J C Nitz
Affiliation: University of Queensland
- Evidence from a cohort of able bodied adults to support the need for driver training for motorized scooters before community participationJennifer C Nitz
Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Queensland, Australia
Patient Educ Couns 70:276-80. 2008..This test endeavours to reduce the number of driving and pedestrian related accidents, by determining an acceptable level of driver skill and awareness...
- Medial-lateral postural stability in community-dwelling women over 40 years of ageJ C Nitz
Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Clin Rehabil 17:765-7. 2003..To document the change in medial-lateral balance in women aged between 40 and 80 years...
- The efficacy of a specific balance-strategy training programme for preventing falls among older people: a pilot randomised controlled trialJennifer C Nitz
Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Australia
Age Ageing 33:52-8. 2004..older people participate in exercise programmes to reduce the risk of falls but no study has investigated a specific balance strategy training intervention presented in a workstation format for small groups...
- Falling is not just for older women: support for pre-emptive prevention intervention before 60J C Nitz
University of Queensland, Physiotherapy, Brisbane, Australia
Climacteric 11:461-6. 2008..This study aimed to report falls and identify factors that might predict a fall in women aged between 40 and 80 years and thus provide evidence of earlier falls and need for morbidity preventive intervention...
- Is the Wii Fit a new-generation tool for improving balance, health and well-being? A pilot studyJ C Nitz
University of Queensland, Physiotherapy, St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
Climacteric 13:487-91. 2010..The Nintendo Wii Fit is a new product that is purported to improve balance, strength, flexibility, fitness and general well-being. Currently, there are no controlled trials published to support such claims...
- Age-related changes in strength and somatosensation during midlife: rationale for targeted preventive intervention programsNancy L Low Choy
Division of Physiotherapy, SHRS, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Brisbane, Australia
Ann N Y Acad Sci 1114:180-93. 2007....
- A specific inpatient aquatic physiotherapy program improves strength after total hip or knee replacement surgery: a randomized controlled trialAnn E Rahmann
Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:745-55. 2009..To evaluate the effect of inpatient aquatic physiotherapy in addition to usual ward physiotherapy on the recovery of strength, function, and gait speed after total hip or knee replacement surgery...
- Changes in activity level in women aged 40-80 yearsJ C Nitz
Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
Climacteric 10:408-15. 2007..The purpose of this study was to report habitual physical activity levels in women and document the change in level of activity and factors affecting this change over a 5-year period...
- Positive effects of exercise on falls and fracture risk in osteopenic womenS R Hourigan
Division of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072 Brisbane, Australia
Osteoporos Int 19:1077-86. 2008..This study supports a preventative exercise approach that aims to reduce risk factors for fractures and falls, in women already at risk, through balance training and weight-bearing activity...
- Somatosensation, circulation and stance balance in elderly dysvascular transtibial amputeesTammie M Quai
Physiotherapy Department, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
Clin Rehabil 19:668-76. 2005..CONCLUSIONS: Compromised lower limb somatosensation and circulation was linked with poor balance and a history of frequent falls in the elderly dysvascular amputee population...
- A longitudinal physical profile assessment of skeletal muscle manifestations in myotonic dystrophyJ C Nitz
Department of Physiotherapy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Clin Rehabil 13:64-73. 1999..To develop an assessment that describes the skeletal muscle manifestations in myotonic dystrophy subjects and then use it to quantify the presentation of skeletal muscle disability and to show change over time...
- Clinimetric evaluation of the physical mobility scale supports clinicians and researchers in residential aged careAnna L Barker
Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:2140-5. 2008..To investigate the interrater agreement and the internal construct validity of the Physical Mobility Scale, a tool routinely used to assess mobility of people living in residential aged care...
- Sitting position affects participative interaction of immobile aged care residents: a pilot studyJ Lauren Hammer
The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
Australas J Ageing 28:12-5. 2009..To determine the effect of sitting position (reclined versus upright) on the levels of participative interaction and spontaneous communication of immobile and totally dependent aged care residents...
- Normal values of balance tests in women aged 20-80Rosemary C Isles
University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1367-72. 2004..To determine normal values for four commonly used clinical functional balance tests from community-dwelling women aged 20 to 80 and to identify any significant decline due to aging...