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Defying geometric similarity: shape centralization in male UK offshore workers. (2016)
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STEWART, A.D., LEDINGHAM, R.J., FURNACE, G., WILLIAMS, H. and NEVILL, A.M. 2016. Defying geometric similarity: shape centralization in male UK offshore workers. American journal of human biology [online], 29(3), e22935. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22935

Objectives - Applying geometric similarity predictions of body dimensions to specific occupational groups has the potential to reveal useful ergonomic and health implications. This study assessed a representative sample of the male UK offshore workfo... Read More about Defying geometric similarity: shape centralization in male UK offshore workers..

β-alanine supplementation to improve exercise capacity and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2016)
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SAUNDERS, B., ELLIOTT-SALE, K., ARTIOLI, G.G., SWINTON, P.A., DOLAN, E., ROSCHEL, H., SALE, C. and GUALANO, B. 2017. ß-alanine supplementation to improve exercise capacity and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British journal of sports medicine [online], 51(8), pages 658-669. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-096396

Objective To conduct a systematic review and meta-Analysis of the evidence on the effects of β-Alanine supplementation on exercise capacity and performance. Design This study was designed in accordance with PRISMA guidelines. A 3-level mixed effects... Read More about β-alanine supplementation to improve exercise capacity and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

The physiological effect of a 'climb assist' device on vertical ladder climbing. (2016)
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BARRON, P.J., BURGESS, K., COOPER, K. and STEWART, A.D. 2017. The physiological effect of a 'climb assist' device on vertical ladder climbing. Ergonomics [online], 60(7), pages 1008-1013. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1244290

Climb assist systems claim to reduce strain when climbing ladders; however, no research has yet substantiated this. The purpose of this study was to assess the physiological and psychophysical effects of climb assist on 30 m ladder climbing at a mini... Read More about The physiological effect of a 'climb assist' device on vertical ladder climbing..

The experiences of women with polycystic ovary syndrome on a very low-calorie diet. (2016)
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LOVE, J.G., MCKENZIE, J.S., NIKOKAVOURA, E.A., BROOM, J., ROLLAND, C. and JOHNSTON, K.L. 2016. The experiences of women with polycystic ovary syndrome on a very low-calorie diet. International journal of women's health [online], 8, pages 299-310. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S100385

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is variously reported to affect between 5% and 26% of reproductive age women in the UK and accounts for up to 75% of women attending fertility clinics due to anovulation. The first-line treatment option for overweight... Read More about The experiences of women with polycystic ovary syndrome on a very low-calorie diet..

Variability in body size and shape of UK offshore workers: a cluster analysis approach. (2016)
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STEWART, A., LEDINGHAM, R. and WILLIAMS, H. 2017. Variability in body size and shape of UK offshore workers: a cluster analysis approach. Applied ergonomics [online], 58, pages 265-272. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2016.07.001

Male UK offshore workers have enlarged dimensions compared with UK norms and knowledge of specific sizes and shapes typifying their physiques will assist a range of functions related to health and ergonomics. A representative sample of the UK offshor... Read More about Variability in body size and shape of UK offshore workers: a cluster analysis approach..

Survival suit volume reduction associated with immersion: implications for buoyancy estimation in offshore workers of different size. (2016)
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STEWART, A., LEDINGHAM, R., FURNACE, G., WILLIAMS, H. and COLESHAW, S. 2017. Survival suit volume reduction associated with immersion: implications for buoyancy estimation in offshore workers of different size. Ergonomics [online], 60(6), pages 844-850. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1188219

Rationale: It is currently unknown how body size affects buoyancy in submerged helicopter escape. Method: Eight healthy males aged 39.6±12.6year (mean±SD) with BMI 22.0–40.0kgm−2 wearing a standard survival (‘dry’) suit undertook a normal venting man... Read More about Survival suit volume reduction associated with immersion: implications for buoyancy estimation in offshore workers of different size..

The impact of target frequency on intra-individual variability in euthymic bipolar disorder: a comparison of two sustained attention tasks. (2016)
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MOSS, R.A., FINKELMEYER, A., ROBINSON, L.J., THOMPSON, J.M., WATSON, S., FERRIER, I.N. and GALLAGHER, P. 2016. The impact of target frequency on intra-individual variability in euthymic bipolar disorder: a comparison of two sustained attention tasks. Frontiers in psychiatry [online], 7, article 106. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00106

Greater intra-individual variability (IIV) in reaction time (RT) on a sustained attention task has been reported in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) compared with healthy controls. However, it is unclear whether IIV is task specific, or whether it... Read More about The impact of target frequency on intra-individual variability in euthymic bipolar disorder: a comparison of two sustained attention tasks..

Exploring peer-mentoring for community dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain: a qualitative study. (2016)
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COOPER, K., SCHOFIELD, P., KLEIN, S., SMITH, B.H. and JEHU, L.M. 2017. Exploring peer-mentoring for community dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain: a qualitative study. Physiotherapy [online], 103(2), pages 138-145. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1015/j.physio.2016.05.005

Objectives To explore the perceptions of patients, physiotherapists, and potential peer mentors on the topic of peer-mentoring for self-management of chronic low back pain following discharge from physiotherapy. Design Exploratory, qualitative study.... Read More about Exploring peer-mentoring for community dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain: a qualitative study..

Altered hippocampal function in major depression despite intact structure and resting perfusion. (2016)
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FINKELMEYER, A., NILSSON, J., HE, J., STEVENS, L., MALLER, J.J., MOSS, R.A., SMALL, S., GALLAGHER, P., COVENTRY, K., FERRIER, I.N. and MCALLISTER-WILLIAMS, R.H. 2016. Altered hippocampal function in major depression despite intact structure and resting perfusion. Psychological medicine [online], 46(10), pages 2157-2168. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291716000702

Background: Hippocampal volume reductions in major depression have been frequently reported. However, evidence for functional abnormalities in the same region in depression has been less clear. We investigated hippocampal function in depression using... Read More about Altered hippocampal function in major depression despite intact structure and resting perfusion..

Review: barriers to physical activity in obese adults: a rapid evidence assessment. (2016)
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BROOM, J. 2016. Review: barriers to physical activity in obese adults: a rapid evidence assessment. Journal of research in nursing [online], 21(4), pages 288-289. Available: https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987116647820

Obesity is clearly a major public health problem in developed nations, but also impacts on the health of developing countries, as they adopt lifestyle practices of the former. Physical activity, or lack of it, contributes heavily to the problem, espe... Read More about Review: barriers to physical activity in obese adults: a rapid evidence assessment..