Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University


Engagement of Patients and Caregivers in Patient-Oriented Health Research: Insights Gained from the McMaster University, Aging, Community and Health Research Unit

Published on: January 29, 2018

Join Drs. Maureen Markle-Reid and Jenny Ploeg on February 1 @ 12:00 p.m. as they share insights they’ve gained on involving patients and caregivers in their research.

New Research Summary: Evaluating a New Hospital-to-Home Care Program for Older Adults with Depressive Symptoms

Published on: January 23, 2018

Researchers are studying the application and costs of a promising new program for older adults, with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) and depressive symptoms that aims to improve overall health and reduce hospitalization.

New JAGS Article: Community-Based Program Improves Quality of Life for Older Adults with Diabetes and Other Chronic Conditions

Published on: December 5, 2017

Older adults with diabetes and other chronic conditions, who participated in the ACHRU’s community-based program, had improved quality of life, reduced depressive symptoms and better self-management with no extra healthcare cost compared to usual care.

Successful Integrated Knowledge Translation: What Do Our Knowledge Users Think?

Published on: November 20, 2017

In this study ACHRU researchers are exploring knowledge users’ perceptions of factors influencing engagement, knowledge exchange, uptake and impact.

ACHRU Scientific Directors Share on Stroke App at Tech Event

Published on: November 14, 2017

Maureen Markle-Reid and Ruta Valaitis presented their mobile application for stroke rehabilitation with researchers, graduate students and industry partners at a Technology & Design for Optimal Aging event at McMaster University last week.


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