Paula Veinot

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OBJECTIVE Our aim was to synthesise qualitative literature about the perceived impact and experience of participating in peer support interventions for individuals with chronic disease. METHODS We carried out a meta-ethnography to synthesize 25 papers meeting specific inclusion criteria. RESULTS Thirteen concepts were identified that reflected(More)
BACKGROUND The burden of arthritis is increasing in the face of diminishing health human resources to deliver care. In response, innovative models of care delivery are developing to facilitate access to quality care. Most models have developed in response to local needs with limited evaluation. The primary objective of this study is to a) examine the range(More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Understanding how to structure educational interventions and resources to facilitate physical therapists' application of the research literature is required. The objective of this study was to explore physical therapists' preferences for strategies to facilitate their access to, evaluation and implementation of the stroke(More)
Primary care physicians have an important role in coronary heart disease prevention. This paper discusses the results of a qualitative study conducted with Nova Scotian physicians to explore the following: physicians' expectations about their role in prevention; obstacles to providing preventive care; and, mechanisms by which preventive care occurs. The(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the cardiovascular health needs of university students living in residence. A survey was administered to students living in residence at a university in Nova Scotia, Canada to identify eating patterns, physical activity, smoking behaviours and perceived stress. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and(More)
BACKGROUND The aging population and increasing obesity rates will increase the prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions. Reports of orthopaedic surgeon shortages raise concerns about the ability of the health-care system to meet current and future demand in orthopaedics. A survey of all orthopaedic surgeons in Ontario, Canada, was carried out in 2006 to (1)(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about physical therapists' experiences using research evidence to improve the delivery of stroke rehabilitation. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to explore how physical therapists use research evidence to update the clinical management of walking rehabilitation after stroke. Specific objectives were to identify physical(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the feasibility and potential benefits of early peer support to improve the health and quality of life of individuals with early inflammatory arthritis (EIA). DESIGN Feasibility study using the 2008 Medical Research Council framework as a theoretical basis. A literature review, environmental scan, and interviews with patients,(More)
BACKGROUND It has been demonstrated that health disparities between lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer (LGBQ) populations and the general population can be improved by disclosure of sexual identity to a health care provider (HCP). However, heteronormative assumptions (that is, assumptions based on a heterosexual identity and experience) may negatively affect(More)
PURPOSE Given the public's trust and the opportunities to observe and address social determinants of health, physicians are well suited to be health advocates, a key role in the CanMEDS physician competency framework. As some physicians find it difficult to fulfill this role, the authors explored the experiences and influences that led established(More)