Trina Thorne

Trina Thorne
Alberta Health Services EZ · Continuing Care

Doctoral Student NP- Specialization in Geriatrics

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Introduction
Trina Thorne currently works as a Nurse Practitioner in Continuing Care, and is pursuing her PhD with the Faculty of Nursing. Trina does research in Geriatrics, Quality of Life, Behavioural Science and Palliative Care. The most recent publication is 'A state-of-the-art review of the management and treatment of taste and smell alterations in adult oncology patients'.

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Publications (13)
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Objective: To explore care aide perceptions of caring for residents who aides perceived had past psychological trauma. Methods: Through cognitive interviews, we developed a definition of trauma for four survey questions about caring for residents with psychological trauma. We added these questions to our routine care aide survey in 91 care homes...
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Abstract Background: Care aides (certified nursing assistants, personal support workers) are the largest workforce in long-term care (LTC) homes (nursing homes). They provide as much as 90% of direct care to residents. Their health and well-being directly affect both quality of care and quality of life for residents. The aim of this study was to un...
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Objective To describe professional and personal experiences of nursing home care leaders during early waves of the COVID-19 pandemic. Design Qualitative interpretive description. Setting and Participants Eight sites across 2 Canadian provinces. Sites varied by COVID-19 status (low/medium/high), size (under or over 120 beds) and ownership model (f...
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COVID-19 has devastated the LTC sector, but we lack systematic information on the impact on frontline staff. Our research, a partnership with the continuing care branches of Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services, was aimed at assessing COVID-19 impacts on staffs’ well-being and quality of work-life and quality of care and life among residents....
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The dynamic interplay between dementia and psychological trauma can exert powerful effects on nursing home residents’ behavioral symptoms and quality of life. Our objectives in this exploratory study were to assess care aides’ perceptions of how often they worked with residents with past psychological trauma, the types of trauma encountered, and re...
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Objectives Residents with cognitive impairment favor “slow care,” so rushed care may cause additional responsive behaviors (eg, verbal threats, hitting) among residents. We assessed the association of rushed care (physical and social) by care aides with their experiences of responsive behaviors from residents. Design Cross-sectional analysis of su...
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Background: Multiple long-term care (LTC) reports have issued similar recommendations for improvement across Canadian LTC homes. Our primary objective was to identify the most common recommendations made over the past 10 years. Our secondary objective was to estimate the total cost of studying LTC issues repeatedly from 1998 to 2020. Methods: The q...
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Background: Multiple long-term care (LTC) reports have issued similar recommendations for improvement across Canadian LTC homes. Our primary objective was to identify the most common recommendations made over the past 10 years. Our secondary objective was to estimate the total cost of studying LTC issues repeatedly from 1998 to 2020. Methods: The q...
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Background: Multiple long-term care (LTC) reports have issued similar recommendations for improvement across Canadian LTC homes. Our primary objective was to identify the most common recommendations made over the past 10 years. Our secondary objective was to estimate the total cost of studying LTC issues repeatedly from 1998 to 2020. Methods: The q...
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Introduction Dementia is a public health issue and a major risk factor for poor quality of life among older adults. In the absence of a cure, enhancing health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of people with dementia is the primary goal of care. Robust measurement of HRQoL is a prerequisite to effective improvement. The DEMQOL suite of instruments is...
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Background Multiple long-term care (LTC) reports over the last 30 years issued similar recommendations for improvement across Canadian LTC homes. Our primary objective was to identify the most common recommendations made over the past 10 years. Our secondary objective was to estimate the total cost of studying LTC issues repeatedly over the past 30...
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The purpose of this review was to examine studies of interventions for the prevention and management of taste and smell alterations (TSA) experienced by adult oncology patients. Articles published between 1993 and 2013 were identified by searching CINAHL, MEDLINE and Food Science & Technology Abstracts (FSTA) and were included if they were in Engli...

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To describe care aides' experiences of caring for residents with dementia and psychological trauma
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