Celebrating Interprofessional Research at PHC

Apr 12, 2018 | News

In the photo, L to R: Sarah Cochrane, NP (team leader); Alexandria Palacol, RN; D. Faris (peer member); Skye Barbic (mentor); and Adelena Leon.In the photo, L to R: Sarah Cochrane, NP (team leader); Alexandria Palacol, RN; D. Faris (peer member); Skye Barbic (mentor); and Adelena Leon.

On April 6, 12 teams funded in the 2016 Practice-Based Research Challenge presented their research findings in a public forum, attended by PHC leaders, donors to the Research Challenge, mentors for the teams and others interested in research.

Among those presenting was an interdisciplinary team led by Nurse Practitioner Sarah Cochrane (pictured here with her team-mates and mentor) whose project “Experiences of Trauma-sensitive Yoga among Inner-City Youth” took place at PHC’s Foundry Clinic on Granville St, which works to connect inner-city youth with wellness. Sarah and her team found that in addition to observing significant changes in three of four Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), the qualitative data affirmed that participants perceived meaningful benefits from attending the yoga program.

One study participant noted, “I think it’s affected my mental health greatly because I use the breathing technique when I’m out and about and it helps my anxiety. It’s helped my depression. When I’m upset, I will do the same thing. I will sit in a seated position and breathe. I mainly use the breathing technique and the seating position. It’s just affected me very positively.” Kudos to Sarah and the other 11 teams who stepped up to the challenge of conducting practice-based research to support patient care improvements across PHC!

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