Projects

The Patient Reported Inventory of Self-Management of Chronic Conditions
Our aim is to improve chronic condition management by developing a feasible, patient-centred measure of self-management that will become the primary instrument for both clinical care and research. It will be designed for patients with complex needs and/or multi-morbidity, whose self-management needs are the most difficult for providers and systems to meet.


(CIHR – Robert Faubert photo)

 

Small Area Rate Variatation

We have created maps showing high and low healthcare use communities and are working to understand the reasons why this happens. Some communities still have high or low concentrations of high healthcare use, even after we account for potential demographic causes. We want to learn why, and use what we learn to improve our approaches to working with communities and improve our care.

Comparing the Effectiveness of Fatigue Management Programs for People with MS
The purpose of this study is to compare the effect of three modes of delivering the Managing Fatigue course—two telerehabilitation formats (teleconference or internet) and one traditional format (one-on-one, in person) used in clinical practice—on outcomes important to people with MS (i.e., fatigue and its impact on physical, mental, and social function).

Healthy Young Minds
The goal is to design a program of research focused on improving patient outcomes in the Mental Health & Addictions program at the IWK Health Centre. This position is a cross-appointment between the IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University. Working together with clinicians, staff, researchers, policymakers, and the community at large, we strive to combine evidence from a variety of sources to provide access to the best information about treatments.

Integrating End of Life Care to Help People Stay in the Community
This knowledge synthesis grant focuses on understanding and supporting the complex needs of patients and their family caregivers who are dealing with multiple chronic conditions and/or life limiting illnesses. Our final product will provide a report on our findings along with recommendations for enhancing the implementation of innovative community-based palliative care models that address the complex needs of patients and family caregivers in the last year of life into bereavement.

 

Opening the Door Project


 


(CIHR-Robert Faubert Photo)