A number of research projects are ongoing including the following:
Effectiveness and safety of opioid therapy
Funded by the Workers' Compensation Board of Alberta (WCB Alberta) and the Centre for Effective Business Management of Addiction Treatment, this program of research analyses opioid prescriptions and clinical response in WCB Alberta claimants, supplemented by two Cochrane Overviews on the efficacy and safety of opioids when used for chronic non-cancer pain.
Occupational interventions for the prevention of back pain – overview of systematic reviews and demonstration of knowledge-translation application
Funded by the Alberta Ministry of Labour (OHS Futures research funding program), we are performing an overview of systematic reviews on occupational interventions for the prevention of back pain. This is currently well under way; analyses have been completed and a manuscript for publication is being written.
Effectiveness of random drug and alcohol screening as an intervention for occupational injury prevention
Funded by the Alberta Ministry of Labour (OHS Futures research funding program), we are conducting a Cochrane Review on random drug and alcohol screening in the occupational setting.