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Presurgery exercise-based conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease (Review) (2020)
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Palmer, J., Pymer, S., Smith, G., Harwood, A., Ingle, L., Huang, C., & Chetter, I. (2020). Presurgery exercise-based conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013407.pub2

Background Lower limb peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a type of cardiovascular disease where the blood vessels that carry the blood to the legs are hardened and narrowed. The most severe manifestation of PAD is critical limb ischaemia (CLI). Th... Read More about Presurgery exercise-based conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease (Review).

A feasibility randomised controlled trial examining the effects of the Anti-Doping Values in Coach Education (ADVICE) mobile application on doping knowledge and attitudes towards doping among grassroots coaches (2020)
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Nicholls, A., & Fairs, L. (in press). A feasibility randomised controlled trial examining the effects of the Anti-Doping Values in Coach Education (ADVICE) mobile application on doping knowledge and attitudes towards doping among grassroots coaches. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine,

Objectives Sports coaches are influential in whether athletes dope, but receive very little anti-doping education, particularly within entry level coaching qualifications. We tested the feasibility of an anti-doping intervention, delivered via a mobi... Read More about A feasibility randomised controlled trial examining the effects of the Anti-Doping Values in Coach Education (ADVICE) mobile application on doping knowledge and attitudes towards doping among grassroots coaches.

The effects of exercise to promote quality of life in individuals with traumatic brain injuries: A systematic review (2020)
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O'Caroll, G., King, S., Carroll, S., Perry, J., & Vanicek, N. (in press). The effects of exercise to promote quality of life in individuals with traumatic brain injuries: A systematic review. Brain Injury,

Objective: To systematically review the effects of exercise interventions that may enhance quality of life (QOL) in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Methods: A systematic search of the literature was conducted using five databases u... Read More about The effects of exercise to promote quality of life in individuals with traumatic brain injuries: A systematic review.

Characterising the application of the “progressive overload” principle of exercise training within cardiac rehabilitation: a United Kingdom-based community programme (2020)
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Khushhal, A., Nichols, S., Carroll, S., Abt, G., & Ingle, L. (in press). Characterising the application of the “progressive overload” principle of exercise training within cardiac rehabilitation: a United Kingdom-based community programme. PLoS ONE, 15(8), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0237197

Background: Recent concerns have cast doubt over the effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation [CR] programmes for improving cardiorespiratory fitness [CRF] in patients with a history of cardiac disease in the United Kingdom [UK]. We aimed to character... Read More about Characterising the application of the “progressive overload” principle of exercise training within cardiac rehabilitation: a United Kingdom-based community programme.

A biomechanical comparison of powered robotic exoskeleton gait with normal and slow walking: An investigation with able-bodied individuals (2020)
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Hayes, S. C., White, M., White, H. S. F., & Vanicek, N. (2020). A biomechanical comparison of powered robotic exoskeleton gait with normal and slow walking: An investigation with able-bodied individuals. Clinical biomechanics, 80, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2020.105133

Background Overground lower-limb robotic exoskeletons are assistive devices used to facilitate ambulation and gait rehabilitation. Our understanding of how closely they resemble comfortable and slow walking is limited. This information is important... Read More about A biomechanical comparison of powered robotic exoskeleton gait with normal and slow walking: An investigation with able-bodied individuals.

Triggers of Breathlessness in Inducible Laryngeal Obstruction and Asthma (2020)
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Haines, J., Chua, S. H., Smith, J., Slinger, C., Simpson, A. J., & Fowler, S. J. (in press). Triggers of Breathlessness in Inducible Laryngeal Obstruction and Asthma. Clinical and Experimental Allergy, https://doi.org/10.1111/cea.13715

Background Inducible laryngeal obstruction (ILO) is often misdiagnosed as, or may coexist with, asthma. Identifying differences in triggering factors may assist clinicians to differentiate between the two conditions, and could give mechanistic insig... Read More about Triggers of Breathlessness in Inducible Laryngeal Obstruction and Asthma.

The Susceptibles, Chancers, Pragmatists, and Fair Players: An examination of the Sport Drug Control Model for Adolescent Athletes, cluster effects, and norm values among adolescent athletes (2020)
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Nicholls, A. R., Levy, A. R., Meir, R., Sanctuary, C., Jones, L., Baghurst, T., …Perry, J. L. (2020). The Susceptibles, Chancers, Pragmatists, and Fair Players: An examination of the Sport Drug Control Model for Adolescent Athletes, cluster effects, and norm values among adolescent athletes. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01564

Although there are few high-profile cases of adolescent athletes being caught doping, up to a third of young athletes may dope. In order to generate a more accurate understanding of why adolescent athletes dope, it is important to validate models tha... Read More about The Susceptibles, Chancers, Pragmatists, and Fair Players: An examination of the Sport Drug Control Model for Adolescent Athletes, cluster effects, and norm values among adolescent athletes.

Current insights into exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in patients with coronary heart disease and chronic heart failure (2020)
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Nichols, S., McGregor, G., Breckon, J., & Ingle, L. (in press). Current insights into exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in patients with coronary heart disease and chronic heart failure. International journal of sports medicine, https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1198-5573

Cardiac rehabilitation is a package of lifestyle secondary prevention strategies designed for patients with coronary heart disease and chronic heart failure. A community-based cardiac rehabilitation programme provides patients with a structured exerc... Read More about Current insights into exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in patients with coronary heart disease and chronic heart failure.

high INtensity Interval Training In pATiEnts with intermittent claudication (INITIATE): protocol for a multi-centre, proof-of-concept, prospective interventional study (2020)
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Pymer, S., Harwood, A., Ibeggazene, S., McGregor, G., Huang, C., Twiddy, M., …Chetter, I. C. (2020). high INtensity Interval Training In pATiEnts with intermittent claudication (INITIATE): protocol for a multi-centre, proof-of-concept, prospective interventional study. BMJ open, 10(7), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038825

Introduction: The first-line recommended treatment for patients with intermittent claudication (IC), is a supervised exercise programme (SEP), which includes a minimum of 2 hours exercise per week over a 12-week period. However, provision, uptake, an... Read More about high INtensity Interval Training In pATiEnts with intermittent claudication (INITIATE): protocol for a multi-centre, proof-of-concept, prospective interventional study.

The Effects of the iPlayClean Education Programme on Doping Attitudes and Susceptibility to use Banned Substances among High-Level Adolescent Athletes from the UK: A Cluster-Randomised Control Trial (2020)
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Nicholls, A., Morley, D., Thompson, M. A., Huang, C., Abt, G., Rothwell, M., …Ntoumanis, N. (in press). The Effects of the iPlayClean Education Programme on Doping Attitudes and Susceptibility to use Banned Substances among High-Level Adolescent Athletes from the UK: A Cluster-Randomised Control Trial. International Journal of Drug Policy,

Background: This study examined the effects of the iPlayClean anti-doping intervention on attitudes towards doping and susceptibility, and whether delivery mode affected the results. Methods: A total of 1,081 high-level UK athletes (14-18 years old... Read More about The Effects of the iPlayClean Education Programme on Doping Attitudes and Susceptibility to use Banned Substances among High-Level Adolescent Athletes from the UK: A Cluster-Randomised Control Trial.

The relative contribution of training intensity and duration to daily measures of training load in professional rugby league and union (2020)
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Weaving, D., Dalton-Barron, N., McLaren, S., Scantlebury, S., Cummins, C., Roe, G., …Abt, G. (in press). The relative contribution of training intensity and duration to daily measures of training load in professional rugby league and union. Journal of sports sciences, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2020.1754725

This study examined the relative contribution of exercise duration and intensity to team-sport athlete’s training load. Male, professional rugby league (n = 10) and union (n = 22) players were monitored over 6- and 52-week training periods, respectiv... Read More about The relative contribution of training intensity and duration to daily measures of training load in professional rugby league and union.

The Effect of Dry Needling on Lower Limb Dysfunction in Post-Stroke Survivors (2020)
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Ghannadi, S., Shariat, A., Ansari, N., Tavakol, Z., Honarpishe, R., Hakakzadeh, A., …Ingle, L. (2020). The Effect of Dry Needling on Lower Limb Dysfunction in Post-Stroke Survivors. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 29(6), https://doi.org/10.1016...rebrovasdis.2020.104814

Background: Spasticity is one of the main complications in post-stroke survivors leading to difficulties in walking and standing resulting in high levels of disability. Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of deep dry need... Read More about The Effect of Dry Needling on Lower Limb Dysfunction in Post-Stroke Survivors.

Stress Appraisals Influence Athletic Performance and Psychophysiological Response during 16.1km Cycling Time Trials (2020)
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Thompson, M. A., Toner, J., Perry, J. L., Burke, R., & Nicholls, A. (2020). Stress Appraisals Influence Athletic Performance and Psychophysiological Response during 16.1km Cycling Time Trials. Psychology of sport and exercise, 49(July), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101682

Objectives: We examined how stress appraisals were associated with emotions, coping behaviours, as well as subjective and objective measures of performance. Design: Prospective field- and laboratory-based studies. Methods: In Study 1, 192 athletes... Read More about Stress Appraisals Influence Athletic Performance and Psychophysiological Response during 16.1km Cycling Time Trials.

Validation of a Wearable Accelerometer-Based Activity Monitor for Use in Future Osteoporosis Prevention Programs (2020)
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Sánchez-Trigo, H., Sanchez-Oliver, A., Abt, G., & Sañudo, B. (2020). Validation of a Wearable Accelerometer-Based Activity Monitor for Use in Future Osteoporosis Prevention Programs. Sustainability, 12(6), https://doi.org/10.3390/su12062187

Osteoporosis is considered a major public health problem worldwide. In order to develop effective physical exercise protocols for the prevention of osteoporosis and ensure skeletal integrity, the intensity of the exercise must be quantified objective... Read More about Validation of a Wearable Accelerometer-Based Activity Monitor for Use in Future Osteoporosis Prevention Programs.

A 12-month continuous and intermittent high-impact exercise intervention and its effects on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women: a feasibility randomised controlled trial (2020)
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Montgomery, G. . J. H., Abt, G., Dobson, C. A., Evans, W. J., Aye, M., & Ditroilo, M. (in press). A 12-month continuous and intermittent high-impact exercise intervention and its effects on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women: a feasibility randomised controlled trial. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, https://doi.org/10.23736/S0022-4707.20.10412-2

BACKGROUND: Intermittent mechanical loading generates greater bone adaptations than continuous mechanical loading in rodents but has never been evaluated in humans. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of a continuous and intermittent counter... Read More about A 12-month continuous and intermittent high-impact exercise intervention and its effects on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women: a feasibility randomised controlled trial.

Coping tendencies and changes in athlete burnout over time (2020)
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Madigan, D. . J., Rumbold, J. L., Gerber, M., & Nicholls, A. R. (2020). Coping tendencies and changes in athlete burnout over time. Psychology of sport and exercise, 48, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101666

Burnout can lead to numerous negative outcomes for athletes. While we know a reasonable amount about how athlete burnout develops over time, we know comparably less about the role of coping in this process. The present study aimed to help address thi... Read More about Coping tendencies and changes in athlete burnout over time.

Routine exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation does not increase aerobic fitness: A CARE CR study (2020)
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Nichols, S., Taylor, C., Goodman, T., Page, R., Kallvikbacka-Bennett, A., Nation, F., …Ingle, L. (2020). Routine exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation does not increase aerobic fitness: A CARE CR study. International journal of cardiology, 305, 25-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.01.044

© 2020 The Authors Background: Recent evidence suggests that routine exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) may not lead to a substantial increase in estimated peak oxygen uptake (V̇O2peak). This could reduce the potential benefits of CR and expl... Read More about Routine exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation does not increase aerobic fitness: A CARE CR study.


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