Exercise Rehabilitation

Professor

Katheleen_Martin-Ginis

Location: Ivor Wynne Centre, Room E212
Phone: 905 525 9140 ext. 23574
E-mail: martink@mcmaster.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research

 

My research program focuses on psychosocial influences on, and consequences of, physical activity participation. With regards to the study of influences, I am particularly interested in understanding and modifying theory-based determinants of physical activity. For instance, one of my lines of research addresses the role of self-regulation in the initiation and maintenance of exercise behaviour. With regards to consequences, much of my work focuses on understanding the psychosocial benefits of physical activity. For example, I have conducted several studies examining the effects of exercise on body image. Over the past 10 years, I have devoted much of my research to studying the antecedents and consequences of physical activity participation among people with spinal cord injury (SCI). You can learn more about my SCI research program at www.sciactioncanada.ca

My research program is currently funded by SSHRC, CIHR, the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and the Rick Hansen Institute.

Publications

 

Book

 

Lox, C., Martin Ginis, K. A., & Petruzello, S. (2010). The psychology of exercise: Integrating theory and practice (3rd edition). Scottsdale, AZ: Holcomb Hathaway

Publications

 

Martin Ginis, K.A., McEwan, D., & Bassett-Gunter, R. (2013).  Physical activity and body image.  In P. Ekkekakis (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health . London, UK: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

 

Martin Ginis K.A. & Bassett R.L. (2012) Exercise: Effects on Body Image. In Thomas F. Cash (Ed). Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance, Vol 1. (pp. 412-417). San Diego: Academic Press

 

Sweet, S.N., Martin Ginis, K.A., Tomasone, J.R., & the SHAPE-SCI Research Group (2013). Investigating intermediary variables in the physical activity and quality of life relationship in persons with spinal cord injury. Health Psychology. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0032383   

 

Bassett, R. L., Martin Ginis, K. A., Latimer, A. E. (2012). Do you want the good news or the bad news? Gain- versus loss-framed messages following health risk information: The effects on physical activity beliefs and cognitions. Health Psychology. Advance on-line publication, doi: 10.1037/a0030126

 

Martin Ginis, K. A. (2012). Takin’ it to the Streets: A community-university partnership approach to physical activity research and knowledge translation. Kinesiology Review, 1, 190-196.

 

 Martin Ginis, K. A., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Corkum, S., Ginis, S., Anathasopoulos, P., Arbour- Nicitopoulos, K. P., & Gainforth. H. (2012).  A case study of a community-university multidisciplinary partnership approach to increasing physical activity participation among people with spinal cord injury. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 2, 516-522. DOI 10.1007/s13142-012-0157-0

 

Martin Ginis, K. A., Jörgensen, S., Stapleton, J. (2012).  Exercise and sport for persons with spinal cord injury.  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 4, 894-900.

 

Martin Ginis, K. A., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. A., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Bray, S. R. et al. (2012). Predictors of leisure time physical activity among people with spinal cord injury. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 44, 104-118

 

Lemay V, Routhier F, Noreau L, Phang SH, Martin Ginis KA. (2012). Relationships between wheelchair skills, wheelchair mobility and level of injury in individuals with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 50, 37–41.

 

Greenblatt, R., Martin Ginis, K. A., Leber, L., & Ditor, D. S. (2011). Knowledge mobilization regarding activity and exercise after spinal cord injury: A Canadian undergraduate curriculum scan. Disability & Rehabilitiation. (doi:10.3109/09638288.2011.644025)

 

Martin Ginis, K. A., McEwan, D., Josse, A., Phillips, S. M. (2012). Body image change in obese and overweight women enrolled in a weight-loss intervention: The importance of perceived versus actual physical changes. Body Image. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2012.04.002,

 

Martin Ginis, K. A., Strong, H. A., Arent, S. M., & Bray, S. R. (2012). The effects of threatened social evaluation of the physique on cortisol activity. Psychology & Health. DOI:10.1080/08870446.2011.652111

 

Sweet, S., Martin Ginis, K. A., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., & The SHAPE-SCI Research Group (2012). Examining physical activity trajectories for people with spinal cord injury. Health Psychology. doi: 10.1037/a0027795

 

Martin Ginis, K. A., Phang, S. H., Latimer, A. E., & Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. P. (2012). Reliability and validity tests of the Leisure Time Physical Activity Questionnaire for People with Spinal Cord Injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2011.11.00

 

Latimer, A. E., Martin Ginis, K. A., & Perrier, M. J. (2011). The story behind the numbers: a tale of three quantitative researchers’ foray into qualitative research. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 3, 278-284.

 

Bray, S. R., Graham, J. D., Martin Ginis, K. A., & Hicks, A. L. (2011). Cognitive task performance causes impaired maximum force production in human hand flexor muscles. Biological Psychology. Advance online publication doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2011.10.008

 

Coudevylle, G. R., Gernigon, C., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2011). Self-esteem, self-confidence, anxiety and claimed self-handicapping. A meditational analysis. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 12, 670-675.

 

Conlin, C. E., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2011). Body envy: The effects of appearance comparison processing during an exercise video workout on women’s body image. Canadian Journal of Kinesiology, 5, 8-14.

 

Phang, S. H., Martin Ginis, K. A., LeMay, V., & Routhier, F. (2011). The role of self-efficacy in the wheelchair skills-physical activity relationship among manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury. Disability & Rehabilitation. Advance online publication doi:10.3109/09638288.2011.613516)

 

Bray, S. R., Martin Ginis, K. A., & Woodgate, J. (2011). Self-regulatory strength depletion and muscle-endurance performance: A test of the limited-strength model in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 19, 177-188.

 

Bassett, R. L. & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2011). Risky business: The effects of an individualized health information intervention on health risk perceptions and leisure time physical activity among people with spinal cord injury. Disability and Health Journal, 4, 165-176. DOI: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.12.001

 

Barr, N., Martin Ginis, K. A., & Arent, S. M. (2011). The acute effects of arm ergometry on affect. Comparative Exercise Physiology, 7, 117-125. doi:10.1017/S1755254010000322

 

Letts, L., Martin Ginis, K. A., Faulkner, G., Colquhoun, H., Levac, D., & Gorczynski, P. (2011). Preferred methods and messengers for delivering physical activity information to people with spinal cord injury: A focus group study. Rehabilitation Psychology, 56, 128-137.

 

Martin Ginis, K. A., Latimer, A. E., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. P., Bassett, R. L., Wolfe, D. L., & Hanna, S. E. (2011). Determinants of physical activity among people with spinal cord injury: A test of social cognitive theory. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 42, 127-133. DOI 10.1007/s12160-011-9278-9

 

Martin Ginis KA, Hicks, A. L., Latimer, A. E., Warburton, D. E. R., Bourne, C., Ditor, D. S., Goodwin, D. L., Hayes, K. C., McCartney, N., McIlraith, A., Pomerleau, P., Smith, K., Stone, J. A., Wolfe, D. L. (2011). The development of evidence-informed physical activity guidelines for adults with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 49, 1088-1096. doi:10.1038/sc.2011.63

 

Hicks, A. L., Martin Ginis, K. A., Pelletier, C. A., Ditor, D. S., Foulon, B. & Wolfe, D. L. (2011). The effects of exercise training on physical capacity, strength, body composition and functional performance among adults with spinal cord injury: a systematic review. Spinal Cord, 49, 1103-1127. doi:10.1038/sc.2011.62

 

Arbour, K. P., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2011). Universal accessibility of “accessible” fitness and recreational facilities for persons with mobility disabilities. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 28, 1-15.

 

Martin Ginis, K. A., Murru, E., Conlin, C., & Strong, H. A. (2011). Construct validation of a state version of the Social Physique Anxiety Scale. Body Image, 8, 52-57. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2010.10.001

 

Jung, M. E., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2011). Increasing calcium intake in young women through gain-framed, targeted messages: A randomized controlled trial. Psychology & Health, 26, 531-547.

 

Jetha, A., Faulkner, G., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. P., Gorczynski, P., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2011). Physical Activity and Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: Accuracy and Quality of Information on the Internet. Disability and Health Journal, 4, 112-120. doi:10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.07.001

 

 Martin Ginis, K. A., Hicks, A. L., Latimer, A. E., Warburton, D. R. et al. (in press). Development of evidence-informed physical activity guidelines for people with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord.

 

Barr, N., Martin Ginis, K. A., & Arent, S. M. (2011). The acute effects of arm ergometry on affect. Comparative Exercise Physiology. doi:10.1017/S1755254010000322

 

Arbour, K. P., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2011). Universal accessibility of “accessible” fitness and recreational facilities for persons with mobility disabilities. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 28, 1-15.

 

Martin Ginis, K. A., Murru, E., Conlin, C., & Strong, H. A. (2011). Construct validation of a state version of the Social Physique Anxiety Scale. Body Image, 8, 52-57. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2010.10.001

 

Jung, M. E., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2011). Increasing calcium intake in young women through gain-framed, targeted messages: A randomized controlled trial. Psychology & Health, 26, 531-547.

 

Jetha, A., Faulkner, G., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. P., Gorczynski, P., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2011). Physical activity and individuals with spinal cord injury: Accuracy and quality of information on the internet. Disability and Health Journal, 4, 112-120. doi:10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.07.001

 

 Opperman E.A., Buchholz A.C., Darlington G.A., Martin Ginis K.A., & The SHAPE-SCI Research Group.  (2010). Dietary supplement use in the spinal cord injury population.  Spinal Cord, 48, 60-64.

 

Hetz S.P., Latimer A.E., Arbour-Nicitopoulos K.A., Martin Ginis K.A. & The SHAPE-SCI Research Group. (2010). Secondary complications and subjective well-being in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury: Associations with adiposity. Spinal Cord, 49, 266-272.

 

Foulon, B. L., Phang, S. H., Avrahami, D., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2010). Manipulating anticipated regret to increase physical activity. Canadian Journal of Kinesiology, 4, 6-14.

 

Stacey, D., Timmons, B. W., Martin Ginis, K. A., & Gibala, M. J. (2010). Effects of recovery modality on performance, immune changes, and psychological outcomes. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 40, 656-665.

 

Murru, E. C., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2010). Imagining the possibilities: The effects of a possible selves intervention on self-regulatory efficacy and exercise behavior. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 32, 537-554.

 

Martin Ginis, K. A., Latimer, A. E., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. P., Buchholz, A., Bray, S. R., Craven, B., Hayes, K. C., Hicks, A. L., McColl, M., Potter, P. J., Smith K., & Wolfe, D. L. (2010). Leisure-Time Physical Activity in a Population-Based Sample of People with Spinal Cord Injury Part I: Demographic and Injury-Related Correlates Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91, 722-728.

 

Martin Ginis, K. A., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. P., Latimer, A. E., Buchholz, A., Bray, S. R., Craven, B., Hayes, K. C., Hicks, A. L., McColl, M., Potter, P. J., Smith K., & Wolfe, D. L. (2010). Leisure-Time Physical Activity in a Population-Based Sample of People with Spinal Cord Injury Part II: Activity Types, Intensities and Durations. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91, 729-733.

 

Lindwall, M., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2010). Exercising impressive impressions: The exercise stereotype in male targets. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sport, 20, e1-e11.

 

Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K.P., Martin Ginis, K.A., Wilson, P.M., & The SHAPE-SCI Research Group. (2010). Examining the individual and neighborhood environmental correlates of leisure-time physical activity behavior in persons with spinal cord injury.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 39, 192-197.

 

Martin Ginis, K. A., & Bray, S. R. (2010). Application of the limited strength model of self-regulation to understanding exercise effort, planning and adherence. Psychology and Health, 25, 1147-1160.

 

 

Education

 

Education

Degree Specialty University Year
BSc Psychology University of Toronto 1992
MA Kinesiology University of Western Ontario 1993
PhD Kinesiology University of Waterloo 1996

Grad Students

Grad Students

 

Degree Name    
MSc Robert Shaw    
  Kendra Todd    
       
PhD Matthew Stork    
  Jasmin Ma    

Teaching

Teaching

Undergraduate
KINESIOL 3H03 - Exercise Psychology

Graduate
KIN 701 Inquiry and Research in Physical Activity
KIN 715 Foundations of Health & Exercise Psychology

 

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