Michèle Preyde (Associate Professor)
- Family Relations & Applied Nutrition
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Degree & Discipline:
Macro Practice of Social Work
The well-being of children and youth with mental illness and their families, Practitioner-researcher collaboration, Integrated Knowledge Translation, the psychosocial impact of illness, Psychosocial interventions for coping with illness
Professor Michèle Preyde received her PhD from the University of Toronto and has been a faculty member at the University of Guelph since 2001 where she is active in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.
Dr. Preyde's research centres on three main themes:
- the psychosocial impact of physical and mental illness,
- practitioner-researcher collaboration, and
- intervention effectiveness research
Dr. Preyde engages in collaborative research efforts with clinicians including social workers, nurses psychiatrists and psychologists. Her research activity in children's mental health includes a focus on children and youth who have accessed residential or community mental health programs, the short- and long-term outcomes of these children and youth, their family dynamics, the continuum of care in the community, and access to social support. Dr. Preyde's research activity in mental health has included evaluation of interventions, the long-term adaptation of children and youth with serious emotional and behavioural problems, and experiences of mental illness.
One of Dr. Preyde's main research foci involves the psychosocial impacts of illness. Dr. Preyde has completed several studies on individuals' and families' experiences of illness, their coping and adjustment, the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions designed to address problems in coping, and the mechanism of action of these interventions. Her research activity includes psychosocial intervention for parents with hospitalized infants, risk assessment and discharge planning for elderly patients, and studies in psychosocial oncology. Her professional interests include evidence-based practice, biopsychosocial risk for vulnerable people across the lifespan, physical and mental health, and child and family well-being.
Other Research Outputs :
Preyde M, Ardal F, Chevalier P, Sulman J, Savage D. (In Press) Integrated Knowledge Translation: Hospital-based Social Work. Social Work Research.
Preyde M, Hatton-Bauer J, Cunningham C, Panjwani D. (In Press) Evaluation of an Informational Pamphlet on Distress and Perceptions of Supportive Care: Men with Prostate Cancer Journal of Men's Health
Preyde M, Crawford K, Mullins L. Patients' Perception of Care and Wait Times at Guelph General Emergency Department Before and After Implementation of a Process Improvement Project. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2012 May 1;14(3):157-68.
Preyde, M., Chapman T. Psychosocial profile of elderly patients discharged from a community hospital. Social Work in Health Care. 45(2):77-96, 2007
Preyde, M. Mothers of very preterm infants: Perceptions of their situation and a culturally-sensitive intervention. Social Work in Health Care. 44(4):65-83, 2007
Preyde, M., Ardal, F. The effectiveness of the parent buddy program for mothers of very preterm hospitalised infants: A cohort study with control group comparison. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 168(8):969-73, 2003
Preyde, M., Ardal, F., Bracht, M. Mothers’ perceptions of the Parent Buddy Program: A program for parents of very preterm, hospitalized infants. Canadian Social Work. 3(2):43-56, 2001
Preyde, M. Is massage therapy genuinely effective? Canadian Medical Association Journal. 163(8):953, 2001
Preyde, M. The effectiveness of massage therapy for subacute low back pain: A
randomized controlled trial. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 162(13):1815-1820, 2000
Preyde, M. Gorey, K.M., Multi-method feminist social work with challenged women. The
Social Worker. 65:129-36, 1997