Category Archives: The new PAR-Q+ and ePARmed-X+

Congratulations to Sports Cardiology BC

A sincere congratulations to Dr. Saul Isserow and his team from Sports Cardiology BC on their $1 million fund raising milestone. We are proud to be part of this initiative and to have so many of our trainees assisting with this innovative program. Please click this link to see photos from the evening’s reception.

 

 

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Riddell

We are extremely proud of the work of Dr. Michael Riddell and his collaborators. Dr. Riddell headed an international collaboration that published a Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes Consensus Statement on safe and effective exercise management in type 1 diabetes. This will surely become the seminal work in the field further reflecting Dr. Riddell’s contributions to the promotion of the health benefits of physical activity and evidence-based exercise prescription for persons living with diabetes.

The article reference is as follows:  Riddell MC, Gallen IW, Smart CE, Taplin CE, Adolfsson P, Lumb AN, Kowalski A, Rabasa-Lhoret R, McCrimmon R,  Hume C, Annan F, Fournier PA, Graham C, Bode B, Galassetti P, Jones TW, San Millan I, Heise T, Peters A, Petz A, and Laffel LM. Exercise management in type 1 diabetes: a consensus statement. The Lancet- Diabetes & Endocrinology. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2017 Jan 24. pii: S2213-8587(17)30014-1. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(17)30014-1.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28126459

Dr. Riddell is a leading member of the PAR-Q+ Collaboration and has ensured that our risk stratification and pre-participation strategy reduces the barriers to physical activity participation for those living with cardiometabolic disease. For further information please feel free to visit his laboratory website: Dr. Riddell Laboratory

2016 PAR-Q+ and Q-AAP+

On behalf of the PAR-Q+ Collaboration, we are pleased to announce that the 2016 PAR-Q+ and 2016 Q-AAP+ were officially released in the Health & Fitness Journal of Canada and this website (the official website for the PAR-Q+ and Q-AAP+). The 2016 versions of the PAR-Q+ and Q-AAP+ replace all previous versions and reflect another year of systematic evaluation by our team and various international collaborations. We are honoured to continue to work with colleagues from around the world on the evaluation and refinement of evidence-based best practice in pre-participation screening and risk stratification.

2015 PAR-Q+ and Q-AAP+

On behalf of the PAR-Q+ Collaboration, we are pleased to announce that the 2015 PAR-Q+ and 2015 Q-AAP+ were officially released in the Health & Fitness Journal of Canada and this website (the official website for the PAR-Q+ and Q-AAP+). The 2015 versions of the PAR-Q+ and Q-AAP+ replace all previous versions and reflect another year of systematic evaluation by our team and various international collaborations. We are honoured to continue to work with colleagues from around the world on the evaluation and refinement of evidence-based best practice in pre-participation screening and risk stratification.

Alis Bonsignore Wins Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Student Award

On behalf of the PAR-Q+ Collaboration, we are pleased to announce that Alis Bonsignore recently won the Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR) Student award.

The CACPR is the national leader in cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation. The CACPR offers prestigious Student Research Awards on an annual basis with the winners presenting their abstracts at the annual symposium. These awards are funded by the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada. In 2014, two national awards (one Masters and one PhD level) were given.

For more information on Alis’ research please visit the Physical Activity Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit at the University of British Columbia.

 

2014 PAR-Q+ and Q-AAP+

On behalf of the PAR-Q+ Collaboration, we are pleased to announce that the 2014 PAR-Q+ and 2014 Q-AAP+ were officially released recently in the Health & Fitness Journal of Canada and this website (the official website for the PAR-Q+ and Q-AAP+). The 2014 versions of the PAR-Q+ and Q-AAP+ replace all previous versions and reflect another year of systematic evaluation. We are honoured to continue to work with colleagues from around the world on the evaluation and refinement of evidence-based best practice in pre-participation screening and risk stratification.

Citation

Warburton DER, Jamnik VK, Bredin SSD, Gledhill N. The 2014 Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (PAR-Q+) and electronic Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (ePARmed-X+). Health & Fitness Journal of Canada 2014;7(1):80-83.

Founding Member Dr. Darren Warburton Receives the CIHR/CMAJ Top Achievement in Health Research Award

CMAJ CIHR AwardThe Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) honoured the work of exceptional researchers announcing the five recipients of the 2012 CIHR-CMAJ Top Achievements in Health Research Awards on March 18, 2013.

Dr. Warburton was one of five Canadian individuals and teams honoured with the 2012 CIHR-CMAJ Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research Awards that recognize and celebrate Canadian health research and innovation excellence (1,2,3). To our knowledge, this is the first time that an exercise scientist has been awarded this honour in Canada.

Each year, the CIHR and CMAJ host a competition to celebrate the top achievement in health research in Canada. Specifically, these awards recognize achievements that have “had a significant impact on health, health care, and health research by improving our understanding of health and human diseases, tackling health challenges, and improving our health system (1,2).” Achievements in four categories are eligible for the award: biomedical; clinical; health services; and social, cultural, environmental and population health. This award is considered to be one of the highest honours a researcher in health science and medicine can receive within Canada. An international review committee selected the five 2012 award winners.

Dr. Warburton received recognition for his significant contributions to population and public health. Specifically, Dr. Warburton was recognized for his ongoing work to promote the health benefits of physical activity and reduce the barriers to physical activity participation (including the creation of the PAR-Q+ and ePARmed-X+). It is anticipated that millions of individuals from around the world will benefit from the work of Dr. Warburton and his colleagues.

In receiving this honour Dr. Warburton acknowledged his appreciation for this prestigious honour, acknowledging the extensive research collaborators from across the world. “I am extremely proud to receive this esteemed award. It is a great privilege to be recognized by Canada’s leading health authorities, CIHR and CMAJ, for the research that we are conducting. This prestigious honour is a direct validation for the work that we are doing with a wide range of individuals and our related knowledge translation activities. I am proud of the work that we are doing with athletes, children, the elderly, and persons living with chronic disease and/or disability. I am humbled by this honour and would like to recognize the various collaborators that make our research possible. I am indebted to our trainees and collaborators from across Canada and the world. We simply would not be able to conduct our innovative work without the collaboration of a network of researchers and organizations dedicated to improving the health and well being of society. These international collaborations have allowed our research to move beyond the traditional confines of research and academia.

Congratulations Dr. Warburton!

References

  1. CIHR/CMAJ top achievements in health research. call for applications.Ottawa (ON): Canadian Institutes of Health Research; 2012. Available: www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/45560.html (accessed 2013 Feb. 12).
  2. CIHR–CMAJ top achievements in health research 2012. Ottawa (ON):CMAJ; 2012. Available: www.cmaj.ca/site/misc/achievements.xhtml (accessed 2013 Feb. 12
  3. Erin Russell Special Report: Celebrating top achievements in health research 2012. Canadian Medical Association Journal March 19, 2013 vol. 185 no. 5 doi: 10.1503/cmaj.130237 Available: www.cmaj.ca/content/185/5/397

 

Canadian Family Physician Highlights PAR-Q+ and ePARmed-X+

PAR-Q+ and ePARmed-X+ 2013We are honoured to announce that the Canadian Family Physician has recently published an article highlighting the new PAR-Q+ and ePARmed-X+. This article summarizes how our new risk stratification and physical activity clearance strategy can be used by physicians and patients alike. The reference for this article is as follows:

Bredin SS, Gledhill N, Jamnik VK, Warburton DE. PAR-Q+ and ePARmed-X+: New risk stratification and physical activity clearance strategy for physicians and patients alike.

Canadian Family Physician. 2013 Mar;59(3):273-7. PMID: 23486800

The full online pdf version of this article is freely available by clicking the following link:

http://www.cfp.ca/content/59/3/273.full.pdf+html