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Investigating Scottish long COVID community rehabilitation service models from the perspectives of people living with long COVID and healthcare professionals: a qualitative descriptive study. (2023)
Journal Article
DUNCAN, E., ALEXANDER, L., COWIE, J., LOVE, A., MORRIS, J.H., MOSS, R., ORMEROD, J., PRESTON, J., SHIM, J., STAGE, E., TOOMAN, T. and COOPER, K. 2023. Investigating Scottish long COVID community rehabilitation service models from the perspectives of people living with long COVID and healthcare professionals: a qualitative descriptive study. BMJ open [online], 13(12), article number e078740. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-078740

This study aimed to explore the perceptions and experiences of barriers and facilitators to accessing Long COVID community rehabilitation. We used a qualitative descriptive design over two rounds of data collection with three participant groups: (1)... Read More about Investigating Scottish long COVID community rehabilitation service models from the perspectives of people living with long COVID and healthcare professionals: a qualitative descriptive study..

Exploring the perceptions and experiences of community rehabilitation for long COVID from the perspectives of Scottish General Practitioners and people living with long COVID: a qualitative study. (2023)
Working Paper
COOPER, K., DUNCAN, E., HART-WINKS, E., COWIE, J., SHIM, J., STAGE, E., TOOMAN, T., ALEXANDER, L., LOVE, A., MORRIS, J., ORMEROD, J., PRESTON, J. and SWINTON, P.A. 2023. Exploring the perceptions and experiences of community rehabilitation for long COVID from the perspectives of Scottish General Practitioners and people living with long COVID: a qualitative study. medRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.11.06.23298096

The objective of this study was to explore the experience of accessing Long COVID community rehabilitation from the perspectives of people with Long COVID and General Practitioners (GPs). This was a qualitative descriptive study, employing one-to-one... Read More about Exploring the perceptions and experiences of community rehabilitation for long COVID from the perspectives of Scottish General Practitioners and people living with long COVID: a qualitative study..

Exercise therapy for tendinopathy: a mixed-methods evidence synthesis exploring feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness. (2023)
Journal Article
COOPER, K., ALEXANDER, L., BRANDIEC, D., TZORTZIOU BROWN, V., GREIG, L., HARRISON, I., MACLEAN, C., MITCHELL, L., MORRISSEY, D., MOSS, R.A., PARKINSON, E., PAVLOVA, A.V., SHIM, J. and SWINTON, P.A. 2023. Exercise therapy for tendinopathy: a mixed-methods evidence synthesis exploring feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness. Health technology assessment [online], 27(24). Available from: https://doi.org/10.3310/TFWS2748

Tendons are cords of strong, flexible tissue that attach muscles to bones, allowing joints to move. Tendinopathy is a common condition that can affect any tendon in the body, causing pain and limiting function. Exercise is often used to treat tendino... Read More about Exercise therapy for tendinopathy: a mixed-methods evidence synthesis exploring feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness..

Exploring the use of lung ultrasonography to access cardiac surgery patients: a scoping review. (2023)
Journal Article
FARRELL, C., COOPER, K., HAYWARD, S. and WALKER, C. 2023. Exploring the use of lung ultrasonography to assess cardiac surgery patients: a scoping review. Journal of diagnostic medical sonography [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/87564793231198521

Lung ultrasound (LUS) is a safe, quick, and portable diagnostic tool which can accurately detect respiratory complications post-surgery without radiation. The aim of this scoping review was to map the evidence base regarding the use of LUS within the... Read More about Exploring the use of lung ultrasonography to access cardiac surgery patients: a scoping review..

Perceptions and experiences of different Long COVID community rehabilitation service models from the perspectives of people living with Long COVID and healthcare professionals. (2023)
Working Paper
DUNCAN, E., ALEXANDER, L., COWIE, J., MORRIS, J., MOSS, R., PRESTON, J., SHIM, J., STAGE, E., TOOMAN, T. and COOPER, K. 2023. Perceptions and experiences of different Long COVID community rehabilitation service models from the perspectives of people living with Long COVID and healthcare professionals. MedRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.08.23.23293876

To explore the perceptions and experiences of barriers and facilitators to accessing Long COVID community rehabilitation. We used a qualitative descriptive design over two rounds of data collection with three participant groups: i) people with experi... Read More about Perceptions and experiences of different Long COVID community rehabilitation service models from the perspectives of people living with Long COVID and healthcare professionals..

The predictive validity of individualised load-velocity relationships for predicting 1RM: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. (2023)
Journal Article
GREIG, L., ASPE, R.R., HALL, A., COMFORT, P., COOPER, K. and SWINTON, P.A. 2023. The predictive validity of individualised load-velocity relationships for predicting 1RM: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. Sports medicine [online], 53(9), pages 1693-1708. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-023-01854-9

Load-velocity relationships are commonly used to estimate one-repetition maximums (1RMs). Proponents suggest these estimates can be obtained at high frequencies and assist with manipulating loads according to session-by-session fluctuations. Given th... Read More about The predictive validity of individualised load-velocity relationships for predicting 1RM: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis..

The accuracy of load-velocity relationships to predict 1RM: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. [Dataset] (2023)
Dataset
GREIG, L., ASPE, R.R., HALL, A., COMFORT, P., COOPER, K. and SWINTON, P.A. 2023. The accuracy of load-velocity relationships to predict 1RM: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. [Dataset]. Hosted on Open Science Framework (OSF) [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/6DXP5

The load lifted during resistance training is frequently prescribed in terms of a percentage of the maximum load that can be lifted for one repetition (1RM;González-Badillo and Sánchez-Medina 2010). This process allows for both individualisation of a... Read More about The accuracy of load-velocity relationships to predict 1RM: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. [Dataset].

Students' perceptions of a UK physiotherapy student-led clinic. (2023)
Journal Article
WYNNE, D. and COOPER, K. 2023. Students' perceptions of a UK physiotherapy student-led clinic. Clinical teacher [online], 20(6), e13603. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/tct.13603

Student-led clinics (SLCs) are a mode of delivery whereby students take responsibility for the delivery of a health service or intervention. SLCs for physiotherapy have a wide range of uses, including enhancement of learning, replacement of clinical... Read More about Students' perceptions of a UK physiotherapy student-led clinic..

Manual patient handling in the healthcare setting: a scoping review. (2023)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, K., SWINTON, P., PAVLOVA, A. and COOPER, K. 2023. Manual patient handling in the healthcare setting: a scoping review. Physiotherapy [online], 120, pages 60-77. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2023.06.003

Manual patient handling is the most frequently reported risk factor for work-related musculoskeletal disorders in healthcare. Patient handling tasks are routinely performed manually without assistive devices, and can create awkward postures and high... Read More about Manual patient handling in the healthcare setting: a scoping review..

Patient ratings in exercise therapy for the management of tendinopathy: a systematic review with meta-analysis. (2023)
Journal Article
SHIM, J., PAVLOVA, A.V., MOSS, R.A., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., TZORTZIOU BROWN, V., MORRISSEY, D., ALEXANDER, L., COOPER, K. and SWINTON, P.A. 2023. Patient ratings in exercise therapy for the management of tendinopathy: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Physiotherapy [online], 120, pages 78-94. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2023.05.002

The objective of this study was to synthesise exercise therapy intervention data investigating patient rating outcomes for the management of tendinopathy. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials investigating exercise th... Read More about Patient ratings in exercise therapy for the management of tendinopathy: a systematic review with meta-analysis..

Return to work for adults following stroke: a scoping review of interventions, factors, barriers, and facilitators. (2023)
Journal Article
COUTTS, E. and COOPER, K. 2023. Return to work for adults following stroke: a scoping review of interventions, factors, barriers, and facilitators. JBI evidence synthesis [online], 21(9), pages 1794-1837. Available from: https://doi.org.10.11124/JBIES-22-00174

This scoping review aimed to map the literature on interventions, barriers, and facilitators for return to work for adults post-stroke with and without communication disorders. Difficulties in returning to work can significantly impact individuals fo... Read More about Return to work for adults following stroke: a scoping review of interventions, factors, barriers, and facilitators..

An exploration of movement and handling by physiotherapists in a rehabilitation setting: a motion analysis study. (2023)
Thesis
JOHNSON, K.S. 2023. An exploration of movement and handling by physiotherapists in a rehabilitation setting: a motion analysis study. Robert Gordon University, DPT thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2071667

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) affect between 56-80% of physiotherapists, with patient handling often reported as a risk factor. Physiotherapists use therapeutic handling to aid patient rehabilitation. Therapeutic handling involves th... Read More about An exploration of movement and handling by physiotherapists in a rehabilitation setting: a motion analysis study..

Effect of resistance exercise dose components for tendinopathy management: a systematic review with meta-analysis. (2023)
Journal Article
PAVLOVA, A.V., SHIM, J.S.C., MOSS, R., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., ALEXANDER, L., BROWN, V.T., MORRISSEY, D., COOPER, K. and SWINTON, P.A. 2023. Effect of resistance exercise dose components for tendinopathy management: a systematic review with meta-analysis. British journal of sports medicine [online], 57(20), pages 1327-1334. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2022-105754

The objective of this study was to investigate potential moderating effects of resistance exercise dose components - including intensity, volume and frequency - for the management of common tendinopathies. The study was conducted through a systematic... Read More about Effect of resistance exercise dose components for tendinopathy management: a systematic review with meta-analysis..

What CBA-informed interventions currently exist to support prehabilitation? Scoping review protocol. [Protocol] (2023)
Other
SHIM, J., ALEXANDER, L., PEPPER, S., PAVLOVA, A., MCCALLUM, M. and COOPER, K. 2023. What CBA-informed interventions currently exist to support prehabilitation? Scoping review protocol. [Protocol]. OSF preprints [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/2q4af

Prehabilitation or pre-operative services vary extensively in content and accessibility, as there are currently no nationwide standards in place for providing and evaluating prehabilitation. Furthermore, there has been a lack of consideration of the... Read More about What CBA-informed interventions currently exist to support prehabilitation? Scoping review protocol. [Protocol].

What are small, medium and large effect sizes for exercise treatments of tendinopathy? A systematic review and meta-analysis. (2023)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., SHIM, J.S.C., PAVLOVA, A.V., MOSS, R., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., BROWN, V.T., MORRISSEY, D., ALEXANDER, L. and COOPER, K. 2023. What are small, medium and large effect sizes for exercise treatments of tendinopathy? A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ open sport and exercise medicine [online], 9(1), article number e001389. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2022-001389

The objective of this study was to quantify and describe effect size distributions from exercise therapies across a range of tendinopathies and outcome domains, to inform future research and clinical practice through conducting a systematic review wi... Read More about What are small, medium and large effect sizes for exercise treatments of tendinopathy? A systematic review and meta-analysis..

Exploring the experiences and perceptions of participating in a peer-support intervention for adults with chronic non-cancer pain: a qualitative systematic review. (2023)
Journal Article
ARNOTT, R., PARK, V., RHIND, N. and COOPER, K. 2023. Exploring the experiences and perceptions of participating in a peer support intervention for adults with chronic non-cancer pain: a qualitative systematic review. JBI evidence synthesis [online], 21(8), pages 1509-1548. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBIES-22-00137

This review explored the experiences and perceptions of adults with chronic non-cancer pain who participated in peer-support interventions. This included adults' perceptions of intervention components, strengths and limitations of interventions, and... Read More about Exploring the experiences and perceptions of participating in a peer-support intervention for adults with chronic non-cancer pain: a qualitative systematic review..

Feasibility and acceptability of PDConnect: a collaborative approach to physical activity for people with Parkinson's. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
JONES, J., ALEXANDER, L., HANCOCK, L. and COOPER, K. 2022. Feasibility and acceptability of PDConnect: a collaborative approach to physical activity for people with Parkinson's. Presented at the 2022 International congress of Parkinson's disease and movement disorders (MDS 2022), 15-18 September 2022, Madrid, Spain.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a novel collaborative telehealth-based physical activity intervention for people with Parkinson's. The benefits of physical activity for people with Parkinson's (PwP) are wide... Read More about Feasibility and acceptability of PDConnect: a collaborative approach to physical activity for people with Parkinson's..

An exploration of employment factors in working-age people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (2022)
Thesis
KIRKPATRICK, P.G. 2022. An exploration of employment factors in working-age people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1880266

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a debilitating lung condition causing distressing symptoms. People with COPD experience variability of symptoms and have a greater number of comorbidities and lower quality of life than people with othe... Read More about An exploration of employment factors in working-age people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease..

International, multi-disciplinary, cross-section study of pain knowledge and attitudes in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions students. (2022)
Journal Article
MANKELOW, J., RYAN, C.G., TAYLOR, P.C. et al. 2022. International, multi-disciplinary, cross-section study of pain knowledge and attitudes in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions students. BMC medical education [online], 22, article 547. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-022-03488-3

Persistent pain is a highly prevalent, global cause of disability. Research suggests that many healthcare professionals are not well equipped to manage pain and that this may be attributable at least in part to undergraduate education. The primary ai... Read More about International, multi-disciplinary, cross-section study of pain knowledge and attitudes in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions students..

The effectiveness of multifactorial and multicomponent interventions for the prevention of falls for adults in hospital settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2022)
Working Paper
PAVLOVA, A.V., SWINTON, P.A., GREIG, L., ALEXANDER, L. and COOPER, K. 2022. The effectiveness of multifactorial and multicomponent interventions for the prevention of falls for adults in hospital settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis. MedRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.05.31.22275666

The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effectiveness of multicomponent and multifactorial interventions for reducing falls in adult in-patients. Falls are the most common cause of accidental injury in hospitals... Read More about The effectiveness of multifactorial and multicomponent interventions for the prevention of falls for adults in hospital settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis..