Nora Shields

Summary

Affiliation: La Trobe University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A community-based strength training programme increases muscle strength and physical activity in young people with Down syndrome: a randomised controlled trial
    Nora Shields
    Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria 3086, Australia Allied Health Research Team, Northern Health, 1231 Plenty Road, Bundoora, VIC 3083, Australia Electronic address
    Res Dev Disabil 34:4385-94. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Getting fit for practice: an innovative paediatric clinical placement provided physiotherapy students opportunities for skill development
    Nora Shields
    Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Physiotherapy 99:159-64. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Perceived barriers and facilitators to physical activity for children with disability: a systematic review
    Nora Shields
    School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Br J Sports Med 46:989-97. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint A student-led progressive resistance training program increases lower limb muscle strength in adolescents with Down syndrome: a randomised controlled trial
    Nora Shields
    School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Vic, Australia
    J Physiother 56:187-93. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Influencing physiotherapy student attitudes toward exercise for adolescents with Down syndrome
    Nora Shields
    School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne 3086, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 33:360-6. 2011
  6. pmc A study protocol of a randomised controlled trial to investigate if a community based strength training programme improves work task performance in young adults with Down syndrome
    Nora Shields
    School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 10:17. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Self-concept in children with spina bifida compared with typically developing children
    Nora Shields
    Musculoskeletal Research Centre and the School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 50:733-43. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of safety guidelines to restrict exposure to stray radiofrequency radiation from short-wave diathermy units
    Nora Shields
    School of Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Republic of Ireland
    Phys Med Biol 49:2999-3015. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the self-concept of children with cerebral palsy compared with children without disability
    Nora Shields
    La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 48:151-7. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Self-concept of children with cerebral palsy compared with that of children without impairment
    Nora Shields
    School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 49:350-4. 2007

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. doi request reprint A community-based strength training programme increases muscle strength and physical activity in young people with Down syndrome: a randomised controlled trial
    Nora Shields
    Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria 3086, Australia Allied Health Research Team, Northern Health, 1231 Plenty Road, Bundoora, VIC 3083, Australia Electronic address
    Res Dev Disabil 34:4385-94. 2013
    ..PRT using a student mentor model helps young people with Down syndrome become stronger and more physically active but its effect on work task performance is unclear...
  2. doi request reprint Getting fit for practice: an innovative paediatric clinical placement provided physiotherapy students opportunities for skill development
    Nora Shields
    Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Physiotherapy 99:159-64. 2013
    ..The aim of this qualitative research study was to explore what physiotherapy students reported learning from an innovative paediatric placement option...
  3. doi request reprint Perceived barriers and facilitators to physical activity for children with disability: a systematic review
    Nora Shields
    School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Br J Sports Med 46:989-97. 2012
    ..The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the perceived barriers and facilitators to physical activity among children with disability...
  4. ncbi request reprint A student-led progressive resistance training program increases lower limb muscle strength in adolescents with Down syndrome: a randomised controlled trial
    Nora Shields
    School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Vic, Australia
    J Physiother 56:187-93. 2010
    ..Does progressive resistance training improve muscle strength and physical function in adolescents with Down syndrome?..
  5. doi request reprint Influencing physiotherapy student attitudes toward exercise for adolescents with Down syndrome
    Nora Shields
    School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne 3086, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 33:360-6. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether physiotherapy student attitudes towards the barriers to exercise for adolescents with Down syndrome changed as a result of participating in a 10-week exercise programme...
  6. pmc A study protocol of a randomised controlled trial to investigate if a community based strength training programme improves work task performance in young adults with Down syndrome
    Nora Shields
    School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 10:17. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate if a student-led community-based progressive resistance training programme can improve these outcomes in adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome...
  7. doi request reprint Self-concept in children with spina bifida compared with typically developing children
    Nora Shields
    Musculoskeletal Research Centre and the School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 50:733-43. 2008
    ..Children with spina bifida on average have a lower self-concept than their peers with typical development. Clinicians need to take account of this information in planning the assessment and treatment of this group...
  8. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of safety guidelines to restrict exposure to stray radiofrequency radiation from short-wave diathermy units
    Nora Shields
    School of Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Republic of Ireland
    Phys Med Biol 49:2999-3015. 2004
    ..Future guidelines should include recommendations for personnel other than physiotherapists...
  9. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the self-concept of children with cerebral palsy compared with children without disability
    Nora Shields
    La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 48:151-7. 2006
    ..There was insufficient evidence to conclude that children with CP, in general, have a lower global self-concept compared with those without disability...
  10. ncbi request reprint Self-concept of children with cerebral palsy compared with that of children without impairment
    Nora Shields
    School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 49:350-4. 2007
    ..Clinicians need to account for this when deciding on management strategies and may need to educate parents, carers, and health professionals that a lower self-concept may not necessarily be associated with a diagnosis of CP...
  11. doi request reprint Effects of a community-based progressive resistance training program on muscle performance and physical function in adults with Down syndrome: a randomized controlled trial
    Nora Shields
    Musculoskeletal Research Centre and the School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1215-20. 2008
    ..To determine whether progressive resistance training improves muscle strength, muscle endurance, and physical function in adults with Down syndrome...
  12. doi request reprint Impact of intensive upper limb rehabilitation on quality of life: a randomized trial in children with unilateral cerebral palsy
    Leanne Sakzewski
    Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 54:415-23. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether constraint-induced movement therapy is more effective than bimanual training in improving the quality of life of children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP)...
  13. doi request reprint Additional Saturday allied health services increase habitual physical activity among patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation for lower limb orthopedic conditions: a randomized controlled trial
    Casey L Peiris
    Musculoskeletal Research Centre and Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:1365-70. 2012
    ..To determine whether adults with lower limb orthopedic conditions who received additional weekend physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) demonstrated increased habitual physical activity...
  14. doi request reprint Comparing the self concept of children with cerebral palsy to the perceptions of their parents
    Nicole Dunn
    The Musculoskeletal Research Centre and the School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 31:387-93. 2009
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  15. doi request reprint Differences in habitual physical activity levels of young people with cerebral palsy and their typically developing peers: a systematic review
    Stacey L Carlon
    Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 35:647-55. 2013
    ..To systematically review and compare the daily habitual physical activity levels and sedentary times of young people with cerebral palsy to their typically developing peers and to physical activity guidelines...
  16. doi request reprint Patients value patient-therapist interactions more than the amount or content of therapy during inpatient rehabilitation: a qualitative study
    Casey L Peiris
    Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Australia
    J Physiother 58:261-8. 2012
    ..How do patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation experience physiotherapy and does their experience differ if they receive extra Saturday physiotherapy?..
  17. doi request reprint A balancing act: children's experience of modified constraint-induced movement therapy
    Rose Gilmore
    Brain Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Dev Neurorehabil 13:88-94. 2010
    ..This qualitative study explored the experiences of children participating in modified constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) within a circus-themed day camp...
  18. pmc Additional Saturday rehabilitation improves functional independence and quality of life and reduces length of stay: a randomized controlled trial
    Casey L Peiris
    Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Med 11:198. 2013
    ..Our aim was to determine what effect providing additional Saturday rehabilitation during inpatient rehabilitation had on functional independence, quality of life and length of stay compared to 5 days per week of rehabilitation...
  19. doi request reprint Patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation for lower limb orthopaedic conditions do much less physical activity than recommended in guidelines for healthy older adults: an observational study
    Casey L Peiris
    Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Australia
    J Physiother 59:39-44. 2013
    ..Are ambulant patients who are admitted for inpatient rehabilitation for a lower limb orthopaedic condition active enough to meet current physical activity guidelines?..
  20. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the outcomes of cardiovascular exercise programs for people with Down syndrome
    Karen J Dodd
    Musculoskeletal Research Centre, School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:2051-8. 2005
    ..To determine if cardiovascular exercise programs are beneficial and safe for people with Down syndrome...
  21. pmc A systematic review of the psychometric properties of Quality of Life measures for school aged children with cerebral palsy
    Stacey Carlon
    School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 10:81. 2010
    ..This systematic review aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties and clinical utility of all condition specific outcome measures used to assess quality of life (QOL) in school aged children with cerebral palsy (CP)...
  22. doi request reprint Extra physical therapy reduces patient length of stay and improves functional outcomes and quality of life in people with acute or subacute conditions: a systematic review
    Casey L Peiris
    Musculoskeletal Research Centre and School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1490-500. 2011
    ..To investigate whether extra physical therapy intervention reduces length of stay and improves patient outcomes in people with acute or subacute conditions...
  23. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic exercise in physiotherapy practice is beneficial: a summary of systematic reviews 2002-2005
    Nicholas F Taylor
    Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic, 3086, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 53:7-16. 2007
    ..Is therapeutic exercise of benefit?..
  24. doi request reprint Exercise reduces impairment and improves activity in people after some upper limb fractures: a systematic review
    Andrea Bruder
    School of Physiotherapy and Musculoskeletal Research Centre, La Trobe University, Australia
    J Physiother 57:71-82. 2011
    ..What is the effect of exercise on reducing impairment and increasing activity in the rehabilitation of people with upper limb fractures?..
  25. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the self-concept of children with cerebral palsy and perceptions of parents and teachers
    Nicole Dunn
    Musculoskeletal Research Centre, School of Physiotheraphy, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    Phys Occup Ther Pediatr 27:55-71. 2007
    ..60, 95% confidence interval -0.44-1.64). These findings suggest that routine assessment of self-concept in children with cerebral palsy by pediatric physical therapists may enlighten the goal setting process of family-centered practice...
  26. doi request reprint Efficacy of partial body weight-supported treadmill training compared with overground walking practice for children with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial
    Kate L Willoughby
    Yooralla, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:333-9. 2010
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of 9 weeks of twice-weekly partial body weight-supported treadmill training (PBWSTT) for children with cerebral palsy (CP) and moderate to severe walking difficulty compared with overground walking...
  27. doi request reprint Is participation among children with intellectual disabilities in outside school activities similar to their typically developing peers? A systematic review
    Nora Shields
    Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia and
    Dev Neurorehabil 17:64-71. 2014
    ..Given their methodological limitations and that most studies were published prior to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, further research is required. ..
  28. doi request reprint Economic Evaluation of Adult Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials in a Variety of Settings
    Natasha Kareem Brusco
    Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia Physiotherapy Services, Cabrini Health, Melbourne, Australia Electronic address
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 95:94-116.e4. 2014
    ..If there are cost differences, to report whether opting for the least expensive program setting adversely affects patient outcomes...
  29. doi request reprint Participation of children with intellectual disability compared with typically developing children
    Matthew King
    Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Res Dev Disabil 34:1854-62. 2013
    ..These differences may be due to reduced physical, cognitive and social skills in children with intellectual disability, or a lack of supportive environments...
  30. doi request reprint Physiotherapy intervention practice patterns used in rehabilitation after distal radial fracture
    Andrea M Bruder
    Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Physiotherapy 99:233-40. 2013
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Outcomes after caregiver-provided speech and language or other allied health therapy: a systematic review
    Katherine Lawler
    Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Allied Health, Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC 3086, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94:1139-60. 2013
    ..To investigate whether allied health therapy provided by caregivers improves patient outcomes...
  32. pmc A study protocol of a randomised controlled trial incorporating a health economic analysis to investigate if additional allied health services for rehabilitation reduce length of stay without compromising patient outcomes
    Nicholas F Taylor
    Eastern Health, 5 Arnold Street, Box Hill, Victoria, 3128, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:308. 2010
    ..We will also investigate the cost effectiveness and patient outcomes of such a service...