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The Reliability and In-exercise Reduction of Frontal and Rotational Ultrasound Measurements for Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis Performing Scoliosis-specific ExercisesDownload
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is a spine deformity of unknown cause characterized by abnormal lateral curvature (Cobb angle>10°) with vertebral rotation. AIS affects 2-3% of all adolescents whom are likely to progress during their growth spurt preceding skeletal maturity. The Scoliosis...
The Effects of Axial Loading on the Disc and Motion Segment Relative to Disc Degeneration and Pain Using Novel MRI BiomarkersDownload
The underlying pathology of low back pain (LBP) is poorly understood. Although MRI is often used as a sensitive modality for depicting pathoanatomical abnormalities, it is often clinically inconclusive due to a lack of specificity. While most patients experience symptoms when the spine is loaded,...
Structural Reliability of Non-Slender Loadbearing Concrete Masonry Members under Concentric and Eccentric LoadsDownload
Although the reliability levels of structural steel and reinforced concrete structures designed to the Canadian codes and standards have been investigated substantially in the past four decades, studies on the reliability of masonry structures are limited. Based on some preliminary studies in...
Accuracy and reliability of CBCT imaging for adenoid hypertrophy screening among a sample of oral maxillofacial radiologists and orthodontists and by an automated commercial imaging softwareDownload
Objectives. This thesis project aimed to investigate the diagnostic performance of different dental specialists and a modern dental imaging software to evaluate adenoidal hypertrophy compared with the current reference standard diagnosis by an Otorhinolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon (OHNS)...
Using the Ottawa Surgical Competency Operative Room Evaluation (O-SCORE) in a Canadian Plastic Surgery ProgramDownload
Competency-based medical education has overtaken the traditional apprenticeship model of medical education. This shift toward competence-based training demands a higher number of assessments per trainee. Current assessment methods in Plastic Surgery have not been well studied. Numerous assessment...
In order to estimate reliability by a single administration of one test form, various approaches and corresponding reliability coefficients have been proposed so far. Currently, the five most influential approaches are: internal consistency, lower bound, principal components analysis (PCA),...
Reliability and validity of the Alberta Context Tool (ACT) with professional nurses: Findings from a multi-study analysisDownload
Although organizational context is central to evidence-based practice, underdeveloped measurement hinders its assessment. The Alberta Context Tool, comprised of 59 items that tap 10 modifiable contextual concepts, was developed to address this gap. The purpose of this study to examine the...
Pneumatic tires are costly components of large off-road haul trucks used in surface mining operations. Tires are prone to premature damage during operation which can lead to hazard events and injury of personnel, loss of equipment and reduced productivity. Currently, monitoring of tire condition...
Schroth Exercises for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis – Reliability, A Randomized Controlled Trial and Clinical SignificanceDownload
Background and objectives In America, care recommendations for adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) include observation, bracing, and surgery. In Europe exercises are often prescribed. Schroth scoliosis-specific exercises have demonstrated promising results, but only in studies of...
Service reliability is an important indicator of transit performance, and has been the subject of much attention in both the research and practice for decades. Reliability of bus service depends on variations in service characteristics such as travel time, schedule adherence, headway, and wait...