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 2019

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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An Environmental Scan of Settlement Services for the Integration of Refugee Youth in Southwestern Ontario, Aparna Karky

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The Work of Self-Managing Attendant Services: A Reflexive Ethnographic Study, Erika Katzman

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

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The Listening Shift: Evaluating 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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Understanding the process of recovery from critical illness from the patient perspective: A constructivist grounded theory, Tania Larsen

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Wait Times, Resource Use and Patient-Reported Outcomes for Patients Referred for Total Knee Replacement Surgery, Kate Lebedeva

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Healthy and Happy: Creating and Evaluating a Catalyst to Improve the Health of University Students via an Online Training System, Gillian E. Mandich

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Implementing a technology-based chronic care model: A case study, Rachelle Maskell

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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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Making occupations possible? A critical analysis of social assistance policy in Ontario, Nedra R. Peter

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Partners in Education, Health, and Safety: Development and Implementation of Concussion Policy in Ontario School Boards, Amy E. Robinson

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Exploring The Relationship Between Locomotor Training And Bowel And Bladder Outcomes In Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury: A Scoping Review And Feasibility Study., Anna Rudkovska

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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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Factors that contribute to the process of reporting concussion symptoms experienced by Canadian Football League players, Daryl W. H. Stephenson

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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

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Evaluation of the Construct Validity of the Questionnaire to Identify Knee Symptoms Among Individuals Across Canada with Chronic Knee Pain, James Young

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