Anna Smith

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The majority of stretching interventional research has focused on the development of a muscle's passive range of movement (PROM). Active range of movement (AROM) refers to the functional range of movement (ROM) available to the participant and provides a better insight into the relationship between muscular antagonistic pairings. The purpose of this study(More)
Isokinetic dynamometers commonly measure muscle strength during conditioning and rehabilitation. Previous studies have shown that stabilization can affect isokinetic torque production. However, the effect of stabilization with hand-grip use has not been examined, and there are inconsistencies in the literature regarding its use. Fifteen men (mean age +/- SD(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory failure is associated with significant morbidity and is the predominant cause of death in motor neurone disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (MND/ALS). This study aimed to determine the effect of non-invasive ventilatory (NIV) support on survival and pulmonary function decline across MND/ALS phenotypes. METHODS Cohort recruited via(More)
Network analysis has become an increasingly prevalent research tool across a vast range of scientific fields. Here, we focus on the particular issue of comparing network statistics, i.e. graph-level measures of network structural features, across multiple networks that differ in size. Although "normalized" versions of some network statistics exist, we(More)
The aim of this manuscript is to describe the procedures, recommendations, findings and value of the diagnostic methods used in Sleep Disorders including questionnaires, Actigraph, Polysomnography and Multiple sleep latency test. Specific questionnaires including evaluation of sleep quality , hyper somnolence, Respiratory Sleep Disorders and Sleep-Wake(More)
b s t r a c t A b s t r a c t A b s t r a c t A b s t r a c t A b s t r a c t The aim of this manuscript is to describe the procedures, recommendations, findings and value of the diagnostic methods used in sleep disorders, including questionnaires, actigraphy, polysomnography and the multiple sleep latency test. Specific questionnaires, including those(More)
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