Jill A. Hayden


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Maritimes SPOR Support Unit

2013/14-2020/21 • $12,450,911 • PI,CO,Other
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Accessible and Cost Effective Psychosocial Health Interventions for Canadians

2016/17-2020/21 • $2,590,702 • PI,Other
Dr. Patrick McGrath is an internationally known scientist for his work in two areas: 1. developing, evaluating and scaling up technologically aided interventions that teach skills to patients and families and 2. measurement and psychosocial interventions for pain. Dr. McGrath will build on the...

COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making (COVID-END)

2020/21 • $1,000,000 • PI,CO,Other
The science about how to prevent and manage COVID-19 and its spill-over effects on society is changing rapidly. Summaries of the best available science (which we call evidence syntheses) are the best place to turn when making decisions about public-health measures (e.g., wearing masks), clinical...

A clinical decision support tool for diagnostic imaging use for low back pain

2017/18-2020/21 • $715,173 • PI,CO
Objective: To develop a tool to help doctors make appropriate decisions about the need for diagnostic imaging for patients with low back pain. Rationale: Low back pain is one of the most common and disabling health problems in Canada and the world. In most cases, low back pain resolves without...

What works for whom? Individual participant data network meta-analysis of exercise for persistent low back pain

2020/21 • $121,380 • PI,CO
Low back pain is a leading cause of disability in Canada and globally. Almost every Canadian suffers from low back pain at some point in their life. Most of the cost associated with low back pain is generated by a small percentage of individuals with persistent symptoms. Exercise therapy is a...

Methods and Applications Group for Indirect Comparisons

2014/15-2019/20 • $6,998,765 • PI,CO
In this proposal, we outline a strategy to merge 3 existing Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN) network meta-analysis (NMA) teams into one collaborative, efficient collaborating centre called the Methods and Applications Group for Indirect...

Imaging use for low back pain by primary care practitioners

2017/18-2019/20 • $707,626 • PI,CO
Low back pain is one of the biggest public health problems in Canada. Clinical practice guidelines consistently recommend that diagnostic imaging (for example x-rays, MRI and CT scans) is not performed routinely on people with low back pain because imaging is expensive and offers no help in...

Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network

2016/17-2019/20 • $600,000 • PI,CO,Other
Problems with bones, joints, muscles, and the nerves that help people move and interact with the world affect many Canadians. Problems like arthritis, osteoporosis, and injuries cause pain, lack of mobility, and interfere with work and other life activities. Disorders affecting the...

Prescription Monitoring Programs for Regulating Opioid Prescribing: A Systematic Review

2017/18 • $67,846 • PI,CO,Other
Prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) play an important role in shaping opioid prescribing practices, by monitoring those receiving and providing opioid prescriptions, and storing this information in an electronic database. Most PMPs allow providers to access patient profiles in real time,...

How best to structure Interdisciplinary Primary Care Teams: A systematic review

2015/16 • $100,000 • PI,Other
IssuePrimary care (PC) is at the forefront of the policy agenda; it has potential to improve the health of Canadians at costs lower than other health care sectors. Interdisciplinary teams are considered to improve PC with respect to access, chronic disease management, comprehensiveness, and...

Effectiveness of booster seats in reducing injury and mortality in children 6 to 10 years of age: a systematic review of observational studies.

2014/15 • $60,000 • PI,CO,Other
Background: For children under ten years of age a booster seat may be used when transitioning from child seat to standard seatbelt. Booster seats are designed to elevate the child to an appropriate height to allow the safe use of a lap/shoulder belt. Considerable empirical work has been devoted...

Individual recovery expectations and prognosis of low back pain: Synthesis and implementation of prognostic factor evidence

2013/14 • $94,448 • PI,CO,Other
Low back pain is one of the most costly and disabling conditions worldwide. Researchers have not identified a specific cause for most cases and although many treatments are available, none have shown strong effectiveness for all people. A new area of research that may be useful in this situation...

Coconut Oil Cures and Dentures Cause Dementia: why is the science of dementia so hard to understand?

2013/14 • $2,408 • PI,CO,Other
By 2030 about 750,000 Canadians are expected to have dementia. In Nova Scotia that number will be disproportionately higher (over 28,000 people or 2.5% of the population) reflecting its older than average age structure. It is no wonder that dementia is second only to cancer as a health concern...

The effectiveness of mass media interventions: Exploration of the evidence and application to the case of non-specific low back pain

2010/11-2012/13 • $136,689 • PI
The media has an important role in influencing the public. Media such as television, newspapers, magazines, radio and the Internet are fundamental components of modern society. As individuals take a more active role in their own health and health care they rely on the media as a source of...

Acute cannabis consumption and motor vehicle collision risk: A systematic review of observational studies

2010/11 • $38,673 • PI,CO
Impaired driving is a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in Canada, and is a tremendous burden on health care. Recent evidence has shown cannabis as playing an important role in road safety. Surveys have demonstrated that driving under the influence of cannabis has caught up...

Towards understanding and improving cancer screening practices in cancer survivors: systematic review and meta-analysis

2010/11 • $31,990 • PI,CO,Other
Growing numbers of people diagnosed with cancer and improving cancer survival rates have led to an increasing number of cancer survivors in Canada and worldwide. These cancer survivors have a greater risk of developing some types of new cancers. Therefore, following cancer treatment, survivors...

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