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Health coaching strategies for weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2020)
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SIECZKOWSKA, S.M., PADILHA DE LIMA, A. SWINTON, P.A., DOLAN, E., ROSCHEL, H. and GUALANO, B. 2021. Health coaching strategies for weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Advances in nutrition [online], 12(4), pages 1449-1460. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmaa159

Health coaching has emerged as a potential supporting tool for health professionals to overcome behavioural barriers, but its efficacy in weight management remains unclear. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to synthesize and evaluate... Read More about Health coaching strategies for weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

Reply to: comment on: "The effects of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance in eumenorrheic women: a systematic review and meta-analysis"and “The effects of oral contraceptives on exercise performance in women: a systematic review and meta-analysi (2020)
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ELLIOTT-SALE, K.J., MCNULTY, K.L., GOODALL, S., ANSDELL, P., THOMAS, K., SWINTON, P.A., DOLAN, E. and HICKS, K.M. 2021. Reply to: comment on: "The effects of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance in eumenorrheic women: a systematic review and meta-analysis" and "The effects of oral contraceptives on exercise performance in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis". Sports medicine [online], 51(5), pages 1111-1113. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01383-9

This is a letter to the editor, by the authors, in response to a comment ( https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01384-8 ) on two previous articles published in Sports Medicine 50(10), https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01319-3 ; https://doi.org/10.100... Read More about Reply to: comment on: "The effects of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance in eumenorrheic women: a systematic review and meta-analysis"and “The effects of oral contraceptives on exercise performance in women: a systematic review and meta-analysi.

Barriers and facilitators to patient uptake and utilisation of digital interventions for the self-management of low back pain: a systematic review of qualitative studies. (2020)
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SVENDSEN, M.J., WOOD, K.W., KYLE, J., COOPER, K., RASMUSSEN, C.D.N., SANDAL, L.F., STOCHKENDAHL, M.J., MAIR, F.S. and NICHOLL, B.I. 2020. Barriers and facilitators to patient uptake and utilisation of digital intervientions for the self-management of low back pain: a systematic review of qualitative studies. BMJ open [online], 10(12), article ID e038800. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038800

Objectives: Low back pain (LBP) is a leading contributor to disability globally. Self-management is a core component of LBP management. We aimed to synthesise published qualitative literature concerning digital health interventions (DHIs) to support... Read More about Barriers and facilitators to patient uptake and utilisation of digital interventions for the self-management of low back pain: a systematic review of qualitative studies..

Relationships between training load variables in professional youth football players. (2020)
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MAUGHAN, P., SWINTON, P. and MACFARLANE, N. 2021. Relationships between training load variables in professional youth football players. International journal of sports medicine [online], 42(7), pages 624-629. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1300-2959

This study aims to investigate the relationship between subjective and external measures of load in professional youth football players whilst accounting for the effect of training theme or competition. Data from ratings of perceived exertion and glo... Read More about Relationships between training load variables in professional youth football players..

Preliminary evaluation of the engagement and effectiveness of a mental health chatbot. (2020)
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DALEY, K., HUNGERBUEHLER, I., CAVANAGH, K., CLARO, H.G., SWINTON, P.A. and KAPPS, M. 2020. Preliminary evaluation of the engagement and effectiveness of a mental health chatbot. Frontiers in digital health [online], 2, article number 576361. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fdgth.2020.576361

Background: Mental health difficulties are highly prevalent yet access to support is impeded by barriers of stigma, cost and availability. These issues are even more prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, and use of digital technology is one... Read More about Preliminary evaluation of the engagement and effectiveness of a mental health chatbot..

Animal magic or a bone of contention? An exploration of dog ownership and adaptation in people with post-stroke aphasia. (2020)
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COUTTS, E. and COOPER, K. 2021. Animal magic or a bone of contention? An exploration of dog ownership and adaptation in people with post-stroke aphasia. Aphasiology [online], 35(12), pages 1573-1592. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2020.1836316

Background: There is extensive literature on the impact of aphasia on human interactions, with findings including family tension and reduced participation affecting the person with aphasia’s ability to adapt to life post-stroke. However, research on... Read More about Animal magic or a bone of contention? An exploration of dog ownership and adaptation in people with post-stroke aphasia..

Methodology of exercise resources development for professionals providing services for people with Parkinson’s: a technical report. (2020)
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RAMASWAMY, B., JONES, J., BAKER, K. and OLIVER, B. 2021. Methodology of exercise resources development for professionals providing services for people with Parkinson’s: a technical report. Physiotherapy [online], 112, pages 49-54. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2020.10.004

The complexity of motor and non-motor symptoms seen in Parkinson’s, with their variability and progressive nature, have a significant and potentially detrimental effect on mobility and subsequently quality of life for those with Parkinson’s. A consid... Read More about Methodology of exercise resources development for professionals providing services for people with Parkinson’s: a technical report..

Conducting high quality scoping reviews: challenges and solutions. (2020)
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KHALIL, H., PETERS, M.D.J., TRICCO, A.C., POLLOCK, D., ALEXANDER, L., MCINERNEY, P., GODFREY, C.M. and MUNN, Z. 2021. Conducting high quality scoping reviews-challenges and solutions. Journal of clinical epidemiology [online], 130, pages 156-160. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2020.10.009

Objectives: Scoping reviews are being increasingly used by researchers. The objective of this article was to outline some challenges and potential solutions to improve the conduct and reporting of scoping reviews. Study Design and Setting: The JBI sc... Read More about Conducting high quality scoping reviews: challenges and solutions..

Development of a tool to assess core cardiorespiratory physiotherapy skills: a Delphi study. (2020)
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ROBERTS, F. and COOPER, K. [2020]. Development of a tool to assess core cardiorespiratory physiotherapy skills: a Delphi study. Physiotherapy theory and practice [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09593985.2020.1827467

Purpose: This study reports on the development of an outcome measure designed to evaluate pre-registration physiotherapy students’ ability in performing core cardiorespiratory skills. Method: A four round, e-Delphi study using an international panel... Read More about Development of a tool to assess core cardiorespiratory physiotherapy skills: a Delphi study..

Updated methodological guidance for the conduct of scoping reviews. (2020)
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PETERS, M.D.J., MARNIE, C., TRICCO, A.C., POLLOCK, D., MUNN, Z., ALEXANDER, L., MCINERNEY, P., GODFREY, C.M. and KHALIL, H. 2020. Updated methodological guidance for the conduct of scoping reviews. JBI evidence synthesis [online], 18(10), pages 2119-2126. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBIES-20-00167

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper is to describe the updated methodological guidance for conducting a JBI scoping review, with a focus on new updates to the approach and development of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Met... Read More about Updated methodological guidance for the conduct of scoping reviews..

Usability and acceptability of an app (SELFBACK) to support self-management of low back pain: mixed methods study. (2020)
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NORDSTOGA, A.L., BACH, K., SANI, S., WIRATUNGA, N., MORK, P.J., VILLUMSEN, M. and COOPER, K. 2020. Usability and acceptability of an app (SELFBACK) to support self-management of low back pain: mixed methods study. JMIR rehabilitation and assistive technologies [online], 7(2), article number e18729. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2196/18729

Self-management is the key recommendation for managing non-specific low back pain (LBP). However, there are well-documented barriers to self-management, therefore methods of facilitating adherence are required. Smartphone apps are increasingly being... Read More about Usability and acceptability of an app (SELFBACK) to support self-management of low back pain: mixed methods study..

Anthropometric and physical performance profiling does not predict professional contracts awarded in an elite Scottish soccer academy over a ten-year period. (2020)
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CRAIG, T.P. and SWINTON, P. 2021. Anthropometric and physical performance profiling does not predict professional contracts awarded in an elite Scottish soccer academy over a ten-year period. European journal of sport science [online], 21(8), pages 1101-1110. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2020.1808079

The purpose of this long-term retrospective analysis was to determine whether anthropometric and physical performance data could predict success in elite youth Scottish soccer players. Stature, body mass, sprint, jump and aerobic performance were col... Read More about Anthropometric and physical performance profiling does not predict professional contracts awarded in an elite Scottish soccer academy over a ten-year period..

The effect of harness suspension on a simulated maintenance task efficacy in the renewable energy industry. (2020)
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STEWART, A.D., GARDINER, M., MACDONALD, J. and WILLIAMS, H. 2021. The effect of harness suspension on a simulated maintenance task efficacy in the renewable energy industry. Applied ergonomics [online], 90, article ID 103247. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103247

Building, bridge or wind turbine maintenance requires manual dexterity tasks by a specialist rope-access trained workforce via two principal means: harness suspension of individual workers from above, or deployment of a suspended platform or cradle f... Read More about The effect of harness suspension on a simulated maintenance task efficacy in the renewable energy industry..

Autoregulation in resistance training: addressing the inconsistencies. (2020)
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GREIG, L., STEPHENS HEMINGWAY, B.H., ASPE, R.R., COOPER, K., COMFORT, P. and SWINTON, P.A. 2020. Autoregulation in resistance training: addressing the inconsistencies. Sports medicine [online], 50(11), pages 1873-1887. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01330-8

Autoregulation is a process that is used to manipulate training based primarily on the measurement of an individual's performance or their perceived capability to perform. Despite being established as a training framework since the 1940s, there has b... Read More about Autoregulation in resistance training: addressing the inconsistencies..

The muscle carnosine response to beta-alanine supplementation: a systematic review with bayesian individual and aggregate data e-max model and meta-analysis. (2020)
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REZENDE, N.S., SWINTON, P., DE OLIVEIRA, L.F., DA SILVA, R.P., DA EIRA SILVA, V., NEMEZIO, K., YAMAGUCHI, G., ARTIOLI, G.G., GUALANO, B., SAUNDERS, B. and DOLAN, E. 2020. The muscle carnosine response to beta-alanine supplementation: a systematic review with bayesian individual and aggregate data E-max model and meta-analysis. Frontiers in physiology [online], 11, article ID 913. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2020.00913

Beta-alanine (BA) supplementation increases muscle carnosine content (MCarn), and has many proven, and purported, ergogenic and therapeutic benefits. Currently, many questions on the nature of the MCarn response to supplementation are open, and the r... Read More about The muscle carnosine response to beta-alanine supplementation: a systematic review with bayesian individual and aggregate data e-max model and meta-analysis..

The effects of oral contraceptives on exercise performance in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2020)
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ELLIOTT-SALE, K.J., MCNULTY, K.L., ANSDELL, P., GOODALL, S., HICKS, K.M. THOMAS, K., SWINTON, P.A. and DOLAN, E. 2020. The effects of oral contraceptives on exercise performance in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports medicine [online], 50(10), pages 1785-1812. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01317-5

Background: Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) are double agents, which downregulate endogenous concentrations of oestradiol and progesterone whilst simultaneously providing daily supplementation of exogenous oestrogen and progestin during the OCP-takin... Read More about The effects of oral contraceptives on exercise performance in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

The effects of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance in eumenorrheic women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2020)
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MCNULTY, K.L., ELLIOTT-SALE, K.J., DOLAN, E., SWINTON, P.A., ANSDELL, P., GOODALL, S., THOMAS, K. and HICKS, K.M. 2020. The effects of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance in eumenorrheic women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports medicine [online], 50(10), pages 1813-1827. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01319-3

Background: Concentrations of endogenous sex hormones fluctuate across the menstrual cycle (MC), which could have implications for exercise performance in women. At present, data are conflicting, with no consensus on whether exercise performance is a... Read More about The effects of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance in eumenorrheic women: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

Impact of simulated patients on physiotherapy students' skill performance in cardiorespiratory practice classes: a pilot study. (2020)
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WALKER, C.A. and ROBERTS, F.E. 2020. Impact of simulated patients on physiotherapy students' skill performance in cardiorespiratory practice classes: a pilot study. Physiotherapy Canada [online], 72(3), pages 314-322. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3138/ptc-2019-0113

Purpose: To date, no evidence exists that high-fidelity simulation improves skill development among physiotherapy students in the university setting. With pressures to reduce costs and maintain or improve the quality of the learning experience, and w... Read More about Impact of simulated patients on physiotherapy students' skill performance in cardiorespiratory practice classes: a pilot study..

Is intrinsic lumbar spine shape associated with lumbar disc degeneration? An exploratory study. (2020)
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DEANE, J.A., PAVLOVA, A.V., LIM, A.K.P., GREGORY, J.S., ASPDEN, R.M. and MCGREGOR, A.H. 2020. Is intrinsic lumbar spine shape associated with lumbar disc degeneration? An exploratory study. BMC musculoskeletal disorders [online], 21, article number 433. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-020-03346-7

Background: Lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) is a condition associated with recurrent low back pain (LBP). Knowledge regarding effective management is limited. As a step towards the identification of risk, prognostic or potentially modifiable factors i... Read More about Is intrinsic lumbar spine shape associated with lumbar disc degeneration? An exploratory study..

The prevalence of fibromyalgia in axial spondyloarthritis. (2020)
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JONES, G.T., MALLAWAARACHCHI, B., SHIM, J., LOCK, J. and MACFARLANE, G.J. 2020. The prevalance of fibromyalgia in axial spondyloarthritis. Rheumatology international [online], 40(10), pages 1581-1591. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00296-020-04621-5

Comorbid fibromyalgia, in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) has been shown to influence disease activity and function, and quality of life. Although several papers exist, there is no comprehensive and robust systematic review to determine the prevalenc... Read More about The prevalence of fibromyalgia in axial spondyloarthritis..