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Palliative care has been identified by the Canadian province of Ontario's Ministry of Health as having fundamental developmental deficiencies. In response to these deficiencies, four initiatives were implemented in 1992: (1) education initiatives for interdisciplinary providers; (2) education initia...
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Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a common but relatively understudied childhood injury that can impact cognitive functioning and development. The present report describes a case study of a 14-year-old boy who sustained two consecutive sports-related mTBIs within a 24 h period. Neurocognitive fu...
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The Play it Cool Safe Hockey Program was designed to enhance the preparation of ice hockey coaches through a structured curriculum, delivered online. The program consists of seven learning modules which included: sportsmanship and ethics, athlete centered/practice playing techniques, skating skills,...
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The reported 7-day dietary intake is described for 60 middle-aged and older middle-class adults aged 45-75 years. The 30 men, who apparently were mostly still moderately active (reported average energy intake for 7-day recording period 11.7 +/- 3.6 MJ/day) showed few deficiencies in the intake of ke...
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Purpose: This study explored the experiences of NICU nurses in caring for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Design: A qualitative research approach was used with open-ended questions employing computer-assisted personal interviews. Sample: Fourteen NICU nurses employed in a regional...
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Despite growing interest in the biomechanical mechanisms of sports-related concussion, ice hockey and the youth sport population has not been studied extensively. The purpose of this pilot study was: 1) to describe the biomechanical measures of head impacts in youth minor ice hockey players; and, 2)...
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The significance of the Internet, as a tool for health researchers has yet to be determined. Although search engines have been developed to use the Internet in health database information retrieval, the current practice is for health researchers to use the Internet as a billboard to post facts and i...
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Head rotation, shoulder extension and rotation, ankle plantar and dorsiflexion, hip flexion, and sit and reach (SR) scores were examined in 41 women and 39 men, aged 45–75 years. The SR gave more reproducible data than the other measurements (intraclass test/retest correlation over 8 months, r = ....
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Background With the invention of the ion-selective electrode (ISE), ionic magnesium (iMg) is a common blood assay. This could be advantageous, as iMg is the biologically active form of Mg. There is some evidence that iMg has considerable within subject variability. Results Individual ranges averag...
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Isometric handgrip force, isokinetic knee flexion and extension torque, and anthropometric data were obtained on 67 older men and women (ranging in age from 45 to 75 years, mean 59.7 years). Hydrostatic and skinfold estimates of lean body mass were quite closely correlated with each other in this sa...
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Cardiorespiratory and gas exchange responses to a moderate, standardized treadmill walking task showed a weak circadian rhythm, with larger superimposed peaks attributable to feeding. However, both rhythms became progressively attenuated during a period of sleep deprivation. A method of exploring th...
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Traditionally data processing in applied biomechanics has relied on descriptive approaches. Although these are effective exploratory techniques, they may not provide an understanding of the interaction between the variables that describe the event across repeated sampling. Factor analysis is a stati...
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Several studies have reported post-exercise increases of urinary concentrations of plasma proteins. However, under normal conditions, through mechanisms of size and electrical charge selection, the kidney restricts the clearance of molecules as large as albumin. Post-exercise increases in albuminuri...
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Formerly a self-governed profession, in the Province of Ontario, Canada, kinesiology was designated a regulated profession under the Regulated Health Professions Act (1991). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the per- ceptions of current health delivery agents to the regulation of kinesiology...
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The purpose of this study was to assess the moderating effect of individual difference variables (need for achievement, perceived personal competence and role clarity) on the relationships between core job dimensions and valued outcomes (motivation, job involvement and the propensity to leave an org...
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The purpose of this methodological investigation, part of a prospective cohort study, was to test the reliability and validity of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form (BSES-SF) among Aboriginal women. The sample comprised 130 breastfeeding Aboriginal women from the postpartum ward of an ...
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The article presents research on the effects of relative age, a person's age compared to those in his peer group, on athletic ability in youth. A survey was conducted of youth hockey players in Canada in which players were evaluated for age, degree of physical maturity as measured by body size and a...
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