Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Joy MacDermid

BSc (St. Mary's), BScPT (Western), MSc (Western), PhD (Western)

Professor and Assistant Dean, School of Rehabilitation Sciences

Associate Member, Dept of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Co-Director, Hand and Upper Limb Centre, University of Western Ontario

Research Coordinator, WSIB Upper Limb Speciality Clinic, St. Joseph's Health Centre, London

905.525.9140 x 27813

Faculty of Health Sciences
Institute for Applied Health Sciences
Rm 429
1400 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 1C7

Office location: IAHS-429

Alternate Contact:
St. Joseph's Health Centre
PO Box 5777,
London, Ontario,
N6A 4L6

519.646.6100 x 64636

Academic Interests

  • Knowledge Transfer- Methods of Implementing Clinical Knowledge /Changing Clinical Behavior
  • Clinical measurement: Development and Evaluation of Self-Report and Performance-Based Pain and Disability Measures
  • Clinical Trials and Trial Design
  • Evidence Syntheses: Systematic Reviews and Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability of Upper Extremity Disorders (evaluation, prognosis and treatment)
  • Outcomes of Surgical/Rehabilitative Interventions for Upper Extremity Disorders

Selected Publications

  1. Tang K, MacDermid JC, Amick BC, Beaton DE, The 11-item Workplace Organizational Policies and Practices Questionnaire (OPP-11): examination of its construct validity, factor structure, and predictive validity in injured workers with upper-limb disorders. In press The American Journal of Industrial Medicine
  2. Roy JS, Desmeules F, MacDermid JC: Psychometric properties of presenteeism scales for musculoskeletal disorders. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. Nov 22 Epub 2010; 43(1):23-31, 2011.
  3. Shi Q, MacDermid JC: Is Surgical Intervention More Effective than Non-surgical Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? A Systematic Review. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, 6:17, 11 April, 2011. Awarded "Highly Accessed"
  4. Rouleau DS, MacDermid JC, Faber KJ: A systematic review of the psychometric properties of shoulder instability scales. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 19(8):1121-8, 2010.
  5. Colquhoun H, Letts L, Law M, MacDermid JC, Missiuna C: A scoping review of the use of theory in studies of knowledge translation. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy 77(5):270-279, 2010.
  6. Carlesso L, MacDermid JC, Santiguina L: Definition of adverse events in physical therapy - using manipulation as an exemplar. The Journal of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Epub May 13, 40(8):455-463, 2010.
  7. Chung KC, Jong JW, Shauver MJ, WRIST study group: A Guide on Organizing a Multicenter Clinical Trial: the WRIST study group. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2010 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print], 2010.
  8. Walton DM, MacDermid JC, Neilson W. Recovery from acute musculoskeletal injury of the spine: clinical, methodological and philosophical considerations. Disability and Rehabilitation (Epub) Oct 26, 2009; Print 32(10): 864-74, 2010.
  9. Bashardoust TS, MacDermid JC, Houghton P, Grewal R: Effects of low power laser irradiation on bone healing in animals; A meta-analysis. Journal of Orthopedic Surgery 5(1):1-, 2010.
  10. Mehta S, MacDermid JC, Carlesso L, McPhee: Concurrent Validation of the DASH and the QuickDASH in Comparison to Neck-specific Scales in Patients with Neck Pain. Spine Epub May 5; 35(24):2150-6, 2010.

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