This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The Impact of Beauty, Body Image, and Health Discourses on Eating Disorder Risk in South Asian-Canadian Women, Nazia Bhatti

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Exploring the Physical Activity and Screen Viewing-Related Knowledge, Training, and Self-Efficacy of Early Childhood Education Candidates, Brianne Bruijns

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Active and Safe Routes to School: Evaluating School Travel Planning to Support Children's Active Travel, Adrian Nicholas Buttazzoni

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Measurement and Protection of Lung Health in Poultry Farmers of Southwestern Ontario, Rose-Marie Doyon Dolinar

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iPad use to Enhance Conversations between Persons with Dementia and their Family Caregivers, Kelsey Dynes

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The Lived Experiences of Home Care Nurses Providing Palliative Care Information to Community-Dwelling Older Adults with a Terminal Illness, Katharine Fuchigami

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Lived Experience and Process of Engagement in Physical Exercise for Older Adults with Chronic Back Pain, Melissa E. Hay

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Application Of The McKenzie System Of Mechanical Diagnosis And Therapy In Patients With Shoulder Disorders, Afshin Heidar Abady

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Assessing the risk of falling in adults one-year after total hip arthroplasty, William Janes

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Validity and Reliability of the Clinician Rated Drop Vertical Jump Scale in Patients Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Morgan Jennings

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Impact of Feeding Tube Status on Health Outcomes for Individuals with Oropharyngeal Cancer, Nedeljko Jovanovic

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An Analysis of the Relationship between Humor Styles and Depression, Marisa L. Kfrerer

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The Listening Shift: Evaluation a Communication-Strategies Training Program for Telepractice Nurses Experiencing Hearing Challenges, Raphaelle Koerber

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Efficacy of Rhythmic Acquisition on Gait Performance Among Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, Demian L. Kogutek

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Hardiness, perseverative cognition, anxiety, and health-related outcomes: A case for and against psychological hardiness, Christopher M. Kowalski

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From Evidence to Practice: A Systematic Approach to Implementing Electrical Stimulation Therapy for Treating Pressure Injuries in Community Dwelling Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury, Deena Lala

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How Do Health Care Providers Identify and Address Lifestyle Factors with Community Dwelling Adults Who Have Chronic Wounds?, Linda Norton

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Health Professional Students' Understanding of Oral Health in Traumatic Brain Injury, Samira Omar

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Drop Vertical Jump Landing Biomechanics Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With and Without Lateral Extra-Articular Tenodesis, Lindsey O'Neill

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Electrical Stimulation for Treating Pressure Injuries: Evaluation of a Knowledge Mobilization Project, Lyndsay Orr

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Exploring Associations between Language and Working Memory Abilities in Children with Specific or Combined Impairments in Language and Working Memory, Laura J. Pauls

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An exploratory case study of a high-performing interprofessional primary Lung Health Team, Karen R. Schouten

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Exploring the Influence of Childcare Type on Physical Activity and Sedentary Time of a Nationally Representative Sample of Canadian Preschoolers, Julie Statler

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"We were Meant to go Down One Road, but Now We Have Rerouted": A Phenomenological Inquiry into the Experience of Aging Out-of-place, Sachindri Wijekoon

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Investigating the Health Meanings of Young Saudi Women, Tagreed Alnajjar

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Using Visual Feedback to Enhance Intonation Control within Electrolaryngeal Speech, Noor Al-Zanoon

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Linguistic and Cognitive Measures in Arabic-Speaking English Language Learners (ELLs) and monolingual children with and without Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), Areej Mazin Balilah

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Goals of Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia Across the Caregiving Career, Shalane R. Basque

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An Exploration of the Application of Crowdsourcing to Health-Related Research, Harpreet Bassi

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It’s All About Context: Investigating the Effects of Consonant and Vowel Environment on Vowel-Evoked Envelope Following Responses, Emma Bridgwater

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Examining and Understanding Social Connectedness and Social Engagement Among Muslim Lebanese Canadian Older Adults, Nada Chams

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Asset-Based Community Capacity Building: A Process for Expanding a Retirement Home Physical Activity Program, Charlotte W. Crombeen

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Using a Deliberative Dialogue to Facilitate the Uptake of Research Evidence in Rehabilitation for Children with Cerebral Palsy, Alisiyah Daya

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How Do Individuals with Cerebral Palsy and their Families Prefer to Receive and Use Evidence-Based Information to Individualize Services to Optimize Outcomes?, Tianna D. B. Deluzio

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Advancing Social Transformation Through Occupation: A Critical Examination of Epistemological Foundations, Discourses and Contextual Factors Shaping Research and Practice, Lisette Farias Vera

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Perceived patient-pharmacist communication and diabetes management: Assessing medication adherence among older patients, Cecilia Flores Sandoval

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Dual-task Gait Assessment in Lower Extremity Amputees, Courtney A. Frengopoulos

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Personal Constructs in Dementia Caregiving: The Family Caregiving Experience of People Living with Dementia in Saudi Arabia, Eradah O. Hamad

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Barriers to Prescribing Exercise in Clinical Practice to Treat Mild-to-Moderate Depression, Andrew D. Hanna

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A National Perspective on Childhood Obesity Medical Education: Do Medical Students in Canada Perceive That They Are Prepared to Treat Children with Obesity?, Dr. Dalia Hasan

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Bariatric Surgery Recipients' Needs for Long-Term Health and Well-Being; Perspectives of Patients and Providers, Rebecca H. Liu

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Navigating Occupation and Identity in Parkinson's Disease: A Qualitative Exploration of Lived Experience, Sara G. Lutz

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The Application of Self-Administered Nutrition Screening Tools and Evaluations of the Impact of Malnutrition on Quality of Life in Individuals with Head and Neck Cancer, Mark J. P. Lynch

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Minimizing the Impact of Disease While Maximizing Quality of Life: An Exploration of Resilience in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors, Chelsea A. MacDonald

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Continuity of Care and Shared Decision-Making in Interprofessional Collaborative Maternity Practices in Canada, Dorothy Anne M. Malott

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Dynamic Loading and Pain in Knee Osteoarthritis: Effects of Limb Realignment and Ligament Reconstruction Surgeries, Kendal Marriott

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Accessing resources: The narratives of women working with a hearing loss, Ashley Martindale

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Storied Bodies in Motion and Stillness: Shifting Meanings of Physical Activity in Women's Life History Narratives, Shellie McParland

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Predicting Response to Medial Branch Blocks: A Clinical Decision Making Tool, Swati Mehta

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Exploring Physical Activity and Screen-Viewing Policies in Canadian Childcare Centres, Emily C. Ott

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The Effect of High Baseline Pain on Impairment Outcomes One Year After Distal Radius Fracture, Farrukh Riaz

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Rural Ontario Youth and Mental Wellness, Brad Ross

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Breastfeeding resources for mothers of preterm infants in Canadian neonatal intensive care units (NICUs): An environmental scan, Natalie V. Scime

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Exploring men's social support in the Hockey Fans in Training weight loss and healthy lifestyle program, Ryan S. Scott

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Social Support, Social Participation, and Depression among Caregivers and Non-Caregivers in Canada: A Population Health Perspective, Jovana Sibalija

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A cross- sectional study of stress biomarkers and their associations with post-trauma complaints, and how those associations are moderated by early life adversity, Sadia Siraj

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Assessing the Impact of Caregiver Outcomes on Function and Reintegration of Stroke Survivors Participating in a Community Stroke Rehabilitation Program., Spencer R. Thompson

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Manipulation of Auditory Feedback in Individuals with Normal Hearing and Hearing Loss, Le Truc Linh Vaccarello

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Fall Prevention in an Acute Care Hospital: The Challenges Encountered by Patients, Staff and Administrators, Barbara J. Watson

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Understanding the Processes that Shape Cross Sector Service Provision in the Towards Flourishing Mental health Promotion Strategy: A Secondary Analysis Utilizing Constructivist Grounded Theory Methodology, Shannon E. Winters

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Simulated Classroom-based Intervention on Concussion Rehabilitation Among Individuals with Persistent Post-Concussion Symptoms, Bedoor Alqenai

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Physiological and Behavioral Evidence of Auditory Processing Deficit in Children Suspected of Auditory Processing Disorder, Sangamanatha Ankmnal Veeranna

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A Study to Understand and Compare Evidence Based Practice Among Health Professionals Involved in Pain Management, Vanitha Arumugam

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Evaluating Factors that Affect Hand Dexterity after Distal Radius Fracture, Pavlos Bobos

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The Application of Clear Speech in Electrolaryngeal Speakers, Steven R. Cox

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A Randomized Controlled Trial to Establish Realistic Patient Expectations Following Total Knee Replacement Surgery, Sharon E. Culliton

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Predictors of Language Outcome for Children in the Ontario Infant Hearing Program, Olivia M. Daub

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Exploring The Self-Regulatory Behaviors of Elementary Students with Hearing Loss in Inclusive Classrooms, Kendra Di Bacco

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A Longitudinal Study to Investigate Changes in Functional Ability and Concerns in Head Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Neck Dissection, Mariya Ehsan

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Investigating the Relationship Between Vascular Health, Gait, and Cognition in Community-Dwelling Older Adults Without Dementia, Michael A. Gregory

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Development of holistic classification systems for children with cerebral palsy, Deepa Jeevanantham

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An Exploration of the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Ontario Elementary School Teachers Regarding Concussion within the School Environment, Sarah J. Jorgensen

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Platelet Rich Plasma In Musculoskeletal Pathologies, Nicole L. Kaniki

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The Lived Palliative Care Experiences of Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Dementia in South Western Ontario, Kristina M. Kokorelias

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The Phenomenology of Masters Alpine Ski Racers: Experiencing Ski Racing in Old Age, Carly Litchfield

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Understanding Views of Evidence in Public Health Practice and Decision Making in Ontario, Sara Masood

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Mindfulness and Mothering: Reclaiming Feminine Voice, Lisa L. McCorquodale

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Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure© : Constructing and Validating the short form, Shabnam Medhizadah

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Online Yoga-Based and Standard Exercises for Patients with a Rotator Cuff Injury Awaiting Surgery: A Feasibility Study, Dolly Mehta

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An Assessment of Sedentary Time Among Undergraduate Students at an Urban Canadian University, Marc S. Moulin

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The Role of Postural Stability and Other Factors in Distal Radius Fracture, Sheena Saju Philip

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Gait Real-Time Analysis Interactive Lab: Reliability and Validity of Knee Angles and Moments in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis, Ryan Pinto

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Linking Insight To Behaviour Change In A Life Coaching Intervention For Women, Tracy A. Robinson

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The Globalization of Healthcare: International Agreements & Ontario Academic Health Science Centres, Andrew D. Scarffe

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Disability and Return to Work Following Musculoskeletal Injury, Qiyun Shi

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Self-disclosure among male survivors of child sexual abuse: service providers’ perspective, Marudan Sivagurunathan

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Values of Hospital Chief Executive Officers in Ontario, Alexander Smith

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The Auditory Brainstem Response and Envelope Following Response: Investigating Within-Subject Variation to Stimulus Polarity, Rebekah Taggart

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The Effects of Manual Tooth Brushing on Parotid and Submandibular/Sublingual Gland Salivary Flow Rates in Healthy Young and Older Adults, Kristen M. Trottier

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Change in Preschoolers’ Health-Related Quality of Life Following the Implementation of a Childcare Physical Activity Intervention, Stephanie Truelove

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Assessing Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in the Early Years, Leigh M. Vanderloo

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Informed Decision Making During Pregnancy: Risk Consideration in Clinical Practice and Research, Kyoko Wada

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Variables contributing to listener effort in speakers with Parkinson's disease, Carlee Wilson

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Longitudinal Evaluation of Patient Concerns After Surgery For Head and Neck Cancer, Isabel Wozniczka

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Sixties Scoop Among Aboriginal Veterans: A Critical Narrative Study, Munira Abdulwasi

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Eating and Swallowing, Oral Health, and Saliva Production, Rebecca H. Affoo

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Exploring the Role of Procedural Variations in Surgical Education, Tavis Apramian

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The Effect of a Multiple Modality Mind-Motor Exercise Intervention on Single and Dual-Task Gait, Balance, and Executive Function, in Community Dwelling Older Adults with a Subjective Cognitive Complaint: A Randomized Controlled Trial., John P. Bocti

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Exploring the Fall-Risk Experience of Masters Athletes Actively Competing in Sport, Dylan Brennan

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Mirror Therapy for the Lower-Extremities Post-Stroke, Lucas David Crosby