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.


Shahidi FV, Gignac MA, Oudyk J, Smith PM. Assessing the psychosocial work environment in relation to mental health: a comprehensive approach. Annals of Work Exposures and Health. 2021;[epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1093/annweh/wxaa130.
Chow N, Hogg-Johnson S, Mior S, Cancelliere C, Injeyan S, Teodorczyk-Injeyan J, Cassidy JD, Taylor-Vaisey A, Cote P. Assessment of studies evaluating spinal manipulative therapy and infectious disease and immune system outcomes: a systematic review. JAMA Network Open. 2021;4(4):e215493. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.5493.
Lau J, Mazzotta P, Fazelzad R, Ryan S, Tedesco A, Smith AJ, Sud A, Furlan AD, Zimmermann C. Assessment tools for problematic opioid use in palliative care: a scoping review. Palliative Medicine. 2021;35(7):1295– 1322. doi:10.1177/02692163211015567.
Gibbs BB, Diaz KM, Kowalsky RJ, Smith PM, Stoner L. Association of standing with cardiovascular disease and mortality in adults. Current Epidemiology Reports. 2021;8:200–211. doi:10.1007/s40471-021-00276-3.
Busse JW, Pallapothu S, Vinh B, Lee V, Abril L, Canga A, Riva JJ, Viggiani D. Attitudes towards chiropractic: a repeated cross-sectional survey of Canadian family physicians. BMC Family Practice. 2021;22(1):188. doi:10.1186/s12875-021-01535-4.
Free B, Williams B, Situ X, Landsman V, Kim J, Moroz A, Bang H, Park J J. Blinding, sham, and treatment effects in randomized controlled trials for back pain in 2000-2019: a review and meta-analytic approach. Clinical Trials. 2021;18(3):361-370. doi:10.1177/1740774520984870.
Tompa E, Mofidi A, Song C, Arrandale V, Jardine KJ, Davies H, Tenkate T, Demers PA. Break-even analysis of Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) exposure interventions in the construction sector. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. 2021;63(11):e792-800. doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000002375.
Sears JM, Haight JR, Fulton-Kehoe D, Wickizer TM, Mai J, Franklin GM. Changes in early high-risk opioid prescribing practices after policy interventions in Washington State. Health Services Research. 2021;56(1):49-60. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.13564.
Minh A, Bultmann U, Rejineveld SA, Van Zon SKR, McLeod CB. Childhood socioeconomic status and depressive symptom trajectories in the transition to adulthood in the United States and Canada. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2021;68(1):161-168. doi:
Mustard C, Nadalin V, Carnide N, Tompa E, Smith PM. Cohort profile: the Ontario Life After Workplace Injury Study (OLAWIS). BMJ Open. 2021;11(9):e048143. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048143.
Biswas A, Gilbert-Ouimet M, Mustard C, Glazier RH, Smith PM. Combined associations of work and leisure time physical activity on incident diabetes risk. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2021;60(3):e149-e158. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2020.09.017.
Wells GA, Tugwell P, Tomasson G, Guillemin F, Maxwell LJ, Shea BJ, Grosskleg S, Merkel PA, March L, Beaton DE. Composite outcomes at OMERACT: multi-outcome domains and composite outcome domains. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2021;51(6):1370-1377. doi:10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.11.001.
Kroon FPB, van der Heijde D, Maxwell LJ, Beaton DE, Abishek A, Berenbaum F, Blanco FJ, Conaghan PG. Core outcome measurement instrument selection for physical function in hand osteoarthritis using the OMERACT Filter 2.1 process. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2021;51(6):1311-1319. doi:10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.08.014.
Johansson F, Cote P, Hogg-Johnson S, Skillgate E. Depression, anxiety and stress among Swedish university students during the second and third waves of COVID-19: a cohort study. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health. 2021;49(7):750-754. doi:10.1177/14034948211031402.
Minh A, Bultmann U, Reijneveld SA, Van Zon SKR, McLeod CB. Depressive symptom trajectories and early adult education and employment: comparing longitudinal cohorts in Canada and the United States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021;18(8):4279. doi:10.3390/ijerph18084279.
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.