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.


Tavares P, Landsman V, Wiltshire L. Intra-examiner reliability of measurements of ankle range of motion using a modified inclinometer: a pilot study. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. 2017;61(2):121-127.
Padkapayeva K, Chen C, Bielecky A, Ibrahim S, Mustard C, Beaton DE, Smith PM. Male-female differences in work activity limitations: examining the relative contribution of chronic conditions and occupational characteristics. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. 2017;59(1):6. doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000000906.
Marin TJ, Van Eerd D, Irvin E, Couban R, Koes BW, Malmivaara A, van Tulder MW, Kamper SJ. Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for subacute low back pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2017;6:CD002193. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD002193.pub2.
Furlan AD, Williamson OD. New Canadian guidance on opioid use for chronic pain: necessary but not sufficient. CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne. 2017;189(18):E650. doi:10.1503/cmaj.170431.
Corp N, Jordan JL, Hayden JA, Irvin E, Parker R, Smith A, Van Der Windt DA. Protocol: a systematic review of studies developing and/or evaluating search strategies to identify prognosis studies. Systematic Reviews. 2017;6:88. doi:10.1186/s13643-017-0482-y.
Milani D, Alexandre NM, Campos JA, Hogg-Johnson S. Psychometric properties of the obstacles to return-to-work questionnaire in a Brazilian context. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2017;27(4):530-546. doi:10.1007/s10926-016-9684-8.
Cassidy JD, Boyle E, Cote P, Hogg-Johnson S, Bondy SJ, Haldeman S. Risk of carotid stroke after chiropractic care: a population-based case-crossover study. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 2017;26(4):842. doi:10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2016.10.031.
Wong IS, Breslin FC. Risk of work injury among adolescent students from single and partnered parent families. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2017;60(3):285. doi:10.1002/ajim.22684.
MacEachen E, Du B, Bartel E, Ekberg K, Tompa E, Kosny A, Petricone I, Stapleton J. Scoping review of work disability policies and programs. International Journal of Disability Management. 2017;12(0):1. doi:10.1017/idm.2017.1.
Leao ALM, Barbosa-Branco A, Turchi MD, Steenstra IA, Cole DC. Sickness absence among municipal workers in a Brazilian municipality: a secondary data analysis. BMC Research Notes. 2017;10(1):773. doi:10.1186/s13104-017-3116-5 .
Kristman VL, Shaw WS, Reguly P, Williams-Whitt K, Soklaridis S, Loisel P. Supervisor and organizational factors associated with supervisor support of job accommodations for low back injured workers. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2017;27(1):115-127. doi:10.1007/s10926-016-9638-1.
McGuire C, Kristman VL, Shaw WS, Loisel P, Reguly P, Williams-Whitt K, Soklaridis S. Supervisors' perceptions of organizational policies are associated with their likelihood to accommodate back-injured workers. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2017;39(4):346-353. doi:10.3109/09638288.2016.1141245.
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.