2013 Research Challenge

The VCH Research Challenge – 16 Teams Funded!

VCH Research Institute and VCH Professional Practice are happy to announce that 16 point-of-care nursing and allied health research teams from across VCH have been funded!

The teams were funded through BC Nurses Union, BC Nursing Research Initiative (through Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research), Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, UBC School of Nursing, VCH Research Institute, VCH-Richmond Senior Leadership Team, and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.

Team Leader: Marcy Adler-Bock
Researcher 
Andrea Gates
Funded by VCH – Richmond Senior Leadership Team
Susan Dahinten (current), May Bernhardt (past)
Increasing Home Practice Completed by Parents of Preschool Children with Articulation Difficulties Through a Standardized Parent Training Protocol
Team Leader: Taryn Bosdet
Researcher 
Jennifer Branov, Caroline Selvage
Funded by VCH Research Institute
Sandra Sirrs
Plasma DHA and EPA levels and dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids in PKU patients at the VGH Adult Metabolic Diseases Clinic
Team Leader: Cheryl Chan
Researcher 
Anna Stauffer, Silvia Nobrega, Norm Greenway
Funded by BC Nursing Research Initiative through the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Peggy Simpson
What perceived barriers and factors are influencing whether RNs/LPNs use evidence informed nursing practices in the management of older adults experiencing delirium on inpatient acute medical and surgical units?
Team Leader: Hidy Cheung & Michelle Pan
Researcher 
Leanna Loy
Funded by BC Nursing Research Initiative through the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Miu Chung Yan
Experiences with Advance Care Planning among Community Chinese Seniors with Chronic Conditions
Team Leader: Annette Floyd
Researcher 
Stacy Rempel, Karen Grant
Funded by VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation
Maureen Mayhew
Experiences of recently arrived, non-literate, non-English-speaking, government-assisted refugees accessing health care in the greater Vancouver area
Team Leader: Brittany Graham
Researcher 
Erika Martens
Funded by VCH – Richmond Senior Leadership Team
Karen Barclay
Are we really client centered? Shared decision making in the Acute Home Based Treatment Team: Examining the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure as a tool to enhance client centered care
Team Leader: Deborah Joan Hamilton
Researcher 
Donald Griesdale
Funded by BC Nursing Research Initiative through the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Lorraine Mion
The Prevalence of Physical Restraint Use in a Canadian Adult ICU
Team Leader: Diana Krasteva
Researcher 
Patricia Mahoney, Catherine Robinson, Marcela Arango
Funded by Lions Gate Hospital Foundation
Ann Sarte
A supervised, group-based exercise program to improve gait and balance in adults with early to mid-stage Parkinson’s disease : a feasibility study
Team Leader: Andrea Kwok
Researcher 
Erin Tang, Bonnie Leung, Jeremy Go
Funded by VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation
Priscilla Taipale
Do patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) have a prolonged length of stay after elective coronary bypass surgery when compared with English proficient (EP) patients?
Team Leader: Sharon Leung
Researcher 
Terri Broughton, Prue Haniak, Amy Scott
Funded by VCH Research Institute
Tamar Kafka
Assessing barriers to carbohydrate counting in adults with diabetes on intensive insulin therapy
Team Leader: Tova Plashkes
Researcher 
Hilary Jebson, Regina Colistro
Funded by VCH Research Institute
Vanessa Noonan
Activator Poles vs Wheeled Walker for acute surgical pts with lumbar fusion surgery
Team Leader: Chantelle Recsky
Researcher 
Denise Delane, Judy Yoon, Sally Breen, Deidre Duncan, Heather Straight
Funded by BC Nurses Union and the School of Nursing at UBC
Leanne Currie
Exploring relationships between continuous professional development and organizational culture in direct care nurses: What does it take to develop the best nursing workforce?
Team Leaders: Sherry Stackhouse & Anita Sanghara
Researcher 
Allan Lai, Justin Scott
Funded by Lions Gate Hospital Foundation
Sheila Turris
Effect of RN Initiated X-Rays of Distal Extremity Injuries on overall Length of Emergency Department Stay
Team Leader: Susan Ting
Researcher 
Greg Noonan, Philip Sweeney
Funded by VCH Research Institute
Darren Warburton
Can a web-based audio-visual tool influence PTs’ knowledge and self-efficacy for effective post-THA exercise prescription
Team Leader: Danette Zanatta
Researcher 
Mandy Caluza, Sylvia Martin
Funded by BC Nursing Research Initiative through the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Suzanne Campbell
Helping Mothers to Identify and Estimate Milk Transfer after Breastfeeding their Preterm Infant
Team Leader: Wenmei Zou
Researcher 
Arlene Aduan, Linda Leung
Funded by BC Nursing Research Initiative through the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Bernie Garrett
The Prevalence and Management of Excessive Interdialytic Weight Gain amongst HD Patients