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A national survey of community rehabilitation service provision for people with long Covid in Scotland. (2021)
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DUNCAN, E., COOPER, K., COWIE, J., ALEXANDER, L., MORRIS, J. and PRESTON, J. 2021. A national survey of community rehabilitation service provision for people with Covid in Scotland. F1000Research [online], 9, article 1416. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.27894.2

Background: Over 50 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed globally as of November 2020. Evidence is rapidly emerging on the epidemiology of COVID-19, and its impact on individuals and potential burden on health services and society. Between 1... Read More about A national survey of community rehabilitation service provision for people with long Covid in Scotland..

Relationship between subjective and external training load variables in youth soccer players. (2021)
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MAUGHAN, P.C., MACFARLANE, N.G. and SWINTON, P.A. 2021. Relationship between subjective and external training load variables in youth soccer players. International journal of sports physiology and performance [online], 16(8), pages 1127-1133. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2019-0956

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..

Self-reported training variables are poor predictors of laboratory measures in cyclists. (2021)
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MAZZOLANI, B.C., PERIM, P., SMAIRA, F.I., REZENDE, N.S., BESTETTI, G.C., DUMAS, A., DE OLIVEIRA, L.F., SWINTON, P., DOLAN, E. and SAUNDERS, B. 2021. Self-reported training variables are poor predictors of laboratory measures in cyclists. The journal of sport and exercise science [online], 5(2), pages 139-148. Available from: https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.36905/jses.2021.02.07

Purpose: Cycling is an activity that depends on a range of physiological attributes, as well as genetic, dietary, lifestyle and training factors. The aim of this study was to determine what self-reported training-related factors (e.g. intensity, freq... Read More about Self-reported training variables are poor predictors of laboratory measures in cyclists..

Quantification of training and match-play load across a season in professional youth football players. (2021)
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MAUGHAN, P.C., MACFARLANE, N.G. and SWINTON, P.A. 2021. Quantification of training and match-play load across a season in professional youth football players. International journal of sports science and coaching [online], 16(5), pages 1169-1177. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/17479541211000328

The purpose of this study was to quantify load across an entire season for professional youth football players and assess the effects of stage of season, playing position and training day relative to match day (MD). Data from ratings of perceived exe... Read More about Quantification of training and match-play load across a season in professional youth football players..

Nonplacebo controls to determine the magnitude of ergogenic interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2021)
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MARTICORENA, F.M., CARVALHO, A., DE OLIVEIRA, L.F., DOLAN, E., GUALANO, B., SWINTON, P. and SAUNDERS, B. 2021. Nonplacebo controls to determine the magnitude of ergogenic interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine and science in sports and exercise [online], 53(8), pages 1766-1777. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002635

Introduction: Placebos are used as a control treatment that is meant to be indistinguishable from the active intervention. However, where substantive placebo effects may occur, studies that do not include a non-placebo control arm may underestimate t... Read More about Nonplacebo controls to determine the magnitude of ergogenic interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

Mitigating dilemmas in postgraduate researcher mental health and well-being project implementation: critical reflections from three former implementers. (2021)
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VALEIX, S., MOSS, R. and MORRIS, C. 2021. Mitigating dilemmas in postgraduate researcher mental health and well-being project implementation: critical reflections from three former implementers. Studies in graduate and postdoctoral education [online], 12(1): mental health and wellbeing in postgraduate research, pages 58-72. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/SGPE-08-2020-0058

Purpose: This paper aims to present the critical reflections of three women implementers formerly working in projects that seek to support the mental health and well-being (MHW) of postgraduate researchers (PGRs), which has become a recent focus for... Read More about Mitigating dilemmas in postgraduate researcher mental health and well-being project implementation: critical reflections from three former implementers..

Undertaking a scoping review: a practical guide for nursing and midwifery students, clinicians, researchers, and academics. (2021)
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POLLOCK, D., DAVIES, E.L., PETERS, M.D.J., TRICCO, A.C., ALEXANDER, L., MCINERNEY, P., GODFREY, C.M., KHALIL, H. and MUNN, Z. 2021. Undertaking a scoping review: a practical guide for nursing and midwifery students, clinicians, researchers, and academics. Journal of advanced nursing [online], 77(4), pages 2102-2113. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14743

Aim: The aim of this study is to discuss the available methodological resources and best-practice guidelines for the development and completion of scoping reviews relevant to nursing and midwifery policy, practice, and research. Design: Discussion Pa... Read More about Undertaking a scoping review: a practical guide for nursing and midwifery students, clinicians, researchers, and academics..

Sodium bicarbonate supplementation and the female athlete: a brief commentary with small scale systematic review and meta-analysis. (2021)
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SAUNDERS, B., DE OLIVEIRA, L.F., 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], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2021.1880649

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..

Pathological response post neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced rectal cancer is an independent predictor of survival. (2021)
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ON, J., SHIM, J., MACKAY, C., MURRAY, G., SAMUEL, L., PARNABY, C. and RAMSAY, G. 2021. Pathological response post neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced rectal cancer is an independent predictor of survival. Colorectal disease [online], 23(6), pages 1326-1333. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/codi.15512

Aim: Neoadjuvant treatment (NaT) for locally advanced rectal cancer prior to surgery has led to improved outcomes. However, the relationship between pathological response to NaT and survival is not entirely clear. The aim of this study was to assess... Read More about Pathological response post neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced rectal cancer is an independent predictor of survival..

Health coaching strategies for weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2020)
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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-analysi (2020)
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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-analysi.

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)
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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..

Relationships between training load variables in professional youth football players. (2020)
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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)
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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)
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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..

Methodology of exercise resources development for professionals providing services for people with Parkinson’s: a technical report. (2020)
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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..

Conducting high quality scoping reviews: challenges and solutions. (2020)
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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)
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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..

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

Usability and acceptability of an app (SELFBACK) to support self-management of low back pain: mixed methods study. (2020)
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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..