Recent Submissions

  • Non-imaging method: 3D scanning. 

    Njoku, Clinton O.; Stewart, Arthur D.; Hume, Patria A.; Kolose, Stephven (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5418-1_7, 2017-12-22)
    NJOKU, C.O., STEWART, A.D., HUME, P.A. and KOLOSE, S. 2018. Non-imaging method: 3D scanning. In Hume, P., Kerr, D.A. and Ackland, T.R. (eds.) Best practice protocols for physique assessment in sport. Singapore: Springer [online], chapter 7, pages 71-85. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5148-1_7
    Three-dimensional body scanning is used to determine surface anthropometry characteristics such as body volume, segment lengths and girths. Three-dimensional scanning systems use laser, light or infrared technologies to ...
  • Anthropometry in physical performance and health. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ackland, Timothy R. (CRC Press https://doi.org/10.1201/9781351260008, 2017-06-06)
    STEWART, A. and ACKLAND, T. 2018. Anthropometry in physical performance and health. In Lukaski, H.C. (ed.) Body composition: health and performance in exercise and sport. Boca Raton: CRC Press, chapter 6, pages 89-108. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1201/9781351260008
    Anthropometry is defined as 'the scientific procedures and processes of acquiring surface anatomical dimensional measurements such as lengths, breadths, girths and skinfolds of the human body by means of specialist equipment' ...
  • A systematic risk assessment and meta-analysis on the use of oral β-alanine supplementation. 

    Dolan, Eimear; Swinton, Paul Alan; Painelli, Vitor de Salles; Hemingway, Benedict Stephens; Mazzolani, Bruna; Smaira, Fabiana Infante; Saunders, Bryan; Artioli, Guilherme G.; Gualano, Bruno (OUP https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmy115, 2019-04-13)
    DOLAN, E., SWINTON, P.A., PAINELLI, V.D.S., HEMINGWAY, B.S., MAZZOLANI, B., SMAIRA, F.I., SAUNDERS, B., ARTIOLI, G.G. and GUALANO, B. 2019. A systematic risk assessment and meta-analysis on the use of oral ß-alanine supplementation. Advances in nutrition [online], Advanced Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmy115
    β-Alanine supplementation is one of the world's most commonly used sports supplements, and its use as a nutritional strategy in other populations is ever-increasing, due to evidence of pleiotropic ergogenic and therapeutic ...
  • Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers: a Cochrane systematic review. 

    Perry, Alison; Lee, Siew Hwa; Cotton, Susan; Kennedy, Catriona (2018-10-02)
    PERRY, A., LEE, S.H., COTTON, S., and KENNEDY, C. 2018. Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers: a Cochrane systematic review. Presented at the 22nd International congress on palliative care (PAL 2018), 2-5 October 2018, Montreal, Canada.
    Head and neck cancer encompasses tumours of the upper aero-digestive tract (oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses and salivary glands). There are 550,000 new cases, globally, each year, the majority ...
  • Effectiveness of high fidelity simulation versus low fidelity simulation on practical/clinical skill development in pre-registration physiotherapy students: a systematic review. 

    Roberts, Fiona; Cooper, Kay (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003931, 2019-04-15)
    ROBERTS, F. and COOPER, K. 2019. Effectiveness of high fidelity simulation versus low fidelity simulation on practical/clinical skill development in pre-registration physiotherapy students: a systematic review. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003931
    Objective: The objective of this review is to evaluate the effectiveness of high fidelity simulation (HFS) versus low fidelity simulation (LFS) on practical/clinical skill development in pre-registration physiotherapy ...
  • Head and trunk kinematics and kinetics in normal and cerebral palsy gait: a systematic review. 

    Hazari, Animesh; Agouris, Ioannis; Wakode, Pallavi S.; Jadhav, Radhika A.; Sharma, Namrata; Jena, Sonali; Sharma, Mahesh (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/21679169.2019.1573919, 2019-02-19)
    HAZARI, A., AGOURIS, I., WAKODE, P.S., JADHAV, R.A., SHARMA, N., JENA, S. and SHARMA, M. 2019. Head and trunk kinematics and kinetics in normal and cerebral palsy gait: a systematic review. European journal of physiotherapy [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/21679169.2019.1573919
    Background: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neuromuscular disability characterised by a persistent disorder of movement and posture due to a non-progressive lesion in a developing brain. In children with CP, gait is compromised ...
  • PALS: peer support for community dwelling older people with chronic low back pain: a feasibility and acceptability study. 

    Cooper, Kay; Schofield, Patricia; Smith, Blair H.; Klein, Susan (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2019.01.015, 2019-02-04)
    COOPER, K., SCHOFIELD, P., SMITH, B.H. and KLEIN, S. 2019. PALS: peer support for community dwelling older people with chronic low back pain: a feasibility and acceptability study. Physiotherapy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2019.01.015
    Objectives: (i) examine the feasibility and acceptability of a peer support intervention (PALS) to facilitate self-management in community dwelling older adults with Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP), and (ii) examine the ...
  • Pain neuroscience education for adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed-methods systematic review and meta-analysis. 

    Watson, James A.; Ryan, Cormac G.; Cooper, Lesley; Ellington, Dominic; Whittle, Robbie; Lavender, Michael; Dixon, John; Atkinson, Greg; Cooper, Kay; Martin, Denis J. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2019.02.011, 2019-03-01)
    WATSON, J.A., RYAN, C.G., COOPER, L., ELLINGTON, D., WHITTLE, R., LAVENDER, M., DIXON, J., ATKINSON, G., COOPER, K. and MARTIN, D.J. 2019. Pain neuroscience education for adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed-methods systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of pain [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2019.02.011
    Chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) is an urgent global public health concern. Pain neuroscience education (PNE) is an intervention used in the management of CMP aiming to reconceptualise an individual's understanding of ...
  • Study of similarity metrics for matching network-based personalised human activity recognition. 

    Sani, Sadiq; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart; Cooper, Kay (ICCBR (ORGANISERS) http://iccbr18.com/wp-content/uploads/ICCBR-2018-V3.pdf#page=91, 2018-07-09)
    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 of the 26th International conference on case-based reasoning (ICCBR 2018), 9-12 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm: ICCBR [online], 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 ...
  • The ability of adults of different size to egress through confined space apertures. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Nevill, Alan M.; Johnson, Christopher
    STEWART, A., NEVILL, A. and JOHNSON, C. [2018]. The ability of adults of different size to egress through confined space apertures. Human factors [online], (accepted).
    Absolute body size is a strong predictor of minimum wall aperture transit in adults. Key anatomical dimensions scale to egress capability, but men and women exhibit subtle differences. Wherever clearance space is restricted, ...
  • Review of 3 and 3 rotation in operation. 

    Gibbons-Wood, David; Stevenson, Anne; Smith, Steve; Williams, Hector (Robert Gordon University, 2018-05-02)
    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 ...
  • Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. 

    Jebara, Tesnime; Cunningham, Scott; MacLure, Katie; Awaisu, Ahmed; Pallivalapila, Abdulrouf; Stewart, Derek C. (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13624, 2018-06-19)
    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 ...
  • Matching networks for personalised human activity recognition. 

    Sani, Sadiq; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart; Cooper, Kay (CEUR http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2142/, 2018-07-13)
    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 17th International autonomous agents and multiagent systems conference (AAMAS 2018), 35th International conference on machine learning (ICML 2018), 27th International joint conference on artificial intelligence (IJCAI 2018) and 26th International conference on case-based reasoning (ICCBR 2018), 13-19 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm: CEUR [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 ...
  • Variation in lifting kinematics related to individual intrinsic lumbar curvature: an investigation in healthy adults. 

    Pavlova, Anastasia V.; Meakin, Judith R.; Cooper, Kay; Barr, Rebecca J.; Aspden, Richard M. (BMJ https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2018-000374, 2018-07-15)
    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 ID e000374. 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 ...
  • Exercise for people with Parkinson's: a practical approach. 

    Ramaswamy, Bhanu; Jones, Julie; Carroll, Camille (BMJ https://doi.org/10.1136/practneurol-2018-001930, 2018-06-01)
    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, ...
  • Personalised human activity recognition using matching networks. 

    Sani, Sadiq; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart; Cooper, Kay (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01081-2_23, 2018-10-09)
    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.) Lecture notes in computer science, 11156. Case-based reasoning research and development; proceedings of the 26th International conference on case-based reasoning (ICCBR-18), 9-12 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. 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 ...
  • Improving kNN for human activity recognition with privileged learning using translation models. 

    Wijekoon, Anjana; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Sani, Sadiq; Massie, Stewart; Cooper, Kay (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01081-2_30, 2018-10-09)
    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.) Lecture notes in computer science, 11156. Case-based reasoning research and development; proceedings of the 26th International conference on case-based reasoning (ICCBR-18), 9-12 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. 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 ...
  • The effect of ladder climbing on forearm function. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Mitchell, Dawn (CIEHF http://www.ergonomics.org.uk, 2018-04-23)
    STEWART, A. and MITCHELL, D. 2018. The effect of ladder climbing on forearm function. In Charles, R. and Wilkinson, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the Contemporary ergonomics and human factors 2018 conference, 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 ...
  • Investigating adherence and quality of life in relation to group based exercise among individuals with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review. 

    Wynne, Donna; Rickhart, E.; Cooper, Kay (Physiotherapy UK (Organisers) http://www.physiotherapyuk.org.uk/, 2017-11-10)
    WYNNE, D., RICKHART, E. and COOPER, K. 2017. Investigating adherence and quality of life in relation to group based exercise among individuals with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review. Presented at the Physiotherapy UK conference and trade exhibition 2017: transform lives, maximise independence and empower populations, 10-11 November 2017, Birmingham, UK.
    Adherence to exercise and maintaining quality of life are primary concerns among patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This study sought to determine the effects of group-based exercise on adherence and quality of life ...
  • Engineering improved balance confidence among older adults with complex health care needs: learning from the muscling up against disability study. 

    Hetherington, Sharon; Henwood, Tim; Swinton, Paul Alan; Keogh, Justin W. L.; Gardiner, Paul; Tuckett, Anthony; Rouse, Kevin (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2018.03.004, 2018-04-05)
    HETHERINGTON, S., HENWOOD, T., SWINTON, P., KEOGH, J., GARDINER, P., TUCKETT, A. and ROUSE, K. 2018. Engineering improved balance confidence among 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
    Objective: To investigate the associations of balance confidence with physical and cognitive markers of wellbeing among older adults receiving government-funded aged care services, and whether progressive resistance plus ...

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