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Personal Information
Name Guinan, Emer
Main Department Physiotherapy
College Title Research Fellow
E-mail guinane1@tcd.ie
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Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) July 2009 present
 
Awards and Honours
Award Date
Ireland-Northern Ireland National Cancer Institute Cancer Consortium / Health Research Board Scholarship to attend National Cancer Institute Summer School in Cancer Prevention July 2014
Research bursary (200) to support PhD activities Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative Care 2012
 
Description of Research Interests
Dr Emer Guinan is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow working with the Discipline of Physiotherapy and Department of Surgery. Her main research interest is in the role of physical activity in improving survivorship outcomes for patients with cancer. Her PhD work examined the relationships between physical activity and molecular biomarkers of breast cancer risk in high risk cohorts. Her current research focuses on the impact of complex cancer treatment regimens on functional performance and quality of life, specifically in cancer of the upper gastro-intestinal tract and in patients with advanced cancer.
 
Research Projects
Project title Preoperative inspiratory muscle training to prevent postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing esophageal resection (the PREPARE study)
Summary This multi-centre international trial is examining the effect of a preoperative programme of inspiratory muscle training on post-operative pulmonary outcomes in patients undergoing oesophagectomy
Funding Agency
Programme
Type of Project Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial
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Project title Rehabilitative Strategies Following Oesophageal Cancer (ReStOre trial)
Summary This project comprises two studies; 1)a longitudinal assessment of the effect of curative treatment for oesopahgeal cancer on physical performance and 2) an investigation of the feasibility and efficacy of a rehabilitative programme of exercise and dietary intervention following oesophageal cancer treatment completion.
Funding Agency Health Research Board (HRB)
Programme
Type of Project Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial
Date from Oct 2014
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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Broderick, J. M. Guinan, E. Donnell, D. M. O Hussey, J. Tyrell, E. Normand, C., Calculating the costs of an 8-week, physiotherapy-led exercise intervention in deconditioned cancer survivors in the early survivorship period (the PEACH trial), Physiotherapy, 2014
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Valkenet K, Trappenburg JC, Gosselink R, Sosef MN, Willms J, Rosman C, Pieters H, Scheepers JJ, de Heus SC, Reynolds JV, Guinan E, Ruurda JP, Rodrigo EH, Nafteux P, Fontaine M, Kouwenhoven EA, Kerkemeyer M, van der Peet DL, Hania SW, van Hillegersberg R, Backx FJ, Preoperative inspiratory muscle training to prevent postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing esophageal resection (PREPARE study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial., Trials, 15, (1), 2014, p144
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Valkenet K., Trappenburg J.C., Gosselink R., Sosef M.N., Willms J., Rosman C., Pieters H., Scheepers J.J., de Heus S.T., Reynolds J.V., Guinan EM., Ruurda J.P., Rodrigo E.H., Nafteux P., Fontaine M., Kouwenhoven E.A., Kerkemeyer M., van der Peet D.L., Hania S.W., van Hillegersberg R., Backx F.J. , Preoperative inspiratory muscle training to prevent postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing esophageal resection (the PREPARE study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial, Trials, 15, (1), 2014, p144-
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Guinan EM, Connolly EM, Healy LA, Carroll PA, Kennedy MJ, Hussey J , The Development of the Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance After Adjuvant Treatment for Breast Cancer, Cancer Nursing, Epub ahead of print, 2013
Walsh JM, Hussey J, Guinan E, O' Donnell D, 'Pragmatic randomized controlled trial of individually prescribed exercise versus usual care in a heterogeneous cancer survivor population': a feasibility study PEACH trial: prescribed exercise after chemotherapy., BMC Cancer, 10, (42), 2010
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