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Children with physical disabilities spend most of their time sedentary and often experience barriers to physical activity participation. Increased sedentary behaviour has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life and conversely, increased physical activity is...
Restoring Body Image after Breast Cancer through Exercise and Art Sculpture “RISE UP” after Breast Cancer: A Pilot Multi-Methods StudyDownload
The purpose of this thesis was to explore and describe body image in survivors of breast cancer in the context of supportive care, with specific focus on resistance exercise training and art therapy. The overall purpose of this work was to inform current practice and offer an alternative approach...
The use of social marketing theory as a frame work to promote uptake of sleep-conducive music by post-secondary studentsDownload
Background: Sleep deficiency (SD) is a prevalent problem among post-secondary students (PSS) and has serious negative consequences for physical, cognitive, and psychological well-being. In a survey of 1,294 University of Alberta students, 30.5% reported sleeping 6.5 hours or less. The use of...
Background Head and neck cancer treatments have been showing promising outcomes, yet they often have significant impact on patients. With an approximate 50% survival rate, individuals with a history of this type of cancer are living with long term challenges. With the increasing focus on...
Introduction: Critical dementia-related wandering has been of significant concern in recent years, in part due to the rising prevalence of lost and missing persons involving older adults with dementia. Few resources exist to help guide families and persons with dementia to select and adopt...
A pilot study to characterize racing wheelchair propulsion biomechanics in virtual reality and the real-world for a 1500-meter indoor trackDownload
Many of the 65 million wheelchair users in the world rely on their upper extremity to propel themselves in a manual wheelchair. Unfortunately, the human shoulder is not designed for the imbalanced and extreme forces required to propel a manual wheelchair in our built environments. Upper extremity...
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,...
Background: Back pain is the world’s leading cause of disability, and has high associated cost. Psychosocial factors such as unhelpful, maladaptive beliefs can be instrumental in the transition from acute to chronic disabling back pain. One such maladaptive belief is that back pain is due...
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...