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Latest Publications and Research in the News

August 2022

Xiang, L., Bansal, S., Wu, A.Y., & Roberts, T.L. (2022). Pathway of care for visual and vestibular rehabilitation after mild traumatic brain injury: a critical review. Brain Injury, 2, 1-10. 10.1080/02699052.2022.2105399

Teel, E.F., Caron, J.G., & Gagnon, I.J. (2022). Developing a conceptual framework to identify and classify sources of parental stress following pediatric concussion. Brain Injury.

Bolduc, M.E., Rennick, J.E., Gagnon, I., Sokol, E., Brossard-Racine, M., & Majnemer, A. (2022). Identifying developmental challenges of youth with congenital heart defects: A patient-oriented perspective. Child: Care, health and development. doi: 10.1002/CCH-2022-0082.R1

Roy, L., Abdel-Baki, A., Bérubé, F.A., Crocker, A., de Benedictis, L., Dostie, M., Latimer, E., & Roy, M.A. (2022). Housing trajectories and the risk of homelessness among new mental health service users: Protocol for the AMONT study. Early Intervention in Psychiatry,

Sorek, G., Gagnon, I., Schneider, K., … et al. (2022). The Cardiac Autonomic Response Recovery to the Modified Tilt Test in Children Post Moderate–Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain Injury.

Bhojwani, T.M., Lynch, S.D., Buhler, M.A., & Lamontagne, A. (2022). Impact of dual tasking on gaze behaviour and locomotor strategies adopted while circumventing virtual pedestrians during a collision avoidance task. Experimental Brain Research,

Anis, L., Letourneau, N., … Majnemer, A., … & West, Z. (2022). Study protocol for Attachment & Child Health (ATTACHTM) program: promoting vulnerable Children’s health at scale. BMC Pediatrics, 22: 491.

Schwartz, E., Guidry, K., Lee, A., Dinh, D., Levin, M.F., & Demers, M. (2022). Clinical Motor Coordination Tests in Adult Neurology: A Scoping Review. Physiotherapy Canada.

Orgoutsova, T., Boychuck, Z., O'Donnell, M., Ahmed, S., Osman, G., & Majnemer, A. (2022). Telerehabilitation for Children and Youth with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families: A Systematic Review. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.

Palimeris, S., Ansari, Y., Remaud, A., Tremblay, F., Corriveau, H., Boudrias, M.H., & Milot, M.H. (2022). Effect of a tailored upper extremity strength training intervention combined with direct current stimulation in chronic stroke survivors: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Science.

Prokopiou, P.C., Xifra-Porxas, A., Kassinopoulos, M., Boudrias, M.H., & Mitsis, G.D. (2022). Modeling the Hemodynamic Response Function Using EEG-fMRI Data During Eyes-Open Resting-State Conditions and Motor Task Execution. Brain Topography, 35, 302-321.

Yan, X., Boudrias, M.H., & Mitsis, G.D. (2022). Removal of Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation EEG Artifacts Using Blind Source Separation and Wavelets. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering


July 2022

Killeen, H., & Anaby, D.R. (2022). The impact of parent involvement on improving participation of children born preterm: The story in the baseline. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications 28(100942).

Frenkel-Toledo, S., Levin, M.F., Berman, S., Liebermann, D.G., Baniña, M.C., Solomon, J.M., Ofir-Geva, S., & Soroker, N. (2022). Shared and distinct voxel-based lesion-symptom mappings for spasticity and impaired movement in the hemiparetic upper limb. Scientific Reports, 12(10169).

Rasiah, J., Freedman, S., … Gagnon, I.J., … Newton, A. (2022). Evaluation of parent and youth experiences in advisory groups as part of a mental healthcare clinical trial: protocol for a mixed-method study. BMJ Open 12(6):eo59689 doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-059689.

Weiler, H.A., Hazell, T.J., Majnemer, A., Vanstone, C.A., Gallo, S., & Rodd, C.J. (2022). Vitamin D supplementation and gross motor development: A 3-year follow-up of a randomized trial. Early Human Development.

Negreanu, K., Wang, Z.A., Campanelli, J., Zappia, A., Massierer, D., Spahija, J., & Janaudis-Ferreira, T. (2022). Inclusion of Exercise Prescription in Solid Organ Transplant in Physical Therapy Curricula Across Canadian Universities: A National Survey. Physiotherapy Canada. DOI: 10.3138/ptc-2020-0118

Saeed, H.M., Schwarz, L., & Hunt, M. (2022). Ethical Considerations Associated with Closing a Non-communicable Disease Program in a Humanitarian Setting. Canadian Journal of Bioethics, 5(2) 132-135.

Ataman, R., Ahmed, S., Zidan, A., & Thomas, A. (2022). Understanding how newly implemented rehabilitation best practices are sustained: a realist review. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Clément, M.A., Lee, K., Park, M., Sinn, A., & Miyake, N. (2022). The Need for Sensory-Friendly “Zones”: Learning From Youth on the Autism Spectrum, Their Families, and Autistic Mentors Using a Participatory Approach. Frontiers in Psychology, 13(883331)

Salbach, N., Mountain, A., …. Fung, J., …. White, K., & Yao, J. (2022). Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations: Virtual Stroke Rehabilitation Consensus Statement 2022. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1097/PHM.000000000000206

Nguenha, N., Bialous, S., Matavel, J., & Lencucha, R. (2022). Tobacco industry presence and practices in Mozambique: a ‘chaotic’ but worthy market. Tobacco Control.

Kleiner, M.J., Kinsella, E.A., Miciak, M., Teachman G., & Walton, D.W. (2022). The ‘responsive’ practitioner: physiotherapists’ reflections on the ‘good’ in physiotherapy practice. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice,

Levin, M.F., & Piscitelli, D. (2022). Motor Control: A Conceptual Framework for Rehabilitation. Motor Control, 1-21.

Lyland, Z.A., Walton, D.M., & Kinsella, E.A. (2022). “Maybe I would’ve been more comfortable in my Ignorance?”: Exploring future physical therapist’s lived experience of an elective pain science course. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.

Ibrahim, M., Cardiff, K., Nhan, I., Savarimuthu, V., Yao, K., Kasai, S., Posel, N., & Soicher, J. (2022). Development of an evidence-based educational resource in oncology: ‘Living safely with bone metastases’. PEC Innovation.

Cramptom, A., Schneider, K.J., Grilli, L., Chevignard, M., Katz-Leurer, M., Beauchamp, M.H., Debert, C., & Gagnon, I.J. (2022). Determining the Agreement Between Common Measures Related to Vestibulo-ocular Reflex Function After a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents. Archives of Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Translation.

Bui, T.A., Pohl, M., Rosenfelt, C., Ogourtsova, T., Yousef, M., Whitlock, K., Majnemer, A., Nicholas, D., Demmans Epp, C., Zaiane, O., Bolduc, F.V. (2022). Identifying Potential Gamification Elements for A New Chatbot for Families with Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A User-Centred Design Approach. JMIR Human Factors. 10.2196/31991

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