Recent Submissions

  • 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.
    DEB, S.K., BROWN, D.R., GOUGH, L.A., MCLELLAN, C.P., SWINTON, P.A., SPARKS, S.A. and MCNAUGHTON, L.R. [2017]. Quantifying the effects of acute hypoxic exposure on exercise performance and capacity: a systematic review and meta-regression. European journal of sport science [online], (accepted).
    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
    ROBERTS, F. [2017]. Scottish healthcare students' perceptions of an interprofessional ward simulation: an exploratory descriptive study. Nursing and health sciences, (accepted).
    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 ...
  • 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: a human rights-based approach. 

    Geddes, Jane; Humphrey, Tracy; Wallace, Rebecca M. M. (Mark Allen Healthcare https://doi.org/10.12968/ajmw.2017.11.4.196, 2017-10-28)
    GEDDES, J., HUMPHREY, T. and WALLACE, R.M.M. 2017. Respectful midwifery care in Malawi: a human rights-based approach. African journal of midwifery and women's health [online], 11(4), pages 196-198. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/ajmw.2017.11.4.196
    Background: A priority in Malawi over the past 15 years has been to improve women's access to skilled birth attendants by training and educating more midwives, and encouraging women to deliver in health facilities. However, ...
  • 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], 38(5), pages 406-411. 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 ...

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