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Understanding Policy-Influencer Perspectives on the Adoption and Spread of Provincial Daily Physical Activity Policies across Canada: A Multiple Case StudyDownload
Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and contributes to improved physical and mental health. In Canada, children are becoming more inactive and are at risk of poor health outcomes and chronic disease. School physical activity policies represent one intervention strategy...
Highlights: Physical inactivity linked to chronic disease can be addressed by increasing walking. Understanding walkability can support health promotion policies and interventions. Walk Score® provides a uniquely accessible and generalizable metric for walkability. Walk Score® has been validated...
Creating and Capitalizing on Opportunities to Reduce Poverty: The Process and Power of Integrated Knowledge TranslationDownload
This thesis describes the experiences of partners involved in integrated knowledge translation (iKT)—a poorly understood process wherein partners from diverse professional spheres (e.g. community, government, and academia) work together to ensure research generated is relevant for the context of...
Introduction. Intergenerational programs have been touted to address the generation gaps and isolation of older adults. Mutual contact alone has produced mixed results, but attention to the intergenerational program content demonstrates well-being benefits. This practice-based article examines...
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;...
Everyday Wild: How do preserved natural areas in the City of Edmonton contribute to adult perceptions of health and well-being?Download
This study used participant photography and semi-structured interviews with 33 participants to explore the perceived health and well-being effects of natural area parks in the City of Edmonton, Alberta. Findings include that the proximity of the natural areas to residences was essential as it...
“It was a once in a lifetime opportunity”: The Power of Participating in a Video Research Project for Aboriginal YouthDownload
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) and arts-based research methods such as participatory video have proven to be effective in engaging youth in research projects. However, limited evidence exists on how participation in these research projects specifically impacts individuals’ health....
Through the Lens of the Youth: Exploring Culturally Relevant Physical Activity with a Northern Aboriginal Community Through Participatory Action ResearchDownload
Guided by an overarching participatory action research framework, this research explored physical activity within the sociocultural context of northern Aboriginal communities. I worked in partnership with the Yellowknives Dene First Nation Community Wellness Program in the Northwest Territories,...
Physical Activity in the Era of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic: Patterns, Determinants, and Effective Health Promotion ProgramsDownload
Physical activity is important for obesity prevention. Given that the prevalence of obesity among Canadian children has substantially increased over recent decades, and that obesity has substantial consequences for health and wellness, physical activity promotion continues to be a priority for...
Health Status, Health Promoting Behaviors, and Facilitators and Barriers to Health Promoting Behaviors of Urban versus Rural Primary Caregivers of Children with DisabilitiesDownload
Background: Primary caregivers of children with disabilities are at risk for poor health; rural caregivers may be especially at risk. Engagement in health promoting behaviors can improve the health of these caregivers but few studies have described these behaviors or outlined the facilitators and...