Eva Kehayia

Eva Kehayia
McGill University; Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation (CRIR) · School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

PhD

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The N400 event-related brain potential (ERP) can be used to evaluate language comprehension, and may be a particularly powerful tool for the assessment of individuals who are behaviourally unresponsive. This study presents a set of semantic violation sentences developed in Canadian French and characterizes their ability to elicit an N400 effect in...
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Background: Living labs in the health and well-being domain have become increasingly common over the past decade but vary in available infrastructure, implemented study designs, and outcome measures. The Horizon 2020 Project Virtual Health and Wellbeing Living Lab Infrastructure aims to harmonize living lab procedures and open living lab infrastruc...
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UNSTRUCTURED The Biomedical Research and Informatics Living Laboratory for Innovative Advances of New Technologies in Community Mobility Rehabilitation (BRILLIANT) program to provide evidence-based research to improve rehabilitation for individuals with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI: traumatic brain injury [TBI], cerebral palsy-fetal/perinatal brain i...
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Background: Rapid advances in technologies over the past 10 years have enabled large-scale biomedical and psychosocial rehabilitation research to improve the function and social integration of persons with physical impairments across the lifespan. The Biomedical Research and Informatics Living Laboratory for Innovative Advances of New Technologies...
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To explore how processing lexicality may change with aging and in the presence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), we conducted two experiments investigating lexicality judgements using an on-line behavioural psycholinguistic methodology and electrophysiological/event-related potential (ERP) methods; oddball lexical decision tasks. Results from these lexi...
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Purpose: . The concept of lockdown in relation to COVID-19 is thought to have an indirect impact on the quality of life and well-being of the elderly due to its consequences on the physical, psychological, and cognitive health of individuals. However, previous published studies on this subject are limited in terms of methodological approach used,...
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Introduction: Persons with a physical disability may need adapted clothing to facilitate their full participation in society; it is unclear what information designers use to create adapted clothing. Objective: Explore the perspectives of fashion industry representatives regarding adapted clothing and gauge their receptiveness towards academic inqui...
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BACKGROUND VITALISE is a H2020 project that aims to harmonize Living Lab procedures and facilitate the access to European Health and Wellbeing research infrastructures. In this context, this study presents a joint research activity (JRA) that will be conducted within VITALISE, in transitional care domain, in order to test and validate the harmonize...
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Background: Living Labs are user-centered, open innovation ecosystems based on a systematic user cocreation approach, which integrates research and innovation processes in real-life communities and settings. The Horizon 2020 Project VITALISE (Virtual Health and Wellbeing Living Lab Infrastructure) unites 19 partners across 11 countries. The projec...
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BACKGROUND Living labs are user-centred, open innovation ecosystems based on systematic user co-creation approach, integrating research and innovation processes in real life communities and settings. The Horizon 2020 project “Virtual Health and Wellbeing Living Lab Infrastructure” (VITALISE) unites 19 partners across 11 countries. The project aims...
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Background: Virtual Health and Wellbeing Living Lab Infrastructure is a Horizon 2020 project that aims to harmonize Living Lab procedures and facilitate access to European health and well-being research infrastructures. In this context, this study presents a joint research activity that will be conducted within Virtual Health and Wellbeing Living...
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BACKGROUND Living labs in the health and wellbeing domain have become increasingly common over the past decade but vary in available infrastructure, implemented study designs and outcome measures. Increased transnational collaboration and harmonization can further improve research quality. The Horizon 2020 Project ‘Virtual Health and Wellbeing Livi...
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The goal of this research was to explore the experiences and needs of users of communication aids and/or applications (people with aphasia and their family members). Exploring the experiences of users could contribute to the development of more user-appropriate aids.
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This study focusses on the co-creation of a ‘relaxed performance’ in a performing arts center in Canada, through an approach that provides strategies for an inclusive theater environment, with stakeholder participation both during the research and from within the theatre itself. The research study is guided by a participatory action research approa...
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Locomotor adaptations, as required for community walking, rely heavily on the sense of vision. Little is known, however, about gaze behavior during pedestrian interactions while ambulating in the community. Our objective was to characterize gaze behavior while walking in a community environment and interacting with pedestrians of different location...
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This health-design research project focusses on the creation of an inclusive 'relaxed performance' in a performing arts centre in Canada and understanding how transforming the environment supports all persons participating, both performers and audience alike. This multi-sectoral project examines the challenges faced by people living with a disabili...
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Objective The main objectives were to 1) search and map current disability awareness and training activities in Quebec, Canada, 2) collectively reflect on these practices, and 3) develop a five-year strategic plan. Methods We used an integrated knowledge translation approach whereby researchers and community partners were involved in all stages. T...
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This research project presents the activities of a ‘relaxed performance’ in the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, situated in Montreal, Canada, to understand how transforming the environment supports both performers and audiences alike. It proceeds with four phases, embracing a participatory approach. A particularly innovative aspect of this pr...
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Inclusive ‘relaxed performances’ are leisure activities where people can participate, within a theatre environment, often with the use of assistive technologies, adapted texts and scripts that support interaction and social inclusion. This paper presents a participatory collaborative research project that examines the challenges faced by people liv...
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This study investigates the effect of stress change during compound processing in Modern Greek. Twenty-five native speakers were tested in a cross-modal lexical decision task and a naming task in order to test for performance differences across stress-change vs. non-stress-change compounds. No statistically significant difference was found for the...
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BACKGROUND Age-related vision impairment and dementia both become more prevalent with increasing age. Research into the mechanisms of these conditions has proposed that some of their causes (e.g., macular degeneration/glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease) could be symptoms of an underlying common cause, or may be equally linked to a multifactorial cont...
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Background Age-related vision impairments and dementia both become more prevalent with increasing age. Research into the mechanisms of these conditions has proposed that some of their causes (eg, macular degeneration/glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease) could be symptoms of an underlying common cause. Research into sensory-cognitive aging has provided...
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Determining ways to facilitate participation of persons with a physical disability is crucial and clothing may play a central role. This review aims to synthesize and examine the role of clothing on participation of persons with a physical disability. Six research databases and grey literature were searched following Arksey & O'Malley's six steps,...
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Introduction L’évaluation en milieu réel ou écologique momentanée (ÉMÉM) permet d’obtenir des informations uniques et différentes de l’évaluation traditionnelle en milieu clinique ou en laboratoire. Les musées sont des environnements riches pour la compréhension du comportement humain. Leurs vastes espaces requièrent de bonnes capacités de mobilité...
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Age-related macular degeneration is the most common cause of vision impairment in people aged 55 years or older and has been associated with lower cognitive function and a higher risk of dementia. Vision rehabilitation using magnification devices (e.g. magnifier, CCTV) can reduce the amount of effort necessary for reading. Successful reading rehabi...
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Background Mobile phones are increasingly associated with accidents while walking. Little is known, however, about the impact of phone messaging on the actual perception of other pedestrians. This study aimed to investigate the extent to which the detection of approaching pedestrians is affected by the sensory modality (text or audio) of phone mess...
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Results of a survey asking what people with communication difficulties want in order to overcome real-world linguistic obstacles in a controlled public environment such as a mall or museum.
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Introduction Clothing is an important aspect of nearly all human societies from performing social and cultural functions to indicating social status, a form of protection and a way for self-expression. It can help or hinder the ability to fulfil everyday activities and social roles and with the rising industry of wearable technologies, smart textil...
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Processing lexicality is known to be influenced by many factors, including the number of lexical neighbours an item has. In young adults (YAs), neighbourhood density (N) has been found to influence a person’s ability to make lexicality judgements. Called the N effect, a large lexical neighbourhood facilitates word access (fast reaction times (RTs)...
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Background: Accidents and deaths associated to mobile communications while walking are on the rise, while the influence of phone messaging on the ability to avoid moving obstacles remains poorly understood. Objectives: This study aims to describe the extent to which reading messages at different stages of the avoidance strategy affects circumventio...
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This pilot project proposes to help close the void in older bilingual research by investigating whether or not the same metalinguistic awareness found for young bilinguals is being utilized by bilinguals who are over 50 years old.
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Aim: The aim of this study was to explore how shopping malls could be used during rehabilitation and to identify the facilitators and barriers to their use. Method: Two focus groups, conducted with 15 rehabilitation professionals from various disciplines and working with people with disabilities of all ages were structured around two topics: (i) Th...
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Purpose: Although public environments provide opportunities for participation and social inclusion, they are not always inclusive spaces and may not accommodate the wide diversity of people. The Rehabilitation Living Lab in the Mall is a unique, interdisciplinary, and multi-sectoral research project with an aim to transform a shopping complex in Mo...
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Background: Social models of disability support environmental factors as major determinants of participation. The social environment can act as a facilitator for people with disability. The purpose was to explore if a training offered to shopping mall employees can improve their knowledge about disability and perceived self-confidence in interactin...
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Health : common to public policies ? The Canadian experience Conducted by CRIR, a multidisciplinary research center on rehabilitation, and its partners, the living lab RehabMaLL has helped create an environment that, in a shopping center in downtown Montreal, facilitates the participation and inclusion of people of all ages, in particular the physi...
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The current research utilizes lexical decision within an oddball ERP paradigm to study early lexical processing. Nineteen undergraduate students completed four blocks of the oddball lexical decision task (Nonword targets among Words, Word targets among Nonwords, Word targets among Pseudowords, and Pseudoword targets among Words). We observed a reli...
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Neighbourhood density (N) has been shown to influence how lexical stimuli are accessed. In young adults, a large N is facilitatory for words but inhibitory for pseudowords in English. While there is a paucity of studies probing N as people age, results to date point towards changes in lexical processing that occur with aging. We are not aware of an...
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Theoretical accounts of Greek compounds argue for a close relation between their stress properties and their underlying structure. Compounds that preserve and receive stress at the same position as their second constituent are analyzed as stem-word constructions, while those that receive antepenultimate stress are viewed as belonging to the stem-st...
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Communities of practice (CoP) can facilitate collaboration between people who share a common interest, but do not usually work together. A CoP was initiated and OPEN ACCESS Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12 4440 developed including stakeholders from clinical, research, community and governmental backgrounds involved in a large multidisci...
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Nous présentons un projet stratégique multidisciplinaire et multisectoriel mené par le Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation (CRIR), en collaboration avec un centre commercial montréalais, des organismes communautaires et des partenaires de recherche et industriels locaux, nationaux et internationaux. Depuis 2011 ayant le Centre co...
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Les personnes handicapées rencontrent des défis dans la réalisation de leurs activités quotidiennes comme les déplacements ou la communication, et de leurs rôles sociaux. La participation sociale suppose que les personnes handicapées interagissent et vivent au sein de leur communauté. Les centres commerciaux sont des espaces publics utilisés par di...
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The operationalization process presented combines the social and biomedical models of disability following a participative research plan based on tools and procedural steps from the International Classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF). The methodology, used to ensure that the improvements proposed within the MALL project were in...
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Through the lens of a Rehabilitation Living Lab, this paper presents what happens when researchers work with managers and users in the design situation of an urban commercial complex. This multi-sectorial and interdisciplinary research project brings together over 45 researchers to explore issues of social inclusion and social participation of peop...
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es centres commerciaux sont fréquentés pour différentes raisons : faire des courses, se divertir ou socialiser. Conséquemment, ils représentent des environnements où les personnes handicapées voudront peut-être retourner ou aller après leur réadaptation. Ainsi, certains affirment que ce sont des environnements importants pour optimiser la participa...
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Cognitive reserve could be defined as the accumulation of experiences, abilities, knowledge and changes that occur throughout the lifespan. One of the most difficult changes in life is the experience of emigrating to a foreign country. The present investigation aimed to compare the cognitive reserve of two paired groups of elderly: Italians living...
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This study investigates occupational therapy for early communication in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The research explored the role of occupational therapists in supporting children with ASD to become better communicators by considering their inter-professional collaboration with speech-language pathologists. Convenience samples o...
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The health-related quality of life of school-aged children with high-functioning autism is poorly understood. The objectives of this study were to compare the health-related quality of life of children with high-functioning autism to that of typically developing peers and to compare child-self and parent-proxy reports of health-related quality of l...
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Les centres commerciaux sont des endroits utilisés pour différentes raisons, fréquentés par des personnes de tous genres et où les diverses composantes de l’environnement social (p.ex. l’attitude des gens) ou physique (ex. l’accès) ont un impact direct sur la participation sociale des personnes ayant des incapacités. Le but de cette étude était de...
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The psychometric properties of assessments must be established for specific populations. The psychometric properties of the Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment/Preference for Activities of Children have been studied only in a sample of children with physical disability. We conducted a study to determine the appropriateness of drawi...
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The recreation of children with High Functioning Autism (HFA) is not well understood. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to compare the recreational engagement of children with HFA and their typically developing peers. Children with HFA (n = 30) and peers (n = 31) were similar on key characteristics that may impact recreation except th...