Browsing by Author "O'Donnell, Shannon Lea"

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  • Effect of footwear on Y-Balance Test performance & risk categorisation

    Beaven, Christopher Martyn; O'Donnell, Shannon Lea; Hébert-Losier, Kim (2018)
    Introduction: The Y-Balance Test (YBT) assesses dynamic balance and screens for injury risk. However, there are inconsistent recommendations regarding footwear use during testing. Methods: Forty-two volunteers (26 females, ...
  • From pillow to podium: a review on understanding sleep for elite athletes

    O'Donnell, Shannon Lea; Beaven, Christopher Martyn; Driller, Matthew W. (Dove Medical Press, 2018)
    Sleep is considered vital to human health and well-being, and is critical to physiological and cognitive functioning. Elite athletes experience high training and competition demands, and are often exposed to various factors, ...
  • The Influence of Match-Day Napping in Elite Female Netball Athletes

    O'Donnell, Shannon Lea; Beaven, Christopher Martyn; Driller, Matthew W. (Human Kinetics, 2018)
    Purpose: To assess the effect of match-day napping and duration of naps on perceptual and performance indices in elite female netball players over two consecutive netball seasons. Methods: Fourteen elite female netball ...
  • Melatonin and sleep responses following exercise in elite female athletes

    O'Donnell, Shannon Lea; Beaven, Christopher Martyn; Jacobson, Gregory M.; Bird, Steve; Driller, Matthew W. (2019)
    Objective: To determine the melatonin concentrations and subsequent sleep indices of elite netball athletes following a training day when compared to a control day. Methods: Ten elite female netball athletes (mean ± SD; ...
  • Sleep and stress hormone responses to training and competition in elite female athletes

    O'Donnell, Shannon Lea; Bird, Steve; Jacobson, Gregory M.; Driller, Matthew W. (Taylor & Francis, 2018)
    Stress hormone and sleep differences in a competition versus training setting are yet to be evaluated in elite female team-sport athletes. The aim of the current study was to evaluate salivary cortisol and perceptual stress ...