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Age-related changes in physical functioning : correlates between objective and self-reported outcomes (2014)
Journal Article
Alcock, L., O'Brien, T. D., & Vanicek, N. (2015). Age-related changes in physical functioning : correlates between objective and self-reported outcomes. Physiotherapy, 101(2), 204-213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2014.09.001

Objectives To quantify the variance attributable to age and estimate annual decline in physical function and self-reported health using a battery of outcome measures in healthy older females. To determine whether self-reported functional losses are s... Read More about Age-related changes in physical functioning : correlates between objective and self-reported outcomes.

Longitudinal changes in transtibial amputee gait characteristics when negotiating a change in surface height during continuous gait (2014)
Journal Article
Barnett, C. T., Polman, R. C. J., & Vanicek, N. (2014). Longitudinal changes in transtibial amputee gait characteristics when negotiating a change in surface height during continuous gait. Clinical biomechanics, 29(7), 787-793. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2014.05.012

Background Negotiating a raised surface during continuous gait is an important activity of daily living and is a potentially hazardous task with regards to trips, falls and fall-related injury. However, it is not known how recent transtibial amputees... Read More about Longitudinal changes in transtibial amputee gait characteristics when negotiating a change in surface height during continuous gait.

Kinematic differences exist between transtibial amputee fallers and non-fallers during downwards step transitioning (2014)
Journal Article
Vanicek, N., Strike, S. C., & Polman, R. (2015). Kinematic differences exist between transtibial amputee fallers and non-fallers during downwards step transitioning. Prosthetics and orthotics international, 39(4), 322-332. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309364614532867

Background: Stair negotiation is biomechanically more challenging than level gait. There are few biomechanical assessments of transtibial amputees descending stairs and none specifically related to falls. Stair descent may elicit more differences tha... Read More about Kinematic differences exist between transtibial amputee fallers and non-fallers during downwards step transitioning.

Effect of supervised exercise on physical function and balance in patients with intermittent claudication (2014)
Journal Article
Mockford, K. A., Gohil, R. A., Mazari, F., Khan, J. A., Vanicek, N., Coughlin, P. A., & Chetter, I. C. (2014). Effect of supervised exercise on physical function and balance in patients with intermittent claudication. British journal of surgery : BJS, 101(4), 356-362. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.9402

Background The aim of the study was to identify whether a standard supervised exercise programme (SEP) for patients with intermittent claudication improved specific measures of functional performance including balance. Methods A prospective observati... Read More about Effect of supervised exercise on physical function and balance in patients with intermittent claudication.

Fear of falling in claudicants and its relationship to physical ability, balance, and quality of Life (2014)
Journal Article
Lane, R. A., Mazari, F., Mockford, K. A., Vanicek, N., Chetter, I. C., & Coughlin, P. A. (2014). Fear of falling in claudicants and its relationship to physical ability, balance, and quality of Life. Vascular and endovascular surgery, 48(4), 297-304 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1538574413519711

Objectives: Intermittent claudication is associated with poor physical function, quality of life (QoL), and balance impairment. Fear of falling (FoF) is a recognized contributing factor to poor physical ability. Any link between claudication and FoF... Read More about Fear of falling in claudicants and its relationship to physical ability, balance, and quality of Life.