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BACKGROUND Experts estimate that the prevalence of antibiotics use exceeds the prevalence of bacterial acute respiratory infections (ARIs). OBJECTIVE To develop, adapt and validate DECISION+ and estimate its impact on the decision of family physicians (FPs) and their patients on whether to use antibiotics for ARIs. DESIGN Two-arm parallel clustered(More)
BACKGROUND Anxiety during pregnancy is a common problem. Anxiety and stress could have consequences on the course of the pregnancy and the later development of the child. Anxiety responds well to treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy and/or medication. Non-pharmacological interventions such as mind-body interventions, known to decrease anxiety in(More)
PURPOSE This paper presents the evidence on the effectiveness of interventions promoting the use of clinical information retrieval technologies (CIRTs) by healthcare professionals. METHODS We electronically searched articles published between January 1990 and March 2008 using following inclusion criteria: (1) participants were healthcare professionals;(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the willingness of women and their family physicians (FPs) to engage in shared decision-making (SDM) as regards prenatal Down-syndrome screening and the factors that might influence their willingness to do so. METHODS We conducted a survey of participants in Québec City, Canada, using the theory of planned behavior. We used a general(More)
AIM This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of a blended-teaching intervention using Internet-based tutorials coupled with traditional lectures in an introduction to research undergraduate nursing course. Effects of the intervention were compared with conventional, face-to-face classroom teaching on three outcomes: knowledge, satisfaction, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the extent to which family physicians (FPs) involve women in decisions about prenatal screening for Down syndrome. METHODS Based on transcripts of consultations between 41 FPs and 128 women, two raters independently assessed clinician's efforts to involve women in decisions about prenatal screening for Down syndrome using the(More)
PURPOSE We describe pain scores for a modified anesthesia technique for no-scalpel vasectomy using a 1-inch 30 gauge mini-needle. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective study was performed in 277 patients who received anesthesia using a 3 cc syringe filled with approximately 2 cc 2% lidocaine without epinephrine and a 1-inch 30 gauge needle. Local anesthesia(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and evaluate items for inclusion in PRIDe (Preferred Role in Decision Making), a new tool to assess changes of role preference among professionals exposed to training in shared decision making (SDM). METHODS This study was part of a pilot trial to evaluate the effectiveness of SDM training on the doctors' prescription of antibiotics(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the ability of users of 2 medical search engines, InfoClinique and the Trip database, to provide correct answers to clinical questions and to explore the perceived effects of the tools on the clinical decision-making process. DESIGN Randomized trial. SETTING Three family medicine units of the family medicine program of the Faculty(More)
BACKGROUND HBV DNA is the most important molecular marker in hepatitis B, used to determine treatment indication and monitoring. Most patients require lifelong hepatitis B virus (HBV) management, thus viral load (VL) monitoring may be performed at different laboratories, with different HBV assays, which may result in different VL results. This multicenter(More)
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