Dr. Kröger is a research scientist at the Centre d’excellence sur le vieillissement de Québec (CEVQ) du CIUSSSCN and an adjunct professor at the Faculté de pharmacie de l’Université Laval and at the Department of Family Medicine of McGill University. A pharmacist and (pharmaco-) epidemiologist by training, Dr Kröger uses data from epidemiological cohort studies or from administrative data banks for her research. She also performs systematic, scoping or mixed methods knowledge syntheses. For over 10 years, she has been studying risk factors for dementia (Interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Seafood: mercury and dementia, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/(healthreport/seafood,-mercury,-and-dementia./7149328, ABC).

Dr. Kröger’s current research program focuses on the medication treatment of seniors affected by dementia. It aims at improving medication use and, more specifically, deprescribing medications of questionable benefit (http://pourvivreensante.com/est-ce-que-je-prends-trop-de-medicaments/). Since 2013, she has been leading intervention and evaluation studies in long-term care facilities to assess whether interdisciplinary knowledge exchange interventions, together with critical medication reviews based on validated criteria, are successful in deprescribing medications of questionable benefit and to decrease residents’ medication load.(« OptimaMed » and « PEPS » studies http://www.ciusss-capitalenationale.gouv.qc.ca/sites/default/files/medication_demence_severe_oct2015.pdf).

Furthermore, Dr. Kröger is an affiliated researcher at the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) where she collaborates in the surveillance of dementia and related diseases in the Quebec population (https://www.inspq.qc.ca/es/node/4223).She is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS) and a scientist member of the Ethics Research Board of the CIUSSSCN.

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Nafti M, Sirois C, Kroger E, Carmichael PH, Laurin D

Is Benzodiazepine Use Associated With the Risk of Dementia and Cognitive Impairment-Not Dementia in Older Persons? The Canadian Study of Health and Aging.

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Ann Pharmacother, pp. 1060028019882037, 2019, ISSN: 1060-0280.

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Sirois C, Domingues NS, Laroche ML, Zongo A, Lunghi C, Guenette L, Kroger E, Emond V

Polypharmacy Definitions for Multimorbid Older Adults Need Stronger Foundations to Guide Research, Clinical Practice and Public Health.

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Pharmacy (Basel), 7 (3), 2019, ISSN: 2226-4787.

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Medehouenou TCM, Ayotte P, Carmichael PH, Kroger E, Verreault R, Lindsay J, Dewailly E, Tyas SL, Bureau A, Laurin D

Exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides and risk of dementia, Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline in an older population: a prospective analysis from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging.

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Environ Health, 18 (1), pp. 57, 2019.

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Bilodeau G, Witteman H, Legare F, Lafontaine-Bruneau J, Voyer P, Kroger E, Tremblay MC, Giguere AMC

Reducing complexity of patient decision aids for community-based older adults with dementia and their caregivers: multiple case study of Decision Boxes.

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BMJ Open, 9 (5), pp. e027727, 2019.

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Kroger E, Simard M, Sirois MJ, Giroux M, Sirois C, Kouladjian-O'Donnell L, Reeve E, Hilmer S, Carmichael PH, Emond M

Is the Drug Burden Index Related to Declining Functional Status at Follow-up in Community-Dwelling Seniors Consulting for Minor Injuries? Results from the Canadian Emergency Team Initiative Cohort Study.

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Drugs Aging, 36 (1), pp. 73-83, 2019, ISSN: 1170-229X.

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Wilchesky M, Mueller G, Morin M, Marcotte M, Voyer P, Aubin M, Carmichael PH, Champoux N, Monette J, Giguere A, Durand P, Verreault R, Arcand M, Kroger E

The OptimaMed intervention to reduce inappropriate medications in nursing home residents with severe dementia: results from a quasi-experimental feasibility pilot study.

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BMC Geriatr, 18 (1), pp. 204, 2018.

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Giguere AMC, Lawani MA, Fortier-Brochu E, Carmichael PH, Legare F, Kroger E, Witteman HO, Voyer P, Caron D, Rodriguez C

Tailoring and evaluating an intervention to improve shared decision-making among seniors with dementia, their caregivers, and healthcare providers: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

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Trials, 19 (1), pp. 332, 2018.

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Poirier A, Voyer P, Legare F, Morin M, Witteman HO, Kroger E, Martineau B, Rodriguez C, Giguere AM

Caring for seniors living with dementia means caring for their caregivers too.

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Can J Public Health, 108 (5-6), pp. e639-e642, 2018, ISSN: 0008-4263.

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Verreault R, Arcand M, Misson L, Durand PJ, Kroger E, Aubin M, Savoie M, Hadjistavropoulos T, Kaasalainen S, Bedard A, Gregoire A, Carmichael PH

Quasi-experimental evaluation of a multifaceted intervention to improve quality of end-of-life care and quality of dying for patients with advanced dementia in long-term care institutions.

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Palliat Med, 32 (3), pp. 613-621, 2018, ISSN: 0269-2163.

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Simard M, Marcotte M, Pluye P, Sirois C, Champoux N, Arcand M, Verreault R, Wilchesky M, Voyer P, Giguère A, Kröger E

Attitudes et comportements des aînés et de leurs proches face à la polypharmacie et à la déprescription : une revue mixte de la littérature (Chapitre 13)

Book Chapter

M, Bujold; QN, Hong; V, Ridde; CJ, Bourque; MJ, Dogba; I, Vedel; P, Pluye (Ed.): Oser les défis des méthodes mixtes en sciences sociales et sciences de la santé, pp. 223-245, Montréal, QC, Association francophone pour le savoir, 2018, ISBN: 9782892451603.

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  • Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l'Université Laval (CERSSPL-UL), Subvention, CIUSSS - CN - Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l'ULaval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Institut sur le vieillissement et la participation sociale des aînés, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, Instituts reconnus, from 2002-06-01 to 2024-04-30
  • Le cannabis médical contre les douleurs musculosquelettiques chroniques: une étude aux méthodes mixtes sur les déterminants de l'usage parmi des patients et des médecins canadiens, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Programme de subvention Catalyseur, from 2019-03-01 to 2020-02-29
  • Phase Two of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Consortium canadien en neurodégénérescence et vieillissement (CCNV), from 2019-04-01 to 2024-03-31
  • Projet GPS: Évaluation de l'impact de la réorganisation du travail en Groupe de médecine de famille (GMF) sur la Pharmacothérapie et le Soutien à l'autonomie des personnes âgées ayant un trouble neuro-cognitif majeu, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Plateforme de financements de la recherche intersectorielle sur le vieillissement - Living Lab, from 2019-04-01 to 2022-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging - Full proposal, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Consortium canadien en neurodégénérescence et vieillissement (CCNV), from 2014-04-01 to 2019-03-31
  • Deprescribing inappropriate medication in residents suffering from severe dementia: OptimaMed long term care, a demonstration project, Subvention, Société Alzheimer du Canada, Subventions de recherche, from 2016-09-01 to 2019-08-31
  • Projet d'évaluation de la personnalisation des soins pharmaceutiques (PEPS) en centre d'hébergement de soins de longue durée (CHSLD), Subvention, Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, from 2018-05-11 to 2019-06-30
  • Projet PEPS – Projet d’évaluation de la personnalisation des soins pharmaceutiques en soins de longue durée (SLD), Subvention, CIUSSS - CN - Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l'ULaval, from 2017-07-01 to 2018-06-30
  • Team 11 Project : Prevention and Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms : Development of a cross-Canada network of long-term care facilities to study the prevention and treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Consortium canadien en neurodégénérescence et vieillissement (CCNV), from 2016-10-01 to 2019-03-31
  • Team 11: Reducing inappropriate use of antipsychotics by personalizing pharmaceutical care and optimal use of professional resources in long-term care: a controlled demonstration study (PEP) sub-project 11.F, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Consortium canadien en neurodégénérescence et vieillissement (CCNV), from 2018-02-09 to 2019-03-31
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