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: 6,027). Recently, he chaired the local organizing committee of the International Forum for Back and Neck Pain Research in Primary Care that was 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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Furrer D, Kröger E, Marcotte M, Jauvin N, Bélanger R, Ware M, Foldes-Busque G, Aubin M, Pluye P, Dionne CE

Cannabis against chronic musculoskeletal pain: a scoping review on users and their perceptions.

Journal Article

J Cannabis Res, 3 (1), 2021.

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Duchaine CS, Brisson C, Talbot D, Gilbert-Ouimet M, Trudel X, Vézina M, Milot A, Diorio C, Ndjaboué R, Giguère Y, Mâsse B, Dionne CE, Maunsell E, Laurin D

Psychosocial stressors at work and inflammatory biomarkers: PROspective Quebec Study on Work and Health.

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Psychoneuroendocrinology, 133 , 2021.

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Kröger E, Dionne CE

Medical cannabis for chronic pain.

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BMJ, 374 , 2021.

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Duchaine CS, Brisson C, Talbot D, Gilbert-Ouimet M, Trudel X, Vézina M, Milot A, Diorio C, Ndjaboué R, Giguère Y, Mâsse B, Dionne CE, Maunsell E, Laurin D

Cumulative exposure to psychosocial stressors at work and global cognitive function: the PROspective Quebec Study on Work and Health.

Journal Article

Occup Environ Med, 2021.

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Foldes-Busque G, Dionne CE, Turcotte S, Tully PJ, Tremblay MA, Poirier P, Denis I

Epidemiology and prognostic implications of panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder in patients with coronary artery disease: rationale and design for a longitudinal cohort study.

Journal Article

BMC Cardiovasc Disord, 21 (1), 2021.

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Patry J, Tourigny A, Mercier MP, Dionne CE

Quality of Diabetic Foot Ulcer Care: Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Wound Care Clinic Using an Extended Donabedian Model Based on a Retrospective Cohort Study.

Journal Article

Can J Diabetes, 45 (4), 2021.

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Patry J, Tourigny A, Mercier MP, Dionne CE

Outcomes and prognosis of diabetic foot ulcers treated by an interdisciplinary team in Canada.

Journal Article

Int Wound J, 18 (2), 2021.

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Heppell JL, Denis I, Turcotte S, Fleet RP, Dionne CE, Foldes-Busque G

Incidence of panic disorder in patients with non-cardiac chest pain and panic attacks.

Journal Article

J Health Psychol, 26 (7), 2021.

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Villotti P, Gragnano A, Larivière C, Negrini A, Dionne CE, Corbière M

Tools Appraisal of Organizational Factors Associated with Return-to-Work in Workers on Sick Leave Due to Musculoskeletal and Common Mental Disorders: A Systematic Search and Review.

Journal Article

J Occup Rehabil, 31 (1), 2021.

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White M, Williams-Whitt K, Wagner S, Schultz I, Dionne C, Pomaki G, Loughlin C, Tjulin A, Runt M, Gilbert M, Richardson L

Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Successful Workplace Interventions for Psychologically Healthy and Productive Workplaces: A Pattern Analysis of 57 Systematic Reviews

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Work Wellness and Disability Prevention Institute, Vancouver, BC, 2020, ISBN: 9781988875026.

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Active projects

  • Disability, Employment, and Public Policies Initiative, from 2018-04-01 to 2024-03-31
  • Epidemiology and prognostic implications of panic disorder and generalised anxiety disorder in patients with coronary artery disease, from 2019-07-01 to 2023-07-31

Recently finished projects

  • Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network, from 2016-09-01 to 2021-03-31
  • 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., from 2016-07-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Inégalités sociales de santé mentale, contraintes psychosociales au travail, vie active et retraite: une étude prospective de 20 ans., from 2014-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Inégalités sociales, environnement psychosocial au travail, vie active, retraite et santé cardiovasculaire: une étude prospective de 20 ans chez 9000 femmes et hommes., from 2012-01-01 to 2019-09-30
  • La clinique des ainés : une transition innovante des soins pour aînés fragilisés – Éviter le retour à la case départ, from 2019-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Le cannabis médical contre la douleur musculosquelettique chronique : des outils d'aide à la décision pour les patients et les cliniciens , from 2020-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Le cannabis médical contre les douleurs musculosquelettiques chroniques: une étude aux méthodes mixtes sur les déterminants de l'usage parmi des patients et des médecins canadiens, from 2019-03-01 to 2020-02-29
  • Les lésions professionnelles de la coiffe des rotateurs de l'épaule: développement du contenu d'un guide de pratique pour optimiser la prise en charge des travailleurs et favoriser le retour en emploi, from 2017-01-09 to 2019-10-08
  • Pronostic biopsychosocial des douleurs thoraciques inexpliquées suite à une consultation dans une unité d'urgence., from 2013-10-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Workplace rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders in professionnal orchestral musicians: program optimisation and evaluation., from 2018-06-01 to 2020-05-30
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