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Keeping Your Balance

Copeman Kinesiologist Nadine Sinnen supports new research coming out of UBC examining the effects of air pollution on cognitive factors, including balance.

Notalgia Paresthetica Relieved by Cervical Traction

This study, by Rhonda Low, MD, CCFP, FCFP, FAAP, Leah A. Swanson, MD, and David L. Swanson, MD, FAAD was published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine in December, 2017. Abstract Notalgia paresthetica is a syndrome of unilateral, chronic pruritis that is associated with burning pain, paresthesia, numbness, and hyperesthesia localized to the […]

Rates of Reporting Suicidal Ideation and Symptoms of Depression on Children’s Depression Inventory in a Paediatric Neurology Sample

Rates of Reporting Suicidal Ideation and Symptoms of Depression on Children’s Depression Inventory in a Paediatric Neurology Sample

The purpose of this study was to see if children with cognitive, psychiatric or neurological deficits are more prone to suicidal thinking and symptoms of depression.

An evidence-based checklist to assess neuropsychological outcomes of epilepsy surgery: How good is the evidence?

An evidence-based checklist to assess neuropsychological outcomes of epilepsy surgery: How good is the evidence?

The purpose of this study was to determine psychological function in patients who underwent epilepsy surgery. To efficiently assess these patients, researchers created an evidence-based checklist.

Comparing Canadian and American Normative Scores on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale

Comparing Canadian and American Normative Scores on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale

The purpose of this study was to compare how using either the American or Canadian assessment differed in interpretation of results.

Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology

Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology

The Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology provides a comprehensive source for neuropsychologists who engage in forensic work and for professionals who assess children and adolescents.

An evidence-based checklist to assess neuropsychological outcomes of epilepsy surgery: How good is the evidence?

Concurrent Validity of CNS Vital Signs in Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

This study examined if computerized cognitive testing is as effective in assessing people with mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs) as traditional assessments.

Comparing Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury to Trauma Controls on CNS Vital Signs

Comparing Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury to Trauma Controls on CNS Vital Signs

This study set out to determine the effectiveness of the CNS Vital Signs (CNS-VS) in measuring cognitive function in patients with mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) compared to more traditional forms of measurement.

An evidence-based checklist to assess neuropsychological outcomes of epilepsy surgery: How good is the evidence?

Improving the methodology for identifying mild cognitive impairment in older adults

This study, published in 2012 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia, The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, set out to determine if changes in psychological measurements can improve the ability to diagnose mild cognitive impairment in older adults.

Evaluation of Children and Adolescents with Epilepsy

Evaluation of Children and Adolescents with Epilepsy

This research set out to determine if appropriate assessments in psychological and cognitive brain function weaknesses in children and adolescents with epilepsy may help to plan and track medical treatment and educational planning.

A new algorithm for the diagnosis of hypertension in Canada

A new algorithm for the diagnosis of hypertension in Canada

The objective of this paper is to present evidence for a revised algorithm to diagnosis hypertension. Two major deficiencies in the current diagnostic process must be discussed.

Comparison of an in-pharmacy automated blood pressure kiosk to daytime ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive subjects

Comparison of an in-pharmacy automated blood pressure kiosk to daytime ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive subjects

The objective of this study was to compare a series of blood pressure readings from an automated in–pharmacy kiosk, to those taken at regular intervals from individuals performing daily life activities in a real-world setting.

Methods of Assessing blood pressure: identifying threshold and target values (MeasureBP): A Review & Study Protocol

Methods of Assessing blood pressure: identifying threshold and target values (MeasureBP): A Review & Study Protocol

The objective of this research is to build a solid, evidenced-based foundation for managing hypertension and to help clarify uncertainties within current blood pressure guidelines.

Copeman supports UBC's Start an Evolution Campaign

Copeman supports UBC’s Start an Evolution Campaign

Copeman Healthcare is proud to support the University of British Columbia’s “start an evolution campaign” which is raising funds for students, research and community engagement.

Breakthrough in cognitive testing at Copeman Healthcare

Breakthrough in cognitive testing at Copeman Healthcare

Last year, Dr. Shawnda Lanting completed her two year fellowship with Copeman Healthcare Centre. As part of her fellowship, she had been researching how to streamline testing for mental illness and cognitive impairment.

The Family Health Nurse Practitioner - Innovation & Collaboration

The Family Health Nurse Practitioner – Innovation & Collaboration

The FHNPs practicing in a shared care model is successful, as evidenced by service demand and team engagement. This role is effective & efficient, improving access, continuity and quality in primary care; building the overall capacity of the primary care team.

Incorporating a Coaching Approach for Effective Case Management

Incorporating a Coaching Approach for Effective Case Management

Health coaching is the means to unlocking a person’s potential to optimize their own health.

Measuring Team Satisfaction in Primary Care

Measuring Team Satisfaction in Primary Care

Team‐level job satisfaction ratings are a potentially important marker for the effectiveness of primary care teams in managing patient care. Measurement of team satisfaction is therefore an important quality indicator.

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

Copeman Healthcare provides first Canadian analysis for National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales questionnaire – a brief, standardized, reliable, and valid questionnaire that assesses cognitive impairment and is important for both psychiatric and general medical practice.

Clinical Service Excellence Integration: Optimizing Quality & Client Experience

Clinical Service Excellence Integration: Optimizing Quality & Client Experience

Copeman Healthcare research on the importance of the client experience in a primary care setting

Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Copeman Healthcare Centre’s research on the importance of extending well child visits beyond the recommended years through the Copeman Kids Program.

Brain Health and Psychological Health Awareness and Monitoring in a Primary Care Setting

Brain Health and Psychological Health Awareness and Monitoring in a Primary Care Setting

Copeman Healthcare research that focuses on the importance of brain health and psychological health monitoring in a primary care setting

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Initiating Comprehensive Travel Health Services in Primary Care

To demonstrate the importance of providing high quality, individual -focused complete travel services using an experienced multidisciplinary team and reduce the prevalence and severity of illness and injury obtained by travelers aboard.