Quebec Practice-Based Research Network of Laval University / Réseau de recherche axé sur les pratiques en première ligne Universite Laval

Registered: 
July 17, 2014
Acronym: 
QPBRN / RRAPPL
City: 
Québec, Canada
State: 
International
Main Phone: 
418 525 4444 # 53701
Network Director: 
France Légaré
Lilianne Bordeleau
Network Member: 
Isabelle Samson
Network Member Role: 
Coordinator
Geographic Coverage: 
State-wide
Founded: 
2014
Network Category: 
International
Network Type: 
Family Medicine Network (at least 75% are Family Medicine Clinicians)
Mission Statement: 

The mission of the Université Laval practice-based research network is to collaboratively address the clinical issues raised by clinicians and patients in primary care using scientific methods with the goal of producing and applying knowledge that will have an immediate impact on practice improvement and thus on patient and community health. To fulfil this vision and mission we will:

  • Conduct a broad range of collaborative community-based primary care research projects
  • Translate the knowledge produced into practice and develop new directions for inquiry
  • Encourage clinician involvement and increase research capacity in primary care research in the university hospitals
  • Promote collaboration among clinicians, researchers, staff and patients
  • Act as a resource for all practices in the network.
Current or Past Research Interests: 
Arthritis and other non-traumatic joint disease (muscle, bone, joint conditions)
Behavioral health
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease including stroke and HTN
Care transitions
Children's health issues
Chronic pain
Comparative effectiveness research on improving health care systems and/or patient experiences
Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease
Health literacy
Medication management
Obesity, physical activity and / or diet and nutrition
Population health
Pregnancy and childbirth including preterm birth
Women's health issues
Current or Past Research Interests Comments: 
Cancer: Palliative and end-of-life care initiative; Children's health issues: Antibiotherapy; Women's health issues: hormonotherapy for menopausal women
Approximate Number of PBRN Member Licensed Clinicians: 
279
Approximate Number of Practices or Clinics: 
12
Approximate Number of Patients: 
96250