Recent Publications


Atul, J., Santhakumaran, S., Walker, S., Sukhai, M., Packer, T., & Kessler, D. (2021). A scoping review of vision rehabilitation services in Canada. British Journal of Visual Impairment.

Douglas, S. L., Plow, M., Packer, T., Lipson, A., & Lehman, M. (2021). Psychoeducational intervention for caregivers of persons with multiple sclerosis: Protocol for a randomized trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 10(8).

Guilcher, S. J. T., Hogan, M. E., Guan, Q., McCormack, D., Calzavara, A., Patel, T., Hitzig, S. L., Packer, T., & Lofters, A. K. (2021). Prevalence of prescribed opioid claims among persons with traumatic spinal cord injury in Ontario, Canada: A population-based retrospective cohort study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 102(1), 35-43.

Guilcher, S. J. T., Hogan, M. E., McCormack, D., Calzavara, A. J., Hitzig, S. L., Patel, T., Packer, T., Guan, Q., & Lofter, A. (2021). Prescription medications dispensed following a nontraumatic spinal cord dysfunction: A retrospective population-based study in Ontario, Canada. Spinal Cord, 59, 132–140.

Hashem, F., Jaswal, S., Marchand, C., Forbes, L., Srinivasan, N., Bates, A., & Peckham, S. (2021). Incorporating the interaction between health and work into the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum – a qualitative evaluation of a teaching pilot in English Medical Schools. Education for Primary Care, 32(5), 280–288.

Lewis, K. E., Lehman, M. J., & Cockburn, L. (2021). Looking back to move forward: Canadian occupational therapy in public health, 1914–2019. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy88(1), 48–58.

Mazer, B., Chen, Y. T., Vrkljan, B., Marshall, S., Charlton, J., & Koppel, S. & Gélinas, I. (2021). Comparison of older and middle-aged drivers’ driving performance in a naturalistic setting. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 151, 106343.

Mugweni, E., Goodliffe, S., Jaswal, S., Walker, M., Emrys-Jones, A., Adams, C., & Kendall, S (2021). Improving the way healthcare professionals deliver different news to families during pregnancy or at birth: A qualitative study. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 22.

Warner, G., Garland Baird, L., McCormack, B., Urquhart, R., Lawson, B., Tschupruk, C., Christian, E., Weeks, L., Kumanan, K., & Sampalli, T. (2021). Engaging family caregivers and health system partners in exploring how multi-level contexts in primary care practices affect case management functions and outcomes of patients and family caregivers at end of life: A realist synthesis. BMC Palliative Care, 20, 1-30.

Warner, G., Kervin, E., Pesut, B., Urquhart, R., Duggleby, W., & Hill, T. (2021). How do inner and outer settings affect implementation of a community-based innovation for older adults with a serious illness: A qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 21, 1-13.

Weeks, L. E., Barber, B., MacDougall, E. S., Macdonald, M., Martin-Misener, R., & Warner, G. (2021). An exploration of Canadian transitional care programs for older adults. Healthcare Management Forum34(3), 163–168.

Weeks, L. E., Nesto, S., Hiebert, B., Warner, G., Luciano, W., Ledoux, K., & Donelle, L. (2021). Health service experiences and preferences of frail home care clients and their family and friend caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. BMC Research Notes, 14, 1-5.


Audulv, A., Hutchinson, S., Warner, G., Kephart, G., Versnel, J., & Packer, T. L. (2020). Managing everyday life: Self-management strategies people use to live well with neurological conditions. Patient Education and Counseling.

Cadel. L., Everall, A., Packer, T. L., Hitzig, S. L., Patel, T., Lofters, A. K., & Guilcher, S. J. T. (2020). Exploring the perspectives of medication self-management among persons with spinal cord injury/dysfunction and providers. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 16(12), 1775-1784.

Cadel, L., Hitzig, S. L., Packer, T. L., Patel, T., Lofters, A. K., Thompson, A., & Guilcher, S. J. T. (2020). Spinal cord injury/dysfunction and medication management: A qualitative study exploring the experiences of community-dwelling adults in Ontario, Canada. Disability and Rehabilitation.

Chen, Y. T., Gélinas, I., Mazer, B. (2020). Development of a weighted scoring system for the Electronic Driving Observation Schedule (eDOS). Method X, 7, 101099.

Chen, Y. T., Mazer, B., Myers, A., Vrkljan, B., Koppel, S., Charlton, J. L., Shawn C. Marshall, & Gélinas, I. (2020). Changes in older drivers’ self-awareness of driving ability over one year. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 144, 105552.

Everall, A. C., Cadel, L., Lofters, A. K., Packer, T. L., Hitzig, S. L., Oatel, T., Cimino, S. R., & Guilcher, S. J. T. (2020). An exploration of attitudes and preferences towards medications among healthcare providers and persons with spinal cord injury/dysfunction: A qualitative comparison. Disability and Rehabilitation.

Guilcher, S., Cadel, L., DeLuca, C., Hitzig, S. L., Packer, T. L., Lofters, A., & Petal, T. (2020). Self-management of pain and depression in adults with spinal cord injury: A scoping review. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 40(3), 280-297.

Guilcher, S. J. T., Everall, A.C., Patel, T., Packer, T. L., Hitzig, S. L., Cimino, R., & Lofters, A. K. (2020). “The strategies are the same, the problems may be different”: A qualitative study exploring the experiences of healthcare and service providers with medication therapy management for individuals with spinal cord injury/dysfunction. BMC Neurology, 20.

Keddy, A. C., Packer, T. L., Audulv, A., Sutherland, L., Sampalli, T., Edwards, L., & Kephart, G. (2020). The Team Assessment of Self-Management Support (TASMS): A new approach to uncovering how teams support people with chronic conditions. Healthcare Management Forum, 34(1), 43-48.

Packer, T. L., Kephart, G., Audulv, A., Keddy, A. C., Warner, G., Peacock, K., & Sampalli, T. (2020). Protocol for development, calibration and validation of the Patient Reported Inventory of Self-Management of Chronic Conditions (PRISM-CC). BMJ Open, 10(9), e036776.

Plow, M., Motl, R. W., Finlayson, M., & Bethoux, F. (2020). Response heterogeneity in a randomized controlled trial of telerehabilitation interventions among adults with multiple sclerosis. Journal of telemedicine and telecare.

Plow, M., Motl, R. W., Finlayson, M., & Bethoux, F. (2020). Intervention mediators in a randomized controlled trial to increase physical activity and fatigue self-management behaviors among adults with multiple sclerosis. Annals of behavioral medicine54(3), 213–221.

Plow, M., Packer, T. L., Mathiowetz, V., Preissner, K., Ghahari, S., Sattar, A., Bethoux, F., & Finlayson, M. (2020). REFRESH protocol: A noninferiority randomized clinical trial comparing internet and teleconference to in-person “Managing Fatigue” interventions on the impact of fatigue among persons with multiple sclerosis. BMJ Open.

Plow, M., Moore, S. M., Chang, J., Bachhal, E., & Sparks, K. E. (2020). Randomized controlled trial of SystemCHANGE™ weight management intervention in neurological conditions. Patient education and counseling103(1), 112–119.


Schimmer, R., Orre, C., Öberg, U., Danielsson, K., & Hörnsten, Å. (2019). Digital Person-Centered Self-Management Support for People With Type 2 Diabetes : Qualitative Study Exploring Design Challenges.

Öberg, U., Hörnsten, Å., & Isaksson, U. (2019). The Self‐Management Assessment Scale : development and psychometric testing of a screening instrument for person‐centred guidance and self‐management support.  

Öberg, U., Isaksson, U., Jutterström, L., Orre, C., & Hörnsten, Å. (2019). Person-Centered Interactive Self-Management Support in Primary Health Care for People with Type 2 Diabetes : Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial.

Cadel, L., Everall, A., Hitzig, SL., Packer, T.L., Patel, T., Lofters, AK., & Guilcher, SJT. (2019). Spinal cord injury and polypharmacy: a scoping review. Disability and Rehabilitation.

Månsson Lexell, E., Haglund, L., & Packer, T., (2019) The “Managing Fatigue” programme for people with multiple sclerosis – acceptance and feasibility with Swedish occupational therapists. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy,

Warner, G., Packer, T. L., Kervin, E., Sibbald, K., & Audulv, Å. (2019). A systematic review examining whether community-based self-management programs for older adults with chronic conditions actively engage participants and teach them patient-oriented self-management strategiesPatient Education and Counseling. doi:

Kephart, G., Packer, T., Audulv, A., Warner, G. (2018). The structural and convergent validity of three commonly used measures of self-management in persons with neurological conditions. Quality of Life Reseatch, (28)2, 545-556. doi:

Audulv, A., Ghahari, S., Kephart, G., Warner, G., Packer, T.L. (2018). The Taxonomy of Everyday Self-management Strategy (TEDSS): A framework derived from the literature and refined using emperical data.Patient Education and Counselling, doi:

Janssen, R., Satink, T., Ijspeert, J., van Alfen, N., Groothuis, J.T., Packer, T.L., & Cup, E.H. (2018). Reflections of patients and therapists on a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program for persons with brachial plexus injuries. Disability and Rehabilitation.

Warner G., Desrosiers, J., Packer, T., Stadnyk, R. (2018). Factors affecting ability and satisfaction with social roles in persons with neurological conditions: The importance of mobility and stigma. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. Published online 09 Jan 2018.

Guilcher, SJT., Hogan, ME., Calzavara, A., Hitzig, SL., Patel, T., Packer, T., Lofters, AK. (2018). Prescription drug claims following a traumatic spinal cord injury for older adults: a retrospective population-based study in Ontario, Canada. Spinal Cord, 56(11), 1059-1068.

Guilcher, S., Cadel, L., DeLuca, C., Hitzig, SL., Packer, TL., Lofters, A., & Petal, T. (2018). Self-management of pain and depression in adults with spinal cord injury: A scoping review. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. doi: