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Key Irish projects

The Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study 2010

11.6.2012 The Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study 2010   This report presents data from the HBSC Ireland 2010, the Irish Health Behaviour in Schoolaged Children survey. The 2010 HBSC survey is the fourth time that data of this kind ...

The Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study 2006

24.6.2007 The Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study 2006 This report presents data from the HBSC Ireland 2006, the Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey. The 2006 HBSC survey is the third time that data of this kind h ...

Ergoman: Ergonomics competencies in professional ergonomics(2009-2011)

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Ergonomics instruction The aim of the research is to develop a training model for ergonomics instruction. The research is funded by LEONARDO. Contact: Aileen Jackson, PhD Stu ...

Evaluation of the physiological effects of whole-body cryotherapy

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Whole body cryotherapy treatment This work examines the effects of the popular but poorly researched-110 C whole body cryotherapy treatment on skin, muscle and core temperatu ...

Human skeletal muscle myokine release

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Regulation of myokine release from muscle by exercise The purpose of this research is to investigate the regulation of myokine release from muscle by exercise. The research i ...

Regulation of adiponectin intracellular trafficking and secretion by FIP proteins

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick The role of FIP proteins The purpose of this research is to elucidate the role of FIP proteins in adioonectin secretion from adipocytes. The research was funded by Diabetes U ...

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 ...

Creation of 'virtual' subjects to examine variability within human movement (2008-2012)

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Human movement variability This research involves the development of mathematical and computer models to examine human movement variability using elite golfers. Funded under ...

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 ...

Acute effects of exercise on cognitive function in older people

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Cognitive function in older people This project explored the potential of bouts of acute exercise to transiently improve cognitive function in older people. This is a collabo ...

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 ...

National Registry of Deliberate Self Harm Ireland, Annual Report 2003

National Suicide Research Foundation Intentional self harm The National Registry of Deliberate Self Harm is a national system of population monitoring for the occurrence of deliberate self harm. It has been established, at the request of the Department of ...