Mary Egan


Mary Egan
Full Professor

1999 Ph.D. Epidemiology and Biostatics McGill University
1991 M.Sc. Occupational Therapy University of Alberta
1982 B.Sc. Occupational Therapy University of Western Ontario

Room: RGN 3065
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 8043
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Professor Mary Egan is an occupational therapist and epidemiologist.

Research Interests

Professor Egan is interested in how people return to their personally valued activities despite chronic health issues, both in the presence and absence of therapy. She is interested in processes of care and health services that best support return to personally valued activities. She has a particular interest in how an ethics of care perspective can inform these processes.

Research Interests

  • Participation
  • Ethics of care
  • Critical perspectives on rehabilitation processes and guidelines


Selected publications (* denotes student)

  • Curtin M, Egan M, Adams J (Eds). Occupational therapy for people experiencing illness, injury or impairment: Promoting occupation and participation (7th ed). London: Elsevier (2017).
  • Lamarre J, Egan M, Kessler D, Sauvé-Schenk K. Occupational performance coaching in assisted living. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics (accepted Aug 19 2019).
  •  O'Neil J, Egan M, Marshall S, Bilodeau M, Pelletier L, Sveistrup H Remotely supervised home-based intensive exercise intervention to improve balance, functional mobility and physical activity in survivors of moderate or severe TBI: a mixed-method study protocol JMIR Res Protoc 2019;0(0):e0 URL: doi:10.2196/14867
  •  Egan M, Laliberte Rudman D, Rutkowski N, Lanoix M, Meyer M, McEwen S, Collver M, Linkewich E, Montgomery P, Quant S, Donnelly B, Fearn J. The implications of the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations for design and allocation of rehabilitation after hospital discharge: A problematization. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2019; 1-13. doi:10.1080/09638288.2019.1592244.
  •  Bahraini S, Gifford W, Graham I, Wazni L, Bremault-Phillips S, Hackbusch R, Demers C, Egan M. The accuracy of measures for screening adults for spiritual suffering in health care settings: A systematic review. Palliative & Supportive Care. 2019; 1-14. doi:10.1017/S1478951519000506.
  •  Bernard S, Sauvé-Schenk K, and Egan M. Low income and stroke rehabilitation: A tale of two clients. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2019;7(2):1-7. doi:10.15453/2168-6408.1487.
  •  McEwen S, Donald M, Jutzi K, Allen K, Avery L, Dawson DR, Egan M, Dittmann K, Hunt A, Hutter J, Quant S, Rios J, Linkewich, E. Implementing a function-based cognitive strategy intervention within inter-professional stroke rehabilitation teams: Changes in provider knowledge, self-efficacy and practice. PLOS ONE. 2019;14(3): e0212988. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0212988.
  • Stolee P, Elliott J, Byrne K, Sims-Gould J, Tong C, Chesworth B, Egan M, Ceci C, Forbes D. A framework for supporting post-acute care transitions of older patients with hip fracture. The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Medicine. 2019;20(4): 414–419.e1. doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2019.01.147.
  • Provencher V, D'Amours M, Viscogliosi C, Guay M, Giroux D, Dubé V, Delli-Colli N, Corriveau H, Egan M. Risks Perceived by Frail Male Patients, Family Caregivers and Clinicians in Hospital: Do they Change after Discharge? A Multiple Case Study. International Journal of Integrated Care. 2019;19(1):4. doi:10.5334/ijic.4166.
  •  Sauvé-Schenk KM, Egan MY, Dubouloz-Wilner CJ, Kristjansson E. Influence of low income on return to participation following stroke. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2019;4:1-9. doi:10.1080/09638288.2019.1570355.
  •  Duong P, Sauvé-Schenk K, Egan M, Meyer M, Morrison T. Operational definitions and estimates of return-to-work after stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2018;100(6)1140-1152. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2018.09.121.
  • Gifford WA, Squires JE, Angus DE, Ashley LA, Brosseau L, Craik JM, Domecq MC, Egan M, Holyoke P, Juergensen L, Wallin L, Wazni L, Graham ID. Managerial leadership for research use in nursing and allied health care professions: a systematic review. Implementation Science. 2018;13(1):127. doi:10.1186/s13012-018-0817-7.
  •  Metcalfe V, Egan M, Sauvé-Schenk K. LSVT BIG in late stroke rehabilitation: a single-case experimental design study. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2019;86(2):87-94. doi:10.1177/0008417419832951.
  •  Kessler D, Walker I, Sauvé-Schenk K, Egan M. Goal setting dynamics that facilitate or impede a client-centered approach. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2018; 26(5): 315-324. doi:10.1080/11038128.2018.1465119.
  •  Kessler D, Egan M, Dubouloz C-J, McEwen S, Graham FP (2017). Occupational Performance Coaching for stroke survivors (OPC-Stroke): Understanding of mechanisms of actions. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2018;81(6):326-337. doi:10.1177/0308022618756001.
  •  Egan MY. Can Norman Daniels help you get a wheelchair? A commentary on Durocher et al. Ethics & Behavior. 2018;29(3):192-195. doi:10.1080/10508422.2018.1447383
  •  Kessler D, Egan M, Dubouloz C-J, McEwen S, Graham FP. Occupational Performance Coaching for Stroke Survivors: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2017;71(3):7103190020p1-7. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.024216.
  •  Savage I, Egan M Women family members' experiences of involvement in adult inpatient traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2018;6(3):1-12. doi:10.15453/2168-6408.1457.
  •  Lafortune CE, Elliott J, Egan M, Stolee P. The rest of the story: A qualitative study of complementing standardized assessment data with informal interviews with older patients and families. The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research. 2017;10(2):215-224. doi:10.1007/s40271-016-0193-9.
  • Egan M, Laliberte Rudman D, Ceci C, Kessler D, McGrath C, Gardner P, King J, Lanoix M, Malhotra R. Seniors, risk and rehabilitation: Broadening our thinking. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2017;1348-1355. doi:10.1080/09638288.2016.1192227.
  •  Provencher V, Généreux M, Gagnon-Roy M, Veillette N, Egan M, Sirois MJ, Lacasse F, Rose K, Stocco S. Preventing avoidable incidents leading to a presentation to the emergency department (ED) by older adults with cognitive impairment. BMJ Open. 2016;6(2):e009818. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009818.
  •  Egan M, Kessler D, Ceci C, Laliberte Rudman D, McGrath C, Gardner P, Sikora L. Problematizing risk in stroke rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2016; 38(23):2334-44. doi:10.3109/09638288.2015.1123304.
  •  Martini R, Cramm H, Egan M, Sikora L. A scoping review of self-regulation: What are occupational therapists talking about? American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2016;70(6):7006290010p1-7006290010p15. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.020362.
  •  Belliveau B, Belliveau I, Camire-Raymond A, Kessler D, Egan M. Use of Occupational Performance Coaching for stroke survivors (OPC-Stroke) in late rehabilitation: A descriptive case study. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2016;4(2):1-9. doi:10.15453/2168-6408.1219.
  •  Laliberte Rudman D, Egan M, McGrath C, Kessler D, Gardner P, King J, Ceci C. Low vision rehabilitation, age-related vision loss and risk: A critical interpretive synthesis. The Gerontologist. 2016;56(3):e32-45. doi:10.1093/geront/gnv685.
  •  Egan M, Scott-Lowery L, De Serres Larose C Gallant LC, Jaillet CJ. The use of personal projects analysis to enhance occupational therapy goal identification. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy 2016 4(1):4. doi: 10.15453/2168-6408.1186.
  •  McEwen SE, Donald M, Dawson D, Egan M, Hunt A, Quant S, Runions S, Linkewich E. A Multi-faceted, knowledge translation approach to support persons with stroke and cognitive impairment: Evaluation Protocol. Implementation Science. 2015;10(1):157. doi:10.1186/s13012-015-0346-6.
  •  Egan M, Kubina LA, Dubouloz CJ, Kessler D, Kristjansson E, Sawada M. Very low neighbourhood income limits participation post stroke: preliminary evidence from a cohort study. BMC Public Health. 2015;15(1):1. doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1872-5.
  •  Cramm H, Egan M. Practice patterns of school-based occupational therapists targeting handwriting: A knowledge to practice gap. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention. 2015;8:2:170-179. doi: 10.1080/19411243.2015.1040942
  • Arcand-Dusseault C, Egan M Occupations and Personal Projects: A comparison of the concepts. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2015;78(5):303-310. doi:10.1177/0308022615578606.
  •  Arcand-Dusseault C, Egan M Personal Projects Analysis in Occupational Therapy Research: A Scoping Review. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2015;78(12),727-738. doi:10.1177/0308022615583040.
  •  Arcand-Dusseault C, Egan M, Dubouloz CJ. Re-engagement in pre-stroke personal projects six months post-stroke. Journal of Occupational Science. 2015;22(3):358-370. doi:10.1080/14427591.2014.955602.
  • Gifford W, Davies B, Rowan M, Egan M, Lefebre N, Brehaut JA. Understanding audit and feedback to support falls prevention and pain management in home health care. Home Health Care Management and Practice. 2015; 28(2):79-85. doi:10.1177/1084822315599954.
  • Brosseau L, Wells G, Brooks S. Bennell K, Sherrington C, Briggs A, Sturnieks D, King J, Thomas R, Egan M, Loew L, De Angelis G, Casimiro L, Toupin-April K, Cavallo S, Bell M, Ahmed R, Coyle D, Poitras S, Smith C, Pugh A, Rahman P. Internet-based implementation of non-pharmacological interventions of the “people getting a grip on arthritis” educational program: An international online knowledge translation randomized controlled trial design protocol. JMIR Research Protocols 2015;4(1):e19. doi:10.2196/resprot.3572.
  • Montgomery P, Jeremy D, Bailey P, Nangia P, Egan M, Mossey S. Community reintegration of stroke survivors in Northeastern Ontario Canada: The effect of a community navigation intervention Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2015;71(1):214-25. doi:10.1111/jan.12471.
  • Kessler D, Egan M, Kubina, LA.  Peer support for stroke survivors: a case study. BMC Health Services Research. 2014;14:256. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-256.
  • Gifford W, Holyoke P, Squires J, Angus D, Brosseau L, Egan M, Graham ID, Miller C, Wallin L. Management leadership for research use in nursing and allied health professions: A narrative synthesis protocol. Systematic Reviews. 2014; 3:57. doi:10.1186/2046-4053-3-57.
  • Kessler D, Egan M, Dubouloz CJ, Graham F, McEwen S. Occupational Performance Coaching for stroke survivors: A pilot randomized controlled trial protocol. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2014; 81(5):279-88. doi: 10.1177/0008417414545869.
  • Baptiste F, Egan M, Dubouloz CJ. Geriatric rehabilitation patients’ perceptions of unit dining locations. Canadian Geriatrics Journal. 2014;17(2): 38–44. doi:10.5770/cgj.17.54.
  • Egan M, Dubouloz CJ, Paquet N, Leonard C, Carter M. Engagement in personally valued occupations following stroke and a move to assisted living. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 2014;32(1):25-41. doi:10.3109/02703181.2013.867559.
  • Egan M, Davis, CG, Dubouloz CJ, Kessler D, Kubina LA. Participation and well-being post stroke: Evidence of reciprocal effects. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2014;95(2):262-268. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2013.08.013.
  • Paquette G, Egan M, Martini R. Peer mastery in addition to direct instruction post stroke: A single-subject design. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 2013;31(4):354-367. doi:10.3109/02703181.2013.821639.
  • Davis CG, Egan M, Dubouloz CJ, Kubina LA, Kessler D. Adaptation following stroke: A Personal Projects analysis. Rehabilitation Psychology. 2013;58(3):287-298. doi:10.1037/a0033400.
  • Egan M, McEwen S, Sikora L, Chasen M, Fitch M, Eldred S. Rehabilitation following cancer treatment. Disability and Rehabilitation 2013;35(26):2245-2258; doi:10.3109/09638288.2013.774441.
  • Bray KE, Egan MY, Began BL. The practice experience of evangelical Christian occupational therapists. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapists. 2012;79:285-292. doi:10.2182/cjot.2012.79.5.4
  • Johnson H, Chesworth BM, Elliott J, Forbes D, Egan M, Stolee P and the Inforehab Team. Hip fracture care in rural Southwestern Ontario: An ethnographic study of patient transitions and physiotherapy handoffs. Physiotherapy Canada. 2013;65:266-275. doi:10.3138/ptc.2012-1.
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