Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University


Recent Publications

Read our recent publications from our researchers and trainees:

Self-Management of multiple chronic conditions by community-dwelling older adults: A concept analysis by Anna Garnett, Jenny Ploeg, Maureen Markle-Reid, Patricia H. Strachan (SAGE Open Nursing 2018)
The proportion of the aging population living with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) is increasing. Self-management is valuable in helping individuals manage MCC. The purpose of this study was to conduct a concept analysis of self-management in community-dwelling older adults with MCC.

Integrative review of the social determinants of health in older adults with multimorbidity by Melissa Northwood, Jenny Ploeg, Maureen Markle-Reid, Diana Sherifali (Journal of Advanced Nursing 2018)
The aim of this study was to examine how the social determinants of health have been considered in conceptualizations of multimorbidity in older adults in the literature and to identify implications for nursing practice, research and healthcare planning and policy.

Community service provider perceptions of implementing older adult fall prevention in Ontario, Canada: a qualitative study by Catherine S. Dykeman, Maureen F. Markle-Reid, Lorna J. Boratto, Chris Bowes, Hélène Gagné, Jennifer L. McGugan, Sarah Orr-Shaw (BMC Geriatrics 2018)
Despite evidence for effective fall prevention interventions, measurable reductions in older adult (≥ 65 years) fall rates remain unrealized. This study aimed to describe the perceived barriers to and effective strategies for the implementation of evidence-based fall prevention practices within and across diverse community organizations.

Overcoming recruitment challenges for securing a survey sample of caregivers of community-dwelling older adults with multiple chronic conditions by Allison Williams, Wendy Duggleby, Jenny Ploeg, Maureen Markle-Reid, Heather Moquin, Jilan Yang (Journal of Human Health Research 2017)

Successful strategies seemed to vary from province to province. In Alberta the most successful strategies were those in which the Alberta Caregiver Association and the Alzheimer Society assisted with recruitment. In contrast, the local door-to-door flier in geographically targeted areas known to have a high seniors’ population was more successful in Ontario.

Implementation and maintenance of patient navigation programs linking primary care with community-based health and social services: a scoping literature review by Ruta K. Valaitis, Nancy Carter, Annie Lam, Jennifer Nicholl, Janice Feather, Laura Cleghorn (BMC Health Services Research 2017)
This paper fills a gap in knowledge to reveal what is known about motivators and factors influencing implementation and maintenance of patient navigation programs in primary care that link patients to community-based health and social services. It also reports on outcomes from these studies to help identify gaps in research that can inform future studies.

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Published on: March 22, 2018

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