Publications by authors named "Melissa C Brouwers"

78Publications

Directly Mailing gFOBT Kits to Previous Responders Being Recalled for Colorectal Cancer Screening Increases Participation.

J Can Assoc Gastroenterol 2020 Oct 18;3(5):197-203. Epub 2019 Oct 18.

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jcag/gwz012DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7464595PMC
October 2020

What to do with all the AGREEs? The AGREE portfolio of tools to support the guideline enterprise.

J Clin Epidemiol 2020 Sep 29;125:191-197. Epub 2020 May 29.

Department of Pediatrics, University of Antioquia, Calle 67 # 53-108, 050001 Medellin, Colombia; Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West, MML-417, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L6, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2020.05.025DOI Listing
September 2020

Clinical Practice Guidelines: Tools to Support High Quality Patient Care.

Semin Nucl Med 2019 03 10;49(2):145-152. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Program in Evidence-based Care, Cancer Care Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.semnuclmed.2018.11.001DOI Listing
March 2019

Variable participation of knowledge users in cancer health services research: results of a multiple case study.

BMC Med Res Methodol 2018 11 22;18(1):150. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 500 University Avenue, Fifth Floor, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12874-018-0593-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6249816PMC
November 2018

Uncertain times: A survey of Canadian women's perspectives toward mammography screening.

Prev Med 2018 07 18;112:209-215. Epub 2018 Apr 18.

Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, 711 Concession Street, Hamilton, Ontario L8V 1C3, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.04.021DOI Listing
July 2018

Guidelines to Limit Added Sugar Intake.

Ann Intern Med 2017 08;167(3):219-220

From McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/L17-0256DOI Listing
August 2017

Barriers, beliefs and practice patterns for breast cancer reconstruction: A provincial survey.

Breast 2017 Apr 28;32:60-65. Epub 2016 Dec 28.

Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2016.12.012DOI Listing
April 2017

Documenting coordination of cancer care between primary care providers and oncology specialists in Canada.

Can Fam Physician 2016 Oct;62(10):e616-e625

Head of Oncology Nursing and the Patient and Family Support Program at the Odette Cancer Centre of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing and Professor in the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5063788PMC
October 2016

Optimizing the language and format of guidelines to improve guideline uptake.

CMAJ 2016 Oct 18;188(14):E362-E368. Epub 2016 Apr 18.

Departments of Medicine (Gupta, Cheng, Connelly) and of Family and Community Medicine (Bhattacharrya), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Divisions of Respirology (Gupta) and Cardiology (Connelly), St. Michael's Hospital; Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital (Gupta, Rai, Connelly, Kastner), Toronto, Ont.; Department of Family and Community Medicine (Bhattacharrya), Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ont.; Division of Endocrinology (Cheng), Trillium Health Partners and St. Michael's Hospital; Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec (Boulet), Université Laval, Québec, Que.; Family Physician Airways Group of Canada (Kaplan), Richmond Hill, Ont.; Escarpment Cancer Research Institute (Brouwers), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont.; Division of Epidemiology (Kastner), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5047836PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.151102DOI Listing
October 2016

The AGREE Reporting Checklist: a tool to improve reporting of clinical practice guidelines.

BMJ 2016 Mar 8;352:i1152. Epub 2016 Mar 8.

McMaster University, Department of Oncology, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8S 4L8.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5118873PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1152DOI Listing
March 2016

Health systems guidance appraisal--a critical interpretive synthesis.

Implement Sci 2016 Jan 22;11. Epub 2016 Jan 22.

McMaster University, CRL-218, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4K1, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13012-016-0373-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4724139PMC
January 2016

Health system guidance appraisal--concept evaluation and usability testing.

Implement Sci 2016 Jan 5;11. Epub 2016 Jan 5.

McMaster University, CRL-218, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4K1, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13012-015-0365-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4700602PMC
January 2016

Primary Nerve Repair for Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Injury: A Meta-Analysis.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2015 Oct;136(4):765-79

Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario, Canada From the Division of Plastic Surgery and the Departments of Surgery, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Oncology, McMaster University; and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000001629DOI Listing
October 2015

When is good, good enough? Methodological pragmatism for sustainable guideline development.

Implement Sci 2015 Mar 6;10:28. Epub 2015 Mar 6.

McMaster University and the Escarpment Cancer Research Institute, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13012-015-0222-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4359406PMC
March 2015

The development of guideline implementation tools: a qualitative study.

CMAJ Open 2015 Jan-Mar;3(1):E127-33. Epub 2015 Jan 13.

Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20140064DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4382042PMC
April 2015

The quality of guidelines in pediatric surgery: can we all AGREE?

Pediatr Surg Int 2015 Jan 22;31(1):61-8. Epub 2014 Oct 22.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Alberta Children's Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, AB, T3B 6A8, Canada,

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January 2015

Increasing participation in colorectal cancer screening: results from a cluster randomized trial of directly mailed gFOBT kits to previous nonresponders.

Int J Cancer 2015 Mar 23;136(6):E697-703. Epub 2014 Sep 23.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ijc.29191
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March 2015

The AGREE Enterprise: a decade of advancing clinical practice guidelines.

Implement Sci 2014 Aug 15;9:103. Epub 2014 Aug 15.

Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Site, G Wing, Second Floor, Room 207, 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13012-014-0103-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4148001PMC
August 2014

A mixed methods approach to understand variation in lung cancer practice and the role of guidelines.

Implement Sci 2014 Mar 22;9(1):36. Epub 2014 Mar 22.

Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Juravinski Hospital Site, 1280 Main Street West, JHCC G207, L8S 4L8 Hamilton, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-9-36DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3998045PMC
March 2014

Development of trustworthy practice guidelines.

JAMA 2013 May;309(18):1890

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2013.3361DOI Listing
May 2013

Comparative effectiveness research paradigm: implications for systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines.

J Clin Oncol 2012 Dec 15;30(34):4202-7. Epub 2012 Oct 15.

Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1.

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http://ascopubs.org/doi/10.1200/JCO.2012.42.1644
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2012.42.1644DOI Listing
December 2012

The systematic review and bibliometric network analysis (SeBriNA) is a new method to contextualize evidence. Part 1: description.

J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Sep 27;65(9):1010-5. Epub 2012 Jun 27.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2012.03.009DOI Listing
September 2012

Application of the systematic review and bibliometric network analysis (SeBriNA) methodology contextualizes evidence. Part 2: rituximab for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Sep 27;65(9):996-1009. Epub 2012 Jun 27.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2012.03.008DOI Listing
September 2012

Physician self-audit: a scoping review.

J Contin Educ Health Prof 2011 ;31(4):258-64

CIHR New Investigator in Knowledge Translation, University of Toronto, Department of Surgery and Health Policy, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chp.20138DOI Listing
May 2012

Inventory of Cancer Guidelines: a tool to advance the guideline enterprise and improve the uptake of evidence.

Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 2011 Apr;11(2):151-61

Department of Oncology & Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1586/erp.11.11
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April 2011

How can we improve guideline use? A conceptual framework of implementability.

Implement Sci 2011 Mar 22;6:26. Epub 2011 Mar 22.

Departments of Surgery; and Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation; and Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-6-26DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3072935PMC
March 2011

Recruitment of multiple stakeholders to health services research: lessons from the front lines.

BMC Health Serv Res 2010 May 13;10:123. Epub 2010 May 13.

Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Henderson Site, 60 (G) Wing, 2nd Floor, 711 Concession Street, Hamilton, ON L8V 1C3, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-10-123DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2880290PMC
May 2010

A randomized trial to evaluate e-learning interventions designed to improve learner's performance, satisfaction, and self-efficacy with the AGREE II.

Implement Sci 2010 Apr 19;5:29. Epub 2010 Apr 19.

McMaster University, Department of Oncology and Department of Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-5-29DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2868048PMC
April 2010

Self-directed learning needs, patterns, and outcomes among general surgeons.

J Contin Educ Health Prof 2009 ;29(4):269-75

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chp.20046DOI Listing
April 2011

An exploration of how guideline developer capacity and guideline implementability influence implementation and adoption: study protocol.

Implement Sci 2009 Jul 2;4:36. Epub 2009 Jul 2.

Toronto General Research Institute, 200 Elizabeth Street, 13EN-235, Toronto, Ontario, M5G2C4, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-4-36DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3224968PMC
July 2009

Written informed consent and selection bias in observational studies using medical records: systematic review.

BMJ 2009 Mar 12;338:b866. Epub 2009 Mar 12.

Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4L8.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2769263PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b866DOI Listing
March 2009

Conference abstracts of a new oncology drug do not always lead to full publication: proceed with caution.

J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Jul 4;62(7):752-8. Epub 2009 Jan 4.

Program in Health Research Methodology, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2008.09.006DOI Listing
July 2009

American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guidelines: opportunities and challenges.

J Clin Oncol 2008 Aug;26(24):4022-6

American Society of Clinical Oncology, Alexandria, VA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2008.17.7139DOI Listing
August 2008

The Completeness of Reporting (CORE) index identifies important deficiencies in observational study conference abstracts.

J Clin Epidemiol 2008 Dec 3;61(12):1241-1249.e2. Epub 2008 Jul 3.

Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON; Program in Evidence-Based Care, Cancer Care Ontario, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2008.01.007DOI Listing
December 2008

Establishing a comprehensive continuum from an evidentiary base to policy development for health technologies: the Ontario experience.

Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2007 ;23(3):299-309

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0266462307070456DOI Listing
August 2007

The role of gemcitabine in the treatment of cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer: a systematic review.

Can J Gastroenterol 2005 Dec;19(12):711-6

Department of Oncology, University of Western Ontario, London.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2005/565479DOI Listing
December 2005

Evaluating the role of quality assessment of primary studies in systematic reviews of cancer practice guidelines.

BMC Med Res Methodol 2005 Feb 16;5(1). Epub 2005 Feb 16.

Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-5-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC553981PMC
February 2005

Clinicians' assessments of practice guidelines in oncology: the CAPGO survey.

Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2004 ;20(4):421-6

Cancer Care Ontario, Hamilton, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0266462304001308DOI Listing
January 2005

Adjuvant therapy for stage II colon cancer: a systematic review from the Cancer Care Ontario Program in evidence-based care's gastrointestinal cancer disease site group.

J Clin Oncol 2004 Aug 15;22(16):3395-407. Epub 2004 Jun 15.

Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1280 Main St W, T-27, 3rd Floor, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L8.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2004.03.087DOI Listing
August 2004

Keeping cancer guidelines current: results of a comprehensive prospective literature monitoring strategy for twenty clinical practice guidelines.

Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2003 ;19(4):646-55

Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0266462303000606DOI Listing
May 2004

Can surveying practitioners about their practices help identify priority clinical practice guideline topics?

BMC Health Serv Res 2003 Dec 19;3(1):23. Epub 2003 Dec 19.

Program in Evidence-based Care, Cancer Care Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-3-23DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC317341PMC
December 2003