Nancy J. Forget OT, PhD
Ms. Forget is an occupational therapist, faculty lecturer at McGill University and PhD candidate in public health (epidemiology). Her research interests are in hand rehabilitation, psychometrics, hand kinematics, and education. She is currently developing a patient-reported outcome to measure participation for people affected with Dupuytren's contracture and studying its psychometric properties using classical test and item response theories (Rasch analysis). Her recent research activities were concentrated on the investigation of the validity of frequently used patient-reported outcome measures used in hand rehabilitation, with a special interest on the DASH for use with people affected by Dupuytren's contracture. She was also involved in the development of normative data to describe normal skin's characteristics. Finally, she is the investigator of a project aiming at the development of a learning tool for students or junior therapists to help the clinical reasoning process in hand rehabilitation.