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Children with physical disabilities spend most of their time sedentary and often experience barriers to physical activity participation. Increased sedentary behaviour has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life and conversely, increased physical activity is...
Restoring Body Image after Breast Cancer through Exercise and Art Sculpture “RISE UP” after Breast Cancer: A Pilot Multi-Methods StudyDownload
The purpose of this thesis was to explore and describe body image in survivors of breast cancer in the context of supportive care, with specific focus on resistance exercise training and art therapy. The overall purpose of this work was to inform current practice and offer an alternative approach...
The use of social marketing theory as a frame work to promote uptake of sleep-conducive music by post-secondary studentsDownload
Background: Sleep deficiency (SD) is a prevalent problem among post-secondary students (PSS) and has serious negative consequences for physical, cognitive, and psychological well-being. In a survey of 1,294 University of Alberta students, 30.5% reported sleeping 6.5 hours or less. The use of...
Background Head and neck cancer treatments have been showing promising outcomes, yet they often have significant impact on patients. With an approximate 50% survival rate, individuals with a history of this type of cancer are living with long term challenges. With the increasing focus on...
A Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of Young Women with Learning Difficulties involved in the Criminal Justice SystemDownload
Young women with learning difficulties are over-represented in the criminal justice system. They are more likely to be arrested, charged, sentenced, incarcerated, and re-incarcerated. A literature review revealed an emerging body of research within the disciplines of disability studies and...
The experience of pain is multidimensional. Biological, psychological and social factors combine to inform the experience of pain. This bio-psychosocial view has become popular given shortcomings of the pervasive medical model in accounting for pain persistence in conditions such as whiplash...
A Pilot Study to Determine the Consistency of Simultaneous Sleep Actigraphy Measurements Comparing All Four Limbs of Patients with Parkinson DiseaseDownload
Background: Wrist actigraphy is a form of objective sleep measurement that has gained a central role in research and clinical settings. Although actigraph data is available for sleep disorders concerning medical and neurobehavioral disorders, the literature identifies that sensitivity of...
A Randomized Control Trial of Acute Post Operative Care Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Comparison of Two ProtocolsDownload
Very little research has been conducted in this area, and the specific content of any of the protocols during this postoperative period have not been studied. Perhaps because most patients appear to be at similar functional levels by six to 12 weeks following surgery, the assumption has been made...
A day in the life of a Health Care Aide: Frontline perspectives on when, where, and how information and communication technologies could be helpfulDownload
Background: The purpose of this focused ethnographic study was to gather a firsthand account of a day on the life of a Health Care Aide (HCA) in rural Alberta to see when, where, and how information and communication technologies (ICTs) could help support their work. Methods: Four HCAs working...
Introduction: Critical dementia-related wandering has been of significant concern in recent years, in part due to the rising prevalence of lost and missing persons involving older adults with dementia. Few resources exist to help guide families and persons with dementia to select and adopt...