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A Community-Based Participatory Approach to Supporting Indigenous Youth Activity-Promoting Programming in AlbertaDownload
The ultimate goal of this dissertation was to explore how to support Indigenous youth activity-promoting programming in Alberta, Canada. Three interrelated phases were conducted and, together, form a larger community-based participatory research (CBPR) project. The purpose of the first phase was...
Background Children engage in more active play when they are outside compared to inside. With a large proportion of children attending childcare outside of the home, childcare centres have been identified as important setting for children’s outdoor play. However, the duration and frequency of...
A multiple case history and systematic review of adoption, diffusion, implementation and impact of provincial daily physical activity policies in Canadian schoolsDownload
Background: Few children meet physical activity (PA) recommendations, and are therefore at increased risk for overweight/obesity and adverse health outcomes. To increase children’s opportunities for PA, several Canadian provinces have adopted school-based daily PA (DPA) policies. It is not clear...
The purpose of this participatory research was to explore connections with the land in an urban sport context among Indigenous youth. Two research questions guided this study: (a) What does a connection with the land look like in an urban sport context?, and (b) How can connections with the land...
An Exploration of the Physical Activity Experiences of Northern Aboriginal Youth: A Community-Based Participatory Research ProjectDownload
The purpose of this community-based participatory research was to explore the physical activity experiences of Northern Aboriginal youth. Drawing upon interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA; Smith, Flowers, & Larkin, 2009) as a method of inquiry, 14 Aboriginal youth between the ages of 13-19...
Introduction: Several national trials have demonstrated the efficacy of lifestyle interventions on decreasing the incidence of type 2 diabetes in adults with prediabetes. Behavior change pertaining to physical activity (PA) and diet were central to these lifestyle interventions; however it is...
An investigation of dietary and physical activity risk factors for type 2 diabetes among Alberta youthDownload
Due to the increase in type 2 diabetes in the child and adolescent population, examining the lifestyle habits of youth has become important. The purpose of this research was to examine the presence of dietary and physical activity risk factors for type 2 diabetes among youth in Alberta and to...
Assessing the effects of weather conditions on physical activity participation using objective measuresDownload
Habitual physical activity is an important determinant of health, yet many people are considered to be inactive. Identification of the obstacles to greater participation is necessary for the development of strategies to overcome those obstacles. The weather has been identified as a perceived...
Background Severe obesity (SO) in pediatrics has become increasing prevalent in recent decades. The objective of our study was to examine differences in demographic, anthropometric, cardiometabolic, and lifestyle variables in children and youth with SO versus their less overweight/obese (OW/OB)...
Children's Perceptions of Their School's Environment and Its Influence on Their Active and Inactive Behaviors: The Case of One Rural Elementary SchoolDownload
The purpose of this qualitative study was to gain insight into the relationships among school setting, student perceptions of that setting, and PA (physical activity) and PIA (physical inactivity) behaviour. Children's perceptions of various aspects of the school environment were explored to...