student profile: Mr Aitthanatt Eitivipart


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Thesis work

Thesis title: Physical Activity and Ageing after Spinal Cord Injury: A Mixed-Methods, Cross-Cultural Approach to Health

Supervisors: Glen DAVIS , Camila QUEL DE OLIVEIRA, James MIDDLETON

Thesis abstract:

�p�Supervisor: Professor Glen M. Davis�br /� Work Plan: The Ph.D. thesis will be divided into 4+1 projects. Starting in July 2017 and intent to complete by December 2020.�br /� Objective: There are 4+1 aims within this thesis which are…�br /� O1-To critically evaluate and summarise the results of all exiting systematic reviews that have investigated the effectiveness of different physical activity, exercise and therapeutic interventions for improving aerobic fitness and muscle strength in people with SCI.�br /� O2-To validate a new neurological assessment tool for a patient with SCI and compare the result of the new neurological assessment against standard ISNCSCI score.�br /� O3-To assess the reliability and validity of the Thai version of Physical Activity Recall Assessment for People with Spinal Cord injury (PARA-SCI) and Barriers to physical activity and disability scale (B-PADS).�br /� O4-To assess the physical activities and self-efficacy in performing functional activities of daily living in Thai individuals with SCI.�br /� O4+1-)If time is permitted( To assess the physical activities and self-efficacy in performing functional activities of daily living in Australian individuals with SCI.�br /� Synopsis: This Ph.D. thesis intent to review the exiting systematic reviews relating to exercise for aerobic fitness and muscle strength for SCI, develop a new assessment tool for assessing the neurological condition of SCI, translate and validate the questionnaires to use at the regional or national level in Thailand. If time is permitted, there will be a comparable research in Australia.�br /� Background: SCI can be defined as trauma to the spinal cord leading to sensory, motor and/or autonomic function deficits. The paralysis together with the secondary medical consequences after SCI unconditionally elicits a range of SCI-associated disorders, such as reducing physical activity, lowering of physical fitness and other health-related inactivity disorders. Many studies have suggested active rehabilitation for individuals with SCI that they should perform rigorous exercises and/or maintain their physical activity level which is high enough to improve their physical health and fitness.�br /� Significance: It is very important to investigate the physical activity level and a barrier to exercise for individuals with SCI. So, we could have a norm to predict their health status and inform healthcare practitioners and policies makers about the causes that prevent them from being healthy and active SCI. The success of this Ph.D. thesis could rise national or international awareness of the health and physical activity for people with SCI.�br /� Methodologies: There are 4 methodologies used in this Ph.D. thesis which are…�br /� O1’s methodology: Overview of systematic reviews.�br /� O2’s methodology: Cross-sectional validation of the questionnaire with 3 blinded assessors.�br /� O3’ methodologies: Forward-backward translation (ENG-TH) with the reliability and validity test of the questionnaires.�br /� O4 and O4+1’ methodologies: Cross-sectional quantitative and qualitative face-to-face or telecommunication questionnaire-based interview with individuals with SCI.�/p�

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Journals

  • Eitivipart, A., Viriyarojanakul, S., Redhead, L. (2018). Musculoskeletal disorder and pain associated with smartphone use: A systematic review of biomechanical evidence. Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal, 38(2), 77-90. [More Information]

2018

  • Eitivipart, A., Viriyarojanakul, S., Redhead, L. (2018). Musculoskeletal disorder and pain associated with smartphone use: A systematic review of biomechanical evidence. Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal, 38(2), 77-90. [More Information]

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