Joanna Sale, PhD

Joanna Sale
Mobility Program Clinical Research Unit,
St. Michael’s Hospital
30 Bond Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1W8

Joanna Sale holds a doctoral degree from the Health Research Methodology Program at McMaster University. She has a range of qualitative and quantitative skills and has prior research experience in exercise physiology, skin and breast cancer, neonatology, and workplace studies.

Sale’s primary interests are in chronic health conditions (particularly in women), critical appraisal of qualitative research, and how theoretical and methodological concepts in research are carried out in practice. She is currently an investigator for the Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program (CORP) – CORP is comprised of a team of researchers with common interests and expertise in musculoskeletal conditions, joint replacement surgery, aging, pain, fatigue/sleep and mental health. She became involved with CORP as a post-doctoral fellow. Her post-doctoral work examined adherence to prescribed treatments, particularly pain medication, in older adults with disabling hip and knee osteoarthritis. Sale is currently an Associate Scientist in the Mobility Program Clinical Research Unit at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. In her current position, she is involved in studies exploring adherence to treatment recommendations in osteoporosis.

Telephone: 416-864-5004
Fax: 416-864-5003

Selected Publications

  • Sale JEM, Gignac M, Hawker GA. How “bad” does the pain have to be? A qualitative study examining adherence to pain medication in older adults with osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2006; 55:272-8.
  • Sale JEM, Hawker GA. Critical appraisal of qualitative research in clinical journals challenged. Arthritis Care & Research. 2005; 53(2):314-316.
  • Sale JEM, Brazil K. A strategy to identify critical appraisal criteria for primary mixed-method studies. Quality & Quantity. 2004; 38(4):351-365.
  • Bruce S, Sale JEM, Shamian J, O’Brien-Pallas L. Musculoskeletal injuries, stress and absenteeism. Canadian Nurse. 2002; 98(9):12-17.
  • Lee SK, Zupancic JA, Sale J, Pendray M, Whyte R, Brabyn D, Walker R, Whyte H, and The Canadian NICU Network. Cost-effectiveness and choice of infant transport systems. Medical Care. 2002; 40(8):705-16.
  • Sale JEM, Kerr MS. The psychometric properties of Karasek’s demand and control scales within a single sector: Data from a large teaching hospital. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2002; 75(3):145-152.
  • Sale JEM, Lohfeld L, Brazil K. Revisiting the qualitative-quantitative debate: Implications for mixed-methods research. Quality & Quantity. 2002; 36:43-53.

See publications by Joanna Sale on PubMed.