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Patricia McKinley

Associate 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-301B

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

Office Phone: 398-4498

Lab Room: H17

Fax: 398-8183

patricia [dot] mckinley [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Education: BA (Zoology) UCLA; MA (Developmental Biology) UCLA; PhD (Kinesiology) UCLA

Research Keywords:

leisure activities, vulnerable populations, dance, cognitive function development

Research Description:

The major focus of Dr McKinley's current research program is the investigation of leisure-based physical activities for promotion of health and well-being in vulnerable populations, with a special focus on dance as a rehabilitation tool.


Jewish Rehabilitation Centre

Selected Publications:

Pinniger R, Brown R, Thorsteinsson E and McKinley P. Turning emotions into motion: Use of Argentine tango for persons with self-declared depression. J Complementary Medicine (in press).

Pearson I, Boyd J, Boyer-Remillard ME, Pilon-Piquette M and McKinley P. (2013). Une version Franco-Quebecoise du Sport concussion Assessment tool 2 (SCAT2); outil d’ evaluation pour commotions dans le sport2-Quebec (SCAT2_QC).  Physiotherapy Canada, 65(4): 378–383. 

Pinniger R, Brown R, Thorsteinsson E and McKinley P. (2013). Tango dance can reduce distress and insomnia in people with self-referred affective symptoms. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 35(1):60-77.

Pinniger R, Brown R, Thorsteinsson E and McKinley P. (2013). Intensive tango program for people with self-referred affective symptoms. Music and Medicine, 5:15-22b.

Pinniger R, Brown R, Thorsteinsson E, and McKinley P.  (2013). Tango program for individuals with age-related macular degeneration. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 31:47-59.

Sofianidis G, Hatzitaki V and McKinley P. (2012). Effects of expertise and auditory guidance on traditional dance performance. J Dance Medicine & Science, 16(2):57-64.

Pinniger R, Brown R, Thorsteinsson E and McKinley P. (2012). Argentine tango dance compared to mindfulness meditation and a waiting-list control: a randomized trial for treating depression. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 20(6):377-384.

Li K, Roudaia E*, Lussier M, Bherer L, Leroux A and McKinley P. (2010). Benefits of cognitive dual-task training on balance performance in healthy older adults. Journal of Gerontology: Biological and Medical Sciences, 12:1344-1352.

Schneiberg, S*, McKinley P, Sveistrup H, Gisel E, Mayo N and Levin M. (2010). Task-oriented intervention and trunk restraint on upper limb movement quality in children with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 52:245-253.

Schneiberg, S*, McKinley P, Gisel E, Sveistrup H and Levin M. (2010). Reliability of kinematic measures of functional reaching in children with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 52: 167-173.

Duquette, J*, McKinley P, Mazer B, Gelinas I, Vanier M, Benoit D and Gresset, J. (2010). Impact of partial administration of the Cognitive Behavioral Driver’s Inventory on concurrent validity in individuals with brain injury. Am J of Occ Therapy, 64:279-287.