Musculoskeletal health

  • Indicator
Santé musculo-squelettique

Description

Musculoskeletal health is a fundamental aspect of our daily life and well-being. Since it determines our stability and movement, it plays a role in everything we do. It is also a key aspect of sustainable health as aging has many effects on the musculoskeletal system. Musculoskeletal health problems can lead to chronic injuries and pain, and are among the leading causes of disability in Canada (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety 2016).

Committee approach

The committee has just begun its work on this aspect. Information will be added soon.

Team

Laëtitia Michou

Laëtitia Michou

Department of Medicine, FMED

Sebiyo Charles Batcho
Department of Rehabilitation, FMED

Étienne Belzile
Department of Surgery, FMED

Paul R. Fortin
Department of Medicine, FMED

Pierre Frémont
Department of Rehabilitation, FMED

Patricia Larouche
Department of Surgery, FMED

Hugo Massé-Alarie
Department of Rehabilitation, FMED

Stéphane Pelet
Department of Surgery, FMED

Kadija Perreault
Department of Rehabilitation, FMED

Caroline Rhéaume
Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, FMED

Jean-Sébastien Roy
Department of Rehabilitation, FMED

Cyril Schneider
Department of Rehabilitation, FMED

Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ)

Tools

PULSAR has developed a conceptual framework for exploring and identifying the best ways to measure and evaluate specific aspects of sustainable health. This framework makes it possible to take stock of existing tools and measures and categorize and classify them according to various criteria such as ease of use, complexity, and implementation cost. Once established by consensus by our committees, this system will provide a quick overview of the tools and measures proposed by PULSAR for each dimension of interest. The conceptual framework is re-evaluated annually to allow the committees to make improvements so it can be used to develop multiple indicators of sustainable health.

Contact PULSAR

Want to study musculoskeletal health as part of your research projects, contact experts on the team, participate in our research on assessing this aspect of sustainable health, or simply learn more? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help!