Research projects archive

WCB-supported research tackles tough questions. Here, you can browse the results of completed projects, listed below alphabetically by title.

Title Researchers(s) Time Period
A comprehensive evaluation of the head trauma program at Millard Health: assessment, treatment, and return-to-work status Dr. Douglas Gross, Dr. Annette Colangelo & Dr. Abigail Abada
University of Alberta/Millard Health
dgross@ualberta.ca
2012 - 2014

A prospective evaluation of sports & recreation-related concussions presenting to an urban emergency department: activities, severity, advice and return-to-play/work among adult patients Dr. Brian Rowe & Leeor Eliyahu
University of Alberta
browe@ualberta.ca
2012 - 2014
A randomized clinical trial comparing three methods for anterior Cruciate ligament reconstruction: Patellar tendon, quadruple semitendinosus/gracilis grafts Dr. Nicholas Mohtadi and Denise Chan
University of Calgary
dsfchan@ucalgary.ca
2007 - 2013
Arthroscopic versus min-open repair of full- thickness tears of the rotator cuff - a prospective randomized study Dr. Ian Lo
University of Calgary
aanelson@ucalgary.ca
2005 - 2014
A study of factors influencing return to work after illness or injury Dr. Jeremy Beach
University of Alberta
Jeremy.Beach@ualberta.ca
2002 - 2004
A systematic review of rotator cuff tears in patients insured by workers' compensation: Prevalence of injury, characteristics of rotator cuff injuries, and outcomes following operative and non-operative interventions Dr. Lauren Beaupre
University of Alberta
kyle.kemp@capitalhealth.ca

Dr. David Sheps
University of Alberta


2008 - 2010

Assessment of prostheses for transtibial amputees - Phase 2: Quantification of relations amongst socket type, tissue sensation, socket pressure, function, comfort and quality of life Dr. Janet L. Ronsky
University of Calgary
jlronsky@ucalgary.ca
1998 - 2004
Development of a new clinical test for long head biceps pathology: the SAW test Dr. Richard Boorman
University of Calgary
aanelson@ucalgary.ca
2011 - 2013
Development of a triage decision-making tool for the rehabilitation of injured workers (part 1) Dr. Douglas Gross
University of Alberta
dgross@ualberta.ca
2010 - 2011
Development of a triage decision-making tool for the rehabilitation of injured workers (part 2) Dr. Douglas Gross
University of Alberta
dgross@ualberta.ca
2011 - 2013
Does functional capacity evaluation (FCE) predict return to work in claimants with work-related upper extremity injuries? Dr. Douglas Gross
University of Alberta
dgross@ualberta.ca

Dr. Michele Crites Battié
University of Alberta
mc.battie@ualberta.ca

2003 - 2005
Early mobilization following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: a randomized controlled trial Dr. David Sheps
University of Alberta
dsheps@ualberta.ca
2012 - 2016
Efficacy of ultrasound guided platelet rich plasma injection for rotator cuff degeneration Dr. Marni Wesner
University of Alberta
mwesner@ualberta.ca
2011 - 2015
Evaluation of MRI assessment of SLAP lesions Dr. Ian Lo
University of Calgary
aanelson@ucalgary.ca
2011 - 2012
Further defining the role for capsular plication in shoulder instability surgery Dr. Richard Boorman
University of Calgary
aanelson@ucalgary.ca
2007 - 2013
Injured workers at risk of poor recovery: who recovers, who doesn't? Dr. Linda Carroll
University of Alberta
lcarroll@ualberta.ca
2008 - 2011
Non-invasive diagnostic for the quantitative and qualitative assessment of disease and injury: prevention/recovery via magnetic resonance imaging and metabolomics Dr. David Broadhurst, Ryan T McKay
University of Alberta
ryan.mckay@ualberta.ca
2011 - 2015
Non-operative treatment of full thickness rotator cuff tears: two year follow-up Dr. Richard Boorman
University of Calgary
aanelson@ucalgary.ca
2011 - 2012
Percutaneous radiofrequency medial branch neurotomy for patients with chronic pain of facet joint origin Dr. Robert Burnham
Red Deer Regional Hospital
rburnham@telusplanet.net
2002 - 2004
Post-surgical electrical stimulation to enhance nerve regeneration and hand function in patients with carpel tunnel syndrome - a randomized controlled trial Dr. K. Ming Chan
University of Alberta
ming.chan@ualberta.ca
2006 - 2007
Predictors of return to work following traumatic work related lower extremity amputation Dr. Jacqueline S. Hebert
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
jhebert@cha.ab.ca

Dr. Nigel Ashworth
University of Alberta

2003 - 2005
Predictive factors for successful non operative treatment of chronic full thickness rotator cuff tears Dr. Richard Boorman
University of Calgary
aanelson@ucalgary.ca
2008 - 2012
Prognostic factors in work-related shoulder and knee injury [PDF, 10KB] Dr. Jeremy Beach University of Alberta
Jeremy.Beach@ualberta.ca
2006 - 2010
Prospective randomized study comparing open acromionplasty and rotator cuff repair versus arthroscopic acromioplasty and mini-open repair Dr. R. M. Hollingshead
U of Calgary
Sports Medicine Centre
Scholl@msn.com

Dr. Nicholas Mohtadi
University of Calgary

1999 - 2005
Randomized clinical trial comparing strength and endurance after open or arthroscopic stabilization for recurrent post-traumatic anterior shoulder instability Dr. Laurie A. Hiemstra
University of Calgary
hiemstra@ucalgary.ca

Dr. Nicholas Mohtadi
University of Calgary

2004 - 2008
Recurrence of work-related low back injuries: the association between patient & administrative assessment Radoslaw Wasiak, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
Radoslaw.Wasiak@
LibertyMutual.com
2005 - 2011
Reliability of clinician return-to-work decisions for Workers’ Compensation claimants: towards a valid assessment battery Dr. Douglas Gross
University of Alberta
dgross@ualberta.ca
2007 - 2009
The effect of hip stabilizer muscle strengthening on pain and disability for patients with non-specific low back pain: an outcome-based randomized controlled trial Dr. Reed Ferber
Karen Kendall
University of Calgary
kdkendal@ucalgary.ca
2010 - 2013
The effectiveness of a new treatment method for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome Dr. K. Ming Chan
University of Alberta
ming.chan@ualberta.ca
2002 - 2005
The influence of opioid analgesia on functional work capacity Dr. Douglas Gross
University of Alberta
dgross@ualberta.ca
2006 - 2008
The prognostic value of injured worker's perceptions of the workplace and expectations for recovery in predicting claims outcomes Dr. Michele Crites Battié
University of Alberta
mc.battie@ualberta.ca

Dr. Douglas Gross
University of Alberta
dgross@ualberta.ca

2003 - 2007
The validity and reliability of Purdue Pegboard Test and modified Moberg Pickup Test in patients with carpel tunnel syndrome Dr. K. Ming Chan
University of Alberta
ming.chan@ualberta.ca
2004 - 2006
Understanding how physicians allocate causation in musculoskeletal disease Dr. Jeremy Beach
University of Alberta
Jeremy.Beach@uablerta.ca
2006 - 2008
Use of database linkage for the surveillance of occupational asthma Dr. Nicola Cherry
University of Alberta
Nicola.Cherry@ualberta.ca
2005 - 2007
Workplace factors affecting shoulder pain Dr. Jeremy Beach
University of Alberta
Jeremy.Beach@ualberta.ca

Dr.Nicola Cherry
University of Alberta
Nicola.Cherry@ualberta.ca

2004 - 2007