Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Learning deep and shallow features for human activity recognition. 

    Sani, Sadiq; Massie, Stewart; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Cooper, Kay (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63558-3_40, 2017-07-19)
    SANI, S., MASSIE, S., WIRATUNGA, N. and COOPER, K. 2017. Learning deep and shallow features for human activity recognition. Lecture notes in artificial intelligence, 10412: proceedings of the 10th international knowledge science engineering and management conference (KESEM 2017), 19-20 August 2017, Melbourne, Australia. Cham: Springer [online], pages 469-482. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63558-3_40
    selfBACK is an mHealth decision support system used by patients for the self-management of Lower Back Pain. It uses Human Activity Recognition from wearable sensors to monitor user activity in order to measure their adherence ...
  • Respectful midwifery care in Malawi: educating midwives on a human rights based approach. 

    Geddes, Jane; Humphrey, Tracy; Wallace, Rebecca M. M.
    GEDDES, J., HUMPHREY, T. and WALLACE, R.M.M. [2017] Respectful midwifery care in Malawi: educating midwives on a human rights based approach. African journal of midwifery and women's health, (accepted).
    'Ensure healthy lives and promote well -being for all at all ages' is the focus of Sustainable Development Goal 3 (World Health Organisation 2015). Malawi has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world at ...
  • A randomized trial of balloon kyphoplasty and nonsurgical management for treating acute vertebral compression fractures: vertebral body kyphosis correction and surgical parameters. 

    Van Meirhaeghe, Jan; Bastian, Leonard; Boonen, Steven; Ranstam, Jonas; Tillman, John B.; Wardlaw, Douglas (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins https://doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e31828e8e22, 2013-05-13)
    VAN MEIRHAEGHE, J., BASTIAN, L., BOONEN, S., RANSTAM, J., TILLMAN, J.B. and WARDLAW, D. 2013. A randomized trial of balloon kyphoplasty and nonsurgical management for treating acute vertebral compression fractures: vertebral body kyphosis correction and surgical parameters. Spine [online], 38(12), pages 971-983. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e31828e8e22
    Study Design - Multicenter randomized controlled trial. Objective - To compare the efficacy and safety of balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) with nonsurgical management ...
  • Alternative analyses for handling incomplete follow-up in the intention-to-treat analysis: the randomized controlled trial of balloon kyphoplasty versus non-surgical care for vertebral compression fracture (FREE). 

    Ranstam, Jonas; Turkiewicz, Aleksandra; Boonen, Steven; Van Meirhaeghe, Jan; Bastian, Leonard; Wardlaw, Douglas (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-12-35, 2012-03-24)
    RANSTAM, J., TURKIEWICZ, A., BOONEN, S., VAN MEIRHAEGHE, J., BASTIAN, L. and WARDLAW, D. 2012. Alternative analyses for handling incomplete follow-up in the intention-to-treat analysis: the randomized controlled trial of balloon kyphoplasty versus non-surgical care for vertebral compression fracture (FREE). BMC medical research methodology [online], 12, article 35. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-12-35
    Background - Clinical trial participants may be temporarily absent or withdraw from trials, leading to missing data. In intention-to-treat (ITT) analyses, several approaches are used for handling the missing information - ...
  • Early catastrophic acetabular failure in Furlong total hip replacements. 

    Knox, David; Hamilton, Steven W.; Wardlaw, Douglas; Gibson, Peter H. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s10195-008-0045-z, 2009-01-31)
    KNOX, D., HAMILTON, S.W., WARDLAW, D. and GIBSON, P.H. 2009. Early catastrophic acetabular failure in Furlong total hip replacements. Journal of orthopaedics and traumatology [online], 10(1), pages 39-42. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10195-008-0045-z
    The use of uncemented hip arthroplasty prostheses with ceramic articulations are popular, especially in the young, because of a perceived reduction in wear. We highlight a complication of ceramic on polyethylene articulating ...
  • Removal of nucleus pulposus from the intervertebral disc - the use of chymopapain enhances mechanical removal with rongeurs: a laboratory study. 

    Dang, Lei; Wardlaw, Douglas; Hukins, David W. L. (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-8-122, 2007-12-13)
    DANG, L., WARDLAW, D. and HUKINS, D.W.L. 2007. Removal of nucleus pulposus from the intervertebral disc - the use of chymopapain enhances mechanical removal with rongeurs: a laboratory study. BMC musculoskeletal disorders [online], 8, article 122. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-8-122
    Background - A laboratory study was conducted, on cadaveric sheep spines to develop an effective procedure for removing as much nucleus as possible from an intervertebral disc with minimal disruption to the annulus. The ...
  • Continuing professional development (CPD) in radiography: a collaborative European meta-ethnography literature review. 

    Wareing, Amy; Buissink, C.; Harper, D.; Gellert Olesen, M.; Soto, M.; Braico, S.; Van Laer, P.; Gremion, I.; Rainford, L. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2017.05.016, 2017-06-16)
    WAREING, A., BUISSINK, C., HARPER, D., GELLERT OLESEN, M., SOTO, M., BRAICO, S., VAN LAER, P., GREMION, I. and RAINFORD, L. 2017. Continuing professional development (CPD) in radiography: a collaborative European meta-ethnography literature review. Radiography [online], 23(Supp 1), pages S58-S63. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2017.05.016
    Objectives: The aim of the study was to complete a collaborative review of Radiography continuing professional development (CPD) research material to support the production of European Federation of Radiographer Societies ...
  • Workplace interventions to improve sitting posture: a systematic review. 

    Swinton, Paul Alan; Cooper, Kay; Hancock, Elizabeth (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.06.023, 2017-06-21)
    SWINTON, P.A., COOPER, K., HANCOCK, E. 2017. Workplace interventions to improve sitting posture: a systematic review. Preventive medicine [online], 101, pages 204-212. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.06.023
    Evaluate the effectiveness of workplace interventions to improve sitting posture of workers that spend long periods of time seated at a visual display terminal. A systematic review of randomised controlled trials, ...
  • Per-protocol investigation of a best practice exercise referral scheme. 

    Stewart, Laura; Dolan, Eimear; Carver, Phil; Swinton, Paul Alan (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2017.04.023, 2017-06-13)
    STEWART, L., DOLAN, E., CARVER, P. and SWINTON, P.A. 2017. Per-protocol investigation of a best practice exercise referral scheme. Public health [online], 150, pages 26-33. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2017.04.023
    Objectives - To investigate the effects of an exercise referral scheme (ERS) aligned to the UK best practice guidelines on a range of outcomes including those associated with key health concerns of the Scottish population. ...
  • Stress: the physiology and psychology of a training situation. 

    Harris, Rachel Armstrong (Robert Gordon University School of Mechanical and Offshore Engineering, 1995-10-01)
    HARRIS, R.A. 1995. Stress: the physiology and psychology of a training situation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis describes a study that aimed to assess the psychophysiological effects of offshore survival training, and to investigate whether responses of trainees differed according to age. A group of 99 subjects, randomly ...
  • A review of peer-assisted learning to deliver interprofessional supplementary image interpretation skills. 

    Bain, P.; Wareing, Amy; Henderson, I. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2017.05.002, 2017-05-24)
    BAIN, P., WAREING, A. and HENDERSON, I. 2017. A review of peer-assisted learning to deliver interprofessional supplementary image interpretation skills. Radiography [online], 23(Supp 1), pages S64-S69. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2017.05.002
    Background - Peer-assisted learning provides a means through which individuals can learn from one another through a reciprocal process. Radiographic image interpretation skills are fundamental to both diagnostic radiography ...
  • The use of trauma interprofessional simulated education (TIPSE) to enhance role awareness in the emergency department setting. 

    Brown, Craig William; Howard, Morag; Morse, Jerry (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.3109/13561820.2015.1121216, 2016-03-30)
    BROWN, C.W., HOWARD, M. and MORSE, J. 2016. The use of trauma interprofessional simulated education (TIPSE) to enhance role awareness in the emergency department setting. Journal of interprofessional care [online], 30(3), pages 388-390. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3109/13561820.2015.1121216
    Interprofessional simulation-based education (IPSE) is common in medicine and nursing curricula, however, less evident in diagnostic radiography. Previous work suggests graduate radiographers are unprepared in terms of ...
  • Consequences of sarcopenia among nursing home residents at long-term follow-up. 

    Henwood, Tim; Hassan, Bothaina; Swinton, Paul Alan; Senior, Hugh; Keogh, Justin (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.02.003, 2017-03-11)
    HENWOOD, T, HASSAN, B., SWINTON, P., SENIOR, H. and KEOGH, J. 2017. Consequences of sarcopenia among nursing home residents at long-term follow-up. Geriatric nursing [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.02.003.
    The consequences of and transition into sarcopenia with long-term survival was investigated in the nursing home setting. Eligible residents from 11 nursing homes were followed-up 18-months after their assessment for ...
  • A JAFROC study of nodule detection performance in CT images of a thorax acquired during PET/CT. 

    Thompson, J. D.; Wareing, Amy; Szczepura, K. R.; Vinjamun, S.; Hogg, P. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2017.03.001, 2017-03-22)
    THOMPSON, J.D., WAREING, A., SZCZEPURA, K.R., VINJAMUN, S. and HOGG, P. 2017. A JAFROC study of nodule detection performance in CT images of a thorax acquired during PET/CT. Radiograph [online], 23(3), pages 191-196. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2017.03.001
    Purpose - Two types of CT images (modalities) are acquired in PET/CT: for attenuation correction (AC) and diagnosis. The purpose of the study was to compare nodule detection and localization performance between these two ...
  • The health-oriented attitudes and lifestyles of allied health professions university students. 

    Ewen, Janine; Alexander, Lyndsay Ann (RGU, 2016-10-27)
    EWEN, J. and ALEXANDER, L. 2016. The health-oriented attitudes and lifestyles of allied health professions university students. Presented at the Faculty of public health annual conference: strong voices; pragmatic public health, 27 - 28 October 2016, Dunblane, UK.
    "The health-orientated attitudes and lifestyles of allied health professions university students" was a research project using quantitative methods (survey and measuring tool) to 1) Explore Health Sciences students' ...
  • Investigation into the life span of the physiological and performance benefits of a soccer warm-up. 

    Symon, Kevin Gordon (Robert Gordon University School of Health Sciences, 2016-10)
    SYMON, K.G. 2016. Investigation into the life span of the physiological and performance benefits of a soccer warm-up. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    The purpose of this study was to determine the time course of the performance and physiological changes that occur in response to a pre-match soccer warm-up. Data was collected on twelve academy soccer players, over five ...
  • SelfBACK: Activity recognition for self-management of low back pain. 

    Sani, Sadiq; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart; Cooper, Kay (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47175-4, 2016-11-05)
    SANI, S., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and COOPER, K. 2016. SelfBACK: Activity recognition for self-management of low back pain. In Bramer, M. and Petridis, M. (eds.) 2016. Research and development in intelligent systems XXXIII: incorporating applications and innovations in intelligent systems XXIV. Cham: Springer [online], pages 281-294. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47175-4
    Low back pain (LBP) is the most significant contributor to years lived with disability in Europe and results in significant financial cost to European economies. Guidelines for the management of LBP have self-management ...
  • The physiological effect of a 'climb assist' device on vertical ladder climbing. 

    Barron, Peter-James; Burgess, Katherine; Cooper, Kay; Stewart, Arthur D. (Taylor and Francis http://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1244290, 2016-10-15)
    BARRON, P.J., BURGESS, K., COOPER, K. and STEWART, A.D. 2017. The physiological effect of a 'climb assist' device on vertical ladder climbing. Ergonomics [online], 60(7), pages 1008-1013. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1244290
    Climb assist' claims to reduce strain when climbing ladders; however, no research has yet substantiated this. The purpose of this study was to assess the physiological and psychophysical effects of climb assist on 30 m ...

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