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Community engaged scholarship to catalyze innovation: a case study of the uptake of portable inhalers for respiratory medication in a pediatric emergency department in Nova Scotia
(Longwoods Publishing, 2016)
This commentary, in response to Tamblyn et al. (2016), provides a case study of the uptake of metered-dose inhalers with spacers to deliver respiratory medication in a pediatric emergency department in Nova Scotia. Our ...
Age-related changes in trunk neuromuscular activation patterns during a controlled functional transfer task include amplitude and temporal synergies
While healthy aging is associated with physiological changes that can impair control of trunk motion, few studies examine how spinal muscle responses change with increasing age. This study examined whether older (over 65 ...
Temporal Patterns of the Trunk Muscles Remain Altered in a Low Back–Injured Population Despite Subjective Reports of Recovery
Objective To compare temporal activation patterns from 24 abdominal and lumbar muscles between healthy subjects and those who reported recovery from recent low back injury (LBI). Design Cross-sectional comparative ...
Reliability of surface electromyographic recordings during walking in individuals with knee osteoarthritis
To determine test–retest reliability of a surface electromyographic protocol designed to measure knee joint muscle activation during walking in individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Twenty-one individuals with moderate ...
Maximal voluntary isometric contraction exercises: A methodological investigation in moderate knee osteoarthritis
Purpose: The objectives were, (i) to determine whether differences exist in relative activation amplitudes for participants with asymptomatic knees and participants with moderate medial compartment knee osteoarthritis ...
Lessons learned from the implementation of a provincial breastfeeding policy in Nova Scotia, Canada and the implications for childhood obesity prevention
Healthy public policy plays a central role in creating environments that are supportive of health. Breastfeeding, widely supported as the optimal mode for infant feeding, is a critical factor in promoting infant health. ...
Relationship between knee adduction moment patterns extracted using principal component analysis and discrete measures with different amplitude normalizations: Implications for knee osteoarthritis progression studies.
BACKGROUND: Knee adduction moment discrete features (peaks and impulses) are commonly reported in knee osteoarthritis gait studies, but they do not necessarily capture loading patterns. Principal component analysis ...
Neuromuscular alterations exist with knee osteoarthritis presence and severity despite walking velocity similarities
Background Neuromuscular strategies during walking in individuals with knee osteoarthritis are being explored for diagnostic information; however, isolating differences to disease progression is difficult given walking ...
HIV and disability: a pilot study exploring the use of the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills to measure daily life performance
Introduction: Limitations in performing activities of daily living (ADL) are important indicators of health and overall wellness, yet relatively few studies specifically identify the ADL abilities of people living with ...
Parents of Children Living with a Neurological Condition
We spoke to parents of 74 children living with a neurological condition. Many of the families share similar experiences, concerns and challenges. This Fact Sheet details their experiences.