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NCCMT Spotlight Webinar: McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

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Interested in easy-to-understand, evidence-based information on healthy aging?

Do you promote healthy aging or advocate for seniors' issues in your work? Are you involved in developing legislation, policies, programs or services for older adults? Are you looking for evidence-based health information for self-management in older patients? The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal can help.

This online database and knowledge sharing portal is part of the Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative.

How can the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal help you?

The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal is a free and easy-to-use website that gives you access to high-quality information to help you age well. Many other online resources offer healthy aging information. What sets the Portal apart from the crowd is its emphasis on providing only the best evidence, and telling you why it’s considered the best. The Portal filters out the noise and makes it easy to understand how evidence-based information can help you — whether you’re a citizen, a clinician, a public health professional or a policymaker.

•Content is drawn from three internationally-recognized sources for public health, clinical and policymaking evidence on aging issues.
•Blog posts, web resource ratings and evidence summaries provide quick and easy-to-read ‘bottom line’ messages, translating the evidence into formats that are easily understood by a wide audience.
•Tailored email alerts, Facebook and @Mac_AgingNews Twitter updates deliver the latest research evidence on headline topics directly to readers.

To see the summary statement of this tool developed by NCCMT, click here: http://www.nccmt.ca/resources/search/244

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada and affiliated with McMaster University. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

NCCMT is one of six National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health. The Centres promote and improve the use of scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen public health practices and policies in Canada.

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NCCMT Spotlight Webinar: McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

  1. 1. Follow us @nccmt Suivez-nous @ccnmo Funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada | Affiliated with McMaster University The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada. McMaster Optimal Aging Portal Presenters: Susannah Watson, M.A. Stephanie Venator-Paul September 12, 2016 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET
  2. 2. Follow us @nccmt Suivez-nous @ccnmo 2 Housekeeping Use Q&A to post comments / questions during the webinar • ‘Send’ questions to All (not privately to ‘Host’) Connection issues • Recommend using a wired Internet connection (vs. wireless) • WebEx 24/7 help line • 1-866-229-3239 Participant Side Panel in WebEx Q&A
  3. 3. Follow us @nccmt Suivez-nous @ccnmo 3 After Today The PowerPoint presentation (in English and French) and English audio recording will be made available. These resources are available at: PowerPoint: http://www.slideshare.net/NCCMT/ Audio Recording: https://www.youtube.com/user/nccmt/videos
  4. 4. Follow us @nccmt Suivez-nous @ccnmo 4 Poll Question #1 How many people are watching today’s session with you? A. Just me B. 1 to 3 C. 4 to 5 D. 6-10 E. >10
  5. 5. Follow us @nccmt Suivez-nous @ccnmo Your profession? Put a √ on your answer (or RSVP via email) / Epidemiologist Management (director, supervisor, etc.) Allied health professionals (nurse, dietician, dental hygenist, etc.) Librarian Physician / Dentist Other 5
  6. 6. Follow us @nccmt Suivez-nous @ccnmo McMaster Optimal Aging Portal http://www.nccmt.ca/resources/search/244 Episode 27 6
  7. 7. NCC Infectious Diseases Winnipeg, MB NCC Methods and Tools Hamilton, ON NCC Healthy Public Policy Montreal, QC NCC Determinants of Health Antigonish, NS NCC Aboriginal Health Prince George, BC NCC Environmental Health Vancouver, BC 7
  8. 8. Registry of Methods and Tools Online Learning Opportunities WorkshopsMultimedia Public Health+ Networking and Outreach NCCMT Products and Services 8
  9. 9. Follow us @nccmt Suivez-nous @ccnmo 9 Poll Question #2 How familiar are you with the method or tool we are discussing today? A. I am not familiar with the method or tool B. I have heard of the method or tool C. I have used the method or tool
  10. 10. Follow us @nccmt Suivez-nous @ccnmo 10 Presenters Susannah Watson Project Coordinator Health Evidence McMaster University Stephanie Venator-Paul Citizen Advisory Council Member McMaster Optimal Aging Portal
  11. 11. Spotlight on: The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal An website to guide evidence-based public health for healthy aging Susannah Watson - Project Coordinator Stephanie Venator-Paul – Citizen Advisory Council Member Health Evidence - School of Nursing McMaster University
  12. 12. Acknowledgements No conflicts of interest
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  14. 14. Who is the Portal for? Why?
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  16. 16. Star rating (/5) Summary message Link to the resource Browse related topics Title Share or print functions
  17. 17. Star ratings 1 star – Not recommended 3 stars – Do more research 5 stars – Discuss with your health provider
  18. 18. Implications for public health a) Access and share high quality information  www.mcmasteroptimalaging.org  Email alerts  Twitter and Facebook
  19. 19. Implications for public health b) Critically appraise and design your own resources
  20. 20. Implications for public health c) Teach students, staff, patients and clients evidence-informed decision making and critical appraisal skills
  21. 21. Community engagement Expert Advisory Council - Clinicians, researchers, practitioners and educators Citizen Advisory Council - Older adults and caregivers Presentations, partnerships, public events
  22. 22. Implications for citizens Stephanie Venator-Paul - Citizen Advisory Council member
  23. 23. Implications for citizens  Answer general questions  Research health diagnosis  Info to ask doctor more in-depth questions  Awareness of risks and benefits of treatments / approaches  Coping skills  Inform discussions with family and friends
  24. 24. Research & Evaluation Usability  Formative feedback from target audience Reliability of the Web Resource Rating tool  Agreement between two raters assessing the same resource  Very high reliability (ICC = 0.988 CI 0.982-0.992) Content validity  Are online messages about healthy aging supported by the latest high quality research evidence? Impact on readers  Does access to information change what people know and do to stay healthy?
  25. 25. Contact Information Susannah Watson Project Coordinator – Health Evidence swatson@healthevidence.org 37 info@mcmasteroptimalaging.org
  26. 26. Follow us @nccmt Suivez-nous @ccnmo 38 Your Comments/Questions • Use Q&A to post comments and/or questions • ‘Send’ questions to All (not privately to ‘Host’) Participant Side Panel in WebEx Q&A
  27. 27. Follow us @nccmt Suivez-nous @ccnmo 39 Poll Question #3 Could this method or tool be useful in practice? A. Very useful B. Somewhat useful C. Not at all useful D. Don’t know
  28. 28. Follow us @nccmt Suivez-nous @ccnmo 40 Your Feedback is Important Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts on today’s webinar. Your comments and suggestions help to improve the resources we offer and plan future webinars. The short survey is available at: https://nccmt.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cvhU6XC8moD1WzH
  29. 29. Follow us @nccmt Suivez-nous @ccnmo 41 Poll Question #4 What are your next steps? (Check all that apply) A. Access the method/tool referenced in the presentation B. Read the NCCMT summary about the method/tool described today C. Consider using the method/tool in practice D. Tell a colleague about the method/tool
  30. 30. Follow us @nccmt Suivez-nous @ccnmo 42 Join us for our next webinar NCCMT Spotlight on Methods & Tools: Quality Assessment Tool for Quantitative Studies DATE: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 TIME: 1:00-2:30pm EST Interested in a standardized process to appraise and synthesize research evidence? Are you engaged in utilizing sources of high quality literature to support your decision-making process? Are you interested in learning about critical appraisal of intervention studies? Join us for a webinar to learn how the Quality Assessment Tool for Quantitative Studies can help you. Register at: https://health-evidence.webex.com/health- evidence/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1cbb1c72a1053c74ffc89cde38592 132
  31. 31. Follow us @nccmt Suivez-nous @ccnmo Funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada | Affiliated with McMaster University The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada. For more information about the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools: NCCMT website www.nccmt.ca Contact: nccmt@mcmaster.ca

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