Aleksandra Jovicic

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BACKGROUND Heart failure is the most common cause of hospitalization among adults over 65. Over 60% of patients die within 10 years of first onset of symptoms. The objective of this study is to determine the effectiveness of self-management interventions on hospital readmission rates, mortality, and health-related quality of life in patients diagnosed with(More)
BACKGROUND To design and test a web-based self-management tool for patients with type 2 diabetes for its usability and feasibility. METHODS An evidence-based, theory-driven website was created for patients with type 2 diabetes. Twenty-three patients with type 2 diabetes aged ≥ 25 years were recruited from 2 diabetes care centers in Toronto, Canada. We(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical information may be lost during the transfer of critically injured trauma patients from the emergency department (ED) to the intensive care unit (ICU). The aim of this study was to investigate the causes and frequency of information discrepancies with handover and to explore solutions to improving information transfer. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Although numerous evidence-based and feasible interventions are available to treat pain from childhood vaccine injections, evidence indicates that children are not benefitting from this knowledge. Unrelieved vaccination pain puts children at risk for significant long-term harms including the development of needle fears and subsequent health care(More)
Sharing of personal health information is subject to multiple constraints, which may dissuade some organizations from sharing their data. Summarized deidentified data, such as that derived from <italic>k</italic>-means cluster analysis, is subject to far fewer privacy-related constraints. In this paper, we examine the extent to which analysis of clustered(More)
Heart failure patients require complex, long-term care. Research shows that self-care education improves health outcomes of these patients. This study reports the results of a randomized trial which compared the effects of two remote educational interventions on heart failure patients' knowledge of self-care practices. The first group reviewed self-care(More)
109 Background: In 2006, Institute of Medicine recommended care plans for coordination of care of cancer survivors. Our pilot study of multifaceted care plans met information and communication needs of breast cancer (BC) survivors and their primary care providers (PCP). In this study, a Personalized Multifaceted Care Plan (PMCP) was developed, implemented(More)
Anna Taddio ( Vibhuti Shah ( Eman Leung ( Jane Wang ( Chaitya Parikh ( Sarah Smart ( Ross Hetherington ( Moshe Ipp ( Rebecca Pillai Riddell ( Michael Sgro(More)
Oncology education for post-graduate medical trainees is mostly clinic-based with didactic lectures. However, a 3–4-week rotation lacks full exposure to the vast field of oncology, resulting in an educational gap. We felt there is a need for a standard curriculum to educate trainees on common oncology topics and encourage self-directed learning. This study(More)