Anaïs Lacasse

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OBJECTIVE The only validated nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) severity index is the Motherisk Pregnancy-Unique Quantification of Emesis and Nausea (PUQE) index that covers symptoms in the previous 12 hours. We sought to assess the validity of a modified-PUQE index that covers the entire first trimester of pregnancy by comparing NVP severity scores(More)
BACKGROUND The only existing NVP-specific quality of life (QOL) questionnaire is the "Health-Related Quality of Life for Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy" (NVPQOL). However, the reliability and validity of the NVPQOL have never been established. In order to justify its usage, the internal consistency and criterion validity of the NVPQOL questionnaire(More)
OBJECTIVES Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is the second most common reason for hospitalisation during pregnancy. Since 2002, a new HG treatment protocol consisting of metoclopramide plus diphenhydramine was put in place at CHU Sainte-Justine, affiliated to University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness(More)
BACKGROUND Studies that contributed to the epidemiology of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy have reported conflicting findings, and often failed to account for all possible co-variables necessary to evaluate the multidimensional associations. The objectives of this study were to: 1) Estimate the prevalence and the severity of nausea and vomiting of(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing global awareness and interest in the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes (CTP). It is clear that health care professionals need to be involved in these decisions, but often lack the education needed to engage in informed discussions with patients. This study was conducted to determine the educational needs of Canadian(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the efficacy of the PASSAGE Program, a structured multicomponent interdisciplinary group intervention for the self-management of FMS. METHODS A mixed-methods randomized controlled trial (intervention (INT) vs. waitlist (WL)) was conducted with patients suffering from FMS. Data were collected at baseline (T0), at the end of(More)
BACKGROUND The RAMQ prescription claims database (RAMQ-Rx) is increasingly being used in perinatal pharmacoepidemiologic studies; but, there are reasons to believe that results generated with the RAMQ-Rx might not be generalizable to all patient populations. OBJECTIVES Compare characteristics between pregnant women insured by the RAMQ-Rx and those insured(More)
BACKGROUND Public priorities for improvement often differ from those of clinicians and managers. Public involvement has been proposed as a way to bridge the gap between professional and public clinical care priorities but has not been studied in the context of quality-indicator choice. Our objective is to assess the feasibility and impact of public(More)
PURPOSE There is evidence that the management of chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) in primary care is far from being optimal. A 1-day workshop was held to explore the perceptions of key actors regarding the challenges and priority interventions to improve CNCP management in primary care. METHODS Using the Chronic Care Model as a conceptual framework,(More)
BACKGROUND Early medical management of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is desirable but less than optimal. The aims of this study were to describe the management of nausea and vomiting during the first prenatal visit and to identify the determinants of 1) addressing the subject of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy with the health practitioner and 2)(More)