Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership

The purpose of the Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership was to involve individuals with direct experience of frailty in older adults, either personal or professional, in defining priorities for research. These research priorities will be shared with researchers and research funding organizations so that more research is carried out in these priority areas. The Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership followed the methods of the James Lind Alliance.

Kathy McGilton, PhD, RN is a Senior Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, an Associate Professor in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Scientist at the Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied and Evaluative Research Unit in the Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System. Dr. McGilton’s research focus is in care of persons with cognitive impairment, particularly in identifying interventions and models of care delivery that lead to effective patient outcomes. She also has experience in outcome measure development and has published on various aspects of intervention and outcomes in dementia care, rehabilitation care and long-term care.

Jennifer Bethell, PhD, completed her PhD in epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in 2012. Since 2015, she has been a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Kathy McGilton at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network working on two priority setting partnerships.