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Key Irish projects

Age and gender aspects of work related musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder/neck region (2009-2011)

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Work related musculoskeletal disorders The goal of this research was to profile the prevalence of work related musculoskeletal disorders in the Irish workforce and to study a ...

Effects of dynamic shoulder movements in industrial work on shoulder discomfort and fatigue (2009-2012)

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Shoulder discomfort and fatigue To study the dynamic nature of shoulder movement in industrial work and to study the effects on shoulder discomfort and fatigue. Funded under ...

Upper trapezius fatigue during overhead electrical work (2011/2012)

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Muscle fatigue This research examines muscle fatigue of the shoulder/neck region for professional electricians on two types of standing platform. Contact: Denis Phelan and Dr ...

Measuring physical activity and energy expenditure in people with Multiple Sclerosis

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Multiple Sclerosis Funded through IRCSET Embark Scholarship for Catriona O'Dwyer. Contact: Dr. Susan Coote, Department of Physiotherapy, UL (susan.coote@ul.ie). Obesity ...

Anterior knee pain in competitive cyclists (20010-2012)

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Knee pain 3D and MRI analysis of the knee in elite competitive cyclists to examine underlying movement and pathology resulting in this form of knee pain. Contact: Thomas Kenn ...

An investigation into female maturation and its role in ACL injury (2008-2012)

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury A comparative study between healthy and previously ACL injured sports people examining movement coordination and predisposition to fur ...

Rotator cuff tendinopathy: an investigation of clinical and diagnostic ultrasound parameters before, during and after a structured exercise programme

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Rotator cuff tendinopathy The overarching aim of this research project is to image various parameters of tendon pathology (using ultrasound & MRI) in patients with rotato ...

Patient and spousal Illness beliefs/perceptions and self-report physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (2011 onwards)

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)- self-reported The purpose of this research is to measure self-reported physical activity and beliefs about physical activity of people with rheumat ...

Physical activity and psychological correlates of people with chronic low back pain (CLBP) (2008-2011)

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Chronic low back pain (CLBP) This research measures free living physical activity in people with people with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Activpal accelerometers will be val ...

Physical activity measurement in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (2009-2012)

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) This research measures free living physical activity in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Sense Wear Armband and Shimmer accelerometers will be ...

Limerick cohort study of sedentary behaviour and health indices in adolescent girls

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in young girls The purpose of this on-going study is to track the relationship between objectively measured sedentary behaviour, ph ...

Our children. Their future. Why weight?: Survey series & literature review on childhood obesity

Health Service Executive Study of obesity in children Ireland is in the throes of a global obesity pandemic. Obesity is threatening our children's wellbeing, their development and their future health as adults. Over 155 million school aged children w ...

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Ireland Study 2006: Sociodemographic Patterns in the Health Behaviours, Risk Behaviours, Health Outcomes and Social Contexts of Young People's lives

HBSC Ireland, Health Promotion Research Centre, Department of Health Promotion, School of Health Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway. Health behaviour, Attitude, School going children The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (Ireland) stu ...

Health and Lifestyle Survey for Northern Ireland (2002)

Health Promotion Agency Northern Ireland ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, HEALTH BEHAVIOUR, LIFESTYLE, SMOKING In 2002, the Health Promotion Agency for Northern Ireland (HPA) conducted a Health and Lifestyle Survey of adults in Northern Ireland (HALS). The aim of the ...

Fresh Fruit in Schools Evaluation Summary Report (2002-2004)

Health Promotion Agency Northern Ireland FRUIT, NUTRITION, SCHOOL In October 2002 the Fresh Fruit in Schools scheme was launched. The scheme has its roots in the public health strategy, Investing for Health. This strategy, developed by a cross-departmenta ...

Food Poverty Among Irish School Children

Molcho, M., Walsh, K., and Nic Gabhainn, S., Centre for Health Promotion Studies, NUI Galway ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, FOOD, FOOD ACCESS, FOOD POVERTY, SMOKING The Health Behaviour in Schoolaged Children (HBSC) is a research study conducted by an international ...

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