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- 1Barlott, Timothy
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Canadian school jurisdictions have adopted health promotion policies and guidelines as part of a broader comprehensive strategy to address childhood obesity, but there is limited research that has investigated how these “naturally occurring” population level interventions have influenced changes...
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...
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...
Research evidence suggests that engaging with nature can promote health by reducing stress, improving cognition, fostering social connectivity, and supporting healthy behaviours such as physical activity, healthy eating, and pro-environmental practices. Yet there are empirical data gaps about...
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...