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Being more than “just a bog-standard knee”: the role of person-centred practice in physiotherapy: a narrative inquiry (2021)
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Killingback, C., Clark, C., & Green, A. (2021). Being more than “just a bog-standard knee”: the role of person-centred practice in physiotherapy: a narrative inquiry. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2021.1948118

Purpose The aim of this study was to understand how physiotherapeutic encounters were experienced over time by one service user and the extent to which the encounters were person-centred. Methods This narrative inquiry study had one participant... Read More about Being more than “just a bog-standard knee”: the role of person-centred practice in physiotherapy: a narrative inquiry.

Love is in the hair: arginine methylation of human hair proteins as novel cardiovascular biomarkers (2021)
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Marsden, A. J., Riley, D. R., Birkett, S., Rodriguez-Barucg, Q., Guinn, B. A., Carroll, S., …Beltran-Alvarez, P. (in press). Love is in the hair: arginine methylation of human hair proteins as novel cardiovascular biomarkers. Amino acids, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00726-021-03024-5

Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death worldwide. Extensive cardiovascular biomarkers are available using blood tests but very few, if any, investigations have described non-invasive tests for cardiovascular biomarkers based on readily av... Read More about Love is in the hair: arginine methylation of human hair proteins as novel cardiovascular biomarkers.

Aquatic Therapy for improving Lower Limbs Function in Post-stroke Survivors: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis (2021)
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Ghayour Najafabadi, M., Shariat, A., Dommerholt, J., Hakakzadeh, A., Nakhostin-Ansari, A., Selk-Ghaffari, M., …Cleland, J. A. (in press). Aquatic Therapy for improving Lower Limbs Function in Post-stroke Survivors: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/10749357.2021.1929011

Background: Lower limb disability is common in chronic stroke patients, and aquatic therapy is one of the modalities used for the rehabilitation of these patients. Objectives: To summarize the evidence of the effects of aquatic therapy on lower limb... Read More about Aquatic Therapy for improving Lower Limbs Function in Post-stroke Survivors: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis.

‘I guess I was surprised by an app telling an adult they had to go to bed before half ten’: a phenomenological exploration of behavioural ‘nudges’ (2021)
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Toner, J., Allen-Collinson, J., & Jones, L. (2021). ‘I guess I was surprised by an app telling an adult they had to go to bed before half ten’: a phenomenological exploration of behavioural ‘nudges’. Qualitative research in sport, exercise and health, https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2021.1937296

In recent years, the role of self-tracking technologies has been investigated, debated and critiqued within qualitative research circles. The principal means by which self-tracking technologies seek to promote health-related behaviours and behaviour... Read More about ‘I guess I was surprised by an app telling an adult they had to go to bed before half ten’: a phenomenological exploration of behavioural ‘nudges’.

A systematic review of exercise testing in patients with intermittent claudication: A focus on test standardisation and reporting quality in randomised controlled trials of exercise interventions (2021)
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Birkett, S., Harwood, A., Caldow, E., Ibeggazene, S., Ingle, L., & Pymer, S. (in press). A systematic review of exercise testing in patients with intermittent claudication: A focus on test standardisation and reporting quality in randomised controlled trials of exercise interventions. PLoS ONE, 16(5), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0249277

A systematic review was conducted to identify the range of terminology used in studies to describe maximum walking distance and the exercise testing protocols, and testing modalities used to measure it in patients with intermittent claudication. A se... Read More about A systematic review of exercise testing in patients with intermittent claudication: A focus on test standardisation and reporting quality in randomised controlled trials of exercise interventions.

Physiotherapists’ views on their role in self-management approaches: A qualitative systematic review (2021)
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Killingback, C., Thompson, M., Chipperfield, S., Clark, C., & Williams, J. (in press). Physiotherapists’ views on their role in self-management approaches: A qualitative systematic review. Physiotherapy theory and practice, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/09593985.2021.1911011

Background: Self-management has been an increasingly important aspect of helping people manage their long-term conditions. The aim of this qualitative review was to synthesize the views of physiotherapists concerning their delivery of a self-manageme... Read More about Physiotherapists’ views on their role in self-management approaches: A qualitative systematic review.

Monitoring practices of training load and biological maturity in UK soccer academies (2021)
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Salter, J., De Ste Croix, M. B., Hughes, J., Weston, M., & Towlson, C. (2021). Monitoring practices of training load and biological maturity in UK soccer academies. International journal of sports physiology and performance : IJSPP, 16(3), 395-406. https://doi.org/10.1123/IJSPP.2019-0624

Purpose: Overuse injury risk increases during periods of accelerated growth, which can subsequently impact development in academy soccer, suggesting a need to quantify training exposure. Nonprescriptive development scheme legislation could lead to in... Read More about Monitoring practices of training load and biological maturity in UK soccer academies.

Quantifying technical actions in professional soccer using foot-mounted inertial measurement units (2021)
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Marris, J., Barrett, S., Abt, G., & Towlson, C. (2021). Quantifying technical actions in professional soccer using foot-mounted inertial measurement units. Science and Medicine in Football, https://doi.org/10.1080/24733938.2021.1910333

Objectives: This study aimed to (i) establish the concurrent validity and intra-unit reliability of a foot-mounted inertial measurement unit for monitoring soccer technical actions, (ii) quantify the within-microcycle inter-positional differences in... Read More about Quantifying technical actions in professional soccer using foot-mounted inertial measurement units.

STEPFORWARD study: a randomised controlled feasibility trial of a self-aligning prosthetic ankle-foot for older patients with vascular-related amputations (2021)
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Vanicek, N., Coleman, E., Watson, J., Bell, K., Barnett, C., McDaid, C., …Mitchell, N. (2021). STEPFORWARD study: a randomised controlled feasibility trial of a self-aligning prosthetic ankle-foot for older patients with vascular-related amputations. BMJ open, 11(3), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045195

Objectives To determine the feasibility of conducting a full-scale randomised controlled trial (RCT) of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a self-aligning prosthetic ankle-foot compared with a standard prosthetic ankle-foot. Design Multic... Read More about STEPFORWARD study: a randomised controlled feasibility trial of a self-aligning prosthetic ankle-foot for older patients with vascular-related amputations.

‘Everyone's so kind and jolly it boosts my spirits, if you know what I mean’: A humanising perspective on exercise programme participation (2021)
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Killingback, C., Tsofliou, F., & Clark, C. (in press). ‘Everyone's so kind and jolly it boosts my spirits, if you know what I mean’: A humanising perspective on exercise programme participation. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1111/scs.12973

Background Maintaining a physically active lifestyle across the life course can add to an individual's health and well‐being. Many people are insufficiently active to achieve these gains with a trend towards further decreases in activity as people a... Read More about ‘Everyone's so kind and jolly it boosts my spirits, if you know what I mean’: A humanising perspective on exercise programme participation.

A multicentre, randomised, parallel group, superiority study to compare the clinical and cost-effectiveness of external frame versus internal locking plate for complete articular pilon fracture fixation in adults: protocol for the ACTIVE randomised contro (2021)
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Flett, L., Adamson, J., Barron, E., Brealey, S., Corbacho, B., Costa, M., …Sharma, H. (2021). A multicentre, randomised, parallel group, superiority study to compare the clinical and cost-effectiveness of external frame versus internal locking plate for complete articular pilon fracture fixation in adults: protocol for the ACTIVE randomised controlled trial. Bone & joint research, 2(3), 150-163. https://doi.org/10.1302/2633-1462.23.BJO-2020-0178

Aims A pilon fracture is a severe ankle joint injury caused by high-energy trauma, typically affecting men of working age. Although relatively uncommon (5% to 7% of all tibial fractures), this injury causes among the worst functional and health outc... Read More about A multicentre, randomised, parallel group, superiority study to compare the clinical and cost-effectiveness of external frame versus internal locking plate for complete articular pilon fracture fixation in adults: protocol for the ACTIVE randomised contro.

Levelling the Playing Field: A New Proposed Method to Address Relative Age- and Maturity-Related Bias in Soccer (2021)
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Helsen, W., Thomis, M., Starkes, J., Vrijens, S., Ooms, G., MacMaster, C., & McLaren-Towlson, C. (2021). Levelling the Playing Field: A New Proposed Method to Address Relative Age- and Maturity-Related Bias in Soccer. Frontiers in Sport and Active Living, 3(24), https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2021.635379

Despite various solutions proposed to solve the Relative Age Effect (RAE), it is still a major problem confounding talent identification and selection processes. In a first phase, we sampled 302 under 7 to 21 academy soccer players from two Belgian p... Read More about Levelling the Playing Field: A New Proposed Method to Address Relative Age- and Maturity-Related Bias in Soccer.

Medication adherence in patients with severe asthma prescribed oral corticosteroids in the U-BIOPRED cohort (2021)
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Ahmed, H., Auffray, C., Bakke, P., Bush, A., Baribaud, F., Bates, S., …Study Group, U. (2021). Medication adherence in patients with severe asthma prescribed oral corticosteroids in the U-BIOPRED cohort. Chest, 160(1), 53-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2021.02.023

Background: Although estimates of suboptimal adherence to oral corticosteroids in asthma range from 30% to 50%, no ideal method for measurement exists; the impact of poor adherence in severe asthma is likely to be particularly high. Research Question... Read More about Medication adherence in patients with severe asthma prescribed oral corticosteroids in the U-BIOPRED cohort.

A double-blind randomized controlled trial for the effects of dry needling on upper limb dysfunction in patients with stroke (2021)
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Tavakol, Z., Shariat, A., Ansari, N., Ghannadi, S., Honarpishe, R., Dommerholt, J., …Ingle, L. (2021). A double-blind randomized controlled trial for the effects of dry needling on upper limb dysfunction in patients with stroke. Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research, 45(2-4), 115-124. https://doi.org/10.3727/036012921X16112663844923

Spasticity is one of the main complications of a stroke. This double-blind, randomized controlled trial aimed to compare the result of three sessions of dry needling (DN) versus sham DN on the affected upper limbs in post-stroke survivors. We recruit... Read More about A double-blind randomized controlled trial for the effects of dry needling on upper limb dysfunction in patients with stroke.

Through-knee versus above-knee amputation for vascular and non-vascular major lower limb amputations (2021)
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Crane, H., Boam, G., Carradice, D., Vanicek, N., Twiddy, M., & Smith, G. E. (2021). Through-knee versus above-knee amputation for vascular and non-vascular major lower limb amputations. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2021(1), https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013839

Objectives: This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows:. To assess the effects of through-knee amputation compared to above-knee amputation on clinical and rehabilitation outcomes and complication rates in... Read More about Through-knee versus above-knee amputation for vascular and non-vascular major lower limb amputations.

Pleasant emotions widen thought-action repertoires, develop long-term resources, and improve reaction time performance: A multi-study examination of the Broaden-and-Build theory among athletes (2021)
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Perry, J. L., Burke, R., Toner, J., Thompson, M., & Nicholls, A. R. (2021). Pleasant emotions widen thought-action repertoires, develop long-term resources, and improve reaction time performance: A multi-study examination of the Broaden-and-Build theory among athletes. Journal of sport & exercise psychology, 43(2), 155-170. https://doi.org/10.1123/JSEP.2020-0192

The authors investigated relationships between emotions, coping, and resilience across two studies. In Study 1a, 319 athletes completed dispositional questionnaires relating to the aforementioned constructs. In Study 1b, 126 athletes from Study 1a re... Read More about Pleasant emotions widen thought-action repertoires, develop long-term resources, and improve reaction time performance: A multi-study examination of the Broaden-and-Build theory among athletes.

Sudden cardiac death in athletes: A mini-review (2020)
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Soori, R., Gharehlo, A., Hashemi, N., Hashemi, N., & Ingle, L. (2020). Sudden cardiac death in athletes: A mini-review. World Heart Journal, 21(1), 71-76

Elite young athletes with clinically silent cardiovascular disorders are at risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in competitive sports activity. SCD is caused by a variety of conditions; in middle-aged/senior athletes, atherosclerotic coronary artery d... Read More about Sudden cardiac death in athletes: A mini-review.

A block randomised controlled trial investigating changes in postural control following a personalised 12-week exercise programme for individuals with lower limb amputation (2020)
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Schafer, Z. A., & Vanicek, N. (2021). A block randomised controlled trial investigating changes in postural control following a personalised 12-week exercise programme for individuals with lower limb amputation. Gait and Posture, 84, 198-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2020.12.001

Background: Individuals with a lower limb amputation (LLA) have an increased risk of falls and often report lower balance confidence. They must compensate for altered mechanics and prosthetic limitations in order to execute appropriate motor response... Read More about A block randomised controlled trial investigating changes in postural control following a personalised 12-week exercise programme for individuals with lower limb amputation.

Investigating the alignment between coaches’ ideological beliefs and academy philosophy in professional youth football (2020)
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Hall, J., Cope, E., Townsend, R. C., & Nicholls, A. R. (in press). Investigating the alignment between coaches’ ideological beliefs and academy philosophy in professional youth football. Sport, Education and Society, https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2020.1856061

© 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The impacts of professional sporting culture and institutional discourse on coaching practices and ideologies have largely been unconsidered and undiscussed. Understanding coaching pract... Read More about Investigating the alignment between coaches’ ideological beliefs and academy philosophy in professional youth football.

The effect of bio-banding on physical and psychological indicators of talent identification in academy soccer players (2020)
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Towlson, C., MacMaster, C., Gonçalves, B., Sampaio, J., Toner, J., MacFarlane, N., …Abt, G. (in press). The effect of bio-banding on physical and psychological indicators of talent identification in academy soccer players. Science and Medicine in Football, https://doi.org/10.1080/24733938.2020.1862419

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of bio-banding on indicators of talent identification in academy soccer players. Seventy-two 11 to 14-year-old soccer players were bio-banded using percentage of estimated adult stature attainment (week... Read More about The effect of bio-banding on physical and psychological indicators of talent identification in academy soccer players.