Research Studies

Research Study: Sport Specialization in Disability Sport

Sport Specialization in Disability Sport: A Retrospective Narrative Approach Early sport specialization in childhood and early adolescence continues to gain in popularity despite its well-known physiological and psychosocial health risks. However, the vast majority of this research has been conducted in able-bodied sport, while less is known about the developmental… Read More

Research Study: Community Peer Support Among Individuals Living with Spinal Cord Injury

Researchers from the Carleton University Department of Psychology are looking to learn more about the experience with peer support of those with a spinal cord injury and what aspects of peer relationships they find most (or least) valuable. To participate in this study, you must: Be 18 years of age… Read More

Research Study: Exploring Experiences in Parasport

The Canadian Disability Participation Project (CDPP) and researchers from the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University are working on a project regarding understanding safe sport from a parasport perspective, and are seeking study participants. They are seeking a broad range of perspectives, including: Athletes Coaches Program coordinators/managers… Read More

Research Study: Helping Parents Get Their Kids with Disabilities Involved in Sport

Are you a parent of a child with a disability? You are invited to participate in a research study about helping parents get their kids with disabilities involved in sport! The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability is partnering with York University on a project titled “Increasing Sport… Read More

Research Study: Exercise and Mental Health in People with a Spinal Cord Injury

Master’s students at the University of New Brunswick are seeking individuals of any age to participate in a research study examining the link between exercise and mental health in people with spinal cord injuries.   The study involves completing a survey that will take approximately 30 minutes. By participating in… Read More

Research Study: Accessible/Adaptive Clothing Solutions

Ryerson University Fashion Design Students Requesting Your Input!  A team of fourth-year Ryerson University Fashion Design students are requesting your help with their project that is focused on developing accessible/adaptive clothing solutions for individuals with physical mobility needs. The team is interested in identifying clothing-related issues and investigating a viable… Read More

Research Study: Spinal Cord Injury, Urogenital Health and Pregnancy

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Spinal Cord Injury, Urogenital Health and Pregnancy Project (SCI-UP) Dr. Anne Berndl of the Accessible Care Pregnancy Clinic at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre has designed a survey that collects information on the experiences of women with spinal cord injuries regarding sexual health and pregnancy to… Read More

Research Study: Youth Athletes with a Disability

Validation of the TOPS-2 Questionnaire in Youth Athletes with a Disability A research study out of the University of Windsor is seeking athletes with a physical disability, between the ages of 15 to 24, to complete an online questionnaire measuring the use of psychological skills in sport. Purpose of the… Read More

Research Study: Skin Sensitivity in Leg Amputation

Subjects with Leg Amputation Needed for Study on Sensation Thresholds in the Leg You are invited to participate in a study to investigate the changes in vibration and pressure detection thresholds at the residual limb following vibration electrical stimulation. Participation Criteria: Healthy male and female volunteers with lower extremity amputation… Read More

Research Study: Post-amputation Phantom Limb

Did you undergo an upper and/or lower limb amputation more than 3 months ago? Are you interested in sharing how you experience a phantom limb? If so, we would like you to participate As a participant in this research, you will be asked to respond to questionnaires and complete an… Read More