Post-doctoral Fellowship Projects
Andrée-Anne Marchand DC PhD
Program of Study: Postdoctoral Training Program
Institution: Ontario Tech University
Project Title: The burden of disability associated with mental health disorders and musculoskeletal pain in the Canadian population
Project Background: The disability associated with the concomitance of musculoskeletal pain and mental health disorders poses a significant problem for populations worldwide. Despite large societal investments in the treatment of these conditions, the prevalence of resulting disabilities continues to grow. A comprehensive understanding of the association between musculoskeletal pain and mental health disorders is fundamental
to the future development of prevention and therapeutic interventions for disability.
Using data from the Canadian Community Health Survey, this project aims to improve knowledge about the combined impact of mental health disorders and on disability by:
describing the extent of the presence of disability associated to these conditions in the Canadian population;
determining whether the presence of disability associated with musculoskeletal pain and mental health disorders varies across provinces and time; and
determining which sociodemographic, health, occupational and community characteristics are associated with disability and these disorders.
Quebec Health Research Fund
Dr. Pierre Côté
Dr. Krystle Martin
Dr. Sheilah Hogg-Johnson
Dr. Jessica Wong