Collaborative Research - Quality Outcomes
Collaborative Research - Quality Outcomes
Optimal time for primary care follow-up after hospitalization - older adults with IDD (2019)
  • Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research as part of H-CARDD
  • Strategies to reduce readmissions to hospital include follow-up with a primary care provider. The optimal time of this follow-up is unclear with recommendations ranging from 72 hours to 3 weeks. Research suggests that the optimal time depends on the population and the conditions for which patients were initially hospitalized.
  • Beatrice Suero, a MSc student in the Biostatistics program at Queen's University, is undertaking an analysis of health administrative data to determine the optimal time to a primary care follow-up after older adults with IDD (40 years and older) are discharged from hospital, subsequent to an ambulatory care sensitive condition admission. This project is co-supervised by Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz and Paul Peng
Enhancing dissemination and uptake of the international consensus statement on supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are frail (2018-2020)
  • Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • This will build on our project currently funded through the Canadian Frailty Network, and enhance dissemination of the consensus statement to a number of audiences, including: international researchers in the field of IDD, professionals working in the field of IDD (e.g. front-line, administrators, decision-makers), as well as adults with IDD and families. Funds will also be used to further develop related knowledge translation (KT) products and tools to facilitate the uptake of the consensus statement recommendations and, ultimately, promote healthy aging in the community among this vulnerable population.
Promoting intersectoral collaboration to support frail adults with developmental disabilities in the community (2018-2019)
  • Funded by the Canadian Frailty Network and Reena
  • This study explores the ways in which home care and developmental services providers collaborate to support frail adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Using a transdisciplinary approach, the proposed study will build on current knowledge related to action on frailty in IDD, and conditions for effective intersectoral collaboration (i.e. necessity, opportunity, capacity, relationships, planned action, and sustained outcomes), to product a series of fact "Call to Action" resources (i.e. video, fact sheets) to facilitate application of knowledge into practice.

To see the frailty infographic, click here for the English version and here for the French version. To view the intersectoral collaboration infographic, click here. 

Promoting Intersectoral Collaboration to Support Adults with IDD who are frail in the Community. (2019). Speakers: H. Ouellette-Kuntz, T. Barabash, & L. Martin.


Successful aging – frailty, transition and inclusion into senior services (2017-2019)
  • Funded by Ministry of Community and Social Services, Employment and Modernization Fund  
  • This project led by Reena and Mary Centre of the Archdiocese of Toronto involves applying our frailty index to individuals with IDD 45 years and older and evaluating the impact of care planning across sectors (home care and developmental services) with knowledge of frailty status these individuals.

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