Dr. Setareh Ghahari

PhD, MSc, BSc, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Currently accepting one MSc student in the following areas of research:
  • Health access for people with neurological conditions
  • Health access for immigrants
  • Chronic disease management

Dr. Setareh Ghahari Contact information:

Louise D. Acton Building, Room 212
Internal telephone extension: 36789
External telephone: 613-533-6789
e-mail: setareh.ghahari@queensu.ca

Research:

My research focuses on health access for immigrants and people with neurological conditions. I also have interest in developing, implementing and evaluating chronic disease self-management programs to enhance quality of life and activity participation.


Teaching:

I teach Cognitive-neurological Determinants in the Occupational Therapy program and Critical Inquiry Foundations for occupational therapy and physical therapy students.

Recent Peer Reviewed Publications:

Kalich, A., Heinemann L., & Ghahari, S. (2015). A scoping review of immigrant experience of health care access barriers in Canada. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-015-0237-6

Ghahari, S., Packer, TL, Boldy, D., Melling, L., Parsons, R. (2015). Comparing effectiveness of generic and disease specific self-management interventions for people with diabetes in a practice context. Canadian Journal of Diabetes. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjd.2015.04.007

Packer, T.L., Kephard G., Ghahari, S., Audulv, A., Versnel, J., & Warner, G. (2015). The Patient Activation Measure: A Validation Study in a Neurological Population. Quality of Life Research. DOI 10.1007/s11136-014-0908-0

Parvaneh, S., Ghahari, S., & Cocks, E. (2014). Community Integration After Acquired Brain Injury: A Literature Review, Iranian Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 12(21):48-53

Parvaneh, S., Cocks, E., Buchanan, A., & Ghahari, S. (2014). Development of a fidelity measure for community integration programmes for people with acquired brain injury. Brain Injury. DOI: 10.3109/02699052.2014.976592.

Babaei, M., Rassafiani, M., Ghahari, S., Hosseini, MA., & Fatourechi, S. (2014). Rehabilitation Experiences of people with cerebral palsy: A Literature Review. Journal of Research in Rehabilitation Sciences. Issue 9, vol.8, pp. 1309-1322.

Ghahari, S., Khoshbin, L., Forwell, S. (2014). The multiple sclerosis self-management scale: further clinicometric testing. International Journal of Multiple Sclerosis Care. International Journal of MS Care. 16:61–67.

Ghahari, S., Parvaneh, S., Packer, T.L. (2013). Fatigue in Progressive Neurological Conditions: A literature Review. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. Vol. 11 (S1), p.85-90.

Ghahari, S. & Packer, T. L. (2012). Effectiveness of online and face to face fatigue self- management programmes for adults with neurological conditions. Disability and Rehabilitation. doi:10.3109/09638288.2011.613518.

Packer T.L., Duncan, B., Ghahari, S., Melling, L., Parsons, & Osborne, R. (2012) Self-management programs conducted within a practice setting: Who participates, who benefits and what can be learned? Patient Education and Counselling, doi:10.1016/j.pec.2011.09.007.

Ghahari, S., Packer, T. L., & Passmore, A. E. (2010). Effectiveness of an online fatigue self-management program for people with chronic neurological conditions: A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 24(8), 727-44. doi:10.1177/0269215509360648.

Ghahari, S., Packer, T.L., & Passmore, A. (2009). Development, standardisation and pilot testing of an online fatigue self-management program. Disability and Rehabilitation, 31(21), 1762-1772.


Manuals

Packer, T.L., Roberts, L., Ghahari, S., Osborne, R., Boldy, D. & Jiwa, M. (2009). Quality self-management assessment framework (Q-SAF). Curtin University of Technology and Western Australian Department of Health, Perth, Western Australia.

Packer, T. L., Drury, V., Ghahari, S., & Doorey, J. (2009). Facilitators Manual. Self-management support: An introduction for eye health professionals. Perth, Western Australia: Curtin University of Technology.

Packer, T. L., Drury, V., Ghahari, S., & Doorey, J. (2009). Train-the-Trainer Manual. Self-management support: An introduction for eye health professionals. Perth, Western Australia: Curtin University of Technology.

Packer, T. L., Drury, V., Ghahari, S., & Doorey, J. (2009). Participant Manual. Self-management support: An introduction for eye health professionals. Perth, Western Australia: Curtin University of Technology.

 
ABSTRACTS (Selected)

Hynes, S., Ghahari, S., Forwell, S. (2105). Waiting for the Science to Catch up with the Practice: A More Cautious Trend in Social Media Discussions of CCSVI Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis. Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Kalich, A., Heinmann, L., & Ghahari, S. (2015). Barriers to accessing health care services for immigrants. In Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

Parvaneh, S., Javadizadeh, E., Alizadeh, N., & Ghahari, S. (2015). Leisure-related physical activity is a determinant of better quality of life. In Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

Parvaneh, S., Alizadeh, N., Javadizadeh, E., & Ghahari, S. (2015). Factors influencing job loss in adults with multiple sclerosis. In Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

Harrison, L., Webster, F., & Ghahari, S. (2015). Barriers to accessing healthcare services for clients with multiple sclerosis. In Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

Ghahari, S., Amini, E., Parvaneh, S., Azimian, M., Sokhangouie, Y., Biglarian, A., Packer, T. (2014). The Fatigue Self-management Program: Cross-cultural effectiveness. In Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference, Fredericton, NB, Canada.

Taghizadeh, A., Parvaneh, S., Ghahari, S., Dadkhah, A. & Taheri, T. (2014). Effectiveness of transfer training on musculoskeletal pain in caregivers. In Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference, Fredericton, NB, Canada.        

Alimohammad, S., Parvaneh, S., Ghahari, S., Saberi, H., Yekaninazhad, M.S. (2014) Farsi Version of the Wheelchair Outcome Measure: Psychometric Properties. In Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference, Fredericton, NB, Canada.

Ghahari, S. & Forwell, S.J. (2014) CCSVI: The messages of healthcare professionals in social media. World Federation of Occupational Therapy Conference. Yokohama, Japan.

Parvaneh, S., Ghahari, S. & Taghizadeh, A. (2013). Occupational Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis. In the Iranian Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Congress. Tehran, Iran.

Parvaneh, S., Ghahari, S. & Alizadeh, N. (2013). Occupational Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis. In the Iranian Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Congress. Tehran, Iran.

Parvaneh, S. & Ghahari, S. (2013). Vocational Rehabilitation perspectives. In the 2nd Iranian Vocational Rehabilitation Congress. Tehran, Iran.

Parvaneh, S., Cocks, E. & Ghahari, S. (2013). Program Assessment Community Integration for people with acquired brain injury – a qualitative research. In the 18th Iranian Occupational Therapy Congress. Tehran, Iran.

Ghahari, S. & Forwell, S. (2013). Impact of social media on multiple sclerosis health decision making. In Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Forwell, S. & Ghahari, S. (2013). Comprehensive fatigue assessment battery for multiple sclerosis: A practice tool. In Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Parvaneh, S., Cocks, E. & Ghahari, S. (2012). Factors influencing community integration for people with acquired brain injury and occupational therapists role. In the 17th Iranian Occupational Therapy Congress. Tehran, Iran.

Bakhshesh, B., Alimohammad, S., Parvaneh, S. & Ghahari, S. (2012). Incontinency management for people with spinal cord injury. In the 17th Iranian Occupational Therapy Congress. Tehran, Iran.

Saghebi, H., Azizi, S., Ghahari, S. & Parvaneh, S. (2012). Occupational therapy in children with multiple sclerosis. In the 17th Iranian Occupational Therapy Congress. Tehran, Iran.

Ghahari, S. & Forwell, S. (2012). CCSVI: The messages in social media. In Annual Meeting of Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centres. San Diego, US.

Schincariol, S., Richards, L., Ghahari, S. & Forwell, S. (2012). Living well with multiple sclerosis: A healthcare professional view. In Annual Meeting of Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centres. San Diego, US.

McFarlane, B.A., Vaughan, K., Ghahari, S., Fogelberg D., & Forwell S. (2012).Comprehensive fatigue assessment battery for spinal cord injury: Clinico-metric properties. In Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference Quebec, QB, Canada.

Ghahari, S., Forwell, S.J., & Suto, M. (2012). A model of multiple sclerosis self-management: A qualitative study. In Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference Quebec, QB, Canada.

Ghahari, S., Forwell, SJ, & Suto, M. (2012). Why are some adults with multiple sclerosis more successful self-managers?: A qualitative study. Council of Occupational Therapists from the European Countries (COTEC) Congress, Stockholm, Sweden.

Ghahari, S., Forwell, S. & Strehlau,V. (2011). Perceived benefits of physical activity for adults with MS. In the 5th Triennial Congress of the European and Americas Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Forwell, S., Ghahari, S. & Strehlau,V. (2011). Physical activity programs for adults with MS: What are the requirements?. In the 5th Triennial Congress of the European and Americas Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Ghahari, S., Forwell, S., Strehlau, V. & Tremlett, H. (2011). Self-management strategies and barriers for Physical Activity in MS. In Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centres Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Boldy, D., Packer, T., Ghahari, S., & Jones, T. (2010). Evaluation of Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs in Western Australia. In International Federation on Ageing, 10th Global Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Ghahari, S., Packer, T., & Passmore, A. (2010). Effectiveness of an online fatigue self-management program: An RCT. In Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference 2010, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.