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- 1Buijs, David, M
- 1Crawford, Jennifer J
- 1Darvesh, Nazia
- 1Forbes, Cynthia Christine
- 1Germin, Jessie
- 1Hughes, Barbara E
A comparative study of the determinants of physical activity, sedentary behaviours and dietary intake among Korean children in Korea and CanadaDownload
Background: The rising trends in youth physical inactivity are universal, especially among ethnic minority youth populations. Even though reduced physical activity levels and increased sedentary behaviours have influenced the current epidemic of overweight and obesity in children, little...
Despite the substantial research illustrating the positive effects of physical activity on mental health, there are few studies examining the role of exercise in psychotherapy. This study examined factors associated with psychotherapists addressing physical activity with their clients. To examine...
This observational study provides a multiple case comparison of the physical activity of preschool children during designated ‘free play’ within indoor play spaces at their preschool. The study assessed three recreational preschool program sites within the Municipality of Strathcona County,...
An Internet-Based Intervention for Promoting and Maintaining Physical Activity in Thai University-Aged Females: A Randomized Controlled TrialDownload
Introduction: Thai female students are not likely to participate in leisure-time physical activity (PA). This dissertation comprised two studies that examined the efficacy of a Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) based internet intervention PA designed to promote and maintain leisure-time PA in...
The growing prevalence of overweight and obesity in adolescents is of great concern. The objective of this research was to assess the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and individual factors such as: dietary intake, physical activity and sedentary behaviours; and to assess the...
The purposes of this thesis were to (1) examine the role of pubertal timing in sex differences in physical activity and sedentary behaviour in a representative sample of Korean adolescents, (2) investigate the roles of psychosocial correlates of the relationship between pubertal status and...
Background: Physical activity in children is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and contributes to the prevention of childhood overweight and obesity. However, Canadian children are not physically active enough. Weather conditions may limit physical activity levels, but little is known...
Energy expenditure forms the basis of all dietary recommendations. In patients with cancer, resting energy expenditure (REE) can be impacted by tumor burden, high systemic inflammation, and/or altered body composition. Total energy expenditure (TEE) and physical activity levels (PAL) have been...
Examining the effectiveness of school-based initiatives to increase student moderate- to vigorous- intensity physical activity participation in a sample of Ontario and Alberta secondary schools in the COMPASS studyDownload
Background: Regular participation in moderate-to vigorous- intensity physical activity (MVPA) is associated with multiple health benefits. However, adolescence is a period of time characterised by low physical activity participation. As a result, very few Canadian adolescents are active enough to...
Despite advances in heart failure (HF), mortality rates remain high and the affected population continues to grow. Improvement in symptomology, and quality of life is noted when exercise is included in the treatment plan. Despite this, exercise adherence is a challenge for people with HF. To...