Patricia Longmuir

Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

Dr. Longmuir is a Senior Scientist in the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute.  Dr. Longmuir’s research interests are the promotion of physical activity to children with medical conditions and disabilities, and the use of physical activity to prevent and/or treat morbidity. Her focus is the impact of interventions to increase physical activity. Dr. Longmuir investigates the impact of providing physical activity and exercise within clinical care and avenues to build physical activity motivation and confidence among children with medical conditions and disabilities. Dr. Longmuir has published more than 90 papers and 6 book chapters in the peer-reviewed literature. She has delivered over 200 scholarly conference presentations, and more than 80 invited and keynote addresses.

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Research Projects

  1. Attitudes toward physical activity as a treatment component for adolescents with anorexia nervosa: An exploratory qualitative study of patient perceptions


    This study allows for the inclusion of patient voices in the conversation surrounding the role of physical activity in AN treatment.

  2. Interactions with Home and Health Environments Discourage Physical Activity: Reports from Children with Complex Congenital Heart Disease and Their Parents


    Positive clinical encouragement and health environment interventions that better support physical activity are required.

  3. Perceptions of Healthy Lifestyles Among Children With Complex Heart Disease and Their Caregivers


    There is a profound need to enhance knowledge of childhood heart conditions and improve interactions among key stakeholders—children and families, educators, and recreation and healthcare professionals.

  4. Poor adherence to sleep and physical activity guidelines among children with epilepsy


    To assess physical activity and sleep rates in a cohort of children with epilepsy (CWE) and determine if there is a relationship between physical activity and sleep time.

  5. Developing patient resources to enable the exchange of healthy lifestyle information between clinicians and families of children with complex heart problems


    healthy active lifestyles among children with CHP and the impact of these resources for changing healthy lifestyle behaviours.