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.


Van Eerd D, Irvin E, Harbin S, Mahood Q, Tiong M. Occupational exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder: a rapid review. Work. 2021;68(3):721-731. doi:10.3233/WOR-203406.
Quinn TD, Yorio PL, Smith PM, Seo Y, Whitfield GP, Gibbs BB. Occupational physical activity and cardiovascular disease in the United States. Occupational & Environmental Medicine. 2021;78(10):724-30. doi:10.1136/oemed-2020-106948.
Nielsen SM, Boers M, de Wit M, Shea B, Van Der Windt DA, Reeves BC, Beaton DE, Toupin April K. OMERACT consensus-based operational definition of contextual factors in rheumatology clinical trials: a mixed methods study. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2021;51(3):601-606. doi:10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.03.013.
Van Eerd D, Bowring J, Jetha A, Breslin FC, Gignac MA. Online resources supporting workers with chronic episodic disabilities: an environmental scan. International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 2021;14(2):129-148. doi:10.1108/IJWHM-08-2020-0137.
Biswas A, Begum M, Van Eerd D, Smith PM, Gignac MA. Organizational perspectives on how to successfully integrate health promotion activities into occupational health and safety. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2021;63(4):270-284. doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000002087.
Roofeh D, Barratt SL, Wells AU, Kawano-Dourado L, Tashkin D, Strand V, Seibold J, Proudman S, Brown KK, Dellaripa PF, Doyle T, Leonard T, Matteson EL, Oddis CV, Solomon JJ, Sparks JA, Vassallo R, Maxwell L, Beaton DE. Outcome measurement instrument selection for lung physiology in systemic sclerosis associated interstitial lung disease: a systematic review using the OMERACT filter 2.1 process. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2021;51(6):1331-1341. doi:10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.08.001.
Buchman DZ, Ding P, Lo S, Dosani N, Fazelzad R, Furlan AD, Isenberg SR, Spithoff S, Tedesco A, Zimmermann C, Lau J. Palliative care for people who use substances during communicable disease epidemics and pandemics: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open. 2021;11(10):e053124. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2021-053124.
Nolet PS, Yu H, Cote P, Meyer AL, Kristman VL, Sutton D, Murnaghan K, Lemeunier N. Reliability and validity of manual palpation for the assessment of patients with low back pain: a systematic and critical review. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 2021;29(1):33. doi:10.1186/s12998-021-00384-3.
Premji S, Begum M, Medley A, MacEachen E, Cote D, Saunders R. Return-to-work in a language barrier context: comparing Quebec's and Ontario's workers' compensation policies and practices. Perspectives interdisciplinaires sur le travail et la santé. 2021;23(1):1-22. doi:10.4000/pistes.7144.
Biswas A, Harbin S, Irvin E, Johnston H, Begum M, Tiong M, Apedaile D, Koehoorn M, Smith PM. Sex and gender differences in occupational hazard exposures: a scoping review of the recent literature. Current Environmental Health Reports. 2021;8(4):267-280. doi:10.1007/s40572-021-00330-8.
Blair A, Parnia A, Shahidi FV, Siddiqi A. Social inequalities in protective behaviour uptake at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic: results from a national survey. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2021;112(5):818-830. doi:10.17269/s41997-021-00553-0.
Van Eerd D, Cullen KL, Irvin E, Le Pouésard M, Gignac MA. Support for depression in the workplace: perspectives of employees, managers, and OHS personnel. Occupational Health Science. 2021;5(3):307-43. doi:10.1007/s41542-021-00090-9.
Rahim A, Mclsaac MA, Aronson KJ, Smith PM, Tranmer JE. The associations of shift work, sleep quality, and incidence of hypertension in Ontario adults: a population-based study. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2021;37(3):513-518. doi:10.1016/j.cjca.2020.09.003.
Shearer HM, Carroll LJ, Cote P, Randhawa K, Southerst D, Varatharajan S, Wong JJ, Yu H, Sutton D, van der Velde G, Nordin M, Gross DP, Moir S, Stupar M, Jacobs C, Taylor-Vaisey A. The course and factors associated with recovery of whiplash-associated disorders: an updated systematic review by the Ontario protocol for traffic injury management (OPTIMa) collaboration. European Journal of Physiotherapy. 2021;23(5):279-294. doi:10.1080/21679169.2020.1736150.
Prince SA, Rasmussen CL, Biswas A, Holtermann A, Aulakh T, Merucci K, Coenen P. The effect of leisure time physical activity and sedentary behaviour on the health of workers with different occupational physical activity demands: a systematic review. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2021;18(1):100. doi:10.1186/s12966-021-01166-z.
Maxwell LJ, Beaton DE, Boers M, D'Agostino MA, Conaghan PG, Grosskleg S, Shea BJ, Bingham CO. The evolution of instrument selection for inclusion in core outcome sets at OMERACT: Filter 2.2. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2021;51(6):1320-1330. doi:10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.08.011.
Lane TJ, Berecki-Gisolf J, Iles R, Smith PM, Collie A. The impact of long-term workers' compensation benefit cessation on welfare and health service use: protocol for a longitudinal controlled data linkage study. International Journal of Population Data Science. 2021;6(1):1419. doi:10.23889/ijpds.v6i1.1419.