Recent Submissions

  • Contemporary practice education: exploring student perceptions of an industrial radiography placement for final year diagnostic radiography students. 

    Wareing, Amy; Henderson, I. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2014.10.008, 2014-11-20)
    WAREING, A.K. and HENDERSON, I. 2015. Contemporary practice education: exploring student perceptions of an industrial radiography placement for final year diagnostic radiography students. Radiography [online], 21(2), pages 176-180. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2014.10.008.
    There is a paucity of evidence in diagnostic radiography evaluating a career path into industrial imaging despite several higher education institutes stating this route as a career option on graduation. The link between a ...
  • The ability of UK offshore workers of different body size and shape to egress through a restricted window space. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ledingham, Robert J.; Furnace, Graham; Schranz, Natasha; Nevill, Alan M. (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2015.11.005, 2015-11-21)
    STEWART, A., LEDINGHAM, R., FURNACE, G., SCHRANZ, N. and NEVILL, A. 2016. The ability of UK offshore workers of different body size and shape to egress through a restricted window space. Applied ergonomics [online], 55, pages 226-233. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2015.11.005.
    404 male offshore workers aged 41.4 ± 10.7 y underwent 3D body scanning and an egress task simulating the smallest helicopter window emergency exit size. The 198 who failed were older (P < 0.01), taller (P < 0.05) and ...
  • Subcutaneous fat patterning in athletes: selection of appropriate sites and standardisation of a novel ultrasound measurement technique: ad hoc working group on body composition, health and performance, under the auspices of the IOC Medical Commission. 

    Muller, Wolfram; Lohman, Timothy G.; Stewart, Arthur D.; Maughan, Ronald J.; Meyer, Nanna L.; Sardinha, Luis B.; Kirihennedige, Nuwanee; Reguant-Closa, Alba; Risoul-Salas, Vanessa; Sundgot-Borgen, Jorunn; Ahammer, Helmut; Anderhuber, Friedrich; Furhapter-Rieger, Alfred; Kainz, Philipp; Materna, Wilfried; Pilsl, Ulrike; Pirstinger, Wolfram; Ackland, Timothy R. (BMJ https://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2015-095641, 2016-01-01)
    MULLER, W., LOHMAN, T.G., STEWART, A.D., MAUGHAN, R.J., MEYER, N.L., SARDINHA, L.B., KIRIHENNEDIGE, N., REGUANT-CLOSA, A., RISOUL-SALAS, V., SUNDGOT-BORGEN, J., AHAMMER, H., ANDERHUBER, F., FURHAPTER-RIEGER, A., KAINZ, P., MATERNA, W., PILSL, U., PIRSTINGER, W. and ACKLAND, T.R 2016. Subcutaneous fat patterning in athletes: selection of appropriate sites and standardisation of a novel ultrasound measurement technique: ad hoc working group on body composition, health and performance, under the auspices of the IOC Medical Commission. British journal of sports medicine [online], 50(1), pages 45-54. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2015-095641
    Background: Precise and accurate field methods for body composition analyses in athletes are needed urgently. Aim Standardisation of a novel ultrasound (US) technique for accurate and reliable measurement of subcutaneous ...
  • Efficacy of the Ionic Balance band to improve selected health and fitness parameters following a two week exposure intervention: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. 

    MacDonald, Findlay Ross (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Health Sciences., 2016-05)
    MACDONALD, F.R. 2016. Efficacy of the Ionic Balance band to improve selected health and fitness parameters following a two week exposure intervention: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    A recent trend has seen products marketed towards the health and fitness industry that proclaim beneficial effects through properties and mechanisms more commonly associated with complementary and alternative medicine. ...
  • Health improvement and health promotion education of undergraduate radiographers in a Scottish HEI. 

    Wareing, Amy; Howard, M. (UK Radiological Congress, 2016-07-06)
    WAREING, A.K. and HOWARD, M. 2016. Health improvement and health promotion education of undergraduate radiographers in a Scottish HEI. Presented at the 2016 UK Radiological congress (UKRC 2016): future imaging: expectation, demand, delivery, 6-8 June 2016, Liverpool, UK. Poster number P-254.
    Allied health professionals (AHPs) (including radiographers) have been identified as a key workforce to improve and promote the health and wellbeing of the UK population by 'making every contact count (MECC)'.
  • The impact of a self-regulated pneumatic resistance intervention on variables related to balance, gait and lower extremity muscle function in community dwelling older adults. 

    Dolan, Eimear; Swinton, Paul Alan; McCoy, S.; Carver, P. (Medical University of Bialystok https://progress.umb.edu.pl/node/172, 2015-06-30)
    DOLAN, E., SWINTON, P., MCCOY, S. and CARVER, P. 2015. The impact of a self-regulated pneumatic resistance intervention on variables related to balance, gait and lower extremity muscle function in community dwelling older adults. Progress in health sciences [online], 5(1), pages 120-129. Available from: https://progress.umb.edu.pl/node/172
    To evaluate the impact of self-regulated pneumatic resistance exercise on variables related to balance, gait and lower extremity muscle function in community dwelling older adults. Materials and methods: Thirty-six older ...
  • Exploring peer-mentoring for community dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain: a qualitative study 

    Cooper, Kay; Schofield, Patricia; Klein, Susan; Smith, Blair H.; Jehu, Llinos Mary (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2016.05.005, 2016-05-26)
    COOPER, K., SCHOFIELD, P., KLEIN, S., SMITH, B.H. and JEHU, L.M. 2016. Exploring peer-mentoring for community dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain: a qualitative study. Physiotherapy [online], (accepted). Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2016.05.005
    Objectives To explore the perceptions of patients, physiotherapists, and potential peer mentors on the topic of peer-mentoring for self-management of chronic low back pain following discharge from physiotherapy. Desi ...
  • 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 ...

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