Clermont E. Dionne

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To identify predictors of back-related long-term functional limitations, 1213 adult enrollees of a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in Washington state were interviewed about a month after a consultation for back pain in a primary care setting in 1989-1990, and followed each year thereafter. Out of 100 factors documented at the one-month assessment,(More)
STUDY DESIGN A modified Delphi study conducted with 28 experts in back pain research from 12 countries. OBJECTIVE To identify standardized definitions of low back pain that could be consistently used by investigators in prevalence studies to provide comparable data. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Differences in the definition of back pain prevalence in(More)
BACKGROUND Tools for early identification of workers with back pain who are at high risk of adverse occupational outcome would help concentrate clinical attention on the patients who need it most, while helping reduce unnecessary interventions (and costs) among the others. This study was conducted to develop and validate clinical rules to predict the 2-year(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify the contribution of each scapular rotation to the scapular total range of motion (ROM) in both shoulders of persons with a unilateral shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS), to compare 3-dimensional (3D) scapular attitudes of their symptomatic and asymptomatic shoulders in flexion and in abduction, and to characterize the scapular(More)
Many factors have been linked to return to work after a back pain episode, but our understanding of this phenomenon is limited and cross-sectional dichotomous indices of return to work are not valid measures of this construct. To describe the course of “return to work in good health” (RWGH—a composite index of back pain outcome) among workers who consulted(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Among the possible predictors of back pain outcomes that have been studied, indices of psychological distress have been found to have a high prognostic value. This study aimed at assessing the validity of a predictive model of long-term back-related functional limitations that is based on psychological distress, in a new sample of(More)
BACKGROUND While the determinants of musculoskeletal pain are numerous, few studies conducted among workers have taken into account, altogether, physical factors, psychosocial factors (personal and work-related) and individual characteristics. OBJECTIVES To estimate the 1-year prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in the Quebec working population by gender(More)
INTRODUCTION While the importance and magnitude of the burden of low back pain upon the individual is well recognized, a systematic understanding of the impact of the condition on individuals is currently hampered by the lack of an organized understanding of what aspects of a person's life are affected and the lack of comprehensive measures for these(More)
BACKGROUND It is believed that the prevalence of back pain decreases around the middle of the sixth decade. However, back pain is still among the most commonly reported symptoms in the elderly and osteoarthritis, disc degeneration, osteoporosis and spinal stenosis all increase with age. In light of this, it is difficult to understand why the prevalence of(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the change in pain and function related to the knee scheduled for surgery, change in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and change in contralateral knee pain during pre-surgery wait up until time of surgery. METHODS One hundred and fifty-three patients scheduled for knee replacement were recruited from three hospitals in Québec(More)