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dc.contributor.supervisor Pryce, Robert (Physical Therapy) en_US
dc.contributor.author Thézard, Florent
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-06T11:57:57Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-06T11:57:57Z
dc.date.issued 2018 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2018-08-29T23:15:52Z en
dc.date.submitted 2018-09-04T22:46:38Z en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/33247
dc.description.abstract Problem: Spinal precautions designed to protect an injured spine lack validated efficacy. The purpose is to determine the influence of ambulance motion on head-neck (H-N) kinematics during transport and to compare the effectiveness of two spinal precautions protocols: spinal immobilization (SI) and spinal motion restriction (SMR). Methods: Balanced-order, repeated measures comparison of two spinal precaution conditions on H-N kinematics of healthy volunteers during various ambulance driving tasks (7 tasks, 4 speeds). Acceleration and orientation of the head, sternum, and ambulance will be measured by accelerometers. Results: The overall effect of spinal precautions was less than expected. H-N motion varied across speed and driving task, providing a range of angular displacements [4-34°] and accelerations [1.5-13.5m/s²]. Conclusions: For most driving tasks, SI and SMR do not differ greatly in their efficacy. Both protocols allowed for considerable amounts of motion, warranting improvements to spinal precautions methods and devices. Further investigation into ambulance driving with patients is warranted. en_US
dc.subject Backboard en_US
dc.subject Cervical collar en_US
dc.subject Emergency care en_US
dc.subject Spine injury en_US
dc.title Cervical spine motion during ambulance transport : effects of driving task and spinal precautions en_US
dc.degree.discipline College of Rehabilitation Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Kriellaars, Dean (Physical Therapy) Giesbrecht, Gordon (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2018 en_US


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