Research Publications

SCI Action Canada Publications

Exercise Advice Over the Phone May Encourage Regular Activity for those with SCI

Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. P., Tomasone, J. R., Latimer-Cheung, A. E. & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2014)

Stories to communicate aspects of exercise after injury

Smith, B., Papathomas, A., Martin Ginis K. A., & Latimer, A.E. (2013)

More research training needed for community-based organizations

Sweet, S. N., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Bourne, C., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2014)

Update and Preliminary Evaluation of the Canadian Paralympic Committee's Changing Minds, Changing Lives Program

Tomasone, J. R., Martin Ginis, K. A., Estabrooks, P. A., & Domenicucci, L. (2015)

Wheelchair sports may increase exercise confidence among people with physical disabilities

Foulon, B. L., Martin Ginis, K. A., Benedict, C., Latimer, A. E., & Sinden, A. R. (2013)

A way to understand how information flows in a community-based organization

Gainforth, H. L., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Moore, S., Athanasopoulous, P., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2014)

Factors that increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes

Buchholz, A., Martin Ginis, K.A., Bray, S. R., Craven, B.C., Hicks, A.L., Hayes, K. C., Latimer, A. E., McColl, M. A., Potter, P. J., Smith, K., & Wolfe, D. L. (2012)

Encouraging those who work with the SCI population to promote exercise guidelines

Gainforth, H. L., Latimer-Cheung, A.E., Athanasopoulos, P., Martin Ginis, K.A. (2015)

Stories are a good way to share information on how to be active after an SCI

Smith, B., Tomasone, J. R., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2015)

Using the RE-AIM framework to assess the activities of large partnerships

Sweet, S. N., Martin Ginis, K. A., Estabrooks, P. A., & Latimer-Cheung, A. E. (2014)

How people communicate and are connected within a community-based organization impacts information uptake

Gainforth, H. L., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Athanasopoulous, P., Moore, S., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2014)

Changing Minds, Changing Lives: Enhancing health care provider thoughts and feelings about giving exercise advice to people with disabilities

Tomasone, J. R., Martin Ginis, K. A., Estabrooks, P. A., & Domenicucci, L. (2014)

Delivering Physical Activity Information to People with SCI

Letts, L., Faulkner, G., Gorczynski, P., Wolfe, D. M. & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2011).

Developing physical activity interventions for adults with spinal cord injury
Part 1: A comparison of social cognitions across actors, intenders and non-intenders.

Martin Ginis, K.A., Tomasone, J.R., Latimer-Cheung, A.E., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K.P., Bassett, R.L., Wolfe, D.M.

Developing physical activity interventions for adults with spinal cord injury.
Part 2: Motivational counseling and peer-mediated interventions for people intending to be active.

Latimer-Cheung, A.E., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K.P., Brawley, L.R., Gray, C., Wilson, A.J., Prapavessis, H., Tomasone, J.R., Wolfe, D.M., Martin Ginis, K.A..

Developing physical activity interventions for adults with spinal cord injury.
Part 3: A pilot feasibility study of an intervention to increase self-managed physical activity.

Brawley, L.R., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K.P., Martin Ginis, K.A..

Development of an evidence-based physical activity resource for adults with spinal cord injury: The SCI Get Fit Toolkit

Arbour-Nicitopoulos KP, Martin Ginis KA, Latimer-Cheung AE, Bourne C, Campbell D, Cappe S, Ginis S, Hicks A, Pomerleau P, Smith K. (2013).

Establishing evidence-based physical activity guidelines: methods for the Study of Health and Activity in People with Spinal Cord Injury (SHAPE SCI)

KA Martin Ginis, AE Latimer, AC Buchholz, SR Bray, BC Craven, KC Hayes, AL Hicks, MA McColl, PJ Potter, K Smith and DL Wolfe

Examining the Effectiveness of a Knowledge Mobilization Initiative for Disseminating the Physical Activity Guidelines for People with Spinal Cord Injury

Gainforth, HL., Latimer-Cheung, AE., Athanasopoulos, P., & Martin Ginis, KA.

The Development of Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults with SCI

Martin Ginis KA, Hicks AL, Latimer AE, Warburton DER, Bourne C, Ditor DS, Goodwin DL, Hayes KC, McCartney N, McIlraith A, Pomerleau P, Smith K, Stone JA, Wolfe DL (2011)

Exercise stories about people "just like you" may not be helpful for people with SCI

BL Foulon, & KA Martin Ginis

Gain- versus loss-framed messages following health risk information: The effects on leisure time physical activity beliefs and cognitions

Bassett-Gunter, R. L., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., & Martin Ginis, K. A.

Leisure Time Physical Activity Questionnaire for People with Spinal Cord Injury

Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, McMaster University and Amy E. Latimer, Queen's University

Messengers and Methods of Disseminating Health Information among Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: A Scoping Review

Guy Faulkner, Paul Gorczynski, Kelly Arbour, Lori Letts, Dalton Wolfe and Kathleen A. Martin Ginis

A Review of How Exercise Improves Fitness in People with SCI

Hicks, AL, Martin Ginis, KA, Pelletier, CA, Ditor, DS, Foulon, B, & Wolfe, DL (2011).

SCI Action Canada - A Multidisciplinary Partnership

Martin Ginis K, Latimer-Cheung A, Corkum S, Ginis S, Athansopoulos P, Arbour-Nicitopoulos K, Gainforth H, Ginis S. (2012).

A Review of Spinal Cord Injury, Physical Activity & Quality of Life

Tomasone, J. R., Martin Ginis, K. A., Wesch, N. N., & Noreau, L. (2013).

Undergraduate Students' Education: Physical Activity after Spinal Cord Injury

Richard-Greenblatt M, Martin Ginis KA, Leber B, Ditor DS. (2012).

What predicts participation in leisure time physical activity?

Martin Ginis, K. A., Latimer, A. E., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. P., Bassett, R. L., Wolfe, D. L., & Hanna, S. E. (2011).

What types of information do people with SCI want to motivate more exercise?

BL Foulon, KA Martin Ginis, & V LeMay

Shape-SCI Publications

Factors that may help explain the exercise and quality of life relationship

Sweet, S.N., Martin Ginis, K.A., Tomasone, J.R., & the SHAPE-SCI Research Group (2013)

Exercise, but not sport participation, decreases during the winter

Perrier, M.J., Latimer-Cheung, A.E., Martin Ginis, K.A., & The SHAPE-SCI Research Team. (2012)

Common job features for those who return to work after SCI

Sinden, K. E., Martin Ginis, K. A., & The SHAPE-SCI Research Group. (2013)

Factors related to longer-term exercise patterns among people with SCI

Sweet, S.N., Martin Ginis, K.A., Tomasone, J.R., & the SHAPE-SCI Research Group (2013)

Active people with SCI do many exciting and fun exercises

KA Martin Ginis, KA Arbour-Nicitopoulos, AE Latimer, AC Buchholz, SR Bray, BC Craven, KC Hayes, AL Hicks, MA McColl, PJ Potter, K Smith, & DL Wolfe

At Home Strength-Training for People with SCI

AE Latimer, LR Brawley, KA Martin Ginis, H Prapavessis, & J Tomasone

Body Mass Index Obesity Cutoffs Need to be Lower for People with SCI

GE Laughton, AC Buchholz, RE Goy, KA Martin Ginis, & The SHAPE-SCI Research Group

Current heart disease tests may not predict risk accurately in people with SCI

AK Finnie, AC Buchholz, KA Martin Ginis, & The SHAPE-SCI Research Group

Does Living Close to a Fitness Facility Lead to More Exercise for People with SCI?

KP Arbour, KA Martin Ginis, & The SHAPE-SCI Research Group

Doing more everyday tasks is related to fitness in people with SCI

SP Hetz, AE Latimer, KA Arbour-Nicitopoulos, & Martin Ginis KA

Exercise levels are low in people with SCI

KA Martin Ginis, AE Latimer, KA Arbour-Nicitopoulos, AC Buchholz, SR Bray, BC Craven, KC Hayes, AL Hicks, MA McColl, PJ Potter, K Smith, & DL Wolfe

Heart Disease Risk: People with SCI have more C-Reactive Protein in their blood, especially tetraplegics

AE Gibson, AC Buchholz, KA Martin Ginis, & The SHAPE-SCI Research Group

How many Canadians with SCI use dietary supplements?

EA Opperman, AC Buchholz, GA Darlington, KA Martin Ginis, & The SHAPE-SCI Research Group

More daily wheeling and transferring is related to lower cholesterol in people with SCI

SP Hetz, AE Latimer, AC Buchholz, KA Martin Ginis, & The SHAPE-SCI Research Group

A Neighborhood's Visual Appeal May Motivate People with SCI to Exercise

KP Arbour-Nicitopoulos, KA Martin Ginis, PM Wilson, & The SHAPE-SCI Research Group.

People with SCI may not get enough vitamins, fiber and calcium

JL Walters, AC Buchholz, KA Martin Ginis, & The SHAPE-SCI Research Group

Regular Exercise is Related to Lower Levels of Heart Disease and Diabetes in People with SCI

AC Buchholz, KA Martin Ginis, SR Bray, BC Craven, KC Hayes, AL Hicks, AE Latimer, MA McColl, PJ Potter, K Smith, & DL Wolfe

SHAPE-SCI will give important information about Canadians with SCI

KA Martin Ginis, AE Latimer, AC Buchholz, SR Bray, BC Craven, KC Hayes, AL Hicks, MA McColl, PJ Potter,K Smith, & DL Wolfe

Associated Publications

C-Reactive protein in adults with chronic spinal cord injury: increased chronic inflammation in tetraplegia vs paraplegia

AE Gibson, AC Buchholz, KA Martin Ginis and SHAPE-SCI Research Group

Current coronary heart disease risk assessment tools may underestimate risk in community-dwelling persons with chronic spinal cord injury

AK Finnie, AC Buchholz, KA Martin Ginis and SHAPE SCI Research Group

Presentations

SCI BC Webcast: SCI Action Canada - Helping those with spinal cord injuries

Presented by: Jennifer Tomasone - Get In Motion Coordinator and Bryce Donald - Get In Motion Counsellor

Thomson Rogers - Back to School Conference: Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults with SCI

Presented by Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis, PhD. Professor - Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Director - SCI Action Canada.

SCI Action Canada Roadshows: Visiting communities across Ontario and Alberta to introduce the Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury

With SCI Ontario and CPA Alberta.