Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Joy MacDermid

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

Professor and Assistant Dean, School of Rehabilitation Sciences

Associate Member, Dept of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

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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