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    are dealing with grief and loss are able to cope and stay connected to their communities We will collaborate with seniors and those that work with or support seniors living in small towns and rural areas to learn about what helps rural older adults feel connected The community based research CBR study will focus on Sunrise Health Region in Saskatchewan and include people who live in and around Preeceville and

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/emotional-and-mental-healthcare-supports-for-seniors.php (2015-04-04)
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    Shanthi Johnson PhD Principal Investigator Epidemiological research is undertaken to assess the trends and patterns of falls among the elderly in rural and urban areas and to develop evidence based interventions from a system wide perspective Intervention research on the role of community based interventions involving exercise and nutrition to improve an individual s capacity to carry out activities of daily living and to decrease the frequency of debilitating falls is examined through the Falls Prevention Research Laboratory Located in the Centre for Kinesiology Health and Sport at the University of Regina the lab establishes a unique and enhanced institutional research capacity regionally to internationally Fitness and nutrition assessment are integral to this research involving the elderly which is part of a fully integrated and trans disciplinary falls prevention research program The lab provides for both on site research as well as targeted interventions with the elderly confined to home settings Goals Outcomes As well as the institutional research capacity the laboratory provides mentorship and collaborative opportunities among graduate students The lab has been central to Dr Shanthi s Johnson s SPHERU projects including Preventing falls and falls related injuries among seniors in long term care facilities Impact of home

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/falls-grevention-lab.php (2015-04-04)
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    education social services and justice sectors interviews with key informants such as professionals working as service providers for rural youth dealing with substance abuse issues tobacco drugs and alcohol a classroom survey of 954 youth in grades 7 to 12 in 34 schools in rural Saskatchewan focus groups with 25 rural youth in three high schools that had participated in the questionnaire information nights in communities to present the results of the key informant interviews questionnaires and focus groups and to discuss the issues with community members and planning sessions with communities interested in developing strategies to encourage healthy lifestyles and reduce risky behaviours for rural youth Goals Outcomes The overall goal of this project was to assess healthy lifestyles and risk behaviours of youth in rural Saskatchewan The information was to help health and education professionals community organizations and policy makers in their efforts to encourage healthy lifestyles and reduce risk behaviours including drug use in the region Four reports were produced surrounding the interviews focus groups and youth survey as well as one with recommendations As well a series of fact sheets and posters examine a number of related topics from the projects such as alcohol use tobacco gambling sexual activity drug use and perceptions of weight Funder Health Canada Saskatoon Health Region Prairie Women s Health Centre of Excellence University of Saskatchewan and St Peter s College Related Documents Saskatchewan Rural Youth Healthy Life Styles and Risk Behaviours Needs Assessment Report on Key Informant Interviews Saskatchewan Rural Youth Healthy Life Styles and Risk Behaviours Needs Assessment Report on Youth Focus Groups Saskatchewan Rural Youth Healthy Life Styles and Risk Behaviours Needs Assessment Report on Youth Survey Saskatchewan Rural Youth Healthy Life Styles and Risk Behaviours Needs Assessment Recommendations report Project Overview Fact Sheet 1 General Health Fact

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/assessing-drug-use-rural-youth.php (2015-04-04)
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    Options in Rural Communities Last Updated February 3 2014 Diane Martz PhD Principal Investigator The Building Quality Child Care Options in Rural Communities project was initiated to address the difficulties experienced by families of young children in the rural Saskatchewan communities of Humboldt and the surrounding area SPHERU researcher Diane Martz and her colleague Reva Bauer conducted the research when Martz was with the Centre for Rural Studies and Enrichment in 2005 Goals Outcomes The main objectives included exploring the barriers and issues for rural families in accessing child care and early learning opportunities for children under the age of 6 years learning from evidence based practice how to foster and strengthen child care options and transmit this knowledge to rural communities working with community groups to develop action plans that will impact factors such as affordability and availability of quality child care and seeking means by which to assist rural communities in the development and support of quality child care options The work included a literature review a review of government policies and practices interviews with child care workers community mapping of variables that affect early childhood development and learning focus groups and community discussions The project resulted in

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/growing-minds.php (2015-04-04)
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    Last Updated February 3 2014 Bonnie Jeffery PhD Principal Investigator This project involved collaboration between SPHERU researchers and the Rosetown Regional Family and Community Support Services RRFCSS to conduct a comprehensive community assessment The multi method project involved an environmental scan semi structured interviews focus groups and a community dialogue night held to share study findings with the public and encourage collective discussion of community strengths challenges and future directions for Rosetown Funded by RRFCSS and the MITACS Accelerate Graduate Research Internship Program the project supported a research mentoring opportunity for Carolyn Tran a University of Regina Faculty of Social Work master s student under the supervision of Juanita Bacsu and Dr Bonnie Jeffery Goals Outcomes The study had two main objectives 1 To identify strengths and challenges of community supports and services in Rosetown and 2 To identify local solutions and prioritize future directions to support the continued growth of Rosetown The project resulted in the development of three reports an environmental scan of Rosetown a toolkit documenting the project s methods and approaches and a final report summarizing the research findings Innovative strategies were used to facilitate effective knowledge translation throughout the project Funders Rosetown Regional Family and

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/community-voices-rosetown.php (2015-04-04)
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    to develop a proposal for a program of research that will generate new knowledge about interventions aiming to improve health equity in children and families Goals Outcomes This study will look at the health differences in children and families who live in well off and less well off neighbourhoods in Saskatoon A team comprised of researchers from the universities in Saskatchewan the health region health quality council a city councillor

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/ir-to-reduce-childfamily-health-inequity-urban-setting-.php (2015-04-04)
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    20 2012 Nazeem Muhajarine PhD Co Investigator At present globalization may represent the single most important contextual element that determines the social and economic policy choices of governments Goals Outcomes This project led by Principal Investigator Ron Labonte of the University of Ottawa provides opportunities for knowledge exchange and methodological cross fertilization that are not now available investigates the impact of globalization on disparities in health at the local municipal

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/globalization-and-the-health-of-canadians.php (2015-04-04)
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    and clinical perspectives For a five year period the network led by Principal Investigator Dan Goldowitz of the University of British Columbia will work to improve understanding behind the causes of neurological deficits Goals Outcomes The initial focus will be on autism spectrum disorder fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy Researchers will explore how the normal brain develops how to detect abnormalities and how to repair the damaged brain

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/neurodevnet.php (2015-04-04)
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