Sunnybrook Academic Family Health Team


In Press

Charles J, Naglie G, Lee J, Moineddin R, Jaglal S, Tierney MC. Self-report measures of well-being predict incident harm due to self neglect in cognitively impaired seniors who live alone. (Accepted for publication, Sept. 2014) Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. In Press.


Tierney MC, Naglie G, Upshur R, Jaakkimainen L, Moineddin R, Charles J, Ganguli M. Factors Associated WithPrimary Care Physicians’ Recognition of Cognitive Impairment in Their Older Patients. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders 2014 December; 28(4):320-325.

Tierney MC, Naglie G, Upshur R, Moineddin R, Charles J, Jaakkimainen R L. Feasibility and Validity of the Self-administered Computerized Assessment of Mild Cognitive Impairment With Older Primary Care Patients. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders 2014 December; 28(4):311-319.

Jaakkimainen RL, Bondy SJ, Parkovnick M, Barnsley J. How infectious disease outbreaks affect community-based primary care physicians: comparing the SARS and H1N1 epidemics. Canadian Family Physician. 2014 October; 60(10):917-925.

Butt DA, Tu K, Young J, Green D, Wang M, Ivers N, Jaakkimainen L, Lam R, Guttman M. A validation study of administrative data algorithms to identify patients with parkinsonism with prevalence and incidence trends. Neuroepidemiology. 2014;43(1):28-37.

Del Giudice ME, Vella ET, Hey A, Simunovic M, Harris W, Levitt C. Guideline for Referral of Patients with Suspected Colorectal Cancer by Family Physicians and Other Primary Care Providers. Canadian Family Physician 2014 August; 60(8):717-723.

Del Giudice ME, Young S-M, Vella ET, Ash M, Bansal P, Robinson A, Skrastins R, Ung Y, Zeldin R, Levitt C. Guideline for Referral of Patients with Suspected Lung Cancer by Family Physicians and Other Primary Care Providers. Canadian Family Physician 2014 August; 60(80):711-716.

Del Giudice ME, Vella ET, Hey A, Simunovic M, Harris W, Levitt C. A Systematic Review of Clinical Features Suspicious for Colorectal Cancer in Primary Care. Canadian Family Physician 2014 August; 60(80):e405-e415.

Del Giudice ME, Young S-M, Vella ET, Ash M, Bansal P, Robinson A, Skrastins R, Ung Y, Zeldin R, Levitt C. A Systematic Review of Guidelines for the Management of Suspicious Lung Cancer in Primary Care. Canadian Family Physician 2014 August; 60(8):e395-e404.

Chan W, Yun L, Austin PC, Jaakkimainen RL, Booth GL, Hux J, Rochon PA, Lipscombe LL. Impact of socio-economic status on breast cancer screening in women with diabetes: A population-based study. Diabetic Medicine. 2014 July; 31(7):806-812.

Gill A, Kuluski K, Jaakkimainen L, Naganathan G, Upshur R, Wodchis WP."Where do we go from here?" health system frustrations expressed by patients with multimorbidity, their caregivers and family physicians. Healthcare Policy 2014 May; 9(4):73-89.

Soeyonggo T, Locke J, Warde P, Alibhai S, Del Giudice ME, Fleshner N. National survey addressing the information needs of primary care physicians: side effect management of patients on androgen therapy. Canadian Urological Association Journal. 2014 March; 8(3-4):E227-E234.

Widdifeild J, Paterson JM, Bernatsky S, Tu K, Thorne JC, Ivers N, Butt D, Jaakkimainen RL, Gunraj N, Ahluwalia V, Bombardier C. Access to rheumatologists among patients with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis in a Canadian universal public healthcare system. BMJ Open. 2014; 4(1):e003888.

Widdifield J, Bombardier C, Bernatsky S, Paterson JM, Green D, Young J, Ivers N, Butt DA, Jaakkimainen RL, Thorne JC, Tu K. An administrative data validation study of the accuracy of algorithms for identifying rheumatoid arthritis: the influence of the reference standard on algorithm performance. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:216.

Lunsky Y, Balogh R, Sullivan WF, Jaakkimainen R L. Periodic health examinations for adults with developmental disabilities: are we doing enough? Canadian Family Physician. 2014 February; 60(2):109-110.

Tu K, Wang M., Jaakkimainen RL, Butt D, Ivers NM, Young J, Green D, Jetté N. Assessing the validity of using administrative data to identify patients with epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2014 February; 55(2):335-343.

Jaakkimainen L, Glazier R, Barnsley J, Salkeld E, Lu H, Tu K. Waiting to see the specialist: patient and provider characteristics of wait times from primary to specialty care. BMC Family Practice. 2014 January; 15:16.

Tu KR, Mitiku TF, Ivers NM, Guo HL, Lu H, Jaakkimainen L, Kavanagh DG, Lee DS, Tu JV. Evaluation of Electronic Medical Record Administrative Data Linked Database (EMRALD). American Journal of Managed Care. 2014 January; 21(1):E15-E21.

Yu, CH, Stacey D, Sale J, Hall S, Kaplan DM, Ivers N, Rezmovitz J, Leung FH, Shah BR, Straus SE. Designing and evaluating an interprofessional shared decision-making and goal setting decision aid for patients with diabetes in clinical care – Systematic decision aid development and study protocol. Implementation Science 2014 January; 9:16.


Tracy CS, Bell SH, Nickell LA, Charles J, Upshur RE. The IMPACT clinic: innovative model of interprofessional primary care for elderly patients with complex health care needs. Canadian Family Physician 2013;59(3):e148-e155.

Nathan PC, Daugherty CK, Wroblewski KE, Kigin ML, Stewart TV, Hlubocky FJ, Grunfeld E, Del Giudice ME, Ward LA, Galliher JM, Oeffinger KC, Henderson TO. Family physician preferences and knowledge gaps regarding the care of adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice 2013; 7(3):275-282.

Shachak A, Dow R, Barnsley J, Tu K, Domb S, Jadad AR, Lemieux-Charles L. User Manuals for a Primary Care Electronic Medical Record System: A Mixed-Methods Study of User- and Vendor-Generated Documents. Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on 2013; September; 56(3):194-209.

Kuluski K, Gill A, Naganathan G, Upshur R, Jaakkimainen RL, Wodchis WP. A qualitative descriptive study on the alignment of care goals between older persons with multi-morbidities, their family physicians and informal caregivers. BMC Family Practice 2013; 14: 133.

Tu K, Wang M, Young J, Jaakkimainen, Kapral MK. Validity of Administrative Data for Identifying Patients Who Have Had a Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack Using EMRALD as a Reference Standard. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2013; 29(11):1388-1394.

Cott CA, Tierney MC. Acceptable and unacceptable risk: balancing everyday risk by family members of older cognitively impaired adults who live alone. Health, Risk and Society 2013; 15(5):402-415.

Tierney MC, Ryan J, Ancelin ML, Moineddin R, Rankin S, Yao C, MacLusky NJ. Lifelong estrogen exposure and memory in older postmenopausal women. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 2013; 34(3):601-608.

Widdifield, J, Paterson, JM, Bernatsky, S, Tu, KR, Thorne, JC, Ahluwalia, V, Ivers, N, Butt, D, Jaakkimainen, RL, Tomlinson, G, Bombardier, C. The Rising Burden of Rheumatoid Arthritis Surpasses Rheumatology Supply in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2013; 104(7):E450-E455.


Garcia LJ, Hebert M, Kozak J, Senecal I, Slaughter SE, Aminzadeh F, Dalziel W, Charles J, Eliasziw M. Perceptions of family and staff on the role of the environment in long-term care homes for people with dementia. International Psychogeriatrics 2012; 24(5):753-765.

Thiruchselvam T, Naglie G, Moineddin R, Charles J, Orlando L, Jaglal S, Snow W, Tierney MC. Risk factors for medication nonadherence in older adults with cognitive impairment who live alone. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2012; 27(12):1275-1282

Grunfeld E, Moineddin R, Gunraj N, Del Giudice ME, Hodgson DC, Kwon JS, Elit L. Cancer screening practices of cancer survivors: population-based, longitudinal study. Canadian Family Physician 2012; 58(9):980-986.

Smith P, Hum S, Kakzanov V, Del Giudice ME, Heisey R. Physicians' attitudes and behaviours toward screening mammography in women 40 to 49 years of age. Canadian Family Physician 2012; 58(9):e508-513.

Durbin J, Barnsley J, Finlayson B, Jaakkimainen L, Lin E, Berta W, McMurray J. Quality of communication between primary health care and mental health care: an examination of referral and discharge letters. Journal of Behavioural Health Services Research 2012 October; 39(4):445-461.

Green ME, Hogg W, Savage C, Johnston, S, Russell G, Jaakkimainen RL, Glazier RH, Barnsley J, Birtwhistle R. Assessing methods for measurement of clinical outcomes and quality of care in primary care practices. BMC Health Services Research 2012; 12(1).

Jaakkimainen RL, Sood PR, Schultz SE. Office-based procedures among urban and rural family physicians in Ontario. Canadian Family Physician 2012; 58(10):e578-e587.

Jaakkimainen RL, Schultz SE, Glazier RH, Abrahams C, Verma S. Tracking family medicine graduates. Where do they go, what services do they provide and whom do they see? BMC Family Practice 2012; 13:26.

Brewster PW, McDowell I, Moineddin R, Tierney MC. Differential prediction of vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease in nondemented older adults within 5 years of initial testing. Alzheimers & Dementia 2012; 8(6):528-535.


Jacob BJ, Baxter NN, Moineddin R, Sutradhar R, Del Giudice L, Urbach DR. Social disparities in the use of colonoscopy by primary care physicians in Ontario. BMC Gastroenterology 2011;11: 102.

Lermer MA, Morra A, Moineddin R, Manson J, Blake J, Tierney MC. Somatic and affective anxiety symptoms and menopausal hot flashes. Menopause 2011; 18(2):129-132.

Greiver M, Barnsley J, Aliarzadeh B, Krueger P, Moineddin R, Butt DA, Dolabchian E, Jaakkimainen L, Keshavjee K, White D, Kaplan D. Using a data entry clerk to improve data quality in primary care electronic medical records: a pilot study. Informatics in Primary Care 2011; 19(4):241-250.

Jaakkimainen RL, Barnsley J, Klein-Geltink J, Kopp A, Glazier RH. Did changing primary care delivery models change performance? A population based study using health administrative data. BMC Family Practice 2011; 12.

Honarmand K, Tierney MC, O'Connor P, Feinstein A. Effects of cannabis on cognitive function in patients with multiple sclerosis. Neurology 2011;76(13):1153-60.

Schwartz D, Finch A, Tierney M, Hampson E, Narod S, Einstein G. Erratum: Estrogens and cognition in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers following prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy. Gender Medicine 2011; 8(1):56.


Allard J, Cosby R, Del Giudice ME, Irvine EJ, Morgan D, Tinmouth J. Gastroscopy following a positive fecal occult blood test and negative colonoscopy: Systematic review and guideline. Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology 2010; 24(2): 113-120.

Grunfeld E, Hodgson DC, Del Giudice ME, Moineddin R. Population-based longitudinal study of follow-up care for breast cancer survivors. Journal of Oncology Practice 2010; 6(4): 174-178.

Hodgson DC, Grunfeld E, Gunraj N, Del Giudice L. A population-based study of follow-up care for Hodgkin lymphoma survivors: Opportunities to improve surveillance for relapse and late effects. Cancer 2010;116(14):3417-3425.

Epp A, Larochelle A, Lovatsis D, Walter JE, Easton W, Farrell SA, Girouard L, Gupta C, Harvey MA, Robert M, Ross S, Schachter J, Schulz JA, Wilkie D, Ehman W, Domb S, Gagnon A, Hughes O, Konkin J, Lynch J, Marshall C. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. Recurrent urinary tract infection. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada 2010; November; 32(11):1082-1102.

Tierney MC, Moineddin R, McDowell I. Prediction of all-cause dementia using neuropsychological tests within 10 and 5 years of diagnosis in a community-based sample. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 2010; 22(4):1231-1240.

Tierney MC, Moineddin R, Morra A, Manson J, Blake J. Intensity of recreational physical activity throughout life and later life cognitive functioning in women. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 2010; 22(4):1331-1338.

Tierney MC, Lermer MA. Computerized cognitive assessment in primary care to identify patients with suspected cognitive impairment. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 2010; 20(3):823-832.


Del Giudice ME, Grunfeld E, Harvey BJ, Piliotis E, Verma S. Primary care physicians' views of routine follow-up of cancer survivors. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2009; 27(20):3338-3345.

Ritvo P, Myers R, Del Giudice ME, Pazsat L, Cotterchio M, Howlett R, Mai V, Brown P, Sullivan T, Rabeneck L. Fecal occult blood testing: people in Ontario are unaware of it and not ready for it. Canadian Family Physician 2009; 55(2):176-177.

Jaglal SB, Hawker G, Bansod V, Salbach NM, Zwarenstein M, Carroll J, Brooks D, Cameron C, Bogoch E, Jaakkimainen L, Kreder H. A demonstration project of a multi-component educational intervention to improve integrated post-fracture osteoporosis care in five rural communities in Ontario, Canada. Osteoporosis International 2009; 20(2):265-274.

Berta W, Barnsley J, Bloom J, Cockerill R, Davis D, Jaakkimainen L, Mior AM, Talbot Y, Vayda E. Enhancing continuity of information: essential components of consultation reports. Canadian Family Physician 2009; 55(6):624-625.

Tierney MC, Oh P, Moineddin R, Greenblatt EM, Snow WG, Fisher RH, Iazzetta J, Hyslop PS, MacLusky NJ. A randomized double-blind trial of the effects of hormone therapy on delayed verbal recall in older women. Psychoneuroendocrinology 2009; 34(7):1065-1074.


Berta W, Barnsley J, Bloom J, Cockerill R, Davis D, Jaakkimainen L, Mior AM, Talbot Y, Vayda E. Enhancing continuity of information: essential components of a referral document. Canadian Family Physician 2008; 54:1432-1433.e6.

Rhodes A, Bethell J, Jaakkimainen RL Thurlow J, Spence J, Links PS, Streiner DL. The impact of rural residence on medically serious medicinal self-poisonings. General Hospital Psychiatry 2008; 30(6):552-560.

Rhodes AE, Bethell J, Spence J, Links PS, Streiner DL, Jaakkimainen RL. Age-sex differences in medicinal self-poisonings. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2008; 43(8):642-652.

Ritvo P, Myers R, Del Giudice ML, Pazsat I, Campbell PT, Howlett RI, Mai V, Sullivan T, Tiro J, Rabeneck L. Factorial validity and invariance of a survey measuring psychosocial correlates of colorectal cancer screening in Ontario, Canada - A replication study. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 2008; 17(11):3278-3283.

Kulasingam S, Moineddin R, Lewis JE, Tierney MC. The validity of the Menopause Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire in older women. Maturitas 2008; 60(3-4):239-243.

McKye KA, Naglie G, Tierney MC, Jaglal SB. Comparison of Older Adults' and Occupational Therapists' awareness of functional abilities at discharge from rehabilitation with actual performance in the home. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics 2008; 27(3):229-244.