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Welcome to the University of Salford repository (USIR), an Open Access showcase for the published research output of the university. Our collection contains a wide range of research across multiple formats and subject areas.

Whenever possible, outputs will be made openly available here in full digital format for download, with many under a Creative Commons license. See our Policies for further information https://salford-repository.worktribe.com/policies.



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Towards Ecological, Embodied and User-Centric Design in Auditory Display (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Haffenden Cornejo, S. (2018, June). Towards Ecological, Embodied and User-Centric Design in Auditory Display. Paper presented at The 24th International Conference on Auditory Display, Houghton, Michigan

Auditory display research has been criticised over a perceived lack of progress in tackling key issues relating to usability and user-experience. However, emerging trends in design-thinking present new tools for addressing the usability concerns that... Read More about Towards Ecological, Embodied and User-Centric Design in Auditory Display.

Perceptions and Digitalisation of Outbreak Management in UK Health Services: A Cross-Sectional Survey (2024)
Journal Article
Wynn, M. (in press). Perceptions and Digitalisation of Outbreak Management in UK Health Services: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Journal of Infection Prevention,

Background: Global challenges arise from infectious disease which represent significant challenges to the provision of healthcare, requiring efficient management procedures to limit transmission. Evaluating current outbreak management processes withi... Read More about Perceptions and Digitalisation of Outbreak Management in UK Health Services: A Cross-Sectional Survey.

Real and perceived feet orientation under fatiguing and non-fatiguing conditions in an immersive virtual reality environment (2023)
Journal Article
Giardulli, B., Battista, S., Sansone, L. G., Manoni, M., Francini, L., Leuzzi, G., …Testa, M. (2023). Real and perceived feet orientation under fatiguing and non-fatiguing conditions in an immersive virtual reality environment. Virtual Reality, 27(3), 2371-2381. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10055-023-00809-9

Lower limbs position sense is a complex yet poorly understood mechanism, influenced by many factors. Hence, we investigated the position sense of lower limbs through feet orientation with the use of Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR). Participants had t... Read More about Real and perceived feet orientation under fatiguing and non-fatiguing conditions in an immersive virtual reality environment.

Management of non-specific thoracic spine pain: a cross-sectional study among physiotherapists (2023)
Journal Article
Risetti, M., Gambugini, R., Testa, M., & Battista, S. (in press). Management of non-specific thoracic spine pain: a cross-sectional study among physiotherapists. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 24(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-023-06505-8

Background The thoracic area has mainly been neglected in research compared to the lumbar and cervical regions. No clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for non-specific thoracic spine pain (TSP) have been compiled. Therefore, it can be argued that the... Read More about Management of non-specific thoracic spine pain: a cross-sectional study among physiotherapists.

Factors Associated With Adherence to a Supervised Exercise Intervention for Osteoarthritis: Data From the Swedish Osteoarthritis Registry (2023)
Journal Article
Battista, S., Kiadaliri, A., Jönsson, T., Gustafsson, K., Englund, M., Testa, M., & Dell'Isola, A. (2023). Factors Associated With Adherence to a Supervised Exercise Intervention for Osteoarthritis: Data From the Swedish Osteoarthritis Registry. Arthritis Care and Research, 75(10), 2117-2126. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.25135

Objective. To explore how lifestyle and demographic, socioeconomic, and disease-related factors are associated with supervised exercise adherence in an osteoarthritis (OA) management program and the ability of these factors to explain exercise adhere... Read More about Factors Associated With Adherence to a Supervised Exercise Intervention for Osteoarthritis: Data From the Swedish Osteoarthritis Registry.