Research and Innovation

​​​​​Picture of a group of people's hands being held togetherThere is a thriving r​​esearch focus within the Health Professions Department, to which social work has made significant contributions. Our researchers have examined various areas, including: assessment systems for screening for anxiety and depression; the impact on the health care provider involving people living with stroke; the value of social workers in efficient hospital discharge; and, psycho-educational interventions for women completing primary treatment for breast cancer.​

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Bagha SM, Macedo A, Jacks LM, Lo C, Zimmermann C, Rodin GM, Li M (in press 2012). The utility of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) in screening for anxiety and depression. European Journal of Cancer Care.

Cheung D, McKellar J, Parsons J, Lowe M, Willems J, Heus L, Reeves, S (2012). Community Re-engagement and Interprofessional Education: The Impact on the Healthcare Provider and Persons Living with Stroke. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 19(1), 63–74.

Dimitropoulos G, Tran AF, Agarwal P, Sheffield B, Woodside DB. (ePub 2012). Navigating the transition from paediatric to adult eating disorder programs: Perspectives of service providers. International Journal of Eating Disorders, published online Mar 2012.

Dimitropoulos G, Tran AF, Agarwal P, Sheffield B, Woodside DB (in press 2012). Successful transition from pediatric to adult based eating disorder programs: A qualitative study on the Perspective of service providers. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.

Galati M, Wong HJ, Morra D, Wu RC (2011). An evidence-based case for the value of social workers in efficient hospital discharge. The Health Care Manager 30(3), 242-246.

Jones J, Cheng T, Jackman M, Haines S, Rodin G, Walton T, Catton P (in press 2011). Getting Back on Track: Evaluation of a brief group psychoeducation intervention for women completing primary treatment for breast cancer. Psycho-Oncology, published online Sept 2011.​

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