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  1. Research article

    Pedometer use and self-determined motivation for walking in a cardiac telerehabilitation program: a qualitative study

    Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation reduces morbidity and mortality. Walking is a convenient activity suitable for people with cardiac disease. Pedometers count steps, measure walking activity and motivate p...

    Charlotte Brun Thorup, Mette Grønkjær, Helle Spindler, Jan Jesper Andreasen, John Hansen, Birthe Irene Dinesen, Gitte Nielsen and Erik Elgaard Sørensen

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:24

    Published on: 18 August 2016

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    Bovine colostrum supplementation and upper respiratory symptoms during exercise training: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

    Bovine colostrum is proposed as a nutritional countermeasure to the risk of upper respiratory symptoms (URS) during exercise training. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to estimate the si...

    Arwel W. Jones, Daniel S. March, Ffion Curtis and Christopher Bridle

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:21

    Published on: 26 July 2016

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    Rehabilitation after first-time anterior cruciate ligament injury and reconstruction in female football players: a study of resilience factors

    Most of the research in the area of psychosocial factors in rehabilitation after sports injuries has focused on risk behaviors, while relatively few studies have focused on behaviors that facilitate rehabilita...

    Urban Johnson, Andreas Ivarsson, Jón Karlsson, Martin Hägglund, Markus Waldén and Mats Börjesson

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:20

    Published on: 16 July 2016

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    The association between generalized joint hypermobility and active horizontal shoulder abduction in 10–15 year old competitive swimmers

    Increased shoulder mobility and Generalised Joint Hypermobility (GJH) are assumed to be predisposing risk factors for shoulder injuries. The association between GJH and shoulder mobility among competitive swim...

    Tina Junge, Peter Henriksen, Heidi Lund Andersen, Linette Dyg Byskov, Hans Kromann Knudsen and Birgit Juul-Kristensen

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:19

    Published on: 12 July 2016

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    Ultrasound assessment of fascial connectivity in the lower limb during maximal cervical flexion: technical aspects and practical application of automatic tracking

    The fascia provides and transmits forces for connective tissues, thereby regulating human posture and movement. One way to assess the myofascial interaction is a fascia ultrasound recording. Ultrasound can fol...

    Carlos Cruz-Montecinos, Mauricio Cerda, Rodolfo Sanzana-Cuche, Jaime Martín-Martín and Antonio Cuesta-Vargas

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:18

    Published on: 11 July 2016

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    The effectiveness of physiotherapy treatment on balance dysfunction and postural instability in persons with Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Balance dysfunction and postural instability in Parkinson’s disease are among the most relevant determinants of an impaired quality of life. Physiotherapy interventions are essential to reduce the level of dis...

    Asmare Yitayeh and Amare Teshome

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:17

    Published on: 6 June 2016

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    A systematic review of financial incentives given in the healthcare setting; do they effectively improve physical activity levels?

    According to current physical activity guidelines, a substantial percentage of the population in high-income countries is inactive, and inactivity is an important risk factor for chronic conditions and mortali...

    Claudia C. M. Molema, G. C. Wanda Wendel-Vos, Lisanne Puijk, Jørgen Dejgaard Jensen, A. Jantine Schuit and G. Ardine de Wit

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:15

    Published on: 4 June 2016

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    Effect of fatigue caused by a simulated handball game on ball throwing velocity, shoulder muscle strength and balance ratio: a prospective study

    Arm throwing represents a deciding element in handball. Ball velocity, aim accuracy, and dynamic stability of the shoulder are factors that influence throwing effectiveness. The purpose of this study was to ex...

    Marília Santos Andrade, Fabiana de Carvalho Koffes, Ana Amélia Benedito-Silva, Antonio Carlos da Silva and Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:13

    Published on: 5 May 2016

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    Muscle strength differences in healthy young adults with and without generalized joint hypermobility: a cross-sectional study

    Generalized joint hypermobility (GJH), in the absence of symptoms, is a common clinical finding. The joint instability present due to excessive musculoskeletal flexibility in hypermobile joints impairs the ext...

    Pranay Jindal, Amitesh Narayan, Sailakshami Ganesan and Joy C. MacDermid

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:12

    Published on: 25 April 2016

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    Development of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Achilles Tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS BrP): a cross-cultural adaptation with reliability and construct validity evaluation

    There is a need for a patient-relevant instrument to evaluate outcome after treatment in patients with a total Achilles tendon rupture. The purpose of this study was to undertake a cross-cultural adaptation of...

    Roberto Zambelli, Rafael Z. Pinto, João Murilo Brandão Magalhães, Fernando Araujo Silva Lopes, Rodrigo Simões Castilho, Daniel Baumfeld, Thiago Ribeiro Teles dos Santos and Nicola Maffulli

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:11

    Published on: 21 April 2016

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    Cancer patients participating in a lifestyle intervention during chemotherapy greatly over-report their physical activity level: a validation study

    The short form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-sf) is a validated questionnaire used to assess physical activity (PA) in healthy adults and commonly used in both apparently healthy a...

    Karianne Vassbakk-Brovold, Christian Kersten, Liv Fegran, Odd Mjåland, Svein Mjåland, Stephen Seiler and Sveinung Berntsen

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:10

    Published on: 19 April 2016

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    Relationship of post-exercise muscle oxygenation and duration of cycling exercise

    Aerobic adaptations following interval training are supposed to be mediated by increased local blood supply. However, knowledge is scarce on the detailed relationship between exercise duration and local post-e...

    Fabian Stöcker, Christoph Von Oldershausen, Florian Kurt Paternoster, Thorsten Schulz and Renate Oberhoffer

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:9

    Published on: 14 April 2016

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    Joint torque variability and repeatability during cyclic flexion-extension of the elbow

    Joint torques are generally of primary importance for clinicians to analyze the effect of a surgery and to obtain an indicator of functional capability to perform a motion. Given the current need to standardiz...

    Laurent Ballaz, Maxime Raison, Christine Detrembleur, Guillaume Gaudet and Martin Lemay

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:8

    Published on: 11 April 2016

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    Maximal strength training as physical rehabilitation for patients with substance use disorder; a randomized controlled trial

    Patients with substance use disorder (SUD) suffer from multiple health and psychosocial problems. Because poor physical capacities following an inactive lifestyle may indeed contribute to these problems, physi...

    Runar Unhjem, Grete Flemmen, Jan Hoff and Eivind Wang

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:7

    Published on: 31 March 2016

  15. Research article

    Age profiles of sport participants

    Participation in sport has many health benefits, and is popular amongst children. However participation decreases with age. While the membership records of peak sports organisations have improved markedly in r...

    Rochelle M. Eime, Jack T. Harvey, Melanie J. Charity, Meghan M. Casey, Hans Westerbeek and Warren R. Payne

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:6

    Published on: 12 March 2016

  16. Research article

    A pilot study on biomarkers for tendinopathy: lower levels of serum TNF-α and other cytokines in females but not males with Achilles tendinopathy

    Achilles tendinopathy is a painful musculoskeletal condition that is common among athletes, and which limits training capacity and competitive performance. The lack of biomarkers for tendinopathy limits resear...

    James E. Gaida, Håkan Alfredson, Sture Forsgren and Jill L. Cook

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:5

    Published on: 25 February 2016

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    Reliability of the Q Force; a mobile instrument for measuring isometric quadriceps muscle strength

    The ability to generate muscle strength is a pre-requisite for all human movement. Decreased quadriceps muscle strength is frequently observed in older adults and is associated with a decreased performance and...

    K. W. Douma, G. R. H. Regterschot, W.P. Krijnen, G. E. C. Slager, C. P. van der Schans and W. Zijlstra

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:4

    Published on: 19 February 2016

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    Comparison of three activity monitors for estimating sedentary time among children

    Time spent sedentary appears to be associated with several health outcomes in adults, but findings are inconsistent in children. Further, the assessment of sedentary time represents a major challenge. The obje...

    Jarle Stålesen, Frøydis Nordgård Vik, Bjørge Herman Hansen and Sveinung Berntsen

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:2

    Published on: 5 February 2016

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    Effects of conditioning hops on drop jump and sprint performance: a randomized crossover pilot study in elite athletes

    It has previously been shown that conditioning activities consisting of repetitive hops have the potential to induce better drop jump (DJ) performance in recreationally active individuals. In the present pilot...

    Jakob Kümmel, Julian Bergmann, Olaf Prieske, Andreas Kramer, Urs Granacher and Markus Gruber

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:1

    Published on: 30 January 2016

  20. Research article

    Effects of a home-exercise therapy programme on cervical and lumbar range of motion among nurses with neck and lower back pain: a quasi-experimental study

    Cervical and lumbar range of motion limitations are usually associated with musculoskeletal pain in the neck and lower back, and are a major health problem among nurses. Physical exercise has been evaluated as...

    Tiina Freimann, Eda Merisalu and Mati Pääsuke

    BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:31

    Published on: 4 December 2015

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