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Kinesiology

2014

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Humans

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Exercise Maintains Sexual Activity In Men Undergoing Androgen Suppression For Prostate Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Prue Cormie, Robert Newton, Dennis Taaffe, Nigel Spry, David Joseph, M Akhlil Hamid, Daniel Galvao Nov 2014

Exercise Maintains Sexual Activity In Men Undergoing Androgen Suppression For Prostate Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Prue Cormie, Robert Newton, Dennis Taaffe, Nigel Spry, David Joseph, M Akhlil Hamid, Daniel Galvao

Prue Cormie

Background:Previous research has shown exercise to be an effective method to mitigate many adverse treatment-related effects of androgen suppression therapy (AST) but the potential impact of exercise on sexual activity remains unknown. The purpose of this investigation was to report the effect of a 12-week exercise program on sexual activity in prostate cancer patients undergoing AST.Methods:Fifty-seven prostate cancer patients undergoing AST were randomly assigned to an exercise program (resistance and aerobic modes; n=29) or usual care control (n=28). Sexual activity was assessed by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer prostate cancer-specific quality ...


Knee Angle-Specific Emg Normalization: The Use Of Polynomial Based Emg-Angle Relationships, J Earp, R Newton, Prue Cormie, A Blazevich Nov 2014

Knee Angle-Specific Emg Normalization: The Use Of Polynomial Based Emg-Angle Relationships, J Earp, R Newton, Prue Cormie, A Blazevich

Prue Cormie

The normalization of EMG signals to those recorded during a maximal voluntary contraction provides a valid construct for comparisons of relative muscle activity. However, the length dependence of muscle activation and purported, substantial, muscle translocation and changes in muscle architecture during dynamic movements presents a need for joint angle-dependent normalization processes. The purposes of the present study were to: (1) quantify variations in muscle activity across a large ROM, (2) determine the accuracy with which fitted EMG-joint angle curves accurately characterized these variations, and (3) compare peak (EMG-P) and average (EMG-A) EMG amplitudes obtained during a countermovement leg extension when ...