9 pages Published: Jun 2010 GeoOrigin: International
Cohen, M.D., Cutaia, M. (2010). A novel approach to measuring activity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: using 2 activity monitors to classify daily activity. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention,30, 186-194. doi:10.1097/HCR.0b013e3181d0c191
Here you will find a variety of fact sheets concerning arthritis. There are general fact sheets for the different types of arthritis, medication use, healthy living and pain control. Some notable ones are:
PDF file, 2 pages Published: Dec 2011 GeoOrigin: Alberta
This Research Update article discusses the findings of a research study that examined the accessibility and availability of food items in the diet plans of low-income, elderly people with type 2 diabetes, living in the City of Edmonton. The findings serve to outline some of the challenges faced by the elderly in following a diabetes diet, particularly those with low income who may experience food insecurity.
In 2009, Dr. Karen Lee delivered a presentation on creating built environments that encourage people to be more physically active and to do physical activity as part of their daily routine (e.g., take the stairs instead of the elevator).
Karen's presentation was built around her work as deputy director for the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Here you will find access to her presentation slides and links to the renowned Fit-City conferences.
html file, 2 pages Published: Mar 2003 GeoOrigin: Alberta
This Research Update article summarizes the results of a study of breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer survivors, who were two, five, and 10 years after their first cancer diagnosis.
The study looked at the effect of positive lifestyle behaviours (e.g., not smoking, eating the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables, and physical activity) on survivors' health-related quality of life.
This Research Update article describes an
evaluation framework and study that incorporates
individual, cultural, and community factors
relevant to assessing the effectiveness of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program in northern Saskatchewan communities.
This report presents a scan of research and evaluation activities currently taking place in Alberta in the area of Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention. It also looks at how useful this information is to practitioners.
A link to this resource is unavailable. A hard copy is available in the Centre library: Healthy/Well-being--Chronic Disease Prevention [file cabinet], ID #1306
This is a series of three books that were the outcome of the FIT CITY conference. These books reflect the recommendations for influencing public policy relative to the urban environment and its impact on physical activity and chronic disease prevention.
A link to this resource is unavailable. A hard copy is available in the Centre library: Health/Well-being--Built Environment [file cabinet], ID #1251
9 pages Published: Aug 2010 GeoOrigin: International
Esteban, C., Quintana, J.M., Aburto, M., Moraza, J., Egurrola, M., Pérez-Izquierdo, J., Aizpiri, S., Aguirre, U., Capelastegui, A. (2010).Impact of changes in physical activity on health-related quality of life among patients with COPD. European Respiratory Journal,36, 292-300.
pdf file, 12 pages Published: Jan 2004 GeoOrigin: National
There is a connection between excess weight and the incidence of arthritis. This article reports incidence rates of arthritis, based on data for people aged 40 or older who were followed over six years.
15 pages Published: Dec 2006 GeoOrigin: International
Hughes, S.L., Seymour, R.B., Campbell, R.T., Huber, G., Pollak, N., Sharma, L., Desai, P.
(2006). Long-Term Impact of Fit and Strong! on Older Adults With Osteoarthritis. The Gerontologist, 46,801-814.
301 pages Published: 2003 GeoOrigin: International
The manual combines a literature review with practical applications, incorporating expert analysis and synthesis of obesity treatment and prevention. The book is an important resource that will prepare health professionals and clinicians.
This resource is also available in the Centre library: Health/Well-being--Obesity, ID #871
The toolkit includes various plain language resources you can use as handouts when counselling clients about different aspects of physical activity. In addition, you can also look up references and follow helpful links to other practical resources.
The resources include:
Taking the first step: deciding to be physically active
pdf file, 18 pages Published: 2010 GeoOrigin: National
This discussion paper from the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine (CASM) provides recommendations regarding physical activity with children who have chronic conditions such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, hemophilia, asthma, and cystic fibrosis.
9 pages Published: Jun 2010 GeoOrigin: International
Benzo, R.P., Chang, C.C., Farrell, M.H., Kaplan, R., Ries, A., Martinez, F.J., Wise, R., et al. (2010). Physical activity, health status and risk of hospitalization in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respiration,80,10-18.doi:10.1159/000296504
This is an excellent health communications campaign designed to promote physical activity among Caucasian and African American people who are 45 to 64 years old and have arthritis.
Campaign materials can be downloaded and localized. They include radio spots, brochures, print ads, and posters.
You are also provided with support material, which include a How-to-guide, planning/implementing worksheets, plus much more.
html file, 2 pages Published: 3276 GeoOrigin: Alberta
The American Medical Association has declared physical inactivity as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This Research Update article focused on two studies that support this position as it relates to healthy middle-aged men.
Flynn, M.A., McNeil, D.A., Maloff, B., Mutasingwa, D., Wu, M., Ford, C., et al. (2006). Reducing obesity and related chronic disease risk in children and youth: A synthesis of evidence with "best practice" recommendations. Obesity Reviews, 7(Suppl 1), 7-66.
html file, 2 pages Published: 2003 GeoOrigin: Alberta
This article from Research Update compares the low-carbohydrate, high-protein, high-fat diets popularized by Dr. Atkins vs. the low-calorie, high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet conventionally recommended for weight loss.
PDF file, 4 pages Published: Apr 2009 GeoOrigin: Alberta
Many health care providers and organizations are now offering chronic condition exercise programs (CCEPs). And for good reason. Exercise helps people with chronic health conditions to manage these conditions and improve their quality of life.
This WellSpring identifies promising strategies for how to keep people exercising after they finish a CCEP.
The following topics are covered:
Chronic condition exercise programs (CCEPs): An overview
The problem: Exercise drops off after the CCEP ends
The search for practices to improve exercise maintenance
PDF file, 2 pages Published: Sep 2009 GeoOrigin: Alberta
This Research Update article highlights a study that estimates the impact of physical inactivity on the Canadian health care system. The study estimates how often health care services are being used in association with physical inactivity.
PDF file, 1 page Published: Dec 2008 GeoOrigin: Alberta
The long-term health risks for children with overweight or obesity have been well-established. Typically one thinks of cardiovascular disease or Type 2 diabetes, but one of the other significant risks is developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). It’s estimated that 10-25% of children with overweight or obesity have NAFLD.
Currently, there are no evidenced-based guidelines for how to treat NAFLD in children. This Research Update article explores recent research in establishing healthy eating and physical activity guidelines for treating NAFLD in children.
The Arthritis Foundation has two research publications, Research Update and Research Alert. They outline some of the current arthritis research. Here you will find articles related to healthy living, wellness and exercise.
Some notable articles are:
Regular Walking Nearly Halves Disability Risk
Exercise and Education for Fibromyalgia
Exercise Reverses Aging in Muscle
Healthy Body Weight Helps Delay Disability
Aquatic Exercise and Tai Chi Effective Therapy for Osteoarthritis
Effect of Physical Activity on the Development of Knee Osteoarthritis