Research Report

Dr. Kevin Pottie New McWhinney Chair
The Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine welcomes Dr. Kevin Pottie in his new role as the McWhinney Chair in Family Medicine! Dr. Pottie is joining the faculty as a Clinician Scientist and Professor of Family Medicine.

Celebrating our Achievements
Congratulations to Dr. Sonja Reichert on her promotion to Associate Professor!

Grant Funding Announcement
Congratulations to Dr. Bridget Ryan and her team for recently being awarded grant funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR):   

Title: Virtual and In-Person Primary Care: Patients and Family Physicians Co-creating a Model of Care Deliver
Principal Investigator: Bridget Ryan
Co-Investigators: Amanda Terry, Tom Freeman, Judith Belle Brown, Moira Stewart, Rachelle Ashcroft, Maria Mathews, Sonja Reichert, Sonny Cejic, Keith Thompson, Paul Gill, Stephen Wetmore, Yun-Hee Choi, Mike McMahon
Funding Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Funding Amount: $150,000
Funding Duration: one year

The overall goal of this study is to determine how best to provide virtual and in-person primary care to persons with multimorbidity in a way that ensures equitable access, continuity of care, follows patient-centred principles, and is sustainable within family physician capacity and workload. We will characterize the diverse ways patients and family physicians use virtual synchronous, virtual asynchronous and in-person care by exploring the perspectives and experiences of family physicians who provide this care and the patients with multimorbidity who receive it. We will then bring together patients and family physicians in a deliberative dialogue where they will discuss study findings and co-create a model for virtual and in-person primary care that aims to optimize patient and family physician health care experiences.

Recent Publications

Ashcroft R, Donnelly C, Dancey M, Gill S, Lam S, Kourgiantakis T, Adamson K, Verrilli D, Dolovich L, Kirvan A, Mehta K, Sur D, Brown JB. Primary care teams' experiences of delivering mental health care during the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study. BMC Fam Pract. 2021 Jul 1;22(1):143. doi: 10.1186/s12875-021-01496-8.

Colpitts BH, Keshavarz M, Blake M, Sénéchal M, Gallibois M, Olthuis J, Petrella R, Bouchard DR. Health benefits associated with the Hockey Fans in Training® program for overweight men who are university hockey fans. Sci Sports 2021 May 25.

Dixon SN, Sontrop JM, Al-Jaishi A, Killin L, McIntyre CW, Anderson S, Bagga A, Benjamin D, Blake P, Devereaux PJ, Iliescu E, Jain A, Lok CE, Nesrallah G, Oliver MJ, Pandeya S, Sood MM, Tam P, Wald R, Walsh M, Zwarenstein M, Garg AX. MyTEMP: Statistical Analysis Plan of a Registry-Based, Cluster-Randomized Clinical Trial. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2021 Aug 27;8:20543581211041182. doi: 10.1177/20543581211041182.

Foerster CR, Blichowski M, Panesar I, Carter KM. Detention of patients in rural hospitals: Can we hold the patient awaiting transfer to a psychiatric facility? Can J Rural Med. 2021 Jul-Sep;26(3):134-136. doi: 10.4103/cjrm.cjrm_75_20.

Gelfer M, Bell A, Petrella R, Campbell NRC, Cloutier L, Lindsay P, Leung AA, Morris D, McLean D, Tsuyuki RT, Dattani S, Kaczorowski J. Response. Can Fam Physician. 2021 Mar;67(3):157. doi: 10.46747/cfp.6703157.

Herbert CP, Busing N, Nasmith L. Collaborative governance of postgraduate medical education: Can it be achieved? Med Teach. 2021 Jul 22:1-6. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2021.1951691. Epub ahead of print.

Kang HJ, Flores-Sandoval C, Law B, Sibbald S. Interdisciplinary Health Care Evaluation Instruments: A Review of Psychometric Evidence. Eval Health Prof. 2021 Aug 19:1632787211040859. doi: 10.1177/01632787211040859. Epub ahead of print.

Kimber ML, Meyer S, McHugh TL, Thornton J, Khurana R, Sivak A, Davenport MH. Health Outcomes after Pregnancy in Elite Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2021 Aug 1;53(8):1739-1747. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002617.

Kudesia P, Salimarouny B, Stanley M, Fortin M, Stewart M, Terry A, Ryan BL. The incidence of multimorbidity and patterns in accumulation of chronic conditions: A systematic review. J Comorb. 2021 Jul 15;11:26335565211032880. doi: 10.1177/26335565211032880.

Lee ES, Lee PSS, Xie Y, Ryan BL, Fortin M, Stewart M. The prevalence of multimorbidity in primary care: a comparison of two definitions of multimorbidity with two different lists of chronic conditions in Singapore. BMC Public Health. 2021 Jul 16;21(1):1409. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-11464-7.

Lo S, Leiter LA, Langer A, Tan M, Goldin L, Harris S, Yale JF, Ekoe JM, Lin PJ, Goodman SG, Yan AT. Cardiovascular risk factor management in patients with diabetes: Does management differ with disease duration? J Diabetes Complications. 2021 Jul 21:107997. doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2021.107997. Epub ahead of print.

MacKenzie NE, Keys E, Hall WA, Gruber R, Smith IM, Constantin E, Godbout R, Stremler R, Reid GJ, Hanlon-Dearman A, Brown CA, Shea S, Weiss SK, Ipsiroglu O, Witmans M, Chambers CT, Andreou P, Begum E, Corkum P. Children's Sleep During COVID-19: How Sleep Influences Surviving and Thriving in Families. J Pediatr Psychol. 2021 Sep 2:jsab075. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsab075. Epub ahead of print.

Mathews M, Spencer S, Hedden L, Marshall EG, Lukewich J, Meredith L, Ryan D, Buote R, Liu T, Volpe E, Gill PS, Ryan B, Schacter G, Wickett J, Freeman TR, Sibbald SL, Wong E, McKay M, McCracken R, Brown JB. Development of a primary care pandemic plan informed by in-depth policy analysis and interviews with family physicians across Canada during COVID-19: a qualitative case study protocol. BMJ Open. 2021 Jul 22;11(7):e048209. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048209.

Mathews M, Koudieh D, Yi Y, Hedden L, Marshall EG, Samarasena A, Barnum G, Bourgeault I. Retention of visa-trainee post-graduate residents in Canada: a retrospective cohort study. Hum Resour Health. 2021 Aug 17;19(1):98. doi: 10.1186/s12960-021-00638-4.

Marriott CFS, Petrella AFM, Marriott ECS, Boa Sorte Silva NC, Petrella RJ. High-Intensity Interval Training in Older Adults: a Scoping Review. Sports Med Open. 2021 Jul 19;7(1):49. doi: 10.1186/s40798-021-00344-4.

McNair SM, Boisvert L. Prevalence of Adult Female Genital Trauma After Acute Sexual Assault: The Need for a Universal Definition of Genital Trauma. J Forensic Nurs. 2021 May 21. doi: 10.1097/JFN.0000000000000325. Epub ahead of print.

Misra V, Sedig K, Dixon DR, Sibbald SL. Prioritizing coordination of primary health care. Can Fam Physician. 2020 Jun;66(6):399-403. Erratum in: Can Fam Physician. 2020 Aug;66(8):554. Erratum in: Can Fam Physician. 2020 Aug;66(8):554.

Nash DM, Bhimani Z, Rayner J, Zwarenstein M. Learning health systems in primary care: a systematic scoping review. BMC Fam Pract. 2021 Jun 23;22(1):126. doi: 10.1186/s12875-021-01483-z.

Nicholls SG, Carroll K, Goldstein CE, Brehaut JC, Weijer C, Zwarenstein M, Dixon S, Grimshaw JM, Garg AX, Taljaard M. Patient Partner Perspectives Regarding Ethically and Clinically Important Aspects of Trial Design in Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Trials for Hemodialysis. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2021 Jul 26;8:20543581211032818. doi: 10.1177/20543581211032818.

Paciocco S, Kothari A, Licskai CJ, Ferrone M, Sibbald SL. Evaluating the implementation of a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease management program using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research: a case study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Jul 21;21(1):717. doi: 10.1186/s12913-021-06636-5.

Patricios J, Rossiter M, Cunningham C, Fitzpatrick J, Hirschmueller A, Mweli T, Roos B, Thornton JS. From da Vinci to definitive diagnosis: how training in sports ultrasound harnesses sound, science and skill. Br J Sports Med. 2021 Jun 30:bjsports-2021-104667. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2021-104667. Epub ahead of print.

Piccinini-Vallis H, Brown JB, Ryan BL, McDonald SD, Stewart M. Women's Views on Advice About Weight Gain in Pregnancy: A Grounded Theory Study. Matern Child Health J. 2021 Aug 18. doi: 10.1007/s10995-021-03222-3. Epub ahead of print.

Puchalski Ritchie LM, Kip EC, Mundeva H, van Lettow M, Makwakwa A, Straus SE, Hamid JS, Zwarenstein M, Schull MJ, Chan AK, Martiniuk A, van Schoor V. Process evaluation of an implementation strategy to support uptake of a tuberculosis treatment adherence intervention to improve TB care and outcomes in Malawi. BMJ Open. 2021 Jul 2;11(7):e048499. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048499.

Ratzki-Leewing AA, Ryan BL, Buchenberger JD, Dickens JW, Black JE, Harris SB. COVID-19 hinterland: surveilling the self-reported impacts of the pandemic on diabetes management in the USA (cross-sectional results of the iNPHORM study). BMJ Open. 2021 Sep 2;11(9):e049782. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049782.

Rodrigues M, Stranges S, Ryan BL, Anderson KK. The prevalence of physical multimorbidity among people with non-affective psychotic disorders 10 years after first diagnosis: a matched retrospective cohort study. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2021 Aug 6. doi: 10.1007/s00127-021-02157-y. Epub ahead of print.

Shetty J, Newton AT, Reid GJ. Parenting Practices, Bedtime Routines, and Consistency: Associations with Pediatric Sleep Problems. J Pediatr Psychol. 2021 Aug 3:jsab072. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsab072. Epub ahead of print.

Sibbald SL, Paciocco S, Fournie M, Van Asseldonk R, Scurr T. Continuing to enhance the quality of case study methodology in health services research. Healthc Manage Forum. 2021 Jul 6:8404704211028857. doi: 10.1177/08404704211028857. Epub ahead of print.

Thornton JS, Caneiro JP, Hartvigsen J, Ardern CL, Vinther A, Wilkie K, Trease L, Ackerman KE, Dane K, McDonnell SJ, Mockler D, Gissane C, Wilson F. Treating low back pain in athletes: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2021 Jun;55(12):656-662. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-102723. Epub 2020 Dec 21.

Vingilis E, Seeley JS, Di Ciano, P., Wickens, C.M., Mann, R.E., Stoduto G, Elton-Marshall T, Agic B, de Souza C, McDonald A, Gilliland J, Stewart TC. Systematic review of the effects of cannabis retail outlets on traffic collisions, fatalities and other traffic-related outcomes. (2021) Journal of Transport and Health, 22, art. no. 101123. doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2021.101123

Yale JF, Catarig AM, Grau K, Harris S, Klimek-Abercrombie A, Rabasa-Lhoret R, Reardon L, Woo V, Liutkus J. Use of once-weekly semaglutide in patients with type 2 diabetes in routine clinical practice: Results from the SURE Canada multicentre, prospective, observational study. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2021 Jun 17. doi: 10.1111/dom.14468. Epub ahead of print.