Mélanie Couture

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Sensori-motor development and performance of daily living skills (DLS) remain little explored in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The objective of this study was to determine the impact of sensori-motor skills on the performance of DLS in preschool children with ASD. Thirty-five children, 3-4 years of age, were recruited and assessed with a(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to describe leisure activities, leisure satisfaction and constraints on participation in leisure following a unilateral lower limb amputation due to vascular disease. METHOD This study used a mixed-method approach where 15 individuals with lower limb amputation completed the individual leisure profile 2-3 months(More)
The eligibility criteria currently used for neurodevelopmental follow-up are traditionally based on perinatal events and characteristics of the infants at birth. However, they seem unsatisfactory to target efficiently all children who will manifest long-term neurologic sequelae and eventually require rehabilitation services. The updated version of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore leisure participation by people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and reasons underlying changes after the trauma. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-six individuals with mild to severe TBI. MAIN MEASURE Leisure Profile, a semi-structured questionnaire measuring involvement in leisure activities before and after TBI (frequency of activities,(More)
Objectives: To determine the association between functional status, measured by the WeeFIM and health-related quality of life (HRQL), measured by the PedsQL4.0 for children with physical disabilities. To explore child, parent and service-related factors associated with each of these measures. Patients: Parents of 115 children (2–5 years) with physical(More)
Background. Now that early identification of toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is possible, efforts are being made to develop interventions for children under three years of age. Most studies on early intervention have focused on intensive and individual interventions. However, parent training interventions that help parents interact and(More)
Grounded theory served to develop a model of the family caregiver decision-making process regarding placement of a cognitively impaired elderly relative. Eighteen caregivers were interviewed every 6 months over an average 20 months. Results show the process is activated when the caregiver or a health care professional introduces the possibility of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe when and by whom concern is first expressed for children referred to rehabilitation because of neuromotor problems. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING We conducted a survey of parents of 92 children (aged 0-6 years) who were on the waiting list for physical or occupational therapy services at rehabilitation centers in Montréal, Québec. We(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined empowerment interventions as they actually unfold in home care in the context of chronic health problems. This study aims to document the empowerment process as it plays out in interventions with adults receiving home care services. METHODS/DESIGN The qualitative design chosen is a fourth generation evaluation combined(More)
This study aimed to: (i) compare the adjustment of individuals who have a positive appraisal of their amputation with those who have a negative appraisal; and (ii) identify the perceived benefits of amputation. Sixteen individuals who had a lower limb amputation (nine men and seven women) completed questionnaires during hospitalization (T1), rehabilitation(More)