Archive project: Healthcare among frail seniors: the role of formal care services, informal caregivers and self care

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Principal investigator:  Margaret Penning
Institution: University of Victoria
Funding agency:  NA

Data sets requested

  • Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
  • Consolidation file (Medical Services Plan Premium Registration and Billing) (BC Ministry of Health)
  • Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
  • Home and Continuing Care (BC Ministry of Health)
  • Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
  • PharmaCare (BC Ministry of Health)

Publications

Journal articles

McWilliam C, Stewart M, Brown JB, Feightner J, Rosenberg M, Gutman G, Penning M, Stewart M, Tamblyn R, Morfitt G (2003).  “Promoting evidence-based health policy,programming and practice for seniors: Lessons from a national knowledge-transferproject.”  Canadian Journal on Aging, 22(4): 415-30

Penning M (2002)  “Hydra revisited: Substituting formal for self and informal in-home care among older adults with disabilities”  The Gerontologist 42(1): 1-13

Penning M, Keating N (2000)  “Self, informal and formal care: Partnerships in community-based and residential care settings” Canadian Journal on Aging 19(Suppl.1): 75-100

Stephenson P, Wolfe N, Coughlan R, Koehn S (1999. "A methodologicaldiscourse on gender, independence, and frailty: Applied dimensions of identityconstruction in old age" Journal of Aging Studies 13(4), 91-401

Penning M (1995) "Health, social support and the utilization of health servicesamong older adults"  Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 50B(5):S330-S339

Penning M (1995)  “Cognitive impairment, caregiver burden, and the utilization of formal services"  Journal of Aging and Health 7(2):233-253

Conference papers

McWilliam C, Gutman G, Penning M, Stewart M and Tamblyn R (2001) "Canada’s national consensus process to create evidence-based redress of seniors’ issues" presented at the annual meetings of the International Association on Gerontology, Vancouver, British Columbia, July

Penning M and Funk L (2001) "Informal care, formal care, and functional decline among older adults: Impact of self-efficacy and self-care behaviors" presented at the Determinants of chronic good health and chronic ill health research workshop, Vancouver, British Columbia, July

Penning, M.J. (2000) "Viewpoint of a researcher.  Invited discussant.  Interdisciplinary Seminar on ‘Reform of Canada’s Health Care System and its Impact on Public Health" sponsored by the Public Health Dept., Regional Board of Health and Social Services of Montreal-Centre, Montreal, Quebec, November

Shaver J and Penning M (2000) "Gender differences in physical health and depression among older adults" presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology, Edmonton, Alberta, October

Penning M, Shaver J and Allan D (1999) "Caregiver/Care receiver assessments of functioning: Are there gender differences?" presented at the Annual Meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, California, November

Penning MJ, McWilliam, C et al. (1998) "What does research on programs, systems, services and models of care tell us about ways of fostering seniors’ independence?"  presented at the annual meetings of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October

McWilliam C, Penning M et al. (1998) "Creating evidence-based consensus on seniors independence" presented at the annual meetings of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October

Penning M (1998) "Self, informal and formal community-based care: Impact on medical and institutional care"  presented at the 14th World Congress of Sociology, International Sociological Association, Montreal, Quebec, July

Penning M and Allan D (1997) "Patterns of Self, Informal and Formal Care: Implications for Independence" presented at the annual meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, Cincinnati, Ohio, November

Penning M (1997) "Patterns of Self, Informal and Formal Care" presented at the annual meetings of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Calgary, Alberta, October

Hennig M, Penning M and Allan DE (1997) "Self Care Practices among Community Dwelling Seniors: Testing the Health Belief Model" presented at the annual meetings of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Calgary, Alberta, October

Allan D, Penning M and Hennig M (1997) "The Role of Health and Gender in the Leisure Activities of Older Adults" presented at the annual meetings of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Calgary, Alberta, October

Penning M (1997) "Home Care and Health Reform" presented at the XVIth World Congress of the International Association of Gerontology, Honolulu, Hawaii, August

Chappell N, Penning M and Thorne T (1996) "Citizen Empowerment in Case Management" presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Society on Aging, San Diego, December 

Penning M (1996) "Disability and the Receipt of Assistance Among Older Adults" presented at the Annual Meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, D.C., November

Penning M and Allan D (1996) "Utilization and Satisfaction with Home Support Services" presented at the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Quebec City, Quebec, October

Penning M (1996) "Seniors Defining their Independence" presented at the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Quebec City, Quebec, October

Penning M, Chappell N, Stephenson P, Rosenblood L, Tuokko H, Allan D and Hennig, M (1996) "Research on Independence Among Older Adults with Disabilities" presented at the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Quebec City, Quebec, October

Penning M (1996) "Formal, Informal, and Self Care for Autonomous Living in Later Life" invited Address, Queen's University Lecture Series on Aging, Kingston, Ontario, October

Penning M (1996) "Informing New Policy Paradigms: Reinterpreting the Past and Creating the Present.  Presented at the Symposium ‘Bridging Policy and Research on Aging in Canada’ sponsored by Health Canada, Aylmer, Quebec, March

Penning M, Chappell N, Stephenson P, Rosenblood L and Tuokko H (1995) "Independence and Autonomy among Older Adults with Disabilities: The Role of  Formal Care Services, Informal Caregivers and Self Care" presented at the annual meetings of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Vancouver, B.C., October

Reports

McWilliam C, Gutman G, Penning M, Mutch B, Plouffe L, Stewart M, and Tamblyn R (2006. "Nation-wide knowledge translation to promote research on seniors’independence"  Pp. 75-78 In CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (Ed.). Evidence in Action, Acting on Evidence: A casebook of health services and policyresearch knowledge translation stories. Ottawa, Canada: Canadian Institutes of Healthresearch (CIHR).

Penning M, Chappell, N et al. (1998) "Independence among Older Adults withDisabilities: The Role of Formal Care Services, Informal Caregiving and Self-Care" Final report submitted to the National Health Research and Development Program (NHRDP),Health Canada (project no. 6610-2121-602).

Penning M, and Keating N (1998) "Partnerships, Patterns of Care and Seniors Independence: A Literature Synthesis"  Report submitted to the National ConsensusCommittee for the project: Creating Evidence-based Consensus on Health, Social andEconomic Issues Related to Seniors’ Independence, NHRDP, Health Canada, (project no.6606-6486-006).

Theses

Shaver J (1999) "Gender Differences in Physical Heath and Depression" MA, Sociology, University of Victoria

Scott V (2000) "Study of factors associated with fall-related injuries among older Canadians" PhD diss, Nursing, University of Victoria

Wolfe N (1998) "Title unknown" MA, Anthropology, University of Victoria.

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