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Sodium bicarbonate supplementation and the female athlete: a brief commentary with small scale systematic review and meta-analysis. (2021)
Journal Article
SAUNDERS, B., FARIAS DE OLIVEIRA, L., DOLAN, E., DURKALEC-MICHALSKI, K., MCNAUGHTON, L., ARTIOLI, G.G. and SWINTON, P.A. [2021]. Sodium bicarbonate supplementation and the female athlete: a brief commentary with small scale systematic review and meta-analysis. European journal of sport science [online], (accepted).

Sodium bicarbonate (SB) is considered an effective ergogenic supplement for improving high-intensity exercise capacity and performance, although recent data suggests that women may be less amenable to its ergogenic effects than men. Currently, an app... Read More about Sodium bicarbonate supplementation and the female athlete: a brief commentary with small scale systematic review and meta-analysis..

Health technologies for falls prevention and detection in adult hospital in-patients: a scoping review. (2020)
Journal Article
COOPER, K., PAVLOVA, A., GREIG, L., SWINTON, P., KIRKPATRICK, P., MITCHELHILL, F., SIMPSON, S., STEPHEN, A. and ALEXANDER, L. [2020]. Health technologies for falls prevention and detection in adult hospital in-patients: a scoping review. JBI evidence synthesis [online], (accepted).

Objective: The objective of this scoping review was to examine and map the evidence relating to the reporting and evaluation of technologies for the prevention and detection of falls in adult hospital in-patients. Introduction: Falls are a common cau... Read More about Health technologies for falls prevention and detection in adult hospital in-patients: a scoping review..

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)
Journal Article
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..

The influence of acute exercise on bone biomarkers: protocol for a systematic review with meta-analysis. [Protocol] (2020)
Other
DOLAN, E., DUMAS, A., KEANE, K.M., BESTETTI, G., FREITAS, L.H.M., GUALANO, B., KOHRT, W., KELLEY, G.A., PEREIRA, R.M.R., SALE, C. and SWINTON, P. 2020. The influence of acute exercise on bone biomarkers: protocol for a systematic review with meta-analysis. [Protocol]. Systematic reviews [online], 9, article ID 291. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-020-01551-y

Background: Bone is a plastic tissue that is responsive to its physical environment. As a result, exercise interventions represent a potential means to influence bone. However, little is currently known about how various exercise and participant char... Read More about The influence of acute exercise on bone biomarkers: protocol for a systematic review with meta-analysis. [Protocol].

A collaborative approach to exercise provision for people with Parkinson’s: a feasibility and acceptability study of the PDConnect programme. [Protocol] (2020)
Other
JONES, J., ALEXANDER, L.. HANCOCK, E. and COOPER, K. [2020]. A collaborative approach to exercise provision for people with Parkinson's: a feasibility and acceptability study of the PDConnect programme. [Protocol]. AMRC open research [online], 2, article ID 29. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12688/amrcopenres.12936.1

Background: Exercise has been shown to be beneficial for people with Parkinson’s (PwP), limiting the rate of decline of motor and non-motor symptoms, with emerging evidence associating exercise with a neuroprotective effect. Current exercise provisio... Read More about A collaborative approach to exercise provision for people with Parkinson’s: a feasibility and acceptability study of the PDConnect programme. [Protocol].

The effect of carnosine or β-alanine supplementation on markers of glycaemic control and insulin resistance in human and animal studies: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol] (2020)
Other
MATTHEWS, J.J., DOLAN, E., SWINTON, P.A., SANTOS, L., ARTIOLI, G.G., TURNER, M.D., ELLIOTT-SALE, K.J. and SALE, C. 2020. The effect of carnosine or β-alanine supplementation on markers of glycaemic control and insulin resistance in human and animal studies: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol]. Systematic reviews [online], 9, article ID 282. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-020-01539-8

Background: Diabetes is a major public health issue and there is a need to develop low-cost, novel interventions to prevent or reduce disease progression. Growing evidence shows that supplementation with carnosine, or its rate-limiting precursor β-al... Read More about The effect of carnosine or β-alanine supplementation on markers of glycaemic control and insulin resistance in human and animal studies: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol].

Relationships between training load variables in professional youth football players. (2020)
Journal Article
MAUGHAN, P., MACFARLANE, N. and SWINTON, P. [2020]. Relationships between training load variables in professional youth football players. International journal of sports medicine [online], In Press. 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... 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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
COUTTS, E. and COOPER, K. [2020]. Animal magic or a bone of contention? An exploration of dog ownership and adaptation in people with post-stroke aphasia. Aphasiology [online], Latest Articles. 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..

Health coaching strategies for weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2020)
Journal Article
SIECZKOWSKA, S.M., PADILHA DE LIMA, A. SWINTON, P.A., DOLAN, E., ROSCHEL, H. and GUALANO, B. [2020]. Health coaching strategies for weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Advances in nutrition [online], (accepted).

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..

Methodology of exercise resources development for professionals providing services for people with Parkinson’s: a technical report. (2020)
Journal Article
RAMASWAMY, B., JONES, J., BAKER, K. and OLIVER, B. 2020. Methodology of exercise resources development for professionals providing services for people with Parkinson’s: a technical report. Physiotherapy [online], In Press. 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)
Journal Article
KHALIL, H., PETERS, M.D.J., TRICCO, A.C., POLLOCK, D., ALEXANDER, L., MCINERNEY, P., GODFREY, C.M. and MUNN, Z. [2020]. Conducting high quality scoping reviews-challenges and solutions. Journal of clinical epidemiology [online], In Press. 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)
Journal Article
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..

The effectiveness of combined shockwave therapy and plantar fascia stretching interventions in treating plantar heel pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. (2020)
Other
BURTON, I., COOPER, K., ALEXANDER, L. and SWINTON, P.A. [2020]. The effectiveness of combined shockwave therapy and plantar fascia stretching interventions in treating plantar heel pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. [Protocol]. JBI evidence synthesis [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBIES-20-00186

Review Objective: To synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of interventions that have used a combination of extracorporeal shockwave therapy and plantar fascia specific stretching to treat plantar heel pain compared to any other... Read More about The effectiveness of combined shockwave therapy and plantar fascia stretching interventions in treating plantar heel pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol..

Updated methodological guidance for the conduct of scoping reviews. (2020)
Journal Article
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..

Learning to compare with few data for personalised human activity recognition. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
WIRATUNGA, N., WIJEKOON, A. and COOPER, K. 2020. Learning to compare with few data for personalised human activity recognition. In Watson, I and Weber, R. (eds.) Case-based reasoning research and development: proceedings of the 28th International conference on case-based reasoning research and development (ICCBR 2020), 8-12 June 2020, Salamanca, Spain [virtual conference]. Lecture notes in computer science, 12311. Cham: Springer [online], pages 3-14. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58342-2_1

Recent advances in meta-learning provides interesting opportunities for CBR research, in similarity learning, case comparison and personalised recommendations. Rather than learning a single model for a specific task, meta-learners adopt a generalist... Read More about Learning to compare with few data for personalised human activity recognition..

Usability and acceptability of an app (SELFBACK) to support self-management of low back pain: mixed methods study. (2020)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
CRAIG, T.P. and SWINTON, P. [2020]. 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], Latest Articles. 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)
Journal Article
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..

Relationship between subjective, and external, training load variables in youth soccer players. (2020)
Journal Article
MAUGHAN, P., MACFARLANE, N. and SWINTON, P. [2020]. Relationship between subjective, and external, training load variables in youth soccer players. International journal of sports physiology and performance [online], (accepted).

Purpose: To quantify and describe relationships between subjective and external measures of training load in professional youth soccer players. Methods: Data from differential ratings of perceived exertion and seven measures of external training load... Read More about Relationship between subjective, and external, training load variables in youth soccer players..