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Catherine Blake

Senior Lecturer

School Of Public Hlth, Physio & Pop Sc
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7166525
Email: c.blake@ucd.ie

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2005.
Title: Postgraduate Course in Instrument Design with RASCH IRT and Data Analysis, Murdoch University, Perth, July ¿ December 2005
Year: 1993.
Title: Ciaran Barry Scholarship
Year: 1997.
Title: Postgraduate Scholarship
Year: 2000.
Title: Research Prize
Year: 2004.
Title: Research Prize
Year: 2005.
Title: Teaching grant

Associations

Association: Society for Rehabilitation Research UK, Function/Role: Promotion of research in rehabilitation
Association: Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), Function/Role: Member Professional Body, Member Education Committee
Association: Chartered Physiotherapists in Education (ISCP), Function/Role: Member Professional Body
Association: Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology & Gerontology (ISCP), Function/Role: Member Professional Body
Association: Irish Pain Society, Function/Role: Member Executive Committee
     

Conference Contributions

Blake, C.; (2005) Exercise for falls prevention. [Invited Oral Presentation], Exercise for Older People, Irish Osteoporosis Society and ISCP, Sept 2005, Dublin , 01-SEP-05.
McEvoy, S., Cunningham, C. & Blake, C.; (2005) Functional and quality of life outcomes in elderly patients following discharge from hospital. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Public Health Association Conference November 2005, Graz, Austria , 01-NOV-05.
Sunderland E, Power D, Blake C. ; (2005) Personal perspectives on the impact of falling. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Gerontology Conference, Dublin , 01-MAY-05.
McEvoy S, Blake C. ; (2003) Functional and health status outcomes following acute hospital discharge in elderly patients. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Gerontological Society, Dublin , 01-SEP-03.
Blake C, O'Meara YM. ; (2003) Physical rehabilitation needs of patients on renal dialysis. [Invited Oral Presentation], World Congress of Physical Therapy, Barcelona , 01-JUN-03.
Blake, C.; (2000) Assessment and Outcome Measurement. [Invited Lecture], Chartered Physiotherapists in Community Care Sept 2000, Dublin , 01-SEP-00.
Blake, C.; (2002) Quality of life in End-Stage Renal Disease. [Invited Lecture], UCD Higher Diploma in Renal Nursing Course, October 2002, * , 01-OCT-02.
Blake, C.; (2004) Falls prevention strategies. [Invited Lecture], National Council for Ageing and Older People. November 2004, Tullamore , 01-NOV-04.
Blake, C.; (2005) Chair Irish Pain Society 5th Annual Scientific meeting, October 2005. [Chaired Session], Irish Pain Society 5th Annual Scientific meeting, October 2005, * , 01-OCT-05.
D'Arcy, M., Stephenson, R., O'Keefe, D. & Blake, C.; (2006) The effectiveness of Waddell's non-organic signs in predicting an improvement in disability and quality of life following a multidisciplinary pain management programme. [Oral Presentation], British Pain Society, Harrogate, UK , 01-APR-06.
Conlon, L., Killeen, M., Thonnard, J.L., Penta, M., Arnould, C. & Blake, C.; (2006) Validation of ABILHAND, a measure of manual ability in patients with stroke in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], All Ireland Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society, Dublin, Ireland , 01-MAY-06.
Blake C, Mullins B, Kissane C, Caulfield B. ; (2006) Get in Gear, Involving Inactive Students in Sport. [Oral Presentation], 10th Biennial Conference Confederation of Student Services in Ireland, Athlone , 01-JUN-06.
Gilsenan C, Keoghan F, O'Connell P, Blake C. ; (2006) Efficacy of open and closed kinetic chain exercises in subjects with osteoarthritis of the knee; a randomized prospective study. [Oral Presentation], All Ireland Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society, Dublin , 01-MAY-06.
Lennon O, Carey A, Stephenson J, Gaffney N, Blake C. ; (2006) A single blind randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effects of a cardiac rehabilitation programme of the non-acute ischaemic stroke population. [Oral Presentation], All Ireland Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society, Dublin , 01-MAY-06.
Lennon O, Carey A, Stephenson J, Gaffney N, Blake C. ; (2006) A single blind randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effects of a cardiac rehabilitation programme of the non-acute ischaemic stroke population. [Oral Presentation], Irish Heart Foundation, Dublin , 01-MAY-06.
Blake C, O'Meara YM. ; (2005) Physical disability of Patients on Renal Dialysis. [Invited Oral Presentation], Society for Rehabilitation Research, Southampton , 01-JUL-05.
Haslam R, Blake C, Harnedy N, Power D; (2005) Death in long-term care facilities: attitudes and reactions of patients and staff. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Gerontological Society, Dublin , 01-JAN-05.
Cunningham C, Blake C. ; (2005) Empowering Health Service Managers in relation to Management of low Back Pain in the Workplace. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Health Promoting Hospitals Conference, Dublin , 01-MAY-05.
Cunningham C, O' Connor F, Blake C; (2005) Knowledge of Low Back Pain Clinical Guidelines among Back Clinicians. [Invited Oral Presentation], All Ireland Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society, Dublin , 01-JAN-05.
Cunningham C, Blake C. ; (2005) The role of Health Service Managers in the management of the worker with low back pain (LBP). [Invited Oral Presentation], Back Pain in the Workforce Conference. Conference Partners: Health and Safety Authority Ireland, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Dublin , 01-JAN-05.
Cunningham C, C. Blake C; (2005) Predicting Low Back Pain related Sickness Absenteeism among Health Service Workers. [Invited Oral Presentation], All Ireland Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society, Dublin , 01-JAN-05.
Blake C. ; (2004) Recording Continuing Professional Development Activity. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Cork , 01-OCT-04.
Walsh R, Blake C. ; (2004) Continuing Professional Development activity in ISCP members employed in the public sector. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists' Conference, Cork , 01-OCT-04.
Cunningham C, Blake C. ; (2004) Health Service Managers' Needs in relation to Management of the Worker with Low Back Pain. [Invited Oral Presentation], Society for Back Pain Research, Leicester , 01-JAN-04.
Cunningham C, Flynn T, Blake C (2004) Low Back Pain Prevalence, Associated Sick Leave and Attributed Cause among Health Service Workers in Ireland - Does Occupation matter?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Society for Back Pain Research, Leicester , 04-NOV-04 - 05-NOV-12.
Collins A, Monaghan K, Power D, Blake C. ; (2004) Factors predicting fear of falling. [Invited Oral Presentation], 1st International Conference of the International Physical Therapists in Older People, Dublin , 01-MAY-04.
McKenna O, Blake C. ; (2003) Symmetry of the functional reach test. [Invited Oral Presentation], World Congress of Physical Therapy, Barcelona , 01-JUN-03.

Committees

Committee : Continuing Professional Development Committee. Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
Committee : Education Committee, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
Committee : Research & Development Committee, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
Committee : Eastern Region - Local Implementation Group for Clinical Education in the Therapy Professions
Committee : National Implementation Group for Clinical Education in the Therapy Professions
Committee : National Steering Group for Falls and Fracture Prevention - led by HSE and National Council for Ageing and Older People
Committee : College of Life Sciences Executive Committee
Committee : BSc Physiotherapy Programme Board
Committee : Head of School Council
Committee : Selection and interview panels
Committee : Sports Task Force

Employment

Employer: UCD, School of Physiotherapy
Position: College Lecturer
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Deputy Head of School of Physiotherapy & Performance Science - Sep. 2007 to date. Head of Teaching & Learning March 2008 to date
Employer: St Josephs Hospital, Dublin
Position: Clinical Physiotherapist
Employer: St. Vincent¿s University Hospital Dublin
Position: Clinical Physiotherapist
Employer: Beachside Physiotherapy Clinic, Sydney
Position: Clinical Physiotherapist
Employer: St George Hospital, Sydney
Position: Clinical Physiotherapist
Employer: Hornsby Ku-RingGai Hsopital Sydney
Position: Clinical Physiotherapist
Employer: St. Vincent¿s University Hospital Dublin
Position: Clinical Physiotherapist
Employer: Guys Hospital, London
Position: Clinical Physiotherapist

Education

Year 1994 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MMedSc Subject:
Year 1987 Institution:
Qualification: MCSP Subject:
Year 1987 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BPhysio Subject:
Year 1987 Institution:
Qualification: MISCP Subject:
Year 2002 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
       

Other Activities

Peer reviewer - Clinical Rehabilitation Journal 01/09/2005 -
Peer reviewer - Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation  Journal 01/09/2005 -
Peer reviewer - Physiotherapy Ireland Journal 01/09/2005 -
Peer reviewer - Veterinary Ireland Journal 01/09/2005 -
External MSc Examiner TCD 01/09/2005 -

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Blake C, Plant WD. ; (2008) 'Measures to Improve Quality Of Life in ESRD Patients' In: Wilcox CS (eds). Therapy in Nephrology and Hypertension 3rd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders. , pp.818-827 [Details]
Blake C, Plant WD. ; (2003) 'Measures to Improve Quality Of Life in ESRD Patients' In: Brady HR and Wilcox CS (eds). Therapy in Nephrology and Hypertension. Philadelphia: WB Saunders. , pp.747-751 [Details]
Blake C. ; (1995) 'Effects of a Multidisciplinary Pain Management Programme on the Functional Status of Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain'' In: Shacklock M (eds). Moving in on Pain. Australia: Butterworth-Heinemann. , pp.204-213 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Blake C, O'Malley E, Gissane C, Murphy JC (2014) 'Epidemiology of injuries in hurling: a prospective study 2007-2011'. Bmj Open, 4 (6). [DOI] [Details]
Madigan M, Blake C, Cunningham C (2014) 'A National Survey of services for bone health and falls prevention exercise programmes in primary care in Ireland'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 35 (1):17-24. [Details]
Delahunty S, Delahunt E, Condon B, Toomey D, Blake C (2015) 'Prevalence of and attitudes to concussion in Irish schools rugby union players'. The Journal of school health, 85 (1):17-26. [Details]
Osborne, A, Blake C, ,McNamara, J, C,Meredith, ,Phelan, J Cunningham, C. (2014) 'The lived experience of low back pain: Case studies amongst Irish farmers'. Journal Of Agromedicine, . [Details]
Malone JK, Blake C, Caulfield B (2014) 'Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) during recovery from exercise: A systematic review'. Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association, . [Details]
Fox D, O'Malley E, Blake C (2013) 'Normative data for the Functional Movement Screen in male Gaelic field sports'. Physical Therapy in Sport, . [DOI] [Details]
Murphy SE, Blake C, Power CK, Fullen BM (2013) 'The effectiveness of a stratified group intervention using the STarTBack screening tool in patients with LBP - a non randomised controlled trial'. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 5 (14). [DOI] [Details]
Murphy S, Blake C, Power CK, Fullen BM (2013) 'Outcomes of a group education/exercise intervention in a population of patients with non-specific low back pain: a 3-year review'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, . [Details]
Fullen BM, Blake C, Horan S, Kelley V, Spencer O, Power CK (2014) 'Ulysses: the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary cognitive behavioural pain management programme-an 8-year review'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 82 (2):265-275. [DOI] [Details]
Murphy S, Blake C, Power CK, Fullen BM (2013) 'The role of clinical specialist physiotherapists in the management of low back pain in a spinal triage clinic'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 182 (4):643-650. [DOI] [Details]
Langan E, Blake C, Lonsdale C (2013) 'Systematic review of the effectiveness of interpersonal coach education interventions on athlete outcome'. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 14 (1):37-49. [DOI] [Details]
Dockrell, S,Simms, C,Blake, C (2013) 'Schoolbag Weight Limit: Can It Be Defined?'. Journal Of School Health, 83 :368-377. [DOI] [Details]
Osborne, A,Blake, C,Meredith, D,Kinsella, A,Phelan, J,McNamara, J,Cunningham, C (2013) 'Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among Irish farm operators'. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 56 :235-242. [DOI] [Details]
Osborne, A,Finnegan, G,Blake, C,Meredith, D,McNamara, J,Phelan, J,Cunningham, C (2013) 'An evaluation of low back pain among farmers in Ireland'. Occupational Medicine-Oxford, 63 :53-59. [DOI] [Details]
McKenna O, Cunningham C, Gissane C, Blake C. (2013) 'Management of the extrahepatic symptoms of hepatitis C. Feasibility of a Randomised Controlled Trial of Exercise'. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 92 (6):504-512. [Details]
Lennon O, Galvin G, Smith K, Doody C, Blake C (2013) 'Lifestyle interventions for secondary prevention in Stroke and TIA: A systematic review'. European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology, . [Details]
Cusack, T., O'Donoghue, G., Butler, M.L., Blake, C., O'Sullivan, C., Smith, K., Sheridan, A., O'Neill, G.; (2012) 'A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Introduction of an Interprofessional Problem Based Learning Module'. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 6 (2):31-45. [DOI] [Details]
Osborne A, Blake C, Fullen BM, Meredith D, Phelan J, McNamara J, Cunningham C. (2012) 'Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among farmers: A systematic review'. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 55 (2):143-158. [DOI] [Details]
Osborne A, Blake C, Fullen BM, Meredith D, Phelan J, McNamara J, Cunningham C. (2012) 'Risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders among farm owners and farm workers: a systematic review'. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 55 (4):376-389. [DOI] [Details]
Egan, C,Deering, BM,Blake, C,Fullen, BM,McCormack, NM,Spruit, MA,Costello, RW (2012) 'Short term and long term effects of pulmonary rehabilitation on physical activity in COPD'. Respiratory Medicine, 106 :1671-1679. [DOI] [Details]
Murphy, JC,O'Malley, E,Gissane, C,Blake, C (2012) 'Incidence of Injury in Gaelic Football A 4-Year Prospective Study'. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 40 :2113-2120. [DOI] [Details]
Lennon, OC,Denis, RS,Grace, N,Blake, C (2012) 'Feasibility, criterion validity and retest reliability of exercise testing using the Astrand-Rhyming test protocol with an adaptive ergometer in stroke patients'. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34 :1149-1156. [DOI] [Details]
Murphy, JC,Gissane, C,Blake, C (2012) 'Injury in elite county-level hurling: a prospective study'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46 :138-142. [DOI] [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Power CK, O'Keeffe D, Fullen BM. (2012) 'The impact of spinal cord stimulation on physical function and sleep quality in individuals with failed back surgery syndrome: A systematic review'. European Journal of Pain, . [Details]
Egan C, Deering BM, Blake C, McCormack NM, Sprui MA, Fullen BM, Costello RW. (2012) 'Short term and long term effects of pulmonary rehabilitation on physical activity in COPD'. Respiratory Medicine, . [Details]
Smart KM, Blake C, Staines A, Thacker M, Doody C (2012) 'Self-reported pain severity, quality of life, disability, anxiety and depression in patients classified with nociceptive, peripheral neuropathic and central sensitization pain. The discriminant validity of mechanisms-based classifications of low back (+) leg pain'. Manual Therapy, 17 (2):119-125. [Details]
Egan C, Deering BM, Blake C, Fullen BM, McCormack NM, Spruit MA, Costello RW (2012) 'Short term and long term effects of pulmonary rehabilitation on physical activity in COPD'. Respiratory Medicine, 106 (12):1671-1679. [DOI] [Details]
Smart KM, Blake C, Staines A, Thacker M, Doody C (2012) 'Mechanisms-based classifications of musculoskeletal pain: Part 1 of 3: Symptoms and signs of central sensitisation in patients with low back (±leg) pain'. Manual Therapy, 14 (4):336-344. [Details]
O'Sullivan C, McCarthy Persson U, Blake C, Stokes M (2012) 'Rehabilitative ultrasound measurement of trapezius muscle contractile states in people with mild shoulder pain'. Manual Therapy, 17 (2):139-144. [DOI] [Details]
Smart KM, Blake C, Staines A, Thacker M, Doody C (2012) 'Mechanisms-based classifications of musculoskeletal pain: Part 3 of 3: Symptoms and signs of nociceptive pain in patients with low back (±leg) pain'. Manual Therapy, . [DOI] [Details]
Smart KM, Blake C, Staines A, Thacker M, Doody C (2012) 'Mechanisms-based classifications of musculoskeletal pain: Part 2 of 3: Symptoms and signs of peripheral neuropathic pain in patients with low back (±leg) pain'. Manual Therapy, . [DOI] [Details]
Cunningham JM, Blake C, Power CK, O'Keeffe D, Kelly V, Horan S, Spencer O, Fullen BM.; (2011) 'The impact on sleep of a multidisciplinary cognitive behavioural pain management programme: a pilot study'. BMC MUSCULOSKEL DIS, . [Details]
Green, B.S. and Blake, C. and Caulfield, B.M. (2011) 'A Comparison of Cutting Technique Performance in Rugby Union Players'. The Journal of Strength \& Conditioning Research, 25 (10):2668-2680. [Details]
Green, B.S. and Blake, C. and Caulfield, B.M. (2011) 'A valid field test protocol of linear speed and agility in rugby union'. The Journal of Strength \& Conditioning Research, 25 (5). [Details]
Loughlin M, Lennon O, Blake C (2011) 'Association Between Physical Activity, Exercise Capacity and Locomotor Ability in Stroke Patients '. Physiotherapy Ireland, . [Details]
Lennon OC, Carey A, Creed A, Durcan S, Blake C. (2011) 'Reliability and validity of COOP/WONCA functional health status charts for stroke patients in primary care'. Journal of Stroke and Cereborvasculat Disease, . [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Power CK, O'Keeffe D, Fullen BM (2011) 'The impact of spinal cord stimulation on physical function and sleep quality in individuals with failed back surgery syndrome: A systematic review'. European journal of pain (London, England), . [DOI] [Details]
Green, BS,Blake, C,Caulfield, BM; (2011) 'A COMPARISON OF CUTTING TECHNIQUE PERFORMANCE IN RUGBY UNION PLAYERS'. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25 :2668-2680. [DOI] [Details]
Lennon, OC,Carey, A,Creed, A,Durcan, S,Blake, C; (2011) 'Reliability and Validity of COOP/WONCA Functional Health Status Charts for Stroke Patients in Primary Care'. Stroke, 20 :465-473. [DOI] [Details]
Smart, KM,Blake, C,Staines, A,Doody, C; (2011) 'The Discriminative Validity of Nociceptive, Peripheral Neuropathic, and Central Sensitization as Mechanisms-based Classifications of Musculoskeletal Pain'. Clinical Journal of Pain, 27 :655-663. [DOI] [Details]
Green, BS,Blake, C,Caulfield, BM; (2011) 'A VALID FIELD TEST PROTOCOL OF LINEAR SPEED AND AGILITY IN RUGBY UNION'. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25 :1256-1262. [DOI] [Details]
Chroinin, DN,Haslam, R,Blake, C,Ryan, K,Kyne, L,Power, D; (2011) 'Death in long-term care facilities: Attitudes and reactions of patients and staff. A qualitative study'. Europe, 2 :56-59. [DOI] [Details]
Reid A, Brady A, Blake C, Mongey AB, Veale DJ, FitzGerald O, Cusack T; (2011) 'Randomised controlled trial examining the effect of exercise in people with rheumatoid arthritis taking anti-TNFα therapy medication'. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, . [Details]
Blake C, Murphy JC, Gissane C, O'Malley E; (2011) 'A Prospective Study of Injury in Elite Gaelic Games'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45 (4). [Details]
Kelly G, Blake C, Power CK, O¿Keeffe D, Fullen BM. ; (2010) 'The association between chronic low back pain and sleep: A systematic review'. Clinical Journal of Pain, . [Details]
Smart K, Curley A, Blake C, Staines A, Doody C (2010) 'The reliability of clinical judgements and criteria associated with mechanisms-based classifications of pain in patients with low back pain disorders: A preliminary reliability study'. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 18 (2):102-110. [Details]
Smart, KM,Blake, C,Staines, A,Doody, C; (2010) 'Clinical indicators of 'nociceptive', 'peripheral neuropathic' and 'central' mechanisms of musculoskeletal pain. A Delphi survey of expert clinicians'. MANUAL THER, 15 :80-87. [DOI] [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. ; (2010) 'Musculoskeletal Disorders among Irish Farmers'. Occupational Medicine-Oxford, 60 (8):598-603. [Details]
Cunningham C, Flynn T, Blake C; (2010) 'Implementing Occupational Low Back Pain Guidelines in the Workplace- Barriers and Facilitators'. Physiotherapy Ireland, . [Details]
O'Sullivan M, Blake C, Cunningham C, Boyle G, Finucane C; (2009) 'Correlation of accelerometry with clinical balance tests in older fallers and non-fallers'. Age and Ageing, . [DOI] [Details]
Green, B. and Blake, C. and Caulfield, B. (2009) 'FIELD TESTING TO PREDICT PERFORMANCE IN RUGBY UNION PLAYERS'. ISBS-Conference Proceedings Archive, 1 (1). [Details]
Lennon, O,Blake, C; (2009) 'Cardiac rehabilitation adapted to transient ischaemic attack and stroke (CRAFTS): a randomised controlled trial'. BMC neurology, 9 . [DOI] [Details]
Blake, C,Sherry, J,Gissane, C; (2009) 'A survey of referee participation, training and injury in elite gaelic games referees'. BMC MUSCULOSKEL DIS, 10 . [DOI] [Details]
Blake C, Sherlock E, O'Donnell JS, White B, ; (2009) 'Physical activity levels and participation in sport in Irish people with haemophilia'. Haemophilia, . [DOI] [Details]
Blake C, McKenna O, Cunningham C, ; (2009) 'Socio-demographic and clinical features of Irish iatrogenic hepatitis C patients: a cross-sectional survey'. BMC Public Health, 9 . [DOI] [Details]
Blake C, O'Sullivan D, Cunningham C, ; (2009) 'Low back pain among Irish farmers'. Occupational medicine (Oxford, England), 59 (1):59-61. [DOI] [Details]
Cunningham CG, Blake C, Flynn TA, Toole CM, Ryan RG, Gueret PW, Bulfin S, Seale O, ; (2008) 'Working Backs Project--implementing low back pain guidelines'. Occupational medicine (Oxford, England), 58 (8):580-583. [DOI] [Details]
Lennon, O,Carey, A,Gaffney, N,Stephenson, J,Blake, C; (2008) 'A pilot randomized controlled trial to evaluate the benefit of the cardiac rehabilitation paradigm for the non-acute ischaemic stroke population'. Clinical Rehabilitation, 22 :125-133. [DOI] [Details]
Cunningham C, Doody C, Blake C.; (2008) ' Managing Low Back Pain in the Workplace: Knowledge and Attitudes of Hospital Managers'. Occupational Medicine-Oxford, (March). [Details]
Smart KM, Blake C, Staines A, Doody C; (2008) 'Clinical indicators of peripheral neuropathic pain: a Delphi study of expert clinicians (abstract)'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 13 (3):211-212. [Details]
Cunningham, Caitriona; Flynn, Theresa; Toole, Catherine; Gueret, Paul; Ryan, Robert; Seale, Orla; Bulfin, Siobhan; Blake, Catherine; (2008) 'Working Backs Project - Implementing Low Back Pain Guidelines '. Occupational Medicine-Oxford, . [Details]
Smart KM, Blake C, Staines A, Doody C; (2008) ''Clinical indicators of peripheral neuropathic pain: a Delphi study of expert clinicians'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 13 (3):211-212. [Details]
Sherlock, E., Blake, C., ; (2008) 'Participation in sport by Irish people with haemophilia'. Haemophilia, 14 :82-82. [Details]
Blake C, Cunningham C, Doody C, ; (2008) 'Managing low back pain: knowledge and attitudes of hospital managers'. Occupational medicine (Oxford, England), 58 (4):282-288. [DOI] [Details]
McKenna O, Blake C. ; (2007) 'Management of Hepatitis C: The Potential Benefits of Exercise?'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 12 (4):271-276. [Details]
Cunningham C, O Connor F, Blake C; (2007) 'Attitudes towards low back pain clinical guidelines among back clinicians'. Physiotherapy Ireland, 28 (1):23-30. [Details]
Blake C, Cusack C, Doody C, Hurley-Osing D. ; (2007) 'Entry Level Physiotherapy Educational Systems in Ireland'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 12 (2):111-116. [Details]
Cunningham C, O'Connor F, Blake C. ; (2007) 'Attitudes towards low back pain clinical guidelines among back clinicians'. Physiotherapy Ireland, 28 (1):23-29. [Details]
Mc Kenna, O. & Blake, C.; (2006) 'Impact of Hepatitis C on Health-Related Quality of Life. An Irish Perspective'. Irish Medical Journal, . [Details]
Cunningham C, Flynn T, Blake C ; (2006) 'Low back pain and occupation among Irish health service workers'. Occupational Medicine, 56 :447-454. [Details]
Blake C, Cunningham C, Flynn T, ; (2006) 'Low back pain and occupation among Irish health service workers'. Occupational medicine (Oxford, England), 56 (7):447-454. [DOI] [Details]
Gilsenan C, Keoghan F, Blake C, O'Connell P; (2006) 'Efficacy of open and closed kinetic chain exercises in subjects with osteoarthritis of the knee; a randomized prospective study'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 11 :221-222. [Details]
Conlon L, Killeen M, Blake C.; (2006) 'Validation of ABILHAND, a measure of manual ability in patients with stroke in Ireland'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 11 :223-224. [Details]
Lennon O, Carey A, Stephenson J, Gaffney N, Blake C; (2006) 'A single blind randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effects of a cardiac rehabilitation programme in the non-acute ischaemic stroke population'. Physical Therapy Reviews, (11):211-212. [Details]
Cunningham C, Moore N, Blake C. ; (2006) 'Satisfaction with occupational back services'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 11 :227-228. [Details]
McEvoy, S; Blake, C; ; (2005) 'Functional and quality of life outcomes in elderly patients following discharge from hospital'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 15 (Suppl 1):140-140. [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C (2005) 'Predicting Low Back Pain related Sickness Absenteeism among Health Service'. Physical Therapy Reviews, . [Details]
Blake C, Caulfield B, Fullen B. ; (2005) 'The clinical use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation'. Painwise, 4 (2):3-9. [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C, Flynn T.; (2005) 'Low back pain prevalence, associated sick leave and attributed cause among health service workers in Ireland'. Journal of Bone Joint Surgery, 87B (Suppl II). [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C; (2005) 'Health Service Managers needs in relation to management of the worker with low back pain'. Journal of Bone Joint Surgery, 87B (suppl II). [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C; (2005) 'Predicting low back pain related sickness absenteeism among health service workers'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 10 (3). [Details]
Cunningham C, O'Connor F, Blake C. ; (2005) 'Knowledge of low back pain clinical guidelines among back clinicians'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 10 (3). [Details]
Cunningham C, Flynn T, Toole C, Bulfin S, Blake C.; (2005) ''Working Backs Programme'. Implementing evidence-based management of low back pain in the workplace'. European Journal of Public Health, 15 (suppl 1). [Details]
Sunderland, E., Power, D. & Blake, C.; (2005) 'Personal perspectives on the impact of falling (Abstract)'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 174 (3). [Details]
Haslam, R., Blake, C., Harnedy, N. & Power, D.; (2005) 'Death in long-term care facilities: attitudes and reactions of patients and staff (Abstract)'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 174 (Supp 2). [Details]
Collins A, Monaghan K, POwer D, Blake C; (2004) 'Factors predicting fear of falling'. Physiotherapy Ireland, 25 (1):35-36. [Details]
Blake, C, O'Meara, YM, ; (2004) 'Subjective and objective physical limitations in high-functioning renal dialysis patients'. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 19 (12):3124-3129. [Details]
McEvoy S, Blake C. ; (2003) 'Factors predictive of discharge destination following discharge from the acute hospital setting in older patients'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 172 (2). [Details]
McEvoy S, Blake C; (2003) 'Functional and health status outcomes in elderly patients following discharge from the acute hospital'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 173 (3 Suppl 3). [Details]
Blake C, O'Meara YM. ; (2003) 'Functional status of elderly patients with end-stage renal disease'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 172 (2):40-41. [Details]
Feeney M, Blake C. ; (2002) 'Quality of Life in Parkinson's Disease using the SF-36 and the PDQ-39'. Physiotherapy Ireland, 23 (2):3-6. [Details]
Cooney M, Blake C. ; (2001) 'Continuing Professional Development Portfolio-Background and Response'. Physiotherapy Ireland, 22 (1):16-18. [Details]
Blake C, Codd M, O'Meara YM; (2001) 'Factors predicting treatment prescription in patients with end-stage renal disease'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 170 (4 Suppl 4). [Details]
Blake, C, Codd, MB, Cassidy, A, O'Meara, YM, ; (2000) 'Physical function, employment and quality of life in end-stage renal disease'. Journal of Nephrology, 13 (2):142-149. [Details]
Blake, C, Codd, MB, O'Meara, YM, ; (2000) 'The Short Form 36 (SF-36) Health Survey: normative data for the Irish population'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 169 (3):195-200. [Details]
Blake, C, Cassidy, A, Codd, M, Donohoe, J, Walker, F, Watson, A, Keogh, JAB, Brady, HR, O'Meara, YM, ; (1999) 'Impact of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on employment and personal economics: identification of musculoskeletal dysfunction as a risk factor for unemployment'. Kidney International, 55 (6):2576-2577. [Details]
McKenny, C. and Roche, N. and Caulfield, B. and Blake, C. (1999) 'Taxi Drivers: a cross-sectional study of health status and fitness parameters in a group of Dublin taxi drivers'. PHYSIOTHERAPY IRELAND, 20 (1):14-22. [Details]
Roche, N. and McKenny, C. and Caulfield, B. and Blake, C. (1999) 'Taxi Drivers: A Randomised Cross-Sectional Study of Health Status and the Effect of Health Promotion Intervention'. IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, 168 :140-140. [Details]

Other Journals

Loughlin M, Lennon O, Blake C (2011) 'The relationship between physical activity, exercise capacity and locomotor ability in patients with stroke' Physiotherapy Ireland . [Details]
Blake C, Cusack T, Doody C, Hurley DA ; (2007) 'Entry-level Physiotherapy Educational Systems in Ireland' Physical Therapy Reviews 12 :111-116. [Details]
Blake, C., Fullen, B. & Caulfield, B.; (2005) 'The clinical use of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation' Painwise 4 (2) :3-6. [Details]

Conference Publications

Stephenson A, Blake C, Cunningham C Mc Carthy U. (2012) Exercise and Vibration for Bone Health. A RCT 3Fs 4th Annual Meeting, Fractures, Falls, Fragility, St Vincent's University Hospital [Details]
Osborne A, Blake C, Fullen BM, Meredith D, Phelan J, McNamara J, Cunningham C (2012) Health status of Irish Farmers National Occupational Health and Safety conference Turkey Turkey, [Details]
Murphy S, Blake C, Power ck, Fullen BM (2012) Outcomes of a group education / exercise intervention in a population of patients with low back pain: A three year review Irish Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Galway [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., Kinsella A, Meredith, D., McNamara, J., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C (2012) Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Farmers in Ireland Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders conference [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. (2012) Low Back Pain and related Sickness Absence among Hospital Workers in Ireland Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders conference [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C Doody C, E. Teresa Burke ET, Power CK, Horan S, McDermott P, Valerie Keeley V, Spencer O, Fullen BM. (2012) The impact of a cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programme on physical function, cognitive function, and sleep in chronic low back pain patients International Association for the Study of Pain, Milan, Italy [Details]
Fullen BM, Kelly GA, Cunningham J, Doody C, E. Teresa Burke ET, Power CK, Horan S, Spencer O, Blake C. (2012) Ulysses: The Impact of a cognitive beghavioural pain management programme An eight year review International Association for the Study of Pain Scientific Meeting, Milan [Details]
Kelly G, Blake C Doody C, Burke T, Power C, Fullen B (2012) The impact of a cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programme on physical function, cognitive function and sleep preliminary findings Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 8th Annual Conference UCD, Dublin, Ireland, , 25-MAY-12 [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Doody C, Burke ET, Power CK, Fullen BM (2012) The impact of a cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programme on physical function, cognitive function and sleep in low back pain patients International Association for Study of Pain 14th World Congress on Pain Milano Convention Centre, Milan, Italy, , 27-AUG-12 - 31-AUG-12 [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. (2012) Walsh Fellowship Farmer Low Back Pain Case Studies. National Seminar on improving Occupational Health of Farmers in Ireland National Seminar on improving Occupational Health of Farmers in Ireland. Teagasc/ Health and Safety Authority [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. (2012) Occupational Health issues of Farmers in Ireland-An Overview National Seminar on improving Occupational Health of Farmers in Ireland. Teagasc/ Health and Safety Authority [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. (2012) Musculoskeletal Disorders among Farmers in Ireland National Seminar on improving Occupational Health of Farmers in Ireland. Teagasc/ Health and Safety Authority [Details]
Madigan M, Blake C, Mc Carthy U, Cunningham C (2012) Bone Health and Falls Prevention Programmes at Primary Care Level in Ireland Fragility Fracture Network Conference, Berlin [Details]
Stephenson A, Blake C, Cunningham C Mc Carthy U. (2012) A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial exploring the effects of exercise and Vibration training on upper limb bone mineral density and upper limb function in osteopaenic and osteporotic women Fragility Fracture Network Conference, Berlin [Details]
Stephenson A, Blake C, McKenna M, van der Kamp S, Cunningham C, Fitzgerald O, McCarthy Persson U (2012) The effects of exercise and vibration training on balance in postmenopausal women with osteopenia or osteoporosis- A randomised controlled pilot trial RTRS 2012: Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 8th Annual Conference: Promoting Health and Wellbeing: A Therapy Perspective [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. (2012) Low Back Pain among Irish Farmers Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders conference [Details]
Blake C, Murphy JC, Gissane C, O'Malley E; (2011) A Prospective Study of Injury in Elite Gaelic Games International Olympic World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Doody C Burke ET, Power CK, Horan S, McDermott P, Keeley V, Spencer O, Fullen BM. ; (2011) The impact of a cognitive behavioural pain management programme on physical function, cognitive function and sleep: Preliminary Findings Rehabilitation Therapy Rehabilitation Society [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Power CK, O'Keeffe D, Chambers F, Fullen BM; (2011) The impact of spinal cord stimulation on physical function and activity in a chronic low back pain cohort: A pilot study Rehabilitation Therapies Research Society [Details]
Cusack T., Butler M.L., Smith K., O'Sullivan C., Blake C., Sheridan A., O'Neill G.; (2011) INTRODUCING INTER-PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION IN UNDERGRADUATE HEALTH SCIENCES CURRICULA THROUGH PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING World Confedeartion for Physical Therapy Physiotherapy Volume 97 Supplement S1, [Details]
Smart K, Blake C, Staines A, Doody C (2011) The discriminative validity of nociceptive pain as a mechanisms based classification of pain in patients with low back +/- leg pain World Confederation for Physical Therapy 16th International Congress , 20-JUN-11 - 23-JUN-11 [Details]
Lennon O, Mccabe D, Belton A, kelleher K, Tobin O, Kinsella J, Blake C (2011) Cardiac Rehabilitation in the TIA population: a pilot RCT IHF Annual stroke Conference [Details]
Lennon O, McCabe D, Belton A, Kelleher K, Tobin O, Kinsella J, Blake C (2011) A Pilot RCT of Cardiac Rehabilitation for the TIA population RTRS Conference; Fostering Clinical Partnerships [Details]
Loughlin M, Lennon O, Blake C (2011) The relationship between physical activity, exercise capacity and locomotor ability in patients with stroke ISCP Annual Conference [Details]
O¿Sullivan, C, McCarthy Persson , U., Blake, C., Stokes, M. (2011) The effect of pain on resting and contracted trapezius muscle thickness Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 7th Annual Conference [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Doody C, Burke ET, Power CK, Horan S, McDermott P, Keeley V, Spencer O, Fullen BM.; (2011) The impact of a cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programme on sleep and cognitive function: A pilot study World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 16th International Congress, Amsterdam [Details]
Madigan M, Cunningham C, Blake C; (2011) Survey of Bone Health and Falls Prevention Programmes at Primary Care Level in Ireland Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
Osborne A, Blake C, Meredith D, McNamara J, Phelan J, Cunningham C; (2011) Health of Farmers in Ireland Walsh Fellowship Seminar [Details]
Osborne A, Blake C, Meredith D, McNamara J, Phelan J, Cunningham C; (2011) Health of Farmers in Ireland Faculty of Public Health, Winter Scientific Meeting, Dublin [Details]
Reid A., Brady A., Mongey A., Veale D.J., FitzGerald O., Blake C., Cusack T.; (2011) EFFECT OF DYNAMIC EXERCISE ON FUNCTION IN PEOPLE WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS TAKING ANTI-TNF MEDICATION: RESULTS OF A RCT World Confederation for Physical Therapy Amsterdam, , 20-JUN-11 - 23-JUN-11 [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Doody C, Burke ET, Power CK, Horan S, McDermott P, Keeley V, Spencer O, Fullen BM; (2011) Cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programme: Impact on sleep and cognitive function Irish Pain Society, ASM [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Doody C, Burke ET, Power CK, Horan S, McDermott P, Keeley V, Spencer O, Fullen BM; (2011) Day-to-day repeatability of sleep actigraphy in a chronic low back pain cohort Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists ASM [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Doody C, Burke ET, Power CK, Horan S, McDermott P, Keeley V, Spencer O, Fullen BM ; (2011) The impact of a cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programme on physical function, cognitive function, sleep and mood in chronic low back pain patients Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, ASM [Details]
Osborne A, Reilly B, Blake C,Cunningham C; (2011) Low Back Pain among Irish Farmers UK Society for Back Pain Research [Details]
A. Reid, A. Brady, T. Cusack, C. Blake, A.B. Mongey, D.J. Veale, O. FitzGerald ; (2010) IMPROVEMENTS IN FUNCTION FOLLOWING DYNAMIC EXERCISE; CHANGE DEMONSTRATED IN LOWER-LIMB FUNCTION TESTS BUT NOT THE HAQ: RESULTS OF A RCT EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) [Details]
Monaghan K, Langhorne P, Blake C, Hickey P, Cornall C, Lyons B, Horgan F; (2010) TITLE - NON-PHARMACOLOGICAL/SURGICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR MANAGING ESTABLISHED SPASTICITY AFTER STROKE - COCHRANE PROTOCOL Irish Heart Foundation, Stroke Conference [Details]
Lennon O, Blake C; (2010) Barriers to Healthy Lifestyle Particiation. A Secondary Prevention Tool among Community Dweling Stroke Survivors Irish Heart Foundation, Stroke Conference [Details]
Egan C, Deering B, McCormack N, Costello R, Blake C; (2010) Validation of the Senswear Activity montior in COPD Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society [Details]
Reid A, Brady A, Cusack T, Blake C, Monget AB, Veale D, FitzGerald O.; (2010) Improvements in Function Following Dynamic Exercise in Patients with RA taking anti-TNFα Therapy Reflected in Lower Limb Function Tests but not the HAQ American College of Rheumatologists Atlanta, USA, , 08-NOV-10 - 13-NOV-10 [Details]
Blake C, O'Malley E, Gissane C, Murphy JC; (2010) Injury to the Head Region in County-Level Gaelic Football Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine [Details]
O'Malley E, Murphy JC, Gissane C, Blake C; (2010) Incidence of Injury in Elite County-level GAA Players. A Three Year Prospective Study Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Ireland [Details]
Murphy JC, O'Malley E, Gissane C, Blake C; (2010) Hamsting Injuries in Elite Gaelic Football. A Prospective Study Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine Ireland [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Doody C, E. Burke T, Power CK, Horan S, McDermott P, Keeley V, Spencer O, Fullen BM ; (2010) The impact of a cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programme on sleep: A pilot study Irish Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting [Details]
Kelly G, Blake C, Power CK, O'Keeffe D, Fullen BM ; (2010) The outcome of cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programmes on physical function, cognitive function and sleep in individuals with chronic low back pain: a systematic review 13th International Association for the Study of Pain Scientific Meeting, Montreal [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Doody C, Burke ET, Power CK, Horan S, McDermott P, Keeley V, Spencer O, Fullen BM ; (2010) The impact of a cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programme on cognitive function: A Pilot Study Irish Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. ; (2010) Health Status of Irish Farmers Multidisciplinary Approaches to improving Mens' Health-Annual Summer Conference -National University of Ireland, Galway [Details]
Lennon O, Blake C; (2010) Physical Activity and Aerobic Exercise Capacity. Relationship with Quality of Life in Stroke Patients in Primary care International Society for the Study of Quality of Life. 17th Annual Conference [Details]
Lennon O, BlakeC; (2010) Barriers to Healthy Lifestyle Participation, a Secondary Prevention Tool among Community Dwelling Stroke Survivors 3rd International Conference on Hypertension, Diabetes, Lipids and Stroke Prevention [Details]
Blake C, O'Malley E, Gissane C, Murphy JC; (2010) Injury to the Head Region in County-level Gaelic Football and Hurling Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Ireland [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. ; (2010) Musculoskeletal Disorders among Farmers in Ireland Nordic Agricultural Health Meeting [Details]
Blake C, O'Malley E, Gissane C, Murphy JC; (2010) Injury to the Head Region in Gaelic Games UKSEM and BASEM [Details]
Osborne A, Blake C, McNamara J, Meredith D, Phelan J, Cunningham C; (2010) Outcomes of Current Research on Occupational Health and Safety in Agriculture National Farm Safety Conference [Details]
G. Kelly, C. Blake, CK. Power, D. O¿Keeffe, BM. Fullen; (2009) Do international best practise recommendations for chronic low back pain management impact on patients physical function, cognitive function and sleep: a systematic review Irish Pain Society in association with the Irish Association for Palliative Care ASM , 17-OCT-09 - 17-OCT-09 [Details]
Cusack, T. Butler, ML. Blake, C. Sheridan, A. Smith, K. O¿Sullivan, C. O¿Neill, G.; (2009) A 1st Year problem-based learning module designed to introduce interprofessional education for undergraduate students undertaking professional health care programmes ProBell The 9th Finnish Problem-based Learning Conference: Negotiating Problem-based Learning [Details]
O Lennon, Aisling Carey, Aisling Creed, Catherine Blake.; (2009) Reliability and validity of the COOP/WONCA Functional Health Status Scale for stroke patients in primary care Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. ; (2009) Musculoskeletal disorders among farmers in Ireland Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society [Details]
A. Osborne, C. Blake, J. McNamara, D. Meredith and C. Cunningham; (2009) Health of farmers in Ireland Agricultural Research Forum, Ireland [Details]
Angela Reid, Audrey Brady, Tara Cusack, Catherine Blake, Ann-Barbara Mongey, Douglas J. Veale, Oliver FitzGerald ; (2009) RCT Examining the Effects of Exercise for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis on Anti-TNFΑ Medication British Society of Rheumatology [Details]
A. Brady, A. Reid, T. Cusack, C. Blake, A. Mongey, D. Veale, O. FitzGerald ; (2009) Dynamic Group Exercie Improves in People with RA Stable on Anti-TNFA Medication: Results of a RCT European League Against Rheumatism Ann Rheum Dis 2009;68(Suppl3):777, Available Online [Details]
Mc Kenna O, Cunningham C, Blake C; (2009) Predictors of Health Related Quality of Life in and Irish Iatrogenic Hepatitis C Cohort 3rd International Conference on Hepatitis C; the 3rd Decade and Beyond [Details]
Mc Kenna O, Cunningham C, Blake C; (2009) Workforce Participation Rates in the Irish Iatrogenic Hepatitis C Cohort 3rd International Conference on Hepatitis C; the 3rd Decade and Beyond [Details]
Mc Kenna O, Cunningham C, Blake C; (2009) Health Attitudes and Behaviours in Irish Iatrogenic Hepatitis C patients 3rd International Conference on Hepatitis C; the 3rd Decade and Beyond [Details]
Green B, Blake C, Caulfield B; (2009) FIELD TESTING TO PREDICT PERFORMANCE IN RUGBY UNION PLAYERS International Society of Biomechanics in Sport: 27th Meeting [Details]
J, Cunningham, C, Blake, CK, Power, S, Horan, V, Kelley, O, Spencer, BM, Fullen; (2009) Does a Cognitive Behavioural Pain Management Programme Improve Sleep In Patients with Chronic Pain ¿ A Pilot Study British Pain Society [Details]
Kelly G, Blake C, Power CK, O¿Keeffe D, Fullen BM (2009) The impact of chronic low back pain on physical function, cohgnitive function and sleep - A systematic review Irish Pain Society in association with the Irish Association for Palliative Care ASM , 17-OCT-09 - 17-OCT-09 [Details]
Cunningham J, Blake C, Power CK, Horan S, Kelley V, Spencer O, Fullen BM; (2009) Does a cognitive behavioural pain management programme improve sleep in patients with chronic pain? Irish Pain Society in association with the Irish Association of Palliative Care ASM Killarney, Ireland, , 17-OCT-09 - 17-OCT-09 [Details]
Green B, Blake C, Caulfield B. ; (2009) Field testing to predict performance in rugby union players Proceedings of International Society of Biomechanics in Sport 2009 [Details]
Cunningham J, Blake C, Power CK, Horan S, Kelley V, Spencer O, Fullen BM; (2009) Impact of a cognitive behavioural pain management programme on quality of life in patients with chronic pain Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists ASM Dublin, Ireland, , 06-NOV-09 - 07-NOV-09 [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. ; (2009) Health of farmers in Ireland Agricultural Research Forum 2009 [Details]
Kelly G, Blake C, Power CK, O'Keeffe D, Fullen BM (2009) The impact of chronic low back pain on sleep - a systematic review Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists ASM Dublin, Ireland, , 06-NOV-09 - 07-NOV-09 [Details]
Treacy MP, Drennan J, Fealy G, Quin S, McNamara M, O'Connor N, Kealy K, Treacy G, Blake C, Faulkner JP; (2009) An Examination of Dignity and Related Factors for Older People in Receipt of Palliative Care and Older People in Continuing Care 11th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care [Details]
A. Brady, A. Reid, T. Cusack, C. Blake, A. Mongey, D.J. Veale, O. FitzGerald ; (2009) DYNAMIC GROUP EXERCISE IMPROVES FUNCTION IN PEOPLE WITH RA STABLE ON ANTI-TNFα MEDICATION: RESULTS OF A RCT EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) [Details]
Smart K, Blake C, Staines A, Doody C ; (2008) Clinical indicators of central mechanisms of musculoskeletalpain. A Delphi survey of expert clinicians International Association for Study of Pain: Pain Mind and Movement Symposium Dublin, [Details]
Smart K, Blake C, Staines A, Doody C; (2008) Clinical indicators of nociceptive pain. A Delphi survey of expert clinicians International Association for Study of Pain 12th World Congress on Pain Glasgow, Scotland, , 17-AUG-07 - 22-AUG-08 [Details]
Cunningham C, Flynn T, Gueret P, Bulfin S, Toole C, Selae O, o Reilly A, Mc Grane J, Purcell A, Gannon N, Blake C; (2008) Occupational Physicians Working Irish Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare [Details]
Cunnningham C, Gabbay M, Blake C.; (2008) GPs and Occupational Physicians working together-Findings from the Working Backs Project Society of academic Primary Care UK-Eire [Details]
Smart K, Blake C, Staines A, Doody C ; (2008) Clinical indicators of central mechanisms of musculoskeletalpain. A Delphi survey of expert clinicians Pain Mind and Movement 11 Symposium , 13-AUG-08 - 15-AUG-08 [Details]
Blake C, Lennon O, Carey A, Gaffney N, Stephenson J, ; (2008) Clinical rehabilitation A pilot randomized controlled trial to evaluate the benefit of the cardiac rehabilitation paradigm for the non-acute ischaemic stroke population , pp.125-133 [DOI] [Details]
Blake C, Cunningham CG, Flynn TA, Toole CM, Ryan RG, Gueret PW, Bulfin S, Seale O, ; (2008) Occupational medicine (Oxford, England) Working Backs Project--implementing low back pain guidelines , pp.580-583 [DOI] [Details]
O'Sullivan M, Blake C, Cunningham C, Boyle G, Finucane C, ; (2008) Correlation of accelerometry with clinical balance tests in older fallers and non-fallers Brirish Geriatric Society , pp.308-313 [DOI] [Details]
O.Lennon, A.Carey, J.Stephenson, A. Creed, C.Blake.; (2008) A Validity Study of The COOP/WONCA Health Status Assessment in the Community Dwelling Ischaemic Stroke Population IHF Stroke Study Day [Details]
Lennon O, Carey A, Stephenson J, Gaffney N, Blake C; (2007) One Year Follow-up of a Single Blinded RCT to Evaluate The Effects of a Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme for the Non-acute Ischaemic Stroke Population IHF Stroke Study Day [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C.; (2006) Change in Health Service Managers' attitudes towards guidelines for the management of low back pain in the workplace UK Society for Back Pain Research [Details]
Cunningham C, Moore N,Blake C; (2006) Satisfaction with occupational back services at a Dublin Teaching Hospital Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
Cunningham C, Moore N, Bulfin S,Toole C, Flynn T, Seale O,Gueret P, Blake C; (2006) Satisfaction with Occupational Back Services Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society [Details]
Lennon O, Carey A, Stephenson J, Gaffney N, Blake C.; (2006) A single blinded RCT to evaluate the effects of a cardiac rehabilitation for the non-acute ischaemic stroke population UK Stroke Forum Harrogate, UK, , 07-DEC-06 - 08-DEC-06 , pp.86-87 [Details]
Blake, C., Mullins, B., Kissane, C. & Caulfield, B.; (2006) Get in Gear. Involving inactive students in sport 10th Biennial Conference Confederation of Student Services in Ireland Athlone, Ireland, [Details]
Cunningham, C; Flynn, T; Blake, C; ; (2006) OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE-OXFORD Low back pain and occupation among Irish health service workers , pp.447-454 [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C; (2005) Predicting low back pain related sickness absenteeism among health service workers Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society [Details]
Cunningham C, O Connor F, Blake C.; (2005) Knowledge of low back pain clinical guidelines among back clinicians Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C; (2005) Empowering health service managers in relation to management of low back pain in the workplace International Health Promoting Hospitals Conference [Details]
Cunningham C, Flynn T, Bulfin S, Blake C; (2005) Working Backs Programme-Implementing Evidence- based Management of Low Back Pain in the Workplace European Public Health Association [Details]
Cunningham C, Flynn T, Gueret P, Bulfin S, Toole C, Selae O, o Reilly A, Mc Grane J, Purcell A, Gannon N, Blake C; (2005) Working Backs Project-Promoting Active Management of LOw Back Pain in the Workplace International Health Promoting Hospitals Conference [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C; (2004) Low Back Pain Prevalence associated Sick Leave and attributed cause among Health Service Workers in Ireland. Does Occupation matter UK Society for Back Pain Research [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C; (2004) Health Service Managers needs in relation to management of the worker with low back pain UK Society for Back Pain Research [Details]
       

Newspaper Articles

Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. ; (2010) Working on the Farm can be bad for your Health. Newspaper Articles [Details]
   

Reports

Blake C, Cunningham C, McAuley D, Treacy S, Seager A. ; (2003) Report of ISCP Working Party on Continuing Professional Development. Reports [Details]
Blake C, Cooney M, Cooke G, Fitzgerald G, Redmond A. ; (2001) Report of Continuing Professional Development Work Group. Reports [Details]
McAuliffe E, Blake C, Cooney M, Fitzgerald G, Redmond A . ; (2000) Report of ISCP Working Party on Continuing Professional Development, May 2000. Reports [Details]
Blake C. Cooney M, Cooke G. ; (2000) The Continuing Professional Development Portfolio. Reports [Details]
       

Abstract

Adamson, E,Cusack, T,Casey, M,Blake, C (2012) An Evaluation of Client Satisfaction Following a Period of Rehabilitation in the Community Reablement Unit. Abstract [Details]
Egan, CM,Deering, BM,Blake, C,Fullen, BM,McCormack, NM,Spruit, MA,Costello, RW (2012) Short Term and Long Term Effects of Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Physical Activity in COPD. Abstract [Details]
O Sullivan D, Blake C, Cunningham C; (2009) Low Back Pain among Farmers in Ireland. Abstract [Details]
Reid, A,Brady, A,Cusack, T,Blake, C,Mongey, AB,Veale, DJ,FitzGerald, O (2009) RCT EXAMINING THE EFFECTS OF EXERCISE FOR PEOPLE WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS ON ANTI-TNF alpha MEDICATION. Abstract [Details]
Sherlock, E,Blake, C (2008) Participation in sport by Irish people with haemophilia. Abstract [Details]
Gilsenan, C., Keoghan, F., O'Connell, P. & Blake, C.; (2006) All Ireland Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society. Abstract [Details]
Cunningham, C., Moore, N. & Blake, C.; (2006) Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Conference. Abstract [Details]
Lennon, O., Carey, A., Stephenson, J., Gaffney, N. & Blake, C.; (2006) All Ireland Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society. Abstract [Details]
Lennon, O., Carey, A., Stephenson, J., Gaffney, N., Blake C.; (2006) Irish Heart Foundation. Abstract [Details]
Mc Kenna O, Blake C. ; (2006) Impact of Hepatitis C on Health-Related Quality of Life. An Irish Perspective. Abstract [Details]
Lennon O, Carey A, Stephenson J, Gaffney N, Blake C; (2006) A single blind randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effects of a cardiac rehabilitation programme in the non-acute ischaemic stroke population. Abstract [Details]
Conlon L, Killeen M, Blake C. ; (2006) Validation of ABILHAND, a measure of manual ability in patients with stroke in Ireland. Abstract [Details]
Gilsenan C, Keoghan F, Blake C, O'Connell P. ; (2006) Efficacy of open and closed kinetic chain exercises in subjects with osteoarthritis of the knee; a randomized prospective study. Abstract [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C. ; (2005) Health Service Managers' Needs in relation to Management of the Worker with Low Back Pain. Abstract [Details]
Sunderland E, Power D, Blake C. ; (2005) Personal perspectives on the impact of falling. Abstract [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C, Flynn T. ; (2005) Low Back Pain Prevalence, Associated Sick Leave and Attributed Cause among Health Service Workers in Ireland - Does Occupation matter?. Abstract [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C. ; (2005) Predicting Low Back Pain related Sickness Absenteeism among Health Service Workers. Abstract [Details]
Cunningham C, O' Connor F, Blake C. ; (2005) Knowledge of Low Back Pain Clinical Guidelines among Back Clinicians. Abstract [Details]
McEvoy S, Blake C. ; (2005) Functional and quality of life outcomes in elderly patients following discharge from hospital. Abstract [Details]
Cunningham C, Flynn T, Toole C, Bulfin S, Blake C. ; (2005) 'Working Backs Programme'- Implementing evidence based management of low back pain in the workplace'. Abstract [Details]
Haslam R, Blake C, Harnedy N, Power D. ; (2005) Death in long-term care facilities: attitudes and reactions of patients and staff. Abstract [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C. ; (2005) Predicting Low Back Pain related Sickness Absenteeism among Health Service Workers. Abstract [Details]
Cunningham C, O' Connor F, Blake C.; (2005) Knowledge of Low Back Pain Clinical Guidelines among Back Clinicians. Abstract [Details]
Cunningham C, Flynn T, Toole C, Bulfin S, Blake C. ; (2005) 'Working Backs Programme'- Implementing evidence based management of low back pain in the workplace'. Abstract [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C. ; (2005) Health Service Managers' Needs in relation to Management of the Worker with Low Back Pain. Abstract [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C, Flynn T. ; (2005) Low Back Pain Prevalence, Associated Sick Leave and Attributed Cause among Health Service Workers in Ireland - Does Occupation matter ?. Abstract [Details]
Collins A, Monaghan K, Power D, Blake C. ; (2004) Factors predicting fear of falling. Abstract [Details]
McEvoy S, Blake C. ; (2003) Functional and health status outcomes in elderly patients following discharge from the acute hospital. Abstract [Details]
McEvoy S, Blake C. ; (2003) Factors predictive of discharge destination following discharge from the acute hospital setting in older patients. Abstract [Details]
Blake C, O'Meara YM. ; (2003) Functional status of elderly patients with end-stage renal disease. Abstract [Details]

Invited Lectures

Cunningham C, Toole C, Flynn T, Bulfin S, Seale O, Gueret P, Blake C; (2007) Working Backs Project, St Vincent's University Hospital. Invited Lectures [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C; (2005) The role of health service managers in the management of the worker with low back pain. Invited Lectures [Details]
                 

Consultancy

Moore H, Campbell F, Blake C, Cunningham C, McCarthy Persson U. (2013) Physiotherapy Promotion and Management of Bone Health throughout the Lifespan; Clinical Guidelines 2013. Consultancy [Details]
                                         

Research

Research Interests

Sport

  1. Injury surveillance in sport, identification of risk factors for injury, consequences of injury and preventative stratgies.  Main work in Gaelic Games as administrator and principal invesitgator of GAA National Injury Surveillancee Database.  This is currently in its 4 year of data collection, monitoring and measuring injury incidence at inter-county Gaelic football and hurling. This project is funded by the GAA Medical and Scientific Committee. Collaborators  include John C Murphy MISCP, Edwenia O' Malley PhD candidate and Dr. Conor Gissane, St. Mary's Univeristy College, Twickenham. Particular focus on lower limb injury and concussion this year.  Previous research in GAA referees.
  2. Analysis of speed and agility performance in Rugby Union and development of testing protocols, in collaboration with Dr. Brian Green, IRFU and Dr. Brian Caulfield, UCD.
  3. Investigation of coaching strategies in Gaelic football coaches based of a Self Determination Theory model, in collaboration with Edel Langan PhD candidate and Dr. Chris Lonsdale, University of Western Sydney
  4. Sport participation in special populations  - Haemophilia with Emma Sherlock MISCP, St. James' Hospital.







Exercise testing and prescription for health

  1. RCT of exercise for reduction of cardiovascular risk in a cardiac  rehabiliation paradigm in Stroke and TIA in collaboration with Olive Lennon, HRB Research Fellow, Dr. Catherine Doody, UCD and Dr. Dominic McCabe AMNCH.
  2. Other related topics are the validation and reliability testing of a clinical field test to estimate VO2 in patients with stroke.
  3. Exploration of exercise and vibration therapy to improve bone density, biochemical markers and function in women with osteoporosis or osteopeonia.  Collaboration with Aoife Stephenson MSc candidate, Dr. Ulrik McCarthy Persson and Dr. Caitriona Cunningham, UCD, Prof. Oliver Fitzgerald, Dr, Malachi McKenna, Ms Susan VanDer Kamp and Ms Catherine Loughlin, SVUH
  4. UCD Get in Gear programme in collaboration with Carmel Kissane, UCD Sport.  This is a health and exercise intervention for the student population at UCD which runs each semester, involving fitness testing, exercise prescritpion and motivational support.
  5. Exercise intervention for people with RA, taking TNFa medication. Collaboration with Angela Reid MISCP; Audrey Brady, MISCP
  6. Evaluation of a pulmonary rehabiliation programme for people with COPD in collaboration with Clare Egan, MISCP, Beaumont Hospital.

Occupational Health

  1. Occupational health and musculokeletal disorders in particular LBP in the health service and farming sectors.  Collaboration with Teagasc and the Health and Safety Authority in a Walsh Fellowship awarded to Aoife Osborne, PhD candidate.  Collaborators include Dr. David Meredith, Teagasc; John McNamara, Teagasc; Prof Jim Phelan, UCD and Dr. Caitriona Cunningham, UCD.

Technology in rehabilitation

  1. Testing and validation of accelerometery in patients with Stroke with Olive Lennon, MISCP
  2. Testing of utility of a tri axial accelerometer as a clinical measure of balance in elderly fallers in collaboration with Maura O'Sullivan MISCP 
  3. Use of sleep monitors and acceleromters in patients with chronic pain in collabroation with Grainne Kelly PhD candiadate, Dr. Brona Fullen, UCD, Dr. Camillus Power, ANMCH and Dr. Declan O'Keefe, SVUH

Psychometric properties of measurement scales


  1. Validation of COOP/WONCA charts in patients with stroke

Grant Activity
Irish Kidney Association 1998, in collaboration with Dr. Yvonne O'Meara, UCD Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Mater Hospital. IR£6000
Mater College 2003, in collaboration with Dr. Dermot Power, Department of Gerontology, Mater Hospital.

UCD Seed funding Scheme: International Collaboration award 2005. Project title Development of Collaborations in Health Outcome Measurement.

UCD Seed funding: Aerobic exercise for cardiac risk reduction in patients post TIA 2006.

Supervisor - HRB Clinical Fellow 2007-10 

Co-applicant - Walsh Fellowship  2008-2012   

GAA: Injury database 2007-2010

UCD Seed Funding 2010. Co applicant.