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The effects of strength and conditioning interventions on sprinting performance in team sport athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2023)
Journal Article
MURPHY, A., BURGESS, K., HALL, A.J., ASPE, R.R. and SWINTON, P.A. 2023. The effects of strength and conditioning interventions on sprinting performance in team sport athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of strength and conditioning research [online], 37(8), pages 1692-1702. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000004440

Linear sprinting is a key determinant of athletic performance within team sports. The aims of the review were to quantify and compare the effectiveness of popular strength and conditioning (S&C) training modes to improve sprint performance in team sp... Read More about The effects of strength and conditioning interventions on sprinting performance in team sport athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

No associations between physical activity and immunogenicity in SARS-CoV-2 seropositive patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases prior to and after vaccination. (2023)
Journal Article
SMAIRA, F.I., MAZZOLANI, B.C., LEMES, Í.R., PIRES DA SILVA, R., PINTO, A.J., SIECZKOWSKA, S.M., AIKAWA, N.E., PASOTO, S.G., MEDEIROS-RIBEIRO, A.C., SAAD, C.G.S., YUK, E.F.N., SILVA, C.A., SWINTON, A., KUPA, L.D.V.K., HALLAL, P.C., ROSCHEL, H., GUALANO, B. and BONFA, E. 2023. No associations between physical activity and immunogenicity in SARS-CoV-2 seropositive patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases prior to and after vaccination. Journal of physical activity and health [online], Ahead of Print. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2022-0362

To investigate the association between physical activity and immunogenicity among SARS-CoV-2 seropositive patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases prior to and following a 2-dose schedule of CoronaVac (Sinovac inactivated vaccine). This was a pros... Read More about No associations between physical activity and immunogenicity in SARS-CoV-2 seropositive patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases prior to and after vaccination..

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..

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..

Comparative analysis of bone outcomes between quantitative ultrasound and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry from the UK Biobank cohort. (2023)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., ELLIOTT-SALE, K.J. and SALE, C. 2023. Comparative analysis of bone outcomes between quantitative ultrasound and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry from the UK Biobank cohort. Archives of osteoporosis [online], 18(1), article 77. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11657-023-01287-x

This large cohort study investigated reliability and validity of heel ultrasound to estimate bone mineral density in adults. Reliability calculated between left and right heels was relatively poor and so was criterion validity assessed relative to du... Read More about Comparative analysis of bone outcomes between quantitative ultrasound and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry from the UK Biobank cohort..

Use of factor analysis to model relationships between bone mass and physical, dietary, and metabolic factors in frail and pre-frail older adults. (2023)
Journal Article
ESTEVES, G.P., SWINTON, P., SALE, C., GUALANO, B., ROSCHEL, H. and DOLAN, E. 2023. Use of factor analysis to model relationships between bone mass and physical, dietary, and metabolic factors in frail and pre-frail older adults. Journal of applied physiology [online], 135(1), pages 146-153. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00129.2023

Bone mass and quality declines with age, and can culminate in osteoporosis and increased fracture risk. This investigation modelled associations between bone and physical, dietary, and metabolic factors in a group of 200 pre-frail/frail older adults... Read More about Use of factor analysis to model relationships between bone mass and physical, dietary, and metabolic factors in frail and pre-frail older adults..

Myoelectric activity during electromagnetic resistance alone and in combination with variable resistance or eccentric overload. (2023)
Journal Article
ZAMBRANO, H., TORRES, X., COLEMAN, M., FRANCHI, M.V., FISHER, J.P., OBERLIN, D., VAN HOOREN, B., SWINTON, P.A. and SCHOENFELD, B.J. 2023. Myoelectric activity during electromagnetic resistance alone and in combination with variable resistance or eccentric overload. Scientific reports [online], 13, article number 8212. Available from : https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-35424-w

The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of electromagnetic resistance alone, as well as in combination with variable resistance or accentuated eccentric methods, with traditional dynamic constant external resistance exercise on myoelectr... Read More about Myoelectric activity during electromagnetic resistance alone and in combination with variable resistance or eccentric overload..

Heterogenous treatment effects following inspiratory muscle training during recovery from post-acute COVID-19 syndrome. (2023)
Journal Article
METCALFE, R.S., SWINTON, P.A., MACKINTOSH, K.A., BERG, R.M.G., SHELLEY, J., SAYNOR, Z.L., HUDSON, J., DUCKERS, J., LEWIS, K., DAVIES, G.A. and MCNARRY, M.A. 2023. Heterogenous treatment effects following inspiratory muscle training during recovery from post-acute COVID-19 syndrome. Medicine and science in sports and exercise [online], 55(10), pages 1761-1769. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000003207

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether heterogeneous treatment effects occur for changes in inspiratory muscle strength, perceived dyspnoea and health-related quality of life (QoL), following eight-weeks unsupervised home-based inspirat... Read More about Heterogenous treatment effects following inspiratory muscle training during recovery from post-acute COVID-19 syndrome..

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..

The effects of creatine supplementation combined with resistance training on regional measures of muscle hypertrophy: a systematic review with meta-analysis. (2023)
Journal Article
BURKE, R., PIÑERO, A., COLEMAN, M., MOHAN, A., SAPUPPO, M., AUGUSTIN, F., ARAGON, A.A., CANDOW, D.G., FORBES, S.C., SWINTON, P. and SCHOENFELD, B.J. 2023. The effects of creatine supplementation combined with resistance training on regional measures of muscle hypertrophy: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Nutrients [online], 15(9), article 2116. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15092116

The purpose of this paper was to carry out a systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that examined the combined effects of resistance training (RT) and creatine supplementation on regional changes in muscle mass with dire... Read More about The effects of creatine supplementation combined with resistance training on regional measures of muscle hypertrophy: a systematic review with meta-analysis..

Dietary β-alanine intake assessed by food records does not associate with muscle carnosine content in healthy, active, omnivorous men and women. (2023)
Journal Article
REZENDE, N.S., BESTETTI, G.C., FARIAS DE OLIVEIRA, L., MAZZOLANI, B.C., SMAIRA, F.I., DUMAS, A., SWINTON, P., SAUNDERS, B. and DOLAN, E. 2023. Dietary β-alanine intake assessed by food records does not associate with muscle carnosine content in healthy, active, omnivorous men and women. International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism [online], 33(3), pages 133-140. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2022-0236

β-alanine (BA) is one of the most widely used sport supplements, due to its capacity to improve high intensity exercise performance by increasing muscle carnosine (MCarn) content, and consequently, the buffering capacity of the muscle. BA is also ava... Read More about Dietary β-alanine intake assessed by food records does not associate with muscle carnosine content in healthy, active, omnivorous men and women..

Physical activity: a strategy to improve antibody response to a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine booster dose in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases. (2023)
Journal Article
GUALANO, B., SIECZKOWSKA, S.M., LEMES, I.R., PIRES DA SILVA, R., PINTO, A.J., MAZZOLANI, B.C., SMAIRA, F.I., AIKAWA, N.E., KUPA, L.V.K., PASOTO, S.G., MEDEIROS-RIBEIRO, A.C., SAAD, C.G.S., YUK, E.F.N., SILVA, C.A., SWINTON, P., HALLAL, P.C., ROSCHEL, H. and BONFA, E. 2023. Physical activity: a strategy to improve antibody response to a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine booster dose in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases. Journal of physical activity and health [online], 20(4), pages 311-316. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2022-0332

Physical activity associates with improved immunogenicity following a 2-dose schedule of CoronaVac (Sinovac's inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine) in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARD). This study evaluates whether physical activity impacts... Read More about Physical activity: a strategy to improve antibody response to a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine booster dose in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases..

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..

Locomotor activities and subjective load differences between professional youth soccer players and professional development loans: a comparative analysis. (2022)
Journal Article
CRAIG, T.P., SWINTON, P., BARRETT, S. and MAUGHAN, P. 2024. Locomotor activities and subjective load differences between professional youth soccer players and professional development loans: a comparative analysis. International journal of sports science and coaching [online], 19(1), pages 214-220. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/17479541221141145

This study quantified and compared the weekly locomotor activity and subjective load between elite and development loan youth soccer players registered to a primary club. Development loan players were loaned to a lower-league club and trained part-ti... Read More about Locomotor activities and subjective load differences between professional youth soccer players and professional development loans: a comparative analysis..

Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating. [Dataset] (2022)
Dataset
SWINTON, P.A., BURGESS, K., HALL, A., GREIG, L., PSYLLAS, J., ASPE, R., MAUGHAN, P. and MURPHY, A. 2022. Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating. [Dataset]. Journal of sports sciences [online], 40(18), pages 2047-2054. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2022.2128548

This is the supplementary data for the journal article: SWINTON, P.A., BURGESS, K., HALL, A., GREIG, L., PSYLLAS, J., ASPE, R., MAUGHAN, P. and MURPHY, A. 2022. Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, thr... Read More about Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating. [Dataset].

Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating. (2022)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., BURGESS, K., HALL, A., GREIG, L., PSYLLAS, J., ASPE, R., MAUGHAN, P. and MURPHY, A. 2022. Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating. Journal of sports sciences [online], 40(18), pages 2047-2054. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2022.2128548

The magnitude of change following strength and conditioning (S&C) training can be evaluated comparing effect sizes to threshold values. This study conducted a series of meta-analyses and compiled results to identify thresholds specific to S&C, and cr... Read More about Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating..

Collective behaviour monitoring in football using spatial temporal and network analysis: application and evaluations. (2022)
Thesis
CORSIE, M.R. 2022. Collective behaviour monitoring in football using spatial temporal and network analysis: application and evaluations. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1880207

Analysis is an important part of understanding and exploiting performance of football teams. Traditional approaches of analysis have centred around events that may not fully incorporate the highly dynamic nature of matches. To circumvent this weaknes... Read More about Collective behaviour monitoring in football using spatial temporal and network analysis: application and evaluations..

Comparative effect size distributions in strength and conditioning and implications for future research: a meta-analysis. (2022)
Working Paper
SWINTON, P.A. and MURPHY, A. 2022. Comparative effect size distributions in strength and conditioning and implications for future research: a meta-analysis. SportRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.51224/srxiv.202

Controlled experimental designs are frequently used in strength and conditioning (S&C) to determine which interventions are most effective. The purpose of this large meta-analysis was to quantify the distribution of comparative effect sizes in S&C to... Read More about Comparative effect size distributions in strength and conditioning and implications for future research: a meta-analysis..

The effects of sprint interval training on physical performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2022)
Journal Article
HALL, A.J., ASPE, R.R., CRAIG, T.P., KAVALIAUSKA, M., BABRAJ, J. and SWINTON, P.A. 2023. The effects of sprint interval training on physical performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of strength and conditioning research [online], 37(2), pages 457-481. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000004257

The present study aimed to synthesise findings from published research and through meta-analysis quantify the effect of sprint interval training (SIT) and potential moderators on physical performance outcomes (categorised as aerobic; anaerobic; mixed... Read More about The effects of sprint interval training on physical performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

Does transforming subjective measures of load better represent training and match-play intensity in youth soccer players? (2022)
Journal Article
MAUGHAN, P.C., MACFARLANE, N.G., TOWLSON, C., BARRETT, S. and SWINTON, P.A. 2023. Does transforming subjective measures of load better represent training and match-play intensity in youth soccer players? International journal of sports science and coaching [online], 18(5), pages 1541-1549. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/17479541221114739

The purpose of this study was to investigate the structure of relationships between measures of training load and assess whether these can be modified through non-linear transformations. Ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) and seven external load mea... Read More about Does transforming subjective measures of load better represent training and match-play intensity in youth soccer players?.