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Bernadette Nedelec

Position: Associate Professor; Director, Occupational Therapy Program

Building: Davis House, 3654 prom Sir-William-Osler

Office Room: D-24

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

Office Phone: 514-398-1275

Lab Office: Villa Medica Rehabilitation Hospital

Lab Phone: 288-8201 x4341

Fax: 514-398-6360

bernadette [dot] nedelec [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Education: BSc (OT), PhD Experimental Surgery (University of Alberta), Post-doctoral Studies (Nutrition) Université de Montréal


OCC1 545L Therapeutic Strategies in Occupational Therapy 1

Research Interests:

Dr Nedelec's area of expertise is the cellular and molecular biology of hypertrophic scar and the rehabilitation of burn survivors. Her current research projects focus on: 1) the evaluation of clinical instruments used to quantify hypertrophic scar and its associated symptoms, 2) the efficacy of treatment interventions employed to minimize this pathology and its associated morbidities, 3) practice issues related to evidence-based practice in burn survivor rehabilitation, and 4) the comprehensive evaluation of the short- and long-term consequences of burn injuries in adults.

Research Keywords:

burn survivor rehabilitation, hypertrophic scar pathophysiology, assessment and treatment


Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal
Hôpital de réadaptation Villa Medica

Selected Publications:

Nedelec B, Donelan M, Baryza MJ, Blome-Eberwein S, Carrougher GJ, Hickerson B, Joe V, Jordan M, Kowalske K, Murray D, Parry I, Peck M, Reilly D, Schneider JC. (2013) Functional outcomes consensus statement. J Burn Care Res 34:376-380.

Torres S, Boccolori P, Landi A, Leonelli C, Mercanti C, Sartini S, Zigarello L, Nedelec B. (2013) Effectiveness of cast versus thermoplastic immobilization of closed mallet finger injuries: a prospective randomized comparison. J Hand Ther 26:191-201.

Nedelec B, Parnell LKS, Rachelska G, LaSalle L. (2012) Double-blind, randomized, pilot study assessing the resolution of postburn pruritus. J Burn Care Res 33:398-406.

Parnell LKS, Nedelec B, Rachelska G, LaSalle L. (2012) Assessment of pruritus characteristics and impact on burn survivors. J Burn Care Res 33:407-18.

Nedelec B, Serghio MA, Niszczak M, McMahon M, Healey T (2012) Practice guidelines for early ambulation of burn survivors after lower extremity grafts.  J Burn Care Res 33:319-29.

Parry I, Esselman P, Nedelec B, Balakrishnan C, Calvert CT, Driscoll DN, Hsu SCC, Causby-Crump DK, Flitton MT, Gabriel VA, Garner W, Helm P, Moss L, Rimmer RB, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Sharp PA, Shetler M, Yenne C, Yohannan S. (2011) Clinical competencies for burn rehabilitation therapists. J Burn Care Res 32:458-67.

Nedelec B, Dion K*, Correa JA, Desrosiers J. (2011) Upper extremity performance test for the elderly (TEMPA): normative data for young adults. J Hand Therapy 24:31-43.

Forbes-Duchart L*, Cooper J, Nedelec B, Ross A, Quanbury A. (2009) Burn therapists’ opinion about the application and essential characteristics of a burn scar outcome measure.  J Burn Care Res 30:792-800, 2009

Richard R, Baryza MJ, Carr JA, Dewey WS, Dougherty ME, Forbes-Duchart L*, Franzen BJ, Healey T, Lester M, Li SKF, Moore M, Nakamura D, Nedelec B, Niszczak J, Parry IS, Quick CD, Serghiou M, Ward RS, Ware L, Young A. (2009) Burn Rehabilitation and Research: Proceedings of a Consensus Summit. J Burn Care Res 30:543-73.