Dr. Jones research interests are patient health outcomes and health-related quality of life in chronic musculoskeletal conditions common in elderly patient populations. Using multiple methods, including patient surveys, clinical evaluation, performance measures, and administrative databases, Dr. Jones looks at functional, health-related quality of life (HRQL), and health services outcomes to determine how we can maximize successful outcomes with total joint arthroplasty, spinal stenosis and hip fracture. Her current core projects are in the following areas: 1) Patient-related outcomes, determinants of total hip and knee arthroplasties; 2) prognostic factors and outcomes of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis;and 3) factors affecting functional recovery and health related quality of life of hip fracture.
Funding for current research comes from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, University of Alberta, New Investigator Award from the CIHR (2006-2011) and AHFMR Population Health Investigator establishment grant (2007-2014).
Capital Health Orthopaedic Research Group
Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research
University of Alberta Evidence Practice-based Center