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Improved prediction equations for estimating height in adults from ethnically diverse backgrounds. (2019)
Journal Article
MADDEN, A.M., MASHANOVA, A., AMIRABDOLLAHIAN, F., GHUMAN, S., MAKDA, M., COLLINSON, A., DEAN, F., HIRSZ, M., LENNIE, S., MAYNARD, M.J. and POWER, B. 2019. Improved prediction equations for estimating height in adults from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Clinical nutrition [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2019.06.007

Background and aims - When body height cannot be measured, it can be predicted from ulna length (UL). However, commonly used published prediction equations may not provide useful estimates in adults from all ethnicities. This study aimed to evaluate... Read More

Perinatal factors associate with vertebral size and shape but not lumbar lordosis in 10-year-old children. (2019)
Journal Article
PAVLOVA, A.V., JEFFREY, J.E., BARR, R.J. and ASPDEN, R.M. 2019. Perinatal factors associate with vertebral size and shape but not lumbar lordosis in 10-year-old children. Journal of anatomy [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.13024

The intrauterine environment is known to influence foetal development and future health. Low birthweight has been linked to smaller vertebral canals in children and decreased adulthood spine bone mineral content. Perinatal factors affecting lumbar sp... Read More

Vocational rehabilitation for emergency services personnel: a scoping review. (2019)
Journal Article
ALEXANDER, L. and COOPER, K. 2019. Vocational rehabilitation for emergency services personnel: a scoping review. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003747

Objective: The objective of this scoping review is to examine and map the range of vocational rehabilitation available for emergency services personnel. Introduction: Employee work absence due to illness and injury is an international burden. The eme... Read More

Learning to self-manage by intelligent monitoring, prediction and intervention. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
WIRATUNGA, N., CORSAR, D., MARTIN, K., WIJEKOON, A., ELYAN, E., COOPER, K., IBRAHIM, Z., CELIKTUTAN, O., DOBSON, R.J., ABD-ALHAMMED, R., QAHWAJI, R. and CHAUDHURI, R. 2019. Learning to self-manage by intelligent monitoring, prediction and intervention. Presented at the 4th International workshop on knowledge discovery in healthcare data (KDH 2019), co-located with the 28th International joint conference on artificial intelligence (IJCAI-19), 10-11 August 2019, Macao, China. CEUR workshop proceedings. Aachen: CEUR-WS [online], (accepted).

Despite the growing prevalence of multimorbidities, current digital self-management approaches still prioritise single conditions. The future of out-of-hospital care requires researchers to expand their horizons; integrated assistive technologies sho... Read More

Effectiveness of expiratory muscle strength training on expiratory strength, pulmonary function and cough in the adult population: a systematic review. (2019)
Journal Article
TEMPLEMAN, L. and ROBERTS, F. 2019. Effectiveness of expiratory muscle strength training on expiratory strength, pulmonary function and cough in the adult population: a systematic review. Physiotherapy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2019.06.002

Background: Respiratory muscle strength declines in certain disease states, leading to impaired cough, reduced airway clearance and an increased risk of aspiration pneumonia. Respiratory muscle training may therefore reduce this risk. Objectives: To... Read More

Impact of simulated patients on physiotherapy student skill performance in cardiorespiratory: a pilot study. (2019)
Journal Article
WALKER, C.A. and ROBERTS, F.E. [2019]. Impact of simulated patients on physiotherapy student skill performance in cardiorespiratory: a pilot study. Physiotherapy Canada [online], (accepted).

Background – To date there is no evidence that high fidelity simulation (HFS) improves skill development within the university setting in physiotherapy students. With pressures to reduce costs and maintain/improve quality of the learning experience... Read More

Prediction of peak plantar pressure for diabetic foot: the regressional model. (2019)
Journal Article
HAZARI, A., MAIYA, A., AGOURIS, I., MONTEIRO, A. and SHIVASHANKARA. 2019. Prediction of peak plantar pressure for diabetic foot: the regressional model. The foot [online], 40, pages 87-91. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foot.2019.06.001

Background - The increase in peak plantar pressure could be the most important etiological factor for pathogenesis of a diabetic foot. Thus the fate of a diabetic foot syndrome which is a clinical triad of neurological, vascular and musculoskeletal c... Read More

Conducting initial telephone consultations in primary care: a scoping review. (2019)
Journal Article
COOPER, K. and ALEXANDER, L. 2019. Conducting initial telephone consultations in primary care: a scoping review. International journal of evidence-based healthcare [online], 17(Supplement 1), pages S38-S40. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1097/XEB.0000000000000179

Background - Telephone consultations are increasingly used in primary care to deliver healthcare services to patients. However, there has been no review produced which identifies and maps the elements of the components, skills and training required... Read More

Student led physical rehabilitation groups and clinics in entry level health education: a scoping review protocol. (2019)
Other
WYNNE, D. and COOPER, K. 2019. Student led physical rehabilitation groups and clinics in entry level health education: a scoping review protocol. [Protocol]. JBI database of systematic review and implementation reports [online], 17(6), pages 1092-1100. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003990

The objective of this scoping review is to identify, map and describe the characteristics of student led physical rehabilitation groups and clinics in entry level health education. More specifically, the objectives are to identify: 1) What types of s... Read More

Effectiveness of high fidelity simulation versus low fidelity simulation on practical/clinical skill development in pre-registration physiotherapy students: a systematic review. (2019)
Journal Article
ROBERTS, F. and COOPER, K. 2019. Effectiveness of high fidelity simulation versus low fidelity simulation on practical/clinical skill development in pre-registration physiotherapy students: a systematic review. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003931

Objective: The objective of this review is to evaluate the effectiveness of high fidelity simulation (HFS) versus low fidelity simulation (LFS) on practical/clinical skill development in pre-registration physiotherapy students. Introduction: Evidence... Read More

A systematic risk assessment and meta-analysis on the use of oral β-alanine supplementation. (2019)
Journal Article
DOLAN, E., SWINTON, P.A., PAINELLI, V.D.S., HEMINGWAY, B.S., MAZZOLANI, B., SMAIRA, F.I., SAUNDERS, B., ARTIOLI, G.G. and GUALANO, B. 2019. A systematic risk assessment and meta-analysis on the use of oral ß-alanine supplementation. Advances in nutrition [online], 10(3), pages 452-463. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmy115

β-Alanine supplementation is one of the world's most commonly used sports supplements, and its use as a nutritional strategy in other populations is ever-increasing, due to evidence of pleiotropic ergogenic and therapeutic benefits. Despite its wides... Read More

Health technologies for falls prevention and detection in adult hospital in-patients: a scoping review protocol. [Protocol] (2019)
Other
ALEXANDER, L., SWINTON, P., KIRKPATRICK, P., STEPHEN, A., MITCHELHILL, F., SIMPSON, S. and COOPER, K. 2019. Health technologies for falls prevention and detection in adult hospital in-patients: a scoping review protocol. Protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], 17(5), pages 667-674. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003844

Review objective/questions: The objective of this scoping review is to map the evidence relating to the reporting and evaluation of health technologies for the prevention and detection of falls in adult hospital in-patients. The following questions w... Read More

Pain neuroscience education for adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed-methods systematic review and meta-analysis. (2019)
Journal Article
WATSON, J.A., RYAN, C.G., COOPER, L., ELLINGTON, D., WHITTLE, R., LAVENDER, M., DIXON, J., ATKINSON, G., COOPER, K. and MARTIN, D.J. 2019. Pain neuroscience education for adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed-methods systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of pain [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2019.02.011

Chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) is an urgent global public health concern. Pain neuroscience education (PNE) is an intervention used in the management of CMP aiming to reconceptualise an individual's understanding of their pain as less threatening... Read More

Head and trunk kinematics and kinetics in normal and cerebral palsy gait: a systematic review. (2019)
Journal Article
HAZARI, A., AGOURIS, I., WAKODE, P.S., JADHAV, R.A., SHARMA, N., JENA, S. and SHARMA, M. 2019. Head and trunk kinematics and kinetics in normal and cerebral palsy gait: a systematic review. European journal of physiotherapy [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/21679169.2019.1573919

Background: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neuromuscular disability characterised by a persistent disorder of movement and posture due to a non-progressive lesion in a developing brain. In children with CP, gait is compromised in a variety of ways. A numbe... Read More

PALS: peer support for community dwelling older people with chronic low back pain: a feasibility and acceptability study. (2019)
Journal Article
COOPER, K., SCHOFIELD, P., SMITH, B.H. and KLEIN, S. 2019. PALS: peer support for community dwelling older people with chronic low back pain: a feasibility and acceptability study. Physiotherapy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2019.01.015

Objectives: (i) examine the feasibility and acceptability of a peer support intervention (PALS) to facilitate self-management in community dwelling older adults with Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP), and (ii) examine the feasibility of study methods in o... Read More

A proposed model of perceived motivationally-relevant social agent influence during athlete development. (2019)
Thesis
MCCANN, B.J.A. 2019. A proposed model of perceived motivationally-relevant social agent influence during athlete development. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This thesis aimed to extend knowledge of the perceived motivationally-relevant influences of coaches, parents and peers during athlete development in sport. In doing so this thesis addressed existing limitations in research to date exploring social a... Read More

The ability of adults of different size to egress through confined space apertures. (2019)
Journal Article
STEWART, A., NEVILL, A. and JOHNSON, C. 2019. The ability of adults of different size to egress through confined space apertures. Human factors [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0018720818819384

Absolute body size is a strong predictor of minimum wall aperture transit in adults. Key anatomical dimensions scale to egress capability, but men and women exhibit subtle differences. Wherever clearance space is restricted, transit capability is lik... Read More

Improving kNN for human activity recognition with privileged learning using translation models. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
WIJEKOON, A., WIRATUNGA, N., SANI, S., MASSIE, S. and COOPER, K. 2018. Improving kNN for human activity recognition with privileged learning using translation models. In Cox, M.T., Funk, P. and Begum, S. (eds.) Case-based reasoning research and development: proceedings of the 26th International conference on case-based reasoning (ICCBR 2018), 9-12 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. Lecture notes in computer science, 11156. Cham: Springer [online], pages 448-463. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01081-2_30

Multiple sensor modalities provide more accurate Human Activity Recognition (HAR) compared to using a single modality, yet the latter is preferred by consumers as it is more convenient and less intrusive. This presents a challenge to researchers, as... Read More

Personalised human activity recognition using matching networks. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
SANI, S., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and COOPER, K. 2018. Personalised human activity recognition using matching networks. In Cox, M.T., Funk, P. and Begum, S. (eds.) Case-based reasoning research and development: proceedings of the 26th International conference on case-based reasoning (ICCBR 2018), 9-12 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. Lecture notes in computer science, 11156. Cham: Springer [online], pages 339-353. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01081-2_23

Human Activity Recognition (HAR) is typically modelled as a classification task where sensor data associated with activity labels are used to train a classifier to recognise future occurrences of these activities. An important consideration when trai... Read More

A new waist-to-height ratio predicts abdominal adiposity in adults. (2018)
Journal Article
NEVILL, A.M., STEWART, A.D., OLDS, T. and DUNCAN, M.J. 2018. A new waist-to-height ratio predicts abdominal adiposity in adults. Research in sports medicine [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2018.1502183

Our aim was to identify the best anthropometric index associated with waist adiposity. The six weight-status indices included body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), waist-to-height ratio (WHTR), and a new waist-by-height0.5 ratio (WHT.5R).... Read More