Lianne M. Tomfohr

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Recent Research Projects

Advancing Concussion Assessment and Treatment in Children and Youth

2015/16-2020/21 • $3,341,337 • PI,Other
Each year, millions of children sustain concussions/mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), and 15-25% suffer persistent symptoms and declines in quality of life. Clinicians caring for these children face three critical, unanswered questions: how to diagnose concussion, how to predict which...

Sleeping for Two: A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia experienced during pregnancy

2018/19-2020/21 • $108,624 • PI,CO
Sleep problems are common during pregnancy, they tend to worsen as pregnancy progresses, and they are associated with increased birth complications, higher rates of depression and anxiety and worse infant sleep. Although there are medications for short-term treatment of insomnia the majority of...

Parental reflective function and preschool children's development

2015/16-2018/19 • $134,643 • PI,CO
OBJECTIVES OF THE RESEARCH: By the end of the preschool age, children should have attained the social-emotional, cognitive and language skills and abilities that will prepare them for success in school and peer relationships.[1-3] Parental Reflective Function (RF)--the ability to 'mentalize' or...

Does Treatment with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Decrease Symptom Burden and Improve Functional Outcomes in Stoke Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea? A Randomized Controlled Trial.

2011/12-2012/13 • $70,000 • PI,Other
Over 300,000 Canadian are living with the long-term, negative effects of stroke. In addition to cognitive difficulties, stroke patients experience serious negative psychological symptoms such as fatigue and depression. Side effects often persist long after the initial stroke and a substantial...