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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...
BACKGROUND: Health promotion and disease prevention have been increasingly recognized as activities that may be within the scope of emergency medicine. The purpose of this feasibility study was to identify health risks and offer immediate interventions to adult patients who have drug and/or...
OBJECTIVE: Interventions that address the built environment present an opportunity to affect behaviours such as physical activity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a community walking map developed for eight neighbourhoods in the City of Edmonton (COE). METHOD: A walking map developed...
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...
Creating Neighbourhood Groupings Based on Built Environment Features to Facilitate Health Promotion ActivitiesDownload
OBJECTIVES: Detailed assessments of the built environment often resist data reduction and summarization. This project sought to develop a method of reducing built environment data to an extent that they can be effectively communicated to researchers and community stakeholders. We aim to help in...
Health promotion is the process of enabling persons, families, neighbourhoods, communities, sectors, and societies to take action around the development and implementation of health determinants.The goal is to put health determinants in the control of individuals through programming that enhances...
OBJECTIVE: To provide a descriptive overview of the clinical trials assessing meditation practices for health care. DESIGN: Systematic review of the literature. Comprehensive searches were conducted in 17 electronic bibliographic databases through September 2005. Other sources of potentially...