Can physical activity intervention in combination with text messaging improve quality of life through increased functional exercise capacity and enhanced exercise self-efficacy in adults with obstructive sleep apnoea?
Area of study
- sleep disordered breathing
- non-communicable diseases
- physical activity
- motivational strategies
- mHealth, sarcopenic obesity
- Dr Margot Skinner, Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago (Primary Supervisor)
- Associate Professor Debra Waters, Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine/School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
- Dr Ben Brockway, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine and Senior Lecturer, Dept of Medicine, University of Otago
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, University of Northumbria at Newcastle UK, 2001
- Rhodes S (2016) Physical activity and obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome: nothing to lose (except weight) and everything to gain. Podium presentation, PNZ Conference, Auckland, September 2016
- Rhodes S (2016) Physical inactivity contributes to cardiovascular disease risk in adults with symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. Poster presentation. Otago Spotlight Series: CVD Research, Wellington, September 2016
- Rhodes (2016) Obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS): physical activity levels and barriers to activity in an at-risk population. Post-graduate symposium presentation. Health, movement and lifestyle: a multi-disciplinary approach. CHARR week, School of Physiotherapy, November 2016
- University of Otago Masters Scholarship (full-time) 2016
- University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship (part-time) 2017
Why did you chose CHARR, SoP?
Access to a range of brilliant minds, reputation for excellence in research, close links with the SDHB, opportunity to meet other post-graduate students.
Best things so far
Incredible supervision and support from physiotherapy staff. A welcoming environment where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking and contribute.