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Sara Ahmed

Sara Ahmed

Associate Professor; Chercheur régulier, C.R.I.R. (Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation) du Montréal métropolitain www.crir.ca

Building: Davis House 3654 Prom Sir-William-Osler

Office Room: D39

Mailing Address: 3654 prom Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, QC, Canada H3G 1Y5

Office Phone: 514-398-4400 ext 00531

Fax: 514-398-6360

SARA [dot] AHMED [at] MCGILL [dot] CA (Email)

Education: BSc (PT, McGill); MSc (Rehabilitation Medicine, McGill); PhD (Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill), Post-doctoral Studies (Clinical and Health Informatics, Medicine, McGill)


POTH 630 Measurement Rehabilitation 2
POTH 612 Advanced Research Methods
POTH 624 Masters Project

Research Description:

Dr. Ahmed conducts research aimed at improving health outcomes for individuals with chronic disease. Her research includes studies that 1) address the challenges of using patient reported outcomes (e.g. health-related quality of life, self-efficacy)  in chronic disease management programs, and the use of advanced psychometric approaches for improving the precision and efficiency of outcome evaluations, 2) develop and evaluate the impact of chronic disease computer-enabled self-management interventions integrated into electronic personal health records (e.g. web-based asthma and COPD self-management applications), and 3) knowledge exchange and transfer related to best practices for chronic disease management.

Research Keywords:

Chronic Disease Management, Health Outcome Assessment, Clinical Epidemiology, Population and Public Health / Preventive Medicine, Health Informatics, Health Services Research / Health Technology Assessment

Selected Publications:

Reeve BB, Wyrwich KW, Wu AW, Velikova G, Terwee CB, Snyder CF, Schwatrz C, Revicki DA, Moinpour CM, McLeod LD, Lyons JC, Lenderking WR, Hinds PS, Hays RD, Greenhalgh J, Gershon R, Feeny D, Fayers PM, Cella D, Brundage M, Ahmed S, Aaronson NK, Butt Z. (2013). ISOQOL recommends minimum standards for patient-reported outcome measures used in patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research. Quality of Life Research, 22(8):1889-905.

Gogovor A, Burnand B, Ahmed S, Montague T and Peytremann-Bridevaux I. (2012) Team effectiveness in patient health management: An overview of reviews. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 3(7):614-27.  

Ahmed S, Basch E et al. (2012) The use of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) within comparative effectiveness research: Implications for clinical practice and healthcare policy. Medical Care, 50:1060-70

Figueiredo S, Finch L, Mai JG, Ahmed S, Huang A and Mayo N. (2012) Nordic walking for geriatric rehabilitation: A randomized pilot trial. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(12):968-75

Petzold A, Korner-Bitensky N, Salbach NM, Ahmed S, Menon A and Ogourtsova T. (2012) Increasing knowledge of best practices in occupational therapists treating post-stroke unilateral spatial neglectL Results of a knowledge-translation intervention study. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 44(2):188-24.

Ahmed S, Bartlett S, Ernst P, Pare G et al. (2011) My Asthma Portal (MAP): The effect of a web-based chronic disease management system on asthma control and health-related quality of life. Trials, 12:160.

Ahmed S, Mayo N, Scott S, Kuspinar A and Schwartz C. (2011) Using latent trajectory analysis of residuals to detect response shift in general health among patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Quality of Life Research, 20(10):1555-60.

Poissant L, Ahmed S, Riopelle RJ, Rochette A, Lefebvre H and Radcliffe-Branch D. (2010) Synergizing expectation and execution for stroke communities of practice innovations. Implementation Science, 5:44

Ahmed S, Gogovor A, Kosseim M et al. (2010) Advancing the chronic care road map: A contemporary overview. Healthcare Quarterly, 13(3):72-9.

Montague T, Gogovor A, Krelenbaum M, Ahmed S, Miloff BE and Burnand B. (2009) Changing healthcare: Stakeholder perceptions of the burnden of chronica disease and the value of teams, measurements and communication. Healthcare Quarterly, 12(2):e1-e13.