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Minimum Wear Duration for the activPAL Professional Activity Monitor in Adolescent Females

Journal Article
Dowd, K. P., Purtill, H., Harrington, D. M., Hislop, J. F., Reilly, J. J., & Donnelly, A. E. (2017)
Minimum Wear Duration for the activPAL Professional Activity Monitor in Adolescent Females. Pediatric Exercise Science, 29(3), 427-433. https://doi.org/10.1123/pes.2016-0188
Objectives: This study aims to determine the minimum number of days of monitoring required to reliably predict sitting/lying time, standing time, light intensity physical acti...

An investigation into the minimum accelerometry wear time for reliable estimates of habitual physical activity and definition of a standard measurement day in pre-school children.

Journal Article
Hislop, J., Law, J., Rush, R., Grainger, A., Bulley, C., Reilly, J. J., & Mercer, T. (2014)
An investigation into the minimum accelerometry wear time for reliable estimates of habitual physical activity and definition of a standard measurement day in pre-school children. Physiological Measurement, 35(11), 2213-2228. https://doi.org/10.1088/0967-3334/35/11/2213
The purpose of this study was to determine the number of hours and days of accelerometry data necessary to provide a reliable estimate of habitual physical activity in pre-sch...

How the stigma of low literacy can impair patient-professional spoken interactions and affect health: Insights from a qualitative investigation

Journal Article
Easton, P., Entwistle, V. A., & Williams, B. (2013)
How the stigma of low literacy can impair patient-professional spoken interactions and affect health: Insights from a qualitative investigation. BMC Health Services Research, 13(319), https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-319
Background Low literacy is a significant problem across the developed world. A considerable body of research has reported associations between low literacy and less appropriat...

Effectiveness of physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions in altering sedentary behaviour among older adults: a systematic review

Journal Article
McCorry, M., Murphy, M., Bleakley, C., & Mair, J. (2018)
Effectiveness of physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions in altering sedentary behaviour among older adults: a systematic review. Lancet, 392(S61), S61. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(18)32045-2
Background Long and frequent bouts of sedentary behaviour pose a major risk to health and increase the incidence of hypokinetic diseases and mortality, independent of the risk...

Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk

Presentation / Conference
Maeda, S., Taylor, M., Anderson, L. C., & McLaughlin, J. (2019, April)
Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk. Poster presented at Occupational Hygiene 2019
Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a debilitating industrial disease induced by exposure to vibrating machinery. As an irreversible condition, monitoring, controlling and r...

An evaluation of the efficacy of the exercise on referral scheme in Northumberland, UK: association with physical activity and predictors of engagement. A naturalistic observation study

Journal Article
Hanson, C. L., Allin, L. J., Ellis, J. G., & Dodd-Reynolds, C. J. (2013)
An evaluation of the efficacy of the exercise on referral scheme in Northumberland, UK: association with physical activity and predictors of engagement. A naturalistic observation study. BMJ Open, 3(8), Article e002849. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002849
ABSTRACT Objectives: Exercise on referral schemes (ERS) are widely commissioned in the UK but there is little evidence of their association with physical activity levels. We s...

An exploratory study of the relationship between psychosocial hazard and ambulatory physiological response in higher education employees

Journal Article
Campbell, T. G., Davison, R., Florida-James, G., & Westbury, T. (2016)
An exploratory study of the relationship between psychosocial hazard and ambulatory physiological response in higher education employees. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 9(3), 360-374. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWHM-11-2015-0068
Purpose: as exposure to psychosocial hazard at work represents a substantial risk factor for employee health in many modern occupations, being able to accurately assess how em...

Report of Public Engagement Event, October 11 2016

Report
Carnegie, E. (2018)
Report of Public Engagement Event, October 11 2016. Edinburgh Napier University
This research study was conducted in 2015. The aim was to understand the views and experiences of the HPV vaccine in order to inform policy and practice. The researchers condu...

Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing on adult behaviour change in health and social care settings: A systematic review of reviews

Journal Article
Frost, H., Campbell, P., Maxwell, M., O’Carroll, R. E., Dombrowski, S. U., Williams, B., …Pollock, A. (2018)
Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing on adult behaviour change in health and social care settings: A systematic review of reviews. PLOS ONE, 13(10), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204890
Background The challenge of addressing unhealthy lifestyle choice is of global concern. Motivational Interviewing has been widely implemented to help people change their behav...

Validity of wrist worn accelerometers and comparability between hip and wrist placement sites in estimating physical activity behaviour in preschool children

Journal Article
Hislop, J., Palmer, N., Anand, P., & Aldin, T. (2016)
Validity of wrist worn accelerometers and comparability between hip and wrist placement sites in estimating physical activity behaviour in preschool children. Physiological Measurement, 37(10), 1701-1714. https://doi.org/10.1088/0967-3334/37/10/1701
Wrist-worn accelerometers can increase compliance with wearing accelerometers, however, several large scale studies continue to use hip-worn accelerometers and it is unclear h...