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Arterial Stiffness and Walk Time in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease
BACKGROUND: End-stage renal disease patients experience increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease. Heart-artery interaction may be shifted, impacting blood pressure lability, and exercise tolerance. The coupling ratio ...
Adaptation and Generalization to Opposing Perturbations in Walking
(Elsevier Inc., 2013-08)
Little is known on how the CNS would select its movement options when a person faces a novel or recurring perturbation of two opposing types (slip or trip) while walking. The purposes of this study were (1) to determine ...
Role of Altered Vision and Proprioception in Control of Posture
The primary objective of this dissertation was to investigate the role of altered vision and proprioception in the control of vertical posture. Four separate experiments involving 38 healthy subjects were conducted to study ...
Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary outcomes of the Fortalezas Familiares intervention for Latino families facing maternal depression
(Wiley Periodicals Inc., 2013-09)
This pilot study examined the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary outcomes of a linguistically- and culturally-adapted intervention for immigrant Latina mothers with depression and their families. Fortalezas ...
An Adjunct Intervention for Management of Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (AECOPD)
(Mary Ann Liebert, 2013-02)
Objectives: Application of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation over acupuncture points (Acu-TENS) is a noninvasive intervention that has recently been shown to alleviate dyspnea in patients with stable chronic ...
Perceptual response and information pick-up strategies within a family of sports
The purpose of this study was to determine whether and how the perceptual response of athletes differed depending on their sporting expertise. This was achieved by comparing the responses of tennis and soft tennis players. ...
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: The Short and Long of It
(Mary Ann Liebert, 2013-03)
Alternate Day Fasting with a High Fat Versus Low Fat Diet for Weight Loss and Cardio-Protection
A randomized control trial examining the effects of alternate day fasting (ADF) with a high fat (HF) or low fat (LF) background diet on body weight and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in obese humans was conducted over ...
Physical Activity Intervention for ADHD and DBD
Objective: This study tested the feasibility and impact of an aerobic physical activity intervention for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Disruptive Behavior Disorders (DBD) living in an ...
The Role of Anticipatory Postural Adjustments in Balance Control: Effects of Age and Training
The objective of this thesis was to understand the role of anticipatory postural adjustments (APAs) in compensatory control of posture in healthy young and older adults and the effect of training on the generation and ...