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Low back pain (LBP) during pregnancy: an exploration of biomechanical precipitating factors using non-invasive telemetric sensing of gait and everyday physical activities

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Over two-thirds of women experience LBP during pregnancy, with symptoms typically increasing as pregnancy advances1. Women often have a history of simple LBP, and continue to experience symptoms after birth2, which directly adds to the substantial cost associated with LBP in the general population3,4. Read more

Fatigue and Pain in Fibromyalgia

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Introduction. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a prevalent and disabling condition, affecting about approximately 2–-4% of the global adult population worldwide, with unclear pathophysiology and management strategies. Read more

Everyday use of Voice Assisted Technology as a Facilitator of Speech Improvement for People with Parkinson’s Disease: A Health Technology Assessment

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Most people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PwPD) develop speech problems over time, and have difficulty making themselves heard and understood, due to low volume and unclear speech, leading to frustration. Read more

An evaluation of the impact of different types of AI on clinical decision making when reviewing medical images

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
AI is being used increasingly in image interpretation tasks. There are challenges for its optimal use in reporting environments. Human reliance on technology and bias can cause decision errors. Read more

A Proactive Approach to enable a needs-led conversation between patient and practitioner

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Aim. To explore the feasibility and usefulness of using a collaborative, support needs tool (SNAP), to enable patients to identify and express their support needs during clinical consultation in primary care. Read more

Physical activity, its maintenance and promotion in people with severe mental illness

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Background. People with severe mental health problems, like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, can have higher risk of some health conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Read more

Development of a tailored advance care planning education intervention for Health Care Assistants in the community

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Aim. Guided by the new MRC (Medical Research Council) framework for complex interventions, to co-produce a novel ACP (Advance Care Planning) educational intervention for palliative care Health Care Assistants in the community. Read more

Predictors of surgical outcomes in knee osteoarthritis

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a common type of arthritis in Northern Ireland. A debilitating condition, sufferers report locking, grinding and instability of the knee, with severe difficulties in walking, standing, domestic and occupational activities. Read more

Physical activity in survivors of critical illness following hospital discharge

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Background. The consequences of critical illness are substantial (1). One of the main rehabilitation goals for survivors of critical illness is to return home and progressively resume pre-admission physical activity levels. Read more

Exploring the barriers and facilitators experienced by primary care Advanced Nurse Practitioner’s in deprescribing opioids in patients with chronic non-malignant pain

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Opioid medication can be used to successfully treat acute or malignant pain, there is a lack of evidence to support their effectiveness in long term non-cancer pain (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), 2017; Centres for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 2016). Read more

Co-designing an inclusive physical education toolkit to support teachers in their practice

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Every child has a right to physical education (PE). PE is about ‘learning to move and moving to learn’, it teaches children how to move but also promotes how they think and feel about movement; encouraging them to be physically active for life. Read more

Exploring communication with the gender diverse community in radiography departments

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Background. Radiographers are required by law to ask their patients about their biological sex characteristics, check identity and to check their Last Menstrual Period (LMP) to rule out the possibility of pregnancy. Read more

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