Recent Submissions

  • 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], In Press. 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], InPress. 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], In Press. 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 ...
  • β-alanine supplementation to improve exercise capacity and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 

    Saunders, Bryan; Elliott-Sale, Kirsty; Artioli, Guilherme G.; Swinton, Paul Alan; Dolan, Eimear; Roschel, Hamilton; Sale, Craig; Gualano, Bruno (BMJ Publishing Group https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-096396, 2016-10-18)
    SAUNDERS, B., ELLIOTT-SALE, K., ARTIOLI, G.G., SWINTON, P.A., DOLAN, E., ROSCHEL, H., SALE, C. and GUALANO, B. 2017. β-alanine supplementation to improve exercise capacity and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British journal of sports medicine [online], 51(8), pages 658-669. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-096396
    Objective - To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence on the effects of β-alanine supplementation on exercise capacity and performance. Design - This study was designed in accordance with PRISMA ...
  • 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, Phil (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. 2017. Exploring peer-mentoring for community dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain: a qualitative study. Physiotherapy [online], 103(2), pages 138-145. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1015/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 ...

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