Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation of the Laval University School of Medicine, Clermont E. Dionne is also a regular investigator in the Population Health and Optimal Health Practices Axis, where he is in charge of research activities for the Quebec Centre of Excellence in Aging (CEVQ). He holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington (School of Public Health, Seattle, WA, USA). His research program focuses on the epidemiology of musculoskeletal pain (back, shoulder, knee, for example), a problem that imposes one of the heaviest health burdens on Western societies. A member of numerous national and international committees, Dr. Dionne is the Epidemiology Section Editor of Pain, the premier pain journal (FI: 5,557). He is also president of the local organizing committee of the International Forum for Back and Neck Pain Research in Primary Care that will be held in Quebec City in July 2019.

Identifying the causes of musculoskeletal pain and its consequences

In many cases, the source of pain cannot be identified, and its intensity is only weakly correlated with radiological evidence. Many factors are involved in the perception of pain and in its functional and social consequences, including biological, psychosocial, and environmental factors. Much remains to be done to understand the effects of these factors and their interactions.

Offer the best treatments to the right patients at the right time

For about 10% of patients, musculoskeletal pain becomes chronic. The development, validation, and evaluation of first-line prognostic tools are essential to make the most of available treatments.

Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of treatments

Many interventions are offered to counter musculoskeletal pain. It is important to identify those that are supported by sound scientific evidence, and to determine their conditions of application.

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Felin-Germain A, Denis I, Turcotte S, Fleet R, Archambault P, Dionne CE, Busque GF

Work Absenteeism and Presenteeism Loss in Patients With Non-Cardiac Chest Pain.

Journal Article

J Occup Environ Med, 60 (9), pp. 781-786, 2018, ISSN: 1076-2752.

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Foldes-Busque G, Denis I, Poitras J, Fleet RP, Archambault PM, Dionne CE

The Revised-Panic Screening Score for emergency department patients with noncardiac chest pain.

Journal Article

Health Psychol, 37 (9), pp. 828-838, 2018, ISSN: 0278-6133.

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Perreault K, Dionne CE, Rossignol M, Poitras S, Morin D

What are private sector physiotherapists' perceptions regarding interprofessional and intraprofessional work for managing low back pain?

Journal Article

J Interprof Care, 32 (4), pp. 525-528, 2018, ISSN: 1356-1820.

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Dionne CE, Laurin D, Desrosiers T, Abdous B, Le Sage N, Frenette J, Mondor M, Pelletier S

Vitamin C is not the Missing Link Between Cigarette Smoking and Spinal Pain.

Journal Article

Spine, 43 (12), pp. E712-E721, 2018, ISSN: 0362-2436.

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Trudel X, Gilbert-Ouimet M, Milot A, Duchaine CS, Vezina M, Laurin D, Sultan-Taieb H, Brisson C, The PROspective Québec (PROQ) Study on Work, Health: Investigators, collaborators

Cohort Profile: The PROspective Québec (PROQ) Study on Work and Health.

Journal Article

Int J Epidemiol, 2018, ISSN: 0300-5771.

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Active projects

  • Centre de recherche de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis - CISSS - CA - Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis (CSSS Alphonse-Desjardins), Subvention, CISSS - CA - Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis (CSSS Alphonse-Desjardins), Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - CHU de Québec-Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Coûts des maladies cardiovasculaires et des problèmes de santé mentale attribuables aux contraintes psychosociales au travail : Une étude longitudinale de 22 ans auprès de 9 000 cols blancs., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Volet Projet: Concours pilotes, from 2016-07-01 to 2020-06-30
  • Evaluation and development of policies to promote integration and job retention of people with disabillities, Subvention, Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada, Subvention de développement de partenariat, from 2016-04-01 to 2019-03-31
  • Évaluation des interventions mises en oeuvre dans le cadre de la norme Entreprises en santé: implantation, impact économique pour l'employeur et impacts sur la santé physique et mentale des salariés, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement : Recherche interventionnelle en santé des populations, from 2014-03-01 to 2019-03-31
  • Exposition cumulée aux stresseurs psychosociaux, marqueurs inflammatoires, télomères et fonction cognitive : une étude prospective de 20 ans, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2014-07-01 to 2019-06-30
  • Inégalités sociales, environnement psychosocial au travail, vie active, retraite et santé cardiovasculaire: une étude prospective de 20 ans chez 9000 femmes et hommes., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2012-01-01 to 2019-09-30

Recently finished projects

  • Abus de médicaments opioïdes (personnes de 65 ans et plus, Subvention, Fondation pour les Aînés et l’Innovation Sociale, from 2017-06-17 to 2018-03-31
  • Élaboration du contenu d'un site web portant sur l'incapacité et le retour au travail, Subvention, Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé & sécurité du travail, Programme de subvention - Recherche concertée, from 2016-10-03 to 2018-10-03
  • Identification, control and prevention of work-related psychosocial hazards and social conditions contributing to mental health disorders and prolonged work absence, Subvention, WorksafeBC, Innovation at Work, from 2015-11-01 to 2016-10-31
  • Inégalités sociales de santé mentale, contraintes psychosociales au travail, vie active et retraite: une étude prospective de 20 ans., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2014-04-01 to 2018-03-31
  • Pronostic biopsychosocial des douleurs thoraciques inexpliquées suite à une consultation dans une unité d'urgence., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2013-10-01 to 2018-03-31
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