François Sainfort

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In this article, the authors report on the development and testing of a set of indicators of quality of care in nursing homes, using resident-level assessment data. These quality indicators (QIs) have been developed to provide a foundation for both external and internal quality-assurance (QA) and quality-improvement activities. The authors describe the(More)
Intranets and Organizational Learning: A Research and Development Agenda Julie A. Jacko , Gavriel Salvendy & François Sainfort To cite this article: Julie A. Jacko , Gavriel Salvendy & François Sainfort (2002) Intranets and Organizational Learning: A Research and Development Agenda, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 14:1, 93-130, DOI:(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The morbidity associated with a diagnostic test can influence its cost-effectiveness, but the quantification of that morbidity is controversial. Accounting for pain and invasiveness requires the measurement of "process utility" in addition to the expected value of testing. An original time trade-off variant was applied to the(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a simulation model to assess the impact of type 1 diabetes and its associated complications on health-related quality of life of a population. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The methodology builds upon 1) an existing population model of type 1 diabetes progression, 2) an empirical study designed to measure state- and age-specific health(More)
PURPOSE The wait tradeoff (WTO) is a simple time-tradeoff method designed for temporary health states that uses a realistic and intuitive interface for the patient/subject. This method was tested by assessing patients' preferences for magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) versus x-ray angiography (XRA). MATERIALS AND METHODS The WTO was tested by telephone(More)
The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, it provides an historical overview of studies of risk, risk perception, and decision making under risk within the genetic counseling domain. Second, it proposes an alternative conceptualization and operationalization for the study of risk perception. The conceptualization involves probability, adversity,(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary incontinence (UI) in women adversely affects quality of life. PURPOSE To conduct a systematic literature review of drugs for urgency UI in women. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, SCIRUS, and Google Scholar were searched for articles published from 1966 to November 2011. STUDY SELECTION(More)
This study examines the effects of multimodal feedback on the performance of older adults with an ocular disease, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), when completing a simple computer-based task. Visually healthy older users (n = 6) and older users with AMD (n = 6) performed a series of drag-and-drop tasks that incorporated a variety of different(More)
OBJECTIVES Bayesian statistical methods are increasingly popular as a tool for meta-analysis of clinical trial data involving both direct and indirect treatment comparisons. However, appropriate selection of prior distributions for unknown model parameters and checking of consistency assumptions required for modeling remain particularly challenging. We(More)