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Advancing Occupational Therapy in Workplace Health and Wellbeing: A scoping review (with Amanda Kollee, Helen Ren, Kayla Lofgren, Savannah Saarloos, Kirsten Slaven, and Ann Bossers), School of Occupational Therapy Evidence Based Practice Conference 2013 (2013)

Advancing Occupational Therapy in Workplace Health and Well-being: A Scoping Review Amanda Kollee, Helen Ren,...

 

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Are we ready to address the new expectations of work and workers in the transforming world of work?, WORK (2012)

This sounding board article focuses on the transformative world of work and the need to...

 

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Future trends in European Work Practice Curricula. (with B. Prodinger and H. Van Bruggen), COTEC Stockholm Sweden (2012)
 

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Mechanisms of an Occupation-based Approach for persons with Chronic Pain and Work Loss. (with J. Scott, R. Hills, A. Schmidt, J. Stroud, C. Kerr, and A. Bossers), Western University, School of Occupational Therapy (2012)

Current literature demonstrates a significant investigation of chronic pain. The actual mechanisms that promote adaptation,...

 

Work capacity assessment and return to work: A scoping review (with S. Cronin, J. Curran, J. Iantorno, and K. Murphy), CAOT Conference Saskatoon (2011)
 

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A historical evaluation of the impact and evolution of its editorial board. (with B. Prodinger, K. Jacobs, and N. Shaw), WORK (2010)

Objectives: A historical review of the editorial board and the founding editor of {WORK}: A...

 

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Twenty years of Assessment in WORK: A narrative review (with H. Campbell, K. Jacobs, and B. Prodinger), WORK (2010)

Introduction: The aim of this review was to gain an understanding of the first 20...

 

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Evaluating the support needs of injured workers in managing occupational transitions after injury. (with P. MacAhonic, R. Lindsay, and P. Brake), WORK (2009)

Background: Historically the supports available to help injured workers transition back to pre-injury jobs focused...

 

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From margins to mainstream: What do we know about work integration for persons with brain injury. Mental illness and intellectual disability? (with B. Kirsh, M. Stergiou-Kita, R. Gewutrz, D. Diredre, and T. Krupa), WORK (2009)

Employment is a right of citizenship and a social determinant of health, but employment rates...

 

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Activating an activist: Using metaphors to study occupational transitions. (with C. Arnold and G. Landry), 4th Canadian Occupational Science Symposium (2008)
 

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An evaluation of a workplace rehabilitation program for the management of shoulder injuries. (with S. Domanski, C. Hoffle, and A. Freeman), Work (2008)

The purpose of this study was to investigate and evaluate the current workplace management of...

 

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Evaluating work readiness following acquired brain injury: Building a shared understanding of occupational potential in context. (with M. Stergiou-Kita, S. Rappolt, and B. Kirsh), Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (2008)

Background. Despite occupational therapists' role in work-related evaluations, there are no guidelines for evaluating clients'...

 

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Left behind in the return-to-work journey: Consumer insights for policy change and practice strategies. (with M. Korzycki and M. Korzycki), Work (2008)

This study examined system barriers that precluded injured workers from accessing services and supports in...

 

Examining occupational transitions for persons aging with and without disabilities: An open-reflective dialogue process, SSO:USA Annual Research Conference (2007)

Traditional strategies for revealing the meaning and relevance of occupational participation in everyday life have...

 

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Optimizing Environments for Consumer Participation and Self-Direction in Finding Employment (with Carol McWilliam, Thelma Sumsion, and Joyce MacKinnon), OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health (2007)

Health and rehabilitation providers are adopting empowering approaches to increase consumer involvement in the service...

 

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Consumers' self-direction in return-to-work: Lessons from clients. (with P. MacAhonic, J. Dodman, K. Pye, M. Korzycki, and M. Korzycki), Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference (2007)
 

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Optimizing environments for consumer participation and self-direction in finding employment. (with C. McWilliam, T. Sumsion, and J. MacKinnon), Occupational Therapy Journal of Research (2007)

Health and rehabilitation providers are adopting empowering approaches to increase consumer involvement in the service...

 

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Reducing the economic costs of mental illness requires a wider circle of action (with K. Hatchard), Occupational Therapy Now (2004)
 

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Service provider challenges in implementing participatory approaches in employment rehabilitation. (with T. Sumsion, C. McWilliam, and J. MacKinnon), Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation (2004)

More efforts to include consumers in the service process are emerging within vocational rehabilitation. In...

 

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An application of the occupation competence model to organizing factors associated with return to work (with H. Polatakjo), Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (2002)

The variations in return to work outcomes for ill or injured persons experiencing health leaves...

 

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Understanding return to work behaviours: Promoting the importance of individual perceptions in the study of return to work. (with R. Segal, K. Harburn, and H. Polatakjo), Disability and Rehabilitation (2002)

Purpose : The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate and discuss how individuals' subjective...

 

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External challenges in work rehabilitation practice: Enabling RTW through a client-centred approach., Occupational Therapy Now (2000)

Background. An emerging trend in work practice is to move knowledge into the hands and...

 

Knowledge Transfer

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Yes you can! Write and Publish (with E. Francis-Connolly, B. Prodinger, and L.K. Erlandsson), COTEC Stockholm Sweden (2012)
 

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Getting the message across: Principles for developing brief-Knowledge Transfer (b-KT) communiqués, WORK (2012)

Objective: This feature article on knowledge transfer presents principles and strategies to support the development...

 

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Work Transition Tips Helping workers get the right information at the right time, WORK (2012)

This work transition tip sheet is aimed to help informal and formal knowledge brokers help...

 

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The quality of websites addressing fibromyalia: an assessment of quality and readability using standardized tools. (with L. Daraz, J.C. MacDermid, S. Wilkins, and J. Gibson), BMJ Open (2011)

Background Patients living with fibromyalgia strongly prefer to access health information on the web. However,...

 

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Evidence -based Guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults with Headache. (with R. Bryans, M. Descarreaux, M. Duranleau, H. Marcoux, P. Potter, R. Ruegg, R. Watkin, and E. White), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (2011)

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this manuscript is to provide evidence-informed practice recommendations for the chiropractic...

 

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Knowledge Brokering with Injured Workers: Perspectives of Injured Worker Groups and Health Care Professionals (with Joy McDermid, Anita Kothari, Rob Lindsay, Phil Brake, Peter Page, Colin Argyle, Crystal Gagnon, and Melissa Knott), Work (2010)

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to understand the barriers and facilitators in brokering...

 

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Knowledge brokering with injured workers: Perspectives of injured worker groups and health care professionals. (with J. McDermid, A. Kothari, R. Lindsay, P. Brake, P. Page, C. Argyle, C. Gagnon, and M. Knott), WORK (2010)

Objective: The aim of this study is to understand the barriers and facilitators in brokering...

 

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Opening doors to information for injured workers through knowledge exchange and research with consumer community groups. (with M. Knott, R. Lindsay, P. Brake, P. Page, C. Argyle, J. MacDermid, and A. Kothari), Occupational Therapy Now (2009)
 

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Opening Doors to Information for Injured Workers through Knowledge Exchange and Research with Consumer Community Groups (with Melissa Knott, Rob Lindsay, Phil Brake, Peter Page, Colin Argyle, Joy MacDermid, and Anita Kothari), Occupational Therapy Now (2009)

Challenges for injured workers in accessingand using knowledge Accessing and using knowledge is critical for...

 

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Client insights on knowledge use and access in return to work (with K. Pye), Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (2009)

Background. An emerging trend in work practice is to move knowledge into the hands and...

 

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Tools to evaluate the quality of web health information. (with L. Daraz, J.C. MacDermid, and S. Wilkins), The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society (2009)
 

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Moving evidence into work practice: A collaborative approach to promoting and sustaining knowledge exchange. (with K. MacDonald, C. Brenchley, R. Lysaught, S. Rappolt, E. Larney, and R. Reardon), Occupational Therapy Now (2008)

This paper outlines the collaborative efforts and actions of three organizations to create, promote, evaluate...

 

Chronic Disability and Chronic Pain

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Information preferences of people living with fibromyalgia - a survey of their information needs and preferences (with L. Daraz, J.C. MacDermid, S. Wilkins, and J. Gibson), Rheumatology Reports (2011)

A lack of understanding about fibromyalgia and how to live with it may undermine the...

 

Chronic Pain and episodic illness and its effects on occupation. (with L. Antao, K. Ollson, K. Reen, F. To, A. Bossers, L. Cooper, and R. Lindsay), CAOT Conference Saskatoon (2011)
 

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A scoping review of the knowledge base in WORK that address work related outcomes for individuals with chronic pain. (with J. Gangapersad, A. Brouwer, S. Kurilsky, and E. Willis), WORK (2010)

Objective: Chronic pain such as arthritis has a significant impact on occupational performance in the...

 

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A Systematic Review of Multidisciplinary Outcomes in the Management of Chronic Low Back Pain (with M. Ravenek, I Hughes, N. Ivanovich, K. Tyrer, C. Desrochers, and L. Klinger), WORK (2010)

Objective: Previous research has provided an inconsistent message as to the effectiveness of multidisciplinary programs...

 

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Perspectives on prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation of low back pain in WORK. (with M. Ravenek, M. Campbell-Bryson, and I Hughes), WORK (2010)

Introduction: The aim of this review was to describe the low back pain (LBP) knowledge...

 

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Seniors' perspectives on the importance of vehicle safety: The use of vehicle safety features and safe transportation of occupants. (with J. Polgar), 6th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Control, World Trauma Conference. Montreal, Quebec (2002)
 

Hearing in the Workplace

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Hearing Loss: Innovations for occupational therapists in addressing work disparities for older workers. (with B. Tetzlaff and M.B. Jennings), COTEC Stockholm Sweden (2012)
 

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Factors in Client-Clinician interaction that influence hearing aid adoption. (with L. Poost-Foroosh, M.B. Jennings, C. Mestons, and M.F. Cheesman), Trends in Amplification (2011)

The influence of client–clinician interactions has not been emphasized in hearing health care, despite the...

 

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Using hearing and occupational science to advance opportunities for persons with hearing loss at work and in the community (with Mary Beth Jennings Dr., Elizabeth Cheesman Dr., and Daniel Fok Dr.), CAOT Conference (2011)
 

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Evaluating hearing demands and resources in the workplace (with M. Jennings, L. Proost, A. Kuchar, and H. Hogdins), Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. Special issue for evaluating work environments. (2010)

For older workers with acquired hearing loss, this loss as well as the changing nature...

 

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Towards a comprehensive approach for managing transitions of older workers with hearing loss. (with D. Fok, M. Jennings, and M. Cheesman), WORK (2009)

Demographic and legislative trends suggest that many older workers may remain at work past the...

 

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Impact of hearing loss in the workplace: Raising questions about partnerships with professionals. (with M.B. Jennings), Work (2008)

The number of adults with hearing loss who continue to work later in life is...

 

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Older workers with hearing loss: Practice innovations through interprofessional collaboration. (with M.B. Jennings, D. Fok, M. Cheesman, H. Hodgins, and A. Kuchar), Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference (2008)
 

An occupational perspective for the development of universal hearing accessibility: Implications for health professionals and consumers (with Daniel Fok, Mary Beth Jennings, and Margaret Cheesman), SSO:USA Annual Research Conference (2007)

Hearing loss is the most prevalent and fastest growing sensory-related chronic disability in North America....

 

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Universal accessibility and usability for hearing: Considerations for design. (with D. Fok, M.B. Jennings, and M. Cheesman), Canadian Acoustics (Canadian Acoustical Association Proceedings Edition) (2007)
 

Older adults, driving and community participation

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Seniors' perceptions of vehicle safety risks and needs. (with L. Miller, J. Polgar, B. Vrkljan, and J. Jacobson), American Journal of Occupational Therapy (2010)

The investigation of vehicle safety needs for older drivers and passengers is integral for their...

 

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Evaluating the safe living guide: A home hazard checklist for seniors. (with A. Sorcinelli, A. Freeman, and K. Cooper), Canadian Journal of Aging (2007)
 

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Implications for universal design principles to vehicle design (with J. Polgar and B. Vrkljan), Occupational Therapy Now (2005)

Universal Design PrinciplesBriefly, the seven principles of universal design include:Equitable Use: The design allows equitable...

 

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Moving down the highway - Helping seniors stay safe behind the wheel. (with J. Miller Polgar, B. Vrkljan, J. Jacobson, M. Korzycki, and A. Zen Salces), Canadian Seating and Mobility Conference Proceedings - Toronto Ontario (2005)
 

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Empowering seniors to promote health and safety in the home. (with A. Sorcinelli and K. Cooper), 6th World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity Research to Action for an Aging Society - London Ontario (2004)
 

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Seniors' perceptions of their safety while using a private vehicle. (with J. Polgar Miller), 19th International Seating Symposium - Orlando Florida (2003)
 

Disability and Aging

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Aging with disability: Strategies for managing occupational transitions. (with J. Hunsberger), The Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving. - The Concordia University - Montreal Quebec (2007)
 

Managing occupational transitions. (with J. Hunsberger), Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging, and Technology. (2007)
 

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Aging with a disability: Strategies for enabling occupational transitions. (with J. Hunsberger, A. Schweitzer, and S. Burns), Occupational Therapy Now (2005)

Aging with a disability means learning howto accept deeper water, and deeper waterdoes not mean...

 

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Integrating aging and physical activity: Lifelong lessons learned through disability and aging. (with J. Hunsberger), 6th World Congress on Aging and Physical, Research to Action for an Aging Society - London Ontario (2004)
 

Ergonomics

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Ergonomic interventions for office workers with musculoskeletal disorders: A systematic review (with R. Leyshon, K. Chalova, L. Gerson, A. Savtchenko, and R. Zakrzewski), WORK (2010)
 

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Job Analysis (with R. Lysaught), International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation 2010. (2010)

Job analysis is a systematic and analytical process used in a number of fields to...

 

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Towards improved training and measurement of cognitive and behavioural work demands. (with R. Lysaght, A. Almas, A. Jogia, and S. Lamour), WORK (2008)

Determination of the cognitive and behavioural demands of work is an important part of holistic...

 

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Using the ICF as a conceptual framework to guide ergonomic intervention in occupational rehabilitation. (with R. Leyshon), WORK (2008)

Traditional treatment of work-related musculoskeletal disorders focuses on the body functions and body structures aspects...

 

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Physical demands analysis: Questioning reliability. (with A. Jogia, K. Gillin, and J. Liu), Association of Certified Ergonomists Conference - Banff Alberta (2006)
 

Ergonomics: The study of work occupations. (with S. Spaulding) (2005)
 

Ergonomics: The study of work occupations. (with S. Spaulding) (2005)
 

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Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) in dentistry (with K. Atkinson and R.D.H. Verougstraete), Ontario Dental Assistant Journal (1999)

In order to avoid RSI, try to neutralize, modify and energize at work, home and...

 

Work Disparities

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Validating the potential of the ICF to elaborate barriers to and facilitators of consumer participation. (with R. Leyshon and M. Liu), Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (2007)

Background. Occupational therapists need tools to identify barriers and facilitators to participation in societal roles....

 

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Consumer participation in the work rehabilitation process: Contextual factors and implications for practice. (with J. MacKinnon, C. McWilliam, and T. Sumsion), Work (2004)

Rehabilitation models of practice have emerged that offer persons' with disabilities opportunities to have an...

 

Clinical Practice Guidelines

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Practice guide for the treatment of headache disorders in adults. (with R. Bryans, M. Descarreaux, M. Duranleau, H. Marcoux, B. Potter, R. Reugg, R. Watkin, and E. White), Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (2012)
 

Evidence based Guideline for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults with Headache. (with R. Ruegg, M. Descarreaux, K. Sorra, M. Duranleau, H. Marcoux, B. Potter, R. Reugg, R. Watkin, and E. White), International World Congress of Chiropractors (2011)
 

Interdisciplinary opportunities for advancing the management of whiplash-associated disorders (with R. Bryans and H. Marcoux), CAOT Conference Saskatoon (2011)
 

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Evidence based guide for chiropractic treatment of adults with whiplash associated disorder grades 1 to 4: A systematic review (with M. Descarreaux, R. Bryans, M. Duranleau, H. Marcous, B. Potter, R. Ruegg, R. Watkin, and E.A. White), WORK (2010)
 

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Clinical practice guideline update from the CCA.CFCREAB-CPG. (with E. Anderson-Peacock, R. Bryans, M. Descarreaux, H. Marcoux, B. Potter, R. Ruegg, R. Watkin, and E.A. White), The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (2008)

The article provides an update of the clinical practice guideline from The Canadian Chiropractic Association...

 

Occupational Science

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Experiences of women living with Fibromyalgia: An exploratory study of their information needs and preferences. (with L. Daraz, J.C. MacDermid, S. Wilkins, and J. Gibson), Rheumatology Reports (in press) (2012)
 

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Redefining Boundaries and Bridges in Occupation (with E. Francis-Connolly), JOS in press (2012)
 

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Low vision assistive technology devise usage and importance in daily occupations. (with D. Fok, J. Miller Polgar, and J.W. Jutai), WORK (2011)

When selected, accepted and used appropriately, low vision assistive technology devices (ATDs) have the potential...

 

Occupational Identity after a Brain Injury (with M. Bryson-Campbell), CAOT Conference Saskatoon (2011)
 

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A Delphi study on environmental factors that impact work and social participation of individuals with multiple sclerosis in Austria and Switzerland. (with B. Prodinger, A. Weise, and T. Stamm), Disability and Rehabilitation (2010)

Purpose. This study aimed to gain knowledge about environmental factors (EFs) that impact work and...

 

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A community panel on occupations to consider economic opportunities outside major urban centres. (with C. Southcott and E. Townsend), Journal of Occupational Science (2009)

The 4th Canadian Occupational Science Symposium included a new feature – a community panel on...

 

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Cyberspace, real place: Thoughts on 'doing' in contemporary occupations. (with D. Fok, J. Polgar, and R. Luke), Journal of Occupational Science (2009)

Today, the distinction between cyberspace and real space represents a false dichotomy. Wireless laptop computers,...

 

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Using metaphors to study occupational transitions: A case study of an injured worker with multiple chemical sensitivity. (with C. Arnold and G. Landry), WORK (2009)

Background: The aim of this case study was to explore transitions of an injured worker...

 

Human occupation in contest in Enabling occupational II: Advancing an occupational therapy vision for health, well being & justice through occupation. (with H. Polatajko, C. Backman, S. Baptiste, J. Davis, P. Eftekhar, A. Harvey, J. Jarman, T. Krupa, N. Lin, W. Pentalnd, Laliberte, D. Rudman, B. Amoroso, and A. Connor-Schisler) (2007)
 

Women and Occupation

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Exploring Hearing Aid Use in Older Women through Narratives. (with K. Lockley and M. Jennings), International Journal of Audiology (2010)

This study explored experiences surrounding hearing aid use and non-use in older women with hearing...

 

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Reflections on the importance of place to the participation of women in new occupations., Journal of Occupational Science (2009)

This article presents personal reflections on experiences in constructing a cabin by the sea to...

 

Occupation, health and well-being: The transition for women approaching retirement. (with M. Hogue, S. Hobson, and A. Schweitzer), Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference (2008)
 

Exploring women's ways of doing through the occupation of construction (with Ann Schweizter, Alison Jones, and Erin Knight), SSO:USA Annual Research Conference (2007)

The involvement of women in non-traditional occupations such as construction is not well understood. However,...

 

Qualitative Research

Reflection in Dialogue: A Participatory Research Method to Engage Persons with (with Crystal Arnold MSc), SSO:USA Annual Research Conference (2009)

Introduction: Developing participatory research methods that can involve vulnerable persons in the research process is...

 

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Qualitative meta-synthesis: Reflection on the utility and challenges in occupational therapy. (with R. Gewurtz and Stergiou-Kita), Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (2008)

Background. A qualitative meta-synthesis is an approach to synthesizing relevant findings from across qualitative studies...

 

Interprofessional Issues

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Development, Implementation, and Formative Evaluation of Pre-licensure Workshops using Participatory Action Research to Facilitate Interprofessional, Client-Centred Mental Healthcare (with Evelyn Vingilis, Cheryl Forchuk, Carole Orchard, Gillian King, Carol McWilliam, Hossein Khalili, Betty Edwards, and Walter Osaka), Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education (2011)

Background: This study presents a formative evaluation of nine pre-licensure workshops to educate on interprofessional,...

 

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Development , implementation and formative evaluation of pre-liscensure workshops using Participatory Action Research to facilitate interprofessional, client-centered mental health care. (with E. Vingilis, C. Forchuk, C. Orchard, C. McWilliam, G. King, H. Khalili, B. Edwards, and W. Osaka), Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education (2011)

Background: This study presents a formative evaluation of nine pre-licensure workshops to educate on interprofessional,...

 

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Development of the ISVS: A tool for evaluating the shift toward collaborative care approaches in health care settings. (with G. King, C. Orchard, and S. Miller), WORK (2010)

Background: There is a need for tools by which to evaluate the beliefs, behaviors, and...

 

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The Interprofessional Socialization and Valuing Scale: A Tool for Evaluating the Shift toward Collaborative Care Approaches in Health Care Settings (with Gillian King, Carole A. Orchard, and Stacy Miller), Work (2010)

Background: There is a need for tools by which to evaluate the beliefs, behaviors, and...

 

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Moving toward virtual interdisciplinary teams and a multi-stakeholder approach in community-based return to work care. (with D. Brunarski and L. Doupe), Work (2008)

More efforts are needed to help stakeholders who are geographically isolated from one another become...

 

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The art and science of teamwork: A transdisciplinary approach. (with R. Walker and A. Hogue), Work (2008)

Teamwork, collaboration and interprofessional care are becoming the new standard in health care, and service...

 

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A multidimensional view of health (with J. MacKinnon), Education for Health (2004)

ABSTRACT Context: Emergence and burgeoning of specialized health care structureshave contributed to the diversity in...

 

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How Parents Use Health Information, with the Aid of a Knowledge Broker, When Living with and Caring for Their Young Children with Cerebral Palsy (with Stephanie Lagosky and Doreen Bartlett), CERI Annual Research Symposium (2011)

This research aims to understand, with the aid of a knowledge broker (KB), how parents...