Pamela J. Bryden

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The present paper describes a performance method for determining hand preference. The task requires participants to reach into different regions of hemispace to perform various actions (point, pick up, toss, sweep, and position) with a dowel located at each position. In accordance with the participants' hand preference as measured by the Waterloo Handedness(More)
The purpose of the current study was to examine hand selection during reaching in children utilizing a developmental version of the preferential reaching paradigm (Bryden, Pryde, & Roy, 2000). A cross-sectional sample of eighty right-handed participants (ranging in age from 3 to 20 years) were asked to reach to objects located in different regions of(More)
End-state comfort (ESC) is the tendency to assume comfortable postures at the end of simple object manipulation rather than at the start; and therefore has been used to assess the behavioral effects of motor planning. Adult-like patterns have been observed at age 9. Observations can extend to joint-action, such that adults consider the beginning-state(More)
CONTEXT Current physical activity levels of youth are alarmingly low. One way to promote higher levels of physical activity to youth is through school-based government policies. The current review examines evaluation of school-based physical activity policies for youth over the past 10 years. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION Articles included met the following(More)
UNLABELLED The relationship between lifestyle choices and health outcomes has been an area of interest for many health professionals. Gender differences in these choices have also been an area of scrutiny. AIMS The purpose of the present investigation was to examine gender differences in the health and lifestyle behavioral choices of Canadian university(More)
The purpose of the present study was twofold: first to examine the influences of sex and handedness on manual performance on the Grooved Pegboard Test; and secondly to provide normative data for two versions (Place and Remove tasks) of the Grooved Pegboard Test, as previous work (Bryden & Roy, 1999) had suggested that the Remove task of the Grooved pegboard(More)
It is widely know that the pattern of human handedness is such that approximately 90% of the population is right handed with the remainder being left handed, at least in the adult population. What is less well understood is how handedness develops and at what age adult-like handedness patterns emerge. Quantified in terms of both preference and performance,(More)
The current study investigated the incidence of various health disorders in a sample population of undergraduate students, using a 25-item hand preference questionnaire. Analysis revealed significant differences existed in the incidence of several health disorders as a function of handedness: however, these differences depended on how hand preference was(More)
When required to walk around a stationary object, adults use the location of the goal to set up their locomotor axis and obstacles presented along the locomotor axis will repel the individual towards the side that affords more space [1]. Research has yet to examine whether children can identify the locomotor axis and choose their paths accordingly.(More)
Previous work by Bryden and Roy (1999) showed a larger performance difference between the hands for placing pegs into holes on the Grooved Pegboard test than for removing pegs from the holes. The authors argued that these data provided evidence of the importance of task demands in manual asymmetries. However the study failed to control for the differing(More)