Current Projects

 1. Beyond Dissemination: A Knowledge Translation Study to Implement and Evaluate a Tool to Support Safe and Effective Activity in AECOPD (AECOPD-Mob) Implementation and Evaluation

The purpose of this project is to implement and evaluate AECOPD-Mob, a clinical decision-making tool to guide health care professionals working to increase mobility and exercise in hospitalized patients with an acute exacerbation of COPD. This study is funded by a grant from the Providence Health Care Research Institute and formed Masters student Ori Ben Ari’s thesis project.

2. Quality Indicators in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

As PR services increase in Canada there needs be a way for quality assurance. To address this problem, we are creating quality indicators (QIs).  The purpose of this study is to develop quality indicators for use in pulmonary rehabilitation programs in Canada. This study is funded by Boehringer Ingelheim Canada and formed Masters student Walden Cheung’s thesis project.

3.  Pulmonary Tele-Rehabilitation for Interior Health Authority

The purpose of this study is to better understand the physical activity practices of patients with chronic lung disease who live in remote and rural places in the Interior of British Columbia. This study is funded by the Interior Health Authority.

4. Disaster Preparedness in COPD

The goal of this study is to develop, validate, and pilot a questionnaire that was created to examine if people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are engaging in general and COPD-specific personal disaster preparedness. Content validity, response process validity, and test re-test reliability will be examined. This study is funded by the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and formed Masters student Madeline Laberge’s thesis project.

Affiliated Studies

1.  Falls Prevention and Balance Group Study 

 (Principal Investigator: Dina Brooks)

2. High Oxygen delivery to Preserve Exercise capacity in IPF patients treated with nintedanib: The HOPE-IPF Study

(Principal Investigator: Jordan Guenette)