Dr Zoe McKeough

BAppSc(Physiotherapy) with distinction PhD
Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy

C43O - O Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9269
Fax +61 2 9351 9278

Website Lung & Heart Physiotherapy Research Group

Biographical details

Dr Zoe McKeough is a Senior Lecturer with the cardiopulmonary physiotherapy team within the Discipline of Physiotherapy. Her research focuses on exercise testing and training for people with a variety of respiratory disorders such as COPD, CF and dust-related lung disease.

Teaching and supervision

  • Cardiopulmonary physiotherapy team leader

  • Advanced units team leadef

Themes

Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences

Selected grants

2013

  • A randomized controlled trial (RCT) of telerehabilitation on exercise capacity, physical activity and quality of life in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): The TeleR study; McKeough Z, Tsai L, Mcnamara R, McKenzie D, Alison J; NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation/Partnership Project.

2012

  • A randomised controlled trial of supplemental oxygen versus medical air in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Supplemental Oxygen in Pulmonary Rehabilitation Trial (SuppORT); Alison J, McDonald C, McKeough Z, Jenkins S, Holland A, Hill K, Morris N; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2009

  • Optimising outcomes for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Evaluation of Walking Training; Alison J, Jenkins S, Eastwood P, Jenkins C, Hillman D, McKeough Z; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Does short-form Sun-style Tai Chi improve exercise capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?: a single-blind, randomised controlled trial; Leung W, Alison J, McKeough Z; Physiotherapy Research Foundation/Research Support.

2008

  • Effect of exercise training on quality of life and exercise capacityin dust-related lung disease; Alison J, Corte P, McKeough Z, Bye P; Workers Compensation Dust Diseases Board of New South Wales/Research and Community Support Grants Scheme.
  • Pulmonary and Exercise Testing in Chronic Disease: Vmax Encore System.; Alison J, McKeough Z, Harmer A, Mackey M, Orr R; Faculty of Health Sciences/Equipment Development Grant.
  • Effect of exercise training on quality of life and exercise capacity in people with dust-related lun; Alison J, McKeough Z, Corte P, Bye P; Workers Compensation Dust Diseases Board of New South Wales/Research Support.
  • SenseWear Body Monitoring System; Maher C, McKeough Z, Latimer J, Sherrington C, Herbert R, Refshauge K, Crosbie W, Kilbreath S, Alison J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2015). Acceptability of the aquatic environment for exercise trainingby people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease withphysical comorbidities: Additional results from a randomisedcontrolled trial. Physiotherapy, Article in Press(DOI: 10.1016/j.physio.2014.09.002). [More Information]
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2015). Experiences and perceptions of the short-form Sun-style Tai Chi training in Caucasians with COPD. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Article in Press. [More Information]
  • Walsh, J., Morris, N., McKeough, Z., Yerkovich, S., Paratz, J. (2014). A Simple Clinical Measure of Quadriceps Muscle Strength Identifies Responders to Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Pulmonary Medicine, 2014, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Alsaadi, S., McAuley, J., Hush, J., Bartlett, D., McKeough, Z., Grunstein, R., Dungan, G., Maher, C. (2014). Assessing sleep disturbance in low back pain: the validity of portable instruments. PloS One, 9(4), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Wootton (nee Watts), S., Ng, C., McKeough, Z., Jenkins, S., Hill, K., Alison, J. (2014). Estimating endurance shuttle walk test speed using the six minute walk test in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 11(2), 89-94. [More Information]
  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2014). Evaluating the need for two incremental shuttle walk tests during a maintenance exercise program in people with COPD. Physiotherapy, 100(2), 123-127. [More Information]
  • Dale, M., McKeough, Z., Munoz, P., Corte, P., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2014). Exercise training for asbestos-related and other dust-related respiratory diseases: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 14(1, Article Number 180), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Wootton (nee Watts), S., Ng, C., McKeough, Z., Jenkins, S., Hill, K., Eastwood, P., Hillman, D., Cecins, N., Spencer, L., Jenkins, C., Alison, J. (2014). Ground-based walking training improves quality of life and exercise capacity in COPD. European Respiratory Journal, 44(4), 885-894. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2014). Physical comorbidities affect physical activity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A prospective cohort study. Respirology, 19(6), 866-872. [More Information]
  • Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2014). Pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD: Are programs with minimal exercise equipment effective? Journal of Thoracic Disease, 6(11), 1606-1614. [More Information]
  • Williams, M., Lewis, L., McKeough, Z., Holland, A., Lee, A., McNamara, R., Phillips, A., Wiles, L., Knapman, L., Wootton (nee Watts), S., Milross, M., et al (2014). Reporting of exercise attendance rates for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review. Respirology, 19(1), 30-37. [More Information]
  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2013). A Survey of Opinions and Attitudes Toward Exercise Following a 12-month Maintenance Exercise Program for People with COPD. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 24(3), 30-35.
  • Dale, M., McKeough, Z., Munoz, P., Corte, P., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2013). Functional exercise capacity and health-related quality of life in people with asbestos related pleural disease: an observational study. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 13(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Walsh, J., McKeough, Z., Morris, N., Chang, A., Yerkovich, S., Seale, H., Paratz, J. (2013). Metabolic Disease and Participant Age Are Independent Predictors of Response to Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 33(4), 249-256. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Obesity in COPD: the effect of water-based exercise. European Respiratory Journal, 42(6), 1737-1739. [More Information]
  • Walsh, J., McKeough, Z., Morris, N., Paratz, J. (2013). Performance-based criteria are used in participant selection for pulmonary rehabilitation programs. Australian Health Review, 37(3), 331-336. [More Information]
  • Walsh, J., McKeough, Z., Morris, N., Yerkovich, S., Wood, M., Paratz, J. (2013). Seasonal variation and living alone are related to pulmonary rehabilitation non-completion. World Journal of Respirology, 3(2), 29-37. [More Information]
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2013). Short-form Sun-style T'ai Chi as an exercise training modality in people with COPD. European Respiratory Journal, 41(5), 1051-1057. [More Information]
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Alison, J. (2013). Tai Chi as a form of exercise training in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, 7(6), 587-592. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Water-based exercise in COPD with physical co-morbidities: a randomised controlled trial. European Respiratory Journal, 41(6), 1284-1291. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Water-based exercise training for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12, 1-49. [More Information]
  • McKeough, Z., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2012). Arm exercise training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A randomised controlled trial. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 9(3), 153-162. [More Information]
  • Soysa, S., McKeough, Z., Spencer, L., Alison, J. (2012). Effects of maintenance programs on exercise capacity and quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Physical Therapy Reviews, 17(5), 335-345. [More Information]
  • Leung, W., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Peters, M. (2011). A study design to investigate the effect of short-form Sun-style Tai Chi in improving functional exercise capacity, physical performance, balance and health related quality of life in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Contemporary Clinical Trials, 32(2), 267-272. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Daviskas, E., Bye, P. (2011). Effects of Exercise on Respiratory Flow and Sputum Properties in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis. Chest, 139(4), 870-877. [More Information]
  • Dale, M., McKeough, Z., Troosters, T., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2011). Exercise training to improve exercise capacity and quality of life in people with non-malignant dust-related respiratory diseases (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (10), CD009385-1-CD009385-8. [More Information]
  • McKeough, Z., Leung, W., Alison, J. (2011). Shuttle Walk Tests As Outcome Measures: Are Two Incremental Shuttle Walk Tests And Two Endurance Shuttle Walk Tests Necessary? American Journal Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90(1), 35-39. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2011). Water-based exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Physical Therapy Reviews, 16(1), 25-30. [More Information]
  • Leung, W., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Peters, M. (2010). Ground walk training improves functional exercise capacity more than cycle training in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy, 56(2), 105-112. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2010). Water-based exercise training for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1(CD008290), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Elkins, M., Bye, P. (2009). Evaluation of the SenseWear activity monitor during exercise in cystic fibrosis and in health. Respiratory Medicine, 103(10), 1511-1517. [More Information]
  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2009). Maintaining benefits following pulmonary rehabilitation: a randomised controlled trial. European Respiratory Journal, 35(3), 571-577. [More Information]
  • Ennis, S., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2009). The effects of arm endurance and strength training on arm exercise capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Physical Therapy Reviews, 14(4), 226-239. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Elkins, M., Bye, P. (2008). Evaluation of the SenseWear Pro3 Armband to measure energy expenditure during treadmill walking in CF and healthy age-matched control subjects. Pediatric Pulmonology, 43(supplement 31), p386: A514-p386.
  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Daviskas, E., Bye, P. (2008). Exercise aids airway clearance by increasing respiratory flow rates and decreasing mucus viscoelasticity in CF. Pediatric Pulmonology, 43(Supplement31), p386: A513-p386.
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Speers, B., Bye, P. (2008). Physiological responses to high intensity, constant-load arm exercise in COPD. Respiratory Medicine, 102, 348-353. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Daviskas, E., Bye, P. (2008). Within-subject variability of mucus viscoelasticity and solids content of spontaneously expectorated sputum is higher in samples collected on different days than in samples collected on the same day for CF adults. Pediatric Pulmonology, 43(supplement 31), p242-A121.
  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2007). Do supervised weekly exercise programs maintain functional exercise capacity & quality of life, twelve months after pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD? B M C Pulmonary Medicine, 7(Article 7), 7-1-7-6.
  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2007). Six-Minute Walk Test as an Outcome Measure: Are Two Six-Minute Walk Tests Necessary Immediately After Pulmonary Rehabilitation and at Three-Month Follow-up? American Journal Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 86(11), 1-5. [More Information]
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bye, P., Trenell, M., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, C., Kemp, G. (2006). Exercise capacity and quadriceps muscle metabolism following training in subjects with COPD. Respiratory Medicine, 100(10), 1817-1825. [More Information]
  • Soni, R., McKeough, Z., Dobbin, C., Young, I. (2005). Gas exchange and exercise tolerance following bullectomy. Respirology, 10(1), 120-123.
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bayfield, M., Bye, P. (2005). Supported and unsupported arm exercise capacity following lung volume reduction surgery: a pilot study. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 2(2), 59-65. [More Information]
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bayfield, M., Bye, P. (2004). Reduction in resting energy expenditure following lung volume reduction surgery in subjects with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 1(4), 197-202.
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bye, P. (2003). Arm exercise capacity and dyspnea ratings in subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 23, 218-225.
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bye, P. (2003). Arm positioning alters lung volumes in subjects with COPD and healthy subjects. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 49(2), 133-137.

Conferences

  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2013). Acceptability of short-form Sun-style Tai Chi in people with COPD. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Williams, M., Lewis, L., McKeough, Z., Holland, A., Lee, A., Mcnamara, R., Phillips, A., Wiles, L., Dowman, L., Wootton (nee Watts), S., Milross, M., et al (2013). Associations between exercise sessions and improvements in exercise outcomes in people with COPD. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2013). Does Short-Form Sun Style Tai Chi improve exercise capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? A single-blind, randomised controlled trial. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Wootton (nee Watts), S., Ng, C., McKeough, Z., Jenkins, S., Hill, K., Eastwood, P., Hillman, D., Jenkins, C., Cecins, N., Spencer, L., Alison, J. (2013). Effects of ground walking training in COPD: A Randomised Controlled Trial. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Spencer, L., McKeough, Z., Alison, J. (2013). Four years after the completion of a maintenance exercise program: Have quality of life and exercise capacity been maintained? APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Laying down the truth-sedentary behaviour in people with COPD with physical co-morbidities. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Mesquita, R., Pitta, F., Donaire-Gonzalez, D., Deering, B., Patel, M., Mitchell, K., Alison, J., van Gestel, A., Zogg, S., Garcia-Aymerich, J., Jenkins, C., McKeough, Z., Wootton (nee Watts), S., et al (2013). Objective moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in 1064 patients with COPD after stratifi cation for gender, FEV1 and BMI. European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2013, United Kingdom: European Respiratory Society.
  • Tsai, L., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Physical activity levels improve in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease following hospitalisation for an acute exacerbation. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Tsai, L., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Physical activity levels in people hospitalised with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Walsh, J., McKeough, Z., Morris, N., Yerkovich, S., Wood, M., Paratz, J. (2013). Seasonal variation and living alone are related to non-completion in a pulmonary rehabilitation program. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Alison, J., Bye, P., McKeough, Z. (2013). Upper limb strength and lung function as determinants of upper limb work capacity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Barrack, C., Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Roberts, M. (2013). Webex proves a winner for NSW pulmonary rehabilitation education. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Williams, M., Lewis, L., McKeough, Z., Holland, A., Lee, A., Mcnamara, R., Phillips, A., Wiles, L., Knapman, L., Wootton (nee Watts), S., Milross, M., et al (2012). Attendance vs prescription: Exercise attendance rates for people with COPD: Systematic review. European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2012, United Kingdom: European Respiratory Society.
  • Walsh, J., Morris, N., McKeough, Z., Yerkovich, S., Seale, H., Paratz, J. (2012). Quadriceps muscle weakness identifies responders to pulmonary rehabilitation. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2012). Short-form Sun-style Tai Chi as an exercise training modality in people with COPD: A randomised controlled trial. European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2012, United Kingdom: European Respiratory Society.
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2012). Tai chi improves walking capacity, balance, quadriceps strength and quality of life in people with COPD. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2012). Tai Chi, like it or not? The COPD experience. European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2012, United Kingdom: European Respiratory Society.
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2012). The Tai Chi Experience in People with COPD. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Alison, J., Bye, P., McKeough, Z. (2012). Upper limb strength and lung function as determinants of upper limb work capacity in COPD. European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2012, United Kingdom: European Respiratory Society.
  • Wootton (nee Watts), S., Ng, C., McKeough, Z., Jenkins, S., Hill, K., Eastwood, P., Hillman, D., Jenkins, C., Alison, J. (2012). Walk speeds for the six minute walk test and endurance shuttle walk test are similar in people with COPD. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Mcnamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2012). Water-based exercise training for COPD: A Cochrane Review. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Spencer, L., McKeough, Z., Alison, J. (2012). Where are they now? Four years after the completion of a maintenance exercise program in people with COPD. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Dale, M., McKeough, Z., Munoz, P., Corte, P., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2011). Exercise training improves exercise capacity and quality of life in people with dust-related respiratory diseases: a randomised controlled trial. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Walsh, J., Paratz, J., McKeough, Z. (2011). Investigation of criteria used in participant selection of pulmonary rehabilitation programs in Australia. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Wootton (nee Watts), S., Ng, L., McKeough, Z., Jenkins, S., Hill, K., Eastwood, P., Hillman, D., Jenkins, C., Alison, J. (2011). Relationship Between Six-Minute Walk Distance (6MWD) and Average Daily Physical Activity Levels in People with COPD. Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting 2011, Victoria, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2011). Sun-style Tai Chi achieves a moderate exercise training intensity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • McKeough, Z., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2011). The effect of endurance training and strength training on arm exercise capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomised controlled trial. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Alison, J., Jenkins, S., Holland, A., Spencer, L., Hill, C., Cafarella, P., McKeough, Z., Allan, H. (2011). The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit: access, user profile and impact. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.

Other

  • Alison, J., Barrack, C., Cafarella, P., Frith, P., Hanna, C., Hill, C., Holland, A., Jenkins, S., Meinhardt, J., McDonald, C., McKeough, Z., Spencer, L., et al (2009), The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit.

2015

  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2015). Acceptability of the aquatic environment for exercise trainingby people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease withphysical comorbidities: Additional results from a randomisedcontrolled trial. Physiotherapy, Article in Press(DOI: 10.1016/j.physio.2014.09.002). [More Information]
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2015). Experiences and perceptions of the short-form Sun-style Tai Chi training in Caucasians with COPD. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Article in Press. [More Information]

2014

  • Walsh, J., Morris, N., McKeough, Z., Yerkovich, S., Paratz, J. (2014). A Simple Clinical Measure of Quadriceps Muscle Strength Identifies Responders to Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Pulmonary Medicine, 2014, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Alsaadi, S., McAuley, J., Hush, J., Bartlett, D., McKeough, Z., Grunstein, R., Dungan, G., Maher, C. (2014). Assessing sleep disturbance in low back pain: the validity of portable instruments. PloS One, 9(4), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Wootton (nee Watts), S., Ng, C., McKeough, Z., Jenkins, S., Hill, K., Alison, J. (2014). Estimating endurance shuttle walk test speed using the six minute walk test in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 11(2), 89-94. [More Information]
  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2014). Evaluating the need for two incremental shuttle walk tests during a maintenance exercise program in people with COPD. Physiotherapy, 100(2), 123-127. [More Information]
  • Dale, M., McKeough, Z., Munoz, P., Corte, P., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2014). Exercise training for asbestos-related and other dust-related respiratory diseases: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 14(1, Article Number 180), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Wootton (nee Watts), S., Ng, C., McKeough, Z., Jenkins, S., Hill, K., Eastwood, P., Hillman, D., Cecins, N., Spencer, L., Jenkins, C., Alison, J. (2014). Ground-based walking training improves quality of life and exercise capacity in COPD. European Respiratory Journal, 44(4), 885-894. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2014). Physical comorbidities affect physical activity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A prospective cohort study. Respirology, 19(6), 866-872. [More Information]
  • Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2014). Pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD: Are programs with minimal exercise equipment effective? Journal of Thoracic Disease, 6(11), 1606-1614. [More Information]
  • Williams, M., Lewis, L., McKeough, Z., Holland, A., Lee, A., McNamara, R., Phillips, A., Wiles, L., Knapman, L., Wootton (nee Watts), S., Milross, M., et al (2014). Reporting of exercise attendance rates for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review. Respirology, 19(1), 30-37. [More Information]

2013

  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2013). A Survey of Opinions and Attitudes Toward Exercise Following a 12-month Maintenance Exercise Program for People with COPD. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 24(3), 30-35.
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2013). Acceptability of short-form Sun-style Tai Chi in people with COPD. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Williams, M., Lewis, L., McKeough, Z., Holland, A., Lee, A., Mcnamara, R., Phillips, A., Wiles, L., Dowman, L., Wootton (nee Watts), S., Milross, M., et al (2013). Associations between exercise sessions and improvements in exercise outcomes in people with COPD. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2013). Does Short-Form Sun Style Tai Chi improve exercise capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? A single-blind, randomised controlled trial. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Wootton (nee Watts), S., Ng, C., McKeough, Z., Jenkins, S., Hill, K., Eastwood, P., Hillman, D., Jenkins, C., Cecins, N., Spencer, L., Alison, J. (2013). Effects of ground walking training in COPD: A Randomised Controlled Trial. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Spencer, L., McKeough, Z., Alison, J. (2013). Four years after the completion of a maintenance exercise program: Have quality of life and exercise capacity been maintained? APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Dale, M., McKeough, Z., Munoz, P., Corte, P., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2013). Functional exercise capacity and health-related quality of life in people with asbestos related pleural disease: an observational study. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 13(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Laying down the truth-sedentary behaviour in people with COPD with physical co-morbidities. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Walsh, J., McKeough, Z., Morris, N., Chang, A., Yerkovich, S., Seale, H., Paratz, J. (2013). Metabolic Disease and Participant Age Are Independent Predictors of Response to Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 33(4), 249-256. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Obesity in COPD: the effect of water-based exercise. European Respiratory Journal, 42(6), 1737-1739. [More Information]
  • Mesquita, R., Pitta, F., Donaire-Gonzalez, D., Deering, B., Patel, M., Mitchell, K., Alison, J., van Gestel, A., Zogg, S., Garcia-Aymerich, J., Jenkins, C., McKeough, Z., Wootton (nee Watts), S., et al (2013). Objective moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in 1064 patients with COPD after stratifi cation for gender, FEV1 and BMI. European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2013, United Kingdom: European Respiratory Society.
  • Walsh, J., McKeough, Z., Morris, N., Paratz, J. (2013). Performance-based criteria are used in participant selection for pulmonary rehabilitation programs. Australian Health Review, 37(3), 331-336. [More Information]
  • Tsai, L., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Physical activity levels improve in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease following hospitalisation for an acute exacerbation. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Tsai, L., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Physical activity levels in people hospitalised with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Walsh, J., McKeough, Z., Morris, N., Yerkovich, S., Wood, M., Paratz, J. (2013). Seasonal variation and living alone are related to non-completion in a pulmonary rehabilitation program. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Walsh, J., McKeough, Z., Morris, N., Yerkovich, S., Wood, M., Paratz, J. (2013). Seasonal variation and living alone are related to pulmonary rehabilitation non-completion. World Journal of Respirology, 3(2), 29-37. [More Information]
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2013). Short-form Sun-style T'ai Chi as an exercise training modality in people with COPD. European Respiratory Journal, 41(5), 1051-1057. [More Information]
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Alison, J. (2013). Tai Chi as a form of exercise training in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, 7(6), 587-592. [More Information]
  • Alison, J., Bye, P., McKeough, Z. (2013). Upper limb strength and lung function as determinants of upper limb work capacity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Water-based exercise in COPD with physical co-morbidities: a randomised controlled trial. European Respiratory Journal, 41(6), 1284-1291. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Water-based exercise training for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12, 1-49. [More Information]
  • Barrack, C., Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Roberts, M. (2013). Webex proves a winner for NSW pulmonary rehabilitation education. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

2012

  • McKeough, Z., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2012). Arm exercise training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A randomised controlled trial. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 9(3), 153-162. [More Information]
  • Williams, M., Lewis, L., McKeough, Z., Holland, A., Lee, A., Mcnamara, R., Phillips, A., Wiles, L., Knapman, L., Wootton (nee Watts), S., Milross, M., et al (2012). Attendance vs prescription: Exercise attendance rates for people with COPD: Systematic review. European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2012, United Kingdom: European Respiratory Society.
  • Soysa, S., McKeough, Z., Spencer, L., Alison, J. (2012). Effects of maintenance programs on exercise capacity and quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Physical Therapy Reviews, 17(5), 335-345. [More Information]
  • Walsh, J., Morris, N., McKeough, Z., Yerkovich, S., Seale, H., Paratz, J. (2012). Quadriceps muscle weakness identifies responders to pulmonary rehabilitation. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2012). Short-form Sun-style Tai Chi as an exercise training modality in people with COPD: A randomised controlled trial. European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2012, United Kingdom: European Respiratory Society.
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2012). Tai chi improves walking capacity, balance, quadriceps strength and quality of life in people with COPD. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2012). Tai Chi, like it or not? The COPD experience. European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2012, United Kingdom: European Respiratory Society.
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2012). The Tai Chi Experience in People with COPD. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Alison, J., Bye, P., McKeough, Z. (2012). Upper limb strength and lung function as determinants of upper limb work capacity in COPD. European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2012, United Kingdom: European Respiratory Society.
  • Wootton (nee Watts), S., Ng, C., McKeough, Z., Jenkins, S., Hill, K., Eastwood, P., Hillman, D., Jenkins, C., Alison, J. (2012). Walk speeds for the six minute walk test and endurance shuttle walk test are similar in people with COPD. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Mcnamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2012). Water-based exercise training for COPD: A Cochrane Review. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Spencer, L., McKeough, Z., Alison, J. (2012). Where are they now? Four years after the completion of a maintenance exercise program in people with COPD. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

2011

  • Leung, W., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Peters, M. (2011). A study design to investigate the effect of short-form Sun-style Tai Chi in improving functional exercise capacity, physical performance, balance and health related quality of life in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Contemporary Clinical Trials, 32(2), 267-272. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Daviskas, E., Bye, P. (2011). Effects of Exercise on Respiratory Flow and Sputum Properties in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis. Chest, 139(4), 870-877. [More Information]
  • Dale, M., McKeough, Z., Munoz, P., Corte, P., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2011). Exercise training improves exercise capacity and quality of life in people with dust-related respiratory diseases: a randomised controlled trial. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Dale, M., McKeough, Z., Troosters, T., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2011). Exercise training to improve exercise capacity and quality of life in people with non-malignant dust-related respiratory diseases (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (10), CD009385-1-CD009385-8. [More Information]
  • Walsh, J., Paratz, J., McKeough, Z. (2011). Investigation of criteria used in participant selection of pulmonary rehabilitation programs in Australia. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Wootton (nee Watts), S., Ng, L., McKeough, Z., Jenkins, S., Hill, K., Eastwood, P., Hillman, D., Jenkins, C., Alison, J. (2011). Relationship Between Six-Minute Walk Distance (6MWD) and Average Daily Physical Activity Levels in People with COPD. Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting 2011, Victoria, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • McKeough, Z., Leung, W., Alison, J. (2011). Shuttle Walk Tests As Outcome Measures: Are Two Incremental Shuttle Walk Tests And Two Endurance Shuttle Walk Tests Necessary? American Journal Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90(1), 35-39. [More Information]
  • Leung, W., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2011). Sun-style Tai Chi achieves a moderate exercise training intensity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • McKeough, Z., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2011). The effect of endurance training and strength training on arm exercise capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomised controlled trial. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Alison, J., Jenkins, S., Holland, A., Spencer, L., Hill, C., Cafarella, P., McKeough, Z., Allan, H. (2011). The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit: access, user profile and impact. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • McNamara, R., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2011). Water-based exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Physical Therapy Reviews, 16(1), 25-30. [More Information]

2010

  • Leung, W., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Peters, M. (2010). Ground walk training improves functional exercise capacity more than cycle training in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy, 56(2), 105-112. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2010). Water-based exercise training for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1(CD008290), 1-7. [More Information]

2009

  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Elkins, M., Bye, P. (2009). Evaluation of the SenseWear activity monitor during exercise in cystic fibrosis and in health. Respiratory Medicine, 103(10), 1511-1517. [More Information]
  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2009). Maintaining benefits following pulmonary rehabilitation: a randomised controlled trial. European Respiratory Journal, 35(3), 571-577. [More Information]
  • Ennis, S., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2009). The effects of arm endurance and strength training on arm exercise capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Physical Therapy Reviews, 14(4), 226-239. [More Information]
  • Alison, J., Barrack, C., Cafarella, P., Frith, P., Hanna, C., Hill, C., Holland, A., Jenkins, S., Meinhardt, J., McDonald, C., McKeough, Z., Spencer, L., et al (2009), The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit.

2008

  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Elkins, M., Bye, P. (2008). Evaluation of the SenseWear Pro3 Armband to measure energy expenditure during treadmill walking in CF and healthy age-matched control subjects. Pediatric Pulmonology, 43(supplement 31), p386: A514-p386.
  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Daviskas, E., Bye, P. (2008). Exercise aids airway clearance by increasing respiratory flow rates and decreasing mucus viscoelasticity in CF. Pediatric Pulmonology, 43(Supplement31), p386: A513-p386.
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Speers, B., Bye, P. (2008). Physiological responses to high intensity, constant-load arm exercise in COPD. Respiratory Medicine, 102, 348-353. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Daviskas, E., Bye, P. (2008). Within-subject variability of mucus viscoelasticity and solids content of spontaneously expectorated sputum is higher in samples collected on different days than in samples collected on the same day for CF adults. Pediatric Pulmonology, 43(supplement 31), p242-A121.

2007

  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2007). Do supervised weekly exercise programs maintain functional exercise capacity & quality of life, twelve months after pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD? B M C Pulmonary Medicine, 7(Article 7), 7-1-7-6.
  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2007). Six-Minute Walk Test as an Outcome Measure: Are Two Six-Minute Walk Tests Necessary Immediately After Pulmonary Rehabilitation and at Three-Month Follow-up? American Journal Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 86(11), 1-5. [More Information]

2006

  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bye, P., Trenell, M., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, C., Kemp, G. (2006). Exercise capacity and quadriceps muscle metabolism following training in subjects with COPD. Respiratory Medicine, 100(10), 1817-1825. [More Information]

2005

  • Soni, R., McKeough, Z., Dobbin, C., Young, I. (2005). Gas exchange and exercise tolerance following bullectomy. Respirology, 10(1), 120-123.
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bayfield, M., Bye, P. (2005). Supported and unsupported arm exercise capacity following lung volume reduction surgery: a pilot study. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 2(2), 59-65. [More Information]

2004

  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bayfield, M., Bye, P. (2004). Reduction in resting energy expenditure following lung volume reduction surgery in subjects with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 1(4), 197-202.

2003

  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bye, P. (2003). Arm exercise capacity and dyspnea ratings in subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 23, 218-225.
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bye, P. (2003). Arm positioning alters lung volumes in subjects with COPD and healthy subjects. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 49(2), 133-137.

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