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The effectiveness of the Marjon Health and Wellbeing is proven. Key research findings include:

  • 80% accelerated healing rates in leg ulcer patients;
  • Reduced disability and increased strength, fitness and physical activity in back pain patients;
  • Improved fitness and quality of life in cancer patients, regardless of cancer type or stage.

Research demonstrating successful outcomes for participants including those with back pain, cancer and leg ulcers has enabled the team to secure funding so that our person-centred approach to health and wellbeing can become mainstream, integrated into the NHS, education and in the home.

 

In 2019 Marjon Health and Wellbeing was showcased in Sport and Exercise Science Education: Impact on the UK economy, a report commissioned by The Physiological Society, Guild HE and EMSI. It featured Marjon Health and Wellbeing for our variety of student-led health and wellbeing clinics which both improve quality of life for patients with long term conditions and develop the skills of Marjon’s fledgling sport, health and wellbeing students. Dr Saul Bloxham, who leads our team, gave a presentation about the clinics at the Houses of Parliament to mark the launch of the new report.

Our recent research publications

Shum, Gary L., Cinnamond, Sally, Hutton, M, Chan, D, Chauhan, R, Bloxham, Saul, Choy, Sherrie, Cheung, R, Eldabe, S and Clarke, A (2019) Decreased tibial nerve movement in patients with failed back surgery syndrome and persistent leg pain. European Spine Journal. pp. 1-7. ISSN 0940-6719 Item availability may be restricted.

Gibson, Kass and Malcolm, Dominic (2019) Theorizing physical activity health promotion: towards an Eliasian framework for the analysis of health and medicine. Social Theory & Health. ISSN 1477-8211 Item availability may be restricted.

Bloxham, Saul, Layden, Joseph, Jane, Ben, Peers, Charles and Scragg, Slafka (2018) The longitudinal effects of a physical activity programme on the physical fitness and disability of back pain patients: a service evaluation. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. ISSN 1053-8127 (In Press)

Queen, Martyn, Bloxham, Saul and Brown, Phil (2017) Support systems for mixed-site recovering cancer patients to sustain physical activity: A qualitative study. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 5 (1). pp. 102-110. ISSN 2052-5648 

Jane, Ben and Gibson, Kass (2017) Corporate sponsorship of physical activity promotion programmes: part of the solution or part of the problem? Journal of Public Health. pp. 1-10. ISSN 1741-3842

Ingram, Wendy, Webb, Douglas, Taylor, Rod S, Anokye, Nana, Yardley, Lucy, Jolly, Kate, Mutrie, Nanette, Campbell, John L, Dean, Sarah Gerard, Greaves, Colin, Steele, Mary, Lambert, Jeffrey D, McAdam, Chloe, Jane, Ben, King, Jennie, Jones, Ray B, Little, Paul, Woolf, Anthony, Erwin, Jo, Charles, Nigel, Terry, Rohini H and Taylor, Adrian H (2018) Multicentred randomised controlled trial of an augmented exercise referral scheme using web-based behavioural support in individuals with metabolic, musculoskeletal and mental health conditions: protocol for the e-coachER trial. BMJ Open, 8 (9). ISSN 2044-6055

Shum, Gary L., Cinnamond, Sally, Hough, Alan D., Craven, Richard and Whittingham, Wayne (2017) Test-Retest Reliability of Measuring the Vertebral Arterial Blood Flow Velocity in People With Cervicogenic Dizziness. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 40 (4). pp. 255-262. ISSN 01614754

Gordon, Rebecca and Bloxham, Saul (2017) Influence of the Fitbit Charge HR on physical activity, aerobic fitness and disability in non-specific back pain participants. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 57 (12). pp. 1669-1675. ISSN 0022-4707

Queen, Martyn, Crone, Diane, Parker, Andrew and Bloxham, Saul (2017) The Impact of Physical Activity for Recovering Cancer Patients. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 5 (2). pp. 225-236. ISSN 2052-5648 

Edwards, Andrew M., Graham, D., Bloxham, Saul and Maguire, G.P. (2016) Efficacy of inspiratory muscle training as a practical and minimally intrusive technique to aid functional fitness among adults with obesity. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 234. pp. 85-88.

Queen, Martyn, Karatzaferi, Christina, Bloxham, Saul, Panwar, Udaiveer, Drew, Philip, Barton, Andrew G., Edwards, Andrew M. and Sakkas, Giorgos K. (2016) How Can Physical Activity Referral Rates for Breast Cancer Patients be Increased? Frontiers in Oncology, 6. ISSN 2234-943X

Queen, Martyn, Bloxham, Saul, Brown, Phil, Coyle, Melissa and Jane, Ben (2016) Perceived changes to quality of life indicators following a physical activity intervention for recovering cancer patients: A qualitative study. European Journal of Person Centered Healthcare, 4 (2). ISSN 2052-5656

Queen, Martyn, Bloxham, Saul, Brown, Phil, Coyle, Melissa and Jane, Ben (2016) Impact of an exercise programme on sustaining physical activity for recovering cancer patients: a qualitative study. European Journal of Person Centered Healthcare, 4 (1). pp. 230-240. ISSN 2052-5656

Bloxham, Saul, Barter, Phil, Scragg, Slafka, Peers, Charles, Jane, Ben and Layden, Joseph (2016) Person-centred, physical activity for patients with low back pain: piloting service delivery. Healthcare, 4 (2). ISSN 2227-9032

Gordon, Rebecca and Bloxham, Saul (2016) A Systematic Review of the Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity on Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain. Healthcare, 4 (2). p. 22. ISSN 2227-9032

Knapman, Harry J., Fallon, Tom, O'Connor, Matthew, Titmus, Lee A., Choy, Sherrie, Hornsby, Claire, Marsden, Jon F. and Shum, Gary L. (2016) The effect of elastic therapeutic taping on lumbar extensor isokinetic performance. Physical Therapy in Sport. ISSN 1446-853X