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  1. Owis Eilayyan*, Aliki Thomas, Marie-Christine Hallé*, Sara Ahmed, Anthony C. Tibbles, Craig Jacobs, Silvano Mior, Connie Davis, Roni Evans, Michael J. Schneider, Fadi Alzoubi, Jan Barnsley, Cynthia R. Long and Andre Bussières (2018). Promoting the use of self-management in novice chiropractors treating individuals with spine pain: the design of a theory-based knowledge translation intervention. BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 19(1), 328.
  2. Milner, Siobhan* & T. Boruff, Jill & Beaurepaire, Cecile & Ahmed, Sara & Janaudis-Ferreira, Tania. (2018). Rate of, and barriers and enablers to, pulmonary rehabilitation referral in COPD: A systematic scoping review. Respiratory Medicine. 137. 10.1016/j.rmed.2018.02.021.
  3. Alhasani, R*., Auger, C., Azevedo, M. D. P., & Ahmed, S. (2018, October). Mobility measures among individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI): an umbrella review. In QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH (Vol. 27, pp. S73-S74). VAN GODEWIJCKSTRAAT 30, 3311 GZ DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS: SPRINGER.
  4. Gélinas-Bronsard D, Mortenson WB, Ahmed S, Guay C, Auger C. Co-construction of an Internet-based intervention for older assistive technology users and their family caregivers: stakeholders’ perceptions. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 2018 Oct 1:1-0.
  5. Martin, P., Tamblyn, R., Benedetti, A., Ahmed, S., & Tannenbaum, C. (2018). Effect of a Pharmacist-Led Educational Intervention on Inappropriate Medication Prescriptions in Older Adults: The D-PRESCRIBE Randomized Clinical Trial. Jama, 320(18), 1889-1898.
  6. Chan CWT*, Gogovor A*, Valois M-F, Ahmed S. Age, gender, and current living status were associated with perceived access to treatment among Canadians using a cross sectional survey. BMC Health Services Research. June 2018;18(1):471.
  7. Mohammad Auais*, Suzanne N. Morin, Lois Finch, Sara Ahmed, Nancy Mayo. Toward a meaningful definition of recovery after hip fracture: Comparing two definitions in community-dwelling older adults. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, June 2018,Vol 99,Issue 6,P 1108-1115
  8. Ala’S A, Gagnon B*, Ahmed S, Rodríguez AM, Mayo NE. Impact of reconceptualization response shift on rating of quality of life over time among people with advanced cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2018 Mar 21:1-9.
  9. Blum, Steven I., Sara Ahmed, Emuella Flood, Frans J. Oort, and Carolyn E. Schwartz. Introduction to special section: measuring what matters. Qual Life Res Jan (2018): 27:1 P1-3


  1. Gagnon DH, Vermette M, Duclos C, Aubertin-Leheudre M, Ahmed S, Kairy D. Satisfaction and perceptions of long-term manual wheelchair users with a spinal cord injury upon completion of a locomotor training program with an overground robotic exoskeleton. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 2017 Dec 19:1-8.
  2. Guay C*, Auger C, Demers L, Mortenson W.B, Miller W.C, Gélinas Bronsard D, Ahmed S. Components and outcomes of Internet-based interventions for caregivers of older adults. Journal of Medical and Internet Research. Sep 2017,vol 19,Issue 9, e313
  3. de Sousa Sena*, R., Ahmed, S., Tan, W.C., Li, P.Z., Labonté, L., Aaron, S.D., Benedetti, A., Chapman, K.R., Walker, B., Fitzgerald, J.M. and Hernandez, P., 2017. Work productivity loss in mild to moderate COPD: lessons learned from the CanCOLD study. European Respiratory Journal, 50(3), p.1701154.
  4. Montague T, Nemis-White J, Aylen J, Ahmed S, Baxter S, Martin L, Adams O, Gogovor A*. Public and Professional Insights on End-of-Life Care: Results of the 2016 Health Care in Canada Survey. Healthcare quarterly (Toronto, Ont.). 2017;20(2):18-21.
  5. Gogovor A*, Visca R*, Auger C, Bouvrette-Leblanc L, Symeonidis I, Poissant L, Ware MA, Shir Y, Viens N, Ahmed S. Informing the development of an Internet-based chronic pain self-management program. International journal of medical informatics. 2017 Jan 1;97:109-19.
  6. Bartlett, S. J., & Ahmed, S. Montreal Accord on Patient-Reported Outcomes Use Series Paper 1: Introduction. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2017 Apr 19
  7. Mayo, N. E., Figueiredo, S., Ahmed, S., & Bartlett, S. Montreal Accord on Patient-Reported Outcomes Use Series–Paper 2: Terminology Proposed to Measure What Matters in Health. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2017 Apr 20.
  8. Noonan, V. K., Lyddiatt, A., Ware, P.*, Jaglal, S. B., Riopelle, R. J., Bingham, C. O., ... & Ahmed, S. Montreal Accord on Patient-Reported Outcomes Use Series–Paper 3: Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) Can Facilitate Shared Decision-Making and Guide Self-Management. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2017 Apr 20.
  9. Bingham, C. O., Noonan, V., Auger, C., Feldman, D., Ahmed, S., & Bartlett, S. J. Montreal Accord on Patient-Reported Outcomes Use Series–Paper 4: Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) Can Inform Clinical Decision-Making in Chronic Care. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2017 Apr 20.
  10. Mamiya, H., Lix, L. M., Gardner, W., Bartlett, S. J., Ahmed, S., & Buckeridge, D. L. Montreal Accord on patient-reported outcomes use series—paper 5: patient-reported outcomes can be linked to epidemiologic measures to monitor populations and inform public health decisions. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2017 Apr 21
  11. Bartlett, S. J., Witter, J., Cella, D., & Ahmed, S. Montreal Accord on patient-reported outcomes use series–paper 6: creating national initiatives to support patient reported outcomes (PRO) development and use—the PROMIS example. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.  2017 Apr 20.
  12. Ahmed, S., Ware, P.*, Gardner, W., Witter, J., Bingham, C. O., Khairy, D., & Bartlett, S. J. Montreal Accord on Patient-Reported Outcomes Use Series-Paper 8: Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) in Electronic Health Records Can Inform Clinical and Policy Decisions. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2017 Apr 20
  13. Arbuckle, L., Moher, E., Bartlett, S. J., Ahmed, S., & El Emam, K. Montreal Accord on Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) use series—Paper 9: anonymization and ethics considerations for capturing and sharing patient reported outcomes. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2017 Apr 20
  14. Alexander Moreno*, Diana Zidarov*, Chandhana Raju*, Jill Boruff, Sara Ahmed. Integrating the perspectives of individuals with spinal cord injuries, their family caregivers, and healthcare professionals across the continuum of care: protocol for a scoping study on SCI needs. BMJ Open, 2017, vol 7, no 8, p014331
  15. Cavallo S, Brosseau L, Ahmed S, Duffy A, Rahman P, Alvarez-Gallardo I, Loew L, Angelis G, Feldman D, Majnemer A, Gagnon I, Maltais D, Mathieu M, Kenny G, Tupper S, whitney-Mahoney K, Bigford S. Ottawa Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for physical activity in the management of juvenile idiopathic arthritis Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. May 2017, Volume 98, Issue 5, Pg 1018-1041.DOI:
  16. Ahmed S, Swaine, Bonnie; Milot, Marc*; Gaudet, Caroline*; Poldma, Tiiu; Bartlett, Gillian; Mazer, Barbara; Le Dorze, Guylaine; Barbic, Skye; Rodriguez, Ana Maria; Lefebvre, Helene; Archambault, Phillipe S; Fung, Joyce; Labbé, Delphine; Lamontagne, Anouk; Kehayia, Eva* et al Creating an inclusive mall environment with the PRECEDE-PROCEED model: a living lab case study Disability and Rehabilitation. Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation. Jan 2017, Volume 39, Issue 21, Pg 2198-2206
  17. Amede Gogovor *Regina Visca* Claudine Auger Lucie, Bouvrette-Leblanc Iphigenia Symeonidis Lise Poissant Mark A. Ware, Yoram Shir, Natacha Viens, Sara Ahmed. Informing the design of a chronic pain internet-based self-management portal. International journal of Medical Informatics.  2017  Volume 97, Pages 109–119
  18. Terrence Montague, Amédé Gogovor*, John Aylen, Lisa Ashley, Sara Ahmed, Lesli Martin, Bonnie Cochrane, Owen Adams and Joanna Nemis-White. Patient-Centred Care in Canada: Key Components and the Path Forward. Healthcare Quarterly. 2017;20(1):50-56.
  19. Daily Kairy, Frédéric Messier, Diana Zidarov*, Sara Ahmed, Lise Poissant, Paula W.Rushton, Claude Vincent, Brigitte Fillion, Veronique Lavoie. Evaluating the Implementation Process of a New Telerehabilitation Modality in Three Rehabilitation Settings using the Normalization Process Theory: Study Protocol. International Journal of Healthcare Management 2017.
  20. Shankland, B., Beaton, D., Ahmed, S., Nedelec, B. Effects of client-centered multimodal treatment on impairment, function, and satisfaction of people with thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis. Journal of Hand Therapy 2017. Volume 30, Issue 3, Pages 307-313. doi:10.1016/j.jht.2017.03.004
  21. Patrick Ware*, Susan J Bartlett, Guy Paré, Iphigenia Symeonidis, Cara Tannenbaum, Gillian Bartlett, Lise Poissant, Sara Ahmed. Using eHealth Technologies: Interests, Preferences and Concerns of Older Adults. Interact J Med Res 2017;6(1):e3


  1. Sara Ahmed, Pierre Ernst, Susan J. Bartlett, Marie-France Valois, Tasneem Zaihra*, Guy Paré, Roland Grad, Owis Eilayyan*, Robert Perreault, Robyn Tamblyn. The effectiveness of web-based asthma self-management: A pilot randomized clinical trial of My Asthma Portal (MAP). J Med Internet Res 2016;18(12):e313 doi:10.2196/jmir.5866
  2. Prakash Dhopte*, Sara Ahmed, Nancy Mayo, Simon French, Jeffrey A. Quon, André Bussières. Testing the feasibility of a knowledge translation intervention designed to improve chiropractic care for adults with neck pain disorders: study protocol for a pilot cluster-randomized controlled trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies20162:33.
  3. Montague T, Gogovor A*, Marshall L, Cochrane B, Ahmed S, Torr E, et al. Searching for Best Direction in Healthcare: Distilling Opportunities, Priorities and Responsibilities. Healthcare Quarterly. 2016;19(3):44-9.
  4. Gogovor A*, Ahmed S, Nemis-White J, Torr E, Aylen J, Marshall L, Montague T, for Health Care in Canada Survey Members (2016). e-Technology-Facilitated Patient Care: Complementary and Contrasting Views of the Canadian Public and Health Professionals. Available at: sssc/hcic_technology_facilitated_health_care_nov_2_2016.pdf
  5. Zidarov D*, Visca R*, Gogovor A*, Ahmed S. Performance and quality indicators for the management of non-cancer chronic pain: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open. 2016;6(2):e010487.
  6. Tasneem Zaihra*; Chris Walsh; Sara Ahmed; Cathy Fugere; Qutayba Hamid; Ron Olivenstein; James G Martin, MD; Andrea Benedetti, Ph.D.  "Phenotyping of difficult asthma using longitudinal physiological and biomarker measurements reveals significant differences in stability between clusters". BMC Pulm Med. 2016 May 10;16(1):74. doi: 10.1186/s12890-016-0232-2.


  1. Black N, Burke L, Forrest CB, Ravens Sieberer UH, Ahmed S, Valderas JM, Bartlett SJ, Alonso J. Patient-reported outcomes: pathways to better health, better services, and better societies. Qual Life Res. 2015 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:26563251]
  2. Riany De Sousa Sena*, Jean Bourbeau, Pei Zhi Li, Sara Ahmed. Validity and usability testing of the Fitbit pedometer in patients with COPD. European Respiratory Journal 09/2015; 46(suppl 59):PA2067
  3. Shahrbanian S*, Duquette P, Ahmed S, Mayo NE. Pain acts through fatigue to affect participation in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Qual Life Res. 2015 Aug 9. [Epub ahead of print].
  4. Philippe Martin, Robyn Tamblyn, Sara Ahmed, Andrea Benedetti, Cara Tannenbaum. A consumer-targeted, pharmacist-led, educational intervention to reduce inappropriate medication use in community older adults (D-PRESCRIBE trial): study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. Trials 2015 10;16:266. Epub 2015 Jun 10.
  5. Ahmed S, Ware P*, Visca R*, Bareil C, Chouinard MC, Desforges J, …, Gogovor A*. The prevention and management of chronic disease in primary care: recommendations from a knowledge translation meeting. BMC research notes. 2015;8:571.
  6. Melissa Bauer*, Sara Ahmed, Andrea Benedetti, Christina Greenaway, Marek Lalli, Allison Leavens, Dick Menzies, Claudia Vadeboncoeur, Bilkis Vissandjée, Ashley Wynne, and Kevin Schwartzman.  Health-related quality of life and tuberculosis: a longitudinal cohort study. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2015; 13: 65.
  7. Ahmed S, Ware P*, Visca R*, et al. The Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease in Primary Care: Recommendations from a Knowledge Translation Meeting. BMC Notes 2015. 2015 Oct 15;8:571. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1514-0.
  8. Montague T, Gogovor A*, Ahmed S, Torr E, Aylen J, Marshall L, Henningsen N, Nemis-White J. Contributions and Challenges of Non-professional Patient Care: A Key Component of Contemporary Canadian Health Care. Healthcare Quarterly 2015. 8 (3): 18-22.
  9. Tamblyn R, Ernst P, Winslade N, Huang A, Grad R, Platt RW, Ahmed S, Moraga T, Eguale. Evaluating the impact of an integrated computer-based decision support with person-centered analytics for the management of asthma in primary care: a randomized controlled trial. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Jul;22(4):773-83. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocu009. Epub 2015 Feb 10.
  10.  T.Zaihra T*; Ernst P; Tamblyn R; Ahmed S. Tailoring interventions: identifying predictors of poor asthma control. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 114(6):485-491.e1, 2015 Jun
  11. Bussières AE, Al Zoubi F*,Quon JA, Ahmed S,   Thomas A, Stuber K, Sajko S, French S; Members of the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative.  Fast tracking the design of theory-based KT interventions through a consensus process. Implement Sci. 2015 Feb 11;10(1):18
  12. Ahmed S, Marshall L, Gogovor A*, Morton W, Norman, J., Nemis-White J, Montague T. Challenges and Opportunities: Results of the 2013-2014 Health Care in Canada Survey. Available from http://
  13. Montague T, Nemis-White J, Marshall L, Gogovor A*, Torr E, Ahmed S.  Recent Health Care Trends in Canada: Perceptions of Quality, Access and Affordability; and, Priorities for Improvement, 1998-2014. Available from
  14. Bauer M*, Ahmed S, Benedetti A, Greenaway C, Lalli M, Leavens A, Menzies D, Vadeboncoeur C, Vissandjée B, Wynne A, and Schwartzman K. The impact of tuberculosis on health utility: a longitudinal cohort study. Quality of Life Research. 2015 Jun;24(6):1337-4


  1. Nemis-White J, Torr E, Gogovor A*, Marshall L, Ahmed S, Montague T. Stakeholder Surveys of Canadian Health Care Performance: What Are They Telling Us? Who Should Be Listening? Who Should Be Acting; and, How?  Healthc Q. 2014;17(4):22-7
  2. Paap MC, Bode C, Lenferink LI, Groen LC, Terwee CB, Ahmed S, Eilayyan O*, van der Palen J. Identifying key domains of health-related quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the patient perspective. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2014 Jul 9;12(1):106.
  3. Ahmed S, Ware P*, Visca R*, Gogovor A*. La prévention et la gestion des maladies chroniques dans les soins de première ligne. Synthèse de la rencontre Pfizer-FRQS-MSSS de transfert de connaissances sur les maladies chroniques. July 2014
  4. Tannenbaum C, Martin P, Tamblyn R, Benedetti A, Ahmed S Reduction of inappropriate benzodiazepine prescriptions among older adults through direct patient education: the EMPOWER cluster randomized trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jun;174(6):890-8
  5. Ahmed S, Sawatsky R, Feldman D, Levesque J., Schwartz CE.  Minimal Evidence of Response Shift in the Absence of a Catalyst. Quality of Life Research 2014 2014 Nov;23(9):2421-30.
  6. Petzold A*, Korner-Bitensky N, Salbach NM, Ahmed S, Menon A, Ogourtsova T. Determining the barriers and facilitators to adopting best practices in the management of poststroke unilateral spatial neglect: results of a qualitative study. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2014 May-Jun;21(3):228-36
  7. Eilayyan O*, Mayo NE, Ernst P, Gogovor A*, Ahmed S. Predictors of perceived asthma control in primary care clinics. Qual Life Res 2014 Jan;24(1):55-65.
  8. Thomas A, Menon A, Boruff J, Rodriguez AM, Ahmed S Applications of social constructivist learning theories in knowledge translation for healthcare professionals: a scoping review. Implement Sci. 2014 May 6;9:54
  9. Ahmed S, Tamblyn R, Winslade N. Using decision support for population tracking of adherence to recommended asthma guidelines. BMJ Open. 2014 Mar 4;4(3)
  10. Wicks P, Stamford J, Grootenhuis M, Haverman L, Ahmed S. Innovations in e-health. Quality of Life Research. 2014 Feb;23(1):195-203.


  1. Kwakkenbos L, Jewett LR, Baron M, Bartlett SJ, Furst D, Gottesman K, Khanna D, Malcarne VL, Mayes MD, Mouthon L, Poiraudeau S, Sauve M, Nielson WR, Poole JL, Assassi S, Boutron I, Ells C, van den Ende CH, Hudson M, Impens A, Körner A, Leite C, Costa Maia A, Mendelson C, Pope J, Steele RJ, Suarez-Almazor ME, Ahmed S, Coronado-Montoya S, Delisle VC, Gholizadeh S, Jang Y, Levis B, Milette K, Mills SD, Razykov I, Fox RS, Thombs BD.  The Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort: protocol for a cohort multiple randomised controlled trial (cmRCT) design to support trials of psychosocial and rehabilitation interventions in a rare disease context. BMJ Open 2013;3:e003563.
  2. Martin P, Tamblyn R, Ahmed S, Tannenbaum C. An educational intervention to reduce the use of potentially inappropriate medications among older adults (EMPOWER study): protocol for a cluster randomized trial. Trials. 2013, 14:80.
  3. Carolyn E. Schwartz,  Sara Ahmed, Richard Sawatzky, Tolulope Sajobi, Nancy Mayo, Joel Finkelstein, Lisa Lix , Mathilde G. E. Verdam, Frans J. Oort , Mirjam A. G. Sprangers . Guidelines for secondary analysis in search of response shift. Quality of Life Research. 2013, DOI 10.1007/s11136-013-0402-0.
  4. Prasanna S*, Korner-Bitensky N, Ahmed S. Delay in accessing health care for knee osteoarthritis - Exploring Health Professional and Layperson Perceptions of Reasons. Physiotherapy Canada 2013; 65 (1): 56-63.
  5. Martin P, Tamblyn R, Ahmed S, Tannenbaum C. A Drug Education Tool Developed for Older Adults Changes Knowledge, Beliefs and Risk Perceptions about Inappropriate Benzodiazepine.  Prescriptions in the Elderly. Patient Education & Counseling. 2013, 92(1):81-7.
  6. Reeve BB, Wyrwich KW, Wu AW, Velikova G, Terwee CB, Snyder CF, Schwartz C, Revicki DA, Moinpour CM, McLeod LD, Lyons JC, Lenderking WR, Hinds PS, Hays RD, Greenhalgh J, Gershon R, Feeny D, Fayers PM, Cella D, Brundage M, Ahmed S, Aaronson NK, Butt Z; on behalf of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL). ISOQOL recommends minimum standards for patient-reported outcome measures used in patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research. Quality of Life Research. [epub ahead of print, January 4, 2013.


  1. A.Gogovor*, B. Burnand, S. Ahmed, T. Montague and I. Peytremann-Bridevaux, "Team Effectiveness in Patient Health Management: An Overview of Reviews," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 3 No. 7, 2012, pp. 614-627. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2012.37111.
  2. Ahmed S, Basch E, Berzon RA, Lenderking WR, Moinpour CM, Reeve BB, Revicki DA, Wu AW. The Use of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) within Comparative Effectiveness Research: Implications for Clinical Practice and Healthcare Policy. Medical Care 50 (2012):1060-70.
  3. Figueiredo S, Finch L, Mai JG, Ahmed S, Huang A, Mayo N. Nordic Walking for Geriatric Rehabilitation: a randomized pilot trial. Disability and Rehabilitation 2012.
  4. Petzold A*, Korner-Bitensky N, Salbach NM, Ahmed S, Menon A, Ogourtsova T. Increasing knowledge of best practices in occupational therapists treating post-stroke unilateral spatial neglect: results of a knowledge-translation intervention study. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2012; 44(2): 118-24.


  1. Ahmed S, Bartlett S, Ernst P, Pare G, Kanter M, Perreault R, Grad R, Taylor L, Tamblyn R. My Asthma Portal (MAP): The effect of a web-based chronic disease management system on asthma control and health-related quality of life. Trials 2011; 12: 160.
  2. Schwartz, Carolyn E. Sprangers, Mirjam A G. Oort, Frans J. Ahmed, Sara. Bode, Rita. Li, Yuelin. Vollmer, Timothy. Response shift in patients with multiple sclerosis: an application of three statistical techniques.  Quality of Life Research. 2011; 20(10):1561-72.
  3. Ahmed S, Mayo N, Scott S, Kuspinar A, Schwartz C. Using Latent Trajectory Analysis of Residuals to Detect Response Shift in General Health among Patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Quality of Life Research 2011; 20(10): 1555-60.


  1. Poissant L, Ahmed S, Riopelle RJ, Rochette A, Lefebvre H, Radcliffe-Branch D. Synergizing expectation and execution for stroke communities of practice innovations. Implementation Science 2010; 5:44
  2. Ahmed S, Gogovor A*, Kosseim M, Poissant L, Riopelle R, Simmonds M, Krelenbaum M, Montague T. Advancing the Chronic Care Road Map: A Contemporary Overview. Healthcare Quarterly 2010; 13(3): 72-79.


  1. Montague T, Gogovor A*, Krelenbaum M. Ahmed S, Miloff BE, Burnand B. Changing healthcare: stakeholder perceptions of the burden of chronic disease and the value of teams, measurements and communication.  Healthcare Quarterly 2009;12(2):e1-e13.
  2. Ahmed S, Bourbeau J, Maltais F, Mansour S. The Oort structural equation modeling approach detected a response shift after a COPD self-management program not detected by the Schmitt technique. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2009; 62(11): 1165-72.
  3. Ahmed S, Schwartz C, Ring L, Sprangers MA. Applications of health-related quality of life for guiding healthcare: Advances in response shift research. Editorial for the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2009; 62(11): 1115-17.
  4. Mayo N, Scott S, Ahmed S. Case Management Post-Stroke Did Not Induce Response Shift: The Value of Residuals. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2009; 62(11): 1148-56.
  5. Hadouda S*, Laroui HR, Lemay A, Martin B, Korner-Bitensky N, Menon A, Storr C, Liliane Asseraf-Pasin, Ahmed S. Practice style traits of student occupational therapists and physical therapists. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy 2009; 76(2): 98-106.
  6. Ahmed S, Gogovor A, Berman E, Miloff M, Burnand B, Krelenbaum M, Montague T, for the 2008 Health Care in Canada Partners.  Changing Health Care:  Stakeholder Perceptions of the Burden of Chronic Disease and the Value of Teams, Measurements and Communication.  Healthcare Quarterly 2009; 12(2):e1-e13.


  1. Ahmed S, Ring L. The Influence of Response Shift on Evaluations of Change in Patient-Reported Outcomes. Expert Review in Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Research 2008; 8(5): 479-489.
  2. Mayo N, Scott S, Denduriki N, Ahmed S. "Identifying Response Shift Statistically at the Individual Level" Quality of life Research 2008; 17: 627-639.


  1. Mayo N, Nadeau L, Ahmed S, Grad R, Huang A, Yaffe M, Wood-Dauphinee S. Bridging the Gap: The Effectiveness of Teaming a Stroke Co-ordinator with Patient's Personal Physician on the Outcome of Stroke. Age and Ageing 2007; doi: 10.1093/ageing/afm133.
  2. Ahmed S, Tamblyn R, Ernst P. The Use of an Item Response Theory Approach Identified Gaps in the Measurement of Asthma Control. Journal of Asthma 2007; 44(7): 547-554
  3. Tannenbaum C, Ahmed S, Mayo N. What drives older women’s perceptions of health-related quality of life? Quality of Life Research 2007; 16(4): 593-605.
  4. Ahmed S, Ernst P, Colman N, Tamblyn R. Validation of the 30 Second Asthma Test. Canadian Respiratory Journal 2007; 14(2): 105-9.


  1. Ahmed S, Mayo NE, Wood-Dauphinee S, Hanley JA, Cohen SR. Using the Patient Generated Index to Evaluate Response Shift Post-stroke. Quality of Life Research 2005; 14(10): 2247-57.
  2. Ahmed S, Mayo NE, Corbiere M, Wood-Dauphinee S Hanley J, Cohen R. Change in quality of life of people with stroke over time: true change or response shift?. Quality of Life Research. 2005; 14(3): 611-27. [Stimulated Commentary].
  3. Ahmed S. Mayo NE. Wood-Dauphinee S. Hanley JA. Cohen SR. The structural equation modeling technique did not show a response shift, contrary to the results of the then test and the individualized approaches. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2005; 58(11): 1125-33. [Stimulated Commentary].
  4. Higgins J, Mayo N, Desrosiers J, Salbach N, Ahmed S. Recovery of upper extremity function in the acute phase post stroke. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development 2005; 42(1): 65-76.


  1. Ahmed S, Mayo NE, Wood-Dauphinee S, PhD, Hanley J, Cohen R. Response shift influences estimates of change in health-related quality of life (HRQL) post-stroke. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2004; 57 (6): 561-570.
  2. Mayo NE, Poissant L, Ahmed S, Finch L, Higgins J, Jaglal S, Salbach NM, Soicher J. Incorporating the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) into an Electronic Health Record to Create Indicators of Function: Proof-of-Concept Using the SF-12. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2004; 11(6): 514-22.


  1. Ahmed S, Mayo N, Higgins J, Salbach N, Finch L,Wood-Dauphinee S. The Stroke Rehabilitation Assessment of Movement (STREAM): A Comparison with Other Measures of Stroke Outcome. Physical Therapy. 2002; 83 (7): 617-630.


  1. Salbach NM, Mayo NE, Richards C, Finch L, Higgins J, Ahmed S. Responsiveness of Gait Speed and Other Clinical Measures in Acute Stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2001; 1204-12.


  1. Mayo N, Wood-Dauphinee S, Ahmed S, Gordon C, Higgins J, McEwen S,  Salbach N. Disablement Following Stroke. International Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation. 1998; 21(5-6): 258-268. 
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