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Exploring self-efficacy as a predictor of activity behaviours in children with cerebral palsyDownload
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...
Giving Voice to the Unheard: Perceptions, Practices & Beliefs About Breast Cancer and Screening Among Ethnic Minority Women From the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) Region in Edmonton, Alberta.Download
Breast cancer is one of the major causes of death among women in Canada and globally. In Canada, screening has been found to be successful in decreasing morbidity and mortality (Canadian Cancer Society, 2015). Use of breast cancer screening services by immigrant women however is limited...
Investigating barriers to vaccinia virus recombination using combinations of light and electron microscopyDownload
While DNA viruses typically replicate in the nucleus of the host cell, poxvirus replication occurs exclusively within cytoplasmic structures known as viral factories. Viral factories are the sites of various processes of the vaccinia virus (VACV) life cycle including replication, morphogenesis...
Background: Globally caesarean section (C-section) rates are exceeding recommended ranges, placing women at higher risk for complications. Evidence suggests migrant women have higher C-section rates compared to Canadian-born women. Communication barriers including the lack of ability to...
Precious metal, Lu-Hf, and Re-Os geochemistry of the metasomatized lithospheric mantle: implications for subcrustal precious metal mobilization and MARID petrogenesisDownload
The connection between metasomatism - the change in chemical composition of a rock via interaction with a fluid or melt - and the formation of metalliferous ore deposits in the Earth’s crust is well established. Similarly, it is now accepted that the Earth’s lithospheric mantle has experienced...
Prevalence, Characteristics, and Unmet Needs of Unbefriended Residents in Alberta Long-Term Care HomesDownload
Background: Older adults who lack decision-making capacity and a willing or able surrogate to act as their representative are defined as unbefriended. These unbefriended older adults often require a public guardian and reside in long-term care (LTC) homes. Unbefriended LTC residents are at risk...
Regulation of Anti-tumor Immunity in Colorectal Cancer by Interaction of Exosome Immune Complexes with Fc gamma ReceptorsDownload
Targeted therapy is difficult for colorectal cancer (CRC) due to lack of conserved tumor associated antigens (TAA). Immunotherapies for CRC directed at TAA that can overcome intestinal tolerance need to be developed to improve survival of CRC patients. Exosomes are extracellular vesicles secreted...
Reimagining Herstory: A Transnational Study of Women’s WritingsbyMansoureh Modarres A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree ofDoctor of Philosophyin Comparative LiteratureDepartment of Modern Languages and Cultural StudiesUniversity of Alberta ©...
Residential construction manufacturing estimating framework: the case of lightweight timber framingDownload
The term industrialized construction was adopted by the offsite construction industry where the building components are prefabricated in factories and then transported to the construction site for on-site assembly. With this shift towards industrialized construction, new challenges were...
Conversation plays a key role in maintaining humans well-being. It constitutes the most natural way of interacting verbally with each other. Over the past decade, dialogue systems have become omnipresent in our daily lives, assisting our daily schedule and routine. Recently, the emergence of...