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.


Hemingway H, Shipley M, Stansfeld SA, Shannon HS, Frank JW, Brunner E, Marmot M. Are risk factors for atherothrombotic disease associated with back pain sickness absence? The Whitehall II study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 1999;53:197-203.
Guzman J, Peloso P, Bombardier C. Capturing health care utilization after occupational low-back pain: development of an interviewer-administered questionnaire. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 1999;52(5):419-427.
Marx RG, Bombardier C, Hogg-Johnson S, Wright JG. Clinimetric and psychometric strategies for development of a health measurement scale. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 1999;52(2):105-111.
Marx RG, Bombardier C, Hogg-Johnson S, Wright JG. How should importance and severity ratings be combined for item reduction in the development of health status instruments. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 1999;52(3):193-197.
Davis AM, Beaton DE, Hudak PL, Amadio PC, Bombardier C, Cole DC, Hawker GA, Katz JN, Makela M, Marx RG, Punnett L, Wright JG. Measuring disability of the upper extremity: a rationale supporting the use of a regional outcome measure. Journal of Hand Therapy. 1999;12(4):269-274.
Shannon HS, Robson LS, Guastello SJ. Methodological criteria for evaluating occupational safety intervention research. Safety Science. 1999;31(2):161-179.
Marx RG, Bombardier C, Wright JG. What do we know about the reliability and validity of physical examination tests used to examine the upper extremity. Journal of Hand Surgery - American Volume. 1999;24(1):185-193.


Polanyi M, Eakin J, Frank JW, Shannon HS, Sullivan TJ. Creating healthier work environments: a critical review of the health impacts of workspace organizational change interventions. In: Sullivan TJ, Frank JW, editors. Canada health action: building on the Legacy - national forum on health/editions multimondes Vol.3.
Hudak PL, Cole DC, Frank JW. Perspectives on prognosis of soft tissue musculoskeletal disorders. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. 1998;21(1):29-40.
Frank JW, Sinclair S, Hogg-Johnson S, Shannon HS, Bombardier C, Beaton DE, Cole DC. Preventing disability from work-related low-back pain. New evidence gives new hope--if we can just get all the players onside. Canadian Medical Association journal. 1998;158(12):1625-1631.
Marx RG, Hudak PL, Bombardier C, Graham B, Goldsmith C, Wright JG. Reliability of physical examination for carpal tunnel syndrome. Journal of Hand Surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland). 1998;23(4):499-502.
Lavis JN, Malter A, Anderson GM, Taylor VM, Deyo RA, Bombardier C, Axcell T, Kreuter W. Trends in hospital use for mechanical neck and back problems in Ontario and the United States: discretionary care in different health care systems. Canadian Medical Association journal. 1998;158(1):29-36.


Brooker AS, Frank JW, Tarasuk V. Back pain claim rates and the business cycle. Social Science & Medicine. 1997;45(3):429-439.
Sinclair S, Hogg-Johnson S, Mondloch MV, Shields SA. Effectiveness of an early active intervention program for workers with soft-tissue injuries. The Early Claimant Cohort Study. Spine. 1997;22(24):2919-2931.
Shannon HS, Mayr J, Haines T. Overview of the relationship between organizational and workplace factors and injury rates. Safety Science. 1997;26(3):201-217.
Bombardier C, Esmail R, Nachemson AL. The Cochrane Collaboration Back Review Group for spinal disorders. Spine. 1997;22(8):837-840.
Polanyi M, Cole DC, Beaton DE, Chung J, Wells R, Abdolell M, Beech-Hawley L, Ferrier S, Mondloch MV, Shields SA, Smith JM, Shannon HS. Upper limb work-related musculoskeletal disorders among newspaper employees: cross-sectional survey results. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 1997;32(6):620-628. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-0274(199712)32:6<620::AID-AJIM8>3.0.CO;2-T.


Buchbinder R, Goel V, Bombardier C, Hogg-Johnson S. Classification systems of soft tissue disorders of the neck and upper limb: do they satisfy methodological guidelines?. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 1996;49(2):141-149.
Liira JP, Shannon HS, Chambers LW, Haines T. Long-term back problems and physical work exposures in the 1990 Ontario Health Survey. American Journal of Public Health. 1996;86(3):382-387. doi:10.2105/ajph.86.3.382.