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SelfBACK: Activity recognition for self-management of low back pain. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
SANI, S., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and COOPER, K. 2016. SelfBACK: Activity recognition for self-management of low back pain. In Bramer, M. and Petridis, M. (eds.) 2016. Research and development in intelligent systems XXXIII: incorporating applications and innovations in intelligent systems XXIV: proceedings of the 36th SGAI nternational conference on innovative techniques and applications of artificial intelligence (SGAI 2016), 13-15 December 2016, Cambridge, UK. Cham: Springer [online], pages 281-294. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47175-4_21

Low back pain (LBP) is the most significant contributor to years lived with disability in Europe and results in significant financial cost to European economies. Guidelines for the management of LBP have self-management at their cornerstone, where pa... Read More about SelfBACK: Activity recognition for self-management of low back pain..

Defying geometric similarity: shape centralization in male UK offshore workers. (2016)
Journal Article
STEWART, A.D., LEDINGHAM, R.J., FURNACE, G., WILLIAMS, H. and NEVILL, A.M. 2016. Defying geometric similarity: shape centralization in male UK offshore workers. American journal of human biology [online], 29(3), e22935. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22935

Objectives - Applying geometric similarity predictions of body dimensions to specific occupational groups has the potential to reveal useful ergonomic and health implications. This study assessed a representative sample of the male UK offshore workfo... Read More about Defying geometric similarity: shape centralization in male UK offshore workers..

Investigation into the life span of the physiological and performance benefits of a soccer warm-up. (2016)
Thesis
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..

Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review protocol. (2016)
Other
PAPADATOU, Z., COOPER, K., KLEIN, S., MACDUFF, C. and STEINER, M. 2016. Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review protocol. [Protocol]. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], 14(10), pages 72-81. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003159

Review question/objective: The objective of this quantitative systematic review is to identify, appraise and synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of moisturizers, barrier creams, protective gloves, skin protection education and... Read More about Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review protocol..

The health-oriented attitudes and lifestyles of allied health professions university students. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
EWEN, J. and ALEXANDER, L. 2016. The health-oriented attitudes and lifestyles of allied health professions university students. Presented at the 2016 Faculty of Public Health annual conference: strong voices: pragmatic public health, 27-28 October 2016, Dunblane, UK.

The health-orientated attitudes and lifestyles of allied health professions university students was a research project using quantitative methods (survey and measuring tool) to 1) Explore Health Sciences students' understanding/response towards the c... Read More about The health-oriented attitudes and lifestyles of allied health professions university students..

β-alanine supplementation to improve exercise capacity and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2016)
Journal Article
SAUNDERS, B., ELLIOTT-SALE, K., ARTIOLI, G.G., SWINTON, P.A., DOLAN, E., ROSCHEL, H., SALE, C. and GUALANO, B. 2017. ß-alanine supplementation to improve exercise capacity and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British journal of sports medicine [online], 51(8), pages 658-669. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-096396

Objective To conduct a systematic review and meta-Analysis of the evidence on the effects of β-Alanine supplementation on exercise capacity and performance. Design This study was designed in accordance with PRISMA guidelines. A 3-level mixed effects... Read More about β-alanine supplementation to improve exercise capacity and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

The physiological effect of a 'climb assist' device on vertical ladder climbing. (2016)
Journal Article
BARRON, P.J., BURGESS, K., COOPER, K. and STEWART, A.D. 2017. The physiological effect of a 'climb assist' device on vertical ladder climbing. Ergonomics [online], 60(7), pages 1008-1013. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1244290

Climb assist systems claim to reduce strain when climbing ladders; however, no research has yet substantiated this. The purpose of this study was to assess the physiological and psychophysical effects of climb assist on 30 m ladder climbing at a mini... Read More about The physiological effect of a 'climb assist' device on vertical ladder climbing..

The experiences of women with polycystic ovary syndrome on a very low-calorie diet. (2016)
Journal Article
LOVE, J.G., MCKENZIE, J.S., NIKOKAVOURA, E.A., BROOM, J., ROLLAND, C. and JOHNSTON, K.L. 2016. The experiences of women with polycystic ovary syndrome on a very low-calorie diet. International journal of women's health [online], 8, pages 299-310. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S100385

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is variously reported to affect between 5% and 26% of reproductive age women in the UK and accounts for up to 75% of women attending fertility clinics due to anovulation. The first-line treatment option for overweight... Read More about The experiences of women with polycystic ovary syndrome on a very low-calorie diet..

Variability in body size and shape of UK offshore workers: a cluster analysis approach. (2016)
Journal Article
STEWART, A., LEDINGHAM, R. and WILLIAMS, H. 2017. Variability in body size and shape of UK offshore workers: a cluster analysis approach. Applied ergonomics [online], 58, pages 265-272. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2016.07.001

Male UK offshore workers have enlarged dimensions compared with UK norms and knowledge of specific sizes and shapes typifying their physiques will assist a range of functions related to health and ergonomics. A representative sample of the UK offshor... Read More about Variability in body size and shape of UK offshore workers: a cluster analysis approach..

Survival suit volume reduction associated with immersion: implications for buoyancy estimation in offshore workers of different size. (2016)
Journal Article
STEWART, A., LEDINGHAM, R., FURNACE, G., WILLIAMS, H. and COLESHAW, S. 2017. Survival suit volume reduction associated with immersion: implications for buoyancy estimation in offshore workers of different size. Ergonomics [online], 60(6), pages 844-850. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1188219

Rationale: It is currently unknown how body size affects buoyancy in submerged helicopter escape. Method: Eight healthy males aged 39.6±12.6year (mean±SD) with BMI 22.0–40.0kgm−2 wearing a standard survival (‘dry’) suit undertook a normal venting man... Read More about Survival suit volume reduction associated with immersion: implications for buoyancy estimation in offshore workers of different size..

The impact of target frequency on intra-individual variability in euthymic bipolar disorder: a comparison of two sustained attention tasks. (2016)
Journal Article
MOSS, R.A., FINKELMEYER, A., ROBINSON, L.J., THOMPSON, J.M., WATSON, S., FERRIER, I.N. and GALLAGHER, P. 2016. The impact of target frequency on intra-individual variability in euthymic bipolar disorder: a comparison of two sustained attention tasks. Frontiers in psychiatry [online], 7, article 106. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00106

Greater intra-individual variability (IIV) in reaction time (RT) on a sustained attention task has been reported in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) compared with healthy controls. However, it is unclear whether IIV is task specific, or whether it... Read More about The impact of target frequency on intra-individual variability in euthymic bipolar disorder: a comparison of two sustained attention tasks..

Health improvement and health promotion education of undergraduate radiographers in a Scottish HEI. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
WAREING, A.K. and HOWARD, M. 2016. Health improvement and health promotion education of undergraduate radiographers in a Scottish HEI. Presented at the 2016 UK Radiological congress (UKRC 2016): future imaging: expectation, demand, delivery, 6-8 June 2016, Liverpool, UK.

Health Professionals (AHPs) (including radiographers) have been identified as a key workforce to improve and promote the health and wellbeing of the UK population by 'making every contact count (MECC)'.

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)
Thesis
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..

Exploring peer-mentoring for community dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain: a qualitative study. (2016)
Journal Article
COOPER, K., SCHOFIELD, P., KLEIN, S., SMITH, B.H. and JEHU, L.M. 2017. Exploring peer-mentoring for community dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain: a qualitative study. Physiotherapy [online], 103(2), pages 138-145. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1015/j.physio.2016.05.005

Objectives To explore the perceptions of patients, physiotherapists, and potential peer mentors on the topic of peer-mentoring for self-management of chronic low back pain following discharge from physiotherapy. Design Exploratory, qualitative study.... Read More about Exploring peer-mentoring for community dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain: a qualitative study..

Altered hippocampal function in major depression despite intact structure and resting perfusion. (2016)
Journal Article
FINKELMEYER, A., NILSSON, J., HE, J., STEVENS, L., MALLER, J.J., MOSS, R.A., SMALL, S., GALLAGHER, P., COVENTRY, K., FERRIER, I.N. and MCALLISTER-WILLIAMS, R.H. 2016. Altered hippocampal function in major depression despite intact structure and resting perfusion. Psychological medicine [online], 46(10), pages 2157-2168. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291716000702

Background: Hippocampal volume reductions in major depression have been frequently reported. However, evidence for functional abnormalities in the same region in depression has been less clear. We investigated hippocampal function in depression using... Read More about Altered hippocampal function in major depression despite intact structure and resting perfusion..

Review: barriers to physical activity in obese adults: a rapid evidence assessment. (2016)
Journal Article
BROOM, J. 2016. Review: barriers to physical activity in obese adults: a rapid evidence assessment. Journal of research in nursing [online], 21(4), pages 288-289. Available: https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987116647820

Obesity is clearly a major public health problem in developed nations, but also impacts on the health of developing countries, as they adopt lifestyle practices of the former. Physical activity, or lack of it, contributes heavily to the problem, espe... Read More about Review: barriers to physical activity in obese adults: a rapid evidence assessment..

3D anthropometry: quantifying the shape and size variability within the UK male offshore oil and gas workforce. (2016)
Thesis
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..

Bibliometric analysis as mesaure [sic] of long-term performance in pancreatic cancer research. (2016)
Journal Article
TURRI, G., PICCININI, A., ZANINI, S. and GIOVINAZZO, F. 2016. Bibliometric analysis as mesaure [sic] of long-term performance in pancreatic cancer research. HPB [online], 18(Supplement 1), pages e101. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hpb.2016.02.237

Introduction: Research on pancreatic cancer consists in basic, translational and clinical research. Bibliometric indexes as IF and H-Index have been proposed as measures of quality and performance for medical research. Our goal was to analyze the IF... Read More about Bibliometric analysis as mesaure [sic] of long-term performance in pancreatic cancer research..

The use of trauma interprofessional simulated education (TIPSE) to enhance role awareness in the emergency department setting (2016)
Journal Article
BROWN, C.W., HOWARD, M. and MORSE, J. 2016. The use of trauma interprofessional simulated education (TIPSE) to enhance role awareness in the emergency department setting. Journal of interprofessional care [online], 30(3), pages 388-390. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3109/13561820.2015.1121216

Interprofessional simulation-based education (IPSE) is common in medicine and nursing curricula, however, less evident in diagnostic radiography. Previous work suggests graduate radiographers are unprepared in terms of trauma knowledge and experience... Read More about The use of trauma interprofessional simulated education (TIPSE) to enhance role awareness in the emergency department setting.

An investigation of the inter-rater reliability of the Valpar Joule functional capacity evaluation in healthy adults. (2016)
Journal Article
MITCHELL, D., HANCOCK, E. and ALEXANDER, L. 2016. An investigation of the inter-rater reliability of the Valpar Joule functional capacity evaluation in healthy adults. Work [online], 53(2), pages 337-345. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3233/WOR-152154

BACKGROUND: A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) can provide a comprehensive, objective measure of a worker's ability to meet work demands to support return to work decision making. Research evidence of a FCE's reliability and validity, involving m... Read More about An investigation of the inter-rater reliability of the Valpar Joule functional capacity evaluation in healthy adults..