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Athabasca University

Dr. Jennifer Knopp-Sihota Ph.D. NP

Assistant Professor

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Academic Appointments

2007 – Present: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University

2013 – Present: Assistant Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta

Education

  • PhD (2012), Faculty of Nursing University of Alberta
  • MN (2001), Faculty of Nursing, University Of Alberta
  • BScN (1996), Faculty of Nursing University of Alberta

Research Interests

  • Chronic disease
  • Dementia
  • End of life care
  • Health services delivery
  • Knowledge translation
  • Older adult’s / nursing homes
  • Quality of care / Quality improvement
  • Systematic reviews
  • Quantitative methods

Clinical Background

I have been a licensed nurse practitioner (NP) for over 10 years in Alberta and practice clinically one day a week as a NP in acute care at the University of Alberta Hospital and in primary care with First Nations and Inuit Health Branch in Alberta.

Grants - Received


2016 – 2019

CIHR: Project Scheme. Safer Care for Older People in (residential) Environments (SCOPE). PI: Wagg, A. S., Estabrooks, C. A.(Co-Is): Andersen, E., Anderson, M., Anderson, R., Baumbusch, J., Berta, W. B., Clement, F., Cranley, L., Cummings, G., Dearing, J., Doupe, M., Ginsburg, L., Holroyd-Leduc, J., Keefe, J., Knopp-Sihota, J., Lanham, H., McGregor, M., Norton, P., Profetto-McGrath, J., Reid, C., Senthilselvan, S., Smith, M., Squires, J., Collaborators: Anderson, C., Collins, M., Dewar, L., Dacombe Dewar, L., Forbes, H., Kozak-Campbell, C., Lamont, L., McKenzie, I., Mansell, L., McLeod, D., Regier, C., Risling, E., Taylor, D., Thompson, G., Trinidad, G., Schultz, M. ($1,195,000).


2015 – 2017

Alzheimer’s Society of Canada: Alzheimer Society Research Program. Improving Assessment of Pain in Nursing Home Residents with Moderate to Severe Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. Knopp-Sihota, J. A. (PI), Estabrooks, C. A., Squires, J. E., Hoben, M., Poss, J. ($120,000)


2014 – 2017

CIHR: Partnerships for Health System Improvement. Advice Seeking Networks in Long Term Care. Estabrooks, C. A. (PI), (PKUs): Cook, H., McLeod, D., (Co-PIs): Baumbusch, J., Doupe, M., Keefe, J., Wagg, A., (Co-Is): Berta, W., Cranley, L., Cummings, G., Dearing, J., Ginsburg, L., Knopp-Sihota, J., McGregor, M., Norton, P., Profetto-McGrath, J., Reid, C., Squires, J., Teare, G., Thompson, G., (KUs): Anderson, C., Anderson, M., Bloemink, K., Boudreau, D., Collins, M., Dacombe Dewar, L., Davidson, H., Dill, D., Forbes, H., Lamont, L., Mansell, L., McBain, K., Risling, E., Schalm, C., Taylor, D., Trinidad, G., (Collab): Compton, G., Hall, J., Hayduk, L., Lai, V., Leach, T., MacDougall, A., Maisey, S., Nicklin W., Schutz, M., Senthilselvan, A., Sketris, I., Waddleton, D. ($615,000)


Publications

Knopp-Sihota, J. A., Patel, P., & Estabrooks, C. A. (in press). Interventions for the treatment of pain in nursing home residents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Med Dir Assoc.

Hickin, S. L., White, S., & Knopp-Sihota, J. A. (in press). Delirium in the intensive care unit: A nursing perspective. Can J Crit Care Nurs.

Estabrooks, C. A., Knopp-Sihota, J. A., Cummings, G. G., & Norton, P. G. (2016). Making research results relevant and useable: Presenting complex organizational context data to non-research stakeholders in the nursing home setting. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs, 13(4), 270–276.

Hoben, M., Chamberlain, S. A., Knopp-Sihota, J. A., Poss, J. W., Thompson, G. N., &Estabrooks, C. A. (2016). Impact of symptoms and care practices on nursing home residents at the end of life: A rating by front-line care providers. J Am Med Dir Assoc, 17(2), 155-161.

Knopp-Sihota, J. A., Niehaus, L., Squires, J. E., Norton, P. G., & Estabrooks, C. A. (2015). Factors associated with rushed and missed resident care in western Canadian nursing homes: A cross sectional survey of healthcare aides. J Clin Nurs, 24(19-20), 2815-2825.

Knopp-Sihota, J. A., Cummings, G. G., Homik, J., & Voaklander, D. (2014). Dementia diagnosis and osteoporosis treatment propensity: A population-based nested case-control study. Geriatr Gerontol Int, 14(1), 121-129.

Lunny, S., Fraser, S., & Knopp-Sihota, J. A. (2014). Physical trauma and risk of multiple sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. J Neurol Sci, 336(1), 13-23.

Estabrooks, C. A., Knopp-Sihota, J. A., & Norton, P. G. (2013). Practice sensitive quality indicators in MDS-RAI 2.0 nursing home data. BMC Res Notes, 6(1), 460.

Lunny, S., Knopp-Sihota, J. A., & Fraser, S. (2013). Surgery and risk for multiple sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of case control studies. BMC Neurol, 13, 41. doi:10.1186/1471-2377-13-41.

Knopp-Sihota, J. A., Cummings, G. G., Homik, J., & Voaklander, D. (2013). The association between serious upper gastrointestinal bleeding and incident bisphosphonate use: A population-based nested cohort study. BMC Geriatr, 13, 3. doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-13-36.

Powell, C., Dwan, K., Milan, S. J., Beasley, R., Hughes, R., Knopp-Sihota, J. A., & Rowe B. H. (2012). Inhaled magnesium sulfate in the treatment of acute asthma. Cochrane Database of Sys Rev, (4).

Knopp-Sihota, J. A., Newburn-Cook, C. V., Homik, J., Cummings, G. G., & Voaklander, D. (2012). Calcitonin for treating acute and chronic pain of recent and remote osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Osteoporos Int, 23(1), 17-38.

Knopp-Sihota, J. A., Newburn-Cook, C. V., Cummings, G. G., Homik, J., & Voaklander, D. (2011). The association between older age, co-morbidity, and treatment status of incident osteoporotic fractures: A population-based nested cohort study. Osteoporos Int, 22(Suppl 2): S424.

Knopp-Sihota, J. (2010). Calcitonin for treating acute and chronic pain of recent and remote osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures:  A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Dens, 13(1), 123. 

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