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Nicol Korner-Bitensky, Ph.D.
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CRIR - Hôpital juif de réadaptation du CISSS de Laval
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  • B.Sc., ergothérapie, Université McGill, 1976
  • M.Sc., sciences de la réadaptation, Université McGill, 1986
  • Ph.D., sciences de la réadaptation, Université McGill, 1993
  • Postdoctorat, systèmes de santé, Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en santé (GRIS), Université de Montréal, 1994


  • Professeure retraitée, École de physiothérapie et d'ergothérapie, Université McGill
  • Chercheure régulière, CRIR - Hôpital juif de réadaptation du CISSS de Laval

Intérêts de recherche

Analyse du système de santé et des services sociaux en réadaptation physique pour les individus ayant une incapacité musculosquelettique ou neurologique et influence des facteurs administratifs sur l'équité d'accès aux services

Publications récentes

Bédard, M., Marshall, S., Man-Son-Hing, M., Weaver, B., Gélinas, I., Korner-Bitensky, N., ... Vrkljan, B. (sous presse 2013). It is premature to test older drivers with the SIMARD-MD. Accident: Analysis & Prevention.

Jeyaraj, J.A., Clendenning, A., Bellemare-Lapierre, V., Iqbal, S., Lemoine, M.C., Edwards, D. & Korner-Bitensky, N. (sous presse 2013). Clinicians' perceptions of factors contributing to complexity and intensity of care of outpatients with traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury.

Woolnough, A., Salim, D., Marshall, S.C., Weegar, K., Porter, M. M., Rapoport, M.J., Korner-Bitensky, N. ... Vrkljan, B. (sous presse 2013). Determining the validity of the AMA guide: A historical cohort analysis of the Assessment of Driving Related Skills and crash rate among older drivers. Accident: Analysis & Prevention.

Korner-Bitensky, N. (2013). When does stroke rehabilitation end? International Journal of Stroke, 8(1), 8-10.

Prasanna, S., Korner-Bitensky, N. & Ahmed, S. (2013). Why do people delay accessing health care for knee osteoarthritis? Exploring beliefs of health professionals and lay people. Physiotherapy Canada, 65(1), 56-63.

Walker, M.F., Fisher, R.J., Korner-Bitensky, N., McCluskey, A. & Carey, L.M. (2013). From what we know to what we do: Translating stroke rehabilitation research into practice. International Journal of Stroke, 8(1), 11-17.

Bayley, M.T., Hurdowar, A., Richards, C.L., Korner-Bitensky, N., Wood-Dauphinee, S., Eng, J.J., et al. (2012). Barriers to implementation of stroke rehabilitation evidence: Findings from a multi-site pilot project. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(19), 1633-1638.

Ménard, I., Benoit, M., Boulé-Laghzali, N., Hébert, M. C., Parent-Taillon, J., Pérusse, J., Rouleau, S. & Korner-Bitensky, N. (2012). Occupational therapists’ perceptions of their role in the screening and assessment of the driving capacity of people with mental illnesses. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 28(1), 36-50.

Menon, A., Korner-Bitensky, N., Chignell, M. & Straus, S. (2012). Usability testing of two e-learning resources: Methods to maximize potential for clinician use. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 44(4), 338-345.

Petzold, A., Korner-Bitensky, N., Salbach, N.M., Ahmed, S., Menon, A. & Ogourtsova, T. (2012). Increasing knowledge of best practices for occupational therapists treating post-stroke unilateral spatial neglect: Results of a knowledge-translation intervention study. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 44(2), 118-124.

Poulin, V., Korner-Bitensky, N., Dawson, D.R. & Bherer, L. (2012). Efficacy of executive function interventions after stroke: A systematic review. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 19(2), 158-171.

Korner-Bitensky, N., Audet, T., Man-Son-Hing, M., Benoit, D., Kaizer, F. & Gélinas, I. (2011). Test-retest reliability of the Preroad DriveABLE Competence Screen. Journal of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 29(3), 202-212.

Korner-Bitensky, N., Barrett-Bernstein, S., Bibas, G. & Poulin, V. (2011). National survey of Canadian occupational therapists' assessment and treatment of cognitive impairment post-stroke. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58(4), 241-250.

Ogourtsova, T., Korner-Bitensky, N., Leh, S.E., Eskes, G., & Ptito, A. (2011). Superior colliculi involvement in post-stroke unilateral spatial neglect: A pilot study. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 18(6), 770-785.

Figueiredo, S., Korner-Bitensky, N., Rochette, A., & Desrosiers, J. (2010). Use of the LIFE-H in stroke rehabilitation: A structured review of its psychometric properties. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(9), 705-712.

Kagan, A., Hashemi, G. & Korner-Bitensky, N. (2010). Diabetes and fitness to drive: A systematic review of the evidence with a focus on older drivers. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 34(3), 233-242.

Kaizer, F., Kim, A., Van, M.T. & Korner-Bitensky, N. (2010). Creation and preliminary validation of the screening for self-medication safety post-stroke scale (S-5). Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 42(3), 239-245.

Korner-Bitensky, N., Menon, A., von Zweck, C. & Van Benthem, K. (2010). Occupational therapists' capacity-building needs related to older driver screening, assessment, and intervention: a Canadawide survey. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64(2), 316-324.

Korner-Bitensky, N., Menon, A., von Zweck, C. & Van Benthem, K. (2010). A National Survey of Older Driver Refresher Programs: Practice readiness for a rapidly growing need. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 28(3), 205-215.

Menon, A., Cafaro, T., Loncaric, D., Moore, J., Vivona, A., Wynands, E. & Korner-Bitensky, N. (2010). Creation and validation of the PERFECT: A critical incident tool for evaluating change in the practices of health professionals. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 16(6), 1170-1175.

Menon, A., Korner-Bitensky, N. & Straus, S. (2010). Best practise use in stroke rehabilitation: From trials and tribulations to solutions! Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(8), 646-649.

Ogourtsova, T., Korner-Bitensky, N. & Ptito, A. (2010). Contribution of the superior colliculi to post-stroke unilateral spatial neglect and recovery. Neuropsychologia, 48(9), 2407-2416.

Perrier, M.J., Korner-Bitensky, N. & Mayo, N.E. (2010). Patient factors associated with return to driving poststroke: Findings from a multicenter cohort study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91(6), 868-873.

Perrier, M. J., Korner-Bitensky, N., Petzold, A. & Mayo, N. (2010). The risk of motor vehicle crashes and traffic citations post stroke: A structured review. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 17(3), 191-196.

Petzold, A., Korner-Bitensky, N., & Menon, A. (2010). Using the knowledge to action process model to incite clinical change. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 30(3), 167-171.

Petzold, A., Korner-Bitensky, N., Rochette, A., Teasell, R., Marshall, S. & Perrier, M.J. (2010). Driving poststroke: Problem identification, assessment use, and interventions offered by canadian occupational therapists. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 17(5), 371-379.

Rochette, A., Korner-Bitensky, N., Bishop, D., Teasell, R., White, C., Bravo, G., et al. (2010). Study protocol of the YOU CALL--WE CALL TRIAL: Impact of a multimodal support intervention after a "mild" stroke. BMC Neurology, 10, 3.

Grandisson, M., Mitchell-Carvalho, M., Tang, V. & Korner-Bitensky, N. (2009). Occupational therapists' perceptions of their role with people who are homeless. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(11), 491-498.

Hadouda, S., Laroui, H.R., Lemay, A., Martin, B., Korner-Bitensky, N., Menon, A., et al. (2009). Practice style traits of student occupational therapists and physical therapists. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76(2), 98-106.

Korner-Bitensky, N. (2009). Occupational therapy: A thread that weaves a lifetime. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76(4), 263-268.

Korner-Bitensky, N., Kua, A., von Zweck, C., & Van Benthem, K. (2009). Older driver retraining: An updated systematic review of evidence of effectiveness. Journal of Safety Research, 40(2), 105-111.

Korner-Bitensky, N. & Sofer, S. (2009). The DriveABLE Competence Screen as a predictor of on-road driving in a clinical sample. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 56(3), 200-205.

Menon, A., Korner-Bitensky, N., Kastner, M., McKibbon, K.A. & Straus, S. (2009). Strategies for rehabilitation professionals to move evidence-based knowledge into practice: A systematic review. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 41(13), 1024-1032.

Rochette, A., Korner-Bitensky, N., & Thomas, A. (2009). Changing clinicians' habits: is this the hidden challenge to increasing best practices? Disability and Rehabilitation, 31(21), 1790-1794.

Shahrbanian, S., Ma, X., Korner-Bitensky, N. & Simmonds, M.J. (2009). Scientific evidence for the effectiveness of virtual reality for pain reduction in adults with acute or chronic pain. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 144, 40-43.

Tannenbaum, C., Brouillette, J., Michaud, J., Korner-Bitensky, N., Dumoulin, C., Corcos, J., et al. (2009). Responsiveness and clinical utility of the geriatric self-efficacy index for urinary incontinence. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57(3), 470-475.

Blum, L. & Korner-Bitensky, N. (2008). Usefulness of the Berg Balance Scale in stroke rehabilitation: A systematic review. Physical Therapy, 88(5), 559-566.

Korner-Bitensky, N., Desrosiers, J. & Rochette, A. (2008). A national survey of occupational therapists' practices related to participation post-stroke. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 40(4), 291-297.

Korner-Bitensky, N., Roy, M. A., Teasell, R., Kloda, L., Storr, C., Asseraf-Pasin, L., et al. (2008). Creation and pilot testing of StrokEngine: A stroke rehabilitation intervention website for clinicians and families. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 40(5), 329-333.

Ménard, I. & Korner-Bitensky, N. (2008). Fitness-to-drive in persons with psychiatric disorders and those using psychotropic medications: A systematic review. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 24(1), 47-64.

Rochette, A., Korner-Bitensky, N., Tremblay, V. & Kloda, L. (2008). Stroke rehabilitation information for clients and families: Assessing the quality of the StrokEngine-Family website. Disability & Rehabilitation, 30(19), 1506-1512.

Saleh, M.N., Korner-Bitensky, N., Snider, L.M., Malouin, F., Mazer, B., Kennedy, E., et al. (2008). Actual vs. best practices for young children with cerebral palsy: A survey of paediatric occupational therapists and physical therapists in Quebec, Canada. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 11(1), 60-80.

Tannenbaum, C., Brouillette, J., Korner-Bitensky, N., Dumoulin, C., Corcos, J., Tu, L.M., et al. (2008). Creation and testing of the Geriatric Self-Efficacy Index for Urinary Incontinence. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56(3), 542-547.

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Axe 2 : Participation, inclusion sociale et services de réadaptation

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Thème 2 : Services, systèmes et politiques

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