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 2014

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Psychometric evaluation of self-report pain and disability measures for elbow disorders, Joshua Vincent

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Examination of the Usability of the IPAD Among Older Adult Consumers, Mike J. Voumvakis

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Releasing the self from the diagnostic straitjacket: Making meaning & creating understanding through dialogic autobiography, Marnie L. Wedlake

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Concept Mapping and the Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) Approach As An Intervention Framework for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Jessie A. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A Comparison of Speech Amplification Devices for Individuals with Parkinson's Disease and Hypophonia, Monika Andreetta

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A Pilot Study To Investigate Concerns In Patients Undergoing Neck Dissection Surgery, Daniel Sundar Raj Arulananda Doss

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Reassembling Knowledge Translation Through a Case of Autism Genomics: Multiplicity and Coordination Amidst Practiced Actor-Networks, Julia J. Bickford

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"Oh, so we're not insured?": Exploring the impact of Ontario's Health Insurance Plan on new permanent residents and healthcare providers, Andrea Bobadilla

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A Baseline Assessment of University Students’ Vitamin D Knowledge, Shaunessey Boland

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Measuring the sixth vital sign: A descriptive analysis of distress in individuals with head and neck cancer and their caregivers, Catherine C. Bornbaum

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Mitigating Risk Factors for Disease Progression in Patients with Varus Gonarthrosis, Angelo Boulougouris

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Academic Achievement of Children and Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder with In-Depth Focus on Written Expression, Heather M. Brown

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Examining the Shift in Occupational Identity after a Brain Injury, Mikelle Bryson-Campbell

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Investigating the Effects of Custom Made Orthotics on Brain Forms: A Pilot Study, Lindsay Carey

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Community Integration After In-Patient Rehabilitation for Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Pilot Study, Chandni Chadha

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A Model to Reduce The Proportion of Inappropriate Referrals to Surgery for Patients With Osteoarthritis: A Pilot Study, Laura K. Churchill

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Construing Natural Restorative Environments in Individuals Treated for Cancer, Adam M.B. Day

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Re-cognizing Power in the Culture of Dementia Care Knowledge, Ryan T. DeForge

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Exploring the Iranian-Canadian Family Experience of Dementia Caregiving: A Phenomenological Study, Sevil Deljavan

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How Age Friendly is This City? Strategies for Assessing Age-Friendliness, Michelle Dellamora

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Governing Occupation Through Constructions of Risk: The Case of the Aging Driver, Silke Dennhardt

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Exploring parental experiences and decision-making processes following a fetal anomaly diagnosis, Ramona L. Fernandez

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Language contributions to health related quality of life in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Katie M. Findlater

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Short Term Treatment Effectiveness And Long Term Prognosis In Patients With Lateral Epicondylosis/Tennis Elbow, Pritika Gogia

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Factors That Contribute To Adverse Events Involving Care- Dependent Community Dwelling Older Adults And Their Caregivers., Dorothy J. Gotzmeister

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Effects of Coordinated Bilateral Hearing Aids and Auditory Training on Sound Localization, Iman Elsabah Ibrahim

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Dual-Task Effects of Walking on Rate of Speech, Dayna Kathleen Jablecki

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"Being Stuck": Understanding the health-related and everyday lived experiences of young mothers in Rexdale, Ontario through a social determinants framework, Jaspreet Kaur

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The Role of the Vestibular and Proprioceptive Systems in Processing Dynamic Sound Localization Cues, Janet Kim

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Auditory Temporal Processing in Children with Specific Language Impairment Compared to Same-Age Controls, Elaine Yuen Ling Kwok

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Causes of Post Stroke Falls Along the Care Continuum: Implications for Improving Patient Safety, Mona Madady

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Motivational Interviewing Via Co-Active Life Coaching as an Intervention for Tobacco Control, Tara Mantler

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An Exploration of Early Childhood Education Students' Knowledge and Preparation to Facilitate Physical Activity for Preschoolers, Olivia Martyniuk

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Effect of Concurrent Walking and Interlocutor Distance on Conversational Speech Intensity and Rate in Parkinson's Disease, Cassandra M. McCaig

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Language in genetics research informed consent: The language gap and unrecognized miscommunication, Justin Morgenstern

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Gait Retraining in Parkinson’s Disease: A Cognitive Cueing Approach, Stephanie J. Morrison

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Addressing Conscientious Objection of Rural Canadian Nurses and Physicians, Natasha T. Morton

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Alignment, Mass and Orthoses in Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis, Rebecca Moyer

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Resilience as health promotion in action: University students who grew up amid violence directed towards their mothers, Tatiana Murkin (Zdyb)

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Word-Finding Difficulties: Exploring Tip-of-the-Tongue States in Young and Old Adults, Allison J. Partridge

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The Impact of Social Integration on The Lived Experience of Resilience Among Women who Lived in Poverty During Childhood, Nedra R. Peter

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The Relationship Between Quality of Parks and Playgrounds and Park-Based Physical Activity in Children, Hammad Ali Qazi

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Prognosis and Movement Patterns in Patients After Rotator Cuff Repair, Jayaprakash Raman

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The Effects of Virtual Rehabilitation Following Acquired Brain Injury: A Feasibility Study, Taylor L. Randall

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Understanding First Nations Young Adults' Health Literacy, Ebony Rempel

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Effect of fluid loss following hemodialysis on tibialis anterior muscle strength in people with end-stage renal disease, Anuradha Sawant

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Short term sensory and vascular responses to physical agent modalities and exercise in healthy volunteers and patients with distal radius fracture., Shaguftha Shaik

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Children At-Risk For Hearing Impairment: A Retrospective Study Of The Ontario Infant Hearing Program Population, Katherine M. Smith

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Effect of Congenital Versus Acquired Varus on Patient-Reported Outcomes After High Tibial Osteotomy, Sherelle T. Solomon

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How power tilt is used in daily life to manage sitting pressure: Perspectives of adults who use power tilt and therapists who prescribe this technology, Laura C. Titus

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The effect of articulation and word-meaning on gait and balance in people with Parkinson’s disease, Kevin Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Physical Therapy Following Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair, Ravindiran Appunni

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Exploring Pregnant Women’s Perceptions and Decision Making of Household Chemicals: Phthalates as a Model, Justin M. Ashley

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Development and Evaluation of an Audiological Outcome Measure Guideline for Use with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool Children, Marlene P. Bagatto

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Sentence Recall in Monolingual and ELL with and without Parental Concerns about Language Development, Areej Mazin Balilah

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Optimizing Physical Function Following Distal Radius Fracture, Siamak Bashardoust Tajali

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Effect of Head Movement on Sound Localization in Real and Simulated Cochlear Implant Users, Kassandra-Anne H. Birtch

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Properties and Applications of Sensory Outcome Measures in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Derek KM Cheung

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Loudness Perception and Speech Intensity Control in Parkinson's Disease, Jenna Paula Clark

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Motor Control of Exercise that Emphasizes Speed Post-stroke, Vicki L. Gray

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The Effects of a Home Based Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Program on Balance Among Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, Michelle L. Gu

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“Okay so remember, this is a drape – not a sheet”: A critical autoethnography of (per)forming the practice(d) body of a Gynecological Teaching Associate, Jodi C. Hall

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Personal Constructs of Saudi Arabian Graduate Students Studying at a Large Canadian University: A Personal Construct Theory Approach, Eradah O. Hamad

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A Profile of Canadians Over the Age of 65 Years Living with Coexisting Vision and Mobility Impairments: A Sequential Mixed Method Analysis, Jessica G. Huber-Wilhelm

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Evaluation of the Utility of Decomposition-Enhanced Spike-Triggered Averaging Motor Unit Number Estimation as an Outcome Measure for the Study of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Colleen T. Ives

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A critical analysis of discursive practices in personal accounts of “drug” use: Implications for health professional education, Niki Kiepek

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How do parents use health information with the aid of a knowledge broker when living with and caring for their young children with cerebral palsy?, Stephanie E. Lagosky

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The effect of multitalker background noise on speech intelligibility in Parkinson's disease and controls, Talia M. Leszcz

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Understanding the Subjective Norms Surrounding Noise Exposure and Hearing Conservation in Children, Jill E. Lowther

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Familiality of Auditory Evoked Potentials: Preliminary Investigation of the Auditory Brainstem Response and Late Latency Cortical Response, Matthew B. Lucas

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Sexual Trafficking in the Canadian Context: Exploring the Political Landscape, Examining Discourse, and Identifying Health Issues among Women with Lived Experience, Hoda Malakouti-Nejad

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Physical activity among Latino children in London, Ontario: An assessment of physical activity levels, sedentary behaviours, and physical activity-related barriers and facilitators, Gillian E. Mandich

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Feasibility, Effectiveness, Costs and Patient Satisfaction Associated with a Web-based Follow-up Assessment Following Total Joint Arthroplasty, Jacquelyn Marsh

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An integrated knowledge translation experience: Use of the Network of Pediatric Audiologists of Canada to facilitate the development of The University of Western Ontario Pediatric Audiological Monitoring Protocol (UWO PedAMP v1.0)., Sheila T F Moodie

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Speech Compensation to Formant Perturbations in English and Vietnamese Talkers, Linh L.T. Nguyen

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The Change Program: Comparing an Interactive Versus Prescriptive Telephone-Based Behavioural Intervention on the Psychological and Physiological Profiles of University Students with Obesity, Erin S. Pearson

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Enacting Occupation and Identity: Perspectives of Children and Their Parents, Shanon K. Phelan

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Factors in the Client-Clinician Interaction That Are Perceived to Influence Hearing Aid Adoption in First Time Hearing Aid Candidates and Their Rated Importance by Clients and Clinicians, Laya Poost-Foroosh

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Being an Austrian mother with rheumatoid arthritis: An institutional ethnography about the social organization of everyday life, Birgit Prodinger

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Adherence to Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care: The Case of Post-Stroke Depression, Katherine L. Salter

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A Phenomenology of Fall Prevention: Lived-Identity and Careful Practice in Community Outreach Care, James A. Shaw

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Experiences of Muslim women as healthcare professionals in Canada, Annie Siddiqui

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Exploring Exercise and Youth with a Disability, Kimberly B. Simpson

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Exploring Intelligibility in Tracheoesophageal Speech: A Descriptive Analysis, Lindsay E. Sleeth

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Diagnostic Validity of Physical Examination Maneuvers and Patient Reported History for Shoulder Pathology, Lyndsay Somerville

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The effect of concurrent cognitive, linguistic and motor tasks on speech intensity in Parkinson’s disease, Teresa J. Valenzano

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How do teachers teach students with working memory impairments in the regular classroom? A grounded theory approach, Laura Vanderlaan

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The Influence of the Childcare Environment on Physical Activity among Preschool-Aged Children: A Feasibility Study, Leigh M. Vanderloo

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The Process of Informed Decision-Making About Prenatal Screening: Patient Education Materials, Policy, and Pregnant Women's Perspectives, Meredith G. Vanstone

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Under a Bridge, At Missions and Shelters, In Alleyways, Wherever I Woke Up: An Exploration of How Structural and Everyday Factors Impact Mental Health Issues and Survival Strategies Among Young Homeless Women in London, Ontario, Louise M. Vesanen

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Acoustic Signal Encoding in Children with Auditory Processing Disorders, Chris M. Allan

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Walk Softly and Carry a Big Stick: Strategies to Decrease Dynamic Knee Joint Loading, Daniel J. Bechard

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Non-Quiet Listening for Children with Hearing Loss: An Evaluation of Amplification Needs and Strategies, Jeff Crukley

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The effects of leg length discrepancy on gait and balance, Colin E. Dombroski

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Understanding the Roles of Physiotherapists Within Ontario Primary Health Care Teams: A Mixed Methods Inquiry, Sinead P. Dufour

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Development and Testing of a Low Vision Product Selection Instrument (LV-PSI): A Mixed-Methods Approach, Daniel Fok

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Critically exploring the challenges of successful integration for French-speaking newcomers from visible minority groups within London, Ontario’s Francophone minority community, Suzanne N. Huot

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Fatigue and Mobility Post-Stroke, Svetlana Knorr

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Authentic Occupational Therapy: A genealogy of normative technology in occupational therapy, Daniel K. Molke Mr.

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Motivational Coaching: Its Efficacy as an Obesity Intervention and a Profile of Professional Coaches, Courtney E. Newnham-Kanas