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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...
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine parents’ perceptions of their children’s positive youth development (PYD) through participation in organized youth sport programs. Twenty-two parents (12 mothers, 10 fathers, M age = 38.9 years) of children 5 to 8 years who were involved in an...
There has been a decline in children’s free-play participation, despite the importance of this experience for their health and development (Gleave, 2009). Parents can facilitate a range of free-play experiences (Sleddens et al., 2012) through their pivotal role in children’s lives (Hertzman &...
The impetus for this study came from my clinical practice with burn-injured children in India. Burn injury is one of the most traumatic accidents a child can suffer. Parents are profoundly affected when their child is burn-injured. The number of pediatric burn admissions in low-income countries...
Parental Experiences of a Parent-assisted Social Skills Intervention for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum DisorderDownload
The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) is a parent-assisted social skills program for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In the PEERS program, the parents play a vital role in supporting and coaching their teen’s skill development. The purpose of this...
Measurements of Total Aerosol Deposition and Validation of Airway Resistance Models in Anatomically Realistic Intrathoracic Conducting Airway Replicas of ChildrenDownload
One objective of this research was to obtain a correlation that quantitatively predicts micrometer-sized aerosol particle deposition in the upper conducting airways (trachea to generation 3) of children. Experiments were conducted using steady inhalation air flow rates to measure the deposition...
Longitudinal and cross-sectional associations between physical activity, screen time, and fitness in a sample of young children from Edmonton, CanadaDownload
Background: High fitness is associated with several positive health outcomes; however, fitness of Canadian children has declined over the past two decades. Correlates of fitness in children under 10 years of age are relatively unexplored, and few studies involving young children have looked at...
Childhood obesity has risen dramatically over recent decades in Canada, attributed largely to increasingly obesogenic environments. Our understanding of obesity now recognizes its complex ecological etiology, yet life skills – critical to how children engage with their surroundings – have been...
Gyro Club Playgrounds and Children’s Recreation in Edmonton, Alberta: Outdoor Play, Civic Life, and Urban Reform, 1922-1950Download
This study explores the history of the Gyro Club playground movement in Edmonton, Alberta, from the 1920s to the 1950s. Investigating who the Gyros were and how they structured play for children offers new insights to the history of Edmonton’s playground movement and social reform in civic...
Giardiasis in children attending daycare centers in Guatemala and the therapeutic potential of gangliosideDownload
Intestinal enteropathy is a prevalent yet neglected aspect of child malnutrition involving chronic exposure to intestinal pathogens such as Giardia intestinalis. Gangliosides have therapeutic potential for the treatment of giardiasis and intestinal enteropathy. The objectives of the thesis were...