Sheila Sprague, Assistant Professor, in Division of Orthopaedic Surgery led an expert team of collaborators to advance a longstanding program of research in Intimate Partner Violence. This funding will support a scoping review to 1) characterize the available literature to inform the development of an intimate partner violence (IPV) identification and assistance program for use in musculoskeletal injury clinics and 2) describe the gaps that exist in the current IPV literature to inform the future research of an established musculoskeletal injury IPV research program. Dr. Sprague, Dr. Bhandari, and Mr. Thomson from the Canadian Orthopaedic Association have engaged an invested group of qualified researchers and knowledge users to complete this project. The results of this scoping review will provide a clear understanding of the depth of the relevant published research. It will also provide initial insight into what approaches other IPV researchers have found to be effective, as well as ineffective, and what remains unknown on the topic. This knowledge will allow the research team to efficiently use an evidence-based approach to build an identification and assistance program, as well as guide future research initiatives.
"The top ranking at the CIHR competition is a wonderful accomplishment and acknowledges this research as first in class nationally" says Dr. Mohit Bhandari.