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Dr. Sara Hayes

Biography

Dr. Sara Hayes is a lecturer in Physiotherapy in the Department of Clinical Therapies, UL. Sara completed her BSc in Physiotherapy (2008) (1st class honours), P.G. Dip in Statistics (2010) and PhD (2013) in Trinity College Dublin. She has worked clinically as a Chartered Physiotherapist, primarily in the acute hospital setting across a variety of clinical populations. Sara is the module leader for BSc and MSc Neurology, Chronic Inflammatory States and Exercise and Participation modules in 2016/2017 in Clinical Therapies, UL. Her research interest lies in the provision of sustainable multi-factorial interventions to people with chronic neurological conditions. Sara's PhD, which focused on the relationship between cognition and physical function post-stroke has lead on to her co-authoring a Cochrane Review examining the evidence for physical fitness training post-stroke. As a Health Research Board (HRB) Research Fellow in NUI Galway (ICE award, 2014) and UL (Health Research Award, 2014-2016), Sara has coordinated two randomised controlled trials. She was awarded a two-year HRB Cochrane Fellowship in 2015 to complete a Cochrane review entitled 'Interventions for preventing falls in people with multiple sclerosis'. Sara collaborates with colleagues in physiotherapy, biostatistics, psychology, sport science, health economics, medicine, nursing and health promotion and is a member of the Health Research Institute in UL and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.>>

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2016 University of Limerick - HRB Cochrane Fellow,
  • 2015 University of Limerick - Lecturer
  • 2014 University of Limerick - HRB post-doctoral research fellow
  • 2013 NUI Galway - HRB ICE post-doctoral research fellow
  • 2012 University College Dublin - Occasional lecturer, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science
  • 2012 St. Vincent's University Hospital - Physiotherapist
  • 2010 Trinity College Dublin - Occasional lecturer
  • 2010 St. James' Hospital - Physiotherapist
  • 2009 St. James' Hospital - Physiotherapist
  • 2009 St. Vincent's University Hospital - Physiotherapist
  • 2009 Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland - Physiotherapist
  • 2008 St. Vincent's University Hospital - Physiotherapist

Award

  • 2013 - 1st prize for Clinical Research at the Irish Pain Society annual conference
  • 2012 - 1st prize for oral presentation at the Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke- 15th Annual Stroke Study Day
  • 2007 - Undergraduate Erasmus Exchange programme in Karolinska University, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2004 - Entrance Award

Association

  • Member, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Committee member- education officer, Mid Western branch ISCP

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2017

Minimum number of days required for a reliable estimate of daily step count and energy expenditure, in people with MS who walk unaided
Norris, M,Anderson, R,Motl, RW,Hayes, S,Coote, S
(2017) Minimum number of days required for a reliable estimate of daily step count and energy expenditure, in people with MS who walk unaided
In Gait & posture; pp. 201-206
DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.02.005
[ULIR]

2016

Review of Physical fitness training for stroke patients
Saunders, DH; Sanderson, M; Hayes, S; Kilrane, M; Brazzelli, M; Greig, CA; Mead, GE
(2016) Review of Physical fitness training for stroke patients
In Stroke;

2016

What do people with MS want from a web-based resource to encourage increased physical activity behaviour?
Casey, B,Hayes, S,Browne, C,Coote, S
(2016) What do people with MS want from a web-based resource to encourage increased physical activity behaviour?
In Disability And Rehabilitation; pp. 1557-1566
DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2015.1106601

2016

Response to letter to the editor re: Executive dysfunction and balance function post-stroke; a cross-sectional study'
Hayes, S; Donnellan, C; Stokes, E
(2016) Response to letter to the editor re: Executive dysfunction and balance function post-stroke; a cross-sectional study'
In Physiotherapy;

2016

Executive dysfunction and balance function post-stroke: A cross-sectional study
Hayes, S,Donnellan, C,Stokes, E
(2016) Executive dysfunction and balance function post-stroke: A cross-sectional study
In Physiotherapy; pp. 64-70
DOI: 10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.3719

2016

Physical fitness training for stroke patients.
Saunders DH, Sanderson M, Hayes S, Kilrane M, Greig CA, Brazzelli M, Mead GE. .
(2016) Physical fitness training for stroke patients.
In Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online);
[ULIR]

2016

Cohort Study Comparing the Berg Balance Scale and the Mini-BESTest in People Who Have Multiple Sclerosis and Are Ambulatory
Ross, E,Purtill, H,Uszynski, M,Hayes, S,Casey, B,Browne, C,Coote, S
(2016) Cohort Study Comparing the Berg Balance Scale and the Mini-BESTest in People Who Have Multiple Sclerosis and Are Ambulatory
In Physical therapy; pp. 1448-1455
DOI: 10.2522/ptj.20150416

2016

Cohort study comparing the Berg Balance Scale and the Mini- BESTest in ambulatory people with Multiple Sclerosis.
Ross E, Purtill H, Uszynski M, Hayes S, Casey B, Browne C, Coote S.
(2016) Cohort study comparing the Berg Balance Scale and the Mini- BESTest in ambulatory people with Multiple Sclerosis.
In Physical therapy;

2015

A randomised controlled trial of an exercise plus behaviour change intervention in people with multiple sclerosis: the step it up study protocol
Coote, S,Gallagher, S,Msetfi, R,Larkin, A,Newell, J,Motl, RW,Hayes, S
(2015) A randomised controlled trial of an exercise plus behaviour change intervention in people with multiple sclerosis: the step it up study protocol
In BMC neurology;
DOI: 10.1186/s12883-014-0241-9
[ULIR]

2015

Web-based Physical Activity Resources: Listening to the Voice of People with Multiple Sclerosis.
' Casey B, Hayes S, Larkin A, Browne C, Coote S. (2015)
(2015) Web-based Physical Activity Resources: Listening to the Voice of People with Multiple Sclerosis.
In Disability And Rehabilitation;

2015

Executive dysfunction post-stroke: an insight into the perspectives of physiotherapists
Hayes, S,Donnellan, C,Stokes, E
(2015) Executive dysfunction post-stroke: an insight into the perspectives of physiotherapists
In Disability And Rehabilitation; pp. 1817-1824
DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2014.980915

2014

Comparing the clinical-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an internet-delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) intervention with a waiting list control among adults with chronic pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Hayes, S,Hogan, M,Dowd, H,Doherty, E,O'Higgins, S,Gabhainn, SN,MacNeela, P,Murphy, AW,Kropmans, T,O'Neill, C,Newell, J,McGuire, BE
(2014) Comparing the clinical-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an internet-delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) intervention with a waiting list control among adults with chronic pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
In BMJ open;
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005092
[ULIR]

2013

Associations between executive function and physical function post-stroke: a pilot study.
Hayes, S; Donnellan, C; Stokes, E.
(2013) Associations between executive function and physical function post-stroke: a pilot study.
In Physiotherapy; pp. 165-171

2011

The measurement and impairment of executive function after stroke and concepts for physiotherapy.
Hayes, S; Donnellan, C; Stokes, E.
(2011) The measurement and impairment of executive function after stroke and concepts for physiotherapy.
In Physical Therapy Reviews; pp. 178-190

Other Publications

2016

Physical fitness training for stroke patients
Saunders, DH,Sanderson, M,Hayes, S,Kilrane, M,Greig, CA,Brazzelli, M,Mead, GE
(2016) Physical fitness training for stroke patients
In Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews;
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003316.pub6

2016

Energy expenditure in inactive adults with multiple sclerosis - social cognitive theory and symptom correlates
Uszynski, MK,Casey, B,Hayes, S,Gallagher, S,Motl, RW,Coote, S
(2016) Energy expenditure in inactive adults with multiple sclerosis - social cognitive theory and symptom correlates
In Multiple Sclerosis Journal; pp. 825-826

2016

Physical Fitness Training for Patients With Stroke
Saunders, DH,Sanderson, M,Hayes, S,Kilrane, M,Greig, CA,Brazzelli, M,Mead, GE
(2016) Physical Fitness Training for Patients With Stroke
In Stroke; pp. 219-220
DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.116.013640

2016

Physical fitness training and cognitive function for stroke patients (review)
Hayes, S,Saunders, D,Greig, C,Kilrane, M,Brazelli, M,Mead, G
(2016) Physical fitness training and cognitive function for stroke patients (review)
In Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland); pp. 117-117

2015

Web-based physical activity resources for people with multiple sclerosis: a review
Casey, B,Hayes, S,Larkin, A,Comber, L,Coote, S
(2015) Web-based physical activity resources for people with multiple sclerosis: a review
In Multiple Sclerosis Journal; pp. 518-519