Monica J. Parry


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Development and Usability Testing of HEARTPAIN: An Integrated Smartphone and Web-Based Intervention for Women with Cardiac Pain

2018/19-2020/21 • $585,780 • PI,CO
Cardiac pain disproportionately burdens more women than men. Sex-specific differences in cardiac pain relate to the presentation, pathophysiology, and the clinical outcomes following an acute myocardial infarction (MI)1. Women also have greater symptom burden and a varied pattern and...

Measuring cardiovascular Outcomes of Depression in reFerred Youth (MODIFY)

2019/20-2020/21 • $384,739 • PI,CO
Depression is a serious and recurrent chronic disorder that affects 5-8% of children. Individuals with depression are at increased risk of experiencing heart disease (heart attack and stroke). Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people suffering from depression. Research has shown...

Gender Outcomes INternational Group: to Further Well-being Development (GOING-FWD)

2018/19-2020/21 • $252,097 • PI,CO
Background: Beyond biological sex, gender is increasingly recognized as a pivotal determinant of health. However, there are no standardized gender measurements. We hypothesize that gender-related factors and their effect will vary substantially between countries and diseases. Aims: The...

Vascular events In noncardiac Surgery patIents cOhort evaluatioN study-2 (VISION-2)

2020/21 • $196,350 • PI,CO
Over 10% of all patients who have surgery (aged 45 and above) will suffer a major complication and over 1.5% of all adults will die within 30 days after surgery. The most common major complications are injury to the heart muscle, bleeding, and infection. These complications happen on the...

Patient Engagement Partnerships in Clinical Trials (PEP-CT): Systematic Development and Testing of Patient Partner and Investigator Decision Aids

2020/21 • $100,407 • PI,CO
The overall goal of this 2-year project is to build capacity for sex/gender uptake and patient engagement in clinical trials. A clinical trial is a research study used to compare a new drug to a harmless pill, or placebo. In Canada, we are changing our approach to clinical trial research. We now...

SMILE: Optimising SMarter Inclusive Living Environments for ageing people within their circles of care.

2020/21 • $60,000 • PI,CO,Other
The SMILE project is an international effort where European countries and Canada are coming together to provide digital solutions that can help people aged 65 - 80 years with brain disorders (dementia), lung disease (COPD) or other complex health conditions. Working together, SMILE will put the...

Understanding Sex and Gender Influences on Self-Management Practices of Indigenous Men, Women and Two-Spirited Individuals Living with Type 2 Diabetes: A Strengths-Based, Patient-Oriented Approach.

2020/21 • $50,833 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Indigenous Peoples have a much higher rate of type 2 diabetes compared to non-Indigenous Peoples. Of interest, more non-Indigenous men have type 2 diabetes compared to non-Indigenous women. However, this is different in Indigenous People where more Indigenous women have type 2 diabetes compared...

Family Carers and COVID-19: A Rapid Integrated Mixed Methods Systematic Review

2020/21 • $49,999 • PI,CO,Other
The overall goal of this project is to develop a population-based program to improve the mental health and well-being in family carers of COVID-19. In order to do this quickly and properly, we have divided our project into two phases. Phase 1 (current proposal) is a 6-month project to summarize...

THE SMArT VIEW, CoVeRed: TecHnology Enabled monitoring and Self-MAnagemenT- VIsion for patient EmpoWerment following Cardiac and VasculaR surgery

2015/16-2019/20 • $749,876 • PI,CO,Other
Each year thousands of seniors in Canada and the United Kingdom have open heart and vascular (veins and arteries) surgeries. These surgeries are meant to save lives and improve symptoms, yet, many develop chronic pain and other complications (e.g. infections, blood clots). We also know that the...

Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD): Enhancement and Adaptation of Community-driven Innovations and Scale-up Toolkits

2016/17-2019/20 • $652,110 • PI,CO,Other
In Canada, there are significant disparities between the health status of Indigenous peoples and the general population with respect to diabetes. Community-driven innovations, activated by quality improvement processes, have the potential to reform local healthcare. The goal of the proposed...

Building Capacity for Patient Engagement and Patient-Oriented Research in Clinical Trials

2017/18 • $39,928 • PI,CO,Other
The overall goal of this 12-month project is to build capacity to engage patients as partners in clinical trials. A clinical trial is a research study often used to compare a new drug to a harmless pill, or placebo. In Canada, we are changing our approach to clinical trial research. We now...

Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD): Community-driven Innovations and Strategic Scale-up Toolkits

2013/14-2016/17 • $2,500,000 • PI,CO,Other
In Canada, significant disparities between the health status of Indigenous peoples and the general population exist, particularly for chronic diseases such as diabetes. There is a pressing need to shift the present episodic care focus common to most First Nations communities, to one that...

Self-Management Programs for Women with Cardiac Pain: An Integrated Mixed Methods Systematic Review

2016/17 • $100,000 • PI,CO
Research Goal.The overall goal of this program of research is to develop and systematically evaluate an integrated smartphone and web-based intervention (HEARTPAIN) that will help women self-manage cardiac pain.Rationale. First, women experience ischemic cardiac pain that is obstructive...

Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD): Enhancement and Adaptation of Community-driven Innovations and Scale-up Toolkits

2016/17 • $5,744 • PI,CO,Other
Given the dramatic rise and impact of chronic disease and gaps in care in Indigenous communities, a shift from the existing episodic healthcare model common in Indigenous communities to one that integrates prevention and chronic disease management is needed. To assist with this transition, the...

Strategic Planning to Support First Nations Communities Participating in the FORGE AHEAD Program

2013/14 • $24,997 • PI,CO,Other
The proposed planning activities, including a face-to-face meeting, will enhance existing partnerships as well as foster the development of new partnerships by bringing together members of a national steering committee that includes First Nations (FN) community representatives, academic...

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