Ayse Kuspinar

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 27823
Fax: 905-524-0069
Office: IAHS Rm. 435
Email: kuspinaa@mcmaster.ca


Dr. Kuspinar is an Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science.  Dr. Kuspinar is a physiotherapist with several years of clinical experience.  She obtained her MSc and PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University.  Following graduate studies, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship from the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo.

Research Expertise

Keywords: Health outcomes, measurement, quality of life, aging, multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Kuspinar’s research interests include the development and evaluation of patient-reported outcome measures using traditional and modern psychometric methods (Rasch Measurement Theory); studying longitudinal changes in function and quality of life in neurorehabilitative conditions and older adults; self-management interventions and systematic review methodology.

Graduate Students

For the 2016-2017 Academic Year:
Dr. Kuspinar will be taking graduate students in the near future.  Please do not hesitate to email her.

Recent Publications

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Journal Articles

Mayo NE, Kaur N, Barbic SP, Fiore J, Barclay R, Finch L, Kuspinar A, et al. How have research questions and methods used in clinical trials published in Clinical Rehabilitation changed over the last 30 years? Clin Rehabil. 2016;30(9):847-64.

Sawatzky R, Chan EK, Zumbo BD, Ahmed S, Bartlett SJ, Bingham CO 3rd, … Kuspinar A, et al. Modern perspectives of measurement validation emphasize justification of inferences based on patient-reported outcome scores: seventh paper in a series on patient reported outcomes. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016. Doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.12.002 [epub ahead of print].

Mayo NE, Aburub A, Brouillette MJ, Kuspinar A, Moriello C, Rodriguez AM, et al. In support of an individualized approach to assessing quality of life: comparison between Patient Generated Index and standardized measures across four health conditions. Qual Life Res. 2017;26(3):301-9.

Kuspinar A, Pickard S, Mayo NE. Developing a valuation function for the Preference-Based Multiple Sclerosis Index: comparison of standard gamble and rating scale. PLoS One. 2016;11(4):e0151905.

Kuspinar A, Bouchard V, Moriello C, Mayo NE. Development of a bilingual MS-specific health classification system: The Preference-Based Multiple Sclerosis Index. Int J MS Care. 2016;18(2):63-70.

Arafah AM, Kuspinar A, Mayo NE. Untangling Perception of Fatigue and Fatigability: First Steps, Austin Journal of Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology, 2015; 2(3):1018.

Shahrbanian S, Duquette P, Kuspinar A, & Mayo NE. Contribution of symptom clusters to multiple sclerosis consequences, Quality of Life Research, 2015; 24(3):617-629.

Rosenzveig A, Kuspinar A, Daskalopoulou S, Mayo NE. Towards patient-centered care: a systematic review of how to ask questions that matter to patients, Medicine, 2014; 93(12): e120.

Kuspinar A, Mayo NE. A Review of the Psychometric Properties of Generic Utility Measures in Multiple Sclerosis, PharmacoEconomics, 2014; 32(8): 759-773.

Kuspinar A, Finch L, Pickard S, & Mayo NE. Using existing data to identify candidate items for a health state classification system in multiple sclerosis, Quality of Life Research, 2014; 23(5): 1445-1457.

General Information

Mailing Address:

School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Institute of Applied Health Sciences,
Room 403, 1400 Main St. W. Hamilton, ON L8S 1C7


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