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Risk of Frequent Emergency Department Use Among an Ambulatory Care Sensitive Condition Population: A Population-based Cohort Study.

Catherine Hudon, Josiane Courteau, Yohann M Chiu, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Marie-France Dubois, Nicole Dubuc, Nicolas Elazhary, Francois Racine-Hemmings, Isabelle Dufour, Alain Vanasse,

BACKGROUND:A small fraction of patients use a disproportionately large amount of emergency department (ED) resources. Identifying these patients, especially those with ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSC), would allow health care professionals to enhance their outpatient care. OBJECTIVE:The objectives of the study were to determine predictive factors associated with frequent ED ... Read more >>

Med Care (Medical care)
[2020, 58(3):248-256]

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Persistent frequent emergency department users with chronic conditions: A population-based cohort study.

Yohann Moanahere Chiu, Alain Vanasse, Josiane Courteau, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Marie-France Dubois, Nicole Dubuc, Nicolas Elazhary, Isabelle Dufour, Catherine Hudon,

BACKGROUND:Frequent emergency department users are patients cumulating at least four visits per year. Few studies have focused on persistent frequent users, who maintain their frequent user status for multiple consecutive years. This study targets an adult population with chronic conditions, and its aims are: 1) to estimate the prevalence of ... Read more >>

PLoS ONE (PloS one)
[2020, 15(2):e0229022]

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Comparing the attitudes of four groups of stakeholders from Quebec, Canada, toward extending medical aid in dying to incompetent patients with dementia.

Gina Bravo, Lise Trottier, Claudie Rodrigue, Marcel Arcand, Jocelyn Downie, Marie-France Dubois, Sharon Kaasalainen, Cees M Hertogh, Sophie Pautex, Lieve Van den Block,

OBJECTIVE:The Canadian province of Quebec has recently legalized medical aid in dying (MAID) for competent patients who satisfy strictly defined criteria. The province is considering extending the practice to incompetent patients. We compared the attitudes of four groups of stakeholders toward extending MAID to incompetent patients with dementia. METHODS:We conducted ... Read more >>

Int J Geriatr Psychiatry (International journal of geriatric psychiatry)
[2019, 34(7):1078-1086]

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Case management in primary care for frequent users of healthcare services with chronic diseases and complex care needs: an implementation and realist evaluation protocol.

Catherine Hudon, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Kris Aubrey-Bassler, Frederick Burge, Shelley Doucet, Vivian R Ramsden, Magaly Brodeur, Paula L Bush, Yves Couturier, Marie-France Dubois, Line Guénette, France Légare, Paul Morin, Thomas G Poder, Marie-Ève Poitras, Pasquale Roberge, Ruta Valaitis, Shirley Bighead, Cameron Campbell, Martine Couture, Breanna Davis, Élaine Deschenes, Lynn Edwards, Sarah Gander, Gilles Gauthier, Patricia Gauthier, Richard J Gibson, Julie Godbout, Geneviève Landry, Christine Longjohn, Norma Rabbitskin, Denis A Roy, Judy Roy, Véronique Sabourin, Tara Sampalli, Amanda Saulnier, Claude Spence, Jennifer Splane, Mike Warren, Joanne Young, Pierre Pluye,

INTRODUCTION:Significant evidence in the literature supports case management (CM) as an effective intervention to improve care for patients with complex healthcare needs. However, there is still little evidence about the facilitators and barriers to CM implementation in primary care setting. The three specific objectives of this study are to: (1) ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2018, 8(11):e026433]

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Quebec physicians' perspectives on medical aid in dying for incompetent patients with dementia.

Gina Bravo, Claudie Rodrigue, Marcel Arcand, Jocelyn Downie, Marie-France Dubois, Sharon Kaasalainen, Cees M Hertogh, Sophie Pautex, Lieve Van den Block, Lise Trottier,

OBJECTIVES:To elicit Quebec physicians' attitudes towards extending medical aid in dying (MAiD) to incompetent patients and to compare the attitudes of family physicians to those of other medical specialists. METHODS:We conducted a postal survey among physicians caring for patients with dementia. We used hypothetical vignettes to elicit their attitudes towards ... Read more >>

Can J Public Health (Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique)
[2018, 109(5-6):729-739]

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Are Informal Caregivers of Persons With Dementia Open to Extending Medical Aid in Dying to Incompetent Patients? Findings From a Survey Conducted in Quebec, Canada.

Gina Bravo, Claudie Rodrigue, Marcel Arcand, Jocelyn Downie, Marie-France Dubois, Sharon Kaasalainen, Cees M Hertogh, Sophie Pautex, Lieve Van den Block,

Euthanasia is a controversial and complex issue, especially when involving incompetent patients. On December 10, 2015, Quebec became the first Canadian province to give access to medical aid in dying (MAiD) (ie, euthanasia performed by a physician) to competent patients who satisfy strictly defined criteria. Less than 2 years later, ... Read more >>

Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord (Alzheimer disease and associated disorders)
[2018, 32(3):247-254]

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Case Management in Primary Care for Frequent Users of Health Care Services: A Mixed Methods Study.

Catherine Hudon, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Marie-France Dubois, Pasquale Roberge, Christine Loignon, Éric Tchouaket, Mireille Lambert, Émilie Hudon, Fatoumata Diadiou, Danielle Bouliane,

PURPOSE:This study aimed to evaluate the effects of the V1SAGES case management intervention (Vulnerable Patients in Primary Care: Nurse Case Management and Self-management Support) for frequent users of health care services with chronic disease and complex care needs on psychological distress and patient activation. METHODS:We used a 2-phase sequential mixed ... Read more >>

Ann Fam Med (Annals of family medicine)
[2018, 16(3):232-239]

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Effect of personalised citizen assistance for social participation (APIC) on older adults' health and social participation: study protocol for a pragmatic multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT).

Mélanie Levasseur, Marie-France Dubois, Johanne Filliatrault, Helen-Maria Vasiliadis, Joanie Lacasse-Bédard, André Tourigny, Marie-Josée Levert, Catherine Gabaude, Hélène Lefebvre, Valérie Berger, Chantal Eymard,

INTRODUCTION:The challenges of global ageing and the growing burden of chronic diseases require innovative interventions acting on health determinants like social participation. Many older adults do not have equitable opportunities to achieve full social participation, and interventions might underempower their personal and environmental resources and only reach a minority. To ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2018, 8(3):e018676]

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Should Medical Assistance in Dying Be Extended to Incompetent Patients With Dementia? Research Protocol of a Survey Among Four Groups of Stakeholders From Quebec, Canada.

Gina Bravo, Claudie Rodrigue, Vincent Thériault, Marcel Arcand, Jocelyn Downie, Marie-France Dubois, Sharon Kaasalainen, Cees M Hertogh, Sophie Pautex, Lieve Van den Block,

Alzheimer's disease and related disorders affect a growing number of people worldwide. Quality of life is generally good in the early stages of these diseases. However, many individuals fear living through the advanced stages. Such fears are triggering requests for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) by patients with dementia. Legislation ... Read more >>

JMIR Res Protoc (JMIR research protocols)
[2017, 6(11):e208]

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Capturing how age-friendly communities foster positive health, social participation and health equity: a study protocol of key components and processes that promote population health in aging Canadians.

Mélanie Levasseur, Marie-France Dubois, Mélissa Généreux, Verena Menec, Parminder Raina, Mathieu Roy, Catherine Gabaude, Yves Couturier, Catherine St-Pierre,

BACKGROUND:To address the challenges of the global aging population, the World Health Organization promoted age-friendly communities as a way to foster the development of active aging community initiatives. Accordingly, key components (i.e., policies, services and structures related to the communities' physical and social environments) should be designed to be age-friendly ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2017, 17(1):502]

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Integration of chronic disease prevention and management services into primary care: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial (PR1MaC).

Martin Fortin, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Marie-France Dubois, Martin Bélanger, José Almirall, Tarek Bouhali, Maxime Sasseville,

Chronic disease prevention and management programs are usually single-disease oriented. Our objective was to evaluate an intervention that targeted multiple chronic conditions and risk factors.We conducted a pragmatic randomized controlled trial involving patients aged 18-75 years with at least 1 of the targeted chronic conditions or risk factors from 8 ... Read more >>

CMAJ Open (CMAJ open)
[2016, 4(4):E588-E598]

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Promoting Advance Directives for Health Care and Research Through a Single- or MultiSession Intervention: Does it Affect Completion Rates and Content?

Gina Bravo, Lise Trottier, Marcel Arcand, Marie-France Dubois, Maryse Guay, Anne-Marie Boire-Lavigne, Paule Hottin,

J Am Geriatr Soc (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)
[2016, 64(10):e81-e83]

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Promoting advance care planning among community-based older adults: A randomized controlled trial.

Gina Bravo, Lise Trottier, Marcel Arcand, Anne-Marie Boire-Lavigne, Danièle Blanchette, Marie-France Dubois, Maryse Guay, Julie Lane, Paule Hottin, Suzanne Bellemare,

To test an intervention designed to motivate older adults in documenting their healthcare preferences in advance, and to guide proxies in making hypothetical decisions that match those of the older adult.The trial involved 235 older adults, of which half were assisted in communicating their wishes to their proxy. Hypothetical vignettes ... Read more >>

Patient Educ Couns (Patient education and counseling)
[2016, 99(11):1785-1795]

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Are improvements maintained after in-home pulmonary telerehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Nicole Marquis, Pierre Larivée, Marie-France Dubois, Michel Tousignant,

This study investigated if improvements can be maintained over 24 weeks when in-home pulmonary telerehabilitation is combined with asynchronous self-management education for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Twenty-three community-living elders with moderate to very severe COPD participated in a pre/post-intervention study. Over 8 weeks, they had access to self-learning capsules ... Read more >>

Int J Telerehabil (International journal of telerehabilitation)
[2014, 6(2):21-30]

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Randomized clinical trial of multimodal physiotherapy treatment compared to overnight lidocaine ointment in women with provoked vestibulodynia: Design and methods.

Mélanie Morin, Chantale Dumoulin, Sophie Bergeron, Marie-Hélène Mayrand, Samir Khalifé, Guy Waddell, Marie-France Dubois, ,

Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) is a highly prevalent and debilitating condition yet its management relies mainly on non-empirically validated interventions. Among the many causes of PVD, there is growing evidence that pelvic floor muscle (PFM) dysfunctions play an important role in its pathophysiology. Multimodal physiotherapy, which addresses these dysfunctions, is judged ... Read more >>

Contemp Clin Trials (Contemporary clinical trials)
[2016, 46:52-59]

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In-Home Pulmonary Telerehabilitation for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Pre-experimental Study on Effectiveness, Satisfaction, and Adherence.

Nicole Marquis, Pierre Larivée, Didier Saey, Marie-France Dubois, Michel Tousignant,

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has proven effective in improving exercise tolerance and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In Canada, however, there are insufficient rehabilitation services. New strategies such as telerehabilitation must be deployed to increase accessibility. This study aims to investigate the effect of telerehabilitation ... Read more >>

Telemed J E Health (Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association)
[2015, 21(11):870-879]

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An exploration of factors associated with post-traumatic stress in ER nurses.

Stéphane Lavoie, Lise R Talbot, Luc Mathieu, Clémence Dallaire, Marie-France Dubois, François Courcy,

Emergency room (ER) nurses are frequently exposed to traumatic events (TE) at work. These events can lead to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).The goal of the present study was to describe the factors associated with PTSD symptoms.A cross-sectional descriptive correlational design was used. The sample consisted of 35 nurses ... Read more >>

J Nurs Manag (Journal of nursing management)
[2016, 24(2):174-183]

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Environmental Factors Associated With Social Participation of Older Adults Living in Metropolitan, Urban, and Rural Areas: The NuAge Study.

Mélanie Levasseur, Alan A Cohen, Marie-France Dubois, Mélissa Généreux, Lucie Richard, France-Hélène Therrien, Hélène Payette,

OBJECTIVES:We compared the social participation of older adults living in metropolitan, urban, and rural areas, and identified associated environmental factors. METHODS:From 2004 to 2006, we conducted a cross-sectional study using an age-, gender-, and area-stratified random sample of 1198 adults (aged 67-82 years). We collected data via interviewer-administered questionnaires and ... Read more >>

Am J Public Health (American journal of public health)
[2015, 105(8):1718-1725]

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Partners for the optimal organisation of the healthcare continuum for high users of health and social services: protocol of a developmental evaluation case study design.

Catherine Hudon, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Martine Couture, Astrid Brousselle, Eva Marjorie Couture, Marie-France Dubois, Martin Fortin, Tobias Freund, Christine Loignon, Jean Mireault, Pierre Pluye, Pasquale Roberge, Charo Rodriguez,

Case management allows us to respond to the complex needs of a vulnerable clientele through a structured approach that promotes enhanced interaction between partners. Syntheses on the subject converge towards a need for a better description of the relationships between programmes and their local context, as well as the characteristics ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2014, 4(12):e006991]

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Development of Algo, a clinical algorithm for non-occupational therapists selecting bathing equipment

Manon Guay, Marie-France Dubois, Judith Robitaille, Johanne Desrosiers,

In Quebec, occupational therapy guidelines allow non-occupational therapists, such as home health aides, to select bathing equipment for "straightforward" cases of clients living at home as long as the aides use a decision-making tool.Our aim was to develop a tool that met the common needs of Quebec's health and social ... Read more >>

Can J Occup Ther (Canadian journal of occupational therapy. Revue canadienne d'ergotherapie)
[2014, 81(4):237-246]

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Does regulating private long-term care facilities lead to better care? A study from Quebec, Canada.

Gina Bravo, Marie-France Dubois, Louis Demers, Nicole Dubuc, Danièle Blanchette, Karen Painter, Catherine Lestage, Cinthia Corbin,

In the province of Quebec, Canada, long-term residential care is provided by two types of facilities: publicly funded accredited facilities and privately owned facilities in which care is privately financed and delivered. Following evidence that private facilities were delivering inadequate care, the provincial government decided to regulate this industry. We ... Read more >>

Int J Qual Health Care (International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care)
[2014, 26(3):330-336]

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Maternal, placental and fetal exposure to bisphenol A in women with and without preeclampsia.

François Leclerc, Marie-France Dubois, Aziz Aris,

OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate potential association between the exposure of bisphenol A (BPA) and preeclampsia. METHODS: Concentrations of BPA were assessed in 58 pregnancies including 35 normotensive and 23 preeclamptic women, using a highly sensitive gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method. RESULTS: BPA was detected in maternal blood, fetal blood ... Read more >>

Hypertens Pregnancy (Hypertension in pregnancy)
[2014, 33(3):341-348]

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Exponential increases in the prevalence of disability in the oldest old: a Canadian national survey.

Manon Guay, Marie-France Dubois, María Corrada, Marie-Pierre Lapointe-Garant, Claudia Kawas,

As most studies generally treat all 85+ year-olds as a homogeneous group, little is known about the specific disabilities of the oldest old population, those aged 90 and older.To estimate age-specific prevalence of disability in activities of daily living for older Canadians, including the oldest old, those aged 90 and ... Read more >>

Gerontology (Gerontology)
[2014, 60(5):395-401]

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Tai Chi-based exercise program provided via telerehabilitation compared to home visits in a post-stroke population who have returned home without intensive rehabilitation: study protocol for a randomized, non-inferiority clinical trial.

Michel Tousignant, Hélène Corriveau, Dahlia Kairy, Katherine Berg, Marie-France Dubois, Sylvie Gosselin, Richard H Swartz, Jean-Martin Boulanger, Cynthia Danells,

The incidence of strokes in industrialized nations is on the rise, particularly in the older population. In Canada, a minority of individuals who have had a stroke actually receive intensive rehabilitation because most stroke patients do not have access to services or because their motor recovery was judged adequate to ... Read more >>

Trials (Trials)
[2014, 15:42]

Cited: 10 times

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Substitute consent practices in the face of uncertainty: a survey of Canadian researchers in aging.

Gina Bravo, Sheila Wildeman, Marie-France Dubois, Scott Y H Kim, Carole Cohen, Janice Graham, Karen Painter,

In Canada and elsewhere, research policies require researchers to secure consent from a legally authorized representative (LAR) for prospective participants unable to consent. Few jurisdictions, however, offer a clear legislative basis for LAR identification. We investigated Canadian researchers' practices regarding the involvement of decisionally incapacitated participants and tested whether reported ... Read more >>

Int Psychogeriatr (International psychogeriatrics)
[2013, 25(11):1821-1830]

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