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Nicol Korner-Bitensky

Nicol Korner-Bitensky 
Position:
 Professor (retired); Chercheur régulier, C.R.I.R. (Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation) du Montréal métropolitain www.crir.ca

Building: Hosmer House, 3630 prom Sir-William-Osler

Office Room: H-207

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

Office Phone: 514-398-5457

Fax: 514-398-6360

nicol [dot] korner-bitensky [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Education: BSc (OT), MSc (Rehabilitation Sciences), PhD (Rehabilitation Science; additional interest Epidemiology), Post-doctoral studies (Health Policy/Cost) Université de Montréal

Research Keywords:

Stroke, rehabilitation, driving and disability, older driver safety, knowledge translation, evidence-based practice, survey methodology, epidemiology, outcome measures, measurement, clinician best practices, occupational therapy

Research Description:

Dr Korner-Bitensky's research focuses on the health service delivery in rehabilitation, especially in stroke. Much of her research examines whether frontline clinicians use the available evidence regarding effective and ineffective treatments to guide their daily practice. In addition, she is exploring new ways of optimizing knowledge translation. Dr Korner-Bitensky is also interested in research exploring assessment and treatment practices used in evaluating disabled and elderly drivers.

Selected Publications:

*Poulin V, Korner-Bitensky N, Dawson D. (IN PRESS) Functional impact of executive function impairment: A stroke-specific assessment toolkit. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

Korner-Bitensky N. (IN PRESS) When does stroke rehabilitation end?  International Journal of Stroke, 2012.

Lal S, Korner-Bitensky N. (IN PRESS) Motivational interviewing – A novel intervention for translating rehabilitation research into practice. Disability and Rehabilitation.

*Prasanna S, Korner-Bitensky N, Ahmed S. (IN PRESS) Why do people delay accessing health care for knee osteoarthritis?  Exploring beliefs of health professional and lay people. Physioth Canada.

Walker MF, Fisher RJ, Korner-Bitensky N, McCluskey A, Carey L. (IN PRESS) From what we know to what we do: Translating stroke rehabilitation research into practice. Invited paper – International Journal of Stroke.

Bayley M, Hurdowar A, Richards C, Korner-Bitensky N, Wood-Dauphinee S, Eng J, MacKay-Lyons M, Harrison E, Teasell R, Harrison M, Graham I. (2012) Barriers to implementation of stroke rehabilitation evidence: Findings from a multi-site pilot project. Disabil Rehabil. 93(2)

Ménard I, *Benoit M, *Boulé-Laghzali N, *Hébert MC, *Parent-Taillon J, *Pérusse J, Rouleau S, Korner-Bitensky N. (2012) Occupational therapists’ perceptions of the role of occupational therapy in screening and assessment of driving capacity in individuals with psychiatric conditions.  OT in Mental Health. 28(1):36-50.

*Menon A,  Korner-Bitensky N, Chignell M, Straus S. (2012) Usability testing of two e-learning resources methods to maximize potential for clinician use. J of Rehab Med. Mar 28;44(4):338-45.

*Poulin V, Korner-Bitensky N, Dawson, D, & Bherer L. (2012) Efficacy of executive function interventions after stroke: a systematic review. Top Stroke Rehabil. Mar-Apr;19(2):158-71.

*Petzold A, Korner-Bitensky N, Salbach N, Ahmed S, *Menon A, *Ogourtsova T. (2012) Increasing knowledge of best practice in occupational therapists treating post-stroke unilateral spatial neglect: results of a knowledge translation intervention study, J of Rehab Med. Feb;44(2):118-24.