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angle-left Nancy Mayo, PhD

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC,

Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program

School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics



chronic disease • health outcomes • rehabilitation • health services • disability • quality of life • measurement • randomized clinical trials •

Research Focus

My research focuses on function, disability and quality of life in Canada's vulnerable populations. I study gaps and patterns of care using health administrative data bases (stroke, breast cancer, cancer at end-of-life, hip fracture). I develop and apply modern methods for measurement and monitoring of health outcomes that matter to patients (symptoms, function, and quality of life) and I develop and evaluate interventions designed to improve outcomes for vulnerable populations such as the elderly or people with stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, or HIV. I have a special interest in developing and testing interventions that help people manage their health condition by developing self-management workbooks (stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, cancer).

Selected Publications

  • Mayo NE, Bronstein D, Scott SC, Finch LE, Miller S. . Necessary and sufficient causes of participation post-stroke: practical and philosophical perspectives. Qual Life Res. 2013.

  • Mayo NE, MacKay-Lyons MJ, Scott SC, Moriello C, Brophy J. A randomized trial of two home-based exercise programmes to improve functional walking post-stroke. Clinical Rehabilitation, 27: 659-671, 2013

  • Mayo NE, Scott S#. Evaluating a Complex Intervention with a Single Outcome May Not Be a Good Idea: an Example from a Randomized Trial of Stroke Case Management. Age and Aging, 2011;40:718-724

  • Mayo NE, Feldman L, Scott S, Zavorsky G, Kim DJ, Charlebois P, Stein B, Carli F. Impact of Pre-operative Changes in Physical Function on Recovery after Colorectal Surgery. Surgery 2011;150:505-14

  • Mayo NE, Fellows LK, Scott SC#, Cameron J, Wood-Dauphinee S.. A Longitudinal view of apathy and its impact after stroke. Stroke 2009;40;3299-3307