Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Alexandra Papaioannou


Professor, Department of Medicine, McMaster University

Past Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, McMaster University

Associate Member, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact,
McMaster University

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Academic Interests

Among Dr. Papaioannou’s areas of special interests in Geriatric Medicine are clinical epidemiology, osteoporosis and fractures, quality of life in the older population, pharmacotherapy in primary care for seniors and falls in the elderly.

Selected Publications

  1. Sawka AM, Boulos P, Beattie K, Papaioannou A, Gafni A, Cranney A, Hanley DA, Adachi JD, Papadimitropoulos EA, Thabane L. Hip protectors decrease hip fracture risk in elderly nursing home residents: a bayesian meta-analysis. J Clin Epidemiol 2007 Apr;60(4):336-44
  2. Sawka AM, Nixon M, Giangregorio LM, Thabane L, Adachi JD, Gafni A, Goeree R, Raina P, Ranford J, Papaioannou A. The use of hip protectors in long-term care facilities: A survey of nursing home staff. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2007;8:229-232. .
  3. Papaioannou A, Kennedy CC, Dolovich L, Lau E, Adachi JD. Patient Adherence with Osteoporosis Medications: Problems, Consequences and Management Strategies. Drugs Aging. 2007;24(1):37-55.
  4. Papaioannou A, Kennedy CC, Ioannidis G, brown JP, Pathak A, Hanley DA, Josse RJ, Sebaldt R, Olszynski WP, Tenenhouse A, Murray TM, Petrie A, Goldsmith CH, Adachi JD. Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life in Women with Vertebral Fractures. Osteoporosis Int, March 2006; 17(3):355-363.
  5. Papaioannou A, Parkinson W, Cook R, Ferko N, Coker E, Adachi JD. (2004) Prediction of falls using a risk assessment tool in the acute care setting. BMC Med Jan 21; 2(1):1.
  6. Papaioannou A, Ferko N. (2004) Cystic fibrosis and osteoporosis. SVB ACFCQ 28th Ed. 15-19.
  7. Papaioannou A, Giangregorio L. Kvern B, Boulos P, Ioannidis G, Adachi J.D. (2004) The Osteoporosis Care Gap in Canada. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 5(1):11.
  8. Papaioannou A, Ferko NC, Adachi JD, Watts N. (2004) Screening for Osteoporosis, Physician’s Information and Education Resource (PIER). American College of Internal Medicine – Electronic Web-based Decision Support Tool. Link
  9. Papaioannou A, Joseph L. Ioannidis G, Berger C, Anastassiades T, Brown JP, Hanley DA, Hopman W, Josse RG, Kirkland S, Murray TM, Olsynski WP, Pickard L, Prior JC, Siminoski K, Adachi JD. (2004) Risk Factors Associated with Incident Vertebral and Non-Vertebral Fractures in Postmenopausal Women: The Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos). Osteoporos Int (Epub ahead of print).
  10. Sawka A, Adachi JD, Papaioannou A, Thabane L, Ioannidis G, Davison S, Olsynski WP, Brown JP, Hanley DA, Murray T, Josse R, Sebaldt R, Petrie A, Tenenhouse A, Goldsmith C. (2004) Are There Differences Between Men and Women Prescribed Bisphophonate Therapy in Canadian Subspecialty Osteoporosis Practices? J Rheumatol 31:1993-1995.

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