Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar

Vancouver, Canada

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar

Vancouver, Canada
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Bendall C.L.,UBC | Bendall C.L.,Center for Heart Lung Innovation | Wilson D.M.,Center for Heart Lung Innovation | Frison K.R.,Center for Heart Lung Innovation | And 4 more authors.
Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy | Year: 2016

This article suggests a method for integrating the principles of Aboriginal knowledge translation (KT) in the implementation of a pilot for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) screening to improve current practice and provide health programming that is culturally sensitive and relevant. The elements of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research model guided a community informed design for the Lung Health Day that was planned with two communities of the Secwepemc Nation in British Columbia. By integrating the principles of Aboriginal KT, program implementation design can address the current disparities in respiratory care and management of COPD and improve the health status of First Nations patients.

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