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The Brenda Strafford Foundation partners with academic institutes across Canada to facilitate external research within our Manors. Research projects undergo a comprehensive ethics review process and informed consent is obtained from all participants that participate in research initiative.
TREC is a research program focused on developing solutions for improving the quality of care provided to nursing home residents, enriching the work life of their caregivers, and enhancing system efficiency. Phase 1: involved surveying employees and collecting MDS-RAI 2.0 data to assess the effect of work environment and staff health and well-being on resident outcome.
Completed May 2016 by Dr. Carole Estabrookes.
Physio4D is a motion-tracking system that enables clinicians to objectively assess joint mobility (range of motion) of patients. This study investigated current flow of physiotherapy sessions as experienced by both the physiotherapists and the patients, current barriers to patients completing physiotherapy exercise and how physiotherapists and patients perceive the usefulness of Physio4D.
Completed May 2016 by Dr. John Conly.
If you are a researcher interested in partnering with The Brenda Strafford Foundation to explore potential research and innovation opportunities within our facilities, view our priority research themes and contact:
Research and Innovative Practice Manager
Direct: 403.536.8681 | Email: jenna.naylor@theBSF.ca
Executive Director, Quality, Research & Innovation
Direct: 587.391.3548| Email: catherine.laing@theBSF.ca