Janusz A. Kaczorowski



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Unité SUPPORT du Québec : Un soutien pour la recherche axée sur le patient

2014/15-2020/21 • $23,587,002 • PI,CO,Other
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CRISM-Quebec-Maritimes: Research on interventions in drug misuse

2014/15-2020/21 • $2,374,845 • PI,CO,Other
Substance misuse remains a significant global public health problem which carries a heavy burden for abusers and their families alike. This disorder is indeed associated with suffering and severe health problems in patients, distress among family members, as well as tremendous costs to society....

The Drug Safety and Effectiveness Cross-Disciplinary Training (DSECT) Program

2015/16-2020/21 • $1,740,189 • PI,CO
The Drug Safety and Effectiveness Cross-Disciplinary Training (DSECT) Program bridges multiple post market drug research disciplines to better understand choosing, using, and losing medications within the context of medication safety and effectiveness. As drugs become more expensive and more...

Giving Voice to Mothers; Measuring access to high quality, respectful maternity care in Canada

2018/19-2020/21 • $548,575 • PI,CO
Person-centred care values the preferences and cultures of patients, supports informed decision-making, and is linked to improved outcomes and reduced healthcare costs. By contrast, lack of involvement in decision-making and mistreatment during the course of pregnancy and birth can lead to...

The COMPAS+ project: Evaluating the impacts, implementation and scalability of a provincial quality improvement collaborative for the management of chronic diseases in primary care

2018/19-2020/21 • $525,380 • PI,CO
Primary care is largely viewed as the ideal setting for the prevention and management of common chronic diseases. Quality improvement collaboratives (QICs) have emerged as a popular and effective strategy for accelerating quality improvement (QI) processes and reducing gaps between best and...

CIHR-ICRH/H&S/HTC Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control

2017/18-2020/21 • $504,646 • PI
As chair in hypertension prevention and control, my main objective is to maintain and enhance Canada's position as a world leader in hypertension prevention, detection, management and control. This will be accomplished by identifying and actively promoting comprehensive hypertension prevention...

The CART Canadian NP mifepristone implementation study

2018/19-2020/21 • $421,707 • PI,CO,Other
Nurse Practitioners are often the most trusted and sometimes the only health care professional available, and are well placed to provide essential sexual and reproductive health care services across Canada. Abortion is a common reproductive health procedure with nearly one third of females in...

The Canadian Surgical and Medical Abortion Provider Survey (CAPS)

2019/20-2020/21 • $203,890 • PI,CO
Abortion is experienced by a third of all females in Canada. Abortion can be obtained either medically (with medications) or surgically. However, a 2012 study, done by members of our team, showed that medical abortion, the preferred option for first trimester abortion globally, was almost...

A Virtual Community promoting mental Health, psychosocial Adjustment, and peer supporT (vCHAT) for patients living with increased risk for COVID-19

2020/21 • $199,049 • PI,CO,Other
In the age of COVID-19, patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) or advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk of experiencing psychological distress, social isolation, and decreased quality of life. The potential threat of COVID-19 has placed increased strain on patients and...

The CART Mife-Outcomes study: Relating Canada's unique mifepristone regulations to health system events, costs and access to abortion, using linked health administrative data.

2020/21 • $131,006 • PI,CO
Access to abortion is inequitable in Canada. Most abortions are provided using surgery and are available only in large cities. Those living in rural and remote communities face particular difficulties to accessing abortion care. In 2017, Canada introduced mifepristone, a drug used for medical...

Alcohol consumption and change in blood pressure: evidence synthesis of 24 hour trial data and modelling of intervention effects

2020/21 • $35,000 • PI,CO
Screening for hazardous and harmful drinking is rarely done in clinical practice. Health care providers face two major barriers when considering advice and treatment for patients with hypertension regarding their alcohol consumption: knowledge and motivation. First, clear guidance and...

Community Health Assessment Program in the Philippines (CHAPP)

2014/15-2019/20 • $1,466,575 • PI,CO
The research proposed will test whether the Community Health Assessment Program in the Philippines (CHAPP) will be effective in decreasing the number of people who have high risk of having the diabetes. The CHAPP is a community program which will be implemented by trained volunteers. In the...

Vascular Network

2013/14-2018/19 • $4,450,000 • PI,CO,Other
Many of the most devastating diseases can be directly linked to a common cause: damage to the vascular system often caused by common risk factors. The vascular system includes not only the main arteries feeding the heart and brain, eyes, kidneys and all other organs of the body, but also the...

Mifepristone implementation in Canada (The CART-Mife Study)

2016/17-2018/19 • $400,000 • PI,CO
Mifepristone Implementation Research in Canada(The CART-Mife Study)Introduction: Although the gold standard for medical abortion care worldwide has been use of mifepristone since the late 1990’s, this medication was only recently approved in Canada (July 2015) with availability for use...

Canadian Immunization Research Network

2014/15-2017/18 • $6,934,165 • PI,CO,Other
The Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) represents over 100 investigators from more than 40 Canadian institutions, comprising leading experts in vaccine-related evaluative research from a wide array of disciplines. CIRN facilitates collaborative research among vaccine researchers and...

Canadian Chronic disease Awareness and Management Program (C-CHAMP)

2013/14-2017/18 • $2,496,974 • PI,CO,Other
The most prevalent chronic health conditions are largely the product of interactions among a small set of well-established, modifiable causes, such as smoking, having a sedentary lifestyle, heavy drinking and high salt consumption. These chronic health conditions, notably obesity, diabetes and...

A Community Paramedicine Initiative for Older Adults Living in Subsidized Housing

2014/15-2016/17 • $370,979 • PI,CO
Researchers are working together to develop and evaluate a community based program focused on the promotion and prevention of chronic conditions, predominately high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease risk in older adults living in subsidized housing. Older adults are...

Développer une innovation clinique en oncologie: pour un meilleur continuum de soins et de services pour les patients atteints de cancer.

2013/14-2016/17 • $291,913 • PI,CO,Other
La planification de conge en oncologie constitue un enjeu majeur du continuum de soins pour ameliorer la qualite de soins offerts aux patients. Au Canada, aucune norme ne regit la planification de conge. Pourtant, les ecrits soulignent l'importance de l'education aux patients, de la coordination...

The Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program for the South Asian Community in York Region: Assessing volunteer participation and the gender and ethno-specific impacts

2013/14-2016/17 • $289,669 • PI,CO,Other
South Asians are known to have a significant higher prevalence of hypertension than Caucasians. They are also at an elevated risk for premature coronary artery disease and are 3 to 5 times more likely to have diabetes than Caucasians due to an increased prevalence of abdominal obesity, insulin...

GSK-CIHR Endowed Chair in Optimal Management of Chronic Disease

2012/13-2016/17 • $200,000 • PI
The basis for the proposed program of research is to significantly extend and enhance, both in terms of scope and methodology, the projects and initiatives in which the applicant has been involved in the recent years. This will be accomplished by conducting original research, building capacity,...

Contraception Access Research Team - Contraception Cost-effectiveness Modeling (CART-CCM)

2013/14-2015/16 • $667,864 • PI,CO,Other
Family planning is acknowledged to be one of the top ten public health advances of the millennium. Health policy supporting accessible family planning has proven value leading to population-level gains in terms of health equity in developed countries around the world. Canadian health care...

CIHR Training Program in Bridging Scientific Domains for Drug Safety and Effectiveness

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,617,460 • PI,CO
Medications, when used optimally, are a key management strategy in health promotion, disease prevention, and acute and chronic disease management, especially for older adults. However, little is known about the real world effectiveness of many therapies currently in widespread use. Part of this...

Better Contraceptive Choices for Marginalized Women: Immediate vs. Interval Insertion of Intrauterine Contraception after Second Trimester Abortion

2010/11-2014/15 • $632,226 • PI,CO
Women seeking abortion beyond 12 weeks (2nd trimester) are at high risk of recurrent unwanted pregnancy. Often, women seeking a 2nd trimester abortion are disadvantaged by lower education and socio- economic status. The best reversible contraception to prevent repeat abortion is long acting,...

Reducing risk with E-based support for Adherence to lifestyle Change in Hypertension: REACH

2011/12-2014/15 • $622,741 • PI,CO
Population research indicates that 21% of Canadian adults are diagnosed with clinically high blood pressure (hypertension). Community-based programs that provide lifestyle counseling significantly reduce blood pressure and the risk for cardiovascular disease. However, a major challenge for these...

Implementation and Evaluation of the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program in Québec (CHAP-Qc)

2014/15 • $100,000 • PI,CO,Other
The most prevalent chronic health conditions are largely the product of interactions among a small set of well-established, modifiable causes, such as smoking, having a sedentary lifestyle, heavy drinking and high salt consumption. These chronic health conditions, notably obesity, diabetes and...

Evaluating the impact of a training and communication network program in nephrology to facilitate the detection and management of drug-related problems by community pharmacists: A multicentre cluster randomized controlled trial

2011/12-2013/14 • $431,705 • PI,CO
Patients with chronic kidney disease are followed in predialysis clinic to slow down the progression of their disease and treat their co-existing health problems. These patients are usually elderly, have many diseases and take numerous medications prescribed by several physicians. Many problems...

The Quebec Knowledge-1 Network: A learning community for primary and integrated care

2013/14 • $75,000 • PI,CO
An existing Quebec primary care knowledge network will create and coordinate a new cluster dedicated to integrated care, to be overseen by an advisory committee comprised of leads from policy, clinical and research backgrounds, as well as a patient partner Lead. By involving end-users and other...

CRISM-QUÉBEC: Réseau Québécois -Recherche sur les interventions en abus de substances/Research on Interventions for substance misuse

2013/14 • $49,832 • PI,CO,Other
Substance misuse remains a significant global public health problem which carries a heavy burden for abusers and their families alike. This disorder is associated with suffering and severe health problems in patients, distress among family members, as well as tremendous costs to society....

Contraception & Abortion in BC: Experience guiding Research guiding Care

2013/14 • $25,000 • PI,CO,Other
WHY: This meeting follows our CIHR funded research planning meeting of April 2011, convening again a broad range of provincial collaborators for dissemination of the findings from the BC Abortion Provider Survey (BCAPS) developed at that meeting. We seek to communicate and discuss effective...

Home-based newborn screening for biliary atresia using parent completed infant stool colour cards: a pilot feasibility study

2010/11-2012/13 • $452,764 • PI,CO
Biliary Atresia (BA) is the leading cause of death from liver disease in the pediatric population. Newborns with BA develop jaundice and pale stools in the first weeks of life. Delay in the diagnosis of BA is the single most important factor influencing its outcome. In Canada, 50% of infants who...

Optimal Birth BC

2010/11-2012/13 • $350,000 • PI,CO,Other
The cesarean section rate in Canada has risen dramatically over the last decade. British Columbia has the highest rate in Canada. Recent Canadian studies have indicated that cesarean section is associated with risk for mothers and babies, compared to normal vaginal delivery. The British Columbia...

A mixed-methods study of the experiences of Canadian maternity care providers and key informants with planned home birth

2010/11-2011/12 • $215,694 • PI,CO
In Canada today, there is a serious shortage of doctors and midwives who can take care of mothers and babies, and regional inequities in available birth settings. A woman's choice of birth site assumes she has a range of options and access to qualified providers. The attitudes of medical...

Pharmacy-Based Immunization in Rural Communities Strategy (PhICS)

2010/11-2011/12 • $120,000 • PI,CO,Other
Influenza is a major cause of potentially preventable morbidity and mortality in Canada. In British Columbia, influenza vaccine is provided free of charge to those at increased risk of severe disease and/or death from influenza infection, including the elderly (>65 years), and people with...

The feasibility of using a patient controlled health record to monitor the safety and effectiveness of medications in older adults

2011/12 • $99,668 • PI,CO
Regular use of the internet is now a way of life among most of the population and even older adults are increasing their use. One emerging element of internet-based health record keeping is a patient controlled personal health record or PCHR. A PCHR gives a patient a life-long standard-based...

Scaling-up the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) across Canada

2011/12 • $96,532 • PI
The Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) is an easily implementable community-based primary care focused program that reduces cardiovascular hospital admissions and is associated with lower health care costs. CHAP has been developed and evaluated over the past 10 years and has amassed...

Bridging the Gap:Engaging Expectant Women in Informed Decision-Making withDynamic Educatn Activities

2011/12 • $95,600 • PI,CO,Other
Cesarean section rates in Canada continue to rise, and for the first time maternal and perinatal mortality are rising as well. Over 80% of births in Canada involve medical intervention (CIHI 2008-2010), while our research shows that both expectant women and care providers have significant...

Canadian Chronic disease Awareness and Management Program (C-CHAMP)

2011/12 • $25,000 • PI
In preparation for the launch of Team Grants in Community-Based Primary Healthcare (CBPHC) we would like to engage in a series of consultations and activities designed to facilitate the formation and development of an inter-disciplinary, inter-professional, cross-jurisdictional research team,...

Scan and Planning Meeting for Primary Mental Healthcare Research

2011/12 • $25,000 • PI,CO,Other
A partnership of researchers and knowledge-users from five provinces (Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (which has committed to provide funding and in-kind support) will undertake a scan...

CART Contraception Access Research Team/Groupe de recherché sur l'accessibilité à la contraception

2011/12 • $25,000 • PI,CO,Other
Contraception Access Research Team/ Groupe de recherche sur l'accessibilite a la contraception CART/GRAC Half of all pregnancies are unintended and half of these end in abortion. Marginalized and vulnerable populations are overrepresented among those with unintended pregnancies and particularly...

Birth.info: tools and knowledge for informed consent in maternity care

2010/11 • $40,000 • PI,CO,Other
Given rising Cesarean section rates and associated increased maternal/ perinatal mortality/morbidity, our research shows pregnant women lack knowledge about procedures and provider differences needed for decision-making for an optimal birth. We propose a KT initiative (generalizable across...

Evaluating the effectiveness of participatory approaches in prison preventative health programs

2010/11 • $14,836 • PI,CO
Vast health inequities, both in terms of access and outcomes, exist among incarcerated Canadian individuals compared to the general population, particularly among those receiving provincial sentences (less than 2 years). The aim of this program of research is to evaluate the effectiveness of...

Contraception & Abortion in BC: Experience, guiding Research, guiding Care

2010/11 • $14,000 • PI,CO,Other
WHY: We seek to establish partnerships between key health system leaders, clinicians, and researchers to reduce unintended pregnancies and prevent recurrent abortion in BC. This meeting aims to identify, and create a plan to address (including a plan to apply for PHSI grants), knowledge gaps in...

ICS IPPH Travel Award

2010/11 • $2,500 • PI
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