Nicol Korner-Bitensky

Academic title(s): 

Professor (Post Retirement)

Nicol Korner-Bitensky
Contact Information

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

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

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Email address: 
nicol.korner-bitensky [at]
Professor (retired); Chercheur régulier, C.R.I.R. (Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation) du Montréal métropolitain

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

Current research: 

Prof. 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. Prof. Korner-Bitensky is also interested in research exploring assessment and treatment practices used in evaluating disabled and elderly drivers.

Research Areas: 

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

Selected publications: 

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

Korner-Bitensky N. (2013). When does stroke rehabilitation end?  International Journal of Stroke, 8(1): 8-10.

Lal S and Korner-Bitensky N. (2013). Motivational interviewing: A novel intervention for translating rehabilitation research into practice. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(11):919-23.

*Prasanna S, Korner-Bitensky N and Ahmed S. (2013). Why do people delay accessing health care for knee osteoarthritis?  Exploring beliefs of health professional and lay people. Physioth Canada, 65(1):56-63.

Walker MF, Fisher RJ, Korner-Bitensky N, McCluskey A and Carey L. (2013). From what we know to what we do: Translating stroke rehabilitation research into practice. International Journal of Stroke, 8(1):11-7.

Bayley M, Hurdowar A, Richards C, Korner-Bitensky N, Wood-Dauphinee S, Eng J, MacKay-Lyons M, Harrison E, Teasell R, Harrison M and Graham I. (2012). Barriers to implementation of stroke rehabilitation evidence: Findings from a multi-site pilot project. Disabil Rehabil, 34(19):1633-8.

Ménard I, *Benoit M, *Boulé-Laghzali N, *Hébert MC, *Parent-Taillon J, *Pérusse J, Rouleau S and 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 and Straus S. (2012). Usability testing of two e-learning resources methods to maximize potential for clinician use. J of Rehab Med, 44(4):338-45.

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

*Petzold A, Korner-Bitensky N, Salbach N, Ahmed S, *Menon A and *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, 44(2):118-24.

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