Recent Research Publications

January 2019

Babenko O, Mosewich A, Lee A, Koppula S. Association of physicians’ self-compassion with work engagement, exhaustion, and professional life satisfaction. Medical Sciences 2019; 7(2): 29.


Binczyk N, Babenko O, Schipper S, Ross S. Unexpected result of competency-based medical education: 9-year application trends to enhanced skills programs by family medicine residents at a single institution in Canada. Education for Primary Care 2019. doi: 10.1080/14739879.2019.1573108.


Wang Q, Jiang ZP, Yu EQ, Zeng J, Zhu Y, Cai HL, Yan M, Xiang DX, Zhao XL, Xu P, Jiao Z, Banh HL. Population pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetics of imatinib in Chinese patients with chronic myeloid leukemia. Pharmacogenomics 2019; Feb 15. doi: 10.2217/pgs-2018-0139. [Epub ahead of print]


Perry D, Orrantia E, Garrison S. Treating opioid use disorder in primary care. Canadian Family Physician 2019; 65(2): 117. [Tools for Practice]


Barber T, Sharif B, Teare S, Miller J, Shewchuk B, Green LA, Marlett N, Cibere J, Mrklas K, Wasylak T, Li LC, Campbell-Scherer D, Marshall DA. Qualitative study to elicit patients' and primary care physicians' perspectives on the use of a self-management mobile health application for knee osteoarthritis. BMJ Open 2019; 9(1): e024016.


Turgeon RD, Kolber MR, Loewen P, Ellis U, McCormack JP. Higher versus lower doses of ACE inhibitors, angiotensin-2 receptor blockers and beta-blockers in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: Systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One 2019;14(2): e0212907.

Davison SN, Tupala B, Wasylynuk BA, Siu V, Sinnarajah a, Triscott J. Recommendations for the care of patients receiving conservative kidney management: Focus on management of chronic kidney disease and symptoms. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2019; Feb 28. doi: 10.2215/CJN.10510917. [Epub ahead of print]

December 2018

Kolber MR, Olivier N, Babenko O, Torie R, Green L. Alberta Family Physician Electronic Endoscopy study: Quality of 1769 colonoscopies performed by rural Canadian family physicians. Canadian Family Physician 2018; 64(12): e553-e560.

Levy M, Koppula S, Brown JB. Transitioning to academia: Exploring the experience of new family medicine faculty members at the beginning of their academic careers. Canadian Family Physician 2018; 64(12): 907-913.

Luig T, Elwyn G, Anderson R, Campbell-Scherer DL. Facing obesity: Adapting the collaborative deliberation model to deal with a complex long-term problem. Patient Education and Counseling 2018. Sep 28. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2018.09.021. [Epub ahead of print]

Parmar J, Torti J, Brémault-Phillips S, Charles L, Chan K, Tian PG. Supporting family caregivers of seniors within acute and continuing care systems. Canadian Geriatrics Journal 2018; 21(4): 292-296.

Ting R, Dugré N,
Allan GM, Lindblad AJ. Ketogenic diet for weight loss. Canadian Family Physician 2018; 64(12): 906.

November 2018

Ding, M, Babenko, O, Koppula, S, Oswald, A, & White, J. (2018). Physicians as teachers and lifelong learners. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.

Binczyk, NM, Babenko, O, Schipper, S, & Ross, S. (2018). Reply to Underrepresented minorities and academic difficulty during family medicine residency: No association? Family Medicine, 50(10),

Babenko, O, Abraham, J, & Koppula, S (2018). A motivational perspective on physician professional loneliness. [Invited commentary]. Annals of Family Medicine

Schneider KJ, Nettel-Aguirre, A, Palacios-Derflingher L, Mrazik M, Brooks BL, Woollings K, Blake T,  McKay C, Lebrun C, Barlow K, Taylor K, Lemke N, Meeuwisse WH, Emery CA (2018). Concussion Burden, Recovery, and risk factors in elite youth ice hockey players. Clin J Sport Med, 2018;00:1–8

October 2018

Kimminau KS, Jernigan C, LeMaster J, Aaronson LS, Christopher M, Ahmed S, Boivin A, DeFino M, Greenlee R, Salvalaggio G, Hendricks D, Herbert C, Mabachi NM, Macaulay A, Westfall JM, Waitman LR. Patient vs. community engagement: Emerging issues. Medical Care 2018; 56(10 Suppl 1): S53-S57.

Rochon PA, Gruneir A, Bell CM2, Savage R, Gill SS, Wu W, Giannakeas V, Stall NM, Seitz DP, Normand SL, Zhu L, Herrmann N, McCarthy L, Faulkner C, Gurwitz JH, Austin PC, Bronskill SE. Comparison of prescribing practices for older adults treated by female versus male physicians: A retrospective cohort study. PLoS One 2018; 13(10): e0205524.

Schneider KJ, Nettel-Aguirre A, Palacios-Derflingher L, Mrazik M, Brooks BL, Woollings K, Blake T, McKay C, Lebrun C, Barlow K, Taylor K, Lemke N, Meeuwisse WH, Emery CA. Concussion burden, recovery, and risk factors in elite youth ice hockey players. Clin J Sport Med 2018; Oct 8. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000673. [Epub ahead of print]

Shankar J, Nicholas D, Mrazik M, Waugh E, Tan S, Zulla R, Urichuk L, Paranica S. Transition from pediatric to adult services: Challenges for family caregivers of young adults with traumatic brain injury. Sage Open 2018; 8(4): 1-14.

Yang P, Korownyk C. Continuous positive airway pressure. Canadian Family Physician 2018; 64(10): 745.

September 2018

Reyes RR, Parker G, Garies S, Dolan C, Gerber S, Burton B, Burton T, Brockmann J, Miyagishima R, Drummond N. Team-based co-management of diabetes in rural primary care. Canadian Family Physician. 2018; 64(8): e346-e353.

Mitra G, Gowans M, Wright B, Brenneis F, Scott I. Predictors of rural family medicine practice in Canada. Canadian Family Physician 2018; 64(8): 588-596.

Brémault-Phillips S, Pike A, Charles L, Roduta-Roberts M, Mitra A, Friesen S, Moulton L, Parmar J. Facilitating implementation of the Decision-Making Capacity Assessment (DMCA) Model: Senior leadership perspectives on the use of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) Model and frameworks. BMC Research Notes 2018; 11(1): 607.

Montesanti S, Robinson-Vollman A, Green LA. Designing a framework for primary health care research in Canada: A scoping literature review. BMC Family Practice. 2018; 19(1):144.

Konkin DJ, Myhre D. Attending to relationships: a necessary evolution in the clerkship. Medical Education. 2018; 52(8): 780-782.

Luig T, Anderson R, Sharma AM, Campbell-Scherer DL. Personalizing obesity assessment and care planning in primary care: patient experience and outcomes in everyday life and health. Clinical Obesity. 2018.

Luig T, Elwyn G, Anderson R, Campbell-Scherer DL. Facing obesity: adapting the collaborative deliberation model to deal with a complex long-term problem. Patient Education and Counseling. 2018.

August 2018

Ambagtsheer RC, Beilby J, Dabravolskaj J, Abbasi M, Archibald MM, Dent E. (2018). Application of an electronic Frailty Index in Australian primary care: data quality and feasibility assessment. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30132204.

Abbasi M, Rolfson D, Khera AS, Dabravolskaj J, Dent E, Xia L. (2018). Identification and management of frailty in the primary care setting. CMAJ 190(38):E1134-E1140.

Gruneir A, Fung K, Fischer HD, Bronskill SE, Panjwani D, Bell CM, Dhalla I, Rochon PA, Anderson G. (2018). Care setting and 30-day hospital readmissions among older adults: a population-based cohort study. CMAJ 190(38):E1124-E1133.

July 2018

Charles L, Parmar J, Dobbs BM, Brémault-Phillips S, Babenko O, Tian P. Decision-making capacity assessment (DMCA) training for physicians. Innovation in Aging 2017; 1(suppl 1): 203. [Abstract]

Charles L
, Parmar J, Brémault-Phillips S, Dobbs BM, Sacrey L, Sluggett B. Decision-making capacity assessment education for physicians: Current state and future directions. Innovation in Aging 2017; 1(suppl 1): 203. [Abstract]

Parmar J. Review if facilitating and constraining influences on family caregiving in longterm care. Innovation in Aging 2017; 1(suppl 1): 808. [Abstract]

Wodchis W, Gruneir A, Thavorn K, Lane NE, Kone A, Bronskill S, Maxwell CJ. Health care outcomes for people with multiple chronic conditions in Ontario, Canada. Innovation in Aging 2017; 1(suppl 1): 1044. [Abstract]

Dickinson JA, Pimlott N, Grad R, Singh H, Szafran O, Wilson BJ, Groulx S, Thériault G, Bell NR. Screening: when things go wrong.Canadian Family Physician 2018; 64(7): 502-508. [Prevention in Practice]

Oandasan IF, Archibald D, Authier L, Lawrence K, McEwen LA, Mackay MP, Parkkari M, Ross S, Slade S. Future practice of comprehensive care: Practice intentions of exiting family medicine residents in Canada. Canadian Family Physician 2018; 64(7): 520-528.

Rochon PA, Gruneir A, Gill SS, Wu W, Zhu L, Herrmann N, Bell CM, Austin PC, Stall NM, McCarthy L, Giannakeas V, Alberga A, Seitz DP, Normand SL, Gurwitz JH, Bronskill SE. Initial cholinesterase inhibitor therapy dose and serious events in older women and men. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2018. July 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Myhre D, Szafran O, Schipper S, Dickinson J, Janke F. Scope of practice of family medicine graduates who completed rural vs urban program. Rural and Remote Health 2018; 18(3): 4514.

McDonald T, Seidel JE, Patel AB, Zhu H, Bailey AL, McBrien KA, Green LA. High-volume general practitioners in Alberta: A descriptive analysis. CMAJ Open 2018; 6(3): E254-E260.

Gruneir A, Cigsar C, Wang X, Newman A, Bronskill SE, Anderson GM, Rochon PA. Repeat emergency department visits by nursing home residents: A cohort study using health administrative data. BMC Geriatrics 2018; 18: 157.

Besney JD, Angel C, Pyne D, Martell R, Keenan L, Ahmed R. Addressing women's unmet health care needs in a Canadian Remand Center: Catalyst for Improved Health? Journal of Correctional Health Care 2018; 24(3): 276-294.

Sturgiss E, Madigan CD, Klein D, Elmitt N, Douglas K. Metabolic syndrome and weight management programs in primary care: A comparison of three international healthcare systems.

Simone K, Ahmed RA, Konkin J, Campbell S, Hartling L, Oswald AE. What are the features of targeted or system-wide initiatives that affect diversity in health professions trainees? A BEME systematic review: BEME Guide No. 50. Medical Teacher 2018. Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Lindblad AJ, Korownyk C. Comparison of five major guidelines for statin use in primary prevention. Annals of Internal Medicine 2018; 169(1): 66-67. [letter]

Mountjoy M, Sundgot-Borgen J, Burke L, Ackerman KE, Blauwet C, Constantini N, Lebrun C, Lundy B, Melin A, Meyer N, Sherman R, Tenforde AS, Torstveit MK, Budgett R. International Olympic Committee (IOC) consensus statement on relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S): 2018 update. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 2018; 28(4): 316-331.

Ellaway RH, Mackay MP, Lee S, Hofmeister M, Malin G, Archibald D, Lawrence K, Dogba J, Côté L, Ross S. The Impact of a National Competency-Based Medical Education Initiative in Family Medicine. Academic Medicine 2018. July 31. [Epub ahead of print]

Duggleby W, Ploeg J, McAiney C, Peacock S, Fisher K, Ghosh S, Markle-Reid M, Swindle J, Williams A, Triscott JA, Forbes D, Jovel Ruiz K. Web-based intervention for family carers of persons with dementia and multiple chronic conditions (My Tools 4 Care): Pragmatic randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2018; 20(6): e10484.


April 2018 

Perry D, Kolber MR, Korownyk C, Lindblad AJ, Ramji J, Ton J and Allan GM. (2018). Top studies relevant to primary care practice. Canadian Family Physician 64(4): 280-285.

Howard M, Bernard C, Klein D, Elston D, Tan A, Slaven M, Barwich D, You JJ, Heyland DK. (2018). Barriers to and enablers of advance care planning with patients in primary care: Survey of health care providers. Canadian Family Physician 64(4): e190-e198.

Bester K, Ton J, Korownyk C. (2018). Sulfonylurea treatment in type 2 diabetes. Canadian Family Physician 64(4): 295. [Tools for Practice]

Kolber MRRoss S. (2018). Skills, practice Patterns, and knowledge of Canadian family physician endoscopists. Family Medicine 50(3): 212-216. doi: 10.22454/FamMed.2018.877757

Babenko O, Oswald A. (2018). The roles of basic psychological needs, self-compassion, and self-efficacy in the development of mastery goals among medical students. Medical Teacher, Mar 1: 1-4. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1442564. [Epub ahead of print]

Fenwick PH, Jeejeebhoy K, Dhaliwal R, Royall D, Brauer P, Tremblay A, Klein D, Mutch DM. (2018). Lifestyle genomics and the metabolic syndrome: A review of genetic variants that influence response to diet and exercise interventions. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition; Feb 5: 1-12. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2018.1437022. [Epub ahead of print]

Batchelor B, Janke F, Geller B. (2018). A step in the right direction: Continuous mentorship programs as part of a multidimensional credentialing and privileging process for rural surgery and obstetrics. Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine 12(2): 58-59.

Barker LC, Gruneir A, Fung K, Herrmann N, Kurdyak P, Lin E, Rochon PA, Seitz D, Taylor VH, Vigod SN.(2018). Predicting psychiatric readmission: Sex-specific models to predict 30-day readmission following acute psychiatric hospitalization. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 53(2): 139-149. DOI:10.1007/s00127-017-1450-5

March 2018


Mullan A, Hamza D, Ross S(2018, March). Integrating elements of observable behaviour into an effective progress report to make high stakes decisions on resident competence (2018, March). Poster presented at the 63rd Annual Scientific Assembly of the Alberta College of Family Physicians, March 2, Banff, ABThis poster received 1st Place Reviewer’s Choice Award!


Ding, M., Babenko, O., Koppula, S., Oswald, A., & White, J. (2018, March). Physicians as teachers and lifelong learners: The roles of basic psychological need satisfaction and involvement in clinical  teaching. Poster presented at the 63rd Annual Scientific Assembly of the Alberta College of Family Physicians, March 2, Banff, AB, Canada. This poster received the 3rd Place Reviewer’s Choice Award!



Kostov, S., Koppula, S., & Babenko, O. (2018). Gender differences in women’s health and maternity care training: A scoping reviewAMEE MedEdPublish. Themed Issue: Diversity in Medical Education. doi: 10.15694/mep.2018.0000050.1

Babenko, O., Szafran, O., Koppula, S., & Au, L. (2018). Motivations for learning of family medicine residents trained in competency-based educationEducation for Primary Care, 29(2), 86-93. DOI:10.1080/14739879.2017.1362666

Babenko, O., & Oswald, A. (2018). The roles of basic psychological needs, self-compassion, and self-efficacy in the development of mastery goals among medical students. Medical Teacher. Online first, doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1442564

McAlister FA, Bakal JA, Green L, Bahler B, Lewanczuk R. (2018). The effect of provider affiliation with a primary care network on emergency department visits and hospital admissions. CMAJ, 190: E276-284.  DOI:

Bell NR, Dickinson JA, Grad R, Singh H, Kasperavicius D, Thombs BD. (2018). Understanding and communicating risk: Measures of outcome and the magnitude of benefits and harms. Canadian Family Physician 2018; 64: 181-185. [Prevention in Practice]

Perry D, Lindblad AJ, Islam B, Korownyk C. Benefits of early peanut introduction. (2018). Canadian Family Physician, 64: 201. [Tools for Practice]


Binczyk NM,  Babenko O, Schipper S,  Ross S. (2018). Common factors among family medicine residents who encounter difficultyFamily Medicine. 50(4):300-303.
doi: 10.22454/FamMed.2018.912108


Garcia-Rodriguez JA, Dickinson JA, Perez G, Ross D, Au L, Ross S, Babenko O, Johnston I. (2018). Procedural knowledge and skills of residents entering Canadian family medicine programs in AlbertaFamily Medicine, 50: 10-21. doi: 10.22454/FamMed.2018.968199