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Julie Richardson is a Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University and the Assistant Dean of the Rehabilitation Science programs. She is a physiotherapist and has a Master’s degree in Psychology from University of Otago, New Zealand and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto. She teaches Community Health/Community Practice in the Physiotherapy Program which includes approaches to the prevention and management of chronic disease. She also teaches Research Methodology and a course about Chronic Disease in the Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program.
Her research interests include identifying persons at risk for functional decline and rehabilitation interventions to prevent functional decline and maintain health status in persons with chronic illness. My research interests include measurement and intervention issues to promote mobility and lower-extremity functioning in older adults as well as risk factor assessment for decline of mobility and functioning with aging and the health transitions that older persons undergo in the process of disablement. I also work with family physicians around the assessment of preclinical disability to teach seniors how to avoid falls and maintain their mobility. Recent work has involved clinical trials which have examined complex rehabilitation interventions in primary care settings and have included behavioural, educational and self-management interventions to maximise function, health status and quality of life for persons with chronic illness. Dr. Richardson is also currently a member of the MAC H2ope clinic Executive Council.
Julie’s research interests include measurement and intervention issues to promote mobility and lower-extremity functioning in older adults as well as risk factor assessment for decline of mobility and functioning with aging and the health transitions that older persons undergo in the process of disablement. She is interested in these issues at a clinical and population level.
Member of the MAP research group
Loyola-Sanchez A, Richardson J, Pelaez-Ballestas I, Alvarez-Nemegyei J, Lavis JN, Wilson MG, & Wilkins S. (2016) The impact of arthritis on the physical function of a rural Maya-Yucateco community and factors associated with its prevalence: a cross sectional, community-based study. Clin Rheumatol, 35(S1), 25-34.
Loyola-Sanchez A, Richardson J, Wilkins S, Lavis JN, Wilson MG, Alvarez-Nemegyei J, & Pelaez-Ballestas. (2016) Barriers to accessing the culturally sensitive healthcare that could decrease the disabling effects of arthritis in a rural Mayan community: a qualitative inquiry. Clin Rheumatol, 35(5), 1287-1298.
Smith-Turchyn J, Morgan A, Richardson J. (2016) The effectiveness of group based self-management programs to improve physical and psychological outcomes in patients with cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol), 28(5), 292-305.
Dhaliwal C, Macpherson E, Richardson J. (2015) Effectiveness of telephone-delivered interventions for increasing physical activity levels in persons with type 2 diabetes or hypertension: A systematic review. J Crit Rev, 2(4), 6-11.
Miller J, MacDermid J, Walton D, Richardson J. (2015) Chronic pain self-management support with pain science education and exercise (COMMENCE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 16, 462.
Smith-Turchyn J, Richardson J. (2015) Critical review of the Theory of Planned Behaviour to predict and explain exercise behaviour in women with breast cancer. Crit Rev Phys Rehabil Med, 27(1), 51-64.
Smith-Turchyn J, Richardson J. (2015) A systematic review on the use of exercise intervention for individuals with myeloid leukemia. Support Care Cancer, 23(8), 2435-2446.
Mehta SP, MacDermid J, 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.