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Associations between back pain across adulthood and spine shape in early old age in a British birth cohort. (2018)
Journal Article
MUTHURI, S.G., PAVLOVA, A.V., SAUNDERS, F.R., HARDY, R.J., GREGORY, J.S., BARR, R.J., MARTIN, K.R., ADAMS, J.E., KUH, D., ASPDEN, R.M. and COOPER, R. 2018. Associations between back pain across adulthood and spine shape in early old age in a British birth cohort. Scientific reports [online], 8, article ID 16309. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-34628-9

We aimed to examine whether back pain across adulthood was associated with spine shape at age 60–64 years. Data were from 1405 participants in the MRC National Survey of Health and Development, a nationally representative British birth cohort. Back p... Read More about Associations between back pain across adulthood and spine shape in early old age in a British birth cohort..

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 about Personalised human activity recognition using matching networks..

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 about Improving kNN for human activity recognition with privileged learning using translation models..

Impact of biological therapy on work outcomes in patients with axial spondyloarthritis: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register (BSRBR-AS) and meta-analysis. (2018)
Journal Article
SHIM, J., JONES, G.T., PATHAN, E.M.I. and MACFARLANE, G. 2018. Impact of biological therapy on work outcomes in patients with axial spondyloarthritis: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register (BSRBR-AS) and meta-analysis. Annals of the rheumatic diseases [online], 77(11), pages 1578-1584. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213590

Objectives: To quantify, among patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), the benefit on work outcomes associated with commencing biologic therapy. Methods: The British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register in Axial Spondyloarthritis (BSRBR... Read More about Impact of biological therapy on work outcomes in patients with axial spondyloarthritis: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register (BSRBR-AS) and meta-analysis..

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. 2020. A new waist-to-height ratio predicts abdominal adiposity in adults. Research in sports medicine [online], 28(1), pages 15-26. 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 about A new waist-to-height ratio predicts abdominal adiposity in adults..

Variation in lifting kinematics related to individual intrinsic lumbar curvature: an investigation in healthy adults. (2018)
Journal Article
PAVLOVA, A.V., MEAKIN, J.R., COOPER, K., BARR, R.J. and ASPDEN, R.M. 2018. Variation in lifting kinematics related to individual intrinsic lumbar curvature: an investigation in healthy adults. BMJ open sport and exercise medicine [online], 4(1), article number 000374. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2018-000374

Objective: Lifting postures are frequently implicated in back pain. We previously related responses to a static load with intrinsic spine shape, and here we investigate the role of lumbar spine shape in lifting kinematics. Methods: Thirty healthy adu... Read More about Variation in lifting kinematics related to individual intrinsic lumbar curvature: an investigation in healthy adults..

Matching networks for personalised human activity recognition. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
SANI, S., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and COOPER, K. 2018. Matching networks for personalised human activity recognition. In Bichindaritz, I., Guttmann, C., Herrero, P., Koch, F., Koster, A., Lenz, R., López Ibáñez, B., Marling, C., Martin, C., Montagna, S., Montani, S., Reichert, M., Riaño, D., Schumacher, M.I., ten Teije, A. and Wiratunga, N. (eds.) Proceedings of the 1st Joint workshop on artificial intelligence in health, organized as part of the Federated AI meeting (FAIM 2018), co-located with the 17th International conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS 2018), the 35th International conference on machine learning (ICML 2018), the 27th International joint conference on artificial intelligence (IJCAI 2018), and the 26th International conference on case-based reasoning (ICCBR 2018), 13-19 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. CEUR workshop proceedings, 2142. Aachen: CEUR-WS [online], pages 61-64. Available from: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2142/short4.pdf

Human Activity Recognition (HAR) has many important applications in health care which include management of chronic conditions and patient rehabilitation. An important consideration when training HAR models is whether to use training data from a gene... Read More about Matching networks for personalised human activity recognition..

Study of similarity metrics for matching network-based personalised human activity recognition. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
SANI, S., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and COOPER, K. 2018. Study of similarity metrics for matching network-based personalised human activity recognition. In Minor, M. (ed.) Workshop proceedings for the 26th International conference on case-based reasoning (ICCBR 2018), 9-12 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden, pages 91-95. Available from: http://iccbr18.com/wp-content/uploads/ICCBR-2018-V3.pdf#page=91

Personalised Human Activity Recognition (HAR) models trained using data from the target user (subject-dependent) have been shown to be superior to non personalised models that are trained on data from a general population (subject-independent). Howev... Read More about Study of similarity metrics for matching network-based personalised human activity recognition..

Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review. (2018)
Journal Article
PAPADATOU, Z., WILLIAMS, H. and COOPER, K. 2018. Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], 16(6), pages 1398-1417. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003405

Background: - The most significant occupational skin problem potentially encountered in wet work occupations is occupational dermatitis. When the skin comes into contact with hazardous substances at work, this can cause occupational dermatitis to occ... Read More about Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review..

Body mass index and waist circumference in early adulthood are associated with thoracolumbar spine shape at age 60-64: The Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development. (2018)
Journal Article
PAVLOVA, A.V., MUTHURI, S.G., COOPER, R., SAUNDERS, F.R., GREGORY, J.S., BARR, R.J., MARTIN, K.R., ADAMS, J.E., KUH, D., HARDY, R.J. and ASPDEN, R.M. 2018. Body mass index and waist circumference in early adulthood are associated with thoracolumbar spine shape at age 60-64: The Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development. PLoS ONE [online], 13(6), article ID e0197570. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0197570

This study investigated associations between measures of adiposity from age 36 and spine shape at 60-64 years. Thoracolumbar spine shape was characterised using statistical shape modelling on lateral dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry images of the spi... Read More about Body mass index and waist circumference in early adulthood are associated with thoracolumbar spine shape at age 60-64: The Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development..

Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. (2018)
Journal Article
JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., AWAISU, A., PALLIVALAPILA, A. and STEWART, D. 2018. Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. British journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 84(9), pages 1883-1905. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13624

AIMS: The aims of this systematic review were to: (1) critically appraise, synthesize and present the available evidence on the views and experiences of stakeholders on pharmacist prescribing and; (2) present the perceived facilitators and barriers f... Read More about Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review..

Exercise for people with Parkinson's: a practical approach. (2018)
Journal Article
RAMASWAMY, B., JONES, J. and CARROLL, C. 2018. Exercise for people with Parkinson's: a practical approach. Practical neurology [online], 18(5), pages 399-406. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/practneurol-2018-001930

Exercise is key to a healthy and productive life. For people with Parkinson's, exercise has reported benefits for controlling motor and non-motor symptoms alongside the use of pharmacological intervention. For example, exercise prolongs independent m... Read More about Exercise for people with Parkinson's: a practical approach..

Development of a clinical risk score for pain and function following total knee arthroplasty: results from the TRIO study. [Dataset] (2018)
Dataset
SHIM, J., MCLERNON, D.J., HAMILTON, D., SIMPSON, H.A., BEASLEY, M. and MACFARLANE, G.J. 2018. Development of a clinical risk score for pain and function following total knee arthroplasty: results from the TRIO study. [Dataset]. Rheumatology advances in practice [online], 2(2), article rky021. Available from: https://academic.oup.com/rheumap/article/2/2/rky021/5025119#supplementary-data

Objectives: The aim was to develop and validate a simple clinical prediction model, based on easily collected preoperative information, to identify patients at high risk of pain and functional disability 6 months after total knee arthroplasty (TKA).... Read More about Development of a clinical risk score for pain and function following total knee arthroplasty: results from the TRIO study. [Dataset].

Development of a clinical risk score for pain and function following total knee arthroplasty: results from the TRIO study. (2018)
Journal Article
SHIM, J., MCLERNON, D.J., HAMILTON, D., SIMPSON, H.A., BEASLEY, M. and MACFARLANE, G.J. 2018. Development of a clinical risk score for pain and function following total knee arthroplasty: results from the TRIO study. Rheumatology advances in practice [online], 2(2), article rky021. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/rap/rky021

Objectives: The aim was to develop and validate a simple clinical prediction model, based on easily collected preoperative information, to identify patients at high risk of pain and functional disability 6 months after total knee arthroplasty (TKA).... Read More about Development of a clinical risk score for pain and function following total knee arthroplasty: results from the TRIO study..

Weight loss interventions for adults with overweight/obesity and chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed methods systematic review. (2018)
Journal Article
COOPER, L., RYAN, C., ELLS, L.J., HAMILTON, S., ATKINSON, G., COOPER, K., JOHNSON, M.I., KIRWAN, J.P. and MARTIN, D. 2018. Weight loss interventions for adults with overweight/obesity and chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed methods systematic review. Obesity reviews [online], 19(7), pages 989-1007. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12686

Worldwide prevalence of adult overweight and obesity is a growing public health issue. Adults with overweight/obesity often have chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP). Using a mixed-methods review, we aimed to quantify the effectiveness and explore the... Read More about Weight loss interventions for adults with overweight/obesity and chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed methods systematic review..

Components, skills and training for conducting initial telephone consultations in primary care: a scoping review protocol. (2018)
Other
COOPER, K. and ALEXANDER, L. 2018. Components, skills and training for conducting initial telephone consultations in primary care: a scoping review protocol. [Protocol]. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], 16(5), pages 1126-1134. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003527

Review objective/question: The objective of this scoping review is to examine the characteristics of initial telephone consultations conducted in primary care settings and to map the existing evidence on the components, skills and training recommende... Read More about Components, skills and training for conducting initial telephone consultations in primary care: a scoping review protocol..

The relationship between adipose mass and bone density in an over-weight/obese population: a systematic review protocol. (2018)
Other
DOLAN, E., HEALY, A., O'REILLY, J. and SWINTON, P. 2015. The relationship between adipose mass and bone density in an over-weight/obese population: a systematic review protocol. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42015024313. Available from https://doi.org/10.15124/CRD42015024313

This review aims to look at the relationship between adipose mass and bone density in an overweight/obese population. The available evidence does appear to support evidence of a positive relationship between adipose mass and bone density when conside... Read More about The relationship between adipose mass and bone density in an over-weight/obese population: a systematic review protocol..

Review of 3 and 3 rotation in operation. (2018)
Report
GIBBONS-WOOD, D., STEVENSON, A., SMITH, S. and WILLIAMS, H. 2018. Review of 3 and 3 rotation in operation. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This survey was commissioned by the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA), working in conjunction with the recognised Trade Unions and ACAS. These together form the Joint Working Party (JWP) which provided guidance during the research process. The r... Read More about Review of 3 and 3 rotation in operation..

The effect of ladder climbing on forearm function. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
STEWART, A. and MITCHELL, D. 2018. The effect of ladder climbing on forearm function. In Charles, R. and Wilkinson, J. (eds.) Proceedings of Ergonomics and human factors 2018: contemporary ergonomics and human factors, 23-25 April 2018, Birmingham, UK. Loughborough: Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, pages 195-201.

Wind energy technicians are required to be capable of manual ascent of turbines before conducting essential maintenance. This mandates vertical ladder ascent which involves considerable forearm exertion which may have implications for such maintenanc... Read More about The effect of ladder climbing on forearm function..

Engineering improved balance confidence in older adults with complex health care needs: learning from the muscling up against disability study. (2018)
Journal Article
HETHERINGTON, S., HENWOOD, T., SWINTON, P., KEOGH, J., GARDINER, P., TUCKETT, A. and ROUSE, K. 2018. Engineering improved balance confidence in older adults with complex health care needs: learning from the muscling up against disability study. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation [online], 99(8), pages 1525-1532. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2018.03.004

This study investigated the correlation between balance confidence, and physical and cognitive markers of wellbeing. The study was particularly focused on the demographic of older adults who were in receipt of government-funded aged-care services. Th... Read More about Engineering improved balance confidence in older adults with complex health care needs: learning from the muscling up against disability study..