Recent Submissions

  • 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], Online First. 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, 2018-07-09)
    SANI, S., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and COOPER, K. [2018]. Personalised human activity recognition using matching networks. Lecture notes in computer science [online], Proceedings of the 26th international conference on case-based reasoning 2018 (ICCBR 2018), 9-12 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. Cham: Springer [online], (accepted).
    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, 2018-07-09)
    WIJEKOON, A., WIRATUNGA, N., SANI, S., MASSIE, S. and COOPER, K. [2018]. Improving kNN for human activity recognition with privileged learning using translation models. Lecture notes in computer science [online], Proceedings of the 26th international conference on case-based reasoning 2018 (ICCBR 2018), 9-12 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. Cham: Springer [online], (accepted).
    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], In Press. 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 ...
  • Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review. 

    Papadatou, Zoi; Williams, Hector; Cooper, Kay (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003405, 2018-06-01)
    PAPADATOU, Z., WILLIAMS, H. and COOPER, K. 2018. Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], 16(6), pages 1398-1417. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003405
    Background: - The most significant occupational skin problem potentially encountered in wet work occupations is occupational dermatitis. When the skin comes into contact with hazardous substances at work, this can cause ...
  • The effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation on work participation in adults with musculoskeletal disorders: an umbrella review. 

    Alexander, Lyndsay Ann; Cooper, Kay; Mitchell, Dawn (Physiotherapy UK (Organisers) http://www.physiotherapyuk.org.uk/, 2017-11-10)
    ALEXANDER, L., COOPER, K. and MITCHELL, D. 2017. The effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation on work participation in adults with musculoskeletal disorders: an umbrella review. Presented at the Physiotherapy UK conference and trade exhibition 2017: transform lives, maximise independence and empower populations, 10-11 November 2017, Birmingham, UK.
    Vocational rehabilitation (VR) has been identified as a solution to address the impact of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) in working age adults. Vocational rehabilitation is a multi-component approach that includes different ...
  • Perceived levels of physical activity amongst people with Parkinson's and the impact of age, gender, geographical location: a national survey. 

    Jones, J. C.; Alexander, Lyndsay Ann (Physiotherapy UK (Organisers) http://www.physiotherapyuk.org.uk/, 2017-11-10)
    JONES, J. and ALEXANDER, L. 2017. Perceived levels of physical activity amongst people with Parkinson's and the impact of age, gender, geographical location: a national survey. Presented at the Physiotherapy UK conference and trade exhibition 2017: transform lives, maximise independence and empower populations, 10-11 November 2017, Birmingham, UK.
    Purpose: 1) To explore perceptions of perceived levels physical activity amongst people with Parkinson's. 2) To identify whether relationships exist between perceived levels of physical activity and age, gender, time since ...
  • Weight loss interventions for adults with overweight/obesity and chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed methods systematic review. 

    Cooper, Lesley; Ryan, Cormac; Ells, Louisa Jane; Hamilton, Sharon; Atkinson, Greg; Cooper, Kay; Johnson, Mark I.; Kirwan, John P.; Martin, Denis (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12686, 2018-05-20)
    COOPER, L., RYAN, C., ELLS, L.J., HAMILTON, S., ATKINSON, G., COOPER, K., JOHNSON, M.I., KIRWAN, J.P. and MARTIN, D. 2018. Weight loss interventions for adults with overweight/obesity and chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed methods systematic review. Obesity reviews [online], 19(7), pages 989-1007. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12686
    Worldwide prevalence of adult overweight and obesity is a growing public health issue. Adults with overweight/obesity often have chronic musculoskeletal pain. Using a mixed-methods review, we aimed to quantify the ...
  • CSDM: SelfBACK: self-management of low back pain. [Project website] 

    School of Computing and Digital Media (Robert Gordon University http://www.comp.rgu.ac.uk/selfback/, 2016-01-01)
    SCHOOL OF COMPUTING SCIENCE AND DIGITAL MEDIA 2016. CSDM: SelfBACK: self-management of low back pain. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: http://www.comp.rgu.ac.uk/selfback/
  • SelfBACK: a decision support system to improve self-management of non-specific low back pain. [Project website] 

    SelfBACK Project (SelfBACK http://www.selfback.eu/, 2016-01-01)
    SELFBACK PROJECT. 2016. SelfBACK: a decision support system to improve self-management of non-specific low back pain. Norway: SelfBACK [online]. Available from: http://www.selfback.eu/
    This is the official project website for the SelfBack project. The project will run from Jan 2016 – Dec 2020. The aim of the project is to improve self-management of non-specific low back pain through the development of a ...
  • Accuracy of physical activity recognition from a wrist-worn sensor. 

    Cooper, Kay; Sani, Sadiq; Corrigan, Liam; MacDonald, Haley; Prentice, Chris; Vareta, Rob; Massie, Stewart; Wiratunga, Nirmalie (Physiotherapy UK http://www.physiotherapyuk.org.uk/, 2017-11-10)
    COOPER, K., SANI, S., CORRIGAN, L., MACDONALD, H., PRENTICE, C., VARETA, R., MASSIE, S. and WIRATUNGA, N. 2017. Accuracy of physical activity recognition from a wrist-worn sensor. Presented at the Physiotherapy UK conference and trade exhibition 2017: transform lives, maximise independence and empower populations, 10-11 November 2017, Birmingham, UK.
    The EU-funded project 'selfBACK' (http://www.selfback.eu) will utilise continuous objective monitoring of physical activity (PA) by a wrist-mounted wearable, combined with self-monitoring of symptoms and case-based reasoning. ...
  • Quantifying the effects of acute hypoxic exposure on exercise performance and capacity: a systematic review and meta-regression. 

    Deb, Sanjoy K.; Brown, Daniel R.; Gough, Lewis A.; McLellan, Christopher P.; Swinton, Paul Alan; Sparks, S. Andy; McNaughton, Lars R. (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2017.1410233, 2017-12-08)
    DEB, S.K., BROWN, D.R., GOUGH, L.A., MCLELLAN, C.P., SWINTON, P.A., SPARKS, S.A. and MCNAUGHTON, L.R. 2018. Quantifying the effects of acute hypoxic exposure on exercise performance and capacity: a systematic review and meta-regression. European journal of sport science [online], 18(2), pages 243-256. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2017.1410233
    Objective: To quantify the effects of acute hypoxic exposure on exercise capacity and performance, which includes continuous and intermittent forms of exercise. Design: A systematic review was conducted with a three-level ...
  • Influence of adipose tissue mass on bone mass in an overweight or obese population: systematic review and meta-analysis. 

    Dolan, Eimear; Swinton, Paul Alan; Sale, Craig; Healy, Aoife; O'Reilly, John (OUP https://doi.org/10.1093/nutrit/nux046, 2017-09-28)
    DOLAN, E., SWNTON, P.A., SALE, C., HEALY, A. and O'REILLY, J. 2017. Influence of adipose tissue mass on bone mass in an overweight or obese population: systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutrition reviews [online], 75(10), pagers 858-870. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/nutrit/nux046
    Context: The scientific literature shows conflicting evidence about the relationship between adiposity and bone mass in overweight and obese populations. Objective: The aim of this review was to quantify the correlation ...
  • Scottish healthcare students' perceptions of an interprofessional ward simulation: an exploratory descriptive study. 

    Roberts, Fiona; Goodhand, Kate (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12393, 2017-12-21)
    ROBERTS, F. and GOODHAND, K. 2018. Scottish healthcare students' perceptions of an interprofessional ward simulation: an exploratory descriptive study. Nursing and health sciences [online], 20(1), pages 107-115. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12393
    The most memorable learning occurs during placement: Simulated interprofessional learning is a logical learning opportunity to help healthcare professionals work beyond their professional silos. This qualitative study aimed ...
  • School pupils and their understanding of significant change and losses in life. 

    Scott, Ros; Wallace, Rebecca M. M.; Audsley, Annie (Robert Gordon University, 2017-07-31)
    SCOTT, R., WALLACE, R. and AUDSLEY, A. 2017. School pupils and their understanding of significant change and losses in life. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    The impact of bereavement in childhood is significant. The Childhood Bereavement Network suggests that 78% of 11-16 year olds in the UK have experienced the death of a close relative or friend. Children respond to bereavement ...
  • The effect of pitched and vertical ladder ergometer climbing on cardiorespiratory and psychophysical variables. 

    Barron, Peter-James; Burgess, Katherine; Cooper, Kay; Stewart, Arthur D. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2017.09.001, 2017-09-15)
    BARRON, P.-J., BURGESS, K., COOPER, K. and STEWART, A.D. 2018. The effect of pitched and vertical ladder ergometer climbing on cardiorespiratory and psychophysical variables. Applied ergonomics [online], 66, pages 172-176. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2017.09.001
    This study aimed to assess whether modifying the pitch of a 75° ladder ergometer to vertical had a cardiorespiratory or psychophysical effect on climbing. Nine male participants climbed a ladder ergometer at 75° and ...
  • kNN sampling for personalised human recognition. 

    Sani, Sadiq; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart; Cooper, Kay (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61030-6_23, 2017-06-21)
    SANI, S., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and COOPER, K. 2017. kNN sampling for personalised human recognition. Lecture notes in computer science, 10339, case-based reasoning research and development: proceedings of the 25th international case-based reasoning conference (ICCBR 2017), 26-28 June 2017, Trondheim, Norway. Cham: Springer [online], pages 330-344. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61030-6_23
    The need to adhere to recommended physical activity guidelines for a variety of chronic disorders calls for high precision Human Activity Recognition (HAR) systems. In the SelfBACK system, HAR is used to monitor activity ...

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