SCPOR (Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Orientated Research)
The Saskatchewan Health Research Showcase will take place virtually on the mornings of Nov. 16 & 18, 2021. This exciting event will highlight health research taking place across our province and feature experts on a variety of topics.
Call for Abstracts - Deadline Sept. 24 We are accepting abstract submissions for those interested in an oral or e-poster presentation. If you want to be part of this exciting event, we want to hear from you! Submissions are open to all Saskatchewan-based research teams. For more information please visit our website.
The University of Regina and SCPOR are pleased to announce the opportunity to apply for matched trainee funding. The purpose of these matched funding awards are to provide support to undergraduate, masters, and PhD students, and faculty supervisors from the University of Regina who demonstrate a passion for patient-oriented research. Click here to learn more about this funding opportunity .
Join the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit on Sept. 16 for the third instalment of AbSPORU’s webinar series on Integrating Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Sex and Gender-Based Analysis (SGBA+) into Patient-Oriented Research (POR). Click here for more information and to register.
SHRF (Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation)
The Research Connections program aims to increase health research relevance, usability, and uptake by supporting short-term, targeted, knowledge mobilization or knowledge sharing initiatives taking place in, and having a practical application for Saskatchewan Knowledge Users.
Knowledge sharing and mobilization initiatives can encompass any activity that promotes and/or produces the use of established knowledge, including those that evolve from research or Traditional ways of Knowing, and may involve knowledge synthesis; dissemination; transfer; exchange; and/or co-creation of knowledge.
Knowledge sharing includes connection with Knowledge Users. These individuals represent organizations that are interested in the practical application of knowledge. A Knowledge User may be a practitioner, health system manager, policymaker, educator, decision-maker, health care administrator, Elder, Knowledge Keeper, community leader or an individual from a health institution, patient group, government organization, etc.
The primary objective of this call is to facilitate the sharing of health research knowledge in non-academic mediums or settings. Proposed activities must address any of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, and/or represent the spirit of the TRC demonstrated by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals guiding the project team.
Even before the pandemic, one in five Canadians struggled with their mental health each year. Since early 2020, Mental Health Research Canada’s polling of Canadians throughout the pandemic has shown high levels of anxiety and depression across the country as we navigate these difficult times. It is more important than ever to continue building mental health supports for our communities and ensuring there are accessible, culturally-appropriate resources available to everyone who needs them.
Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) and the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) are partnering to offer a grant of $50,000 to fund timely, impactful mental health research in Saskatchewan. In this call, researchers are invited to submit proposals for projects addressing at least one of the two below themes:
Supporting Diverse Populations: Mental health research projects designed to support and address the needs of specific groups of people with unique needs. These may include, but are not restricted to: Indigenous populations, BIPOC populations, refugees and recent immigrants, LGBTQ+ communities, and/or women, as examples.
Advancing Digital Service Delivery: Research focusing on assessment and efficacy of existing - not new - digital products and services. With an ever-increasing number of apps and digital platforms aimed at offering mental health supports, it can be difficult for consumers to decide which one would serve them best. Many of these programs need validation to prove their effectiveness in their target populations and to continue to refine and improve their delivery.
MHRC and SHRF invite you to carefully read the attached Call for Proposalsfor grant eligibility and criteria. We have also included a Budget template in Word to assist you in your application. As the proposal states, the project must be led by two co-principal investigators who are:
A researcher/academic from an institution holding an MOU with SHRF (see Call for Proposals for details) AND
A leader or member of a Saskatchewan-based care or service provider with direct experience in the proposed research and interest in its intended outcomes
We would like to invite you to participate in a study which aims to understand current occupational therapy practice regarding the use of questionnaires assessing performance in activities of daily living and social participation among older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders across Canada.
To participate in this study, you must:
- Be a member of Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists; - Work with older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders for at least six months in the past year; - Perform assessments of performance in daily activities and social participation in your practice; - Be able to respond to the survey in French or English.
If you meet the criteria above, you are invited to participate in our survey, which consists of two sections, for a total of 15 questions. It will take about 15-20 minutes of your time. Your participation is completely anonymous, and no information will be collected other than your answers to the questions. The consent form is available online when you click on the link below. Please note that this study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of McGill University.
If you have any questions about the study, please contact Alia Osman, PhD candidate in rehabilitation sciences (email@example.com), supervised by Isabelle Gélinas, PhD and Patricia Belchior, PhD.
We are currently recruiting caregivers (psychologists, psychiatrists, psychoeducators, social workers, occupational therapists, nurses, etc.) working with a clientele with psychotic disorders. The study focuses on the use of teletherapy with this population and the various challenges that practitioners and patients may encounter. It is an online questionnaire, the participation time is 15 minutes and the participant can complete the survey in French or English. Would it be possible to share this study with individuals who may be interested?
We are a research laboratory at the Université de Sherbrooke that is launching a new research project on telerehabilitation. Despite the significant increase in the use of telehealth, many therapists still express a need for support to provide the best possible interventions for clients and their families.
Our study explores the training needs for Canadian occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and physiotherapists as well as the barriers and facilitators to practice change in telerehabilitation, with the goal of co-creating a training and support program that meets these needs. For participants, this involves completing a short online questionnaire, and, for a subgroup of interested participants, taking part in a virtual focus group.
We would like to disseminate our research project to your members. Would it be possible to advise us if this is possible, and how we could do it? We are open to several types of distribution such as via your Facebook group, emails or even a publication in a newsletter or online.