Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University


News for April, 2015

Researchers develop mobile health app

Published on: April 23, 2015

To understand the current community stroke healthcare landscape, interviews and focus groups were conducted with 28 providers to identify current challenges for community-based stroke care in Ontario along with 10 consultations with 23 key stakeholders involved with Canadian stroke rehabilitation.

Taking stock of ACHRU Research - Stakeholder meeting

Published on: April 23, 2015

A pervasive theme running through the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit’s recent stakeholder meeting is the need for researchers – and the health care system – to look more closely at the concept of patients as partners in their care.

Mohawk College honours ACHRU’s scientific directors

Published on: April 23, 2015

Drs. Maureen Markle-Reid and Jenny Ploeg, co-scientific directors of McMaster University’s new Aging, Community an Health Research Unit (ACHRU), have been honoured by Mohawk College with special recognition awards.

Partners and Collaborators – Mohawk College & School of Nursing, McMaster University

Published on: April 23, 2015

In collaboration with Mohawk College, ACHRU researchers are developing a mobile (mHealth) app for stroke survivors with multiple chronic conditions.

Profiles - Dr. Sinéad Dufour

Published on: April 23, 2015

When Research Associate Dr. Sinéad Dufour began to analyze data from Study #1 she came across one very clear message: older adults with multiple chronic conditions (MCC), and their family caregivers, are frustrated by not being able to live life the way they’re used to.


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