McMaster University

McMaster University

Dr. Marilyn Wright

Clinical Specialist

Ph: 905-521-2100 x74477
Fx: 905-521-2636

Research Theme

Childhood development: behaviour and disability

  • Primary Research: REHABILITATION
  • Secondary Research: ONCOLOGY

Key words

Physiotherapy, Oncology, Sleep, Exercise, Healthy Lifestyles

Research Program Overview

Main Research Areas:

  • Research activities are in the area of rehabilitation in children with oncology diagnoses. Current studies involve sleep, physical activity measurement and healthy lifestyles. Clinical activity also includes childhood development and disability.

Current Projects

  • Gross Motor Function Measure for children with Luekemia
  • Sleep in Children with cancer and their families
  • Healthy Lifestyle education for children with cancer

Publications & Achievements

  • Wright MJ, et al. Adaptation and psychometric properties of the gross motor function measure for children receiving treatment for acute lymphoblastic luekemia. Rehamilitation Oncology 2007; 25(4)
  • Wright MJ, et al. Sleep issues in children with physical disabilities and their families. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Children, 26:55-72
  • Wright MJ, et al. Balance in survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Physical Therapy 85:782-790;2005

Secondary Contact

Phone: 905-
Title: Administrative Assistant

Research Staff

Phone: 905-521-2100 x
Title: Research Assistant

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