12 pages Published: Mar 2006 GeoOrigin: International
Mancuso, C. A., Sayles, W., Robbins, L., Phillips, E.G., Ravenell, K., Duffy, C., Wenderoth, S. & Charlson, M.E.(2006). Barriers and Facilitators to Healthy Physical Activity in Asthma Patients. Journal of Asthma, 43, 137-143. doi:10.1080/02770900500498584
This link takes you to over 50 informative articles written for practitioners, parents, teachers, facility designers, policy-makers and researchers about physical activity and leisure for people with disabilities.
This link includes information on various topics, including the following:
Lists factors that may indicate initial success after following a physical exercise program for a short time. Discusses tools to measure progress, and goal adjustment. Includes links to related resources. Production of this material has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
pdf file, 50 pages Published: Oct 2008 GeoOrigin: International
This document from the United Kingdom is targeted toward “primary care and other professionals who have a direct or indirect role in, and responsibility for, promoting older people's mental wellbeing. It presents recommendations for promoting the mental wellbeing of older people through occupational therapy and physical activity interventions."
This resource provides plain language information about physical activity for older adults, and links them to additional resources.
Features of this website include:
1) the ability to enlarge the text and change the contrast of text and background to make the page easier to see
2) an option to hear the content of the webpage read aloud.
“Alberta Caregiver College® is a virtual college dedicated to providing courses to enhance the knowledge and skills of caregivers to provide for their family member. The educational programs were developed by the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Capital Health, with contributions from other partnering organizations in Alberta. The individuals who developed the programs are educators and professionals in rehabilitation and geriatrics and include dietitians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, and speech language pathologists.
The Alberta Caregiver College® Support for Caregivers of Older Adults provides resources for the primary caregivers of older adults, often who are frail or with chronic health issues.”
Butcher, S.J., & Jones, R.L. (2006). The Impact of Exercise Training Intensity on Change in Physiological Function in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Sports Medicine, 36, 307-325. doi:10.2165/00007256-200636040-00003
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.
8 pages Published: Mar 2009 GeoOrigin: International
Brodin, N., Swardh, E., Biguet, G.,& Opava, C.H.
(2009). Understanding how to determine the intensity of physical activity-An interview study among individuals with rheumatoid arthritis.
Disability and Rehabilitation: An International, Multidisciplinary Journal,31, 458-465.
The findings of this event can be summarized into three broad categories: youth access to physical activity programming; support for healthy eating approaches among youth; and internal and external influences which affect youth's activity levels and eating habits.
This resource is also available in the Centre library: Population Groups--Children/Youth [file cabinet], ID #725