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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. 2021. Health coaching strategies for weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Advances in nutrition [online], 12(4), pages 1449-1460. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmaa159

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..

Reply to: comment on: "The effects of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance in eumenorrheic women: a systematic review and meta-analysis"and “The effects of oral contraceptives on exercise performance in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis”. (2020)
Journal Article
ELLIOTT-SALE, K.J., MCNULTY, K.L., GOODALL, S., ANSDELL, P., THOMAS, K., SWINTON, P.A., DOLAN, E. and HICKS, K.M. 2021. Reply to: comment on: "The effects of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance in eumenorrheic women: a systematic review and meta-analysis" and "The effects of oral contraceptives on exercise performance in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis". Sports medicine [online], 51(5), pages 1111-1113. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01383-9

This is a letter to the editor, by the authors, in response to a comment ( https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01384-8 ) on two previous articles published in Sports Medicine 50(10), https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01319-3 ; https://doi.org/10.100... Read More about Reply to: comment on: "The effects of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance in eumenorrheic women: a systematic review and meta-analysis"and “The effects of oral contraceptives on exercise performance in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis”..

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

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 characteristics... Read More about The influence of acute exercise on bone biomarkers: protocol for a systematic review with meta-analysis. [Protocol].

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..

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. 2021. 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.12936.2

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 provision is time-li... 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., SWINTON, P. and MACFARLANE, N. 2021. Relationships between training load variables in professional youth football players. International journal of sports medicine [online], 42(7), pages 624-629. 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 glo... 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 limited by barriers of stigma, cost, and availability. These issues are even more prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, and digital technology is one poten... Read More about Preliminary evaluation of the engagement and effectiveness of a mental health chatbot..

Supersets save time in the gym: which may help you reach fitness goals faster. [Blog post] (2020)
Digital Artefact
CLARK, D.R., LANGAN-EVANS, C. and ERSKINE, R. 2020. Supersets save time in the gym: which may help you reach fitness goals faster. [Blog post]. Posted on The Conservation UK [online], 27 November 2020. Available from: https://theconversation.com/supersets-save-time-in-the-gym-which-may-help-you-reach-fitness-goals-faster-150344

Resistance training is an increasingly popular way to build strength, lose weight and get in shape. But despite its many benefits, it can also be time consuming – which is why many fitness enthusiasts have started incorporating "supersets" into gym r... Read More about Supersets save time in the gym: which may help you reach fitness goals faster. [Blog post].

Impact of resistance training status on trunk muscle activation in a fatiguing set of heavy back squats. (2020)
Journal Article
CLARK, D.R., LAMBERT, M.I., GRIGSON, C. and HUNTER, A.M. 2020. Impact of resistance training status on trunk muscle activation in a fatiguing set of heavy back squats. European journal of applied physiology [online], 121(2), pages 597-608. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-020-04540-0

In this study we measured neural activation (EMG) in four trunk stabilizer muscles and vastus lateralis (VL) in trained and novice participants during a set of squat repetitions to volitional fatigue at 85% 1RM. Forty males were recruited into two gr... Read More about Impact of resistance training status on trunk muscle activation in a fatiguing set of heavy back squats..

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. 2021. Animal magic or a bone of contention? An exploration of dog ownership and adaptation in people with post-stroke aphasia. Aphasiology [online], 35(12), pages 1573-1592. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2020.1836316

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 relationship... Read More about Animal magic or a bone of contention? An exploration of dog ownership and adaptation in people with post-stroke aphasia..

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. 2021. Methodology of exercise resources development for professionals providing services for people with Parkinson’s: a technical report. Physiotherapy [online], 112, pages 49-54. 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..

Cervical cancer screening participation among women of Russian, Somali, and Kurdish origin compared with the general Finnish population: a register-based study. (2020)
Journal Article
IDEHEN, E.E., VIRTANEN, A., LILJA, E., TUOMAINEN, T.-P., KORHONEN, T. and KOPONEN, P. 2020. Cervical cancer screening participation among women of Russian, Somali, and Kurdish origin compared with the general Finnish population: a register-based study. International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 17(21), article number 7899. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17217899

Migrant-origin women are less prone to cervical screening uptake compared with host populations. This study examined cervical cancer screening participation and factors associated with it in the Finnish mass screening program during 2008–2012 in wome... Read More about Cervical cancer screening participation among women of Russian, Somali, and Kurdish origin compared with the general Finnish population: a register-based study..

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. 2021. Conducting high quality scoping reviews-challenges and solutions. Journal of clinical epidemiology [online], 130, pages 156-160. 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. 2022. Development of a tool to assess core cardiorespiratory physiotherapy skills: a Delphi study. Physiotherapy theory and practice [online], 38(9), pages 1245-1253. 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..

Effectiveness of combined shockwave therapy and plantar fascia stretching interventions in treating plantar heel pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. [Protocol] (2020)
Other
BURTON, I., COOPER, K., ALEXANDER, L. and SWINTON, P.A. 2021. 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], 19(5), pages 1186-1192. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBIES-20-00186

Objective: The objective of this review is 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 p... Read More about Effectiveness of combined shockwave therapy and plantar fascia stretching interventions in treating plantar heel pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. [Protocol].

Barriers and facilitators to cervical screening among migrant women of African origin: a qualitative study in Finland. (2020)
Journal Article
IDEHEN, E.E., PIETILÄ, A.-M. and KANGASNIEMI, M. 2020. Barriers and facilitators to cervical screening among migrant women of African origin: a qualitative study in Finland. International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 17(20), article number 7473. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207473

Globally, cervical cancer constitutes a substantial public health concern. Evidence recommends regular cervical cancer screening (CCS) for early detection of "precancerous lesions." Understanding the factors influencing screening participation among... Read More about Barriers and facilitators to cervical screening among migrant women of African origin: a qualitative study in Finland..

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..

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

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 Meta-Analyses... Read More about Updated methodological guidance for the conduct of scoping reviews..

Resistance training: here's why it's so effective for weight loss. [Blog post] (2020)
Digital Artefact
CLARK, D.R., LANGAN-EVANS, C. and ERSKINE, R. 2020. Resistance training; here's why it's so effective for weight loss. [Blog post]. Posted on The Conservation UK [online], 29 September 2020. Available from: https://theconversation.com/resistance-training-heres-why-its-so-effective-for-weight-loss-146453

Weight lifting, also known as resistance training, has been practised for centuries as a way of building muscular strength. Research shows that resistance training, whether done via body weight, resistance bands or machines, dumbbells or free weights... Read More about Resistance training: here's why it's so effective for weight loss. [Blog post].