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Deirdre DeJean

Peer Reviewed Publications

Elliott J., DeJean D., Clifford T., Coyle D., Potter B., Skidmore B., Alexander C., Repetski A.E., McCoy B., Wells G.A. (2018). Cannabis for pediatric epilepsy: protocol for a living systematic review. Systematic Reviews 7(95) doi: 10.1186/s13643-018-0761-2

Vanstone M., Rewegan A., Brundisini F., Giacomini M., Kandasamy S., DeJean D. (2017). Diet modification challenges faced by marginalized and non-marginalized adults with Type 2 Diabetes: A systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. Chronic Illness. 13(3): 217-235.

Vanstone M., Kandasamy S., Giacomini M., DeJean D., McDonald S. (2017). Pregnant women’s perceptions of gestational weight gain: A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative research. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 13(4). doi: 10.1111/mcn.12374

Hurley J., Mentzakis E., Giacomini M., DeJean D., Grignon M. (2017). Non-market resource allocation and the public’s interpretation of need: an empirical investigation in the context of health care. Social Choice and Welfare. 49(1): 117 – 143.

DeJean D., Giacomini M., Simeonov D., & Smith A. (2016). Finding Qualitative Research Evidence for Health Technology Assessment. Qualitative Health Research. doi: 10.1177/1049732316644429

DeJean D., Giacomini M., Welsford M., Schwartz L., DeCicca P. (2016). Inappropriate ambulance use: A qualitative study of paramedics’ views. Healthcare Policy. 11(3): 67-79

Hughes E., Sawyer A., DeJean D., Adamson GD. (2015). Cross-border reproductive care in North America: a pilot study testing a prospective data collection program for IVF clinics in Canada and the United States. Fertility and Sterility. doi:

Brundisini F., Vanstone M., Hulan D., DeJean D., Giacomini M. (2015). Type 2 diabetes patients’ and providers’ differing perspectives on medication nonadherence: a qualitative meta-synthesis. BMC Health Services Research. 15: 516 doi: 10.1186/s12913-015-1174-8

Giacomini M., Hurley J., DeJean D. (2014). Fair Reckoning: A Qualitative Investigation of an Economic Resource Allocation Survey. Health Expectations. 17(2): 174-85.

Hughes EG and DeJean D. (2010). Cross-border fertility services in North America: a survey of Canadian and American providers. Fertility and Sterility. 94(1): e16-e19

DeJean D., Giacomini M., Schwartz L., Miller FA. (2009). Ethics in Canadian health technology assessment: a descriptive review. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. 25(4): 463-9.

Giacomini M., Cook D., DeJean D. (2009). Life Support Decision Making in Critical Care: Identifying and Appraising the Qualitative Research Evidence. Critical Care Medicine. 37(4): 1475-82.

Giacomini M., Kenny N.,  DeJean D. (2009). Ethics frameworks in Canadian health policies: foundation, scaffolding, or window dressing? Health Policy.  89(1): 58-71.

Giacomini M., Cook D., DeJean D., Shaw R., Gedge E. (2006).  Decision tools for life support:  a review and policy analysis. Critical Care Medicine 34(3): 864-70.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications (last 5 years)

Journal Articles

DeJean D., Krahn H., Giacomini M. (2016). Women’s Experiences of Inaccurate Breast Cancer Screening Results: A Systematic Review and Qualitative Meta-Synthesis. Ont Health Technol Assess Ser.  July;16(16):1-22.

Vanstone M., Rewegan A., Brundisini F., DeJean D., Giacomini M.  (2015).  Patient Perspectives on Quality of Life with Uncontrolled Type 1 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Qualitative Meta-Synthesis.  Ont Health Technol Assess Ser.  September;15(17):1-29.

DeJean D., Giacomini M., Vanstone M., Brundisini F. (2013) Patient experiences of depression and anxiety with chronic disease: A systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. Ont Health Technol Assess Ser. September;13(16)1-33.

Vanstone M., Giacomini M., Smith A., Brundisini F., DeJean D., Winsor S. (2013) How diet challenges are magnified in vulnerable or marginalized people with diabetes and heart disease: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. Ont Health Technol Assess Ser. September;13(14):1-40.

Winsor S., Smith A., Vanstone M., Giacomini M., Brundisini F., DeJean D. (2013) Experiences of patient centredness with specialized community-based care: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. Ont Health Technol Assess Ser. September;13(17):1-34.

Brundisini F., Giacomini M., DeJean D., Vanstone M., Winsor S., Smith A. (2013) Chronic disease patients’ experiences with accessing health care in rural and remote areas: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. Ont Health Technol Assess Ser. September;13(15):1-37.