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.

Hôpital Saint-Sacrement
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Centre d'excellence sur le vieillissement de Québec
Québec, Québec
Canada G1S 4L8

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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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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. 639-642, 2018, ISSN: 0008-4263.

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Bernier PJ, Gourdeau C, Carmichael PH, Beauchemin JP, Verreault R, Bouchard RW, Kroger E, Laforce R Jr

Validation and diagnostic accuracy of predictive curves for age-associated longitudinal cognitive decline in older adults.

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CMAJ, 189 (48), pp. E1472-E1480, 2017, ISSN: 0820-3946.

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Bujold M, Pluye P, Legare F, Haggerty J, Gore GC, Sherif RE, Poitras ME, Beaulieu MC, Beaulieu MD, Bush PL, Couturier Y, Debarges B, Gagnon J, Giguere A, Grad R, Granikov V, Goulet S, Hudon C, Kremer B, Kroger E, Kudrina I, Lebouche B, Loignon C, Lussier MT, Martello C, Nguyen Q, Pratt R, Rihoux B, Rosenberg E, Samson I, Senn N, Li Tang D, Tsujimoto M, Vedel I, Ventelou B, Wensing M, Participatory Review Team

Decisional needs assessment of patients with complex care needs in primary care: a participatory systematic mixed studies review protocol.

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BMJ Open, 7 (11), pp. e016400, 2017.

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Kroger E, Tatar O, Vedel I, Giguere AMC, Voyer P, Guillaumie L, Gregoire JP, Guenette L

Improving medication adherence among community-dwelling seniors with cognitive impairment: a systematic review of interventions.

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Int J Clin Pharm, 39 (4), pp. 641-656, 2017.

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Active 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
  • Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l'Université Laval (CERSSPL-UL), Subvention, Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l'Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - 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
  • 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 2018-12-31
  • Projet PEPS – Projet d’évaluation de la personnalisation des soins pharmaceutiques en soins de longue durée (SLD), Subvention, Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l'Université Laval, 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

Recently finished projects

  • Health impacts and characteristics of deprescribing interventions in older adults - a systematic review, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention sur la synthèse des connaissances, from 2016-04-01 to 2017-03-31
  • Major neurocognitive disorders in seniors and extended stays in acute care hospital while receiving alternate, inadequate care – a scoping review of the literature, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Consortium canadien en neurodégénérescence et vieillissement (CCNV), from 2017-06-26 to 2017-12-31
  • PEPS : Projet d'évaluation de la personnalisation des soins pharmaceutiques en soins de longue durée (SLD), Subvention, Fondation Hôpital de Baie-Saint-Paul, from 2017-06-07 to 2018-03-31
  • Que savons-nous de l’utilisation du cannabis pour soulager la douleur musculosquelettique? Une revue de portée de la littérature en préparation d'une demande de fonds, Subvention, Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l'Université Laval, from 2016-07-04 to 2018-01-31
  • Recherche pour un vieillissement actif dans la dignité (PEPS), Subvention, Fondation pour les Aînés et l’Innovation Sociale, from 2017-07-06 to 2018-03-31
  • Regroupement thématique - Soins et services de santé, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Réseaux thématiques de recherche, from 2016-04-01 to 2017-03-31
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