Le développement du cerveau et de la fonction pendant les premières années de vie des enfants atteints d'une malformation cardiaque congénitale


Valérie Boucher

Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval


Domaine : vieillissement

Programme : Formation de maîtrise

Concours 2017-2018


Unité SOUTIEN du Québec (Stratégie de recherche axée sur le patient)

Seniors represent over a quarter of Emergency Department visits (ED). Despite the MSSS' recommendations for systematic cognitive assessment, performing a comprehensive geriatric evaluation for every senior remains difficult in the ED. This will become more and more difficult, as the "Silver Tsunami" will have major consequences on the healthcare provided to seniors and our health care system in general. The project "Frailty assessment of Older Canadians Using Emergency Services with Tablet Technology (FOCUS–TT)", funded by the Canadian Frailty Network, tested a software allowing seniors to self-assess, providing data to help the emergency health professionals better screen elderly patients at high risk for frailty or delirium, and identify those who would actually benefit from a comprehensive assessment. This project will allow for the in-depth evaluation of the acceptability of this electronic tool to elderly patients, caregivers, and health professionals.

Assessing acceptability is a fundamental step in the evaluation of new intervention, tool or technology. A detailed understanding of the acceptability of self-evaluation, how stakeholders and users are responding to this new practice, and how it meets their needs will promote better implementation and uptake and optimize its impacts. More specifically, we want a better understanding of the overall perception of older patients' self-assessment using this new technology. This will be accomplished using previously published Sidani's 5 different domains: 1) appropriateness in addressing the presenting problem; 2) convenience; 3) effectiveness; 4) risks; 5) adherence