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Background: Posttraumatic growth (i.e., positive psychological growth following a traumatic event) is a desired outcome of a cancer diagnosis, however, there is limited research examining interventions to foster experiences of growth. The benefits of physical activity for cancer survivors have...
Immediate and Long-term Effects of Exercise Rehabilitation on Daily Physical Activity of Patients with Cardiopulmonary DisordersDownload
It is well known that there is an inverse relationship between physical activity (PA) and mortality in patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. Consequently, PA is considered the core component of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs. Despite the health benefits, the adherence to regular PA...
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring hemodialysis (HD) is associated with poor health outcomes including low quality of life and physical functioning. The association between quality of life (QoL), mortality and hospitalization is well established; however, few interventions have been shown...
Examining the Associations Between Relatedness and Motivational Regulations Within Different Exercise Contexts: A Self-Determination Theory PerspectiveDownload
There are numerous forms of exercise in which an individual can partake. Some individuals will persist at one activity while others will persist at another activity. Research has been limited in exploring motivational characteristics of participants in different activities, with some past...
Intentions of Canadian healthcare professionals to prescribe exercise to people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosisDownload
Lack of effective treatment options exist for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). A relatively inexpensive treatment option for people with ALS (PALS) is exercise. However, it is unclear whether healthcare professionals (HCP’s), working in ALS clinics across Canada, currently...
Feasibility of an Aerobic Exercise Intervention in Rectal Cancer Patients During and After Neoadjuvant ChemoradiotherapyDownload
Background: Standard treatment for locally advanced rectal cancer includes long-course neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) followed by definitive surgery. NACRT improves outcomes but it is also associated with significant toxicities and declines in physical fitness that may impede treatment...
The effects of physical activity messages tailored to social setting on extraverts' and introverts' exercise-related social cognitionsDownload
This thesis explored the effects of tailoring exercise messages to social setting based on the personality domain of extraversion on participants’ exercise-related social cognitions. Messages were tailored to either exercising alone (introverted social context) or exercising with others...
Does overload exercise training alter autonomic nervous system activity and hemodynamic regulation in aerobically fit men?Download
In general, chronic endurance training has positive effects on physiological function. However, the performance of training in excess of what an individual is able to recover from can lead to performance, physiological and psychobiological maladaptation. The purposes of this investigation were to...
Relationships between Self-Talk Characteristics, Social Cognitive Constructs, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation OutcomesDownload
Background: Exercise cognitions and beliefs are key associates of exercise behaviour. Self-talk is an intrapersonal communication system that may be a useful technique for studying exercise-related beliefs in pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) patients. The purpose of this research was to determine...
Magazine Images Depicting the Ideal Fit Male Body: An Outlet for Influencing Body Perceptions and Exercise Related CognitionsDownload
This study examined the effects of viewing health/fitness and sports magazine images on body perceptions and exercise related cognitions in males. The moderating effects of age were also examined. A series of 3 (image-only, magazine cover, control) by 3 (youngest, middle, oldest) ANOVA analyses...