Dr. MacDermid is a physical therapist, hand therapist, and clinical epidemiologist. She is also Co-director of the Hand and Upper Limb Centre (HULC) Clinical Research Lab. She is cross-appointed into Health Research Methodology at McMaster University; and Departments of Surgery at both McMaster University and the University of Western Ontario. Her teaching and research emphasizes evidence-based practice, clinical measurement, and knowledge translation.
Keywords: musculoskeletal health, work-related injury, pain and disability
Dr. MacDermid's research projects focuses on developing, and transferring into practice, the best evidence for prevention, assessment, and management of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders; including:
• Musculoskeletal health (upper extremity/neck)
• Rehabilitative and surgical interventions for bone, joint, nerve, muscle, tendon disorders
• Design and conduct of randomized clinical trials and cohort studies
• Clinical measurement of pain and disability (performance and self-report)
• Work-related risks, interventions and work disability
• Knowledge exchange and transfer (implementation methods, knowledge translation tools and research).
Dr. MacDermid teaches courses in musculoskeletal (hand and upper extremity) clinical skills, evidence-based practice, outcome measures, work disability, quality of life, and knowledge exchange and transfer.
2018-2019 MSc Students being accepted
Videos of Past Student Projects at the MacHAND Lab
Law M, MacDermid JC (Editors): Evidence-based Rehabilitation 3rd Edition. Slack Publishing, 2014.
Harris J, Mehta S, MacDermid JC: Chapter 13: Moving Evidence into Practice: Case Examples of the Knowledge-to Action Cycle at work. in Law M, MacDermid JC (Editors): Evidence-based Rehabilitation. Slack Publishing. Pages 305-324, 2014.
MacDermid JC: Chapter 11: Evidence synthesis practice tools: Guidelines, Algorithms, Clinical Pathways, Prediction Rules and Patient Decision-Aids. in Law M, MacDermid JC (Editors): Evidence-based Rehabilitation. Slack Publishing pages, 2014.
Law M, MacDermid JC: Chapter 10: Strategies to Build Evidence in Practice in Law M, MacDermid JC (Editors): Evidence-based Rehabilitation. Slack Publishing. Pages 205-232, 2014.
Law M, MacDermid JC: Chapter 9: Knowledge Translation in Law M, MacDermid JC (Editors): Evidence-based Rehabilitation. Slack Publishing. Pages 187-204, 2014.
MacDermid JC, Law M: Chapter 6: Evaluating the Evidence in Law M, MacDermid J (Editors): Evidence-based Rehabilitation. Slack Publishing. Pages 129-157, 2014.
MacDermid JC, Law M, Michlovitz S: Chapter 4: Outcome Measurement in Evidence-Based Rehabilitation in Law M, MacDermid J (Editors): Evidence-based Rehabilitation. Slack Publishing. Pages 65-105, 2014.
Law M, MacDermid JC: Chapter 1: Introduction to evidence-based practice. in Law M, MacDermid JC (Editors): Evidence-based Rehabilitation. Slack Publishing. Pages 1-15, 2014.
Editor: Bhandari M: Randomized Trials Reporting Checklists: Grewal R, MacDermid JC: Randomized Reporting Checklists Chapter 28, 183-191, 2013
Shaw L, MacDermid JC, Daraz L: Challenges and opportunities in Knowledge Transfer by informal and formal knowledge brokers that support persons with chronic pain. In Knowledge Transfer: Practices, Types and Challenges. Editor Ilic, D. NOVA.2012
Editor: Bhandari M: Evidence-based Orthopaedics A BMJ Publication. MacDermid JC, Thoma A and Szabo R: Section Editors (Hand Surgery) MacDermid JC and Grewal R: Prognosis: Pain and Disability after a Distal Radius Fracture. Chapter 108: 923-929, 2012.
Vincent JI, MacDermid JC, King GJ, & Grewal R. (2015). Linking of the Patient Rated Elbow Evaluation (PREE) and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons - Elbow questionnaire (pASES-e) to the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) and Hand Core Sets. J Hand Ther, 28(1), 61-68.
Szekeres M, MacDermid JC, King GJ, & Grewal R. (2015). The relationship between the Patient-rated Ulnar Nerve Evaluation and the common impairment measures of grip strength, pinch strength, and sensation. J Hand Ther, 28(1), 39-45.
Roy JS, Braen C, Leblond J, Desmeules F, Dionne CE, MacDermid JC, Bureau NJ, & Fremont P. (2015). Diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonography, MRI and MR arthrography in the characterisation of rotator cuff disorders: a meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-094148.
Mehta SP, MacDermid JC, Richardson J, MacIntyre NJ, & Grewal R. (2015). Reliability and validity of selected measures associated with increased fall risk in females over the age of 45 years with distal radius fracture - A pilot study. J Hand Ther, 28(1), 2-10.
da Silva Rodrigues EK, de Cassia Registro Fonseca M, & MacDermid JC. (2015). Brazilian version of the Patient Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE-BR): Cross-cultural adaptation, internal consistency, test-retest reliability and construct validity. J Hand Ther, 28(1), 69-76.
Cheifetz O, Dorsay JP, & MacDermid JC. (2015). Exercise facilitators and barriers following participation in a community-based exercise and education program for cancer survivors. J Exerc Rehabil, 11(1), 20-29.
Walton DM, MacDermid JC, Pulickal M, Rollack A, & Veitch J. (2014). Development and Initial Validation of the Satisfaction and Recovery Index (SRI) for Measurement of Recovery from Musculoskeletal Trauma. Open Orthop J, 8, 316-325.
Vincent JI, MacDermid JC, Michlovitz SL, Rafuse R, Wells-Rowsell C, Wong O, & Bisbee L. (2014). The push-off test: development of a simple, reliable test of upper extremity weight-bearing capability. J Hand Ther, 27(3), 185-190; quiz 191.
Valdes K, MacDermid JC, Algar L, Connors B, Cyr LM, Dickmann S, Lucado AM, & Naughton N. (2014). Hand therapist use of patient report outcome (PRO) in practice: a survey study. J Hand Ther, 27(4), 299-307; quiz 308.
Uddin Z, MacDermid JC, Woodhouse LJ, Triano JJ, Galea V, & Gross AR. (2014). The effect of pressure pain sensitivity and patient factors on self-reported pain-disability in patients with chronic neck pain. Open Orthop J, 8, 302-309.
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