Hospital
    BMJ Open 4:e006859. 2014
    ..To assess the effects of rapid voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) for HIV on HIV incidence and uptake of HIV/AIDS services in people at high risk for HIV exposure...
  22. doi request reprint WITHDRAWN: Therapeutic ultrasound for treating patellofemoral pain syndrome
    Lucie Brosseau
    School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev . 2013
    ..Therapeutic ultrasound is one of several rehabilitation interventions suggested for the management of pain due to patellofemoral knee pain syndrome...
  23. doi request reprint Interventions to increase the use of electronic health information by healthcare practitioners to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes
    Michelle Fiander
    Information Specialist, Consultant, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD004749. 2015
    ..Despite an abundance of information, sub-optimal care is common. Many factors influence practitioners' use of health information, and format (electronic or other) may be one such factor...
  24. doi request reprint Influencing health equity: role of the effective consumer scale in measuring skills and abilities in a middle income country
    Tamara Rader
    Department of Medicine, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Rheumatol 38:1798-802. 2011
    ..We propose that these populations may have the most to gain from such interventions since they might be expected to have relatively lower skills and health literacy than other groups...
  25. doi request reprint Reaching those most in need: a scoping review of interventions to improve health care quality for disadvantaged populations with osteoarthritis
    Cornelia M Borkhoff
    Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:39-52. 2011
    ....
  26. pmc Evaluation of evidence-based literature and formulation of recommendations for the clinical preventive guidelines for immigrants and refugees in Canada
    Peter Tugwell
    Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont
    CMAJ 183:E933-8. 2011
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  27. pmc Methodology for Developing Deprescribing Guidelines: Using Evidence and GRADE to Guide Recommendations for Deprescribing
    Barbara Farrell
    Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada
    PLoS ONE 11:e0161248. 2016
    ..We set out to develop methodology to create such guidelines using evidence-based methods for guideline development, evidence synthesis and recommendation rating...
  28. pmc What is the most appropriate knowledge synthesis method to conduct a review? Protocol for a scoping review
    Monika Kastner
    Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, 209 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:114. 2012
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  29. pmc Development of a Draft Core Set of Domains for Measuring Shared Decision Making in Osteoarthritis: An OMERACT Working Group on Shared Decision Making
    Karine Toupin-April
    From the Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada VA Portland Health Care System, and Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia and Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Rheumatic Diseases, University of Lorraine, Nancy, France Institute of Population Health, Centre for Global Health, and School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Universite Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Bruyère Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada University of Twente, Enschede VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Department of Medicine, University of Sydney, Institute of Bone and Joint Research University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia Musculoskeletal Statistics Unit
    J Rheumatol 42:2442-7. 2015
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  30. doi request reprint Managed alcohol as a harm reduction intervention for alcohol addiction in populations at high risk for substance abuse
    Wendy Muckle
    Ottawa Inner City Health Initiative, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 12:CD006747. 2012
    ..This enables clients to gain access to services despite continued alcohol consumption and works to help the patient understand the risks involved in their behaviour and make decisions about their own treatment goals...
  31. pmc Equity-oriented toolkit for health technology assessment and knowledge translation: application to scaling up of training and education for health workers
    Erin Ueffing
    Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Hum Resour Health 7:67. 2009
    ..Relevant tools from each of these steps will be matched with the appropriate recommendation from the technical working group...