Health, Sport and Human Performance


This community houses research from the Te Huataki Waiora School of Health (HSHP) at the University of Waikato.

Collections in Health, Sport and Human Performance

  • Original ArticleDaytime naps improve afternoon power and perceptual measures in elite rugby union athletes - A randomized cross-over trial

    Teece, Angus R.; Beaven, Christopher Martyn; Argus, Christos K.; Gill, Nicholas D.; Driller, Matthew W. (Oxford University Press, 2023-05-08)
    Daytime napping are used by elite athletes in both training and match-day settings. Currently, there are limited interventional studies on the efficacy of napping on physical performance in elite team-sport athletes. ...
  • Positive Effects of Blue Light on Postural Control and Motor Coordination in Older Adults: A Pilot Study

    Beaven, Christopher Martyn; Uiga, Liis; Hébert-Losier, Kim (2021-12-06)
    Purpose: Falls are a risk factor for mortality in older adults. Light interventions can improve cognitive function and performance in motor tasks, but the potential impact on postural control with relevance to falling is ...
  • Devices to measure calf raise test outcomes: A narrative review.

    Fernandez, Ma.Roxanne; Hébert-Losier, Kim (John Wiley & Sons, 2023-07-13)
    BACKGROUND: The calf raise test (CRT) is commonly administered without a device in clinics to measure triceps surae muscle function. To standardise and objectively quantify outcomes, researchers use research-grade or ...
  • Mental Rehearsal Improves Passing Skill and Stress Resilience in Rugby Players.

    Beaven, Christopher Martyn; Kilduff, Liam P.; Cook, Christian J. (Sciendo, 2023-08-01)
    PURPOSE: Mental rehearsal is commonly employed, with positive visualization proposed to enhance complex skill performance. Additionally, video stimulus has been associated with enhanced kinesthetic sensations and rapid ...
  • Do‐it‐yourself continuous glucose monitoring in people aged 16 to 69 years with type 1 diabetes: A qualitative study

    Sehgal, Shekhar; Boucsein, Alisa; Styles, Sara; Palmer, Octavia; Paul, Ryan G.; Crocket, Hamish Robert; de Bock, Martin; Wheeler, Benjamin J. (Wiley, 2023-06-18)
    Aims: In many countries, real-time continuous glucose monitoring (rt- CGM) is not funded, and cost presents a barrier to access. A do-it-yourself conversion of intermittently scanned CGM (DIY- CGM) is a cheaper ...
  • Provable Non-Frameability for 5G Lawful Interception

    Boeira, Felipe; Asplund, Mikael; Barcellos, Marinho (ACM, 2023-05-29)
    Mobile networks have grown in size and relevance, with novel applications in areas including transportation, finance, and health. The wide use of mobile networks generates rich data about users, raising interest in using ...
  • High exposure of global tree diversity to human pressure.

    Guo, Wen-Yong; Serra-Diaz, Joseph M.; Schrodt, Franziska; Eiserhardt, WL; Maitner, BS; Merow, C; Violle, C; Anand, M; Belluau, M; Bruun, HH; Byun, C; Catford, JA; Cerabolini, BEL; Chacón-Madrigal, E; Ciccarelli, D; Cornelissen, JHC; Dang-Le, AT; de Frutos, A; Dias, AS; Giroldo, AB; Guo, K; Gutiérrez, AG; Hattingh, W; He, T; Hietz, P; Hough-Snee, N; Jansen, S; Kattge, J; Klein, T; Komac, B; Kraft, NJB; Kramer, K; Lavorel, S; Lusk, Christopher H.; Martin, AR; Mencuccini, M; Michaletz, ST; Minden, V; Mori, AS; Niinemets, Ü; Onoda, Y; Peñuelas, J; Pillar, VD; Pisek, J; Robroek, BJM; Schamp, B; Slot, M; Sosinski, ÊE; Soudzilovskaia, NA; Thiffault, N; van Bodegom, P; van der Plas, F; Wright, IJ; Xu, W-B; Zheng, J; Enquist, BJ; Svenning, J-C (PNAS, 2022-06-21)
    Safeguarding Earth's tree diversity is a conservation priority due to the importance of trees for biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services such as carbon sequestration. Here, we improve the foundation for effective ...
  • Too many Māori and Asian people are drowning – can better cultural understanding reverse the trend?

    Wheaton, Belinda; Liu, Lucen (The Conversation Media Group Ltd, 2022-12-20)
    The article discusses the high rate of drownings in New Zealand, particularly among Māori and Asian communities. It highlights the need for culturally specific water safety education to address this issue. The Asian ...
  • Outcomes from colonoscopy following referral from New Zealand general practice: a retrospective analysis

    Lawrenson, Ross; Moosa, Sheena; Warren, Judy; van Dalen, Ralph; Chepulis, Lynne; Blackmore, Tania; Lao, Chunhuan; Mayo, Christopher; Kidd, Jacquie; Firth, Melissa; Stokes, Tim; Elwood, Mark; Weller, David; Emery, Joh (BMC, 2021-12-15)
    Background: New Zealand has high rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) but poor outcomes. Most patients with CRC are diagnosed following referral from general practice, where a general practitioner (GP) assesses symptoms according ...
  • The Attempted Grobalization of Parkour by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique

    Puddle, Damien; Wheaton, Belinda (Informa UK Limited, 2023-01-01)
    On December 3rd, 2018, the 82nd Congress of the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), voted to include parkour as the FIG’s 8th gymnastic discipline. Unlike, trampoline and acrobatic gymnastics, which became ...
  • New Premier League season begins … but child abuse scandal hangs heavy over football

    Wheaton, Belinda (The Conversation Media Group Ltd, 2017-08-10)
    The new Premier League football season is starting with record spending on new talent. It marks the 25th anniversary of the Premier League and begins with a Friday night game between Arsenal and Leicester. Players are also ...
  • Women’s surfing riding wave towards gender equity

    Thorpe, Holly; Wheaton, Belinda (The Conversation Media Group Ltd, 2018-10-01)
    The World Surfing League (WSL) has made history by becoming the first US-based global sporting league to offer equal pay to male and female competitors. This landmark decision comes after years of women's activism, ...
  • Sportswomen still face sexism, but feminism can help achieve a level playing field

    Wheaton, Belinda (The Conversation Media Group Ltd, 2017-07-29)
    Female athletes and leaders are undeniably more visible and increasingly successful in sport – putting in incredible performances both on and off the field. But these achievements still occur in a male defined sport sector ...
  • PIMP Your Stride: Preferred Running Form to Guide Individualized Injury Rehabilitation

    Gindre, Cyrille; Breine, Bastiaan; Patoz, Aurélien; Hébert-Losier, Kim; Thouvenot, Adrien; Mourot, Laurent; Lussiana, Thibault (Frontiers Media SA, 2022-05-31)
    Despite the wealth of research on injury prevention and biomechanical risk factors for running related injuries, their incidence remains high. It was suggested that injury prevention and reconditioning strategies should ...
  • New exact Betchov-like relation for the helicity flux in homogeneous turbulence

    Capocci, Damiano; Johnson, Perry L.; Oughton, Sean; Biferale, Luca; Linkmann, Moritz (Cambridge University Press, 2023-05-11)
    In homogeneous and isotropic turbulence, the relative contributions of different physical mechanisms to the energy cascade can be quantified by an exact decomposition of the energy flux (Johnson, Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. ...
  • The associations between physical-test performance and match performance in women’s rugby sevens players

    Sella, Francesco Stefano; Hopkins, William G.; Beaven, Christopher Martyn; McMaster, Daniel Travis; Gill, Nicholas D.; Hébert-Losier, Kim (Termedia Publishing House, and Institute of Sport – National Research Institute, Poland., 2022-11-18)
    Evaluating the relationships between physical-test and match performance in team sports could be useful for training prescription and athlete evaluation. Here we investigated these relationships in women’s Rugby Sevens. ...
  • Construction and demolition waste repurposed for heavy metal ion removal from wastewater: a review of current approaches

    Ranaweera, K. H.; Grainger, Megan N.C.; French, A. D.; Mucalo, Michael R. (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2023-06-13)
    Over the past few decades, the world is facing critical water supply problems caused by the relentless increase of global human populations and the associated rise of anthropogenic activities. Heavy metals are among the ...
  • Clinical Implications of Hand Position and Lower Limb Length Measurement Method on Y-Balance Test Scores and Interpretations

    Hebert-Losier, Kim (NATL ATHLETIC TRAINERS ASSOC INC, 2017-10-01)
    Context:  The Lower Quarter Y-Balance Test (LQ-YBT) was developed to provide an effective and efficient screen for injury risk in sports. Earlier protocol recommendations for the LQ-YBT involved the athlete placing the ...
  • Small Performance Effects of a Practical Mixed-Methods Cooling Strategy in Elite Team Sport Athletes

    Fenemor, Stephen Paul; Gill, Nicholas D.; Driller, Matthew W.; Mills, Blair Stephen; Sella, Francesco; Beaven, Christopher Martyn (2022-09-27)
    Purpose: The ingestion of ice slurry and application of ice towels can elicit favorable physiological, perceptual, and performance benefits when used individually; however, the combined use and effectiveness of these ...
  • Gait Analysis of Running and the Management of Common Injuries

    Hebert-Losier, Kim; Sinsurin, Komsak (Elsevier Health Sciences, 2023-03-01)
    The book describes both normal and pathological gait and covers the range of simple and complex methods available to perform gait analysis.

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