This study will be conducted by IMPACTSLAB team members Professors Saïd Mekari and Mathieu Bélanger, both from the Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau Brunswick, Université de Sherbrooke health sciences doctoral students Pamela Tanguay and Pierre Faivre, in collaboration with Pr Nicole Marquis from the École de réadaptation from the Université de Sherbrooke and Monique Dufour Doiron from the Vitalité Health Network.
This study aims to better understand the mechanisms by which cardiac rehabilitation can influence cognitive function. This knowledge will help guide the practice of professionals working in cardiac rehabilitation programs, more specifically in optimizing the prescription of physical activity.
Picture (featuring part of the research team): Pamela Tanguay, Saïd Mekari, Pierre Faivre and Mathieu Bélanger.
François Gallant, student in the doctoral program in health sciences under the direction of Pr Mathieu Bélanger, was honoured during a ceremony held on May 29 during which he received the Dean’s Honours from the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The Dean’s Honorable Mentions are awarded to elite students in graduate programs and recognize the excellence of their academic record and the quality of their research work. Picture: Pr Dominique Dorion, Dean of the FMSS, and François Gallant, PhD student.
Our most sincere congratulations to our colleague Latifa Saidi on the successful defence of her doctoral thesis in the Health Sciences Research Program of the Université de Sherbrooke entitled “Effet des interventions de promotion de l’activité physique pendant la grossesse sur les outcomes maternelles et fœtales”. (Effectiveness of interventions to promote physical activity during pregnancy on maternal and fetal outcomes) under the direction of Pr Mathieu Belanger and Pr Pierre Godbout.
This thesis examines the effect of an intervention involving nurse education and physician prescription of physical activity on women followed by the Obstetric Clinic of the Dr.-Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton. The intervention was associated with a reduced risk of developing excessive gestational weight gain, a reduced risk of developing gestational hypertension, and macrosomia. In Canada, less than two out of ten women respect the recommendation of physical activity during pregnancy. Education on the relevance of physical activity and its prescription are interventions to be considered during routine maternity care to reduce the risk of pregnancy complications.
Nurses and doctors at the Obstetric Clinic of the Dr.-Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre continue to offer the intervention four years after its implementation.
Latifa Saidi teaches at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences and Community Services, Université de Moncton. We wish you all the best for your future endeavours!
A warm congratulations to our collegue from IMPACTS Lab, François Gallant, who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled « Caractérisation de la participation aux sports et à l’activité physique durant l’adolescence » (Characterization of sport and physical activity participation during adolescence).
Little is known about specific changes in sport and physical activity participation during adolescence. The thesis aimed to better describe how physical activity varies over time, in addition to documenting predictors and outcomes of different patterns of change in physical activity participation. Results highlight that practicing a variety of physical activities from an early age is important to help maintain physical activity levels over time.
François Gallant is a Research Officer with IMPACTS Lab. On behalf of the entire team, we wish you every success in your future projects.