Examining the effects of “Fearless Physical Activity” workshops on physiological and psychosocial health in children with congenital heart disease

The “Fearless Physical Activity” workshops are designed to educate and introduce children with congenital heart disease (CHD) to physical activities that are safe for their health. These workshops will provide opportunities for children with CHD and their families to try new activities and to learn about the benefits of lifelong physical activity, specific to those with CHD. The research project undertaken by the intern will look at the effect of these workshops on daily physical activity, physical activity motivation and self-esteem. This project will be of benefit for the partner organization, the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance (CCHA) as it will contribute evidence-based knowledge about how to encourage physical activity among CHD children and directly benefit its’ members through workshop participation.

Faculty Supervisor:

Deborah O'Leary


Liisa Wainman


University of Ottawa




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