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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Dyer JO, Doiron-Cadrin P, Lafrance S, Roy JS, Frémont P, Dionne CE, MacDermid JC, Tousignant M, Rochette A, Lowry V, Saulnier M, Vukobrat T, Desmeules F

Diagnosing, Managing, and Supporting Return to Work of Adults With Rotator Cuff Disorders: Clinical Practice Guideline Methods

Journal Article

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 52 (10), 2022.

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Lafrance S, Charron M, Roy JS, Dyer JO, Frémont P, Dionne CE, Macdermid JC, Tousignant M, Rochette A, Doiron-Cadrin P, Lowry V, Bureau N, Lamontagne M, Sandman E, Coutu MF, Lavigne P, Desmeules F

Diagnosing, Managing, and Supporting Return to Work of Adults With Rotator Cuff Disorders: A Clinical Practice Guideline

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J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 52 (10), 2022.

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Dionne CE, Rossignol M, Deyo RA, Koes B, Schoene M, Battié M

Back to the Future: A Report From the 16th International Forum for Back and Neck Pain Research in Primary Care and Updated Research Agenda

Journal Article

Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 47 (19), 2022.

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Djade CD, Diorio C, Laurin D, Dionne CE

An exploratory identification of biological markers of chronic musculoskeletal pain in the low back, neck, and shoulders

Journal Article

PLoS One, 17 (4), 2022.

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Hamel S, Denis I, Turcotte S, Fleet R, Archambault P, Dionne CE, Foldes-Busque G

Anxiety disorders in patients with noncardiac chest pain: association with health-related quality of life and chest pain severity

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Health Qual Life Outcomes, 20 (1), 2022.

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Dionne CE, Laurin D, Desrosiers T, Abdous B, Sage NL, Frenette J, Mondor M

The Association Between Self-Reported Cigarette Smoking and Spinal Pain is Not Explained by Serum Cotinine Levels

Journal Article

Ann Epidemiol, 67 , 2022.

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Ly A, Pelletier S, Dionne CE

Cross-cultural adaptation of Delphi definitions of low back pain prevalence in French (Delphi DOLBaPP-F)

Journal Article

Explor Med, 2 (6), 2021.

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Nicolakakis N, Stock S, Lippel K, Vézina M, Major ME, Dionne CE, Turcot A

Les troubles musculo-squelettiques reconnus par la Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail de 2010 à 2012 : qui est à risque?

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Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Québec. QC, 2021, ISBN: 9782550900252.

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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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Active projects

  • 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 2024-03-31
  • 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
  • Traduction et adaptation culturelle pour le Québec d’un questionnaire mesurant l’usage médical du cannabis, from 2022-04-01 to 2023-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network, from 2016-09-01 to 2021-03-31
  • 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
  • Traduction et adaptation culturelle d'un questionnaire pour la mesure de l'utilisation médicale du cannabis dans le contexte québécois dans une perspective d'études prospectives sur les effets du cannabis médical, from 2021-11-17 to 2022-03-31
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