Alison Douglas

Dr. Alison Douglas

Research Focus

Measurement, cognition, everyday living skills, occupational therapy, safety in the community

Publications

Title Source (Journal/Book/Conference) Authors/Presenters Published On Type
Concurrent Validity in Dementia Functional Assessment AOTA 91st Conference & Expo: OT in HD Douglas A, Letts L, Richardson J, Eva K 1302926400 Presentation
Community-based approaches to supporting people with dementia and their caregivers Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists Letts L, Douglas A 1301630400 Presentation
Measurement of harm outcomes after hospital discharge: Reliability and validity 26th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease Douglas A, Letts L, Richardson J, Eva K 1298955600 Presentation
Concurrent validity of the cognitive performance test CAOT Conference 2010 Douglas A 1274846400 Presentation
Choosing cognitive measures in clinical practice: three steps to success AOTA 90th Annual Conference & Expo Colquhoun H, Douglas A 1272513600 Presentation
Cognitive assessment in health care: challenges and solutions Hamilton Health Sciences Douglas A, Colquhoun H 1270094400 Presentation
Help at Home and Perceived Health Status: Gender Differences in a Community-Dwelling Population Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics Douglas A, Richardson J, Letts L, Wilkins S 1265000400 Journal Article
Ethical use of cognitive screening measures with older adults OSOT Summit on Aging Douglas A 1256961600 Presentation
From doubt to confidence: A process for choosing cognitive measures CAOT Conference 2009 Colquhoun H, Douglas A 1245988800 Presentation
From uncertainty to confidence: A process for choosing cognitive measures CAOT Conference 2009 Colquhoun H, Douglas A 1244001600 Presentation
Systematic review of in-home accidental injury in older adults CAOT Conference 2009 Douglas A, Letts L, Richardson J 1244001600 Presentation
Knowledge translation through a community of practice American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) and Rehabilitation Research in a Changing Postacute Landscape Douglas A 1224993600 Abstract
Measurement of the effectiveness of an occupational therapy community of practice CANADIAN JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Douglas A 1213416000 Abstract
Review of cognitive assessments for older adults Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics Douglas A, Letts L, Liu L 1199163600 Journal Article
Interpreting cognitive assessments for older adults David Thompson Health Region Douglas A 1199163600 Presentation
Help at home and its relationship to perceived health status in a community dwelling older adult population QLR JOURNAL Douglas A, Richardson J, Letts L, Wilkins S 1191988800 Abstract
What do we think about cognitive assessment? Workshop for York Region Senior’s Program Douglas A 1191211200 Presentation
Making the most of graduate school Occupational Therapy Now Klein J, Kumas-Tan Z, Douglas A, Cantin N 1188619200 Journal Article
Developing survey methods: Combined Internet and postal survey CANADIAN JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Douglas A, Knupp H, Liu L 1184212800 Presentation
Reflections on preparing for life as a graduate student Occupational Therapy Now Klein J, Douglas A, Cantin N, Kumas-Tan Z 1183262400 Journal Article
Perceived quality of life in a community dwelling older adult population CIHR Douglas A, Richardson J, Letts L, Wilkins S 1183176000 Presentation
Reflections on applying to graduate school Occupational Therapy Now Klein J, Kumas-Tan Z, Douglas A, Cantin N 1177992000 Journal Article
Cognitive assessments for older adults: which ones are used by Canadian therapists and why. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy Douglas A, Liu L, Warren S, Hopper T 1167627600 Journal Article
Multidisciplinary development of a framework for home safety intervention Proceedings of the Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability and Technology Douglas A, Evers C, Nolan K, Tran T, Ryan E 1167627600 Journal Article
Cognitive assessments Hamilton Health Sciences OT department Douglas A 1167627600 Presentation
Making the most of graduate school: reflections of occupational therapists CANADIAN JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Klein J, Douglas A, Cantin N, Kumas-Tan Z 1149220800 Abstract
Role of the occupational therapist in cognitive assessment University of Alberta Hospital Douglas A 1136091600 Presentation
Choosing cognitive assessments for older adults: A critical approach CANADIAN JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Douglas A 1117080000 Presentation
Occupational therapists’ use of cognitive assessments with older adults: A Canadian survey CANADIAN JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Douglas A, Liu L, Warren S, Hopper T 1117080000 Presentation
Choosing cognitive assessments for older adults Calgary Health Region Douglas A 1104555600 Presentation
Cognitive screening with older adults Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital & Royal Alexandra Hospital Douglas A 1104555600 Presentation
Therapists’ opinions about cognitive assessments sought Newsletter of the Nova Scotia Society of Occupational Therapists Douglas A 1093492800 Journal Article
Critical review of cognitive assessments in occupational therapy Research in Rehabilitation Symposium Douglas A 1088568000 Presentation
A systematic review of accidental injury from fire, wandering and medication self-administration errors for older adults with and without dementia. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics Douglas A, Letts L, Richardson J 946702800 Journal Article
In vitro metabolism of 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone by lung cells isolated from Syrian golden hamster. Cancer Letters Alaoui-Jamali MA, Massey TE, Douglas A, Rossignol G, Castonguay A 631170000 Journal Article

Education

  • 2011: PhD, Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University Hamilton, ON, Canada (Thesis Title: Validity of predischarge functional measures for predicting harm in older adults.)
  • 2005: MSc, Rehabilitation, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB, Canada (Thesis Title: Cognitive assessments for older adults: A Canadian survey)
  • 1992: BHSc, Occupational Therapy, McMaster University Hamilton, ON, Canada

Academic Appointments

  • 2005–2006: Professional Practice Leader, Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Professional Affiliations

    Research Groups

      Reviewership

      Other

      • Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (Referee)

      Distinctions and Awards

        Research Projects

        External

        • 2008–2011:
          Supervisor: Dr Lori Letts

          Sponsors: CIHR Scholarship

        Scholarly & Professional Activities:

        Executive positions:

        2004-2005 President, Student Gerontology Association, University of Alberta
        2003-2005
        Innovative Teaching and Education Committee, student representative, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta
        1999-2003
        Thunder Bay Regional Hospital:Professional Practice Council (OT representative)
        2000-2003Medical/Surgical User Group
        2002-2003Rehab User Group: planning new hospital rehabilitation dept
        2002-2003Rehabilitation Transition Team (OT representative)
        1998-2000Medical Quality Improvement Team: quality of practice issues
        2002-2003Ontarians with Disabilities Act Committee

        Professional Associate, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, 1998-2003
        1993, 2000-2003: Clinical Coordinator, Northern Studies Stream
        2003: Communities of Practice pilot project
        1997-1998: PC Diary Project Participant
        1993-2003: Admissions application reader
        1990-1992: Teaching & Education Committee, Administrative Committee

        Other activities:
        2008: Expert panelist/contributor: State of the Knowledge Regarding Safety in Home Care in Canada: An Environmental Scan: Lang, A.

        Areas of Interest: Acute care, measurement, older adults, dementia, independent living and safety.

        Courses Taught:

        i) Undergraduate:

        University of Alberta B.Sc.H. OT program:
        2005    Sessional Lecturer: OCCTH 206: Communication and the Helping Relationship
        2004    Co-facilitator: INTD 410: Interdisciplinary Teams
        2003-2005    Teaching Assistant: OCCTH 414 (Advanced Application of Occupational Therapy Principles Across the Lifespan), OCCTH 310 (Application of Occupational Therapy Principles), OCCTH 362 (Clinical Reasoning).

        McMaster University B.H.Sc. OT Program:
        1996-1998    Problem-based tutorial leader: Occupation & Mental Health in Adulthood

        ii) Graduate: 

        McMaster University M.Sc. OT Program
        2010    Course Coordinator: Term 3 Prep (Clinical Skills): Northern Studies Stream, Thunder Bay Ontario
        2006-2010    Teaching Assistant:
        Evidence Based Practice (EBP 747): tutorial facilitator (Dr. Lori Letts), develop and write ethics applications for student projects (Dr. Bonny Jung), marking COTF grant assignment (Carol DeMatteo)
        2007-present    Guest lecturer:
        Term 3 Prep: Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (Dr. Lori Letts & Jackie Bosch), Term 5 Prep: Cognitive Assessment (Dr. Brenda Vrkljan & Dr. Mary Forhan)
        2003     Problem-based tutorial leader: Integrated Practice & Professional Transition II

        Supervisorships:

        Preceptor for 1-2 McMaster University OT students per year: 1994 & 1997-'03.
        Clinical Coordinator, Thunder Bay Regional Hospital 1997-2003.
        Clinical Coordinator, George Jeffrey Children’s Treatment Centre, Thunder Bay 1992-1995.
        Clinical Lecturer part time. Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, 2000.



        Contact

        Phone: 416-785-2500 X2495 Email: adouglas@rotman-baycrest.on.ca