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The purpose of this dissertation was to identify the key preferences, determinants of physical activity (PA), and sports participation in young adult cancer survivors (YACS) and then use this information to develop a theory-based, PA behavior change intervention. To achieve this aim, my...
Transitioning from Separate to Community Physical Activity Contexts for Youth with Impairments: The Parental ExperienceDownload
Moving from separate to inclusive community physical activity for youth with impairments can be a difficult transition for all involved. While research on the barriers for youth undergoing these transitions exists, little attention has been focused on the role and experiences of parents. The...
Children’s literature is a powerful medium through which meanings about the body are normalized and conveyed during childhood (Hunt, 1985; Peterson-Bender & Lach, 1990; Rogers, 1999; Rogers, 2008; Saric, 2005; Stallcup, 2004). Although textual analysis is a common approach to the socio-cultural...
The Association of Physical Activity and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adults with Type 2 DiabetesDownload
Physical activity is a key component of type 2 diabetes management, and is associated with numerous health benefits for individuals with type 2 diabetes. In the general adult population, physical activity participation is associated with better health-related quality of life. The primary...
Background: The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity is increasing worldwide. One main determinant of overweight and obesity is inactivity. Little is known about the factors that influence physical activity and sedentary behaviour among young children. Seasonal variation was examined as...
Given the relatively high rates of physical inactivity among older adults in Nova Scotia (NS) (Statistics Canada, 2011), the purpose of this study was two-fold: 1. To examine the physical activity (PA) beliefs, perceptions and experiences of rural older adults in rural Cape Breton, NS and 2. To...
Retrospection and recollection of influences of physical activity and sport on the development of substance addiction among people in recovery from substance addictionDownload
The development of substance addiction in the context of physical activity (PA) and sport is an issue about which little is known. Investigating through the first hand experience of people dealing with substance addiction provided some insight into the role of PA and sport, and the possible...
In 2013, a research effort at the University of Alberta combined various health-related questionnaires to form the Student Life Activity Questionnaire (SLAQ) to evaluate student health behaviour, patterns, and associations. An area for inquiry became evident when the analysis of the physical...
Background: Stroke is a leading cause of adult disability globally. In Canada, about 405,000 individuals are living with the effects of stroke and this number is projected to rise by over 60% in the next two decades. People with stroke are often physically inactive and sedentary which may...
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...