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UCD School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science

Scoil na Fisiteiripe agus na Gníomheolaíochta UCD

Publications 2007 - 2009

French, H.P., Cusack, T., Brennan, A., White, B., Gilsenan, C., Fitzpatrick, M., O’Connell, P., Kane, D., FitzGerald, O., McCarthy, G. Exercise and Manual Physiotherapy Arthritis Research Trial (EMPART) - A Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial. BMC Musculoskeletal. January 2009.[PMID 19152689]

Zampagni, M.L., Casino, D., Benelli, P., Visani, A., Marcacci, M., & De Vito, G. Anthropometric and strength variables to predict freestyle performance times in elite master swimmers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2008 Jul; 22(4):1298-307.

Parente, V., D’Antona, G. Adami, R. Miotti, DP, Capodaglio, P., De Vito, G., Bottinelli, R. Long term resistance training improves force and unloaded shortening velocity of single muscle fibres of elderly women. European Journal of Applied Physiology 2008.

Hodge, K., Lonsdale, C., & Oliver, A. (2008). The elite athlete as a ‘business traveller/tourist’. In J. Higham & T. Hinch (in press). Sport and Tourism: Globalisation, mobility and authenticity. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann.

Hodge, K., Lonsdale, C. & Jackson, S. A. Athlete engagement in elite sport: An exploratory investigation of antecedents and consequences. The Sport Psychologist.

McCarthy Persson, U. The effect of a vastus lateralis tape on muscle activity during stair climbing. Manual Therapy 2008: July 8 [Epub ahead of print]

Fullen, B.M., Baxter, G.D., O'Donovan, B.G., Doody, C., Daly, L., Hurley, D.A. ‘Doctors' attitudes and beliefs regarding acute low back pain management: systematic review.’ Pain. 2008 136(3):388-96


French, H., Gilsenan, C., Cusack, T. Gluteal muscle dysfunction and the role of specific strengthening in hip osteoarthritis: A Review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 2008:13:5:333-344.

Delaney, E., Cusack, T. A postal questionnaire surveying the use of electrophysical agents in outpatient physiotherapy departments in Irish hospitals Physiotherapy Ireland, 2008: 29: 1: 61-66.


Galvin, R. Murphy, B., Cusack, T. Stokes E. The impact of increased duration of exercise therapy on functional recovery following stroke. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 2008; 15:4: 365-377. [PMID 18782739]

Galvin, R., Cusack, T., Stokes, E. A randomised controlled trial evaluating family mediated exercise (FAME) therapy following stroke. BMC Neurol., 2008 Jun 20; 8:22. PMID: 18570643 [PubMed - in process]


Cunningham, C., O’Connor, F., Blake, C. Attitudes towards low back pain clinical guidelines among back pain clinicians. Physiotherapy Ireland 2007; Jun 28(1): 23-29

Blake, C., Plant, W.D. Measures to Improve Quality Of Life in ESRD Patients In Therapy in Nephrology and Hypertension. Wilcox CS and Mitch W (eds).  WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 2008; 818-827


Cunningham, C., Doody, C., Blake, C. Managing low back pain: knowledge and attitudes of hospital managers. Occupational Medicine (Lond). 2008 Jun; 58(4):282-8. Epub 2008 Mar 15. PMID: 18346954

Cunningham, C.G., Flynn, T.A., Toole, C.M., Ryan, R.G., Gueret, P.W., Bulfin, S., Seale, O., Blake, C. Working Backs Project--implementing low back pain guidelines. Occup Med (Lond). 2008 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print]


Hoekstra, T., Boreham, C.A., Murray, L.J., Twisk, J.W.R. Associations between Aerobic and Muscular fitness and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: The Northern Ireland Young Hearts Study. JPAH 2008; 5, 815-829. 

Lennon, O., Carey, A., Stephenson, J., Gaffney, N., Blake, C. A Pilot RCT to Evaluate the Benefit of a Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme for the Non-acute Ischaemic Stroke Population. Clinical Rehabilitation 2008 22: 125-133


Hettinga, D.M., Hurley, D.A., Jackson, A., May, S., Mercer, C., Roberts, L. Assessing the effect of sample size, methodological quality and statistical rigour on outcomes of randomised controlled trials on mobilisation, manipulation and massage for low back pain of at least six weeks duration. Physiotherapy. 2008 94: 97-104. [indexed for CINAHL]

Flanagan, A., Murphy, S., Cunningham, C. The efficacy of the Waterford back care programme for patients with chronic low back pain. Physiotherapy Ireland, 2008; 29(1)45-48.


Fullen, B.M., Doody, C., Baxter, G.D., Daly, L.E., Hurley, D.A. Chronic low back pain: non-clinical factors impacting on management by Irish doctors. Ir J Med Sci. 2008 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 18584269

Coughlan, G.F., McLoughlin, R., McCarthy Persson, U., Caulfield, B.M. ‘An investigation into the effects of a simulated effusion in healthy subjects on knee kinematics during jogging and running.’ Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon), 2008, Jun 4. PMID: 18538454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Langford, S., Gilchrist, J., Holland, A., O’Sullivan, C. Are patients satisfied with care provided by physiotherapy students? - A cross-sectional survey. Physiotherapy Ireland, 2008; 29 (1): 28-35

Lonsdale, C., Hodge, K. & Rose, E. A. ‘The Behavioral Regulation in Sport Questionnaire (BRSQ): Instrument Development and Initial Validity Evidence.’ Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 2008; 30, 323-355.


Hodge, K., Lonsdale, C., & Ng, J. Y. Y. Burnout in elite rugby: Relationships with basic psychological needs fulfilment. Journal of Sports Sciences, 2008; 26, 25-34.

Lonsdale, C. & Tam, J. T. M. ‘On the temporal and behavioural consistency of pre-performance routines: An intra-individual analysis of elite basketball players’ free throw shooting accuracy.’ Journal of Sports Sciences, 2008; 26, 259-266.


Tumilty, S., Munn, J., Abbott, H., McDonough, S., Hurley, D.A., Baxter, D. ‘Laser therapy in the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy: a pilot study.’ Photomed Laser Surg. 2008 Feb; 26(1):25-30. PMID: 18248158 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (1.074).

Casserley-Feeney, S.N., Phelan, M., Duffy, F., Roush, S., Cairns, M.C., Hurley, D.A. ‘Patient satisfaction with private physiotherapy for musculoskeletal pain.’ BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2008, Apr 15; 9:50.


McDonough, S.M., Liddle, S.D., Hunter, R., Walsh, D.M., Glasgow, P., Gormley, G., Hurley, D., Delitto, A., Park, J., Bradbury, I., Baxter, G.D. ‘Exercise and manual auricular acupuncture: a pilot assessor-blind randomised controlled trial. (The acupuncture and personalised exercise programme (APEP) trial). BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2008 Mar 6; 9:31.

Stanislawska-Sachadyn, A., Brown, K.S., Mitchell, L.E., Woodside, J.V., Young, I.S., Scott, J.M., Liam Murray, Boreham, C.A., McNulty, H., Strain, J. J. and Whitehead, A.S. “An insertion/deletion polymorphism of the dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR ) gene is associated with serum and red blood cell folate concentrations in women.” Human Genetics 2008; 123(3): 289-95. Epub 2008 Feb 5.


Stanislawska-Sachadyn, A., Woodside, J.V., Boreham, C. et al. “Evidence for sex differences in the determinants of homocysteine concentrations.” Mol. Genet.Metab. 2008; 93(4):355-62. Epub 2008 Jan 3.

Cashman, K., Boreham, C. et al ‘Vitamin D status and its determinants in adolescents from the Northern Ireland Young Hearts 2000 cohort.’ Brit J Nutr. 2008 May; 99(5):1061-7. Epub 2008 Jan 15.


Cashman, K., Boreham, C. et al ‘Low vitamin D status adversely affects bone health parameters in adolescents.’ Am J Clin Nutrit. 2008; 87(4): 1039-44.

Lippi, G., Guidi, G.C., Nevill, A., Boreham, C. (Editorial) ‘The growing trend of scientific interest in sports science research.’ Journal of Sports Science 2008; 26 (1), 1-2.


Ferreira, I., Boreham, C., Twisk, J., Gallagher, A., Young, I., Murray, L., Stehouwer, C. ‘Clustering of metabolic syndrome risk factors and arterial stiffness in young adults. The Northern Ireland Young Hearts Project.’  J. Hypertension 2007; 25 (5): 1009-1020.

Kennedy, R.A., Boreham, C., Murphy, M.M., Young, I., Mutrie, N. ‘Evaluating the effects of a low volume stairclimbing programme on measures of health related fitness in sedentary office workers.’ J Sports Sci Med 2007; 6, 448-454.


Meirhaeghe, A., Boreham, C., Murray, L. et al. ‘A possible role for the PPARG Pro12ALA polymorphism in preterm birth.’  Diabetes 2007; 56: 494-498. 

Dunne, E., Walsh, P., Smyth, B., Caulfield, B. ‘An evaluation of the predictive power of component vector angles for seated spinal posture monitoring.’ Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2007; 1:5747-50. PMID: 18003318.


Fitzgerald, D., Foody, J., Kelly, D., Ward, T., Markham, C., McDonald, J., Caulfield, B. ‘Development of a wearable motion capture suit and virtual reality biofeeedback system for the instruction and analysis of sports rehabilitation exercises.’ Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2007; 1:4870-4. PMID: 18003318.

Minogue, C.M., Caulfield, B.M., Reilly, R.B. ‘What are the electrical stimulation design parameters for maximum VO2 aimed at Cardio-Pulmonary rehabilitation?’ Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2007; 1:2428-31.  PMID: 18002484.


Coughlan, G., Caulfield, B. ‘A 4-week neuromuscular training program and gait patterns at the ankle joint.’ J Athl Train. 2007 Jan-Mar; 42(1):51-9.  PMID: 17597944.

Delahunt, E., Monaghan K., Caulfield, B. ‘Ankle function during hopping in subjects with functional instability of the ankle joint.’ Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2007 Feb 28; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17331087.


Monaghan, K., Delahunt, E., Caulfield, B. Increasing the number of gait trial recordings maximises intra-rater reliability of the CODA motion analysis system. Gait and Posture 2007; 25: 303-315

Blake, C., Cusack, T., Doody, C., Hurley, D.A. ‘Entry-level Physiotherapy Educational Systems in Ireland.’  Physical Therapy Reviews 2007; 12: 111–116.

Delahunt, E. ‘Peroneal reflex contribution to the development of functional instability of the ankle joint.’ Physical Therapy in Sport 2007; 8: 98-104.


Delahunt, E. ‘Neuromuscular contributions to functional instability of the ankle joint.’ Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 2007; 11: 201-213.

Thomas, E.E., De Vito, G., Macaluso A. Speed training with body weight unloading improves walking energy cost and maximal speed in 75- to 85-year-old healthy women. Journal of Applied Physiology 2007 Nov; 103(5):1598-1603.


Thomas, E.E., De Vito, G., Macaluso, A. Physiological costs and temporo-spatial parameters of walking on a treadmill vary with body weight unloading and speed in both healthy young and older women. European Journal of Applied Physiology 2007 Jun; 100(3):293-299.

Laudani, L., Wood, L., Casabona, A., Giuffrida, R., & De Vito, G. Effects of repeated ankle plantar-flexions on H-reflex and body sway during standing. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiolology 2007 Aug 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17719798 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher].


Farina, D., Ferguson, R.A., Macaluso, A., & De Vito, G. ‘Correlation of average muscle fiber conduction velocity measured during cycling exercise with myosin heavy chain composition, lactate threshold, and VO2max.’ Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 2007; 17(4):393-400.

Dewhurst, S., Riches, P.E., & De Vito, G. ‘Moderate alterations in lower limbs muscle temperature do not affect postural stability during quiet standing in both young and older women.’ Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 2007 Jun; 17(3):292-298.


Dewhurst, S., Graven-Nielsen, T., De Vito, G. & Farina D. Muscle temperature has a different effect on force fluctuations in young and older women. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2007 Apr; 118(4):762-769.

Berry, C., Murphy, N., De Vito, G., Galloway, S., Seed, A., Fisher, C., Sattar, N., Vallance, P., Hillis, W.S., McMurray, J. ‘Effects of aldosterone receptor blockade in patients with mild-moderate heart failure taking a beta-blocker.’ European Journal of Heart Failure. 2007 Apr; 9(4):429-34.


Benelli, P., Ditroilo, M., Forte, R., De Vito, G., Stocchi, V. ‘Assessment of post-competition peak blood lactate in male and female master swimmers aged 40-79 years and its relationship with swimming performance.’ European Journal of Applied Physiology. 2007 Apr; 99(6):685-693.

Book chapter: Forte, R. & De Vito, G. (2007) 'Heart rate variability during exercise and in various physiological conditions: A new insight into cardiovascular apparatus during exercise. Physiological and physiopathological aspects.’ A. Concu & A. Crisafulli eds. Transworld Research Network.


Quinn, A., Doody, C., O’Shea, D. ‘The effect of physical activity education programme on physical activity, cardiovascular fitness, quality of life and attitudes to exercise in obese females.’ Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 2007, Sep 12; [Epub ahead of print].

Fullen, B.M., Maher, T., Bury, G., Tynan, A., Daly, L.E., Hurley, D.A. ‘Adherence of Irish general practitioners to European Guidelines for acute low back pain: a prospective pilot study.’ Eur J Pain. 2007 Aug; 11(6):614-23.


Brady, L., Hurley, D.A. ‘Community Physiotherapy in Northern Ireland - A Cross-Sectional Survey of Current Practice.’ Physiotherapy Ireland 2007, 28 (2) [indexed for CINAHL].

McVeigh, J., Finch, M.B., Hurley, D., Basford, J.R., Sim, J., Baxter, G.D. ‘Tender point count and total myalgic score in fibromyalgia: changes over a 28-day period.’ Rheumatol Int. 2007 Sep; 27(11):1011-8. Epub 2007 Jul 20.  PMID: 17641895 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (1.07).


Casserley-Feeney, S.N., Bury, G., Daly, L., Hurley, D.A. ‘Physiotherapy for Low Back Pain: Differences between Public and Private Healthcare Sectors in Ireland.’ Man Ther. 2007 Jul 31; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17683968 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (1.931).

O’Donoghue, G., Hurley, D.A. ‘The Diagnostic Validity of a Physiotherapist’s Clinical Examination versus Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture and Meniscal Tears.’ Physiotherapy Ireland 2007 28(1): 9-14. [indexed for CINAHL].


McCarthy Persson, U. (DVD) ‘Sports taping techniques.’ Volume 1 & 2, Clinics in Motion, Dublin.

O’Sullivan, C., Bentman, S., Bennett, K., Stokes, M. ‘Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging of the Lower Trapezius Muscle: Technical Description and Reliability.’ J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2007; 37 (10):620-626.


O’Sullivan, C., Cassidy, C., Condon, C. ‘Does providing clinical placements to undergraduate physiotherapy students affect service provision?’ Physiotherapy Ireland. 2007; 28 (1): 36-40.

Denis, R., Racinais, S., Perrey, S. (2007). ‘Quantification of quadriceps O2 desaturation in response to short sprint cycling.’ (Letter to the Editor). Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 39, 1206.


Racinais, S., Bishop, D., Denis, R., Lattier, G., Perrey, S. (2007). ‘Muscle de-oxygenation and neural drive to the muscle during repeated sprint cycling.’ Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 39, 268-274.

Lonsdale, C., Hodge, K. & Raedeke, T. D. (2007). ‘Athlete engagement: I. A qualitative investigation of relevance and dimensions.’ International Journal of Sport Psychology, 38, 451-470.   


Lonsdale, C., Hodge, K., & Jackson, S. A. Athlete engagement: II. Development and initial validation of the Athlete Engagement Questionnaire. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 2007; 38, 471-492.

McKenna, O., Blake, C. Management of Hepatitis C: The potential benefits of exercise. Physical Therapy Reviews 2007; Nov 12: 271-276