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January / February 2023

Leclair, M.C., Charette, Y., Seto, M., Nicholls, T.L., Roy, L., Dufour, M. & Crocker, A.G. (2022). Barriers and facilitators of access and utilization of mental health services among forensic service users along the care pathway. BMC Health Services Research, 22, 1495.

Ramachandran, M., Bangera, K., Dsouza, S.A., & Belchior, P. (2022). A scoping review of family-centered interventions in dementia care. Dementia,

Chamberland, M., Setrakian, J., Bergeon, L., Varpio, L., St-Onge, C., & Thomas, A. (2022). Harnessing a knowledge translation framework to implement an undergraduate medical education intervention: A longitudinal study. Perspectives on Medical Education, 11, 333-340,

Alhasani, R., Godbout, M., Durand, A., Auger, C., Lamontagne, A., & Ahmed, S. (2022). Informing the development of an outcome set and banks of items to measure mobility among individuals with acquired brain injury using natural language processing. BMC Neurology, 22(464)

Leclair, M., Latimer, E., Lemieux, A., Roy, L., Nicholls, T., & Crocker, A.G. (2022). Beyond Housing: The Heterogenous Effect of Housing First on Criminal Justice Outcomes Among Homeless People With Mental Illness. Santé mentale et justice, 47(1), 37-61

Larivière, C., Preuss, R., Gagnon, D.H., Mecheri, H., Driscoll, M., & Henry, S.M. (2022). The relationship between clinical examination measures and ultrasound measures of fascia thickness surrounding trunk muscles or lumbar multifidus fatty infiltrations: An exploratory study. Journal of Anatomy.

Shiguemoto, T.S., Janaudis-Ferreira, T., Dewan, N., & Mathur, S. (2022). Identifying Outcome Domains for Clinical Trials of Physical Rehabilitation Among Adults Undergoing Solid Organ Transplantation Using a Delphi Approach. Prog Transplant. doi: 10.1177/15269248221145032

Albisser, A., Schweinhardt, P., Bussières, A., & Baechler, M. (2022). Self-reported attitudes, skills and use of evidence-based practice among Swiss chiropractors: a national survey. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, 30 (59).

Bonnard, M., Hui, C., Manganaro, M., & Anaby, D. (2022). Toward Participation-Focused School-Based Occupational Therapy: Current Profile and Possible Directions. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention.

Roy, L., Keays, N., Lemieux, A., Nicole, M., Crocker, A.G.(2022). Traumatismes complexes et services psycholégaux : vers des pratiques sensibles au trauma [Complex Trauma and Forensic Mental Health Services: Towards Trauma-informed Care]. Sante Ment Que. 47(1):19-36.

Oostrik, L., Bourbeau, J., Doiron, D., …. & Janaudis-Ferreira, T. (2022). Physical Activity and Symptom Burden in COPD: The Canadian Obstructive Lung Disease (CanCOLD) Study. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis, doi: 10.15326/jcopdf.2022.0349

Piscitelli, D., Baniña, M.C., Lam, T.K., Chen, J.L., & Levin, M.F. (2022). Psychometric Properties of a New Measure of Upper Limb Performance in Post-Stroke Individuals: Trunk-Based Index of Performance. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair,

Frantz, A., Serra, N.I., Almendariz, A.L., Duclos, C., Owen, A.M., & Blain-Moraes, S. (2023). Assessing Cognitive Outcomes in Coma Survivors: A Literature Review. Brain Science, 13(1), 96.

Manoni-Millar, S., Distasio, J., Latimer, E., Somers, J., Stergiopoulos, V., Kerman, N., Roy, L., & Aubry, T. (2022). Examining Risk Factors and Protective Resources as Predictors of Recovery Among Youth With Mental Illness and Lived Experience of Homelessness. Youth & Society, 1-23. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X221140929

Cachecho, S., Fafara, A., Lacombe, F., Bussieres, A., & Dahan-Oliel, N. (2022). Current rehabilitation practice for the evaluation and treatment of children with arthrogryposis: an international survey. Disability and Rehabilitation,

Labonte, A.K., Kafashan, M. M., Huels, E.R., Blain-Moraes, S., Basner, M., … Palanca, B.J., & ReCCognition Study Group. (2023). The posterior dominant rhythm: an electroencephalographic surrogate for cognitive recovery after general anaesthesia. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 130(2), E399-E400. DOI:

Shikako, K., Lencucha, R., Hunt, M., Jodioin, S., Elsabbagh, M., Hudon, A., Cogburn, D., Chandra, A., Gignac-Eddy, A., Ananthamoorthy, N., & Martens, R. (2023). How Did Governments Address the Needs of People With Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic? An Analysis of 14 Countries’ Policies Based on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities. International Journal of Health Policy and Management.

Stasiulis, E., Naglie, G., Sanford, S., Belchior, P., Crizzle, A., Gélinas, I., Mazer, B., Moorhouse, P., Myers, A., Porter, M. M., Vrkjan, B., & Rapoport, M.J. (2023). Developing the Driving and Dementia Roadmap: a knowledge-to-action process. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-14. DOI:

Chamberland, M., Setrakian, J., Bergeron, L., Varpio, L., St-Onge, C., & Thomas, A. (2023). Harnessing a knowledge translation framework to implement an undergraduate medical education intervention: A longitudinal study. Journal of the Netherlands Association of Medical Education. 11(6). 333-340. DOI: 10.1007/s40037-022-00735-7

Schwartz, L., Nouvet, E., de Laat, S., Yantzi, R., Wahoush, O., Khater, W.A., ... Hunt, M. (2023) Aid when ‘there is nothing left to offer’: Experiences of palliative care and palliative care needs in humanitarian crises. PLOS Glob Public Health 3(2): e0001306.

Gervais-Hupé, J., Filleul, A., Perreault, K., Gaboury, I., Wideman, T.H., Charbonneua, C., Loukili, F., Gagnon, M., & Hudon, A. (2023). What are the perceived needs of people living with chronic pain regarding physiotherapy services? A scoping review protocol. Plos One.

Talla, P.K., Robillard, C., Ahmed, S., Guindon, A., Houtekier, C., & Thomas, A. (2023). Clinical research coordinators’ role in knowledge translation activities in rehabilitation: a mixed methods study. BMC Health Services Research, 23(124).

Marshall, S., Bédard, M., … Mazer, B., Gélinas, I., … & Man-Son-Hing, M. (2023). Candrive - Development of a Risk Stratification Tool for Older Drivers. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A.

Kotb, N., Barreto, L., & Janaudis-Ferreira, T. (2023). Post-exertional malaise in pulmonary rehabilitation after COVID-19: Are we not giving enough attention? Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

Ponzano, M., Tibert, N., Brien, S., Funnell, L., …. Wideman, T.H., & Giangregorio, L.M. (2023). International consensus on the non-pharmacological and non-surgical management of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. Osteoporosis international.

Yoo, P.Y., Majnemer, A., Wilton, R., Ahmed, S., & Shikako, K. (2023). Application of the child community health inclusion index for measuring health inclusion of children with disabilities in the community: a feasibility study. BMC Pediatrics, 23(86).

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