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Personalised exercise recognition towards improved self-management of musculoskeletal disorders. (2021)
Thesis
WIJEKOON, A. 2021. Personalised exercise recognition towards improved self-management of musculoskeletal disorders. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1358224

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) have been the primary contributor to the global disease burden, with increased years lived with disability. Such chronic conditions require self-management, typically in the form of maintaining an active lifestyle whil... Read More about Personalised exercise recognition towards improved self-management of musculoskeletal disorders..

Pause time: a multi-perspective exploration of person-centred care in an acute hospital: an interpretative phenomenological analysis study with older people, families and staff. (2021)
Thesis
WHITTINGHAM, K.A. 2021. Pause time: a multi-perspective exploration of person-centred care in an acute hospital: an interpretative phenomenological analysis study with older people, families and staff. Robert Gordon University, DPP thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1358171

Since the turn of the 21st century, the term 'Person Centred Care' (PCC) has become integral to healthcare language in policy, education, research and practice. In several healthcare arenas, PCC has become synonymous with the delivery of high-quality... Read More about Pause time: a multi-perspective exploration of person-centred care in an acute hospital: an interpretative phenomenological analysis study with older people, families and staff..

Exploration of competency requirements and current training models in remote medical emergency response in the oil and gas industry of Nigeria: a mixed method study. (2020)
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OSAKWE ADAKPORIA, K.A. 2020. Exploration of competency requirements and current training models in remote medical emergency response in the oil and gas industry of Nigeria: a mixed method study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447366

Medical Emergency Response (MER) in remote work locations such as the Oil and Gas (O&G) industry industry might encounter challenges with potential delay in response time and negative consequences. The aim of this study was to explore current practic... Read More about Exploration of competency requirements and current training models in remote medical emergency response in the oil and gas industry of Nigeria: a mixed method study..

Coaches' naturalistic decision-making: injury prevention in youth elite soccer players. (2020)
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SOMERS, S. 2020. Coaches' naturalistic decision-making: injury prevention in youth elite soccer players. Robert Gordon University [online], MRes thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The purpose of this study is to uncover and understand the naturalistic decision-making process in youth academy soccer coaches, when making decisions for mitigating injury in youth soccer players. Data were collected on seven youth academy soccer co... Read More about Coaches' naturalistic decision-making: injury prevention in youth elite soccer players..

Transfer of learning from simulation to clinical practice in pre-registration healthcare student education. (2019)
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GOODHAND, K. 2019. Transfer of learning from simulation to clinical practice in pre-registration healthcare student education. Robert Gordon University [online], DPP thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Simulation has become an established pedagogy for teaching clinical skills to healthcare professionals and has been incorporated into pre-registration curricula internationally. Simulation can often be used to replace clinical practice hours and it i... Read More about Transfer of learning from simulation to clinical practice in pre-registration healthcare student education..

The demands of vertical ladder ergometer climbing relating to the wind energy industry. (2019)
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BARRON, P.J. 2019. The demands of vertical ladder ergometer climbing relating to the wind energy industry. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The current medical fitness standard guidelines issued by Renewable UK for wind turbine technicians were adopted from the UK Fire and Rescue service. However, on the face of it, the two industries have different demands. This thesis aimed to ascertai... Read More about The demands of vertical ladder ergometer climbing relating to the wind energy industry..

Exploring occupational irritant hand dermatitis amongst healthcare workers in NHS Grampian. (2019)
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PAPADATOU, Z. 2019. Exploring occupational irritant hand dermatitis amongst healthcare workers in NHS Grampian. Robert Gordon University [online], DPP thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Occupational irritant hand dermatitis (OIHD) is emerging as an important risk caused by or made worse by work. OIHD can cause significant and long-term health issues, and can impact on an individual's employment. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are amongst... Read More about Exploring occupational irritant hand dermatitis amongst healthcare workers in NHS Grampian..

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 about A proposed model of perceived motivationally-relevant social agent influence during athlete development..

Investigation into the life span of the physiological and performance benefits of a soccer warm-up. (2016)
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SYMON, K.G. 2016. Investigation into the life span of the physiological and performance benefits of a soccer warm-up. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

The purpose of this study was to determine the time course of the performance and physiological changes that occur in response to a pre-match soccer warm-up. Data was collected on twelve academy soccer players, over five consecutive days. Measures of... Read More about Investigation into the life span of the physiological and performance benefits of a soccer warm-up..

Efficacy of the Ionic Balance band to improve selected health and fitness parameters following a two week exposure intervention: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. (2016)
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MACDONALD, F.R. 2016. Efficacy of the Ionic Balance band to improve selected health and fitness parameters following a two week exposure intervention: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

A recent trend has seen products marketed towards the health and fitness industry that proclaim beneficial effects through properties and mechanisms more commonly associated with complementary and alternative medicine. These claims are largely unsubs... Read More about Efficacy of the Ionic Balance band to improve selected health and fitness parameters following a two week exposure intervention: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study..

3D anthropometry: quantifying the shape and size variability within the UK male offshore oil and gas workforce. (2016)
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LEDINGHAM, R.J. 2016. 3D anthropometry: quantifying the shape and size variability within the UK male offshore oil and gas workforce. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Background: UK male offshore workers typically increased in weight by 19% since 1985, and are also heavier than the background UK male population. Aim: To conduct an anthropometric survey on UK offshore workers, employing the latest portable 3D scann... Read More about 3D anthropometry: quantifying the shape and size variability within the UK male offshore oil and gas workforce..

A retrospective analysis of a community based weight loss programme in conjunction with group behavioural change sessions in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). (2014)
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NIKOKAVOURA, E.A. 2014. A retrospective analysis of a community based weight loss programme in conjunction with group behavioural change sessions in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A retrospective analysis of a community based weight loss programme in conjunction with group behavioural change sessions in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is variously reported to affect between 5-26 % of reproductive-age women in the UK, and it accounts for up to to 75% of women attending fertility clinics due to anovulation. The major symptoms include ovarian disrupti... Read More about A retrospective analysis of a community based weight loss programme in conjunction with group behavioural change sessions in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)..

An investigation into potential methods of improving the fitness stimulus associated with small-sided games in soccer. (2014)
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MUNRO, H. 2014. An investigation into potential methods of improving the fitness stimulus associated with small-sided games in soccer. Robert Gordon University, MRes Thesis.

Background: Methods that simultaneously target physical, technical and tactical components of soccer could be an efficient use of training time. Small-sided games (SSGs) have previously been investigated demonstrating that variables, such as player n... Read More about An investigation into potential methods of improving the fitness stimulus associated with small-sided games in soccer..

Impact of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and/or selenium (Se) supplementation on oxidative stress and antioxidant status in active females. (2014)
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KEANE, K. 2014. Impact of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and/or selenium (Se) supplementation on oxidative stress and antioxidant status in active females. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Background: Cells continuously produce free radicals (FR) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) as part of metabolic processes. These free radicals are neutralized by an elaborate antioxidant defence system consisting of enzymes. An imbalance between ROS... Read More about Impact of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and/or selenium (Se) supplementation on oxidative stress and antioxidant status in active females..

The effect of position on the lumbar intervertebral disc. (2014)
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ALEXANDER, L.A.A. 2014. The effect of position on the lumbar intervertebral disc. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis comprises three phases with a combined aim which was to investigate the effect of position on the lumbar intervertebral disc (IVD). The effect of position on the lumbar IVD in asymptomatic subjects and subjects with discogenic low back pa... Read More about The effect of position on the lumbar intervertebral disc..

A biomechanical investigation of contemporary powerlifting training practices and their potential application to athletic development. (2013)
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SWINTON, P.A. 2013. A biomechanical investigation of contemporary powerlifting training practices and their potential application to athletic development. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The contemporary training practices of powerlifters are presently being adopted by athletes from a variety of sports, seeking to improve their performance. The aims of this PhD were to: 1) identify the contemporary training practices of powerlifters;... Read More about A biomechanical investigation of contemporary powerlifting training practices and their potential application to athletic development..

An artificially-intelligent biomeasurement system for total hip arthroplasty patient rehabilitation. (2012)
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LAW, E.J. 2012. An artificially-intelligent biomeasurement system for total hip arthroplasty patient rehabilitation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study concerned the development and validation of a hardware and software biomeasurement system, which was designed to be used by physiotherapists, general practitioners and other healthcare professionals. The purpose of the system is to detect... Read More about An artificially-intelligent biomeasurement system for total hip arthroplasty patient rehabilitation..

Critical thinking and clinical reasoning in new graduate occupational therapists: a phenomenological study. (2012)
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ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning in new graduate occupational therapists: a phenomenological study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aim of this study was to examine, understand and conceptualise the critical thinking and clinical reasoning adopted by new graduate occupational therapists as they enter the workforce to become newly autonomous practitioners. The study obtained t... Read More about Critical thinking and clinical reasoning in new graduate occupational therapists: a phenomenological study..

Alterations in the macronutrient content of the diet and the effects on body composition, cardiovascular disease risk and the control of energy metabolism in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. (2011)
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GRYKA, A. 2011. Alterations in the macronutrient content of the diet and the effects on body composition, cardiovascular disease risk and the control of energy metabolism in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Several studies have shown that a low-carbohydrate diet (LCHOD) can improve glycaemic control in people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The objective of the current study was to compare two ways of administration of a LCHOD - self-prepared mea... Read More about Alterations in the macronutrient content of the diet and the effects on body composition, cardiovascular disease risk and the control of energy metabolism in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus..