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  1. Low physical performance is a predictor of morbidity and mortality. This study looks at long-term effects of an exercise intervention on maximal step-up height (MSH) in individuals with low physical function. ...

    Authors: Lillemor A. Nyberg, Carl Johan Sundberg, Per Wändell, Jan Kowalski and Mai-Lis Hellénius
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:11
  2. Hematologic malignancies and their treatments are recognized for their significant long-term adverse effects on health-related quality of life. As a part of cancer treatment, physical exercise is known to impr...

    Authors: Claire Fournié, Nicolas Bouscaren, Georges Dalleau, Victorine Lenclume, Catherine Mohr, Patricia Zunic, Quentin Cabrera and Chantal Verkindt
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:18
  3. In youth, sex-related differences in balance performances have been reported with girls usually outperforming same-aged boys. However, it is not known whether sex also has an influence on learning of a new bal...

    Authors: Simon Schedler, Dennis Brueckner, Rainer Kiss and Thomas Muehlbauer
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:15
  4. Postoperative oedema is a common condition affecting wound healing and function. Traditionally, manual lymphatic drainage is employed to reduce swelling. Kinesiotaping might be an alternative resource-sparing ...

    Authors: Julie Hörmann, Werner Vach, Marcel Jakob, Saskia Seghers and Franziska Saxer
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:14
  5. Well defined constitutional parameters support the physical fatigue resistance in handball to maintain the performance level for the majority of actions. Ideal constitutional conditions are necessary to achiev...

    Authors: D. Ohlendorf, S. Salzer, R. Haensel, J. Rey, L. Maltry, F. Holzgreve, J. Lampe, E. M. Wanke and D. A. Groneberg
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:4
  6. Rugby is increasingly gaining popularity among school-aged male junior players in countries hardly known for dominating international rugby, such as Zimbabwe. Given rugby combativeness, participating adolescen...

    Authors: Matthew Chiwaridzo, Gillian D. Ferguson and Bouwien C. M. Smits-Engelsman
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:3
  7. Multicomponent interventions combined with health coaching are widely recommended to improve a healthy lifestyle. The aim of the present study was to analyse the usage and acceptance of a multicomponent interv...

    Authors: Lea Anna Lisa Dejonghe, Kevin Rudolf, Jennifer Becker, Gerrit Stassen, Ingo Froboese and Andrea Schaller
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:2
  8. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in the following sentence on page 8: “In general, knee varus (negative ΔD*) is a much more common deficit than valgus, and a mor...

    Authors: Silvio Lorenzetti, Mira Ostermann, Fabian Zeidler, Pia Zimmer, Lina Jentsch, Renate List, William R. Taylor and Florian Schellenberg
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:7

    The original article was published in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2018 10:14

  9. Our pilot study has demonstrated improvements in health outcomes through participation in a new sport, light volleyball (LVB), among older adults. In response to the promising results of the LVB pilot study an...

    Authors: Ka Man Leung, Pak-Kwong Chung, Aileen W. K. Chan, Lynda Ransdell, Parco Ming Fai Siu, Ping Sun, Jinjin Yang and Tie Cheng Chen
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:6
  10. Recent evidence has shown that many patients suffer from persistent pain and impaired function after primary or revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Post-surgical complications may in addition decrease phys...

    Authors: Jesper Bie Larsen, Lisbeth Mogensen, Lars Arendt-Nielsen and Pascal Madeleine
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:5
  11. Given the multi-modal nature of triathlon (swimming, cycling, running), training for a triathlon event has numerous potential health benefits including physical fitness. However, triathletes also have a high p...

    Authors: Michael D. Kennedy, Camilla J. Knight, Joao Henrique Falk Neto, Katie S. Uzzell and Sara W. Szabo
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:1
  12. There is a high prevalence of women in South Africa with overweight and obesity which is associated with an increased risk of cardiometabolic disorders. Perceived barriers such as lack of time and motivation r...

    Authors: Emmanuel Frimpong, Chloe Dafkin, Janine Donaldson, Aletta Maria Esterhuyse Millen and Rebecca Mary Meiring
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:39
  13. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is among novel methods for preventing and treating muscle damage and soreness induced by volitional exercise, but little is known about using LLLT before neuromuscular electrical...

    Authors: Ewa Jówko, Maciej Płaszewski, Maciej Cieśliński, Tomasz Sacewicz, Igor Cieśliński and Marta Jarocka
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:38
  14. It is not clear how physical activity affects body composition in adolescents. Physical activity levels are often reduced during this period, and the relative proportion of body fat mass and lean mass undergo ...

    Authors: Nils Abel Aars, Bjarne K. Jacobsen, Bente Morseth, Nina Emaus and Sameline Grimsgaard
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:37
  15. Although sports participation leads to important health enhancement for youth with chronic diseases or physical disabilities (CDPD), it may pose an increased risk for injury or illness. This study investigated...

    Authors: Kristel Lankhorst, Janke de Groot, Tim Takken and Frank Backx
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:36
  16. Current evidence of metabolic health benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) are limited to longer training periods or conducted in overweight youth. This study assessed 1) fasting and postprandial...

    Authors: Emma J. Cockcroft, Bert Bond, Craig A. Williams, Sam Harris, Sarah R. Jackman, Neil Armstrong and Alan R. Barker
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:29
  17. This study aims to explore exercise therapists’ perspectives on the topic of physical activity promotion (PAP) with a focus on identifying (i) the intervention content and methodological approaches used for pr...

    Authors: Wolfgang Geidl, Judith Wais, Cheyenne Fangmann, Ewnet Demisse, Klaus Pfeifer and Gorden Sudeck
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:28
  18. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs are evidence-based and widely recommended. However, benefits from CR are likely lost among individuals who discontinue their regular exercise routines and healthy habits. O...

    Authors: Pernille Lunde, Asta Bye, Astrid Bergland and Birgitta Blakstad Nilsson
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:34
  19. The organized sports sector has received increased interest as a setting to stimulate physical activity among inactive target groups. To include many inactive people and to obtain population health benefits, i...

    Authors: Linda Ooms, Mette van Kruijsbergen, Dorine Collard, Chantal Leemrijse and Cindy Veenhof
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:33
  20. Handball is a strenuous body-contact team sport that places high loads on the knee joint. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is one of the most devastating injuries that any handball player can suffer, and ...

    Authors: Igor Setuain, Eder Bikandi, Francisco Antonio Amú Ruiz, Fernando Urtasun and Mikel Izquierdo
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:30
  21. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of an ACL Kinesio Taping technique (ACL-KT) on knee joint biomechanics during a drop vertical jump (DVJ).

    Authors: Weerawat Limroongreungrat and Chuanpis Boonkerd
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:32
  22. Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is an acknowledged public health problem. Up to 25% of adult with mTBI present persistent symptoms. Headache, dizziness, nausea and neck pain are the most commonly reported s...

    Authors: Pierre Langevin, Philippe Fait, Pierre Frémont and Jean-Sébastien Roy
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:25
  23. Training programs for fall prevention often fail to induce large general effects. To improve the efficacy of fall prevention programs, it is crucial to determine which type of training is most effective in ind...

    Authors: Louis-Solal Giboin, Markus Gruber and Andreas Kramer
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:31
  24. The recent development of wearable devices has enabled easy and continuous measurement of heart rate (HR). Exercise intensity can be calculated from HR with indices such as percent HR reserve (%HRR); however, ...

    Authors: Hirotaka Matsuura, Masahiko Mukaino, Yohei Otaka, Hitoshi Kagaya, Yasushi Aoshima, Takuya Suzuki, Ayaka Inukai, Emi Hattori, Takayuki Ogasawara and Eiichi Saitoh
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:27
  25. In addition to the beneficial health effects of being active, sports are also associated with a risk of sustaining injuries. To avoid the occurrence of sports injuries, preventive measures can be applied. The ...

    Authors: E. Kemler, H. Valkenberg and V. Gouttebarge
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:26
  26. Evidence suggests that disrupting prolonged bouts of sitting with short bouts of physical activity can significantly reduce blood glucose and improve insulin sensitivity; however, limited research is available...

    Authors: Shilpa Dogra, Mitchell Wolf, Michael P. Jeffrey, Ryan C. A. Foley, Heather Logan-Sprenger, Holly Jones-Taggart and Julia M. Green-Johnson
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:23
  27. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that the family name of Daniel Lindholm was incorrectly published.

    Authors: Sabina Borg, Birgitta Öberg, Margret Leosdottir, Daniel Lindholm, Lennart Nilsson and Maria Bäck
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:24

    The original article was published in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:13

  28. People with long-term health conditions face barriers to physical activity and community health interventions despite potential life-changing benefits for self-management of their condition and wellbeing. A we...

    Authors: Helen Quirk and Steve Haake
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:22
  29. Hormonal physiology in athletes, dysfunctional paths leading to overtraining syndrome (OTS), and clinical and biochemical behaviors that are independently modified by the presence of OTS remain unclear. Althou...

    Authors: Flavio A. Cadegiani and Claudio E. Kater
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:21
  30. Maximal strength increments are reported to result in improvements in sprint speed and jump height in elite male football players. Although similar effects are expected in females, this is yet to be elucidated...

    Authors: Sigurd Pedersen, Kim Arne Heitmann, Edvard H. Sagelv, Dag Johansen and Svein Arne Pettersen
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:20
  31. A scoping review of scientific literature on the effects of kettlebell training. There are no authoritative guidelines or recommendations for using kettlebells within a primary care setting. Our review objecti...

    Authors: Neil J. Meigh, Justin W. L. Keogh, Ben Schram and Wayne A. Hing
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:19
  32. The sequence of blocked balance training (BT) followed by blocked plyometric training (PT) showed greater improvements in physical performance than vice versa and is explained by a preconditioning effect of BT...

    Authors: Thomas Muehlbauer, Vincent Wagner, Dennis Brueckner, Simon Schedler, Gerrit Schwiertz, Rainer Kiss and Marco Hagen
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:18
  33. Lymphoma survivors commonly report ongoing complaints including fatigue, pain, depression and decreased quality of life (QoL) following treatment. Although evidence suggests that both relaxation and exercise c...

    Authors: Suchita Hathiramani, Ruth Pettengell, Hannah Moir and Ahmed Younis
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:17
  34. Patients hospitalized in intensive care units (ICUs) are susceptible to joint contracture and diminished range of motion. This is due to immobility as well as other underlying factors such as brain damage. Joi...

    Authors: MohammadBagher Shamsi, Aliakbar Vaisi-Raygani, Asghar Rostami and Maryam Mirzaei
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:15
  35. In adults with asthma, physical activity has been associated with several asthma outcomes. However, it is unclear whether changes in physical activity, measured via an accelerometer, have an effect on asthma c...

    Authors: Patricia D. Freitas, Rafaella F. Xavier, Natália F. P. Passos, Regina M. Carvalho-Pinto, Alberto Cukier, Milton A. Martins, Vinícius Cavalheri, Kylie Hill, Rafael Stelmach and Celso R. F. Carvalho
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:16
  36. Physical activity (PA) is a component of cardiac rehabilitation (CR). However, life-long engagement in PA is required to maintain benefits gained. Wearable PA monitoring devices (WPAM) are thought to increase ...

    Authors: Amanda L. Hannan, Michael P. Harders, Wayne Hing, Mike Climstein, Jeff S. Coombes and James Furness
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:14
  37. Despite its well-established positive effects, exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (exCR) is underused in patients following an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The aim of the study was to identify factors...

    Authors: Sabina Borg, Birgitta Öberg, Margret Leosdottir, Daniel Lindolm, Lennart Nilsson and Maria Bäck
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:13

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:24

  38. Organized, leisure time physical activities are an important part of a population approach to increase total physical activity participation. Dancing is a type of organized leisure time activity which may be u...

    Authors: Bridget C. Foley, Amy Jo Vassallo and Lindsey J. Reece
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:11
  39. Ultrasound tissue characterization (UTC) imaging has been previously used to describe the characteristics of patellar and Achilles tendons. UTC imaging compares and correlates successive ultrasonographic trans...

    Authors: Carla S. Pereira, Rafael C. G. Santos, Rod Whiteley and Taija Finni
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:12
  40. Ventilatory anaerobic threshold (VAT) is a useful submaximal measure of exercise tolerance; however, it must be visually determined. We developed a new mathematical method to objectively determine VAT.

    Authors: Hirotaka Nishijima, Kazuyuki Kominami, Kazuo Kondo, Masatoshi Akino and Masayuki Sakurai
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:10
  41. The mechanism for cardiac hypertrophy process that would be a benefit for improvement of cardiovascular endurance needed to be investigated throughly. Specific intensity of training may play a role for homeost...

    Authors: Julia Windi Gunadi, Vita Murniati Tarawan, Iwan Setiawan, Ronny Lesmana, Roro Wahyudianingsih and Unang Supratman
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:9
  42. A significant proportion of individuals are left with poor residual functioning of the affected arm after a stroke. This has a great impact on the quality of life and the ability for stroke survivors to live i...

    Authors: Marie-Hélène Milot, Stephania Palimeris, Hélène Corriveau, François Tremblay and Marie-Hélène Boudrias
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:8
  43. There is evidence that brief physical activity interventions by health professionals can increase physical activity levels. In addition, there is some evidence that simply measuring physical activity alone can...

    Authors: Nicole Freene, Rachel Davey and Steven M McPhail
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:6
  44. Wearing a textured shoe insole can decrease postural sway during static balance. Previous studies assessed bipedal and/or unipedal standing. In contrast, we aimed to investigate if textured insoles modulated p...

    Authors: Ryan P. W. Kenny, Daniel L. Eaves, Denis Martin, Anna L. Hatton and John Dixon
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:5
  45. Both universal goniometer and electro-goniometer are used for measuring joint range of motion in physiotherapy. Active knee extension test is a way to assess hamstring shortness in patients with chronic low ba...

    Authors: MohammadBagher Shamsi, Maryam Mirzaei and Seyyed Saeed Khabiri
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:4
  46. Self-efficacy is related to outcome after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. The Knee Self Efficacy Scale (K-SES) available in Swedish and English, was developed to measure self-efficacy in present (K-SESpre...

    Authors: Wim van Lankveld, Nicky van Melick, Bas Habets, Yvette Pronk, J. Bart Staal and Robert van Cingel
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:3
  47. Although the health benefits of physical activity are well documented, a large proportion of the population remains less active than recommended by current guidelines. Commercial fitness centers provide an opp...

    Authors: Liv Riseth, Torunn Hatlen Nøst, Tom I. L. Nilsen and Aslak Steinsbekk
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:2
  48. Power output and force development during exercise are thought to be important indices of performance in elite athletes. The aim of this preliminary study was to determine the forces applied at the footrest du...

    Authors: Å. B. Tornberg, P. Håkansson, I. Svensson and P. Wollmer
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:1

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