Journal articles

This database lists peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters that include an Institute for Work & Health (IWH) scientist or researcher (past or present) as an author. Clicking any title will allow you to view a detailed citation and, if available, an abstract. For journal articles by IWH and non-IWH researchers in the areas of occupational health and safety, return to work, workers' compensation, public health and others within the IWH mandate, see our Research Alerts.


Jetha A, Theis KA, Boring MA, Murphy LB, Guglielmo D. Depressive symptoms and the arthritis‐employment interface. A population‐level study. Arthritis Care and Research. 2021;73(1):65-77. doi:10.1002/acr.24381 .
Petkovic J, Umaefulam V, Wattiaux A, Bartels C, Barnabe C, Greer-Smith R, Hofstetter C, Maxwell L, Shea B, Barton J, Lee AYS, Humphreys J, Beaton DE, Tugwell P. Development of an extension of the OMERACT Summary of Measurement Properties table to capture equity considerations: SOMP-Equity. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2021;51(6):1300-1310. doi:10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.09.005.
Hitzig SL, Jeyathevan G, Farahani F, Noonan VK, Linassi G, Routhier F, Jetha A, McCauley D, Alavinia SM, Omidvar M, Craven BC. Development of community participation indicators to advance the quality of spinal cord injury rehabilitation: SCI-High Project. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 2021;44(1):S79-S93. doi:10.1080/10790268.2021.1955204.
Alavinia SM, Jetha A, Hitzig SL, McCauley D, Routhier F, Noonan VK, Linassi G, Farahani F, Omidvar M, Jeyathevan G, Craven BC. Development of employment indicators to advance the quality of spinal cord injury rehabilitation care: SCI-High Project. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 2021;1(44):S118-S133. doi:10.1080/10790268.2021.1955205.
Jetha A, Gignac MA, Ibrahim S, Martin Ginis KA. Disability and sex/gender intersections in unmet workplace support needs: findings from a large Canadian survey of workers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2021;64(2):149-161. doi:10.1002/ajim.23203.
Gignac MA, Bowring J, Jetha A, Beaton DE, Breslin FC, Franche RL, Irvin E, MacDermid JC, Shaw WS, Smith PM, Thompson A, Tompa E, Van Eerd D, Saunders R. Disclosure, privacy and workplace accommodation of episodic disabilities: organizational perspectives on disability communication-support processes to sustain employment. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2021;31(1):153-165. doi:10.1007/s10926-020-09901-2.
Macpherson RA, Koehoorn M, Neis B, McLeod CB. Do differences in work disability duration by interjurisdictional claim status vary by industry and jurisdictional context?. Occupational & Environmental Medicine. 2021;78:583-592. doi:10.1136/oemed-2020-106917.
Tompa E, Mofidi A, van den Heuvel S, van Bree T, Michaelsen F, Jung Y, Porsch L, van Emmerik M. Economic burden of work injuries and diseases: a framework and application in five European Union countries. BMC Public Health. 2021;21(1):49. doi:10.1186/s12889-020-10050-7.
Mofidi A, Tompa E, Song C, Tenkate T, Arrandale V, Jardine J, Davies H, Demers PA. Economic evaluation of interventions to reduce solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure among construction workers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 2021;18(6):250-264. doi:10.1080/15459624.2021.1910278.
Lee JJY, Gignac MA, Johnson SR. Employment outcomes in systemic sclerosis. Best Practice & Research, Clinical Rheumatology. 2021;35(3):101667. doi:10.1016/j.berh.2021.101667.
Brandt M, Wilstrup NM, Jakobsen MD, Van Eerd D, Andersen LL, Ajslev JZN. Engaging occupational safety and health professionals in bridging research and practice: evaluation of a participatory workshop program in the Danish construction industry. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021;18(16):8498. doi:10.3390/ijerph18168498.
Sears JM, Schulman BA, Fulton-Kehoe D, Hogg-Johnson S. Estimating time to reinjury among Washington State injured workers by degree of permanent impairment: using state wage data to adjust for time at risk. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2021;64(1):13-25. doi:10.1002/ajim.23200.
Jetha A, Shamaee A, Bonaccio S, Gignac MA, Tucker LB, Tompa E, Bultmann U, Norman CD, Banks CG, Smith PM. Fragmentation in the future of work: a horizon scan examining the impact of the changing nature of work on workers experiencing vulnerability. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2021;64(8):649-666. doi:10.1002/ajim.23262.
Jetha A, Le Pouésard M, Mustard C, Backman C, Gignac MA. Getting the message right: evidence-based insights to improve organizational return-to-work communication practices. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2021;31(3):652-663. doi:10.1007/s10926-021-09961-y.
Tatangelo M, Tomlinson G, Paterson JM, Keystone E, Bansback N, Bombardier C. Health care costs of rheumatoid arthritis: a longitudinal population study. PLoS ONE. 2021;16(5):e0251334. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0251334.
Jones AM, Koehoorn M, Bultmann U, McLeod CB. Impact of anxiety and depression disorders on sustained return to work after work-related musculoskeletal strain or sprain: a gender stratified cohort study. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health. 2021;47(4):296-305. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3951.
Gignac MA, Shahidi FV, Jetha A, Kristman VL, Bowring J, Cameron JI, Tonima S, Ibrahim S. Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on health, financial worries, and perceived organizational support among people living with disabilities in Canada. Disability and Health Journal. 2021;14(4):101161. doi:10.1016/j.dhjo.2021.101161.
Van Eerd D, D'Elia T, Ferron EM, Robson LS, Amick B. Implementation of participatory organizational change in long term care to improve safety. Journal of Safety Research. 2021;78:9-18. doi:10.1016/j.jsr.2021.05.002.
D'Agostino MA, Beaton DE, Maxwell LJ, Cembalo SM, Hoens AM, Hofstetter C, Zabalan C, Bird P, Christensen R, de Wit M, Doria AS, Maksymowych WP, Oo WM, Ostergaard M, Serban T, Sloan VS, Terslev L, van Rossum MA, Conaghan PG, Boers M. Improving domain definition and outcome instrument selection: lessons learned for OMERACT from imaging. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2021;51(5):1125-1133. doi:10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.08.004.