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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Executive Functioning Deficits Following Acquired Right Hemisphere Brain Damage: A Systematic Review, Ghalia Albakri

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Speech-Language Pathology Interventions and Ingredients that Support Social Communication and Language of Preschoolers with Autism, Amanda Binns

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The Socio-Political Shaping And Lived Consequences Of Involuntary Retirement For Women With MS, Kristen A. Bishop

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Typical and Atypical Development of Compensation to Altered Auditory Feedback, Caitlin E. Coughler

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Modelling loudness: Acoustic and perceptual correlates in the context of hypophonia in Parkinson’s disease, Daryn Amory Cushnie-Sparrow

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Exploring the Role(s) of Trait Emotional Intelligence & Personality in Help-Seeking Behaviour Among Undergraduate Students, Nikola Cuvalo

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Developing a Spoken Language Outcome Monitoring Procedure for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs, Olivia Daub

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Collaborative Coaching in Pediatric Rehabilitation: An Effectiveness-Implementation Study of the Applied Coaching Model, Zoe Daviault

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Impacts of COVID-19 Related Changes in Income on Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence at Home, Cara Davidson

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The Influence of Patient Perceptions on the Decision to Undergo Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Alaa El Chamaa

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Therapist Perception Of The Clarity And Implementability Of Relevant Recommendations From American Academy Of Orthopedic Surgeon’s Distal Radius Fracture Clinical Practice Guidelines, Saravanan Esakki

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Nature, Nurture, or Both? Study of sex and gender and their effects on pain, Maryam Ghodrati

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Social Media Use, Social Connectedness, and Physical Distancing Among University Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Olivia Holmes

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The role and importance of social support during recovery following distal radius fracture, Ogheneruona MI Idoghor Ikpen

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The Cost-Effectiveness of a Midvastus Versus Standard Medial Parapatellar Surgical Approach for Total Knee Arthroplasty, Ishita Joshi

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Occupational Engagement of Older Adults with Age-Related Vision Loss (ARVL): Understanding the Influences of Social Networks, Ji Won Kang

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Descriptive Analysis of Fall-Related Injuries Among Older Adults in Ontario, Nicolette Lappan

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A Transformative Journey: The Lived Experience of Healthcare Learners Participating in Pain Management Education, Zoe A. Leyland

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Creation of a Virtual Interface for Stress-Trauma Investigations through Open World Navigation: An Exploration of Tolerability and Physiological Reactions, Michael J. Lukacs

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Examination of Principles of Palliative Care to Bolster the Focus on Quality of Life in Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship, Chelsea A. MacDonald

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"It's certainly someone's job": The roles of health care providers in homelessness prevention, Kayla May

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“I am the expert” : The Process of Adolescent Transition in the Self-Management of Hearing Healthcare. A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study, Christine N. Meston

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Chronic Pain Following Musculoskeletal Injuries: Where Do Familial Factors, Depression, and Distress Fit in?, Shirin Modarresi

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“I can’t be the nurse I want to be”: Stories of moral distress in pediatric oncology nurses’ caregiving narratives, Monica L. Molinaro

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Health Care Initiative to Evaluate the Impact of a Nurse Practitioner Led Community Wound Care Service on Emergency Department Utilization, Sherry Morrell

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Exploring the Burden Experiences of Care Partners for People with Parkinson's Disease Living in Southwestern Ontario, Lisa A. Moszczynski

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Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) Enactment of Dysphagia Education and Counselling in TBI Inpatient Rehabilitation., Stephanie Muir-Derbyshire

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The Experiences of Iraqi Refugees in Canada: A Life History Study of War and Resilience in the Aftermath of Migration, Nada Nessan

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The Role Of Working Memory And Linguistic Knowledge On Language Performance, Theresa Ai Vy Pham

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The Psychosocial and Physical effects of Therapeutic Horseback Riding for Children with Cerebral Palsy, Karen M. Pratt

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The Role of Community Paramedicine Programming in Providing Lift Assists in Southwestern Ontario, Andrew Rosa

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An Exploration of Trauma-and-Violence Informed Care for Supporting Breastfeeding Practices Among Mothers who are At-Risk: The Experiences of Breastfeeding Social Support, Emila Siwik

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The Relation of Auditory Temporal Processing to Language Development and Other Cognitive Processes: Methodological and Conceptual Considerations, Rachael E. Smyth

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Health Concerns of Adolescents and Adults with Spina Bifida, Jessica A. Starowicz

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Investigating Physiological Determinants of Mental Health in Children with Cerebral Palsy, Daniela A. Testani

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Community Health Workers and Trainers Perspectives on Education and Practice: A Qualitative Case Study in the Context of Maternal and Child Health in Rwanda, Damilola Toki

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Objective Measurement Optimization in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, Matthew J. B. Urichuk

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Gender-Based Violence among Women and Girls with Disabilities in Sub-Saharan African Countries: A Scoping Review of the Literature, Aimée Josephine Utuza

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Older Adult Care Transition Experience Following Inpatient Rehabilitation, Patricia Versteegh

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Exploring the Mental Health Experiences of African, Caribbean, and Black Youth in London, Ontario, Lily Yosieph

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