D Brooks

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Discharge criteria from perioperative physical therapy
    Dina Brooks
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Chest 121:488-94. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint The acute effects of a rollator in individuals with COPD
    Renu Gupta
    Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 26:107-11. 2006
  3. pmc Characterization of pulmonary rehabilitation programs in Canada in 2005
    Dina Brooks
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can Respir J 14:87-92. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Defining the relationship between average daily energy expenditure and field-based walking tests and aerobic reserve in COPD
    Kylie Hill
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7, Canada
    Chest 141:406-12. 2012
  5. pmc Using wireless technology in clinical practice: does feedback of daily walking activity improve walking outcomes of individuals receiving rehabilitation post-stroke? Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Avril Mansfield
    Balance Mobility and Falls Clinic and Mobility Research Team, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMC Neurol 13:93. 2013
  6. pmc Effectiveness of early discharge planning in acutely ill or injured hospitalized older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Mary T Fox
    School of Nursing, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 13:70. 2013
  7. pmc Reaching consensus on the physiotherapeutic management of patients following upper abdominal surgery: a pragmatic approach to interpret equivocal evidence
    Susan D Hanekom
    Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Francie van Zyl Drive, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:5. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Impairments in systems underlying control of balance in COPD
    Marla K Beauchamp
    Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, 160 500 University Ave, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7, Canada
    Chest 141:1496-503. 2012
  9. pmc Ambulatory monitoring of activity levels of individuals in the sub-acute stage following stroke: a case series
    William H Gage
    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, 550 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2A2, Canada
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 4:41. 2007
  10. pmc Changes in spatiotemporal gait variables over time during a test of functional capacity after stroke
    Kathryn M Sibley
    Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 6:27. 2009

Detail Information

Publications84

  1. ncbi request reprint Discharge criteria from perioperative physical therapy
    Dina Brooks
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Chest 121:488-94. 2002
    ..To develop valid and reliable hospital discharge criteria and a scoring system that would be used to assess when a patient should be discharged from perioperative physical therapy (PT) care...
  2. ncbi request reprint The acute effects of a rollator in individuals with COPD
    Renu Gupta
    Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 26:107-11. 2006
    ..To investigate whether the acute benefits of rollator use are consistent over time in individuals with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
  3. pmc Characterization of pulmonary rehabilitation programs in Canada in 2005
    Dina Brooks
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can Respir J 14:87-92. 2007
    ..National surveys of PR programs provide important information regarding the structure, content and organization of these programs...
  4. doi request reprint Defining the relationship between average daily energy expenditure and field-based walking tests and aerobic reserve in COPD
    Kylie Hill
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7, Canada
    Chest 141:406-12. 2012
    ..The aims of this study were to determine which tests of exercise capacity relate to average daily energy expenditure (DEE) and to quantify aerobic reserve during daily life in people with COPD...
  5. pmc Using wireless technology in clinical practice: does feedback of daily walking activity improve walking outcomes of individuals receiving rehabilitation post-stroke? Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Avril Mansfield
    Balance Mobility and Falls Clinic and Mobility Research Team, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMC Neurol 13:93. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of accelerometer-based feedback of daily walking activity during rehabilitation on the frequency and duration of walking post-stroke...
  6. pmc Effectiveness of early discharge planning in acutely ill or injured hospitalized older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Mary T Fox
    School of Nursing, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 13:70. 2013
    ..Early discharge planning may reduce lengths of hospital stay and hospital readmissions; however, its effectiveness with acutely admitted older adults is unclear...
  7. pmc Reaching consensus on the physiotherapeutic management of patients following upper abdominal surgery: a pragmatic approach to interpret equivocal evidence
    Susan D Hanekom
    Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Francie van Zyl Drive, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:5. 2012
    ..The Delphi process has been proposed as a pragmatic methodology to guide clinical practice when evidence is equivocal...
  8. doi request reprint Impairments in systems underlying control of balance in COPD
    Marla K Beauchamp
    Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, 160 500 University Ave, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7, Canada
    Chest 141:1496-503. 2012
    ..We aimed to determine the specific components of balance that are impaired in COPD and to investigate the association among balance, peripheral muscle strength, and physical activity...
  9. pmc Ambulatory monitoring of activity levels of individuals in the sub-acute stage following stroke: a case series
    William H Gage
    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, 550 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2A2, Canada
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 4:41. 2007
    ..A case-study approach was used to examine the activity levels and associated physiological load of patients with stroke throughout a day...
  10. pmc Changes in spatiotemporal gait variables over time during a test of functional capacity after stroke
    Kathryn M Sibley
    Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 6:27. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine if spatial and temporal gait variables deteriorate during an extended bout of walking in a test of functional capacity after stroke...
  11. pmc Feasibility and effects of adapted cardiac rehabilitation after stroke: a prospective trial
    Ada Tang
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Canada
    BMC Neurol 10:40. 2010
    ..A secondary objective was to determine the program's effects on aerobic and walking capacity, and stroke risk factors...
  12. pmc Reliability and validity of the AGREE instrument used by physical therapists in assessment of clinical practice guidelines
    Joy C MacDermid
    School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:18. 2005
    ..This study evaluated the reliability and validity of physical therapists using the AGREE to assess quality of CPGs relevant to physical therapy practice...
  13. ncbi request reprint Is inspiratory muscle training effective for individuals with cervical spinal cord injury? A qualitative systematic review
    Dina Brooks
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Clin Rehabil 19:237-46. 2005
    ..To perform a systematic review to determine the effect of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) in adults with cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI)...
  14. ncbi request reprint User perspectives on issues that influence the quality of daily life of ventilator-assisted individuals with neuromuscular disorders
    Dina Brooks
    University of Toronto, Department of Physical Therapy, Room 848, 500 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V7, Canada
    Can Respir J 11:547-54. 2004
    ..Participants described their daily life experiences and perceptions of the factors that limited or enhanced their quality. Interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed and analyzed for emergent codes and themes...
  15. doi request reprint Sleep-disordered breathing in patients enrolled in an inpatient stroke rehabilitation program
    Dina Brooks
    Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:659-62. 2010
    ..To report the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in an inpatient stroke rehabilitation unit and to explore correlations with functional status and health-related quality of life...
  16. ncbi request reprint Validity of 3 physical performance measures in inpatient geriatric rehabilitation
    Dina Brooks
    Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:105-10. 2006
    ..To evaluate the construct validity and the responsiveness of 3 measures of physical performance measures as outcome measures for frail older persons...
  17. doi request reprint Impairments in balance discriminate fallers from non-fallers in COPD
    M K Beauchamp
    Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Respir Med 103:1885-91. 2009
    ..Further investigation of balance and risk of falls is warranted in these patients. The objective of this study was to determine the clinical measures that discriminate fallers from non-fallers among patients with COPD...
  18. doi request reprint Perspectives of personal support workers and ventilator-users on training needs
    Dina Brooks
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Patient Educ Couns 71:244-50. 2008
    ..As part of a larger qualitative study exploring relationships between ventilator-users and PSWs, this project explored training experiences and needs of PSWs from the perspectives of both groups...
  19. ncbi request reprint The feasibility of six-minute and two-minute walk tests in in-patient geriatric rehabilitation
    Dina Brooks
    Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Aging 26:159-62. 2007
    ..To evaluate the feasibility of the 6-minute and 2-minute walk tests in frail older persons...
  20. doi request reprint How should we measure arm exercise capacity in patients with COPD? A systematic review
    Tania Janaudis-Ferreira
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, University of Toronto, 160 500 University Ave, Toronto, ON, M5G1V7, Canada
    Chest 141:111-20. 2012
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  21. ncbi request reprint The two-minute walk test as a measure of functional capacity in cardiac surgery patients
    Dina Brooks
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:1525-30. 2004
    ..To examine construct validity and sensitivity of the two-minute walk test (2MWT) in cardiac surgery patients...
  22. ncbi request reprint The development of a helpline for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    Dina Brooks
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 500 University Avenue, Room 848, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5G 1V7
    Patient Educ Couns 54:329-36. 2004
    ..The goal of the helpline is to assist individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) better manage their disease through improved understanding of COPD, its symptoms and treatment...
  23. ncbi request reprint Clinical practice guidelines for suctioning the airway of the intubated and nonintubated patient
    D Brooks
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can Respir J 8:163-81. 2001
    ..To provide physicians, physiotherapists, nurses and respiratory therapists with guidelines for the application of airway suctioning...
  24. ncbi request reprint The 2-minute walk test as a measure of functional improvement in persons with lower limb amputation
    D Brooks
    Clinical Evaluation and Research Unit, West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 82:1478-83. 2001
    ..To determine the construct validity and responsiveness of the 2-minute walk test as a measure of function in individuals with lower extremity amputation...
  25. ncbi request reprint The flutter device and expiratory pressures
    Dina Brooks
    Department of Physical Therapy, The University of Toronto, 256 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W5, Canada
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 22:53-7. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of airflow and the incline of the device at the mouth on expiratory pressure and oscillation frequency...
  26. ncbi request reprint A survey of suctioning practices among physical therapists, respiratory therapists and nurses
    D Brooks
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Can Respir J 6:513-20. 1999
    ..To assess the current tracheal and oropharyngeal suctioning practice variability within and among the professions of physical therapy, respiratory therapy and nursing...
  27. ncbi request reprint The effect of postrehabilitation programmes among individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    D Brooks
    Dept of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and West Park Healthcare Centre, Ontario, Canada
    Eur Respir J 20:20-9. 2002
    ..There was a clear deterioration in functional exercise capacity and health-related quality of life after completion of respiratory rehabilitation but no difference between the groups...
  28. ncbi request reprint Reliability of the two-minute walk test in individuals with transtibial amputation
    Dina Brooks
    Clinical Evaluation and Research Unit, West Park Healthcare Centre, 82 Buttonwood Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6M 2J5, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:1562-5. 2002
    ..To determine inter- and intrarater reliability of the two-minute walk test (2MWT) in individuals with transtibial amputation...
  29. ncbi request reprint Comparison between an indoor and an outdoor 6-minute walk test among individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Dina Brooks
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:873-6. 2003
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  30. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary rehabilitation programs in Canada: national survey
    D Brooks
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Can Respir J 6:55-63. 1999
    ..To characterize pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) programs in terms of their type, size, duration, patient population, content and staffing...
  31. doi request reprint Perceptions of bed days for individuals with chronic illness in extended care facilities
    Mary T Fox
    Faculty of Health, School of Nursing, York University, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Res Nurs Health 32:335-44. 2009
    ..The results suggest patients schedule bed days to manage several health related symptoms. Based on our findings, nurses could help patients to alternate daily upright activity with rest to mitigate the known consequences of bed days...
  32. doi request reprint Characteristics of people with chronic lung disease who rest during the six-minute walk test
    Rebecca Wong
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:1765-9. 2010
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  33. doi request reprint Differences in sleep complaints in adults with varying levels of bed days residing in extended care facilities for chronic disease management
    Mary T Fox
    Faculty of Health, School of Nursing, York University, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Nurs Res 19:181-202. 2010
    ..Based on the findings, nurses may assess subjective insomnia and explore sleep hygiene strategies, such as increasing time out of bed with patients who have high levels of 5 to 7 bed days...
  34. doi request reprint Pulmonary rehabilitation after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in patients who previously completed a pulmonary rehabilitation program
    S J Carr
    West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 29:318-24. 2009
    ..Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) impair health-related quality of life (HRQL). We evaluated the effect of an abbreviated repeat pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program on HRQL after an AECOPD...
  35. ncbi request reprint A qualitative systematic overview of the measurement properties of functional walk tests used in the cardiorespiratory domain
    S Solway
    Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Chest 119:256-70. 2001
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Daily utility and satisfaction with rollators among persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Kylie Hill
    Respiratory Medicine, West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1108-13. 2008
    ..To characterize the daily utility and satisfaction with rollators in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  37. doi request reprint Modifying track layout from straight to circular has a modest effect on the 6-min walk distance
    Vishal Bansal
    West Park Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Chest 133:1155-60. 2008
    ..We evaluated the effect of modifying track layout on walk distance and examined the agreement and repeatability of distances measured on different tracks...
  38. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the effects of music on dyspnea during exercise in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a pilot study
    Dina Brooks
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Room 848, 500 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V7
    Rehabil Nurs 28:192-6. 2003
    ..05). Despite some positive trends, this study did not provide conclusive evidence to support the efficacy of listening to music during exercise; further research is needed to support this intervention...
  39. doi request reprint Effects of an aerobic exercise program on aerobic capacity, spatiotemporal gait parameters, and functional capacity in subacute stroke
    Ada Tang
    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Ontario, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 23:398-406. 2009
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Effect of rollator use on health-related quality of life in individuals with COPD
    Renu B Gupta
    University of Toronto, West Park Healthcare Centre, 82 Buttonwood Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada M6M 2J5
    Chest 130:1089-95. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of rollator use on health-related quality of life in patients with COPD...
  41. doi request reprint Cardiac rehabilitation after stroke-need and opportunity
    Ada Tang
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 29:97-104. 2009
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Inspiratory muscle training compared with other rehabilitation interventions in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis
    Jean Crowe
    School of Rehabilitation Science, IAHS Room 403, McMaster University, 1400 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    COPD 2:319-29. 2005
    ..Further trials are required to investigate the effect of IMT (or combined IMT) compared to other rehabilitation inventions for outcomes such as dyspnea, exercise tolerance, and quality of life...
  43. pmc Perspectives that influence action plans for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    S Costi
    West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, Ontario M6M 2J5
    Can Respir J 13:362-8. 2006
    ..Although patient self-management through an individualized action plan (AP) can help with early initiation of therapy, its use is critically dependent on the patient recognizing the features of an exacerbation...
  44. doi request reprint Interval versus continuous training in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease--a systematic review
    Marla K Beauchamp
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, 500 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Thorax 65:157-64. 2010
    ....
  45. doi request reprint A case study of the changing nature of a non-government organisation: a focus on disability and development
    Karen K Yoshida
    Department of Physical Therapy, Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil 31:675-83. 2009
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe the changing nature, process and structure of an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) in response to internal and external factors...
  46. ncbi request reprint Self-care approaches to managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a provincial survey
    Lisa C Cicutto
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Respir Med 100:1540-6. 2006
    ..Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common chronic respiratory condition associated with considerable personal and social burden yet little is known about how patients manage their condition...
  47. doi request reprint Evaluation of gait symmetry after stroke: a comparison of current methods and recommendations for standardization
    Kara K Patterson
    Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Gait Posture 31:241-6. 2010
    ..Future work should focus on establishing the intra-individual variability of these measures and linking them to mechanisms of gait dysfunction...
  48. pmc Cardiac Home Education and Support Trial (CHEST): a pilot study
    Monica J Parry
    Cardiac Surgery, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston and Toronto, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 25:e393-8. 2009
    ..Increased patient acuity and reduced hospital length of stays leave individuals ill prepared for their recovery...
  49. doi request reprint Pain experiences of men and women after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Monica Parry
    Nurse Practitioner Programs, Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 25:E9-E15. 2010
    ..The objective of the study was to compare the prevalence and severity of pain and pain-related interference with activities in men and women 9 weeks after CABG surgery...
  50. doi request reprint Voluntary activation failure contributes more to plantar flexor weakness than antagonist coactivation and muscle atrophy in chronic stroke survivors
    Cliff S Klein
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 109:1337-46. 2010
    ..Our findings suggest that plantar flexor weakness in mobile chronic stroke survivors reflects mostly voluntary activation failure, with smaller contributions from antagonist activity and atrophy...
  51. ncbi request reprint Self-care issues from the perspective of individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Lisa Cicutto
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, 50 St George Street, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5S 3H4
    Patient Educ Couns 55:168-76. 2004
    ..Health professionals should use approaches that support the whole needs of the individual to achieve the best quality of life for individuals with COPD and their families...
  52. ncbi request reprint The short-term effect of a rollator on functional exercise capacity among individuals with severe COPD
    Sherra Solway
    Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Chest 122:56-65. 2002
    ..This study was conducted to examine the short-term effects of using a rollator on functional exercise capacity among individuals with COPD and to characterize which individuals benefit most from its use...
  53. pmc The precarious balance between 'supply' and 'demand' for health care: the increasing global demand for rehabilitation service for individuals living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Michel D Landry
    Correspondence Michel D Landry Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Canada
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 3:393-6. 2008
    ..Although implementing PR programs require commitment and financial investment, we argue that such investments would yield important social and aggregated financial cost savings in the long term...
  54. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in completion of a 12-month cardiac rehabilitation programme: an analysis of 5922 women and men
    Susan Marzolini
    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:698-703. 2008
    ..The reasons for greater premature withdrawal from cardiac rehabilitation programmes (CRP) in women compared with men and differences in baseline predictors of withdrawal have not been extensively studied...
  55. doi request reprint Effects of inspiratory muscle training in cystic fibrosis: a systematic review
    W Darlene Reid
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Muscle Biophysics Laboratory, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Clin Rehabil 22:1003-13. 2008
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  56. ncbi request reprint Acute exacerbations of COPD in subjects completing pulmonary rehabilitation
    S Jocelyn Carr
    Department of Physical Therapy, 160 500 University Ave, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7 Canada
    Chest 132:127-34. 2007
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Inspiratory muscle training compared with other rehabilitation interventions in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review update
    Kelly O'Brien
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 28:128-41. 2008
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Effects of extended effortful activity on spatio-temporal parameters of gait in individuals with stroke
    Kathryn M Sibley
    Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Gait Posture 27:387-92. 2008
    ..Such activity-specific effects may have clinical applications for stroke patients and other populations with gait deviations...
  59. doi request reprint The feasibility of an electronic reflective practice exercise among physiotherapy students
    Brenda Mori
    Department of Physical Therapy, St Michael s Hospital, Center for Faculty Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    Med Teach 30:e232-8. 2008
    ..The clinical component of health professional curriculum is a natural component where reflective practice skills can be developed. Electronic means will help students and faculty stay in contact during clinical internships...
  60. doi request reprint Feasibility of adapted aerobic cycle ergometry tasks to encourage paretic limb use after stroke: a case series
    Kathryn M Sibley
    Institute of Medical Science, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurol Phys Ther 32:80-7. 2008
    ..Further work is necessary to refine adapted tasks for optimal effectiveness, and consideration of additional methods that permit differential interlimb loading may have additional value...
  61. ncbi request reprint Nutritional intervention in COPD: a systematic overview
    I Ferreira
    Departments of Medicine, the University of Toronto and Respiratory Medicine, West Park Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Chest 119:353-63. 2001
    ..We conducted a systematic overview of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to clarify the contribution of nutritional supplementation for patients with stable COPD...
  62. ncbi request reprint Nutritional support for individuals with COPD: a meta-analysis
    I M Ferreira
    Respitratory Medicine Program, West Park Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Chest 117:672-8. 2000
    ..Nutritional support may therefore be a useful part of their comprehensive care...
  63. ncbi request reprint Effect of oxygen on health quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with transient exertional hypoxemia
    Mika L Nonoyama
    West Park Healthcare Centre, 82 Buttonwood Avenue, Toronto, ON, M6M 2J5 Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:343-9. 2007
    ..Ambulatory oxygen improves acute exercise performance in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This improvement may not translate into symptomatic benefit for patients during activities of daily living...
  64. pmc Increasing patient-initiation of cardiac rehabilitation referral in female percutaneous coronary intervention patients
    Sherry L Grace
    York University, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Toronto, ON
    Can J Cardiovasc Nurs 15:23-7. 2005
    ..99, p=.01), and there was a trend toward increased referral when compared to control patients (chi2(1)=2.83, p=.09). Gaps in secondary prevention are noted, and areas for improved referral of women patients to CR are discussed...
  65. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing exercise participation by older adults requiring chronic hemodialysis: a qualitative study
    Pia C Kontos
    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, 11035 550 University Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G 2A2
    Int Urol Nephrol 39:1303-11. 2007
    ..A shift is required in the culture of ESRD treatment programs towards a wellness perspective that includes expectations of exercise encouragement by the health care team and participation by patients...
  66. doi request reprint Effect of pulmonary rehabilitation on balance in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Marla K Beauchamp
    Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:1460-5. 2010
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Pre-coronary artery bypass graft measures and enrollment in cardiac rehabilitation
    Shawn Brady
    Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, Ontario
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 25:343-9. 2005
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  68. doi request reprint Survey of fitness facilities for individuals post-stroke in the Greater Toronto Area
    Amy Fullerton
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 33:713-9. 2008
    ..Many facilities expressed interest in offering specific fitness programs for individuals post-stroke; therefore, barriers must be addressed to facilitate the development of these programs...
  69. ncbi request reprint Sleep architecture in a canine model of obstructive sleep apnea
    R L Horner
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    Sleep 21:847-58. 1998
    ..Rather, repeated sleep disruption due to the effects of repetitive apneas and hypoxia may lead to an increased REM sleep drive that manifests itself as a REM sleep rebound during recovery sleep after OSA...
  70. ncbi request reprint Long term follow-up of ventilated patients with thoracic restrictive or neuromuscular disease
    Dina Brooks
    West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Can Respir J 9:99-106. 2002
    ....
  71. pmc Physical therapy practice patterns in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Leslie Harth
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Can Respir J 16:86-92. 2009
    ..The present study aimed to examine the current practice patterns of physical therapists involved in the management of patients hospitalized with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
  72. ncbi request reprint Measurement properties of the SenseWear armband in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Kylie Hill
    Respiratory Medicine, West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Thorax 65:486-91. 2010
    ..In people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), EE estimated using the SAB (EE(SAB)) is a popular outcome measure. However, a detailed analysis of the measurement properties of the SAB in COPD is lacking...
  73. doi request reprint Repeat pulmonary rehabilitation programs confer similar increases in functional exercise capacity to initial programs
    Kylie Hill
    Department of Respirology, West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 28:410-4. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to compare measures of functional exercise capacity collected during initial and repeat PR programs...
  74. doi request reprint Use of the six-minute walk test poststroke: is there a practice effect?
    Jean Liu
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1686-92. 2008
    ....
  75. doi request reprint Availability, characteristics, and barriers of rehabilitation programs in organ transplant populations across Canada
    T Trojetto
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Clin Transplant 25:E571-8. 2011
    ..Rehabilitation can play an integral role in pre- and post-transplantation management, and barriers to access and provision of rehabilitation for organ transplant populations should be examined further...
  76. doi request reprint A demonstration project of a multi-component educational intervention to improve integrated post-fracture osteoporosis care in five rural communities in Ontario, Canada
    S B Jaglal
    Osteoporosis Research Program, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 20:265-74. 2009
    ..One hundred and twenty-five patients pre- intervention and 149 post-intervention were compared. No significant improvement in post-fracture care was documented suggesting that a more targeted intervention is needed...
  77. pmc Referral to and discharge from cardiac rehabilitation: key informant views on continuity of care
    Sherry L Grace
    University Health Network Women s Health Program, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Eval Clin Pract 12:155-63. 2006
    ..To assess the system-level barriers and facilitators of continuity of care from acute care to cardiac rehabilitation (CR), and from CR discharge to follow-up with primary health care providers...
  78. ncbi request reprint Maximal exercise test results in subacute stroke
    Ada Tang
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:1100-5. 2006
    ..To establish the feasibility and reliability of graded maximal exercise testing, suitability of standard indexes of maximum oxygen consumption (Vo(2)max), and evidence of trial-to-trial practice effects in subacute stroke...
  79. doi request reprint Arm exercise training in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review
    Tania Janaudis-Ferreira
    Respiratory Medicine, West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 29:277-83. 2009
    ..Therefore, we undertook a systematic review of studies that have investigated the effects of an arm training program (ATP) on symptoms, exercise capacity, and health-related quality of life...
  80. doi request reprint Resistance arm training in patients with COPD: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Tania Janaudis-Ferreira
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Chest 139:151-8. 2011
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  81. doi request reprint Cellular markers of muscle atrophy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Pamela J Plant
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 42:461-71. 2010
    ..We conclude that muscle atrophy associated with COPD results from the recruitment of specific regulators of ubiquitin-mediated proteolytic pathways and inhibition of muscle growth...
  82. ncbi request reprint Inspiratory muscle training in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review
    E Lynne Geddes
    School of Rehabilitation Science, IAHS Room 403, McMaster University, 1400 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ont, Canada L8S 1C7
    Respir Med 99:1440-58. 2005
    ..There was no conclusive evidence regarding quality of life measures. IMT is effective for adults with COPD when using threshold or targeted devices that control or provide a target for training intensity...
  83. pmc Illness perceptions among cardiac patients: relation to depressive symptomatology and sex
    Sherry L Grace
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
    J Psychosom Res 59:153-60. 2005
    ..This study examined cardiovascular disease (CVD) illness perceptions and how they relate to depressive symptomatology among women and men...
  84. ncbi request reprint ATS statement on six-minute walk test
    Dina Brooks
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 167:1287. 2003