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The research carried out at AUT's Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences can be broadly defined in three themes:
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Clinical Sciences
  • School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies
  • School of Interprofessional Health Studies
  • Sciences
  • School of Science
  • Sport
  • School of Sport and Recreation
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  • Recalibrating Hope: A Longitudinal Study of the Experiences of People With Aphasia After Stroke

    Bright, FAS; McCann, CM; Kayes, NM (Wiley, 2020)
    BACKGROUND: Hope is a critical resource for people with aphasia after stroke, sustaining people though times of distress and uncertainty and providing motivation. In the first months after stroke, hope is vulnerable to ...
  • Creating Therapeutic Relationships Through Communication: A Qualitative Metasynthesis From the Perspectives of People With Communication Impairment After Stroke

    Bright, F; Reeves, B (Taylor & Francis, 2020)
    Purpose Communication between patients and clinicians influences the development of therapeutic relationships. Communication is disrupted when the patient has communication impairments after stroke. However, how these ...
  • Does Playing Away From Home Influence the Number and Severity of Impacts in Amateur Rugby Union Players: Analyses by Home/Away, Won/Lost and First/Second Season Halves

    King, D; Hume, P; Clark, T; Gissane, C (SciMed Central, 2020)
    Objectives: To determine head impact characteristics for amateur rugby union players. Design: Descriptive cohort study. Methods: A total of 20,687 head impacts greater than 10g over a 2013 amateur senior rugby union ...
  • Cumulative Sport-related Injuries and Longer Term Impact in Retired Male Elite- and Amateur-level Rugby Code Athletes and Non-contact Athletes: A Retrospective Study

    Hind, K; Konerth, N; Entwistle, I; Theadom, A; Lewis, G; King, D; Chazot, P; Hume, P (Springer, 2020)
    Background: Rugby union and rugby league are popular team contact sports, but they bring a high risk of injury. Although previous studies have reported injury occurrence across one or several seasons, none have explored ...
  • Pilot trial of The Living Well Toolkit: Qualitative analysis and implications for refinement and future implementation

    Mudge, S; Sezier, A; Payne, D; Smith, G; Kayes, N (BioMed Central, 2020)
    BACKGROUND: Following a neurological event, people's long-term health and well-being is hampered by a system that struggles to deliver person-centred communication and coordinated care and fails to harness individual and ...
  • Non-invasive Biomarkers for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

    Li, J; Guan, X; Fan, Z; Ching, L-M; Li, Y; Wang, X; Cao, W-M; Liu, D-X (MDPI, 2020)
    Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Accurate early diagnosis of breast cancer is critical in the management of the disease. Although mammogram screening has been widely used for breast cancer ...
  • Preference for Caesarean Section in Young Nulligravid Women in Eight OECD Countries and Implications for Reproductive Health Education

    Stoll, K; Hauck, Y; Downe, S; Payne, DA; Hall, W (BioMed Central, 2017)
    Background: Efforts to reduce unnecessary Cesarean sections (CS) in high and middle income countries have focused on changing hospital cultures and policies, care provider attitudes and behaviors, and increasing women’s ...
  • The Role of Microbiota and Inflammation in Self-judgement and Empathy: Implications for Understanding the Brain-gut-microbiome Axis in Depression

    Heym, N; Heasman, BC; Hunter, K; Blanco, SR; Wang, GY; Siegert, R; Cleare, A; Gibson, GR; Kumari, V; Sumich, AL (Springer Nature, 2019)
    Rationale: The gut-brain axis includes bidirectional communication between intestinal microbiota and the central nervous system. Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus spp. have been implicated in psychological health, such as ...
  • General Practitioners' Views and Experiences of Counselling for Physical Activity Through the New Zealand Green Prescription Program

    Patel, A; Schofield, GM; Kolt, GS; Keogh, JW (BioMed Central, 2011)
    Regular physical activity is beneficial in both the prevention and management of chronic health conditions. A large proportion of adult New Zealanders, however, are insufficiently active. To help increase population levels ...
  • Dynamics of Handstand Balance

    Wyatt, H; Vicinanza, D; Newell, K; Irwin, G; Williams, G (NMU Commons, 2020)
    The purpose of this study was to identify parameters that are associated with more successful motor control during handstand performance. For two groups of gymnasts, ‘less skilled’, who were able to hold handstands for 4 ...
  • Coordination Variability in Overground Running and Walking at Preferred and Fixed Speeds

    Wyatt, H; Jewell, C; Weir, G; Van Emmerik, R; Hamill, J (NMU Commons, 2020)
    Coordination variability (CoordV) is impacted by the type and speed of locomotion, however, the appropriate number of trials required for stable outputs during overground locomotion is yet to be determined. The purpose of ...
  • Navigating Spaces Between Conservation Research and Practice: Are We Making Progress?

    Jarvis, RM; Borrelle, SB; Forsdick, NJ; Pérez‐Hämmerle, K; Dubois, NS; Griffin, SR; Recalde‐Salas, A; Buschke, F; Rose, DC; Archibald, CL; Gallo, JA; Mair, L; Kadykalo, AN; Shanahan, D; Prohaska, BK (Wiley, 2020)
    1. Despite aspirations for conservation impact, mismatches between research and implementation have limited progress towards this goal. There is, therefore, an urgent need to identify how we can more effectively navigate ...
  • Global and Regional Mortality From 235 Causes of Death for 20 Age Groups in 1990 and 2010: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010

    Lozano, R; Naghavi, M; Foreman, K; Lim, S; Shibuya, K; Aboyans, V; Abraham, J; Adair, T; Aggarwal, R; Ahn, SY; Alvarado, M; Anderson, HR; Anderson, LM; Andrews, KG; Atkinson, C; Baddour, LM; Barker-Collo, S; Bartels, DH; Bell, ML; Benjamin, EJ; Bennett, D; Bhalla, K; Bikbov, B; Bin Abdulhak, A; Birbeck, G; Blyth, F; Bolliger, I; Boufous, S; Bucello, C; Burch, M; Burney, P; Carapetis, J; Chen, H; Chou, D; Chugh, SS; Coffeng, LE; Colan, SD; Colquhoun, S; Colson, KE; Condon, J; Connor, MD; Cooper, LT; Corriere, M; Cortinovis, M; de Vaccaro, KC; Couser, W; Cowie, BC; Criqui, MH; Cross, M; Dabhadkar, KC; Dahodwala, N; De Leo, D; Degenhardt, L; Delossantos, A; Denenberg, J; Des Jarlais, DC; Dharmaratne, SD; Dorsey, ER; Driscoll, T; Duber, H; Ebel, B; Erwin, PJ; Espindola, P; Ezzati, M; Feigin, V; Flaxman, AD; Forouzanfar, MH; Fowkes, FG; Franklin, R; Fransen, M; Freeman, MK; Gabriel, SE; Gakidou, E; Gaspari, F; Gillum, RF; Gonzalez-Medina, D; Halasa, YA; Haring, D; Harrison, JE; Havmoeller, R; Hay, RJ; Hoen, B; Hotez, PJ; Hoy, D; Jacobsen, KH; James, SL; Jasrasaria, R; Jayaraman, S; Johns, N; Karthikeyan, G; Kassebaum, N; Keren, A; Khoo, JP; Knowlton, LM; Kobusingye, O; Koranteng, A; Krishnamurthi, R; Lipnick, M; Lipshultz, SE; Ohno, SL; Mabweijano, J; MacIntyre, MF; Mallinger, L; March, L; Marks, GB; Marks, R; Matsumori, A; Matzopoulos, R; Mayosi, BM; McAnulty, JH; McDermott, MM; McGrath, J; Mensah, GA; Merriman, TR; Michaud, C; Miller, M; Miller, TR; Mock, C; Mocumbi, AO; Mokdad, AA; Moran, A; Mulholland, K; Nair, MN; Naldi, L; Narayan, KM; Nasseri, K; Norman, P; O'Donnell, M; Omer, SB; Ortblad, K; Osborne, R; Ozgediz, D; Pahari, B; Pandian, JD; Rivero, AP; Padilla, RP; Perez-Ruiz, F; Perico, N; Phillips, D; Pierce, K; Pope, CA; Porrini, E; Pourmalek, F; Raju, M; Ranganathan, D; Rehm, JT; Rein, DB; Remuzzi, G; Rivara, FP; Roberts, T; De León, FR; Rosenfeld, LC; Rushton, L; Sacco, RL; Salomon, JA; Sampson, U; Sanman, E; Schwebel, DC; Segui-Gomez, M; Shepard, DS; Singh, D; Singleton, J; Sliwa, K; Smith, E; Steer, A; Taylor, JA; Thomas, B; Tleyjeh, IM; Towbin, JA; Truelsen, T; Undurraga, EA; Venketasubramanian, N; Vijayakumar, L; Vos, T; Wagner, GR; Wang, M; Wang, W; Watt, K; Weinstock, MA; Weintraub, R; Wilkinson, JD; Woolf, AD; Wulf, S; Yeh, PH; Yip, P; Zabetian, A; Zheng, ZJ; Lopez, AD; Murray, CJ (Elsevier, 2013)
    Background Reliable and timely information on the leading causes of death in populations, and how these are changing, is a crucial input into health policy debates. In the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk ...
  • Optimising the Spray Drying of Avocado Wastewater and Use of the Powder As a Food Preservative for Preventing Lipid Peroxidation

    Permal, R; Chang, WL; Chen, T; Seale, B; Hamid, N; Kam, R (MDPI AG, 2020)
    Avocado wastewater (AWW) is the largest by-product of cold pressed avocado oil. The aim of this study was to valorise AWW by converting it into spray dried powder for use as a lipid peroxidation inhibiting food preservative. ...
  • The New Zealand Podiatry Profession – a Workforce in Crisis?

    Carroll, M; Jepson, H; Molyneux, P; Brenton-Rule, A (BioMed Central, 2020)
    Background This is the first study to explore workforce data from the Podiatrists Board of New Zealand. The study analysed data from an online survey which New Zealand podiatrists complete as part of their application for ...
  • Methods for Regulating and Monitoring Resistance Training

    Helms, E; Kwan, K; Sousa, C; Cronin, J; Storey, A; Zourdos, M (De Gruyter Open, 2020)
    Individualisation can improve resistance training prescription. This is accomplished via monitoring or autoregulating training. Autoregulation adjusts variables at an individualised pace per performance, readiness, or ...
  • Microbial Contamination and Efficacy of Disinfection Procedures of Companion Robots in Care Homes

    Bradwell, HL; Johnson, CW; Lee, J; Winnington, R; Thill, S; Jones, RB (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2020)
    BACKGROUND: Paro and other robot animals can improve wellbeing for older adults and people with dementia, through reducing depression, agitation and medication use. However, nursing and care staff we contacted expressed ...
  • Stroke Terminology in Mexico: Consensus Using the Delphi Method

    Marquez-Romero, JM; Romo-Martínez, J; Calleja-Castillo, JM; Espinoza-Casillas, C; Prado-Aguilar, CA; Feigin, V (Publicidad Permanyer, SLU, 2020)
    Background: In the Spanish language, there exists a considerable heterogeneity regarding the translation and use of the term “stroke,” which has multiple implications for epidemiology and science as well as the general ...
  • Burden of Neurological Disorders Across the US From 1990-2017

    Feigin, VL; Vos, T; Alahdab, F; Amit, AML; Bärnighausen, TW; Beghi, E; Beheshti, M; Chavan, PP; Criqui, MH; Desai, R; Dhamminda Dharmaratne, S; Dorsey, ER; Wilder Eagan, A; Elgendy, IY; Filip, I; Giampaoli, S; Giussani, G; Hafezi-Nejad, N; Hole, MK; Ikeda, T; Owens Johnson, C; Kalani, R; Khatab, K; Khubchandani, J; Kim, D; Koroshetz, WJ; Krishnamoorthy, V; Krishnamurthi, RV; Liu, X; Lo, WD; Logroscino, G; Mensah, GA; Miller, TR; Mohammed, S; Mokdad, AH; Moradi-Lakeh, M; Morrison, SD; Shivamurthy, VKN; Naghavi, M; Nichols, E; Norrving, B; Odell, CM; Pupillo, E; Radfar, A; Roth, GA; Shafieesabet, A; Sheikh, A; Sheikhbahaei, S; Shin, JI; Singh, JA; Steiner, TJ; Stovner, LJ; Wallin, MT; Weiss, J; Wu, C; Zunt, JR; Adelson, JD; Murray, CJL (American Medical Association (AMA), 2020)
    IMPORTANCE Accurate and up-to-date estimates on incidence, prevalence, mortality, and disability-adjusted life-years (burden) of neurological disorders are the backbone of evidence-based health care planning and resource ...
  • From Gorse to Ngahere: An Emerging Allegory for Decolonising the New Zealand Health System

    Came, H; Warbrick, I; McCreanor, T; Baker, M (New Zealand Medical Association, 2020)
    Prior to colonisation, Māori had a well-developed holistic health system based on maintaining balance between people, place and spirit. The colonial imposition of British economic, religious, educational, legal, health and ...

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