Saravana Kumar
University of South Australia
Evidence-based practiceCritical appraisalPsychologyNursingHealth careRandomized controlled trialPhysical therapySystematic reviewQualitative researchAlternative medicinePsychological interventionMEDLINEQuality (business)Clinical supervisionPublic relationsMedical educationFamily medicineMedicineGerontologyPhysical medicine and rehabilitation
178Publications
28H-index
2,415Citations
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#1Yu Chi Heaw (INTI International University)H-Index: 1
#2Devinder Kaur Ajit Singh (UKM: National University of Malaysia)H-Index: 17
Last. Saravana Kumar (UniSA: University of South Australia)H-Index: 28
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Objective null We aimed to examine the bidirectional associations between specific executive function (EF) and physical function (PF) subdomains among older adults. null Methods null A systematic literature search (MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, EBSCOHOST, Scopus and EmCare) was undertaken from February 2018 to May 2020. Observational studies measuring associations between EF and PF subdomains among older adults were included. null Results null Twenty-nine studies met the inclusion criteria. Twenty-...
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#1Yasamin Veziari (UniSA: University of South Australia)H-Index: 2
#2Saravana Kumar (UniSA: University of South Australia)H-Index: 28
Last. Matthew J Leach (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 26
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BACKGROUND Over the past few decades, the popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has grown considerably and along with it, scrutiny regarding its evidence base. While this is to be expected, and is in line with other health disciplines, research in CAM is confronted by numerous obstacles. This scoping review aims to identify and report the strategies implemented to address barriers to the conduct and application of research in CAM. METHODS The scoping review was undertaken us...
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#5Siew Kuan Chua (UiTM: Universiti Teknologi MARA)
BACKGROUND Online learning is an attractive option for educators, especially as means of overcoming the challenges posed by the global pandemic. Although it is best to evaluate student readiness prior to commencement of an online course, to ensure successful development and delivery of student-centric teaching and learning strategies, readiness towards online learning among physiotherapy undergraduates is unknown. The main aim of this study was to examine physiotherapy undergraduates' readiness ...
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#1Devinder Kaur Ajit Singh (UKM: National University of Malaysia)H-Index: 17
#2Cheah Ping Ng (UKM: National University of Malaysia)H-Index: 1
Last. Saravana Kumar (UniSA: University of South Australia)H-Index: 28
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Background : Online health information have a role in enhancing health in older adults. However, age-related physiological changes and non-senior friendly websites proved to be a challenge for older adults. Research investigating older adults’ preferences of features in health information websites is limited. Thus, in this review, we aim to summarize older adults’ preferences regarding the design and content of health websites. null null Methods : Medline, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Scopus, Journ...
Abstract null null Introduction null Despite the growing international popularity and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), the uptake of evidence-based practice (EBP) in CAM has been slow. This cross-sectional survey aimed to further our understanding of the factors impacting EBP uptake in CAM. null null null Methods null The 32-item oBSTACLES instrument was administered online using the SurveyMonkeyTM platform. The survey evaluated barriers to both the conduct and application of...
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#1Lucinda Rose Bunge (UniSA: University of South Australia)H-Index: 1
#2Ashleigh Jade Davidson (UniSA: University of South Australia)H-Index: 1
Last. Saravana Kumar (UniSA: University of South Australia)H-Index: 28
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Background Cerebral palsy (CP) is a leading cause of childhood disability. The motor impairments of individuals with CP significantly affect the kinematics of an efficient gait pattern. Robotic therapies have become increasingly popular as an intervention to address this. Powered lower limb exoskeletons (PoLLE) are a novel form of robotic therapy that allow the individual to perform over-ground gait training and yet its effectiveness for CP is unknown. Purpose To determine the effectiveness of P...
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#1Nicole C Miller (UniSA: University of South Australia)H-Index: 1
#2Saravana Kumar (UniSA: University of South Australia)H-Index: 28
Last. Katherine L. Baldock (UniSA: University of South Australia)H-Index: 9
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The time children spend in nature has severely decreased. While nature-based learning at school is considered an important strategy in addressing this, numerous knowledge gaps continue to remain. T...
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#1Esther Jie Tian (UniSA: University of South Australia)H-Index: 3
#2Sooraj Venugopalan (Royal Adelaide Hospital)
Last. Matthew Beard (Royal Adelaide Hospital)H-Index: 3
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Background While the delivery of healthcare services within prison systems is underpinned by different models, access to timely and optimal healthcare is often constrained by multifaceted factors. Telehealth has been used as an alternative approach to conventional care. To date, much of the focus has been on evaluation of telehealth interventions within certain geographical contexts such as rural and remote communities. Therefore, the aim of this systematic review was to synthesise the evidence ...
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#1Lucinda K Bell (Flinders University)H-Index: 3
#2Claire Gardner (Flinders University)H-Index: 1
Last. Rebecca K. Golley (Flinders University)H-Index: 27
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Background Many children worldwide do not eat recommended amounts of vegetables. Disliking vegetables is a key factor associated with low intake. Objective This umbrella review synthesized systematic reviews to determine the effectiveness of sensory and behavioral strategies to facilitate liking of vegetables (primary outcome) in young children up to 5 y of age, as key predictors of vegetable intake (secondary outcome). Methods Nine databases were searched up to May 2019 (updated in September 20...
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OBJECTIVE To prioritise and refine a set of evidence-informed statements into advice messages to promote vegetable liking in early childhood, and to determine applicability for dissemination of advice to relevant audiences. DESIGN A nominal group technique (NGT) workshop and a Delphi survey were conducted to prioritise and achieve consensus (≥70% agreement) on 30 evidence-informed maternal (perinatal and lactation stage), infant (complementary feeding stage) and early years (family diet stage) v...
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