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Nancy Mayo, PhD

Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Regular Member
Health Outcomes


McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Medical Scientist, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Division of Geriatrics


McGill University

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


Research Interest


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).

Research Foci


  • patient-centered outcomes related to symptoms, function and quality of life
  • randomized trials of complex interventions
  • modern approaches to measurement including Rasch Measurement Theory and Utility Theory
  • health services utilization including patterns and gaps in care
  • knowledge translation of evidence directly to patients to inform self-management
  • methods for longitudinal analysis of health outcomes including response shift

Keywords


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

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