Journal Articles (Public Health)
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- 12Nykiforuk, Candace I.J.
- 5Raine, K. D.
- 3Caulfield, Timothy
- 3Nykiforuk, C. I.
- 3Vallianatos, Helen
- 2Belon, A. P.
A multiple case history and systematic review of adoption, diffusion, implementation and impact of provincial daily physical activity policies in Canadian schoolsDownload
Background: Few children meet physical activity (PA) recommendations, and are therefore at increased risk for overweight/obesity and adverse health outcomes. To increase children’s opportunities for PA, several Canadian provinces have adopted school-based daily PA (DPA) policies. It is not clear...
This article examines the illness and recovery experiences and perceptions of physically active middle aged and older adults participating in hiking groups. These perceptions are examined within the local milieu of their group and the larger social context of biomedical norms of healthy older...
Advancing strategies for agenda setting by health policy coalitions: a network analysis of the Canadian chronic disease prevention surveyDownload
Health in all policies can address chronic disease morbidity and mortality by increasing population-level physical activity and healthy eating, and reducing tobacco and alcohol use. Both governmental and non-governmental policy influencers are instrumental for health policy that modifies...
Assessing general public and policy influencer support for healthy public policies to promote healthy eating at the population level in two Canadian provincesDownload
Objective: To assess and compare the favourability of healthy public policy options to promote healthy eating from the perspective of members of the general public and policy influencers in two Canadian provinces. Design: The Chronic Disease Prevention Survey, administered in 2016, required...
Tobacco use remains the leading cause of death and disability in Canada. Insufficient research capacity can inhibit evidence-informed decision making for tobacco control. This paper outlines a Canadian project to build research capacity, defined as a community's ability to produce research that...
Cancer beliefs and prevention policies: comparing Canadian decision-maker and general population viewsDownload
Purpose The knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of key policy influencers and the general public can support or hinder the development of public policies that support cancer prevention. To address gaps in knowledge concerning healthy public policy development, views on cancer causation and...
Walk Score® is a proprietary walkability metric that ranks locations by proximity to destinations, with emerging health promotion applications for increasing walking as physical activity. Currently, field validations of Walk Score® have only occurred in metropolitan regions of the United States;...
PURPOSE: To identify perceptions of how sociocultural environment enabled and hindered physical activity (PA) participation. DESIGN: Community-based participatory research. SETTING: Two semirural and two urban communities located in Alberta, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-five people...
Creating Neighbourhood Groupings Based on Built Environment Features to Facilitate Health Promotion ActivitiesDownload
OBJECTIVES: Detailed assessments of the built environment often resist data reduction and summarization. This project sought to develop a method of reducing built environment data to an extent that they can be effectively communicated to researchers and community stakeholders. We aim to help in...
OBJECTIVE: Interventions that address the built environment present an opportunity to affect behaviours such as physical activity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a community walking map developed for eight neighbourhoods in the City of Edmonton (COE). METHOD: A walking map developed...