Recent Submissions

  • An exploration of physical activity and wellbeing in university employees. 

    Cooper, Kay; Barton, Gillian C. (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1757913915593103, 2015-07-20)
    Cooper, K. and Barton, G.C. 2015. An exploration of physical activity and wellbeing in university employees. Perspectives in public health [online], 136(3), pages 152-160. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1757913915593103
    Aims: The aim was to explore levels of physical activity (PA) and mental wellbeing in university employees, as well as barriers to and incentives for workplace PA. Methods: An electronic survey was distributed to all ...
  • Advanced and extended scope practice of radiographers: the Scottish perspective. 

    Henderson, I.; Mathers, S. A.; McConnell, J.; Minnoch, D. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2015.12.002, 2015-12-28)
    HENDERSON, I., MATHERS, S.A., MCCONNELL, J. and MINNOCH, D., 2016. Advanced and extended scope practice of radiographers: the Scottish perspective. Radiography [online], Vol. 22(2), pp. 185-193. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2015.12.002
    Purpose The impact of changing roles, skill mix and a shortage of consultant radiologists on the profession of diagnostic radiography is not clearly understood in Scotland although the anecdotal perspective suggests the ...
  • An investigation of the inter-rater reliability of the Valpar Joule functional capacity evaluation in healthy adults. 

    Mitchell, Dawn; Hancock, Elizabeth; Alexander, Lyndsay Ann (IOS Press http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/WOR-152154, 2016-02)
    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, 53 (2), pp. 337-345.
    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 ...
  • Body size and ability to pass through a restricted space: Observations from 3D scanning of 210 male UK offshore workers. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ledingham, Robert J.; Furnace, Graham; Nevill, Alan M. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2015.06.017, 2015-11)
    STEWART, A., LEDINGHAM, R., FURNACE, G. and NEVILL, A., 2015. Body size and ability to pass through a restricted space: Observations from 3D scanning of 210 male UK offshore workers. Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 51, pp. 358-362.
    Offshore workers are subjected to a unique physical and cultural environment which has the ability to affect their size and shape. Because they are heavier than the UK adult population we hypothesized they would have larger ...
  • An investigation into potential methods of improving the fitness stimulus associated with small-sided games in soccer. 

    Munro, Hamish (Robert Gordon University School of Health Sciences, 2014-10)
    Background: Methods that simultaneously target physical, technical and tactical components of soccer could be an efficient use of training time. Small-sided games (SSGs) have previously been investigated demonstrating ...
  • Can selenium supplementation modify oxidative stress in-vitro? A role for selenium supplementation in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. 

    Leighton, Dean; Goua, Marie; Dolan, Eimear; Burgess, Katherine; Bermano, Giovanna (BioMed Central http://www.journal-inflammation.com/content/12/S1/P7, 2015-04)
    LEIGHTON, D., GOUA, M., DOLAN, E., BURGESS, K. and BERMANO, G., 2015. Can selenium supplementation modify oxidative stress in-vitro? A role for selenium supplementation in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Journal of Inflammation, 12 (Suppl. 1), p.7.
    Two thirds of the UK population are either overweight or obese (body mass index (BMI) 25-29.9 and >30 kg/m2 respectively) and are typically characterised by systemic oxidative stress (OS); deemed to play a key role in ...
  • Scoping review: a needs-based assessment and community-based survey of ex-service personnel and their families in Scotland. 

    Klein, Susan; Alexander, David A.; Busuttil, Walter (Scottish Government. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0041/00417172.pdf, 2012-12)
    KLEIN, S., ALEXANDER, D. A. and BUSUTTIL, W., 2012. Scoping review: a needs-based assessment and community-based survey of ex-service personnel and their families in Scotland. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.
  • The effect of position on the lumbar intervertebral disc. 

    Alexander, Lyndsay Ann (Robert Gordon University School of Health Sciences, 2014-01)
    This thesis comprises three phases with a combined aim which was to investigate the effect of position on the lumbar intervertebral disc (IVD). The effect of position on the lumbar IVD in asymptomatic subjects and ...
  • An artificially-intelligent biomeasurement system for total hip arthroplasty patient rehabilitation. 

    Law, Ewan James (Robert Gordon University School of Health Sciences, 2012-11)
    This study concerned the development and validation of a hardware and software biomeasurement system, which was designed to be used by physiotherapists, general practitioners and other healthcare professionals. The ...
  • Contemporary training practices in elite British powerlifters: survey results from an international competition. 

    Swinton, Paul Alan; Lloyd, Ray; Agouris, Ioannis; Stewart, Arthur D. (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e31819424bd, 2009-03)
    SWINTON, P. A., LLOYD, R., AGOURIS, I. and STEWART, A., 2009. Contemporary training practices in elite British powerlifters: survey results from an international competition. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23 (2), pp. 380-384.
    Training practices in elite British powerlifters: Survey results from an international competition. - The primary objective of this study was to investigate current powerlifting training methods in light of anecdotal ...
  • A biomechanical analysis of straight and hexagonal barbell deadlifts using submaximal loads. 

    Swinton, Paul Alan; Stewart, Arthur D.; Agouris, Ioannis; Keogh, Justin W. L.; Lloyd, Ray (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181e73f87, 2011-07)
    SWINTON, P. A., STEWART, A., AGOURIS, I., KEOGH, J. W. L. and LLOYD, R., 2011. A biomechanical analysis of straight and hexagonal barbell deadlifts using submaximal loads. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25 (7), pp. 2000-2009.
    The purpose of the investigation was to compare the kinematics and kinetics of the deadlift performed with two distinct barbells across a range of submaximal loads. Nineteen male powerlifters performed the deadlift with a ...
  • Kinematic and kinetic analysis of maximal velocity deadlifts performed with and without the inclusion of chain resistance. 

    Swinton, Paul Alan; Stewart, Arthur D.; Keogh, Justin W. L.; Agouris, Ioannis; Lloyd, Ray (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e318212e389, 2011-11)
    SWINTON, P. A., STEWART, A., KEOGH, J. W. L., AGOURIS, I., and LLOYD, R., 2011. Kinematic and kinetic analysis of maximal velocity deadlifts performed with and without the inclusion of chain resistance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25 (11), pp. 3163-3174.
    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the deadlift could be effectively incorporated with explosive resistance training (ERT), and to investigate whether the inclusion of chains enhanced the suitability of ...
  • Effect of load positioning on the kinematics and kinetics of weighted vertical jumps. 

    Swinton, Paul Alan; Stewart, Arthur D.; Lloyd, Ray; Agouris, Ioannis; Keogh, Justin W. L. (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e31822e589e, 2012-04)
    SWINTON, P. A., STEWART, A., LLOYD, R., AGOURIS, I., KEOGH, J. W. L., 2012. Effect of load positioning on the kinematics and kinetics of weighted vertical jumps. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26 (4), pp. 906-913.
    One of the most popular exercises for developing lower-body muscular power is the weighted vertical jump. The present study sought to examine the effect of altering the position of the external load on the kinematics and ...
  • A biomechanical comparison of the traditional squat, powerlifting squat and box squat. 

    Swinton, Paul Alan; Lloyd, Ray; Keogh, Justin W. L.; Agouris, Ioannis; Stewart, Arthur D. (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e3182577067, 2012-07)
    SWINTON, P. A., LLOYD, R., KEOGH, J. W. L., AGOURIS, I., and STEWART, A., 2012. A biomechanical comparison of the traditional squat, powerlifting squat and box squat. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26 (7), pp. 1805-1816.
    The purpose of this study was to compare the biomechanics of the traditional squat with two popular exercise variations commonly referred to as the powerlifting squat and box squat. Twelve male powerlifters performed the ...
  • An investigation of the relationship between anterior knee pain and lower limb biomechanics. 

    Duncan, Gillian (Robert Gordon University School of Health Sciences., 2011-01)
    The thesis presents an investigation of the relationship between anterior knee pain and lower limb biomechanics in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals during walking. Although foot orthotic devices are often prescribed ...
  • A biomechanical investigation of contemporary powerlifting training practices and their potential application to athletic development. 

    Swinton, Paul Alan (Robert Gordon University School of Health Sciences., 2013-03)
    The contemporary training practices of powerlifters are presently being adopted by athletes from a variety of sports seeking to improve their performance. The aims of this PhD were to: 1) identify the contemporary training ...
  • Critical thinking and clinical reasoning in new graduate occupational therapists: a phenomenological study. 

    Robertson, David M. (Robert Gordon University, 2012-10)
    The aim of this study was to examine, understand and conceptualise the critical thinking and clinical reasoning adopted by new graduate occupational therapists as they enter the workforce to become newly autonomous ...
  • Goalsetting as a tool for involving people with learning disabilities in healthcare. 

    Young, Anita Finlayson (Robert Gordon University School of Health Sciences, 2002-03)
    Background: This research was undertaken during a period of rapid change within the NHS including the deinstitutionalisation of care, and increased emphasis on partnership working. The main aim of the study was to examine ...
  • Self-assessments skills of occupational therapy students. 

    Caldwell, Jennifer E. (Robert Gordon University School of Health Sciences, 1997)
    Increasingly health workers are expected to self-evaluate within the work-place thus raising the question as to how they develop such skills. To date there has been very little research on self-assessment in higher ...

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