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The research carried out at AUT's Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences can be broadly defined in three themes:
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  • United States Under-19 Rugby-7s: Incidence and Nature of Match Injuries During a 5-year Epidemiological Study

    Lopez, V; Ma, R; Weinstein, MG; Hume, PA; Cantu, RC; Victoria, C; Queler, SC; Webb, KJA; Allen, AA (BioMed Central, 2020)
    Background: There is a lack of injury data for the new Olympic sport of Rugby-7s, particularly for involved youth. Objective: To determine injury rates and characteristics for players participating in U.S. Rugby-7s U19 ...
  • Promoting Global Collaboration for Brain Health Research

    Liu, L; Feigin, V; Sacco, RL; Koroshetz, WJ (BMJ, 2020)
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  • Overcoming Barriers to Cervical Screening Among Pacific Women: A Narrative Review

    McPherson, GS; Fairbairn-Dunlop, P; Payne, D (Mary Ann Liebert, 2019)
    Purpose: This narrative review explores the barriers and facilitators for Pacific women accessing the cervical screening pathway. Despite organized cervical screening in New Zealand, Pacific women still face significant ...
  • Combining Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and Fall Prevention Exercise (CogEx) in Older Adults With Mild to Moderate Dementia: A Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial

    Binns, E; Kerse, N; Peri, K; Cheung, G; Taylor, D (BMC, 2020)
    Background: People living with dementia (PLwD) have a high fall risk as cognitive impairment compromises control of gait and balance. Fall prevention exercises that are effective in healthy older adults may not work for ...
  • Midwifery Job Autonomy in New Zealand: I do it all the time

    Clemons, J; Gilkison, A; Mharapara, T; Dixon, L; McAra-Couper, J (Elsevier, 2020)
    Introduction This research aimed to identify what supports and what hinders job autonomy for midwives in New Zealand. Methods Registered midwives participated in an open-ended, online survey in 2019. Anonymised participants ...
  • Measuring Universal Health Coverage Based on an Index of Effective Coverage of Health Services in 204 Countries and Territories, 1990–2019: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019

    Lozano, R; Fullman, N; Mumford, JE; Knight, M; Barthelemy, CM; Abbafati, C; Abbastabar, H; Abd-Allah, F; Abdollahi, M; Abedi, A; Abolhassani, H; Abosetugn, AE; Abreu, LG; Abrigo, MRM; Abu Haimed, AK; Abushouk, AI; Adabi, M; Adebayo, OM; Adekanmbi, V; Adelson, J; Adetokunboh, OO; Adham, D; Advani, SM; Afshin, A; Agarwal, G; Agasthi, P; Aghamir, SMK; Agrawal, A; Ahmad, T; Akinyemi, RO; Alahdab, F; Al-Aly, Z; Alam, K; Albertson, SB; Alemu, YM; Alhassan, RK; Ali, M; Ali, S; Alipour, V; Aljunid, SM; Alla, F; Almadi, MAH; Almasi, A; Almasi-Hashiani, A; Almasri, NA; Al-Mekhlafi, HM; Almulhim, AM; Alonso, J; Al-Raddadi, RM; Altirkawi, KA; Alvis-Guzman, N; Alvis-Zakzuk, NJ; Amini, S; Amini-Rarani, M; Amiri, F; Amit, AML; Amugsi, DA; Ancuceanu, R; Anderlini, D; Andrei, CL; Androudi, S; Ansari, F; Ansari-Moghaddam, A; Antonio, CAT; Antony, CM; Antriyandarti, E; Anvari, D; Anwer, R; Arabloo, J; Arab-Zozani, M; Aravkin, AY; Aremu, O; Ärnlöv, J; Asaad, M; Asadi-Aliabadi, M; Asadi-Pooya, AA; Ashbaugh, C; Athari, SS; Atout, MMDW; Ausloos, M; Avila-Burgos, L; Ayala Quintanilla, BP; Ayano, G; Ayanore, MA; Aynalem, YA; Aynalem, GL; Ayza, MA; Azari, S; Azzopardi, PS; B, DB; Babaee, E; Badiye, AD; Bahrami, MA; Baig, AA; Bakhshaei, MH; Bakhtiari, A; Bakkannavar, SM; Balachandran, A; Balassyano, S; Banach, M (Elsevier, 2020)
    Background: Achieving universal health coverage (UHC) involves all people receiving the health services they need, of high quality, without experiencing financial hardship. Making progress towards UHC is a policy priority ...
  • Six Things You Need to Know About Low Back Pain

    Baxter, GD; Chapple, C; Ellis, R; Hill, J; Liu, L; Mani, R; Reid, D; Stokes, T; Tumilty, S (CSIRO Publishing, 2020)
    Low back pain (LBP) is the leading contributor to years lived with disability, and imposes an enormous burden on individuals and on health-care systems. General practitioners and physiotherapists are generally the front-line ...
  • Incidence of Match Injuries in an Amateur Women’s Rugby Union Team in New Zealand Over Two Consecutive Seasons

    King, D; Hume, P; Clark, TN; Foskett, A; Barnes, M (Kosmos Publishers, 2020)
    Background: Rugby Union is played in over 200 countries with over 8.5 million registered players worldwide. Despite increased popularity of the game for women, there is relatively little evidence for incidence, causes or ...
  • A Multiday Evaluation of Real-time Intramuscular EMG Usability With ANN

    Waris, A; Zia ur Rehman, M; Niazi, IK; Jochumsen, M; Englehart, K; Jensen, W; Haavik, H; Kamavuako, EN (MDPI AG, 2020)
    Recent developments in implantable technology, such as high-density recordings, wireless transmission of signals to a prosthetic hand, may pave the way for intramuscular electromyography (iEMG)-based myoelectric control ...
  • Exploring Physiotherapists’ Use of Clinical Practice Guidelines, Screening, and Stratification Tools for People With Low Back Pain in New Zealand

    Hill, J; Bedford, J; Houston, D; A. Reid, D; Baxter, GD; Ellis, R (Physiotherapy New Zealand, 2020)
    Low back pain (LBP) is a leading cause of disability in New Zealand and is associated with significant treatment and societal costs. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for LBP increasingly recommend the use of screening ...
  • Scaring Nemo ‐ Contrasting Effects of Observer Presence on Two Anemonefish Species

    Trnski, L; Sabetian, A; Lilkendey, J (Wiley, 2020)
    Behaviours of Clark's anemonefish Amphiprion clarkii and the dusky anemonefish Amphiprion melanopus were studied in Vanuatu. Six anemones and their resident fish were observed for typical behaviours (hiding, watching, ...
  • Mapping Geographical Inequalities in Access to Drinking Water and Sanitation Facilities in Low-income and Middle-income Countries, 2000–17

    Deshpande, A; Miller-Petrie, MK; Lindstedt, PA; Baumann, MM; Johnson, KB; Blacker, BF; Abbastabar, H; Abd-Allah, F; Abdelalim, A; Abdollahpour, I; Abegaz, KH; Abejie, AN; Abreu, LG; Abrigo, MRM; Abualhasan, A; Accrombessi, MMK; Adamu, AA; Adebayo, OM; Adedeji, IA; Adedoyin, RA; Adekanmbi, V; Adetokunboh, OO; Adhikari, TB; Afarideh, M; Agudelo-Botero, M; Ahmadi, M; Ahmadi, K; Ahmed, MB; Ahmed, AE; Akalu, TY; Akanda, AS; Alahdab, F; Al-Aly, Z; Alam, S; Alam, N; Alamene, GM; Alanzi, TM; Albright, J; Albujeer, A; Alcalde-Rabanal, JE; Alebel, A; Alemu, ZA; Ali, M; Alijanzadeh, M; Alipour, V; Aljunid, SM; Almasi, A; Almasi-Hashiani, A; Al-Mekhlafi, HM; Altirkawi, KA; Alvis-Guzman, N; Alvis-Zakzuk, NJ; Amini, S; Amit, AML; Amul, GGH; Andrei, CL; Anjomshoa, M; Ansariadi, A; Antonio, CAT; Antony, B; Antriyandarti, E; Arabloo, J; Aref, HMA; Aremu, O; Armoon, B; Arora, A; Aryal, KK; Arzani, A; Asadi-Aliabadi, M; Asmelash, D; Atalay, HT; Athari, SM; Athari, SS; Atre, SR; Ausloos, M; Awasthi, S; Awoke, N; Ayala Quintanilla, BP; Ayano, G; Ayanore, MA; Aynalem, YA; Azari, S; Azman, AS; Babaee, E; Badawi, A; Bagherzadeh, M; Bakkannavar, SM; Balakrishnan, S; Banach, M; Banoub, JAM; Barac, A; Barboza, MA; Bärnighausen, TW; Basu, S; Bay, VD; Bayati, M; Bedi, N; Beheshti, M; Behzadifar, M; Behzadifar, M (Elsevier, 2020)
    Background: Universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities is an essential human right, recognised in the Sustainable Development Goals as crucial for preventing disease and improving human wellbeing. ...
  • The Global Distribution of Lymphatic Filariasis, 2000–18: A Geospatial Analysis

    Deshpande, A; Miller-Petrie, MK; Lindstedt, PA; Baumann, MM; Johnson, KB; Blacker, BF; Abbastabar, H; Abd-Allah, F; Abdelalim, A; Abdollahpour, I; Abegaz, KH; Abejie, AN; Abreu, LG; Abrigo, MRM; Abualhasan, A; Accrombessi, MMK; Adamu, AA; Adebayo, OM; Adedeji, IA; Adedoyin, RA; Adekanmbi, V; Adetokunboh, OO; Adhikari, TB; Afarideh, M; Agudelo-Botero, M; Ahmadi, M; Ahmadi, K; Ahmed, MB; Ahmed, AE; Akalu, TY; Akanda, AS; Alahdab, F; Al-Aly, Z; Alam, S; Alam, N; Alamene, GM; Alanzi, TM; Albright, J; Albujeer, A; Alcalde-Rabanal, JE; Alebel, A; Alemu, ZA; Ali, M; Alijanzadeh, M; Alipour, V; Aljunid, SM; Almasi, A; Almasi-Hashiani, A; Al-Mekhlafi, HM; Altirkawi, KA; Alvis-Guzman, N; Alvis-Zakzuk, NJ; Amini, S; Amit, AML; Amul, GGH; Andrei, CL; Anjomshoa, M; Ansariadi, A; Antonio, CAT; Antony, B; Antriyandarti, E; Arabloo, J; Aref, HMA; Aremu, O; Armoon, B; Arora, A; Aryal, KK; Arzani, A; Asadi-Aliabadi, M; Asmelash, D; Atalay, HT; Athari, SM; Athari, SS; Atre, SR; Ausloos, M; Awasthi, S; Awoke, N; Ayala Quintanilla, BP; Ayano, G; Ayanore, MA; Aynalem, YA; Azari, S; Azman, AS; Babaee, E; Badawi, A; Bagherzadeh, M; Bakkannavar, SM; Balakrishnan, S; Banach, M; Banoub, JAM; Barac, A; Barboza, MA; Bärnighausen, TW; Basu, S; Bay, VD; Bayati, M; Bedi, N; Beheshti, M; Behzadifar, M; Behzadifar, M (Elsevier, 2020)
    Background: Lymphatic filariasis is a neglected tropical disease that can cause permanent disability through disruption of the lymphatic system. This disease is caused by parasitic filarial worms that are transmitted by ...
  • Detection of Different Throw Types and Ball Velocity With IMUs and Machine Learning in Team Handball

    van den Tillaar, R; Bhandurge, S; Stewart, T (International Society of Biomechanics in Sport (ISBS), 2020)
    The purpose of this study was to investigate if an inertial measurement unit (IMU) and machine learning could be used to detect different types of team handball throws and predict ball velocity. Throwing was measured using ...
  • Bone Mineral Density in Retired Rugby Players: Initial Findings From the UK Rugby Health Project

    Entwhistle, I; Hume, P; Francis, P; Hind, K (Elsevier, 2018)
    Introduction Regular exercise that delivers impact forces to the skeleton are positively associated with bone strength. Athletes from high impact sports such as rugby have higher bone density than non-athletes ( Hind et ...
  • Setting the Stage: Reviewing Current Knowledge on the Health of New Zealand Immigrants-an Integrative Review

    Kanengoni, B; Andajani-Sutjahjo, S; Holroyd, E (PeerJ Inc., 2018)
    The growth of migrant communities continues to rise globally, creating unique and complex health challenges. Literature on immigrant health in New Zealand (NZ) remains scant. This integrative literature review was conducted ...
  • Mental Health of African Asylum-seekers and Refugees in Hong Kong: Using the Social Determinants of Health Framework

    Wong, WCW; Cheung, S; Miu, HYH; Chen, J; Loper, KA; Holroyd, E (BioMed Central Ltd, 2017)
    Background: Hong Kong is non-signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol, and has no systematic domestic policies committed to the rights of asylum-seekers and refugees (ASRs). This creates a tenuous ...
  • A Lost Tribe in the City: Health Status and Needs of African Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Hong Kong

    Wong, WCW; Cheng, S; Holroyd, E; Chen, J; Loper, KA; Tran, L; Miu, HYH (BioMed Central Ltd., 2016)
    Background: Hong Kong's resistance to be a signatory of the 1951 Geneva Convention and lack of domestic policies in this area has resulted in restrictions on access to healthcare amongst asylum seekers and refugees (ASRs). ...

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