Jessie Janssen

Jessie Janssen
IMC University of Applied Science Krems · Institute of Therapeutic Sciences

BHealth, MSc, PhD

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Background: This 2-year study explored the experiences of clinical physical therapists who used a participatory action research (PAR) approach to learn about the practice of clinical research. Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of physical therapists who were conducting clinical research, facilitated by a PAR approa...
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To explore the perceptions of physiotherapists towards the use of and participation in research. Concurrent mixed methods research, combining in-depth interviews with three questionnaires (demographics, Edmonton Research Orientation Survey, visual analogue scales for confidence and motivation to participate in research). One physiotherapy departmen...
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Background: Current multimodal approaches for the management of non-specific patellofemoral pain are not optimal, however, targeted intervention for subgroups could improve patient outcomes. This study explores whether subgrouping of non-specific patellofemoral pain patients, using a series of low cost simple clinical tests, is possible. Method:...
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Background: External cues are effective in improving gait in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the most effective cueing method has yet to be determined. Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the immediate effects of using visual, auditory, or somatosensory cues on their own or in combination during walking compared to no...
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Background Reablement is a multi-professional and internationally established home-based health care service for mainly older people with the aim to reduce the need for long-term care and to promote self-determination. However, it is unknown which factors would facilitate the implementation of reablement in health care services. Therefore, the aim...
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Due to current measurement, sizing and fitting approaches, poor bra fit is prevalent amongst larger breasted women. The impact of improving bra fit hasn't yet been explored. This pre-clinical study aimed to explore immediate and short-term biomechanical responses to changing breast support garment. Asymptomatic participants (n=24) performed a stati...
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This research quantitatively explores the potential effectiveness of a new approach to managing chronic pain amongst larger breasted women with NSBP through implementation of correctly fitting breast support garments. As a self-management strategy, it may provide these women with independence, empowerment and active involvement in their long-term p...
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Introduction : People with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) are increasingly included as active participants in shared decision making around their treatment options. Choosing a first disease modifying treatment (DMT) is a complex process that often takes place soon after a diagnosis has been given. Patients therefore are often require...
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Empathy is a multifaceted phenomenon that is difficult to measure. Self-report questionnaires are the most common and well-validated measures while currently no validated protein biomarkers associated with the empathic reaction have been established. Trigger films have been previously used in psychological research to evoke emotions. Thus, in the p...
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Background The Targeted Interventions for Patellofemoral Pain studies (TIPPs) have identified three subgroups exist in UK and Turkish patellofemoral pain (PFP) populations: Strong; Weak and Tight; and Weak and Pronated, based on six clinical assessments. The thresholds used to develop the subgrouping algorithms were based on normative values source...
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This study showed that the EFS was able to evoke an emotional response in young women, which was correlated to empathy. Verification of these results is needed with a larger, more representative sample. The film could be used to evaluate the effectiveness of empathy training in health professions.
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This research is adapted from Exploring the factors influencing the use of electrically assisted bikes (e-bikes) by stroke survivors: a mixed methods multiple case study published by Taylor & Francis in Disability and Rehabilitation.
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The poster provides findings from Exploring the factors influencing the use of electrically assisted bikes (e-bikes) by stroke survivors: a mixed methods multiple case which was published earlier this year.
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Purpose: E-bikes have the potential to overcome some of the barriers that stroke survivors face with regards to physical activity. This study aims to explore the factors that affect e-bike usage by stroke survivors. Methods: A mixed methods multiple case studies design, using semi-structured interviews and GPS data. Subject to GP approval, parti...
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Purpose: E-bikes have the potential to overcome some of the barriers that stroke survivors face with regards to physical activity. This study aims to explore the factors that affect e-bike usage by stroke survivors. Methods: A mixed methods multiple case studies design, using semi-structured interviews and GPS data. Subject to GP approval, particip...
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Background/Aims An ongoing discussion about direct access to physiotherapy for patients with musculoskeletal pain disorders in Austria requires the development of a curriculum that educates physiotherapy students to make autonomous decisions to treat the patient without the need for medical referral (keep), to treat the patient with additional medi...
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Objectives to investigate the distribution of patella skin temperature (Tsk) measurements and to explore the presence of temperature subgroups in patellofemoral pain (PFP) patients. Design cross-sectional observational study design Participants One dataset of 58 healthy participants and 232 PFP patients from three different datasets. Main outcom...
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This report highlights the successes of the Allied Health Research Unit in 2018-2019 including current projects and publications, through to future developments.
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Background Targeted intervention for subgroups is a promising approach for the management of patellofemoral pain. Hypothesis Treatment designed according to subgroups will improve clinical outcomes in patients unresponsive to multimodal treatment. Study Design Prospective crossover intervention. Level of Evidence Level 3. Methods Patients with...
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Background: Despite increasing evidence on intensive task-specific practice and aerobic exercise in stroke rehabilitation, implementation remains difficult. The factors influencing implementation have been explored from therapists' perspectives; however, despite an increased emphasis on patient involvement in research, patients' perceptions have n...
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This poster accompanies the article "Exploring the factors that influence the use of electrically assisted bikes (e-bikes) by stroke survivors" which is currently being published.
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This poster was presented at the NIHR ARC NWC Discovery and Direction Event and accompanies the Exploring the factors influencing the use of electrically assisted bikes (e-bikes) by stroke survivors: a mixed methods multiple case study, article.
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Abstract: BACKGROUND:New and innovative approaches are needed to overcome the barriers to engaging people in physical and leisure activity after stroke. Outdoor cycling, including the use of adapted or electric bicycles, may be one approach. However, perceptions of stroke survivors on this topic have not yet been explored. PURPOSE:To explore a samp...
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INTRODUCTION: Patellar mobility is often routinely assessed in people with patellofemoral pain (PFP) in clinical practice. This study assessed the stability of the data when measuring patellar mobility using the total medial-lateral patellar glide test across multiple repetitions. It also compared patellar mobility of people with healthy knees to p...
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Background Several surveys over the last few years examined physiotherapists’ attitude towards direct access, increased practice autonomy and the necessity to detect the presence of serious pathologies. Objective The aim of the questionnaire was identify the attitude of Austrian physicians towards physiotherapists’ taking more responsibility in the...
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Variations in access to health care are known to contribute to differences in life expectancy, morbidity and health-related quality-of-life across population subgroups. We undertook a scoping review to identify what is known about in-country variations in access to services for adults with multiple sclerosis and to identify gaps in the literature t...
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Clinical assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions of different joints may be broken down into considerations of Pain, Alignment, Strength and Stability (PASS). In recent years these factors have allowed a systematic approach and has enabled the development in our understanding of clinical subgroups, which enable targeted or stratifie...
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Objectives To identify the most sensitive measures to assess postural stability and to detect between leg differences. Methods Seventeen healthy volunteers participated in this University physiotherapy clinic experiment. Linear segment acceleration and segment angular velocity data were collected using Inertial Measurement Units on the left and rig...
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Objective: Explore the effects of a 4-week intervention using semi-custom insoles in recreational runners with patellofemoral pain. Design: Mixed methods. Participants: Seventeen (10 males and 7 females) recreational runners. Setting: Laboratory. Outcome measurements: Participants were separated into specific subgroups, then provided with...
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Background: The evidence-base for stroke rehabilitation recommends intensive and repetitive task-specific practice, as well as aerobic exercise. However, translating these evidence-based interventions from research into clinical practice remains a major challenge. Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate factors influencing impl...
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Background Use of diagnostic thoracic ultrasound (TUS) in medical professions to examine the pleura, lung parenchyma and diaphragm is gaining in popularity, however the ways in which physiotherapists are using TUS is unclear. Objective The aim of this scoping review is to gain an understanding of the emerging evidence base surrounding physiotherap...
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Background: Despite clinical intervention, people with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) experience difficulties in gait and balance on a daily basis. However, the effects on these variables of a tailored home based exercise programme for this population have not been investigated. Purpose: This case series aims to investigat...
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Purpose: The recognition of pathological processes, which are not appropriate for physiotherapy, is a crucial part of the clinical reasoning process. Over recent years, there have been several research efforts investigating qualified physiotherapists and doctoral students’ capability in making precise clinical decisions on whether a patient’s condi...
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Purpose Burnout in mental health staff is acknowledged as a major problem. The purpose of this paper is to gain an understanding of mental health staff views on improving burnout and mental toughness in mental health staff. Design/methodology/approach Ten participants from two mental health rehabilitation units across the north-west of England too...
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Physiotherapeutisches Management nimmt eine zentrale Rolle in der konservativen Behandlung von akuten und chronischen Beschwerden am Bewegungsapparat ein. Allerdings eignen sich nicht alle vom Arzt zur Physiotherapie überwiesenen Patienten für physiotherapeutische Interventionen. Eine Vielzahl systemischer Erkrankungen kann eine neuromuskuloskeleta...
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Eine 64-jahrige Patientin wurde vom Hausarzt mit der Diagnose „muskularer Thorax-Schmerz“ zur Physiotherapie uberwiesen. Die Beschwerden hatten plotzlich und ohne jeglichen mechanischen Ausloser 3 Wochen zuvor begonnen. Sie traten in Wellen auf und konnten weder durch aktive Bewegungen noch durch Haltungsanderungen gelindert oder verstarkt werden....
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Background Keep/refer decision as the ability to independently determine whether a patient’s condition is suitable for physiotherapy management (keep) or not (refer), is regarded as an core element in the World Confederation of Physical Therapists‘ (WCPT) Guideline for Standards of Physical Therapy Practice. However, it is currently unknown how ind...
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Background: Larger breasted women are at higher risk of wearing ill-fitting breast-support garments. Failure to support breasts during everyday activity can lead to physiological conditions including back and breast pain. This study aimed to identify initial and short-term (4 weeks) biomechanical change and patient reported outcome measures (PROMS)...
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Objectives: Patello femoral Pain (PFP) is the most common lower limb condition encountered in clinical practice. It recently emerged as the third highest ranked topic out of 185 in the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal Research Priority Project. For a valid assessment of knee strength during rehabilitation, the isometric test using...
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The impact of different breast support garments on larger breasted women with non-specific back pain
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Background Freezing of gait (FOG) remains one of the most common debilitating aspects of Parkinson's disease and has been linked to injuries, falls and reduced quality of life. Although commercially available portable cueing devices exist claiming to assist with overcoming freezing; their immediate effectiveness in overcoming gait initiation failur...
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Background: Freezing of gait (FOG) is a serious gait disorder affecting up to two-thirds of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Cueing has been explored as a method of generating motor execution using visual transverse lines on the floor. However, the impact of a laser light visual cue remains unclear. Objective: To determine the biomechanical ef...
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Introduction and Objectives: Over the last 30 years there has been considerable interest in different conservative treatments for patellofemoral pain. Although a consensus has emerged that low cost treatments such as taping and bracing are effective at relieving pain, there has been an ongoing debate about whether these effects are mediated by enha...
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Over the last 30 years there has been considerable interest in different conservative treatments for patellofemoral pain. Although a consensus has emerged that low cost treatments such as taping and bracing are effective at relieving pain, there has been an ongoing debate about whether these effects are mediated by enhancing proprioceptive mechanis...
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Background: Patellofemoral Pain (PFP) is a specific musculoskeletal disorder that causes significant pain and dysfunction around the knee cap and knee joint leading to long term limitation in societal participation and physical activity. PFP is a condition commonly referred for physiotherapy intervention, however long term outcomes are poor. We hav...
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Background: The World Confederation of Physical Therapy's code of conduct stipulates that physiotherapists should support research that contributes to improved patient interventions and service delivery. However several research studies have shown that only a minority of the physiotherapy population is currently active in research in order to provi...
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Background: The World Confederation of Physical Therapy's code of conduct stipulates that physiotherapists should support research that contributes to improved patient interventions and service delivery. However several research studies have shown that only a minority of the physiotherapy population is currently active in research in order to provi...
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Patellofemoral Pain (PFP) is a specific musculoskeletal disorder that causes significant pain and dysfunction around the knee cap and knee joint, which can lead to long term limitation in societal participation and physical activity. There is a consensus that conservative intervention should be the first treatment option so PFP is a condition that...
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Introduction. Crossley et al (2002) discussed the need for developing patellofemoral patient (PFP) classification systems so that “more specific treatment can be designed and evaluated” (1). Support for the idea of clinical sub-grouping and targeted treatment also emerged from the 1st International PFP Research Retreat (2). Despite these proposals...
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Background: People with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) can experience difficulty in walking and balance due to muscle weakness. Ruhland and Shields (1997) showed that a home based exercise program can improve muscle strength in people with CIDP and anecdotal evidence exists that an exercise program can improve a patient’s...
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Over the last 30 years there has been considerable interest in different conservative treatment techniques for a wide variety of conditions including knee pain and knee instability. Although a consensus has emerged that treatments such as taping are effective at relieving pain, there has been an ongoing debate about the mechanical effects and wheth...
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Purpose: The physiotherapy profession is becoming increasingly evidence based. While other professions such as nursing are increasing their knowledge base on their professionals’ perception of research, physiotherapy is struggling to match this knowledge. Relevance: This research study explores the perceptions of physiotherapists towards research....
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Patellofemoral pain (PFP) can cause significant pain leading to limitations in societal participation and physical activity. An international expert group has highlighted the need for a classification system to allow targeted intervention for patients with PFP; we have developed a work programme systematically investigating this. We have proposed s...
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A desire to have every student attending our University be aware of, and reflect on, disability in their studies and future careers, initiated our project to explore how to enhance disability awareness within all our University’s papers.In this project we systematically reviewed pertinent literature and ran an action research workshop for staff. St...