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Dana Anaby

Dana Anaby
Assistant Professor; Chercheur régulier, C.R.I.R. (Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation) du Montréal métropolitain www.crir.ca; Research Associate, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research

Building: Hosmer House 3630 prom Sir-William-Osler

Office Room: H-302

Mailing Address: 3654 prom Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, QC, Canada H3G 1Y5

Office Phone: 514-398-4400 ext 00394

Lab Room: Centre de réadaptation MAB-MACKAY

Lab Phone: (514) 488-5552 ext. 1130

dana [dot] anaby [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Education: B.OT, Tel Aviv University; PhD (Rehabilitation Sciences, University of British Columbia); Postdoc (Rehabilitation Sciences, McMaster University).


OCC1 617 Occupational Solutions II 

Research Description:

Dr. Anaby’s research encompasses the areas of participation and well being among children and youth with physical disabilities, with a special focus on leisure participation and the impact of the environment.  Her studies involve testing intervention plans to enhance community engagement, as well as developing measurement-focused projects such as the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY). She also leads Knowledge Translation initiatives; particularly those aimed at promoting participation-based practices.

Research Funding:

  • Dana holds the FRQ-S Research Scholars Career Award - Junior 1
  • She is the PI of a CIHR Operating Grant ($153,519) entitled “Opening doors to participation of youth with physical disabilities in community activities: An intervention study” (Co-Investigators: Law, M., Majnemer, A., & Feldman, D.)

Dana is now accepting applications from students interested in pursuing their MSc / PhD in the Graduate Research Program.

Research Keywords:

Occupation, participation, leisure, environment, quality of life, childhood disability

Selected Publications:

Anaby, D. Law, M., Coster, W., Bedell, G., Kehtani, M., Avery, L. & Teplicky, R. (2014). The mediating role of the environment in explaining participation of youth with and without disabilities across home, school and community. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95(5), 908-917.

Anaby, D.; Lal, S.; Huszczynski, J*.; Maich, J*.; North, J*.; Law, M. (in press). Interrupted Time Series Design: A useful approach for studying interventions targeting participation. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. Posted online December, 13, 2013 http://informahealthcare.com/eprint/jbqzDXMt9XMM3927fNnZ/full

Law, M., Hanna, S., Anaby, D., Kertoy, M., King, G. & Xu L. (2014).  Health-related quality of life of children with physical disabilities: A longitudinal study. BMC Pediatrics. Open Access : http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2431-14-26.pdf 

Khetani, M., Marley, J.,Baker, M., Albrecht, B., Bedell, G., Coster, W., Anaby, D., & Law, M. (2014). Validity of the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY) for Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in Sustainable Development Projects. Disability and Health Journal, 7(2), 226-235.

Khetani, M., Cliff, A., Schelly, C., Daunhauer, L., & Anaby D. (2014).  Decisional Support Algorithm for Collaborative Care Planning using the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY): A Mixed Methods Study. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, Posted online, March, 26, 2014.

Tonkin, B., Ogilvie, B., Greenwood S., Law, M., Anaby, D. (in press). Participation of children and youth with disabilities in activities outside of school. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. December, 5th, 2013

Anaby D, Hand C, Bradley L, DiRezze B, DiGiacomo A, Forhan M, Law M. (2013). The effect of the environment on participation: A scooping review. Disability & Rehabilitation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23350759

Anaby D, Law M. (2013). The role of participation in the lives of children and young people with neurological and developmental conditions. In Ronen G. M. & Rosenbaum P. L. Life Quality Outcomes in Children and Young People with Neurological Conditions and Developmental Conditions. pp. 51-64. Mac Keith Press.

Law M, Anaby D, Teplicky R, Khetani M, Coster W, Bedell G. (2013) Participation in the home environment among children and youth with and without disabilities. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76 (2), 58-66.

Bedell G, Coster W, Law M, Lijenquist K, Kao YC, Teplicky R, Anaby D, Khetani MA. (2013). Community participation, supports and barriers of school age children with and without disabilities. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; 94 (2), 315-323.

Law M, King G, Petrenchik T, Kertoy M, Anaby D. (2012) The Assessment of Preschool Children's Participation: Internal Consistency and Construct Validity. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics; 32(3):272-87.