Kara Schick-Makaroff
University of Alberta
Narrative inquiryPsychologyNursingHealth careIntensive care medicineQualitative researchPsychological interventionKnowledge translationFamily caregiversMEDLINEQuality of life (healthcare)Context (language use)Palliative careProcess (engineering)Medical educationFamily medicineManagement scienceFocus groupMedicineCoping (psychology)
46Publications
12H-index
514Citations
Publications 54
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#1Sara N. Davison (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 37
#2Scott Klarenbach (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 72
Last. Jefrey A. Johnson (U of A: University of Alberta)
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#1Patrick Chiu (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 3
#2Greta G. Cummings (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 65
Last. Kara Schick-Makaroff (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 12
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Policy advocacy is a fundamental component of nursing's social mandate. While it has become a core function of nursing organizations across the globe, the discourse around advocacy has focused largely on the responsibilities and accountabilities of individual nurses, with little attention to the policy advocacy work undertaken by nursing organizations. To strengthen this critical function, an understanding of the extant literature is needed to identify areas that require further research. We con...
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#1Kara Schick-Makaroff (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 12
#2Lisa Wozniak (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 9
Last. Jeffrey A. Johnson (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 78
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BACKGROUND We aimed to describe (1) depressive and anxiety symptom burdens reported by adults on in-centre hemodialysis in Northern Alberta, Canada and (2) patients' and nurses' perceptions of managing such symptoms using routine patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). METHODS A longitudinal mixed methods approach was employed. Cluster randomized controlled trial data exposed the prevalence of positive screens (scores ≥ 3) for depressive (PHQ-2) and anxiety (GAD-2) symptoms. A descriptive qua...
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#1Kara Schick-Makaroff (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 12
#2Richard Sawatzky (Trinity Western University)H-Index: 27
Last. S. Robin Cohen (JGH: Jewish General Hospital)H-Index: 29
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Purpose null To support the use of quality of life (QOL) assessment tools for older adults, we developed knowledge translation (KT) resources tailored for four audiences: (1) older adults and their family caregivers (micro), (2) healthcare providers (micro), (3) healthcare managers and leaders (meso), and (4) government leaders and decision-makers (macro). Our objectives were to (1) describe knowledge gaps and resources and (2) develop corresponding tailored KT resources to support use of QOL as...
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#1Davey Antoinette (University of Exeter)
#2Bernice G. Gulek (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 2
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#5Tammy O’Rourke (Athabasca University)H-Index: 1
#6Edith Pituskin (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 19
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#1Stephanie Thompson (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 13
#2Kara Schick-Makaroff (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 12
Last. Clara Bohm (UM: University of Manitoba)H-Index: 16
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Background:People receiving in-center hemodialysis (HD) have prioritized the need for more individualized health information and better communication with nephrologists. The most common setting for...
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#1Mary SmithH-Index: 4
Last. Amanda Ross-White (Queen's University)H-Index: 12
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Abstract null Rationale & Objective null Cultural Safety is being prioritized within health care around the world. As a concept, Cultural Safety centers upon power relations between health providers and Indigenous recipients of care, ensuring that all people feel safe and respected in the health care system. In this article, we explored the breadth of literature regarding Cultural Safety within the context of Indigenous kidney health care. null Study Design null & Populations: As a systematic na...
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#1Kara Schick-Makaroff (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 12
#2Adrienne Levay (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 6
Last. Joanne Greenhalgh (University of Leeds)H-Index: 29
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BACKGROUND There is international interest on the use of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in nephrology. OBJECTIVES Our objectives were to develop a kidney-specific program theory about use of PROs in nephrology that may enhance person-centered care, both at individual and aggregated levels of care, and to test and refine this theory through a systematic review of the empirical literature. Together, these objectives articulate what works or does not work, for whom, and why. METHODS Realist synth...
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#1Carlee Wilson (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 2
#2Allyson Jones (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 5
Last. Esther Kim (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 15
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Aphasia is a communication disorder, resulting in difficulty with speaking, understanding, reading, and writing. Aphasia has been linked to decreased social networks, depression, and low health-rel...
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