Melanie Levasseur

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Personalized citizen assistance for social participation (APIC): A promising intervention for increasing mobility, accomplishment of social activities and frequency of leisure activities in older adults having disabilities
    Melanie Levasseur
    Research Centre on Aging, Eastern Townships Integrated University Centre for Health and Social Services Sherbrooke Hospital University Centre, 1036, Belvedere Street South, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 4C4, Canada Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, 3001, 12th Avenue North, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 5N4, Canada Electronic address
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 64:96-102. 2016
  2. doi request reprint Importance of proximity to resources, social support, transportation and neighborhood security for mobility and social participation in older adults: results from a scoping study
    Melanie Levasseur
    University of Sherbrooke, 2500 University Blvd, J1K 2R1, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
    BMC Public Health 15:503. 2015
  3. pmc Suture restriction of the temporal bone as a risk factor for acute otitis media in children: cohort study
    Chantal Morin
    School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, 3001 12e Avenue Nord, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 5N4, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 12:181. 2012
  4. pmc Integrating health literacy into occupational therapy: findings from a scoping review
    Melanie Levasseur
    School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Scand J Occup Ther 19:305-14. 2012
  5. pmc Associations between perceived proximity to neighborhood resources, disability, and social participation among community-dwelling older adults: results from the VoisiNuAge study
    Melanie Levasseur
    Université de Montréal Public Health Research Institute, Universite de Montreal, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1979-86. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Is social participation associated with quality of life of older adults with physical disabilities?
    Melanie Levasseur
    Research Centre on Aging, Sherbrooke Geriatric University Institute, Quebec, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil 26:1206-13. 2004
  7. pmc Do rehabilitation professionals need to consider their clients' health literacy for effective practice?
    Melanie Levasseur
    Research Institute on Public Health, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Rehabil 24:756-65. 2010
  8. pmc Accomplishment level and satisfaction with social participation of older adults: association with quality of life and best correlates
    Melanie Levasseur
    School of Rehabilitation, Universite de Sherbrooke, 3001 12ième avenue Nord, Sherbrooke, QC, J1H 5N4, Canada
    Qual Life Res 19:665-75. 2010
  9. pmc Do quality of life, participation and environment of older adults differ according to level of activity?
    Melanie Levasseur
    Research Centre on Aging, Health and Social Services Centre University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke CSSS IUGS, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:30. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Meaning of quality of life for older adults: importance of human functioning components
    Melanie Levasseur
    Research Centre on Aging, Health and Social Services Centre, University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1H 4C4 Canada
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 49:e91-100. 2009

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Publications28

  1. doi request reprint Personalized citizen assistance for social participation (APIC): A promising intervention for increasing mobility, accomplishment of social activities and frequency of leisure activities in older adults having disabilities
    Melanie Levasseur
    Research Centre on Aging, Eastern Townships Integrated University Centre for Health and Social Services Sherbrooke Hospital University Centre, 1036, Belvedere Street South, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 4C4, Canada Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, 3001, 12th Avenue North, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 5N4, Canada Electronic address
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 64:96-102. 2016
    ..Recently adapted for older adults, the APIC's impact on this population is unknown...
  2. doi request reprint Importance of proximity to resources, social support, transportation and neighborhood security for mobility and social participation in older adults: results from a scoping study
    Melanie Levasseur
    University of Sherbrooke, 2500 University Blvd, J1K 2R1, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
    BMC Public Health 15:503. 2015
    ..This study aimed to provide a comprehensive understanding regarding how the neighborhood environment is associated with mobility and social participation in older adults...
  3. pmc Suture restriction of the temporal bone as a risk factor for acute otitis media in children: cohort study
    Chantal Morin
    School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, 3001 12e Avenue Nord, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 5N4, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 12:181. 2012
    ..This study investigates whether severe suture restriction of the temporal bone is a risk factor for development of AOM in young children...
  4. pmc Integrating health literacy into occupational therapy: findings from a scoping review
    Melanie Levasseur
    School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Scand J Occup Ther 19:305-14. 2012
    ..9) and (vi) collaborate to increase health literacy (21; 47.7). Since health literacy can directly impact on intervention efficacy, further studies are needed on how to integrate health literacy into occupational therapy practice...
  5. pmc Associations between perceived proximity to neighborhood resources, disability, and social participation among community-dwelling older adults: results from the VoisiNuAge study
    Melanie Levasseur
    Université de Montréal Public Health Research Institute, Universite de Montreal, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1979-86. 2011
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Is social participation associated with quality of life of older adults with physical disabilities?
    Melanie Levasseur
    Research Centre on Aging, Sherbrooke Geriatric University Institute, Quebec, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil 26:1206-13. 2004
    ..To explore the relationships between subjective quality of life and social participation of older adults with physical disabilities...
  7. pmc Do rehabilitation professionals need to consider their clients' health literacy for effective practice?
    Melanie Levasseur
    Research Institute on Public Health, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Rehabil 24:756-65. 2010
    ..To discuss the importance of integrating health literacy into rehabilitation practice...
  8. pmc Accomplishment level and satisfaction with social participation of older adults: association with quality of life and best correlates
    Melanie Levasseur
    School of Rehabilitation, Universite de Sherbrooke, 3001 12ième avenue Nord, Sherbrooke, QC, J1H 5N4, Canada
    Qual Life Res 19:665-75. 2010
    ....
  9. pmc Do quality of life, participation and environment of older adults differ according to level of activity?
    Melanie Levasseur
    Research Centre on Aging, Health and Social Services Centre University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke CSSS IUGS, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:30. 2008
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Meaning of quality of life for older adults: importance of human functioning components
    Melanie Levasseur
    Research Centre on Aging, Health and Social Services Centre, University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1H 4C4 Canada
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 49:e91-100. 2009
    ..Other theoretical as well as methodological implications for further QOL study are highlighted...
  11. ncbi request reprint [Analysis of quality of life concept in the context of older adults with physical disabilities]
    Melanie Levasseur
    Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé de l Université de Sherbrooke, QC
    Can J Occup Ther 73:163-77. 2006
    ..The ultimate goal of the occupational therapist is to enhance or maintain a client's quality of life...
  12. ncbi request reprint Comparing the Disability Creation Process and International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health models
    Melanie Levasseur
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC
    Can J Occup Ther 74:233-42. 2007
    ..Purpose. Analyse and compare two conceptual models, the Disability Creation Process (DCP) and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), with particular emphasis on the participation component...
  13. doi request reprint Subjective Quality-of-Life Predictors for Older Adults with Physical Disabilities
    Melanie Levasseur
    Research Centre on Aging, Health and Social Services Centre, University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke, Sherbrook, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 87:830-41. 2008
    ..To study changes in quality of life (QOL) and to explore predictors of QOL of community-dwelling older adults with physical disabilities...
  14. doi request reprint Neighborhood resources and social participation among older adults: results from the VoisiNuage study
    Lucie Richard
    Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    J Aging Health 25:296-318. 2013
    ..This article examined the associations between proximity to selected locations considered to be conducive to social participation, and social participation itself, in urban-dwelling seniors...
  15. doi request reprint Environmental Factors Associated With Social Participation of Older Adults Living in Metropolitan, Urban, and Rural Areas: The NuAge Study
    Melanie Levasseur
    Mélanie Levasseur, Alan A Cohen, Marie France Dubois, Mélissa Généreux, and Hélène Payette are with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec Lucie Richard is with the Institut de Recherche en Santé Publique, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Québec France Hélène Therrien is with the University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke, Quebec
    Am J Public Health 105:1718-25. 2015
    ..We compared the social participation of older adults living in metropolitan, urban, and rural areas, and identified associated environmental factors...
  16. doi request reprint Gender-specific associations between functional autonomy and physical capacities in independent older adults: results from the NuAge study
    Emilie Breton
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 58:56-62. 2014
    ..This decrease might be associated with diminished functional autonomy. However, little is known about the physical capacities associated with functional autonomy in older women and men...
  17. doi request reprint Clinical reasoning process underlying choice of teaching strategies: a framework to improve occupational therapists' transfer skill interventions
    Annie Carrier
    School of Rehabilitation, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Aust Occup Ther J 59:355-66. 2012
    ..Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore the clinical reasoning process of occupational therapists underlying the choice of strategies to teach older adults transfer skills...
  18. doi request reprint Health-related and subjective quality of life of older adults with visual impairment
    Judith Renaud
    Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil 32:899-907. 2010
    ..To document health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and subjective quality of life (SQOL) and explore their correlates in older adults seeking services for visual impairment (VI)...
  19. doi request reprint Participation needs of older adults having disabilities and receiving home care: met needs mainly concern daily activities, while unmet needs mostly involve social activities
    Pier Luc Turcotte
    School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 15:95. 2015
    ..This study thus explored the participation needs of older adults having disabilities as perceived by the older adults themselves, their caregivers and healthcare providers...
  20. doi request reprint Exploring support needed by home health aides in choosing bathing equipment: new challenges for occupational therapy collaboration
    Manon Guay
    Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada Research Center on Aging, Health and Social Services Center, University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
    Work 46:263-71. 2013
    ..In Quebec (Canada), home health aides are gradually being involved in choosing bathing equipment for community-dwelling clients with bathing difficulties, a task traditionally performed by occupational therapists...
  21. doi request reprint Community occupational therapists' clinical reasoning: identifying tacit knowledge
    Annie Carrier
    School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, 1036 rue Belvedere sud, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Aust Occup Ther J 57:356-65. 2010
    ..e. their clinical reasoning, can improve intervention efficacy. However, occupational therapists are often uninformed about and neglect the importance of clinical reasoning, which could underoptimise their interventions...
  22. doi request reprint Standardized referral form: Restricting client-centered practice?
    Annie Carrier
    School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Scand J Occup Ther 22:283-92. 2015
    ..The impact of standardization is not known and might reduce client-centeredness. Aim/objectives. To explore the content and use of a referral form to standardize COTs' practice...
  23. doi request reprint Are health promotion and prevention interventions integrated into occupational therapy practice with older adults having disabilities? Insights from six community health settings in Québec, Canada
    Pier Luc Turcotte
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Rehabilitation, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada Research Centre on Aging, Health and Social Services Centre, University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke CSSS IUGS, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Aust Occup Ther J 62:56-67. 2015
    ..This study thus aimed to: (1) identify health promotion and prevention interventions used with seniors having disabilities, and (2) explore barriers to integrating such interventions into practice...
  24. doi request reprint Did waiting times really decrease following a service reorganization? Results from a retrospective study in a pediatric rehabilitation program in Québec
    Chantal Camden
    Centre de Réadaptation Estrie, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil 35:719-24. 2013
    ....
  25. pmc Inventory and analysis of definitions of social participation found in the aging literature: proposed taxonomy of social activities
    Melanie Levasseur
    University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 71:2141-9. 2010
    ..This taxonomy might be useful in pinpointing the focus of future investigations and clarifying dimensions specific to social participation...
  26. doi request reprint Awareness tool for safe and responsible driving (OSCAR): a potential educational intervention for increasing interest, openness and knowledge about the abilities required and compensatory strategies among older drivers
    Melanie Levasseur
    a Research Centre on Aging, Health and Social Services Centre, University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke CSSS IUGS, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Traffic Inj Prev 16:578-86. 2015
    ....
  27. pmc The patient's perspective of in-home telerehabilitation physiotherapy services following total knee arthroplasty
    Dahlia Kairy
    School of Rehabilitation, Université de Montréal and Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal IRGLM site, 6300 Darlington Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3S 2J4, Canada
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:3998-4011. 2013
    ..Gaining a better understating of the patient's experience in telerehabilitation will be essential as programs continue to be developed and implemented. ..
  28. ncbi request reprint 'Optimal' participation: a reflective look
    Annie Rochette
    School of Rehabilitation, Universite de Montreal, C P 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3J7
    Disabil Rehabil 28:1231-5. 2006
    ..The main objective of this article is to provide a reflective look at the concept of participation and the meaning of 'optimality' for individuals with and without disability and to explore both in relation to response shift...