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Conserving cougars in a rural landscape: habitat requirements and local tolerance in west-central AlbertaDownload
Maintaining large carnivores in human-dominated landscapes poses a significant conservation challenge. Extirpation is common because of habitat loss or direct persecution. I studied cougar habitat selection and human perception of cougars in west-central Alberta to better understand...
Content Validity of a Questionnaire Specifically Designed to Clinically Identify Pediatric Environmental ExposuresDownload
Various clinical questionnaires exist to assist clinicians with the diagnosis, prognosis, long-term follow up of a disease, or even to assess quality of life. However, any questionnaire must be evaluated for its validity and reliability before application. Invalid or unreliable questionnaires can...
Development and Validation of a Home Literacy Questionnaire to Assess Emergent Reading Skills of Pre-School ChildrenDownload
Poor psychometric characteristics of home literacy measures have been proposed as a probable reason for the weak relationships found between home literacy and emergent literacy. To investigate this idea further three studies were performed. The first study involved a methodological review of...
Academic business librarians are hired for their subject expertise to provide reference, instruction, collection development and liaison services to business faculty and students in university libraries. Previous surveys of academic business librarians found that many librarians assume these...
Cancers in the head and neck often lead to disability in basic functions, including speech and swallowing. Restoration of these functional impairments is the main treatment goals in managing patients affected by head and neck cancer. Historically, expert stakeholders including clinicians and...
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...
Potholes are one of the most concerning deteriorations of asphalt pavement in cold climatic regions. Repair of potholes is an important form of maintenance operations for asphalt pavements conducted by most of the transportation agencies. Although a large number of previous researches including...
BACKGROUND: Healthy dietary intake and appropriate weight gain are two key components of an ideal pregnancy. The objective of this thesis was to investigate the weight gain pattern of a large cohort of pregnant women and its association with dietary intakes, which may provide valuable information...
Background There is emerging evidence that context is important for successful transfer of research knowledge into health care practice. The Alberta Context Tool (ACT) is a Canadian developed research-based instrument that assesses 10 modifiable concepts of organizational context considered...
Walking behaviour and glycemic control in type 2 diabetes: Seasonal and gender differences - Study design and methodsDownload
Background The high glucose levels typically occurring among adults with type 2 diabetes contribute to blood vessel injury and complications such as blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, and stroke. Higher physical activity levels are associated with improved glycemic control, as measured by...