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Assistant Research Fellow (Trauma)Zohreh Tangrood image

PhD, MSc, BSc

Email zohreh.jafarian@otago.ac.nz

Research interest and background

Zohreh's research interest is musculoskeletal disorders and clinical-based research studies.

She currently works on multiple trauma studies as an Assistant Research Fellow in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, working alongside Dr Jonathan Sharr and Dr Andrew B. Powell.

Zohreh graduated in Physiotherapy from Tehran University of Medical Science, Iran, with Bachelor and Master degrees, and then worked for eight years as a clinical physiotherapist before beginning her PhD at University of Otago. Her thesis focus was on scapular dyskinesis and subacromial shoulder pain.

During her PhD journey, she had the opportunity to contribute for four years to an anatomy tutorial offered by the University, which increased her enthusiasm for the musculoskeletal research field.

Zohreh anticipates that her role in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine will assist her aspiration to become a prominent researcher in musculoskeletal disorders.

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Publications

Jafarian Tangrood, Z., Sole, G., & Ribeiro, D. C. (2022). Association between changes in pain or function scores and changes in scapular rotations in patients with subacromial shoulder pain: A prospective cohort study. Archives of Physiotherapy, 12, 18. doi: 10.1186/s40945-022-00143-4

Ribeiro, D. C., Jafarian Tangrood, Z., Wilson, R., Sole, G., & Abbott, J. H. (2022). Tailored exercise and manual therapy versus standardised exercise for patients with shoulder subacromial pain: A feasibility randomised controlled trial (the Otago MASTER trial). BMJ Open, 12, e053572. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-053572

Jafarian Tangrood, Z. (2021). Scapular dyskinesis and subacromial shoulder pain (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/12015

Jafarian Tangrood, Z., Sole, G., & Ribeiro, D. C. (2020). Between-day reliability of scapular locator for measuring scapular position during arm elevation in asymptomatic participants. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, 43(4), 276-283. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2019.03.014

Jafarian Tangrood, Z., Sole, G., & Ribeiro, D. C. (2020). Is there an association between changes in pain or function with changes in scapular dyskinesis: A prospective cohort study. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 48, 102172. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2020.102172

Jafarian Tangrood, Z., Sole, G., & Ribeiro, D. C. (2022). Association between changes in pain or function scores and changes in scapular rotations in patients with subacromial shoulder pain: A prospective cohort study. Archives of Physiotherapy, 12, 18. doi: 10.1186/s40945-022-00143-4

Journal - Research Article

Ribeiro, D. C., Jafarian Tangrood, Z., Wilson, R., Sole, G., & Abbott, J. H. (2022). Tailored exercise and manual therapy versus standardised exercise for patients with shoulder subacromial pain: A feasibility randomised controlled trial (the Otago MASTER trial). BMJ Open, 12, e053572. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-053572

Journal - Research Article

Jafarian Tangrood, Z., Sole, G., & Ribeiro, D. C. (2020). Between-day reliability of scapular locator for measuring scapular position during arm elevation in asymptomatic participants. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, 43(4), 276-283. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2019.03.014

Journal - Research Article

Jafarian Tangrood, Z., Sole, G., & Ribeiro, D. C. (2020). Is there an association between changes in pain or function with changes in scapular dyskinesis: A prospective cohort study. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 48, 102172. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2020.102172

Journal - Research Article

Ribeiro, D. C., Jafarian Tangrood, Z., Sole, G., & Abbott, J. H. (2019). Effectiveness of a tailored rehabilitation versus standard strengthening programme for patients with shoulder pain: A protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial (the Otago MASTER trial). BMJ Open, 9(7), e028261. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028261

Journal - Research Other

Jafarian Tangrood, Z., Gisselman, A. S., Sole, G., & Ribeiro, D. C. (2018). Clinical course of pain and disability in patients with subacromial shoulder pain: A systematic review protocol. BMJ Open, 8, e019393. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019393

Journal - Research Other

Jafarian Tangrood, Z. (2019). Is there any relationship between changes in shoulder pain, disability and scapular rotations? Proceedings of the University of Otago Student Research Symposium: Te Wānaka Rakahau: Ākoka. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/graduate-research

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Jafarian Tangrood, Z., Sole, G., & Ribeiro, D. C. (2019). Between-day reliability scapular locator for measuring scapular orientation during arm elevation in a group of asymptomatic participants. Proceedings of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress. PO-C-03-SAT1. Retrieved from https://www.wcpt.org

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Jafarian Tangrood, Z., Sole, G., & Ribeiro, D. C. (2019). Is there any relationship between changes in shoulder pain and scapular orientation? Proceedings of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress. PL-888. Retrieved from https://www.wcpt.org

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Tangrood, Z. (2019, December). The clinical course of pain and disability in patients with subacromial shoulder pain: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Verbal presentation at the School of Physiotherapy Postgraduate Research Symposium: Health, Activity and Rehabilitation Research, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Jafarian Tangrood, Z. (2021). Scapular dyskinesis and subacromial shoulder pain (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/12015

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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