Lara B. Russell

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Recent Research Projects

Integrating a quality of life assessment and practice support system in homecare services for older adults with life-limiting illness and their families

2015/16-2018/19 • $656,089 • PI,CO,Other
Older adults who have advancing life-limiting illnesses and who are receiving health care at home often have complex problems that affect both their ability to function and their overall quality of life (QOL). Progress has been made in the managing some aspects of chronic illness, including...

Development and Validation of a Patient-Reported Measure of Compassionate Care

2016/17-2018/19 • $438,870 • PI,CO
Background & Importance: What we know and what is needed Compassionate care is increasingly recognized as an essential ingredient of quality healthcare by patients, family members, healthcare providers, decision makers, and researchers. Despite mounting evidence that it positively impacts...

Statistical Methods for Patient-Reported Outcome Measures

2015/16-2018/19 • $309,764 • PI,CO,Other
Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are used by patients to describe their health, including their quality of life, pain, fatigue, and depression. PROMs are used by physicians, nurses, and healthcare decision makers to describe the outcomes of care from the patient's point of view. In...

A meta-narrative review of patient- and family-reported experience and outcome measures across transitions of care for frail seniors living at home.

2015/16 • $100,000 • PI,Other
As we confront the unprecedented aging of our Canadian population, there is pressing need for strategic, cross-sector care of the frail elderly whose healthcare costs are 4.5 times greater than adults 20-64 years old.1-2 While being in a state of increased vulnerability and risk, frail seniors...