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The Effects of Aquatic Plyometric Training on Lower Limb Power and Agility of University Rugby and Soccer Athletes S Roopchand-Martin1, B Gayle1, D Evelyn2, S Creary-Yan1

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.093
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Synopsis: 
This study examined the effects of a six week aquatic plyometric training program on speed, agility and anaerobic power on soccer and rugby athletes at The University of the West Indies. Outcome measures utilized included the Illinois Agility, Vertical Jump and Running Anaerobic Sprint Tests.

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Objective: To determine the effects of aquatic plyometric training on lower limb power and agility of rugby and soccer players at The University of the West Indies.

Accepted: 
07 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 08 Mar, 2019

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Physical Activity Levels, Perceived Barriers to Exercise and Development of Secondary Conditions in Community Dwelling Persons with Spinal Cord Injury

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.178
Pages: 
357–62
Synopsis: 
This manuscript explored the exercise levels of community dwelling persons with spinal cord injury after receiving rehabilitation at the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre. This study also aimed to discover the perceived barriers to exercise, and the resulting secondary health complications.

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Accepted: 
03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Physical Activity Levels, Perceived Barriers to Exercise and Development of Secondary Conditions in Community Dwelling Persons with Spinal Cord Injury

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Pages: 
Synopsis: 
This manuscript explored the exercise levels of community dwelling persons with spinal cord injury after receiving rehabilitation at the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre. This study also aimed to discover the perceived barriers to exercise, and the resulting secondary health complications.
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e-Published: 04 Dec, 2018

Disclaimer

Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Anti-Doping Knowledge in Barbadian Polyclinic Medical Staff

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.149
Synopsis: 
This manuscript explored the knowledge and confidence of Barbadian polyclinic doctors when dealing with anti-doping issues. It also assesses the uptake of recent anti-doping educational interventions within the same group.

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Objective: Studies worldwide have shown that physicians in general practice often do not have adequate knowledge or confidence in relation to anti-doping issues in sport. There is little information on this topic for the Caribbean region and this study sought to explore Barbadian polyclinic doctors’ knowledge in relation to anti-doping.

Accepted: 
12 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 14 Dec, 2017

Disclaimer

Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

The Effect of an XBOX Kinect Dance Intervention on the Affect of Sedentary University Students

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.510
Pages: 
634–40
Synopsis: 
The affective experiences of sedentary university students were compared before and after their participation in a six-week programme of regularly scheduled videogame based dance exercise activities. An increase in positive affect and a decrease in negative affect were observed.
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Objective: To explore the effect of a video game dance exercise programme on the affect of sedentary university students.

Accepted: 
23 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 14 Mar, 2016

Level of Caregiver Burden in Jamaican Stroke Caregivers and Relationship between Selected Sociodemographic Variables

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.060
Pages: 
605–9
Synopsis: 
This manuscript examines caregiver burden among a small sample of primary caregivers of stroke patients in Jamaica. The Bakas Caregiving Outcomes Scale and a demographic sheet were administered to the caregivers. The stroke survivors completed the Barthel Index and the Geriatric Depression Scale. Relationships between burden and selected variables were analysed.
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Objective: This study sought to determine the level of caregiver burden present in Jamaican stroke caregivers and to investigate the relationship between caregiver burden and selected sociodemographic variables.
 
Revised: 
23 Jul, 2013
Accepted: 
20 Aug, 2013
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014

Secondary School Students’ Knowledge of Physical Therapy: The Trinidadian Scenario

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.142
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151–8
Synopsis: 
This manuscript examines the accuracy of secondary school students’ knowledge of physical therapy and identified common sources of knowledge. The relationship between source of knowledge, career stream and accuracy of knowledge was examined.

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Objective: Research in regions outside of the Caribbean shows that high school and college students’ knowledge of physical therapy is lacking. There is no data reported to date for students in the Caribbean region. This study sought to evaluate Trinidadian secondary school students’ knowledge of physical therapy, identify sources of knowledge and examine the relationship between knowledge and selected factors.

Accepted: 
27 Jul, 2012
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e-Published: 11 Apr, 2014

Plyometric Training Improves Power and Agility in Jamaica’s National Netball Team

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Pages: 
182–7
Synopsis: 
This manuscript examines the effect of a plyometric training programme on power and agility in a sample of Jamaica’s National Netball Team. The outcomes utilized were the Vertical Jump Test, Standing Broad Jump Test and Illinois Agility Test.

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Objective: Plyometric training is widely used in conditioning, power training and in prevention and rehabilitation of injuries in some sports. This study sought to investigate the effect of a three-week plyometric training programme on jump performance and agility in Jamaican national netball players.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013
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