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.


Steenstra IA, Munhall C, Irvin E, Oranye N, Passmore S, Van Eerd D, Mahood Q, Hogg-Johnson S. Systematic review of prognostic factors for return to work in workers with sub acute and chronic low back pain. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2017;27(3):369. doi:10.1007/s10926-016-9666-x.
Nichol K, Kudla I, Robson LS, Hon CY, Eriksson J, Holness DL. The development and testing of a tool to assess joint health and safety committee functioning and effectiveness. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2017;60(4):368. doi:10.1002/ajim.22703.
Tompa E, Kalcevich C, McLeod CB, Lebeau M, Song C, McLeod K, Kim J, Demers PA. The economic burden of lung cancer and mesothelioma due to occupational and para-occupational asbestos exposure. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2017;74(11):816-822. doi:10.1136/oemed-2016-104173.
Biswas A, Oh PI, Faulkner GE, Bonsignore A, Pakosh MT, Alter DA. The energy expenditure benefits of reallocating sedentary time with physical activity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Public Health. 2017;1. doi:/10.1093/pubmed/fdx062.
Rotondi NK, Beaton DE, Ilieff M, Adhihetty C, Linton D, Bogoch E, Sale J, Hogg-Johnson S, Jaglal S, Jain R, Weldon J. The impact of fragility fractures on work and characteristics associated with time to return to work. Osteoporosis International. 2017;28(1):349-358. doi:10.1007/s00198-016-3730-4.
McInnes JA, MacFarlane EM, Sim MR, Smith PM. The impact of sustained hot weather on risk of acute work-related injury in Melbourne, Australia. International Journal of Biometeorology. 2017;[epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1007/s00484-017-1435-9.
Walker TJ, Tullar JM, Diamond PM, Kohl HW, Amick B. The longitudinal relation between self-reported physical activity and presenteeism. Preventive Medicine. 2017;102:120. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.07.003.
Cullen KL, Dickey JP, Brown SH, Nykamp SG, Bent LR, Thomason JJ, Moens NM. The magnitude of muscular activation of four canine forelimb muscles in dogs performing two agility-specific tasks. BMC Veterinary Research. 2017;13(1):68. doi:10.1186/s12917-017-0985-8.
Lay AM, Saunders R, Lifshen M, Breslin FC, LaMontagne AD, Tompa E, Smith PM. The relationship between occupational health and safety vulnerability and workplace injury. Safety Science. 2017;94:85. doi: 10.1016/j.ssci.2016.12.021.
Yap KS, Urowitz MB, Mahood Q, Medina-Rosas J, Sabapathy A, Lawson D, Su J, Gladman DD, Touma Z. The utility of lupus serology in predicting outcomes of renal transplantation in lupus patients: systematic literature review and analysis of the Toronto lupus cohort. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2017;46(6):791. doi:10.1016/j.semarthrit.2016.09.008.
Abma FI, Bultmann U, Amick B, Arends I, Dorland HF, Flach PA, van der Klink JJ, van de Ven HA, Bjorner JB. The work role functioning questionnaire v2.0 showed consistent factor structure across six working samples. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2017;[epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1007/s10926-017-9722-1.
Walker TJ, Tullar JM, Diamond PM, Kohl HW, Amick B. Validity and reliability of the 8-item work limitations questionnaire. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2017;27(4):576-583. doi:10.1007/s10926-016-9687-5.
Mustard C. Work disability prevention: should we focus on high body weights or heavy physical workload?. Occupational & Environmental Medicine. 2017;[epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1136/oemed-2017-104394.
Ferrario MM, Landsbergis P, Tsutsumi A, Li J, Hynek P, Krause N, Smith PM, Holtermann A, Clays AE. Work environment: an opportunity for ground-breaking collaborations in cardiovascular disease prevention. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 2017;24(2):4. doi:10.1177/2047487317698913.
Dorland HF, Abma FI, Roelen CAM, Stewart RE, Amick B, Ranchor AV, Bultmann U. Work functioning trajectories in cancer patients: results from the longitudinal Work Life after Cancer (WOLICA) study. International Journal of Cancer. 2017;141(9):1751-1762. doi:10.1002/ijc.30876.
Padkapayeva K, Posen A, Yazdani A, Buettgen A, Mahood Q, Tompa E. Workplace accommodations for persons with physical disabilities: evidence synthesis of the peer-reviewed literature. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2017;39(21):2134. doi:10.1080/09638288.2016.1224276.


Furlan AD, Murphy L. A 46-year-old man with acute low-back pain. CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne. 2016;188(6):441-442. doi:10.1503/cmaj.150660.
Tompa E, McLeod CB, Mustard C. A comparative analysis of the financial incentives of two distinct experience-rating programs. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2016;58(7):718-727. doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000000754.
Tompa E, Dolinschi R, Alamgir H, Sarnocinska-Hart A, Guzman J. A cost-benefit analysis of peer coaching for overhead lift use in the long-term care sector in Canada. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2016;73(5):308-314. doi:10.1136/oemed-2015-103134.
Williams-Whitt K, Kristman V, Shaw WS, Soklaridis S, Reguly P. A Model of Supervisor Decision-Making in the Accommodation of Workers with Low Back Pain. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2016;26(3):366-381. doi:10.1007/s10926-015-9623-0.
Tompa E, Kalcevich C, Foley M, McLeod CB, Hogg-Johnson S, Cullen KL, MacEachen E, Mahood Q, Irvin E. A systematic literature review of the effectiveness of occupational health and safety regulatory enforcement. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2016;59(11):919-933. doi:10.1002/ajim.22605.