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February 12, 2016

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Kinesiology & Physical Education

CIHR - Grant Recipient - Dr. Dawn Dalby

Mar 23/09

Dr. Dawn Dalby will be receiving just under $50,000 from Canadian Institutes of Health Research.† This one-year project is looking at how to get service providers to make better use of existing assessment data for seniors receiving home care services. This project builds on a previous CIHR-funded grant, held by Dalby, which recognized the need for service providers and home care professionals to work more closely in using and sharing the existing data.† Community Care Access Centres collect large quantities of data on their clients, covering such areas as pain, mood, activities like dressing and bathing, and support from friends and family.† The question is whether in-home service providers have access to the data thatís been collected and know how to interpret it. The hope is that if they use these data in their daily practice, it may lead to better outcomes, such as fewer falls, greater independence and an improved quality of life.

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