Yvonne Learmonth  from Murdoch University in Perth Australia.
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    Dr Yvonne Learmonth
    PhD, PT

    Lecturer in Exercise Science

    About me

    I am a lecturer in Sports Science (EXS124), Physical Assessment and Rehabilitation (EXS306), and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation (EXS503) within the  School of Psychology and Exercise Science. I am also the Academic Chair for  Sport and Exercise Science.

    My research follows these interests, and focuses on:

    • Community physical activity programmes for people with long term conditions, particularly Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s disease
    • Community physical activity programmes for older adults
    • Fall prevention in older adults and persons with long term conditions
    • Outcome measurement in older adults and people with long term conditions
    • Preliminary and feasibility studies in physical activity promotion
    • Health and exercise promotion through clinicians and support workers

    My research agenda has examined efficacy-based interventions for enhancing adherence to exercise programs in MS; influences of exercise on symptom management; outcome measurement in MS, and clinical exercise promotion in MS. Having been a qualified physiotherapist in the UK since 2009 I have experience as a clinician for those with neurological conditions. I completed my PhD in Rehabilitation at the University of Glasgow, UK, and Post-Doctoral research in exercise neuroscience at the University of Illinois, USA. My work is interdisciplinary and driven by my physiotherapy and exercise specialist background; expanding to the examination of the associations among physical activity, disability, and quality of life in populations with neurological conditions. I have developed large, longitudinal observational studies and small, feasibility and pilot randomized clinical trials of persons with MS. I further design and undertake qualitative research in persons with MS and clinicians involved in MS management. Alongside my colleagues I have been funded to continue my research in multiple prestigious grants and contracts related to health promotion in disabled populations.

     


    Teaching area

    Sports Science (EXS124),
    Physical Assessment and Rehabilitation (EXS306),
    Neuromuscular Rehabilitation (EXS503)

    Research areas

    • Community physical activity programmes for people with long term conditions, particularly Multiple Sclerosis Parkinson’s Disease
    • Community physical activity programmes for older adults
    • Outcome measurement in older adults and people with long term health conditions
    • Preliminary and feasibility studies in physical activity promotion
    • Health and exercise promotion through clinicians and support workers
    • Positive health behaviour change

    My research agenda has examined efficacy-based interventions for enhancing adherence to exercise programs in MS; influences of exercise on symptom management; outcome measurement in MS, and clinical exercise promotion in MS. Having been a qualified physiotherapist in the UK since 2009 I have experience as a clinician for those with neurological conditions. I completed my PhD in Rehabilitation at the University of Glasgow, UK, and Post-Doctoral research in exercise neuroscience at the University of Illinois, USA. My work is interdisciplinary and driven by my physiotherapy and exercise specialist background; expanding to the examination of the associations among physical activity, disability, and quality of life in populations with neurological conditions. I have developed large, longitudinal observational studies and small, feasibility and pilot randomized clinical trials of persons with MS. I further design and undertake qualitative research in persons with MS and clinicians involved in MS management. Alongside my colleagues I have been funded to continue my research in multiple prestigious grants and contracts related to health promotion in disabled populations.

     


    Current projects

    Music and Walking for Neurology: the effect of auditory cues and music during walking on movement quality and exercise motivation in persons with multiple sclerosis (Project SCORE).

    Crisis Resilience in MS (C-RIMS)

    Guidelines for exercise in MS (GEMS+) – Telehealth

    Coordinated Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Toolkit (Project COMPLETe).

    Engaging the MS Community on priorities and design of exercise delivered by professionals

    Scoping Thoughts and attitudes towards Rehabilitation Treatments from persons with MS; Project START

    Understanding exercise for the prevention of obesity in children.

     

    Awards and grants

    Current Grants

    Learmonth, YC, Kermode, A, van Rens, F. Guidelines for exercise in multiple sclerosis (GEMS+), effectiveness and clinical translation. Perron Institute, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Innovative Therapeutics 2020/21. $25000

    Vallence, AM, Pedrini, M, Learmonth, YC, Kermode, A, Ghosh, S, Koks, S, Music therapy in multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, Perron Institute, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Innovative Therapeutics 2021. $25000

    Learmonth, YC, Marck, C., Heritage, B, Gibbs, L., Hunter, A, Walker, D, Skeffington, P, Kermode, A, van der Mei, I, Frampton, L. Crisis resilience in people with multiple sclerosis (C-RIMS); immediate concerns during the acute and adjustment phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, Melbourne Disability Institute 2020. $20852

    Marck, C, Gibbs, L, Learmonth, YC, Heritage, B, Kermode, A, van der Mei, I. Crisis Resilience in Persons with MS (Project C-RIMS). Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, 2020. COVID Funding Round. $5934

    Learmonth, YL, Correia, H., Smith, C., Kermode, A., Hathorn, D, Engaging the multiple sclerosis community to promote exercise. Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia, 2017/18 Incubator Grant. This project involves qualitative research with patients, carers, healthcare professionals and those in governance within the MS community in rural Western Australia. Au $20,000

    Motl, RW, Learmonth, YL, Finlayson, M, Molina-Guzman, I., Chung-Yi, C. Riskin, BJ . Coordinated Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Toolkit (Project COMPLETe). National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 2015-2018. This multiyear project will build on the results of Project VIEWS (below). Year 1 will involve learning what information and resources MS healthcare providers require to facilitate exercise in persons with MS; year 2 will involve developing and refining a healthcare provider delivered exercise toolkit and; year 3 will evaluate the efficacy of the toolkit. (HC1411) US $403,312

    Awards

    2018,               Whitaker Award Finalist, Consortium of MS Centers.
    2017                Whitaker Award Finalist, Consortium of MS Centers.
    2015                Scheinberg Award, Consortium of MS Centers.
    2015                Whitaker Award Finalist, Consortium of MS Centers.
    2014                ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS Finalist for Best Poster award
    2014                ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS Educational Grant Award
    2014                The IOMSN Linda Morgante Hope Award, Consortium of MS Centers.
    2012                Du Pré Grant, Multiple Sclerosis International Federation
    2009                Outstanding Dissertation, Rehabilitation Science, Glasgow Caledonian University.

    Events and speaking engagements

    Learmonth, Y.C., Vallence, A., Harvey, A., Shaykevich, A. Project SCORE – Music and Walking for Neurology; protocol discussion. European Rehabilitation in MS  conference June 2020, Belgium, Brussels (pending)

     Learmonth, Y.C. & Heritage, B Motivations towards exercise participation: Active persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) have greater self-directed and self-capable motivations, European Rehabilitation in MS  conference June 2020, Belgium, Brussels (pending)

    Learmonth, Y. C. & van Rens F. Community Exercise for persons with multiple sclerosis – effect on exercise participation. European Rehabilitation in MS conference, June 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

    Farrell, J.W., Motl, R.W., Learmonth, Y.C, and Pilutti, L.A. Persons with Multiple Sclerosis with Severe Disability Exhibit Muscular Strength Asymmetries in both Upper and Lower Extremities. Consortium of MS Care Centres conference, June 2019, Seattle, WA, USA.

    Learmonth, Y.C. Correia, H., Hathorn, D, Kermode, A., Smith, C., Chan, Z. and Walker, D. Motivation to engage in and promote exercise is driven by availability of exercise services. European Rehabilitation in MS conference, September 2018, Glasgow, UK.

    Learmonth, Y.C. Correia, H., Hathorn, D, Kermode, A., Smith, C., Chan, Z. and Walker, D. Engaging the MS Community on Exercise Services for Those Living in Rural Australia International Journal of MS Care, 20, S1, June 2018, Nashville, TN, USA. (platform presentation)

    Learmonth, Y.C Physical Activity in Multiple Sclerosis: Next Steps in Research, translating research in to practice, MS Research Australia Modifiable Lifestyles Workshop, May 2018, Sydney, Australia (invited seminar). 

    Learmonth, Y.C Physical Activity in Multiple Sclerosis: Next Steps in Research, translating research in to practice, Menzies Institute of Medical Research lunchtime seminar series, University of Tasmania, May 2018, Hobart, Australia (invited seminar).

    Learmonth, Y.C. Approaches to increasing physical activity for people with neurological conditions – insights from the multiple sclerosis literature, Australian Physiotherapy Association Momentum conference, October 2017, Sydney, Australia (invited seminar)

    Learmonth, Y.C. Approaches to increasing physical activity for people with neurological conditions – insights from the multiple sclerosis literature, Australian Physiotherapy Association Neurological Interest group, October 2017, Perth, Australia (invited seminar)

    Learmonth, Y. C., Correia, H., Hathorn, D, Kermode, A., Smith, C., Chan, Z, & Scholes, E. Engaging Persons with MS living in rural, regional and remote WA on priorities and the design of exercise delivered by professionals, Science in Parliament Australian Society for Medical Research, August 2017, WA Parliament House, Perth, Australia.

    Professional and community service

     

    2020-Present.    Fellow of Higher Education Academy #PR184196

    2020-Present.    Board of the Australian Physiotherapy Association – Neuro interest groups

     

    2017-Present      Board of the Australian Society for Medical Research
    2016-Present      Member of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers
    2016-Present      Certified Physiotherapist, AHPRA, Aus (PHY0002100288)
    2016                    Member American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
    2016                    Graduate Teacher Certificate, University of  Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    2015                    Master MS Fellow Program, CMSC
    2011-present      Chartered Management Institute, UK (PO4305145)
    2009-present      Certified Physiotherapist, HCPC, UK. (PH91043)
    2012                    Neurostatus Certification Level C
    2011                    Central YMCA; Fitness Instructing Level 2, UK
    2009                    Good Clinical Practice,  University of Glasgow, UK.

    Doctoral and masters supervisions

     

    Felicia Loh (Hons) Participation and Retention in Physical Activity Programs in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis 2018

    Ben Adams (Hons) Effects of Exercise Training on Muscle Strength, Size and Functional ability in Men with Inclusion Body Myositis 2018

    Zita Chan (Hons) Engaging the multiple sclerosis community to promote exercise. 2018

    Sasha Mohini (Hons) – Retention to exercise-based support programmes in persons with MS.  2017

     

    Publications

    Online Articles 

    Learmonth, Y.C &.Hoang, P. Physical Activity Guide. MS Research Australia 2020 Available from https://msra.org.au/edge/physical-activity-guide/

    Learmonth, Y.C. Multiple Sclerosis and exercise. Exercise is medicine Australia factsheet; Exercise & Sports Science Australia 2018 Available at; https://www.msaustralia.org.au/living-with-ms/expert-blog/exercise-and-ms

    Learmonth, Y.C. Exercise is good medicine in MS. Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. MS Focus; 2014, 16(3) 14-16.

    Book Chapters

    Motl, R.W., Learmonth, Y.C., Klaren, R. (2015) Using the exercise arrow to hit the target of multiple sclerosis. In M. Anderson & S.J.Hanrahan (Eds.) Doing Exercise Psychology. Human Kinetics, Cham..

    Scheidler A.M., Tisha A.L., Kinnett-Hopkins D.L., Learmonth Y.C., Motl R., López-Ortiz C. (2017) Targeted Dance Program for Improved Mobility in Multiple Sclerosis. In: Ibáñez J., González-Vargas J., Azorín J., Akay M., Pons J. (eds) Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II. Biosystems & Biorobotics, vol 15. Springer, Cham

    Journal publications

    Learmonth, Y.C., Chan, Z, Correi, H, Hathorn, D, Kermode, A, Smith, C, Walker, D. Exercise participation and promotion in the multiple sclerosis community; perspectives across varying socio-ecological levels, Disability and Rehabilitation, 2020 eprint 1-16. DOI 10.1080/09638288.2020.1743778. 40, 22 online. Q1 (5/115 Rehabilitation journals),

     

    Kinnett-Hopkins, D., Learmonth, Y.C., Hubbard, E.A., Pilutti, L., Roberts, S.A., Fanning, J., Wójcicki, T.R.,  McAuley, E., Motl, R.W. The interpretation of physical activity, exercise, and sedentary behaviours by persons with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2019, 41,2,166-71. DOI:10.1080/09638288.2017.1383519  0.8 Q1 (5/115 Rehabilitation journals), 

     

    Farrell, J.W., Motl, R.W., Learmonth., Y.C. & Pilutti, L. Persons with Multiple Sclerosis Exhibit Strength Asymmetries in both Upper and Lower Extremities, Physiotherapy(Accepted). Q1 (30-191 Physical therapy, Sports therapy and Rehabilitation)

     

    Learmonth, Y.C., Hebert, J.J., Fairchild, T. J., Møller, N.C., Klakk, H. & Wedderkopp, N. Physical education and leisure time sport reduce overweight and obesity: a number needed to treat analysis (Under review), Q1 (5/115 Rehabilitation journals), 

    Learmonth, Y. C., Kinnett-Hopkins, D. & Motl, R.W. Capitalising on the opinions of persons with MS to inform the main trial – participant opinions from participation in a feasibility study. Disability and Rehabilitation, 40, 22 online. Q1 (5/115 Rehabilitation journals),

     

    Scheidler A. M., Kinnett-Hopkins, D. L., Learmonth, Y. C, Motl, R., López-Ortiz, C. Targeted ballet program mitigates ataxia and improves agility in moderate-to advanced multiple sclerosis. PLoS ONE, 13, 10 e0205382. 1.533 Q1 (173/1806 Medicine (misc))

     

    Learmonth, Y.C. and Motl, R.W. Important considerations for feasibility studies in physical activity research involving persons with multiple sclerosis: a scoping systematic review and case study. 2018 Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 9;4:1. DOI: 10.1186/s40814-017-0145-8 No SJR data. Usage 138,805 downloads, 801 Altmetric mentions (Nov 2018)

    Boes, M.K., Bollaert, R.E., Kesler, R, Learmonth, Y.C., Islam, M., Petrucci, M.N., Motl, R.W. and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T.  Six-minute walk performance in persons with multiple sclerosis while using passive or powered ankle-foot orthoses. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2018 99 (3), 484-490. 1.501 Q1 (3/115 Rehabilitation journals), Impact Factor: 3.077

    Motl, R. W., Barstow, E. A., Blaylock, S., Richardson, E., Learmonth, Y. C., & Fifolt, M. (2018). Promotion of Exercise in Multiple Sclerosis Through Healthcare Providers. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, Publish Ahead of Print. 1.825 Q1 (22/497 Health Professions journals)

    Kinnett-Hopkins, D., Learmonth, Y.C., Hubbard, E.A., Pilutti, L., Roberts, S.A., Fanning, J., Wójcicki, T.R.,  McAuley, E., Motl, R.W. The interpretation of physical activity, exercise, and sedentary behaviours by persons with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2017, in press. 0.903 Q1 (5/115 Rehabilitation journals).

    Learmonth, Y.C. and Motl, R.W. Important considerations for feasibility studies in physical activity research involving persons with multiple sclerosis: a scoping systematic review and case study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, In Press. No SJR data

    Kesler R.M., Klieger A.E., Boes M.K., Hsiao-Wecksler E.T., Klaren R.E., Learmonth Y., and Motl, R W. Egress Efficacy of Persons with Multiple Sclerosis During Simulated Evacuations. Fire Technology, 2017, In Press. 0.680 Q1 (24/296 Safety, risk, reliability and quality journals).

     

    Sebastião, E., Learmonth, Y.C. and Motl, R.W.  Lower Physical Activity in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis at Increased Fall Risk. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2017, 96 (5). pp. 357-361. 0.656 Q1 (26/115 Rehabilitation journals).

    Boes, M.K., Bollaert, R.E., Kesler, R, Learmonth, Y.C., Islam, M., Petrucci, M.N., Motl, R.W. and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T.  Six-minute walk performance in persons with multiple sclerosis while using passive or powered ankle-foot orthoses. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2017, In Press. 1.433 Q1 (3/115 Rehabilitation journals).

    Learmonth, Y. C., Adamson, B. C., Balto, J. M., Chiu, C. Y., Molina-Guzman, I. M., Finlayson, M., Barstow, E., & Motl, R. W. Investigating the needs of healthcare providers for promoting exercise in persons with multiple sclerosis: A qualitative study. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2017, in press. 0.903 Q1 (5/115 Rehabilitation journals).

    Learmonth, Y. C., Adamson, B. C., Balto, J. M., Chiu, C. Y., Molina-Guzman, I., Riskin, B. J., Finlayson, M. & Motl, R. W. Identifying preferred format and source of exercise information in persons with multiple sclerosis that can be delivered by healthcare providers. Health Expectations. 2017, in press. 0.736 Q2 (161/477 Public Health, Environmental and occupational health journals).

    Sebastião E., Learmonth Y., Motl R. Mobility measures differentiate falls risk status in persons with multiple sclerosis: an exploratory study. Neurorehabilitation, 2017, 153-161. 0.619 Q2 (26/115 Rehabilitation journals).

    Learmonth, Y.C., Adamson, B.C., Kinnett-Hopkins, D., Bohri, M. & Motl, R.W. Results of a feasibility randomised controlled study of the Guidelines for Exercise in Multiple Sclerosis Project. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 2017, 54,84-97. 1.248 Q1, (232/1806 Medicine (misc) journals).

    Learmonth, Y.C., Ensari, I. & Motl, R.W. Cognitive motor interference in multiple sclerosis: Insights from a systematic, quantitative review. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2017, 98 (6), 1229-1240. 1.433 Q1 (3/115 Rehabilitation journals).

    Learmonth, Y. C., Ensari, I., & Motl, R. W. Physiotherapy and walking outcomes in adults with multiple sclerosis: A meta-analysis. Physical Therapy Reviews 2016, 21 (3-6), 16-172. No SJR data

    Learmonth, Y.C. Adamson, B. C., Balto, J.M., Chiu, C., Molina-Guzman, I.M., Finlayson, M., Riskin, B.J. & Motl, R.W. Multiple sclerosis patients need and want information on exercise promotion from healthcare providers: A qualitative study, Health Expectations, 2016, 20 (4). pp. 574-583. 0.736 Q2, (161/477 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health journals).

    Learmonth, Y.C. & Motl, R.W. Physical activity and exercise training in multiple sclerosis: a quality review and content analysis of perceived determinants and consequences. Disability and Rehabilitation, 2016, 38 (13), 1227-42. 0.903 Q1 (5/115 Rehabilitation journals).

     

    Adamson, B.C., Learmonth, Y.C., Kinnett-Hopkins, D., Bohri, M. & Motl, R.W. Feasibility study design and methods for Project GEMS: Guidelines for Exercise in Multiple Sclerosis, Contemporary Clinical Trials, 2016, 47, 32-39. 1.248 Q1 (232/1806 Medicine (misc) journals).

    Learmonth, Y.C., Kinnett-Hopkins, D., Rice, I.M., Dysterheft, J.L., Motl, R.W. Accelerometer output and its association with energy expenditure during manual wheelchair propulsion, Spinal Cord, 2016, 54(2), 110-4. 0.802 Q2, 77/147 Neurology Journals

    Sebastião, E., Sandroff, B.M, Learmonth, Y.C. & Motl, R.W. Validity of the Timed Up and Go as a measure of functional mobility in persons with multiple sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2016, 97 (7):1072-7. 0.656 Q1 (26/115 Rehabilitation journals)

    Motl, R.W., Learmonth, Y.C., Wójcicki, T.R., Fanning, J., Hubbard, E.A., Kinnett-Hopkins, D., Roberts, S.A. & McAuley, E.A. Preliminary validation of the Short Physical Performance Battery in older adults with multiple sclerosis. BMC Geriatrics, 2015, 3, 15:157. 1.133 Q1 (22/105 Geriatrics and gerontology journals)

    McAuley, E., Wójcicki, T.R., Learmonth, Y.C., Roberts, S.A., Hubbard, E.A., Kinnett-Hopkins, D., Fanning, J. & Motl, R.W. Effects of a DVD-Delivered Exercise Intervention on Physical Function in Older Adults with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial, Multiple Sclerosis, 2015 Online. No SJR data

    Pilutti L.A., Sandroff B.M., Klaren R.E., Learmonth Y.C., Platta M.E., Hubbard E.A., Stratton M., & Motl R.W. Physical fitness assessment across the disability spectrum in multiple sclerosis: A comparison of testing modalities. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 2015, 39 (4), 241-9. 1.221 Q1 (6/115 Rehabilitation journals)

    Learmonth, Y.C., Awick, L.A., McAuley, E & Motl, R.W. Quality of life and health-related quality of life over one year in older women: Monitoring stability and reliability of measurement. Social Indicators Research, 2015, 123 (1), 267-279.  0.914 Q1 (61/447 Social Sciences (Misc) journals.

    Learmonth, Y.C., Rice, I.M., Ostler, T., Rice, L. & Motl, R.W. Perspectives on physical activity among persons with multiple sclerosis who are wheelchair users: Informing the design of future interventions, International Journal of MS Care, 2015, 17 (3), 109-119. 0.671 Q1 (13/115 Rehabilitation journals)

    Learmonth, Y.C., Pilutti, L.A. & Motl, R.W. Generalised Cognitive Motor Interference in Multiple Sclerosis, Gait and Posture, 2015, 42 (1), 96-100. 1.225 Q1 (5/115 Rehabilitation journals)

    Motl, R.W., Learmonth, Y.C., Pilutti, L.A., Gappmaier, E. & Coote, S. Top 10 research questions related to physical activity and multiple sclerosis, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015, 86 (2), 117-129. 0.844 Q1 (34/169 Physical therapy, sports therapy and rehabilitation)

    Motl, R.W.  & Learmonth, Y.C. Neurological disability and its association with walking impairment in multiple sclerosis: brief review. Neurodegenerative Disease Management, 2014 (6), 491-500. 0.452 Q2 (190/1806 Medicine (misc)

    Learmonth, Y.C., Hubbard, E.A., McAuley, E. & Motl, R.W. Psychometric properties of quality of life and health-related quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis. Quality of Life Research. 2014, 23(7) 2015-2023. 1.141 Q1 (69/477 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health)

    Sandroff, B. M., Motl R.W., Pilutti L.A., Learmonth Y.C, Ensari I., Dlugonski D., Klaren R.E., Balantrapu S., Riskin B.J. Accuracy of StepWatch and ActiGraph accelerometers for measuring steps taken among persons with multiple sclerosis. PLOS ONE; 2014, 9(4). e1-7. 1.533 Q1 (173/1806 Medicine (misc))

    Motl, R.W., Learmonth, Y.C., Pilutti, L., Dlugonski, D. & Klaren, R. Validity of minimal clinical important difference values for the Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale-12? European Neurology; 2014, 71 (3-4) 196-202. 2.005 Q1, 36/342 (Neurology (clinical))

    Wójcicki, T.R., Roberts, S.A., Learmonth, Y.C., Hubbard, L.A., Kinnett-Hopkins, D.L., Motl, R.W. & McAuley, E. Improving Physical Functional and Quality of Life in Older Adults with Multiple Sclerosis via a DVD-Delivered Exercise Intervention: Study Protocol, BMJ Open; 2014, 4 (12) e1-10. 1.446 Q1 (119/1806 (Medicine (misc))

    Learmonth, Y.C., Paul, L. Mattison, P., Miller L., McFadyen, A. K.  Short-term effect of aerobic exercise in Multiple Sclerosis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. International Journal of MS Care, 2014, 16 (2) 76-82. Q1 (13/115 Rehabilitation journals)

    Learmonth, Y.C., Sandroff, B.M., Pilutti, L.A., Klaren, R., Ensari, I., Riskin, B.J., Holtzer, R. & Motl, R.W. Cognitive motor interference during walking in multiple sclerosis using an alternate letter alphabet task. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2014 (8), 1498-1503. 0.903 Q1 (5/115 Rehabilitation journals).

    Sandroff, B.M., Pilutti, L.A., Dlugonski, D., Learmonth.Y.C., Suh, Y., Balantrapu S., Pula, J.H. & Motl, R.W. Comparing Two Conditions of Administering the Six-Minute Walk in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis. International Journal of MS Care; 2014, 16(1) 45-54. Q1 (13/115 Rehabilitation journals)

    Learmonth, Y. C., Marshall-McKenna, R., Paul, L., Mattison, P., Miller L. A qualitative exploration of the impact of a 12-week group exercise class for those moderately affected with Multiple Sclerosis., Disability and Rehabilitation, 2013, 35(1), 81-8. 0.903 Q1 (5/115 Rehabilitation journals).

    Learmonth, Y.C., Pilutti, L.A., Dlugonski, D, Klaren, R. & Motl, R.W. Psychometric properties of the Fatigue Severity Scale and the Modified Fatigue Impact Scale, Journal of the Neurological Science, 2013 331 (1-2), 102-107. 0.877 Q2 (73/147 Neurology (clinical) journals)

    Motl, R.W., Pilutti L.A., Learmonth, Y.C., Goldman, M.D., & Brown, T. Clinical Importance of Steps Taken per Day among Persons with Multiple Sclerosis. PLoS ONE. 2013, 4;8(9). 1.533 Q1 (173/1806 Medicine (misc) journals)

    Learmonth, Y.C., Motl, R.W., Sandroff, B.M., Pula, J.H., & Cadavid, D. Validation of Patient Determined Disease Steps (PDDS) scale score in persons with multiple sclerosis. BMC Neurology. 2013, 13(1), 37. 1.035 Q2 (102/342 Neurology (clinical) journals)

    Learmonth, Y.C., Dlugonski, D., Pilutti, L., Sandroff, B.M., & Motl, R.W. The reliability, precision and clinically meaningful change of walking mobility assessments in multiple sclerosis. 2013 Multiple Sclerosis, 19(13), 1784-1791. 1.894 Q1 (39/342 Neurology (clinical) journals)

    Learmonth, Y.C., Paul, L., McFadyen, A. K., Mattison, P., Miller L.  Reliability and clinical significance of mobility and balance assessments in multiple sclerosis. 2012 International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 35 (1) 69-74. 0.618 Q2 (33/115 Rehabilitation journals)

    Learmonth, Y. C., Paul, L., Mattison, P., Miller L., McFadyen, A. K. The effects of a twelve week leisure centre based, group exercise intervention for people moderately affected with Multiple Sclerosis: a randomised controlled pilot study. 2012 Clinical Rehabilitation, 26 (7) 579 – 593. 1.191 Q1 (8/115 Rehabilitation journals)

    Other

    Factsheets (online and in press) for Healthcare providers, patients and the general public

    Learmonth, Y.C. Exercise is good medicine in MS. Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. MS Focus; 2014, 16(3) 14-16.