Amudha S Poobalan

Summary

Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Physical activity attitudes, intentions and behaviour among 18-25 year olds: a mixed method study
    Amudha S Poobalan
    Public Health Nutrition Research Group, Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:640. 2012
  2. pmc A systematic review of school-based sexual health interventions to prevent STI/HIV in sub-Saharan Africa
    Virginia A Paul-Ebhohimhen
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:4. 2008
  3. pmc Analysis of the UK recommendations on obesity based on a proposed implementation framework
    Amudha S Poobalan
    Section of Population Health, Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Polwarth Building, Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:17. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Weight loss interventions in young people (18 to 25 year olds): a systematic review
    A S Poobalan
    Section of Population Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Obes Rev 11:580-92. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of treating postnatal depression on mother-infant interaction and child development: systematic review
    A S Poobalan
    Department of Public Health, Medical School, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 191:378-86. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Long-term weight loss effects on all cause mortality in overweight/obese populations
    A S Poobalan
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Obes Rev 8:503-13. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of weight loss in overweight/obese individuals and long-term lipid outcomes--a systematic review
    A Poobalan
    Department of Child Health, Medical School, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Obes Rev 5:43-50. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint A review of chronic pain after inguinal herniorrhaphy
    Amudha S Poobalan
    University of Aberdeen Medical School, United Kingdom
    Clin J Pain 19:48-54. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of chronic chest and leg pain following cardiac surgery: a historical cohort study
    J Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Pain 104:265-73. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Chronic pain and quality of life following open inguinal hernia repair
    A S Poobalan
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Aberdeen, UK
    Br J Surg 88:1122-6. 2001

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. pmc Physical activity attitudes, intentions and behaviour among 18-25 year olds: a mixed method study
    Amudha S Poobalan
    Public Health Nutrition Research Group, Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:640. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore physical activity (PA) behaviour among 18-25 year olds with influential factors including attitudes, motivators and barriers...
  2. pmc A systematic review of school-based sexual health interventions to prevent STI/HIV in sub-Saharan Africa
    Virginia A Paul-Ebhohimhen
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:4. 2008
    ..A focused systematic review of school-based sexual health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa to prevent HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) in this age group was therefore conducted...
  3. pmc Analysis of the UK recommendations on obesity based on a proposed implementation framework
    Amudha S Poobalan
    Section of Population Health, Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Polwarth Building, Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:17. 2010
    ..The recommendations, while based on evidence, are not formulated in a way that readily leads to implementation. This paper analyses the recent UK recommendations on obesity using a proposed implementation framework...
  4. doi request reprint Weight loss interventions in young people (18 to 25 year olds): a systematic review
    A S Poobalan
    Section of Population Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Obes Rev 11:580-92. 2010
    ..Further research to understand attitudes towards healthy lifestyle and preferences of interventions is needed to develop suitable interventions for this vulnerable age group...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of treating postnatal depression on mother-infant interaction and child development: systematic review
    A S Poobalan
    Department of Public Health, Medical School, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 191:378-86. 2007
    ..Postnatal depression has detrimental effects on the child's cognitive and emotional development...
  6. ncbi request reprint Long-term weight loss effects on all cause mortality in overweight/obese populations
    A S Poobalan
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Obes Rev 8:503-13. 2007
    ..75 (0.67-0.83). There is some evidence that intentional weight loss has long-term benefits on all cause mortality for women and more so for diabetics. Long-term effects especially for men are not clear and need further investigation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of weight loss in overweight/obese individuals and long-term lipid outcomes--a systematic review
    A Poobalan
    Department of Child Health, Medical School, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Obes Rev 5:43-50. 2004
    ..Weight loss has long-term beneficial effects especially on LDL and cholesterol. Weight loss in obese patients should be encouraged and sustained...
  8. ncbi request reprint A review of chronic pain after inguinal herniorrhaphy
    Amudha S Poobalan
    University of Aberdeen Medical School, United Kingdom
    Clin J Pain 19:48-54. 2003
    ..Evidence suggests that patients with chronic pain place a considerable burden on health services. However, few scientific data on chronic pain after this common elective operation are available...
  9. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of chronic chest and leg pain following cardiac surgery: a historical cohort study
    J Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Pain 104:265-73. 2003
    ..Chronic pain following median sternotomy and saphenous vein harvesting is more common than hitherto reported and that patients undergoing CABG should be warned of this possibility...
  10. ncbi request reprint Chronic pain and quality of life following open inguinal hernia repair
    A S Poobalan
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Aberdeen, UK
    Br J Surg 88:1122-6. 2001
    ..The aim was to determine the frequency and characteristics of chronic pain following open inguinal hernia repair and to identify risk factors for its development...
  11. ncbi request reprint Quantitative assessment of chronic postsurgical pain using the McGill Pain Questionnaire
    Julie Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Clin J Pain 20:70-5. 2004
    ..Although the MPQ is frequently used as a pain measurement tool, no studies to date have compared the characteristics of chronic post-surgical pain after different surgical procedures using a quantitative scoring method...
  12. doi request reprint Obesity as an independent risk factor for elective and emergency caesarean delivery in nulliparous women--systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies
    A S Poobalan
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Obes Rev 10:28-35. 2009
    ..64 (95% confidence intervals 1.55, 1.73) in overweight and 2.23 (2.07, 2.42) in obese women. Caesarean delivery risk is increased by 50% in overweight women and is more than double for obese women compared with women with normal BMI...