Dahlia Kairy

Dahlia Kairy
Université de Montréal | UdeM · École de réadaptation

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Publications (107)
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Experiences of people with disabilities regarding dating applications and websites is sparsely addressed in the literature. Objectives of this scoping review were to ascertain the factors influencing the experiences of people with disabilities in relation to their use of dating apps and websites, as well as to identify solutions to improve their pa...
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The general objective of these reviews will be to assess the psychometric properties of the measures used for the assessment of rehabilitation technologies and related services. This general objective will answer following question: What is the quality of measures that were used to assess the usability (effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction) of r...
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Background: Intelligent powered wheelchairs remain a popular research topic that can improve users' quality of life. Although our multidisciplinary research team has put a lot of effort into adding features based on end-users needs and impairments since 2006, there are still open issues regarding the usability and functionalities of an intelligent...
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Background: Occupational therapists who work in hospitals need to assess patients' home environment in preparation for hospital discharge in order to provide recommendations (eg, technical aids) to support their independence and safety. Home visits increase performance in everyday activities and decrease the risk of falls; however, in some countri...
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Background: Exergames are increasingly being used among survivors of stroke with chronic upper extremity (UE) sequelae to continue exercising at home after discharge and maintain activity levels. The use of virtual reality exergames combined with a telerehabilitation app (VirTele) may be an interesting alternative to rehabilitate the UE sequelae in...
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BACKGROUND The underuse or overuse of knowledge products leads to waste in healthcare, and primary care is no exception. OBJECTIVE We aimed to characterize which knowledge products are frequently implemented, the implementation strategies used in primary care, and the implementation outcomes that are measured. METHODS We performed a systematic re...
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Background: The underuse or overuse of knowledge products leads to waste in healthcare, and primary care is no exception. Objective: We aimed to characterize which knowledge products are frequently implemented, the implementation strategies used in primary care, and the implementation outcomes that are measured. Methods: We performed a systema...
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Background A growing number of stroke survivors are left with little to no rehabilitation services upon discharge from stroke rehabilitation, although arm deficits may persist or develop from disuse once rehabilitation services have ceased. Virtual reality (VR)–based rehabilitation, combined with new technologies such as telerehabilitation, includi...
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BACKGROUND Exergames are increasingly used among stroke survivors with chronic UE sequelae, to continue exercising at home, after discharge, and maintain activity level. The use of virtual reality exergames combined with telerehabilitation app (VirTele) may be an interesting alternative to rehabilitate the UE sequelae in chronic stroke survivors wh...
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Background: Exergames are increasingly being used among survivors of stroke with chronic upper extremity (UE) sequelae to continue exercising at home after discharge and maintain activity levels. The use of virtual reality exergames combined with a telerehabilitation app (VirTele) may be an interesting alternative to rehabilitate the UE sequelae i...
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BACKGROUND In Canada, chronic stroke survivors have difficulty accessing community-based rehabilitation services, due to lack of resources. VirTele, a personalized remote rehabilitation program combining virtual reality exergames and telerehabilitation, was developed to offer chronic stroke survivors the opportunity to pursue rehabilitation of thei...
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Background In Canada, stroke survivors have difficulty accessing community-based rehabilitation services because of a lack of resources. VirTele, a personalized remote rehabilitation program combining virtual reality exergames and telerehabilitation, was developed to provide stroke survivors an opportunity to pursue rehabilitation of their chronic...
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Background In Canada, only 11% of stroke survivors have access to outpatient and community-based rehabilitation after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. Hence, innovative community-based strategies are needed to provide adequate postrehabilitation services. The VirTele program, which combines virtual reality exergames and a telerehabilitation...
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Purpose: Telerehabilitation could prevent sequelae from COVID-19. We aimed to assess the feasibility of telerehabilitation; describe pulmonary and functional profiles of COVID-19 patients; and explore the effect of telerehabilitation on improving pulmonary symptoms and quality of life. Methods: We conducted a pre-experimental, pre-post pilot stu...
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Background Approximately 80% of individuals with chronic stroke present with long lasting upper extremity (UE) impairments. We designed the perSonalized UPper Extremity Rehabilitation (SUPER) intervention, which combines robotics, virtual reality activities, and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). The objectives of our study were to determ...
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Background: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is the most common pediatric cancer. ALL and its treatment cause altered bone-mineral homeostasis, which can contribute to musculoskeletal late adverse effects (LAEs). With the increasing number of childhood cancer survivors, LAEs are reported often, and are aggravated by inactive lifestyles. A telere...
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Background: Social participation is beneficial for individuals' health. However, people with disabilities that may lead to mobility limitations tend to experience lower levels of social participation. Information and communication technologies such as the OnRoule mobile application (app) can help promote social participation. Objectives: To obta...
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BACKGROUND In Canada, only 11% of survivors access to outpatient and community-based rehabilitation, after discharge. Hence, innovative community-based strategies are needed in order to provide adequate post-rehabilitation services. The VirTele-program (a program that combines VIRtual-reality exergames and TELErehabilitation), was developed to give...
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Background: Quality of life (QoL) is an important parameter to monitor during rehabilitation; however, accurate assessment is challenging. Among individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), assessing QoL is further challenged due to complex sequelae, such as secondary health conditions and factors related to community integration. A Participation and...
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BACKGROUND Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is the most common type of pediatric cancer. ALL causes altered bone-mineral homeostasis state, which can contribute to osteopenia, and bone fractures, most commonly vertebral fractures. With the increasing number of childhood cancer survivors, late adverse effects (LAEs) such as musculoskeletal comorbi...
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Background Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common type of pediatric cancer. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia causes an altered bone mineral homeostasis state, which can contribute to osteopenia, and bone fractures, most commonly vertebral fractures. With the increasing number of childhood cancer survivors, late adverse effects such as musculos...
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Background While there is a growing body of literature supporting clinical decision-making for rehabilitation professionals, suboptimal use of evidence-based practices in that field persists. A strategic initiative that ensures the relevance of the research and its implementation in the context of rehabilitation could 1) help improve the coordinati...
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BACKGROUND Occupational therapists who work in hospitals need to assess patients’ home environment in preparation for hospital discharge in order to provide recommendations (eg, technical aids) to support their independence and safety. Home visits increase performance in everyday activities and decrease the risk of falls; however, in some countries...
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Background: Previous studies have assessed the effects of perturbation training on balance after stroke. However, the perturbations were either applied while standing or were small in amplitude during gait, which is not representative of the most common fall conditions. The perturbations were also combined with other challenges such as progressive...
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Background: Exergames have the potential to provide an accessible, remote approach for poststroke upper extremity (UE) rehabilitation. However, the use of exergames without any follow-up by a health professional could lead to compensatory movements during the exercises, inadequate choice of difficulty level, exercises not being completed, and lack...
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Background: The literature on the implementation of knowledge products is extensive. However, this literature is still difficult to interpret for policymakers and other stakeholders when faced with choosing implementation strategies likely to bring about successful change in their health systems. This work has the particularity to examine the scop...
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Background: Previous studies have assessed the effects of perturbation training on balance after stroke. However, the perturbations were either applied while standing or were small in amplitude during gait, which is not representative of the most common fall conditions. The perturbations were also combined with other challenges such as progressive...
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Background: Previous studies have assessed the effects of perturbation training on balance after stroke. However, the perturbations were either applied while standing or were small in amplitude during gait, which is not representative of the most common fall conditions. The perturbations were also combined with other challenges such as progressive...
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Background : The literature on the implementation of knowledge products is extensive. However, this literature is still difficult to interpret for policymakers and other stakeholders when faced with choosing implementation strategies likely to bring about successful change in their health systems. This work has the particularity to examine the scop...
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Background: The literature on the implementation of knowledge products is extensive. However, this literature is still difficult to interpret for policymakers and other stakeholders when faced with choosing implementation strategies likely to bring about successful change in their health systems. This work has the particularity to examine the scope...
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Loss of arm function occurs in up to 85% of stroke survivors. Home-based telerehabilitation is a viable approach for upper limb training post-stroke when rehabilitation services are not available. Method: A costing analysis of a telerehabilitation program was conducted under several scenarios, alongside a single-blind two-arm randomized controlled...
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1) Background: Increasing the amount of therapy time has been shown to improve motor function in stroke survivors. However, it is often not possible to increase the amount of therapy time provided in the current one-on-one therapy models. Rehabilitation-based virtual reality exergame systems, such as Jintronix, can be offered to stroke survivors as...
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Introduction Safe and efficient use of a manual wheelchair (MWC) requires appropriate training. New MWC users should learn how to maneuver in different environments (restricted spaces, uneven surfaces, etc.). Learning of appropriate balance skills is also crucial, to avoid falls when handling forward or side slopes. Moreover, long-term MWC use can...
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The economic burden of West Nile virus (WNV) infection is not known for Canada. We sought to describe the direct and indirect costs of WNV infection in the province of Quebec, Canada, up to 2 years after onset of signs and symptoms. We conducted a retrospective cohort study that included WNV cases reported during 2012 and 2013. For 90 persons infec...
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Introduction: Telerehabilitation has been promoted as a more efficient means of delivering rehabilitation services to stroke patients while also providing care options to those unable to attend conventional therapy. However, the application of telerehabilitation interventions in stroke populations has proven to be more challenging than anticipated...
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Background: Aphasia is a communication disorder affecting participation. Although there are evidence-based practice recommendations about participation and aphasia rehabilitation, it may be challenging for speech-language pathologists to ensure that rehabilitation activities have an impact on the person's participation, in part due to time limitat...
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Objectives Novel and theory-based interventions promoting leisure time physical activity (LTPA) are needed for adults with spinal cord injury (SCI). The purpose of this study was to pilot test a tele-health intervention, grounded in self-determination theory, to enhance need satisfaction, motivation, physical activity, and quality of life among adu...
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BACKGROUND Exergames have the potential to provide an accessible, remote approach for poststroke upper extremity (UE) rehabilitation. However, the use of exergames without any follow-up by a health professional could lead to compensatory movements during the exercises, inadequate choice of difficulty level, exercises not being completed, and lack o...
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Background Powered wheelchair (PW) driving is a complex activity and requires the acquisition of several skills. Given the risks involved with PW use, safe and effective training methods are needed. Virtual reality training allows users to practice difficult tasks in a safe environment. An additional benefit is that augmented feedback can be provid...
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Background: Occupational therapists working in hospitals are usually involved in discharge planning to assess patients' safety and autonomy upon returning home. However, their assessment is usually done at the hospital due to organizational and financial constraints. The lack of visual data about the patients' home may thus reduce the appropriaten...
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Purpose: Prolonged wait times for total hip and knee arthroplasty have deleterious effects on functional status for the awaiting patients. Telerehabilitation interventions can optimize the delivery of perioperative care. This pilot single-blind randomized controlled trial evaluates the feasibility and the potential impact on pain and disability of...
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This paper aims to propose an approach to include a holistic user experience (UX) perspective in the development of an assistive technology for mobility, more precisely an intelligent powered wheelchair (IPW). First, the UX related to the anticipated experience (powered wheelchair users, caregivers, clinicians) was obtained in a previous study in o...
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BACKGROUND Occupational therapists working in hospitals are usually involved in discharge planning to assess patients’ safety and autonomy upon returning home. However, their assessment is usually done at the hospital due to organizational and financial constraints. The lack of visual data about the patients’ home may thus reduce the appropriatenes...
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Introduction/Background Individuals with traumatic brain injury often present with balance problems associated with a decrease in their social participation. An innovative approach consists in using perturbations on a split-belt treadmill to improve dynamic balance. The aim of this study is to quantify the effects of a training program including pe...
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Introduction/Background Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a life-changing event as it incurs primary impairment (e.g., paralysis, bladder dysfunction), as well as secondary health conditions (e.g., spasticity, pressure sores), and impacts on life domains (e.g., housing, transportation). As a result, assessing quality of life (QoL) post-SCI is challenging...
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Introduction/Background Balance perturbation training is a promising rehabilitation approach, but limited research is available on its effectiveness for balance post-stroke. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of training with and without unpredictable gait perturbations, on dynamic balance and gait abilities in individuals post-stroke...
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Introduction/Background Gait perturbation training for fall prevention is gaining recognition over regular strength and balance exercises. Difficulty of perturbations chosen varies between interventions and the most effective intensity is unknown. Some physiotherapists already use perturbations in clinical settings. Our objective was to quantify th...
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We aimed to describe the clinical characteristics of West Nile patients reported in Québec in 2012 and 2013 and to document physical, mental and functional status 24 months after symptom onset according to illness severity. The cases were recruited by a public health professional. Data were collected from public health files, medical records and tw...
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Aim: The main objectives of this study were to quantify clients’ satisfaction and perception upon completion of a locomotor training program with an overground robotic exoskeleton. Methods: A group of 14 wheelchair users with a spinal cord injury, who finished a 6–8-week locomotor training program with the robotic exoskeleton (18 training sessions)...
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Background: Despite compelling evidence linking physical activity and quality of life among adults with spinal cord injury (SCI), exercise participation rates are extremely low in this population. Unfortunately, a lack of behavioral exercise interventions, in particular theory-based randomized controlled trials (RCT), exists within the SCI literat...
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Background: Tai chi (TC) has been reported as being beneficial for improving balance post stroke, yet its utility in upper limb rehabilitation remains unknown. Methods: Twelve chronic stroke survivors with persistent paresis of an upper limb underwent 60 minutes of adapted TC twice a week for eight weeks, with a 4-week follow up. A 10-min TC home p...
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Introducing innovations such as telerehabilitation (TR) into routine care involves complex changes in organizations. This study protocol aims to (1) examine the extent to which a TR platform was implemented as intended in three clinical settings and (2) identify which TR activities were becoming integrated into routine clinical practices, and which...
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Poor adherence to clinical practice guidelines (CPG) is a critical issue in health care delivery. Since 2012, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence recommends that guideline implementation tools (GItools), defined as information helping users to adopt and apply recommendations included to or provided with CPGs, accompany each CPG. Although...
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Health : common to public policies ? The Canadian experience Conducted by CRIR, a multidisciplinary research center on rehabilitation, and its partners, the living lab RehabMaLL has helped create an environment that, in a shopping center in downtown Montreal, facilitates the participation and inclusion of people of all ages, in particular the physi...
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Purpose: After rehabilitation, it is not clear the extent to which persons living with a disability return to their former activities in the community, such as going to shopping malls. Rehabilitation professionals are faced with the challenge to adequately prepare their clients to resume community participation. The purpose of this study was to ide...
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Purpose: Although public environments provide opportunities for participation and social inclusion, they are not always inclusive spaces and may not accommodate the wide diversity of people. The Rehabilitation Living Lab in the Mall is a unique, interdisciplinary, and multi-sectoral research project with an aim to transform a shopping complex in Mo...
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Background: Tai Chi has been reported as beneficial for improving balance post stroke, yet no study examined the use of Tai Chi for upper limb rehabilitation. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and acceptability of Tai Chi for upper limb rehabilitation post stroke. Methods: Twelve chronic stroke survivors with a persistent par...
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Background: The accessibility for total joint arthroplasty often comes up against long wait lists, and may lead to deleterious effects for the awaiting patients. This pilot single blind randomized controlled trial aims to evaluate the impact of a telerehabilitation prehabilitation program before a hip or knee arthroplasty compared to in-person preh...
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Aims: To evaluate the quality of systematic reviews on telemedicine applications in palliative care. Methods: A structured literature review was conducted to identify systematic reviews dealing with telemedicine in palliative care; the AMSTAR (Assessment of Multiple Systematic Reviews) checklist was used to appraise the evidence related to the s...
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Introduction Despite the increased interest in telerehabilitation (TR), virtual reality (VR) and outcome measures for stroke rehabilitation, surprisingly little research has been done to map and identify the most common outcome measures used in TR. For this review, we conducted a systematic search of the literature that reports outcome measures use...
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Background: Telerehabilitation (TR), or the provision of rehabilitation services from a distance using telecommunication tools such as the internet, can contribute to ensuring that patients receive the best care at the right time. This study aims to assess the effect of an interactive virtual reality (VR) system that allows ongoing rehabilitation...