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Student Publications

See what HRS research students are up to by checking out the publications below. HRS student names are underlined. Contact to have your publications listed!

Adu, J., Gyamfi, S., Yeboah, E.M. (2021). Knowledge translation platforms to support African evidence-informed policies: challenges and progress. Evidence & Policy Journal.

Adu, J. (2020). The Relevance of Feminist Issues: Race, Class, and Sexuality to Maternal Mortality in Ghana. Women's Health Science Journal (WHSJ).Volume 4 Issue 2.

Mantler, T., Jackson, K.T., Baer, J., White, J., Ache, B., Shillington, K., Ncube, N. (2020). Changes in Care- A Systematic Scoping Review of Transitions for Children with Medical Complexities, Current Pediatric Reviews, 16, 1-11. doi:10.2174/1573396316666191218102734

Shillington, K. J., Johnson, A. M., Mantler, T., & Irwin, J. D. (2020). Kindness as an intervention for student social interaction anxiety, affect, and mood: The KISS of kindness study. International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology. doi:10.1007/s41042-020-00036-6

Mantler, T., Jackson, K.T., Walsh, E.J., Tobah, S., Shillington, K., & Jackson, B. (2020). Sharing Personal Experiences of Accessibility and Knowledge of Violence: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi:10.1177/0886260520920867

Morava, A., Fagan, M.J. & Prapavessis, H. (2020). Effects of Caffeine and Acute Aerobic Exercise on Working Memory and Caffeine Withdrawal. Sci Rep 9, 19644.  Available here:

Schulz, J. M., Birmingham, T. B., Atkinson, H. F., Woehrle, E., Primeau, C. A., Lukacs, M. J.,Zomar,B.O  ... & Beier, F. (2020). Are we missing the target? Are we aiming too low? What are the aerobic exercise prescriptions and their effects on markers of cardiovascular health and systemic inflammation in patients with knee osteoarthritis? A systematic review and meta-analysis. British journal of sports medicine, 54(13), 771-775.

Bueno, M., Stevens, B., Rao, M., Riahi, S., Lanese, A., Li, S. A., & CIHR ImPaC Resource Team. (2020) Usability, acceptability, and feasibility of the Implementation of Infant Pain Practice Change (ImPaC) Resource. Paediatric and Neonatal Pain. Available here :

Flores-Sandoval, C., & Kinsella, E. A. (2020). Overcoming ageism: critical reflexivity for gerontology practice. Educational Gerontology, 1-12. Available from:

Knott, M., Classen, S., Krasniuk, S., Tippett, M., & Alvarez, L. (2020). Insufficient sleep and fitness to drive in shift workers: A systematic literature review. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 134, 105234.

Adu, J. & Oudshoorn, A. (2020). The Deinstitutionalization of Psychiatric Hospitals in Ghana: An Application of Bronfenbrenner’s Social-Ecological Model. Issues in Mental Health Nursing.

Adu, J., Fordjour, O. M. & Adu, I. (2020). Socio-Cultural Factors Affecting Pregnancy outcomes in the Dangme West District of Ghana. Nursing & Healthcare International  Journal, 4 (3). DOI: 10.23880/nhij-16000224

Adu, J., Tenkorang, E., Banchani, E., Allison, J., & Mulay, S. (2018). The effects of individual    and community-level factors on maternal health outcomes in Ghana. PloS one13(11). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0207942.

Bruijns, B.A., Truelove, S., Johnson, A.M. et al. Infants’ and toddlers’ physical activity and sedentary time as measured by accelerometry: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 17, 14 (2020).

Truelove, S., Johnson, A. M., Burke, S. M., & Tucker, P. (2019). Comparing Generalist and Specialist Elementary School Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and Barriers Related to Physical Education Instruction. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 1(ahead of print), 1-11.

Bruijns, B.A., Adamo, K.B., Burke, S.M. et al. Exploring the physical activity and screen-viewing-related knowledge, training, and self-efficacy of early childhood education candidates. BMC Pediatr 19, 5 (2019).

Bobos, P., MacDermid, J., Nazari, G., & Furtado, R. (2019). Psychometric properties of the global rating of change scales in patients with neck disorders: a systematic review with meta-analysis and meta-regression. BMJ open, 9(11).

Furtado, R., MacDermid, J. C., Bryant, D. M., Faber, K. J., & Athwal, G. S. (2019). Evaluating the reproducibility of the short version of the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index (Short-WORC) prospectively. JSES Open Access.

Truelove, S., Bruijns, B.A., O’Brien, K.T., Vanderloo, L.M., Johnson, A.M., & Tucker, P. (2018). Physical Activity and Sedentary Time During Childcare Outdoor Play Sessions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  Preventive Medicine, 108, 74-85. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.12.022

Truelove, S., Johnson, A.M., Vanderloo, L.M., Driediger, M., Burke, S.M., Irwin, J.D., Timmons, B.W., Gaston, A., & Tucker. P. (2018). Preschoolers’ Health-Related Quality of Life Following the Implementation of a Childcare Physical Activity Intervention. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 43(5), 453-459. doi:10.1139/apnm-2017-0396

Bobos, P., Nazari, G., Lalone, E.A., Grewal, R., & MacDermid, J.C. (2017). Recovery of grip strength and hand dexterity after distal radius fracture: a two-year prospective cohort study. Hand Therapy.

Guitar, N.A., MacDougall, A., Connelly, D.M. &  Knight, E. (2017). Fitbit activity trackers interrupt workplace sedentary behavior: A new application. Workplace Health & Safety.

Kowalski, C. M., Rogoza, R., Vernon, P. A., & Schermer, J. A. (2018). The Dark Triad and the self-presentation variables of socially desirable responding and self-monitoring. Personality and Individual Differences, 120, 234-237.