Christine C. Wright

Nadine E Foster4
Linda S Chesterton4
G David Baxter3
Panos Barlas3
4Nadine E Foster
4Linda S Chesterton
3G David Baxter
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In an earlier paper we examined the relationship between genetic algorithms (GAs) and traditional methods of experimental design. This was motivated by an investigation into the problems caused by epistasis in the implementation and application of GAs to optimization problems. We showed how this viewpoint enables us to gain further insights into the(More)
UNLABELLED This study evaluated the effects of varying frequency, intensity and stimulation site, of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in an experimental model of pain. In a double-blind design 240 volunteers were randomised to one of six experimental TENS groups, a sham TENS or control (n=30 per group; gender balanced). Two TENS(More)
UNLABELLED AIMS OF INVESTIGATION: To quantify the magnitude of putative gender differences in experimental pressure pain threshold (PPT), and to establish the relevance of repeated measurements to any such differences. METHODS Two separate studies were undertaken. A pressure algometer was used in both studies to assess PPT in the first dorsal interosseous(More)
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a popular form of electrostimulation. Despite an extensive research base, there remains no consensus regarding the parameter selection required to achieve maximal hypoalgesic effects. The aim of this double blind, sham-controlled study was to investigate the relative hypoalgesic effects of different TENS(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate interrater reliability using 5 newly trained observers in the assessment of pressure pain threshold (PPT) using a fixed-angle algometer. METHODS The study design comprised 2 phases. Phase 1: 5 undergraduate physical therapists were trained in algometry at a predefined angle, at a rate of 5 Newtons (N)/s, to the first dorsal(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical effectiveness of a programme of physiotherapy and occupational therapy with standard care in care home residents who have mobility limitations and are dependent in performing activities of daily living. DESIGN Cluster randomised controlled trial, with random allocation at the level of care home. SETTING Care homes(More)
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