Jo Tropea's research interests lie in the area of evidence based practice and improving care for older people, in particular for older people with cognitive impairment in the hospital and residential care setting. She has been involved in the development of evidence based documents such as the Australian Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Delirium in Older People, and the update of the Best Practice Approaches to Minimise Functional Decline in the Older Person.
Jo has a clinical background in physiotherapy and has over 10 years experience working on research projects related to chronic diseases including dementia. In February 2018 she commenced her PhD where she will evaluate the IMproving Palliative care Education and Training Using Simulation in Dementia (IMPETUS-D) using a cluster randomised trial design in parallel with a process evaluation.
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FEATURED Journal article
A screen-based simulation training program to improve palliative care of people with advanced dementia living in residential aged care facilities and reduce hospital transfers: study protocol for the IMproving Palliative care Education and Training Using Simulation in Dementia (IMPETUS-D) cluster randomised controlled trialRead more
Jo Tropea's selected work
Mach Research Collaboration Agreement With Melbourne Health - Improving Palliative Care Ed..
Is increased carer knowledge of the health care system associated with decreased preventab..
People with dementia in the emergency department: Behavioural symptoms and use of restrain..
Poorer outcomes and greater healthcare costs for hospitalised older people with dementia a..
Caring for people with dementia in hospital: findings from a survey to identify barriers a..
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A screen-based simulation training program to improve palliative care of people with advanced dementia living in residential aged care facilities and reduce hospital transfers: study protocol for the IMproving Palliative care Education and Training Using Simulation in Dementia (IMPETUS-D) cluster randomised controlled trial
Joanne Tropea, Christina E Johnson, Debra Nestel, Sanjoy K Paul, Caroline A Brand, Anastasia F Hutchinson, Ross Bicknell, Wen Kwang Lim
Journal article | 2019 | BMC Palliative Care
BACKGROUND: Many people with advanced dementia live in residential aged care homes. Care home staff need the knowledge and skills ..
Is increased carer knowledge of the health care system associated with decreased preventable hospitalizations for people in the community diagnosed with dementia? A systematic review protocol
Jane V Tehan, Anita Panayiotou, Helen Baxter, Paul Yates, Joanne Tropea, Frances Batchelor
Journal article | 2018 | Systematic Reviews
Development of quality indicators for monitoring outcomes of frail elderly hospitalised in acute care health settings: Study Protocol
Caroline A Brand, Melinda Martin-Khan, Olivia Wright, Richard N Jones, John N Morris, Catherine M Travers, Joannne Tropea, Leonard C Gray
Journal article | 2011 | BMC Health Services Research
DO PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOME MEASURES IN HIP AND KNEE ARTHROPLASTY REHABILITATION HAVE ROBUST MEASUREMENT ATTRIBUTES? A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Maria Jenelyn Alviar, John Olver, Caroline Brand, Joanne Tropea, Thomas Hale, Marinis Pirpiris, Fary Khan
Journal article | 2011 | Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Measurement for improvement: a survey of current practice in Australian public hospitals
Caroline A Brand, Joanne Tropea, Joseph E Ibrahim, Shaymaa O Elkadi, Christopher A Bain, David I Ben-Tovim, Tracey K Bucknall, Peter B Greenberg, Allan D Spigelman
Journal article | 2008 | Medical Journal of Australia
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Medicine - Royal Melbourne Hospital
Executive Committee Member And Student And Early Career Representative
Australian Association of Gerontology, Victorian Division
Australasian Delirium Association
Australian Association of Gerontology
Master of Public Health
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
La Trobe University