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Athabasca University

Dr. Jennifer Knopp-Sihota NP Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University

Associate 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

Clinical Background

I have been a nurse practitioner (NP) for over 10 years in Alberta and practice clinically in acute care at the University of Alberta Hospital and in primary care with Health Canada.

Grants - Current

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)

Publications (Recent)

Knightly, R., Milan, S. J., Hughes, R., Knopp-Sihota, J. A., Rowe, B. H., Normansell, R., & Powell, C. Inhaled magnesium sulfate in the treatment of acute asthma. In press Cochrane Database Syst Rev.

Normansell, R., Knightly, R., Milan, S. J., Hughes, R., Knopp-Sihota, J. A., Rowe, B. H., & Powell, C. Inhaled magnesium sulfate in the treatment of acute asthma in children. In press Paediatr Respir Rev.

Hoben, M., Knopp-Sihota, J. A., Nesari, M., Chamberlain, S., Squires, J. E., Norton, P., Cummings, G. G., Stevens, B., & Estabrooks, C. A. How healthy are healthcare workers in Canadian nursing homes and pediatric hospitals? A cross-sectional study. In press CMAJ Open.

Hickin, S. L., White, S., & Knopp-Sihota, J. A. (2017). Delirium in the intensive care unit: A nursing perspective. Can J Crit Care Nurs, 28(2), 19-23.

Hickin, S. L., White, S., & Knopp-Sihota, J. A. (2017). Nurses’ knowledge and perception of delirium screening and assessment in the intensive care unit: Long-term effectiveness of an education-based knowledge translation intervention. Intensive Crit Care Nurs, 41(Aug), 43-49.

Dearing, J. W., Beacom, A. M., Chamberlain, S. A., Meng, J., Berta, W. B., Keefe, J. M., Squires, J. E., Doupe, M. B., Taylor, D., Reid, R. C., Cook, H., Cummings, G. G., Baumbusch, J. L., Knopp-Sihota, J., Norton, P. G., & Estabrooks, C. A. (2017). Pathways for best practice diffusion: The structure of informal relationships in Canada’s long term care sector. Implement Sci, 12(1), 11.

Knopp-Sihota, J. A., Patel, P., & Estabrooks, C. A. (2016). Interventions for the treatment of pain in nursing home residents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Med Dir Assoc, 17(12), 1163.e19-1163.e28.

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.

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