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A randomised controlled trial of three or one breathing technique training sessions for breathlessness in people with malignant lung disease (2015)
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Johnson, M. J., Kanaan, M., Richardson, G., Nabb, S., Torgerson, D., English, A., …Booth, S. (2015). A randomised controlled trial of three or one breathing technique training sessions for breathlessness in people with malignant lung disease. BMC medicine, 13, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-015-0453-x

Background About 90 % of patients with intra-thoracic malignancy experience breathlessness. Breathing training is helpful, but it is unknown whether repeated sessions are needed. The present study aims to test whether three sessions are better than... Read More

Does home oxygen therapy (HOT) in addition to standard care reduce disease severity and improve symptoms in people with chronic heart failure? A randomised trial of home oxygen therapy for patients with chronic heart failure (2015)
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Clark, A. L., Johnson, M., Fairhurst, C., Torgerson, D., Cockayne, S., Rodgers, S., …Greenstone, M. (2015). Does home oxygen therapy (HOT) in addition to standard care reduce disease severity and improve symptoms in people with chronic heart failure? A randomised trial of home oxygen therapy for patients with chronic heart failure. Health Technology Assessment, 19(75), 1-120. https://doi.org/10.3310/hta19750

Background: Home oxygen therapy (HOT) is commonly used for patients with severe chronic heart failure (CHF) who have intractable breathlessness. There is no trial evidence to support its use. Objectives: To detect whether or not there was a quality-... Read More

Development and validation of the compliant and principled sportspersonship scale (2014)
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Perry, J. L., Clough, P. J., Crust, L., Nabb, S. L., & Nicholls, A. R. (2015). Development and validation of the compliant and principled sportspersonship scale. Research quarterly for exercise and sport, 86(1), 71-80. https://doi.org/10.1080/02701367.2014.980938

A new measure of sportspersonship that differentiates between compliance and principled decisions was developed and validated in three studies. In Study 1, a 71-item questionnaire was developed and administered to 357 sports participants, before prin... Read More

Experiences of air travel in patients with chronic heart failure (2011)
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Ingle, L., Hobkirk, J., Damy, T., Nabb, S., Clark, A. L., & Cleland, J. G. (2012). Experiences of air travel in patients with chronic heart failure. International journal of cardiology, 158(1), (66-70). doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2010.12.101. ISSN 0167-5273

AIM: To conduct a survey in a representative cohort of ambulatory patients with stable, well managed chronic heart failure (CHF) to discover their experiences of air travel. METHODS: An expert panel including a cardiologist, an exercise scientist, an... Read More

A randomised trial of high vs low intensity training in breathing techniques for breathless patients with malignant lung disease: A feasibility study (2010)
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Barton, R., English, A., Nabb, S., Rigby, A. S., & Johnson, M. J. (2010). A randomised trial of high vs low intensity training in breathing techniques for breathless patients with malignant lung disease: A feasibility study. Lung Cancer, 70(3), (313-319). doi:10.1016/j.lungcan.2010.03.007. ISSN 0169-5002

Background: Breathlessness remains a refractory symptom in malignant lung disease. Breathing training is an effective, non-pharmacological intervention but it is unclear how this should be delivered. This feasibility study aimed to assess recruitment... Read More

Self-rated health and mortality in patients with chronic heart failure (2009)
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Farkas, J., Nabb, S., Zaletel-Kragelj, L., Cleland, J. G. F., & Lainscak, M. (2009). Self-rated health and mortality in patients with chronic heart failure. European journal of heart failure, 11(5), 518-524. doi:10.1093/eurjhf/hfp038

AimsIn patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), there is limited information on self-rated health (SRH). We aimed to examine the distribution of SRH and whether SRH is associated with mortality in patients with stable CHF.Methods and resultsWe enro... Read More

A comparison of patient and physician-rated New York Heart Association class in a community-based heart failure clinic (2008)
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Goode, K. M., Nabb, S., Cleland, J. G., & Clark, A. L. (2008). A comparison of patient and physician-rated New York Heart Association class in a community-based heart failure clinic. Journal of cardiac failure, 14(5), 379-387. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2008.01.014

OBJECTIVE: The New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification is recommended for grading symptoms of chronic heart failure and is a powerful prognostic marker. Patient-rated NYHA (Pa-NYHA) and physician-rated NYHA (Dr-NYHA) class have never been co... Read More

Clinical determinants of poor six-minute walk test performance in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and no major structural heart disease (2006)
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Ingle, L., Rigby, A. S., Nabb, S., Jones, P. K., Clark, A. L., & Cleland, J. G. (2006). Clinical determinants of poor six-minute walk test performance in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and no major structural heart disease. European journal of heart failure, 8(3), 321-325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejheart.2005.08.006

Background: The clinical determinants of six-minute walk test (6-MWT) performance in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) have rarely been investigated, and it is not clear whether they differ from patients referred for the asse... Read More

The reproducibility and sensitivity of the 6-min walk test in elderly patients with chronic heart failure (2005)
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Ingle, L., Shelton, R. J., Rigby, A. S., Nabb, S., Clark, A. L., & Cleland, J. G. (2005). The reproducibility and sensitivity of the 6-min walk test in elderly patients with chronic heart failure. European Heart Journal, 26(17), 1742-1751. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehi259

Aims: The 6-min walk test (6-MWT) is used to estimate functional capacity. However, in elderly patients with chronic heart failure (CHF): (i) 1 year reproducibility of the 6-MWT; (ii) sensitivity of the 6-MWT to self-perceived changes in symptoms of... Read More