Bruce E Oddson

Bruce E Oddson
Laurentian University · School of Human Kinetics

PhD

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Introduction
I have pretty diverse interests but plan to focus on: Wellbeing, Happiness, and Learning.
Additional affiliations
January 2006 - May 2021
Laurentian University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
July 2005 - present
Laurentian University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
September 1995 - July 2001
University of Toronto
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (60)
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Objective This cross-sectional study examined the self-perceived impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on 2,378 education workers in Ontario, Canada, during the second wave.Methods We examined six domains of functioning as per the short version of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule-2.0. Participants selected if their functioning...
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Objective: Patients who are fully recovered from a concussion may still be more vulnerable in the face of subsequent concussions. This study examines symptoms associated with repeated concussions in young and otherwise healthy adults. Design: Cross sectional. Setting: Institutional study at a university setting. Participants: University stud...
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In the Sternberg item recognition task and its variants, an individual's mean reaction time increases with the number of items to be retained in the memory set. An increase in reaction time has also been seen when a secondary task was added. The usual interpretation for this increased reaction time is that adding cognitive load makes tasks more dif...
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In this paper, I (S. L. Deibert) share my story of discovering the relationship between reflexivity, autoethnography, and yoga through a meaningful experience. Yoga has been an important influence on my physical and mental well-being for over a decade, but I did not consider its implications in my academic life until I was asked to write a reflexiv...
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This study looks at the experiences of organizations that have fallen victim to ransomware attacks. Using quantitative and qualitative data of 55 ransomware cases drawn from 50 organizations in the UK and North America, we assessed the severity of the crypto-ransomware attacks experienced and looked at various factors to test if they had an influen...
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Foot-transmitted vibration (FTV) is an occupational hazard in construction, forestry and mining which places workers at risk of vibration-induced white-foot. A universally accepted measurement protocol (MP) for evaluating FTV exposure does not exist. As such, the purpose of this study was to determine the inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of...
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This study looks at the experiences of organisations that have fallen victim to ransomware attacks. Using quantitative and qualitative data of 55 ransomware cases drawn from 50 organisations in the UK and North America, we assessed the severity of the crypto-ransomware attacks experienced and looked at various factors to test if they had an influen...
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To facilitate research and safety studies, it is desirable to identify the minimum number of measurement points needed to characterize the biodynamic response of the foot to vibration exposure. In previous experiments, transmissibility measurements were taken at 24 anatomical locations on the foot when 21 participants were standing with their centr...
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Outdoor adventure education programs often feature common elements, such as backcountry settings, small group sizes, and different levels of challenges. A mandatory outdoor experience program (MOEP), offered at a Canadian university for nearly 50 years, involved a three- to four-day wilderness canoe excursion. Research related to outdoor orientatio...
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The study of mindfulness proceeds from a number of perspectives. Two of the best-known academic conceptualizations of mindfulness are those identified with Kabat-Zinn and Langer. These conceptions, meditative and socio-cognitive, have been built from different foundations and have been argued to be quite distinct. However, Hart, Ivtzan and Hart 1 s...
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Fat oxidation in cold environments and carbohydrate (CHO) use in hot environments are increased during exercise at steady-state submaximal workloads. However, the influence of cold and heat on fat and CHO oxidation curves remain unknown. We therefore examined the influence of a cold and warm ambient temperature on fat and CHO oxidation across a wid...
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Background The Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six (FOCUS) is a 50‐item outcome measure based on the framework and concepts of WHO's International Classification of Functioning. The FOCUS has been shown to capture participation‐level changes associated with speech and language therapy in children 18 to 72 months old, and has establishe...
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Quel regard le référentiel de compétences en enseignement du Québec permet-il de 1 porter sur la compétence en enseignement des stagiaires finissants?
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Objective: To describe physiological responses of mine rescuers during a simulated mine emergency. Methods: Body-worn monitors (n = 74) and core temperature (Tc) capsules (n = 54) assessed heart rate (HR), respiration rate (RR), energy expenditure (EE), oxygen consumption ((Equation is included in full-text article.)), Tc and skin temperature (T...
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Context: Symptom checklist in Sport concussion assessment tool has been widely used in preseason assessment and in concussion diagnosis, but the impact of prior concussions on the graded symptoms after a new concussion has not been evaluated. Objective: This study was undertaken to examine reported symptoms associated with recurrent concussions...
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to identify predictors of communicative participation outcomes for a large cohort of preschoolers with speech and language impairments. Method: A secondary analysis of longitudinal program evaluation data from Ontario, Canada's Preschool Speech and Language Program was done. Data available for 46,872 children 1...
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Objective The aim of the study was to assess the sleep quality, quantity, and fatigue levels of Canadian wildland firefighters while on deployment. Methods Objective and subjective sleep and fatigue measures were collected using actigraphy and questionnaires during non-fire (Base) and fire (Initial Attack and Project) deployments. Results Subopti...
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Aim: To develop statistical models of communicative participation development of preschool children and explore variations by level of function. Method: This was a secondary analysis of data from a longitudinal study of preschool children with speech and language impairments (n=46 872; age range 18-67mo, mean age [SD] 41.76mo [11.92]; 67% male)...
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This study evaluates whether three definitions of rural and urban residence predict prostate cancer progression. People were classified as urban or rural using three definitions: rural and small town (RST), Beale's rural-urban continuum codes, and the Rurality Index of Ontario (RIO) 2008 score. This was a chart-based cohort study of males with pros...
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Aim: To evaluate construct and predictive validity of the Communication Function Classification System (CFCS) for use with preschool children with a range of speech and language disorders. Method: Seventy-seven preschool children with speech and language disorders (50 males, 27 females; mean 2y 7mo, standard deviation [SD] 1y) participated in th...
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Purpose: This study evaluates the potential impact of three definitions of rural and urban residence on the prediction of prostate cancer progression. Methods: This was a chart-based cohort study of males with prostate cancer who underwent external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) at the Regional Cancer Program at Health Sciences North in Sudbury Onta...
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Passionate activities can be a source of pleasure and meaning. According to the Dualistic Model of Passion individuals can have either a harmonious or an obsessive passion for an activity. Where harmonious passions provide positive emotional experience, obsessive passions do not. Fredrickson’s broaden-and-build theory holds that ongoing positive ex...
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We report on an environmental scan (ES) of adventure therapy (AT) literature, organizations, and activities in Canada. The ES methodology involved (a) an examination of final reports related to a series of national symposiums on AT in Canada, (b) a review of academic literature related to AT in Canada, and (c) a summary of AT programs and courses o...
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This paper reports changes in communicative participation skills-systematically measured and described-in an empirical observational case series of eight children receiving augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interventions. The eight children (seven boys, one girl), ranging from 1 year 4 months to 4 years 11 months (mean = 2.8 years; S...
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This study evaluates how easy the French translation of the tool for the measurement of progress in speech therapy, Focus on Outcomes of Communication Under Six (FOCUS), under the name of FOCUS-F, is to understand and use with a French-speaking population before it is rolled out to the market. FOCUS measures the changes that occurred in pre-school...
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Objective: To describe changes in gross motor function and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in adults with cerebral palsy (CP). Design: An 8-year follow-up survey. Setting: Participants who completed the baseline survey in 2003 were invited. Participants: The sample of adults with CP (N=54; response rate=37%) included a "younger group"...
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The FOCUS(©) is a new outcome tool for use by both parents and clinicians that measures changes in the communicative participation skills of preschool children. Changes in communicative participation skills as measured by the FOCUS were compared across three groups of children: those with speech impairments only (SI), those with language impairment...
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The aim of this study was to establish the construct validity of the Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six (FOCUS(©) ). This measure is reflective of concepts in the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health - Children and Youth framework. It was developed to capture 'real-world' changes (e.g. communicative partic...
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Using the hierarchical model of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation (HMIEM) and self‐determination theory as theoretical frameworks, the purpose of the present study was to assess the role of motivation‐related variables in the relationship between perceptions of social support and intentions to be physically active. Undergraduate students completed...
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Aim The aim of this study was to establish the construct validity of the Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six (FOCUS©),a tool designed to measure changes in communication skills in preschool children. Method Participating families' children (n=97; 68 males, 29 females; mean age 2y 8mo; SD 1.04y, range 10mo–4y 11mo) were recruited throu...
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The present study was conducted to evaluate the reliability of the FOCUS© (Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six). The FOCUS© is intended to measure the functional change in real-world communication associated with speech-language therapy. Clinicians administer this test by interviewing parents before and after treatment. The inter-rater...
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The relationship between mental flow and physiological coherence was investigated in three tasks. Coherence is a state defined by a particular pattern of low frequency heart rate variability (HRV), which has been related to optimal performance and positive mental states. Flow is a pleasurable performance-enhancing psychological state. In the first...
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Wilderness therapy (WT) provides an alternative treatment modality for a number of mental health issues. It holds particular appeal for at-risk youth, a population that is often less responsive to traditional psychotherapeutic interventions. Anecdotal accounts on the effectiveness of WT often show positive outcomes. Still, some researchers have que...
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This study compared the self-reported learning styles and psychosocial environmental preferences of students in two different programs in order to assess which classroom conditions best allow for optimal learning outcomes. A sample of 101 students from education and nursing programs each reported their preferences using the visual, aural, read/writ...
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Previous longitudinal cohort studies have suggested an association between baseline depressive symptoms and incident hypertension. We assessed this possible association using data from the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, a population-based prospective cohort study of 6814 US adults from 4 different racial/ethnic groups. Baseline users of ant...
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Our aim was to develop an outcome measure, called Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six (FOCUS), that captures real-world changes in preschool children's communication. Conceptually grounded in the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework, the FOCUS items were derived from obs...
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There is evidence that the utilization of antidepressant medications (ADM) may vary between different ethnic groups in the United States population. The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) is a population-based prospective cohort study of 6814 US adults from 4 different ethnic groups. After excluding baseline users of ADM, we examined the...
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Unlabelled: Parents of 210 preschool children (age 2-5.7) and their clinicians were asked to describe their expectations for therapy and the changes they observed following treatment. Based on content analysis of the parents' and clinicians' responses, it was apparent that the comments aligned with the World Health Organization's (WHO) Internation...
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The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between status congruency and group cohesion in outdoor expedition groups in an educational setting. Specifically, three aspects of status congruency were assessed in relation to group cohesion in four adventure canoe groups. The groups participated in 2-week expeditions in the northe...
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The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between sta-tus congruency and group cohesion in outdoor expedition groups in an edu-cational setting. Specifically, three aspects of status congruency were assessed in relation to group cohesion in four adventure canoe groups. The groups participated in 2-week expeditions in the nort...
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The purpose of this study was to survey speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) working in Canada, who identified themselves as providing services to older adults or adults with neurological communication and swallowing disorders, about their clinical perspectives and practice patterns in the area of dementia. Researchers designed a questionnaire-base...
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The responsiveness of the ASHA Pre-Kindergarten National Outcomes Measure System (Pre-K NOMS) was evaluated with 213 children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. Change scores on the Pre-K NOMS were compared with ratings of change made independently by both the child's parent and treating clinician. Agreement between the parents and clinicians on th...
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The Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory (MPAI; designed to be administered by clinicians) is a popular measure of disability following head injury in adults. Its acceptability, validity, and reliability were assessed for use with children. There were 335 children and adolescents (215 males, 120 females) aged between 1 and 19 years at injury (media...
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Children with spina bifida report both chronic and acute pain caused by both their condition and the treatments they undergo regularly. This research provides a description of the impact of this pain on their quality of life. A sample of 68 children (56% female) between the ages of 8 and 19 completed the Varni/Thompson Pediatric Pain Questionnaire,...
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Recent studies have shown that persisting deficits remain even in young children with mild brain injuries. Our 2-year study investigated patterns of recovery in children and adolescents with ABI over the past 10 years. In the first year, we retrospectively reviewed demographic information (e.g., age at injury, gender,severity, GCS, coma length, and...
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The relative responsiveness of nine outcome measure scales was evaluated with 33 children and adolescents (aged 4-18 years) who had sustained traumatic brain injuries. Scales were selected to evaluate outcomes from each of the World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health domains. The outcome mea...
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The Pediatric Pain Questionnaire and relevant medical records were used to investigate the frequency, intensity, location, and duration of pain experienced by children with spina bifida and to examine the concordance between child self-report and parent proxy report of pain. There were 68 children with spina bifida (30 males, 38 females) between th...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Toronto, 2001. Includes bibliographical references.

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