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Dr. Katherine McGilton - International Federation on Ageing. Toronto, ON, CA

Dr. Katherine McGilton Dr. Katherine McGilton

Senior Scientist | Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Dr. McGilton's research focus is in care of persons with cognitive impairment






2015 07 22 rehabilitation interventions for older adults with CI following a hip facture




Katherine McGilton, PhD, RN, FAAN is Senior Scientist and Research Division Head with KITE, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network. Dr. McGilton is a Professor at the University of Toronto’s Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and is currently the co-lead of the Quality of Life Theme for the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). She has spearheaded the International Consortium of Professional Nurses in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF) founded in 2011 – focused on building capacity to contribute to interdisciplinary research, practice, education and policy in LTCF.

Dr McGilton’s research interests in LTCH have focused on staffing, job satisfaction of personal support workers and regulated nurses, leadership, and implementation of evidence informed practices. Dr. McGilton’s research also focuses on care of persons with cognitive impairment, particularly in identifying interventions and models of care delivery that improve outcomes.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Care of Persons with Cognitive Impairement

Intervantions and Models of Care Delivery


Dementia Care

Long Term Care

Accomplishments (5)

Nursing Mid Career Scientist Award (professional)

Awarded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Career Scientist Award (professional)

Awarded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

American Academy of Nursing (professional)

Inducted Fellow

Distinguished Alumni Award (professional)

Awarded by the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Dorothy M. Pringle Award for Excellence in Nursing Research (professional)

Awarded by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing - Lambda Pi-At-Large Chapter

Education (4)

Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care: Post-Doctoral Training, Measurement 2003

University of Toronto: Ph.D., Nursing 2001

University of Toronto: M.Sc., Nursing 1993

University of Toronto: B.Sc., Nursing 1987

Affiliations (7)

  • The Canadian Dementia Priority Setting Partnership : Principal Investigator
  • Development of a Clinically Effective Sensory Screening Tool for Residents with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) in Long Term Care (LTC) : Principal Investigator
  • Understanding Structures Processes and Outcomes Related to Effective Leaders in Long-Term Care Homes : Principal Investigator
  • Interventions to prevent and treat frailty in community-dwelling older adults: a scoping review of the literature and international policies : Co-Investigator
  • University of Toronto Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing : Associate Professor
  • Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care : Affiliate Scientist
  • Nursing Health Services Research Unit Faculty of Nursing University of Toronto : Co-Investigator

Event Appearances (5)

Symposium: Persons With Cognitive Impairment in Studies After Hip Fracture: What Do We Know and What Can We Do?

66 th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America  New Orleans, LA.


Evaluation of the Supportive Care Coordinator (oral presentation)

International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics  Seoul, Korea


Patient-centered communication intervention (poster presentation)

International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics  Seoul, Korea


Pre Fracture Mobility Level Evaluated by the New Mobility Score Predicts Long Term Rehabilitation Outcomes

65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America  San Diego, CA.


Determinants of Retention for Regulated Staff in Low-Turnover Long Term Care Facilities

Gerontological Society of America, 65th Annual Scientific Meeting (GSA)  San Diego, CA.


Featured Articles (5)

Close care provider–resident relationships in long‐term care environments

Journal of Clinical Nursing

2007 The nature of care provider–resident relationships in long-term care is crucial to the quality of life of residents. Clinical observations and anecdotal evidence suggest that close relationships exist between residents and care providers. However, research ...

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Supervisory support, job stress, and job satisfaction among long-term care nursing staff

Journal of Nursing Administration

2007 To investigate the effects of perceived supervisory support provided by registered nursing staff on job stress and job satisfaction among nurse aides (NAs) working in long-term care. Background: Job-related stress is a major problem for NAs working in long-term ...

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Communication enhancement: nurse and patient satisfaction outcomes in a complex continuing care facility

Journal of Advanced Nursing

2006 This paper presents an evaluation of a communication enhancement intervention on staff and patients in a complex continuing care facility. Background. The importance of effective communication as a fundamental element of nursing has been emphasized and ...

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Measuring leadership practices of nurses using the leadership practices inventory

Nursing Research

2004 Originally developed for educational use, the Leadership Practice Inventory (LPI) is used to measure leadership practices in nursing research. There is limited reporting of LPI psychometric properties when used to measure leadership practices of nurses. ...

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Effects of a relationship-enhancing program of care on outcomes

Journal of Nursing Scholarship

2003 A quasi-experimental, repeated measures design, with intervention and comparison groups. Questionnaires were distributed to 50 residents, and observations were conducted of 40 residents and 34 nursing staff at baseline and 3 months after the intervention, on two Canadian ...

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