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The relative age effect (RAE) shows that the older one is relative to one's peers in the same grouping or junior sport team the greater the probability of eventually becoming an elite athlete. The present study tracked the existence of the RAE among elite male and female Canadian ice hockey players ...
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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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Background: Wizards of Motion is a program of curriculum delivery through which experts in Kinesiology introduce grade 7 students to applications of physics for human movement. The program is linked closely to Ministry of Education curriculum requirements but includes human movement applications and...
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This poster/demo describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of an "on-line" introduction to an undergraduate course in quantitative methods. The virtual curriculum modules developed for the course provided a forum in which information, knowledge, expertise, and questions could be expl...
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Not only is there a higher prevalence of concussion in junior, amateur and professional sport, but societal knowledge about concussion is greater than ever before. Current concussion research looks to prevent, manage and treat concussions. Little research has been done on the long-term impacts of pr...
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The purpose of this presentation is to describe an approach in which bivariate correlation followed by exploratory factor analysis and structural equation modelling was used to make sense of kinematic parameters for the purpose of predicting time to skate six meters. Two studies were completed in or...
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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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Concerns associated with head injuries have come to the forefront as head trauma events in the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Football League (NFL) bring to light the prevalence and effects of concussions. Accordingly, proper assessment and management of head injuries are growing areas of...
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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 a study which examines whether chronological age within the 2-year age bands of Canadian youth ice hockey players influences the proportion of injury. It states that a retrospective secondary analysis was carried out with the use of data from the Canadian Hospitals Injury Report...
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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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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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In this study the authors examine the test–retest reliability and concurrent validity of the Repeat Ice Skating Test (RIST). This was an on-ice field anaerobic test that measured average peak power and was validated with 3 anaerobic lab tests: (a) vertical jump, (b) the Margaria–Kalamen stair te...
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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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Injuries from overuse as well as direct trauma are common among athletes. The ability to respond adaptively to pain may be a function of an athlete’s pain anxiety – defined as fearful and anxious responses toward pain. Investigating the underlying constructs of pain anxiety may have important im...
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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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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...