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Isabelle Gélinas

Associate Professor; Director, Graduate Program; Chercheur régulier, C.R.I.R. (Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation) du Montréal métropolitain www.crir.ca

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

Office Room: D-25

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

Office Phone: 514-398-4514

Fax: 514-398-6360

isabelle [dot] gelinas [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Education: BSc (OT, U de Montreal); Certificate (Aging Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA); MSc (OT, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA); PhD (Rehabilitation Science, McGill); Post-doctoral Studies (CIRADE, Université du Québec à Montréal)


OCC 1 617: Occupational Solutions 2
POTH 677: Retraining Driving Skills

Research Description:

Dr Gélinas’ research focuses on the activities and the contextual factors (personal and environmental) that shape the level of social participation of adults and elderly with disability.   More specifically, her research encompasses two main domains:  Driving rehabilitation and Activities of Daily Living.  Presently her research projects are directed at: 1) the assessment and training of driving abilities in seniors and in clients with disabilities, 2) the development of daily living assessment in persons with disabling conditions, 3) the development and the evaluation of intervention strategies to improve the participation and social inclusion of persons with a disability

Member of Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR)

Research Keywords:

Activities of daily living, Participation, Driving Rehabilitation, Community Integration, Social Inclusion, Aging, Disability

Selected Publications:

Bédard M, Marshall S, Man-Son-Hing M, Weaver B, linas I, Korner-Bitensky N, Mazer B, Naglie G, Porter MM, Rapoport J.M, Tuokko H and Vrkljan B. (2013). Is it premature to test older drivers with the SIMARD-MD. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 61:317-21.

Bédard M, Gagnon S, Gélinas I, Marshall S, Naglie G, Porter M et al. (2013). Failure to predict on-road results. Canadian Family Physician, 59(7): 727.

Arrighi HM, Gélinas I, McLaughlin TP, Buchanan J and Gauthier S. (2013).   Longitudinal Changes in Functional Disability in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients. International Psychogeriatrics, 25:6, 929–937.

Devos H, Akinwuntan AE, Gélinas I, George S, Nieuwboer A and Verheyden G. (2012). Shifting up a gear: considerations on assessment and rehabilitation of driving in neurological conditions. Physiotherapy Research International, 17 (3): 125–131.

Provencher V, Demers L, Gagnon L and Gélinas I. (2012).  Impact of familiar and unfamiliar settings on cooking task assessments in frail older adults with poor and preserved executive functions.  International Psychogeriatric, 24:5: 775–783.

Gélinas I and George S. (2012). Screening drivers with cognitive impairments using DriveSafe and DriveAware: promising tests to predict safe and unsafe drivers.  Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59(1):105-6.

Bottari C, Lamothe MP, Gosselin N, Gelinas I and Ptito A. (2012).  Driving difficulties and adaptive strategies: the perception of individuals having sustained a mild traumatic brain injury. Rehabilitation Research and Practice, vol. 2012, 9 pages.  Article ID 837301

Couture M, Vincent C and Gélinas I. (2012). Enquête concernant l’entraînement des fonctions cognitives en vue de la conduite automobile. Ergothérapies, 47: 5-14.

Zafran H, Tallant B and Gélinas I. (2012). The experience of academic reintegration after a first episode of psychosis: a first-person exploration. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 16(1): 27-43.

Lefebvre H, Levert MJ, Bottari C, Gélinas I, Croteau C, Le Dorze G and McKerrall M. (2011). Un accompagnement personnalisé d’intégration communautaire en soutien au développement de la résilience: vers un modèle. Résilience: pour voir autrement l’intervention en réadaptation. Développement humain handicap et changement social. Journal of Human Development, Disability, and Social Charge, 19(1):103-110.

Dahan-Oliel N, Mazer B, Gélinas I, Dobbs B and Lefebvre H. (2010). Transportation use in community-dwelling older adults: association with participation and leisure activities. Canadian Journal of Aging, 29 (4):491– 502.

Auger C, Demers L, Gélinas I. and  Miller WC, Jutai JW and Noreau NL. (2010). Life-space mobility of middle-aged and older adults at various stages of usage of power mobility devices. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91(5):765-73.