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 2021

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Older Adult Care Transition Experience Following Inpatient Rehabilitation, Patricia Versteegh

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Cardiovascular Effects Of Exercise And Use Of Abdominal Binder In Patients Of Parkinson’s Disease With Orthostatic Hypotension, Faizan Ahmed

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Therapeutic Interventions for Managing Diabetic Shoulder, Sanaa A. Alsubheen

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Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Knee Articular Cartilage and Effusion-Synovitis: The Structural Response to Changes in Joint Loading, Hayden F. Atkinson

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Joint Protection Programs for People with Hand Arthritis, Pavlos Bobos

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An Exploration of Facial Skin Scarring, Its Impact and Contemporary Evaluation, Michael G. Brandt

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Comparison of Ontario’s Home Care Policies with the Perspectives of Personal Support Workers in the Provision of Quality Dementia Home Care, Rachel Breen

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Navigating the “Blind World”: The Psychosocial and Occupational Experiences of Parents of Adolescents with Visual Impairments, Peiwen Cao

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Investigating Elementary School Food Programs: Impacts on Child Knowledge and Dietary Behaviours, Paige Colley

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Exploring the Effects of the Cycling Without Age Program on Older Adults Living in Long-Term Care, Victoria Cotnam

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Examining Brain Connectivity and Reading Ability in Children, Alexandra M. Cross

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Issues Related To Framing And Interpretation Of Studies In The Orthopaedic Literature, Shgufta Docter

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Auditory- Perceptual and Pupillometric Evaluations of Dysphonic Voices, Mojgan Farahani

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Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes: Older Adult Perspectives, User Characteristics and Motivations for Use, Lean Fiedeldey

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Assessment of Landing Biomechanics and Rehabilitation after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Sheila S. Gagnon

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Health-Seeking Behaviour Related to Selected Dimensions of Wellness in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Navjot Gill

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Exploring Co-Occupation Between University Students and Older Adults Living Together in a Retirement Home, Rachel J. Gorjup

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Applying Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation: An Exploration of What it Means to Change Clinical Practice, Stacey D. Guy

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Cumulative purposeful soccer heading can lead to compensatory changes in brain activity during combined moderate exercise and cognitive load in female youth soccer players, Alexandra Harriss

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The NOW Trial: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial of Personalized, Genetic-Based Lifestyle Advice, Justine Rochelle Horne

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Exploring Gender Equity through Occupation: A Critical Decolonizing Ethnography in Tanzania, Stephanie Huff

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Quantifying the functional and psychological outcomes after periprosthetic femoral fracture in association with total hip arthroplasty in older adults, Rifat Islam

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Evaluating the Implementation of the Centrally Procured School Food Program (CPSFP) in Southwestern Ontario Elementary Schools, Mariam R. Ismail

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The Lived Experiences of Formal Caregivers in Communicating with Persons Living with Dementia in Their Own Homes, Pabiththa Kamalraj

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Rehabilitation Of Post-Stroke Aphasia In Ghana, Keren Sarpomaa Kankam

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A Coaching and/or Education Intervention Targeting Physical Activity and Nutrition Behaviours in Parents with Overweight/obesity and their Children, Shazya Karmali

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Clinical Predictors of Driving Simulator Performance in Drivers with Multiple Sclerosis, Sarah Krasniuk

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Communicative participation outcomes of preschool speech-language services: Opportunities, challenges, and solutions, Elaine Yuen Ling Kwok

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The SYMBIOME Project: An Exploratory Investigation of the Biological, Psychological, and Social Mechanisms that Contribute to the Transition from Acute to Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain, Joshua Y. Lee

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Advanced Phenotyping of Otosclerosis in an Ontario Population and Two Large Newfoundland Families, Matthew B. Lucas

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Comparing Neuromuscular System Function in Healthy and Mobility-Impaired Older Females, Neal B. McKinnon

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Population-based Studies on Medications and Fall-related Injury in Older Adults, Yu Ming

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Spiritual and Psychosocial Palliative Care in a Rural Ontario Town: An Exploratory Study of Patient Needs and Provider Experiences, Erynn M. Monette

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Evidence Synthesis of Shoulder Pain Among Canadian Firefighters, Goris Nazari

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An Exploration of Audiologists' Readiness to Adopt Connected Hearing Healthcare for Remote Hearing Aid Fitting, Luisa Natalia Perez Velez

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Influence of nutrition status and body composition on exercise capacity and survival among individuals with interstitial lung disease: a cross-sectional study in an outpatient setting., Sylvia Rinaldi

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The Practice of Local Policymaking: Understanding Decision Maker Roles and Agency in Local Implementation Contexts, Katherine L. Salter

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Kindness as an Intervention for Student Social Interaction Anxiety, Resilience, Affect, and Mood: The KISS of Kindness Study II, Katie J. Shillington

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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Clinical and Societal Perspectives, Marudan Sivagurunathan

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Reducing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in older adult long term care home residents with virtual reality therapy, Munira Sultana

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Implementation Adherence and Perspectives of the PhysicaL ActivitY (PLAY) Policy Study: A Process Evaluation, Monika B. Szpunar

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The experiences of female adolescents who have sustained a concussion through sport participation: A consideration of an occupational perspective during recovery, Annalise Michelle Tichenoff

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Environmental Changes Following the Implementation of the Childcare PhysicaL ActivitY (PLAY) Policy, Victoria Tran

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Assessment of Intrinsic Hand Neuromuscular Physiology, Philemon Tsang

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Reducing Length of Stay After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Assessing Cost-Effectiveness, Caregiver Involvement and Surgical Approach, Bryn O. Zomar

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Behavioural and Objective Assessment of Binaural Hearing in Adult Listeners with Acquired Unilateral Conductive Hearing Loss Before and After Middle Ear Surgery, Parvaneh Abbasalipour

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The Role of Auditory Feedback for Speech Intensity Regulation in Parkinson’s Disease, Dona Abeyesekera

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Multi-frequency Electrophysiological Estimates of Auditory Temporal Acuity, Negar Ahzan

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Feasibility and Reliability of a Commercially Available Stretch-Sensitive Sensor for Neck Movement, Iyad Al-Nasri

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Postural Control in Response to Unilateral and Bilateral External Standing Perturbations in Young and Older Adults, Dominique Arsenault

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The nature and consistency of exercise reporting in rehabilitation following rotator cuff repair, Dinesh Balachandran

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Enacting Occupation-Based Transformative Research through Participatory Filmmaking with Children with Disabilities, Tanya Elizabeth Benjamin

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Using the RE-AIM Framework to Evaluate the Feasibility of a Parent-Focused Pilot Intervention Targeting Childhood Obesity, Daniel Briatico

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Informal Caregivers’ of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Experiences of Social Inclusion Policy in the Province of Ontario, Heather L.M. Church

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The development and evaluation of resources to improve the quality of care for patients with knee osteoarthritis, Laura K. Churchill

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Cannabis Legalization and Driving: Exploring Young Ontarians’ Knowledge, Perceptions and Attitudes, Robert Colonna

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The Facilitators and Barriers of Physical Activity Engagement For Youth and Young Adults With Childhood Onset Physical Disabilities, Matt Downs

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Exploring The Psychosocial Impact Of Botulinum Toxin Type-A Injections For Individuals With Oromandibular Dystonia: A Qualitative Study Of Patients' Experiences, Nada Elhayek

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The Process of Exercise Participation in the Community for Functional Recovery Post Formal Rehabilitation among Survivors of Stroke: a grounded theory study, Nicole M. Evans

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An Experimental Evaluation of Stop-Plosive and Fricative Consonant Intelligibility by Tracheoesophageal Speakers in Quiet and Noise, Sebastiano Failla

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Breaking Under/Grad - Assessing and Addressing Stress, Anxiety, and Resiliency Among Undergraduate and Graduate Students via Motivational Interviewing and A Smart, Healthy Campus Intervention, Rebecca R. Fried

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Measuring Quality of Life in patients with Rotator Cuff Disorders, Rochelle Furtado

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Development and evaluation of an online university readiness course furthered by capturing the lived experience of students during this transition: A multi-perspective understanding of the transition to university, Cortney Hanna-Benson

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Prevalence of moral injury in Canadian Forces members deployed to Afghanistan, Kevin T. Hansen

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Self-Management as a means to Achieving Client-Centred Care for the Care Partnership Living with Parkinson’s disease, Danielle M. Hudson

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Retirement residence living: stories of older adult residents, Alexandra Jackson

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Services, Systems and Policies Shaping Community Mobility for People with Mobility Impairments: A Case Study from Northern Iceland, Sigrun Kristin Jonasdottir

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Psychometric Properties of the Brief Pain Inventory-Short Form and Revised Short McGill Pain Questionnaire Version-2 in Musculoskeletal Conditions, Samuel Ugochukwu Jumbo

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Systematic overview of reviews of instruments that evaluate teamwork in healthcare, Hosung Kang

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Changes in speech intelligibility and acoustic distinctiveness along a speech rate continuum in Parkinson’s disease, Thea Knowles

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Amplitude Modulation Perception in Children with Auditory Processing Disorder, Winnie Ly

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A Study of Multiple Predictors of Cognitive Fatigue in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, Leila M. Mackay

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Exploring the Temporal Variability of Speech Intensity, Speech Intelligibility, and Communicative Participation in Individuals with Hypophonia and Parkinson’s Disease, Cynthia Mancinelli

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The Creation and Application of a Validated Tool to Measure the Impact of Mobile Standing Desks on Undergraduate Students' Sedentary Time, Marc S. Moulin

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The Stranger in Contemporary Practice: A Critical Autoethnography, Michelle Pajot

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Optimizing Gait Outcomes in Parkinson's Disease with Auditory Cues: The Effects of Synchronization, Groove, and Beat Perception Ability, Emily A. Ready

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Parents as Agents of Change in the Treatment of Childhood Obesity and the Promotion of Children's Health Behaviours, Kristen C. Reilly

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Evaluation of the Psychometric and Measurement Properties of the SCAT5 and Child SCAT5, Michael Robinson

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Quantifying the Outcomes of a Virtual Reality (VR)-Based Gamified Neck Rehabilitation, Shahan Salim

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Impact of diagnostic terminology on parental attitudes toward concussion and brain injury, Naomi Sanderson

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Examining Recent Older Immigrants’ Lives in their Communities and their Experiences Contributing to Canadian Society, Alexandra Schuster

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"It's not that I have Parkinson's, I am Parkinson's": The management and negotiation of identity in older adults with Parkinson's disease, Elena Sheldrake

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Understanding hearing aid sound quality for music-listening, Jonathan Matthew Vaisberg

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Reliability and Validity of Two Performance-Based Outcome Measures in Rehabilitation Following Total Knee Arthroplasty, Jennifer L. Van Bussel

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Recovery Following Proximal Humerus Fracture, Azar Varahrami Vigeh

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Exploring Current Topics and Trends in Anatomy Education: A Scoping Review, Alex Wolf

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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Examining the Relationship between Body Mass Index and Health-Related Quality of Life Perception among People with Mental Illness, Fatima Bukair

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Searching for wisdom: A phenomenological investigation of women's perspectives following participation in an ovarian cancer supportive care group, Helen Butlin

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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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Receiving in-home respite when caring for a palliative family member at the end-of-life: family caregivers’ experiences of the eShift model of care, Ann Marie Corrado

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Cognitive Impairment and the Mediterranean Diet: a Canadian Perspective, Ivan Culum

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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