• Gravelle, Anna

    Titles

    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations
    BScN, MSN/RN
    Primary Area of Research
    Childhood Diseases
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Phone
    604-875-2345 ext. 5072
    Fax
    604-875-2349
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address

    BC Childrens Hospital
    Rm K3-197
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC  V6H 3V4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Adolescent Transition
    Summary

    Over the last 10 years I have developed a research interest into cystic fibrosis (CF) adolescent transition, which is the preparation of youth with CF for transfer to the adult healthcare system/adult CF clinic. I have developed a comprehensive CF transition program at BCCH whose program components have been described and presented locally, nationally and internationally. I also developed and implemented a survey to describe current CF transition practices across Canada.

    I am also involved in research looking at CF health outcomes in relation to distance lived from a CF clinic; and incidence/impact on health of CF-related diabetes and CF-impaired glucose tolerance. I support CF physicians and our CF multidisciplinary team in ongoing clinical research, and our team works closely with the adult CF clinic at St. Paul's on several joint projects.  

    Current Projects

    Incidence and Impact on Health of CF-related Diabetes and CF-impaired glucose tolerance in B.C. (Principal investigator, self-funded)

    Evaluation of a transitional pathway in CF care: This is a retrospective analysis of a quality improvement project to improve health care in CF youth. (Principal Investigator)

    Evaluation of a CF "readiness to graduate" (to adult healthcare) questionnaire: This is a retrospective analysis of a quality improvement project to improve health care in CF youth.

    Selected Publications

    Gravelle AM, Davidson G, Chilvers M (2012).  Cystic Fibrosis adolescent transition care in Canada:  a snapshot of current practice.  Paediatrics & Child Health.  Vol 17 (10) pp553-556.

    Gravelle AM (2012).  Cystic Fibrosis adolescent transition.  SVB (Adult Cystic Fibrosis Committee of Quebec) Vol 36, pp30-32.

    Gravelle AM, Jenkins S, McMahon V, Ainsworth N, McIlwaine M, Lillquist Y, Davidson AGF, Long C, Chilvers M (2012).  Health Status of cystic fibrosis patients in British Columbia (BC):  does proximity to clinic matter?  Journal of Cystic Fibrosis Vol 11, Suppl. 1, p. S127.

    Gravelle A, McIlwaine M, Davidson AGF, Lillquist YP, Jenkins S, Chilvers M (2009). Parental evaluation of a Canadian cystic fibrosis outreach program.  Pediatric Pulmonology, Suppl 32, p 391.

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