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Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by impairments in social-communication, and restricted, repetitive and stereotypical patterns of behavior, interests, and activities. There is a paucity of research about the adult population as the vast majority of research into ASD has focused...
Introduction: The number of mobile health applications (m-health apps) available to the public through online application (app) stores is rapidly increasing. In addition, the general public’s interest to use m-health apps as an adjunct to conventional health care services is increasing. However,...
UTILITY OF THE OREBRO MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN QUESTIONNAIRE AS A SCREENING AND CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT TOOL IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMANTSDownload
Patient health status questionnaires are often used as screening tools by health care professionals. The Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire (OMPQ) is a screening tool for patients with musculoskeletal disorders that targets not only physical impairment but also psychosocial factors....
Can an ergometer based virtual reality environment reproduce typical real-world wheelchair manoeuvring?Download
Virtual reality together with a wheelchair ergometer provide the perfect setting for conducting research involving wheelchair users, rehabilitation for inexperienced wheelchair users, and training wheelchair athletes. The target of this study was to develop a wheelchair ergometer-based virtual...
Aim: The purpose of this thesis was to examine aortic stiffness across the heart failure (HF) continuum. Background: Aortic distensibility (AD) decreases with advancing age. In the presence of underlying cardiovascular disease, AD is reduced beyond what which occurs with normal aging. Currently,...
Fibula free flap mandibular reconstruction is often performed to correct a mandibular defect. When a tumour is found on the mandible (lower jaw); the cancerous tissue is surgically removed and bone segment(s) from the fibula and soft tissue from the patient’s calf are used to reconstruct the...
A day in the life of a Health Care Aide: Frontline perspectives on when, where, and how information and communication technologies could be helpfulDownload
Background: The purpose of this focused ethnographic study was to gather a firsthand account of a day on the life of a Health Care Aide (HCA) in rural Alberta to see when, where, and how information and communication technologies (ICTs) could help support their work. Methods: Four HCAs working...
Walking adaptation, training and assessment in young children and individuals with incomplete spinal cord injuryDownload
This thesis includes four projects that examine motor learning and assess novel approaches for the training and evaluation of walking. In Project 1 we study motor adaptation in children aged 8-36 months using a split-belt treadmill. Split-belt walking, in which one leg moves faster than the...
The Relationship Between Aerobic Capacity and Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity in Adult Tetralogy of FallotDownload
Background. Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) patients have an aerobic capacity of ~ 50% of age-matched controls. This diminished aerobic capacity may partially be attributed to pulmonary regurgitation that limits augmentation of cardiac output during exercise. ToF patients have also been reported to be...
The influence of contextual factors on assistive technology strategies for mathematics learning in students with physical impairmentsDownload
Performance of students with physical impairments in mathematics are often limited because of the use of hands-on strategies using manipulatives (e.g., blocks or Cuisenaire rods) to learn early concepts. Two assistive technology (AT) strategies have been used by students to handle manipulatives,...