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Janet Squires, inf./RN, PhD
613-737-8899 x 73056

Associate Scientist
CIHR New Investigator (2014-2019)

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
General Campus, 501 Smyth Rd, Box 711, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
Fax: 613-739-6938

ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2208-7189


Selected Publications

All Other Publications


Refereed Papers Published

1. Manojlovich, M., Kerr, M., Davies, B., Squires, J.E., Mallick, R., Lemire Rodger, G.(2014, accepted). Achieving a climate for patient safety by focusing on relationships. International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

2. Estabrooks, C.A., Squires, J.E., Carleton, H.L., Cummings, G.G., & Norton, P.G. (2014, accepted). Who is looking after mom and dad? Unregulated workers in Canadian nursing homes. Canadian Journal on Aging.

3. Squires, J.E., Grimshaw, J.M., Taljaard, M., Linklater, S., Chasse, M., Shemie, S.D., & Knoll, G.A. (2014) Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Knowledge Translation Intervention to Increase Organ Donation after Cardiocirculatory Death in Canada: A Study Protocol. Implementation Science, 9(1): 80. PubMed PMID: 24950719

4. Gifford, W., Holyoke, P., Squires, J.E., Angus, D., Brosseau, L., Egan, M., Graham, I.D., Miller, C., & Wallin, L. (Accepted May 2014) Managerial leadership for research use in nursing and allied health care professions: A narrative synthesis protocol. Systematic Reviews, 3(1):57. PubMed PMID: 24903267

5. Squires, J.E., Estabrooks, C.A., Hayduk, L., Geirl, M., & Newburn-Cook, C. (2014) Precision of the Conceptual Research Utilization Scale. Journal of Nursing Measurement. 22 (1):145-63. PubMed PMID: 24851670.

6. Hoben, M., Bär, M., Mahler, C., Borophy, S., Squires, J.E., Estabrooks, C.A., Kruse, A., & Behrens, J. (2014) Linguistic validation of the Alberta Context Tool and two measures of research use, for German residential long term care. BMC Research Notes; 7:67. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-67. PubMed PMID: 24479645; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3913324

7. Norton, P.G., Murray, M., Doupe, M.B., Cummings, G.G., Poss, J.W., Squires, J.E., Teare, G.F., & Estabrooks, C.A. (2014) Facility vs. unit level reporting of quality indicators in nursing homes when performance monitoring is the goal. BMJ Open; 4(2):e004488. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004488. PubMed PMID: 24523428.

8. Squires J, Presseau J, Francis J, Bond CM, Fraser C, Patey A, Porteous T, Vachon B, Hillmer M, Paprica A, Tonelli M, Yu C, & Grimshaw J.M. (2013). Self-formulated conditional plans for changing health behaviour among healthcare consumers and health professionals (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD010869. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010869.

9. Squires, J.E, Valentine, J.C., & Grimshaw, J.M. (2013). Systematic Reviews of Complex Interventions: Framing the Review Question. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Nov;66(11):1215-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.05.013. PubMedPMID: 23953086.

10. Anderson, L.M., Petticrew, M., Chandler, J., Grimshaw, J.M., Tugwell, P., O'Neill, J., Welch, V., Squires, J.E., Churchill, R., & Shemilt, I. (2013) Introducing a series of methodological articles on considering complexity in systematic reviews of interventions. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Nov;66(11):1205-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.07.005. Epub 2013Aug 13. PubMed PMID: 23953080

11. Hoben, M., Estabrooks, C.A., Squires, J.E., Kruse, A., & Behrens, J. (2013) German translation of the Alberta Context Tool and two measures of research use: methods, challenges and lessons learned. BMC Health Services Research, 16;13(1):478. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-478. PubMed PMID: 24238613.

12. Squires, J.E., Estabrooks, C.A., Scott, S., Cummings, G., Hayduk, L., Kang, S.H., & Stevens, B. (2013). The influence of organizational context on the use of research by nurses in Canadian pediatric hospitals. BMC Health Services Research, 13:351. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-351. PubMed PMID: 24034149; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC3848566.

13. Estabrooks, C.A., Poss, J., Squires, J.E., Teare, G., Morgan, D., Stewart, N., Doupe, M., Cummings, G. & Norton, P. (2013). A Profile of Residents in Prairie Nursing Homes. Canadian Journal on Aging, Sep;32(3):223-31. doi: 10.1017/S0714980813000287. Epub 2013 Aug 6. PubMed PMID: 23920244.

14. Eldh, A.C., Ehrenberg, A., Squires, J.E., Estabrooks, C.A., Wallin, L. (2013). Translating and testing the Alberta Context Tool for use among nurses in Swedish elder care. BMC Health Services Research, 13:68.

15. Squires, J.E., Suh, K., Linklater, S., Bruce, N., Gartke, K., Graham, I., Karovitch, A., Read, J., Roth, V., Stockton, K., Tibbo, E., Woodhall, K., Worthington, J., & Grimshaw, J.M. (2013). Improving physician hand hygiene compliance using behavioural theories: A study protocol. Implementation Science, 8:16.

16. Squires, J.E., Hayduk, L., Hutchinson, A.M., Cranley, L., Geirl. M., Cummings, G.C., Norton, P., & Estabrooks, C.A. (2013). A Protocol for Advanced Psychometric Assessment of Surveys. Nursing Research and Practice. Article ID 156782.

17. Squires, J.E., Hutchinson, A.M., Deis, K., Boström, A-M., Cummings, G.C., Norton, P.G., & Estabrooks, C.A. (2012). A Data Quality Control Program for Computer-Assisted Personal Interviews, Nursing Research and Practice. Article ID 303816.

18. Grimshaw, J.M., Eccles, M.P., Lavis, J., Hill, S., & Squires, J.E. (2012). Knowledge translation of research findings. Implementation Science, 7:50.

19. Squires, J.E., Reay, T., Moralejo, D.M., LeFort, S.M., Hutchinson, A.M., & Estabrooks, C.A. (2012). Designing Strategies to Implement Research-Based Policies and Procedures: A Set of Recommendations for Nurse Leaders based on the PARiHS Framework. Journal of Nursing Administration, 42(5):293-7.

20. Boström, A-M., Squires, J.E., Mitchell, A., Sales, A.E., & Estabrooks, C.A. (2012). Workplace aggression experienced by frontline staff in dementia care. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 21(9-10):1453-1465.

21. Estabrooks, C.A., Squires, J.E., Hutchinson, A.M., Scott, S., Cummings, G.C., Kang, S.H., Midodzi, W., & Stevens, B. (2011). Assessment of variation in the Alberta Context Tool: The contribution of unit level contextual factors and practice specialty in Canadian pediatric acute care settings. BMC Health Services Research, 11: 251.

22. Squires, J.E., Estabrooks, C.A., O'Rourke, H.M., Gustavsson, P., Newburn-Cook, C., & Wallin, L. (2011). A systematic review of the psychometric properties of self-report research utilization measures used in healthcare. Implementation Science, 6:83.

23. Estabrooks, C.A., Squires, J.E., Hayduk, L., Cummings, G.C., & Norton, P.G. (2011). Advancing the argument for validity of the Alberta Context Tool with healthcare aides in residential long-term care, BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11:107.

24. Squires, J.E., Estabrooks, C.A., Newburn-Cook, C., & Geirl, M. (2011). Validation of the Conceptual Research Utilization Scale: An application of the educational standards in healthcare. BMC Health Services Research, 11(1): 107.

25. Estabrooks, C.A., Morgan, D., Squires, J.E., Boström, A-M., Slaughter, S., Cummings, G.C., & Norton, P.G. (2011). The care unit in nursing home research: Evidence in support of a definition, BMC Medical Research Methodology. 11:46.

26. Estabrooks, C.A., Squires, J.E., Strandberg, E., Nilsson-Kajermo, K., Scott, S., Profetto-McGrath, J., Harley, D., & Wallin, L. (2011). Towards better measures of research utilization: A Canada/Sweden effort. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(8): 1705-1718.

27. Squires, J.E., Hutchinson, A.M., Boström, A-M., Jerke, H., Cobban, S., & Estabrooks, C.A. (2011). Do nurses use research? A systematic review. Implementation Science. 6:21.

28. Squires, J.E., Estabrooks, C.A., Gustavsson, P., & Wallin, L. (2011). Individual determinants of research utilization by nurses: A systematic review update. Implementation Science. 6:1.

29. Sales, A.E., Greiner, G.T., Squires, J.E., Hutchinson, A.M., Almenoff, P., Sharp, N., Lowy, L., & Yu-Fang, L. (2011). Organizational factors associated with decreased mortality among VA patients with an ICU stay. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 29(9), 496-501.

30. Hutchinson, A.M., Milke, D., Maisey, S., Johnson, C., Squires, J.E., Teare, G., & Estabrooks, C.A. (2010). The Resident Assessment Instrument-Minimum Data Set 2.0 quality indicators: A systematic review. BMC Health Services Research, 10:166.

31. Estabrooks, C.A., Squires, J.E., Cummings, G., Birdsell, J.M., & Norton, P.G. (2009). Development and validation of the Alberta Context Tool. BMC Health Services Research, 9:234. 234

32. Estabrooks, C.A., Hutchinson, A.M., Squires, J.E., Birdsell, J., Cummings, G., Degner, L., Morgan, D., & Norton, P. (2009). Translating Research In Elder Care: An introduction to a study protocol series. Implementation science, 4:51.

33. Estabrooks, C.A., Squires, J.E., Cummings, G., Teare, G., & Norton, P. (2009). Study protocol for the Translating Research In Elder Care (TREC): Building Context - An Organizational Monitoring Program in Long-Term Care Project (Project One). Implementation science, 4:52.

34. Estabrooks, C.A., Cummings G., Armijo Olivo, S., Squires, J.E., Giblin, C, & Simpson, N. (2009). Effects of shift length on quality of patient care and health provider outcomes: A systematic review. Quality and Safety in Healthcare, 18, 181-188.

35. Estabrooks, C.A, Scott-Findlay, S., Squires, J.E., Stevens, B., O'Brien-Pallas, L., Watt-Watson, J., Profetto- McGrath, J., McGilton, K., Golden-Biddle, K., Lander, J., Donner, G., Boschma, G., Humphrey, C., & Williams, J. (2008). Patterns of research utilization on patient care units. Implementation Science, 3:31.

36. Squires, J.E., Moralejo, D., & LeFort, S.M. (2007). Exploring the role of organizational policies and procedures in promoting research utilization in registered nurses. Implementation Science, 2:17.

Published Peer-Reviewed Refereed Abstracts (in a journal/online)

1. Squires, J.E., Grimshaw, J.M., & Schaasfma, M.E. (2011). Access to The Cochrane Library: Results of Canada's national pilot license initiative (Abstract). Abstracts of the 19th Cochrane Colloquium. October 19-22, 2011. Madrid, Spain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Supplement 2011: Art.No.: CD000003. DOI: 10.1002/14651858. CD000003. Date submitted: May 6, 2011.

2. Squires, J.E., Estabrooks, C.A., Wallin, L., Gustavsson, P., & Jerke, H. (2009). Reliability and validity of instruments measuring research utilization in health care (Abstract). Abstracts of the 17th Cochrane Colloquium. October 11-14, 2009. Singapore. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Supplement 2009: 1-76. Art.No.: CD000001. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD000001. Date submitted: October 11, 2009.

3. Slaughter, S., Norton, P., Estabrooks, C.A., Boström, A-M., Squires, J.E., Cummings, G., Morgan, Degner, L., Dopson, S., Stewart, N., Rycroft-Malone, J., & Teare, G. (2009). Health of health care aides in residential long-term care (Abstract). The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 13 (Supplement 1), S638. Date submitted: July 5, 2009.

4. Boström, A.M., Estabrooks, C.A., Norton, P, Slaughter, S., Squires, J.E., Cummings, G., Morgan, D., Degner, L., Rycroft-Malone, J., Teare, G., Dopson, S., & Stewart, N. (2009). Organizational context and the uptake of best practices in long-term care facilities (Abstract). The J. of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 13(Supplement 1), S638. Submitted: July 5.

5. Squires, J.E., Moralejo, D., & LeFort, S.M. (2006). Do healthcare organizations effectively develop and disseminate research-based policies and procedures? (Abstract). The 17th International Nursing Research Congress. July 19-22 2006. Montreal, QC. Virgina Henderson International Library. Available online at: http://stti.confex.com/stti/congrs06 /techprogram/paper_30109.htm. Date submitted: July 19, 2006.

6. Squires, J.E., Moralejo, D., & LeFort, S.M. (2004). Does the use of policies and procedures promote evidence-based nursing practice? (Abstract). Abstracts of the 12th Cochrane Colloquium. October 2-4, 2004. Ottawa, Ont. Available online at: http://www.imbi.uni-freiburg.de/OJS/cca/index.php/cca/article/view/2748. Date submitted: October 2, 2004.

Published Research Reports (non-peer reviewed)

1. Squires, J.E., Hutchinson, A.M., Cranley, L., Cummings, G., Hayduk, L., Norton, P.G., & Estabrooks, C.A. (September 2013) The Alberta Context Tool User Manual.

2. Estabrooks, C.A., Niehaus, L., Doiron, J.M., Squires, J.E., Cummings, G.G. Norton, P.G. (2012). Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) Technical Report. (Report No. 12-03-TR). Edmonton, AB, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta (ISBN: 978-1-55195-312-0).

3. Squires, J.E., Estabrooks, C.A., Wallin, L. & Gustavsson, P. (2009). A Systematic Review of the Psychometric Properties of Instruments used to Measure Knowledge Translation in Healthcare Professionals Technical Report. (Report No. 09-02-TR). Edmonton, AB, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. (ISBN: 978-1-55195-254-3).

4. Squires, J.E., Estabrooks, C.A., Kong, L.L., Brooker, S., Mitchell, A., & Sales, A.E. (2009). Examining the Role of Context in Alzheimer Care Centers: A Pilot Study Technical Report. (Report No. 0804-TR). Edmonton, AB, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. (ISBN: 978-1-55195-237-6).

5. Squires, J.E., Adachi, A.M., & Estabrooks, C.A. (2008). Developing a Valid and Reliable Measure of Research Utilization Technical Report. (Report No. 08-02-TR). Edmonton, AB, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. (ISBN: 978-1-55195-235-2).

6. Estabrooks, C.A., Squires, J.E., Adachi, A., Kong, L., Norton, P. (2008). Utilization of Health Research in Acute Care Settings Technical Report. (Report No. 08-01-TR). Edmonton, AB, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. (ISBN: 978-1-55195-231-4).

Research Reports Produced for Funders (non-peer reviewed)

1. Squires, J.E., Grimshaw, J.M., & Schaasfma, M.E. (2011). ‘One-Click' Access to the Cochrane Library for all Canadians: A Pilot Project. Preliminary Report of Findings. Ottawa, ON, Canadian Cochrane Centre, University of Ottawa.

2. Estabrooks, C.A., Squires, J.E., Brooker, S., Mitchell, A., & Sales, A.E. (2009). Examining the Role of Context in Alzheimer Care Centers. Report for Alzheimer Care Research Steering Committee. Edmonton, AB, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta.