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Dr. Setareh Ghahari
Dr. Setareh  Ghahari
Position(s)
Assistant Professor
Contact Info
Louise D. Acton Building, Room 212
Internal telephone extension: 36789
External telephone: 613-533-6789
Education
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

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

Ghahari, S., & Forwell, S. J. (2016). Social media representation of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency intervention for multiple sclerosis. International journal of MS care, 18(2), 49-57.

Link: https://doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2014-073

Motaharinezhad, F., Parvaneh, S., Bakhtiary, A. H., Alizadeh, N., & Ghahari, S. (2016). The effect of mood and cognition on relationship between sleep disturbances and fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis. Koomesh, 613-619.

Link: http://eprints.semums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1012

Kalich, A., Heinemann, L., & Ghahari, S. (2016). A scoping review of immigrant experience of health care access barriers in Canada. Journal of immigrant and minority health, 18(3), 697-709.

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26093784

Selected Presentations (Last 3 years)

Adugna, M., Rentz, K., Merkley, S., and Ghahari, S. (2018). African children with disabilities face numerous barriers to access education. Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS), 4-6 May 2018, Kingston, ON, Canada.

Ghahari, S. & Morassaei, S. (2018). The health care needs and life experiences of adult refugees in Canada: A comprehensive scoping review to identify unmet needs and barriers. 1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Health and Race: Diversity and Health, 17-19 May 2018, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Ghahari, S., Parvaneh, S. & O.Carlsson, O. (2018) Occupational therapists support immigrants to settle in their new home. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists’ National Conference, June 20-23, 2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Nabbouh, F. & Shehata, S. & Ghahari, S. (2018) African children with disabilities face significant barriers accessing health services. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists’ National Conference, June 20-23, 2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Shehata, S., Nabbouh, F., Adugna, M., & Ghahari, S. (2018). Barriers and facilitators to healthcare access for children with disabilities in Africa. Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS), Kingston, ON, Canada.

Balakumar, T., D’Arpino, L., Landry, C, & Ghahari, S. (2017). Health needs of refugees living in Canada: A scoping review.  Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists’ National Conference, June 21-24, 2017, Charlottetown, PE, Canada.

Ghahari, S., Burnett, S., & Elmaghrebi, M. (2017). Evaluation of a mental health literacy program for refugees. Pathways to Prosperity Conference. Nov 16-17 2017. Toronto, ON, Canada.

Ghahari, S., Gill, R., & Ting, S. (2017). Development and Evaluation of a Health Literacy Program for Immigrants. Pathways to Prosperity Conference, Canada.

Ghahari, S., Manalo, E., Rittenberg, A., & Morassaei, S. (2017). Exploring the Multidirectional Relationship of Immigration, Health, and Employment: A Scoping Review of Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence. Pathways to Prosperity Conference. Nov 16-17 2017. Toronto, ON, Canada.

Gill, R., Ting, S., Ghahari, S. (2017). Enabling immigrants access to health services: a validation study. 19th Annual Rehabilitation Research Colloquium, May 26, 2017, Kingston ON, Canada.

Lui, J., Nagra, S., & Ghahari, S. (2017). OTs’ role to improve life experiences of refugees in Canada. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists’ National Conference, June 21-24, 2017, Charlottetown, PE, Canada.

Nuri, RP., Aldersey, HM., Ghahari, S. (2017). Unmet Needs of Families of Children with Cerebral Palsy in Bangladesh: A Qualitative Study. 19th International Conference on Disability and Therapy Methods, October 2 - 3, 2017. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Packer, T.L., Kephart, G., Warner, G., Ghahari, S., Audulv, A. (2017) The Taxonomy of Everyday Self-management Strategies (TEDSS): Bringing a client-centred lens to self-management support systems. Primary Health Care Research Day, May 17, 2017, Halifax NS, Canada.

Sundaralingam, B., Keil, L, Ghahari, S. (2017). Empowered Patients: Guide to Communication for Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists’ National Conference, Canada.

Zaman, MS, Ghahari, S. (2017). Validation and pilot testing of a communication program for people with Parkinson’s disease. 19th Annual Rehabilitation Research Colloquium, Canada.

Horsford, R., Webb, K., Bhangoo, A. & Ghahari, S. (2016). Management of Involuntary movements: A scoping review. Ontario Society of Occupational Therapy Conference, September 23–24, 2016, Mississauga, Canada.

Hynes, S., Ghahari, S., & Forwell, S. (2016). Messages in social media relating to CCSVI and MS: A longitudinal study. Council of Occupational Therapists of the European Countries Conference, June 15–19, 2016, Galway, Ireland.

Ghahari, S. & Parvaneh, S. (2016). Enabling Canadian immigrants to access health care services: Development of a health education program. EUPHA’s Sixth European Conference on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health, June 23–25, 2016, Oslo, Norway.

May, B., Setlakwe, D., & Ghahari, S. (2016). Enhancing communication between individuals with MS and health provider. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists’ National Conference, Canada.

Mesones Scopa, A., Mardling, E., Larry, C., Chang, A., & Ghahari, S. (2016). Accessing Healthcare for Immigrants: Empowerment, Voice, and Enablement (ACHIEVE). Moving Forward Together: Advancing Rehabilitation in a Global Context Conference, March 12, 2016, Montréal, Canada.

Manuals

Miller, WC, Mortenson, WB, & Miller, FV. (2016). Wheelchair Outcome Measure Manual (Parvaneh, S. Alimohammad, S, Ghahari, S., Trans.). University of British Columbia. Vancouver. Canada.

Link: http://millerresearch.osot.ubc.ca/tools/mobility-outcome-tools-2/the-wheelchair-outcome-measure-whom/

Current students

Molalign Adugna (PhD): The nexus between stigma, disability and participation in education among rural children with physical disabilities in Ethiopia

Sara Morassaei (PhD): Characteristics of aging immigrants who live with chronic conditions and are planning to have early retirement in comparison to their Canada-born counterparts

Muhammed Shahriar Zaman (MSc): Validation and pilot testing of a communication program for people with Parkinson’s disease

Shawna Burnett (BAH): Improving health education in immigrant women