Spinal Cord Injuries

Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Dunn, J.A., Sinnott, K.A., Rothwell, A.G., Mohammed, K.D, Simcock, J. (2015) Upper limb reconstructive surgery for people with tetraplegia – An overview. Archives of Phys Med.. Under review.
    • Bourke J.A., Hay-Smith, E.J.C., Snell, D.L. (2015). Attending to biographical disruption: the experience of rehabilitation following tetraplegia due to spinal cord injury. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(4): 296-303.
      • Sinnott KA, Dunn JA, Wangdell J, Johanson ME, Hall AS, Rothwell AG. (2015) Outcome measures for upper limb reconstructive surgery. Arch Phys Med,
        • Post MWM, Charlifue S, Biering-Sørensen F, Catz A, Dijkers M, Geyh S, J Horsewell J, Noonan V, Noreau N, Tate D, Sinnott KA. (2015). International spinal cord injury data set for activities and participation. Spinal Cord.
          • Biering-Sorenson F. Bryden AM, Curt A, Friden J, Harvey L, Mulcahey MJ, Popovic M, Prochazka A, Sinnott KA, Snoek G. International spinal cord injury upper extremity basic data set. 2014. Spinal Cord. doi: 10.1038/sc.2014.87
            • Sinnott KA, Dunn JA, Rothwell AG, Hall AS, Post MWM. The development of the NZ upper limb surgery registry for tetraplegia. 2014. Spinal Cord. 52:8, 611-615
              • Dunn JA, Rothwell AG, Mohammed KM, Sinnott KA. The effects of aging on upper limb tendon transfers in patients with tetraplegia. 2014. J Hand Surg Am,39(2),317-323
                • Geyh, S., Ballert, C., Sinnott KA, Charlifue, S., Catz, A., D'Andrea Greve, J. M., & Post, M. W. M. 2013. Quality of life after spinal cord injury: A comparison across six countries. Spinal Cord, 51(4), 322-326
                  • Nunnerley, J.L., Hay-Smith E.J.C., Dean, S.G. 2013 Leaving a spinal unit and returning to the wider community: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Disability & Rehabilitation.35(14): 1164 – 117
                    • Hay-Smith, E.J.C., Dickson, B., Nunnerley, J.L., Sinnott, K.A. (2013). The experience of return to employment following SCI in New Zealand. Disability and Rehabilitation 35(17):1436-46. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2012.737079
                      • CharlifueS, MW Post MW, Biering-SørensenF, CatzA, DijkersM, GeyhS, J Horsewell J, Noonan V, NoreauN, TateD, Sinnott, K.A. International Spinal Cord Injury Quality of Life Basic Data Set. 2011 Spinal Cord – in press
                        • Sinnott, K.A., Cassidy, B., Nunnerley, J.L., Bourke, J., &Kunowski, T. 2010. Commentary on Community Participation Following Spinal Cord Injury in New Zealand. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation; 15(4):63–71
                          • Kirchberger I, Sinnott, K.A, Charlifue S, Kovindha A, Lüthi H, Campbell R, Zwecker M, Scheuringer M, Cieza A. Functioning and disability in spinal cord injury from the consumer perspective: an international qualitative study using focus groups and the ICF.Spinal Cord 48:305-312
                            • Cieza A, Kirchberger I, Biering-Soerensen F, Baumberger M, Charlifue S, Post M, Campbell R, Kovindha A, Ring H, Sinnott KA, Kostanjsek N, Stucki G. ICF Core Sets for individuals with spinal cord injury in the long-term context. Spinal Cord 2010:48; 305-312
                              • Kirchberger I, Cieza A, Biering-Soerensen F, Baumberger M, Charlifue S, Post M, Campbell R, Kovindha A, Ring H, Sinnott KA, Kostanjsek N, Stucki G. ICF Core Sets for individuals with spinal cord injury in the early post-acute context. Spinal Cord 48:297-304. 2010
                                • Sinnott, K.A., Brander P. Rothwell A. Siegert R. Life impacts following reconstructive hand surgery for tetraplegia. Topics in Spinal Cord InjRehabil 2009; 15(2):90-97
                                  • Dunn, J.A., Sinnott K.A., Nunnerley, J.L., Scheuringer, M. Utilization of consumer perspective to validate clinical measures of outcome in spinal cord injury.Disability & Rehabilitation. 2009 31(12) 967-975
                                    • Dunn, J.A., Sinnott, K.A., Bryden A.M., Connolly S., Rothwell A. Measurement Issues Related to Upper Limb Interventions in Persons with Tetraplegia. Hand Clinics. Hand Clinics 24 (2) 161 -8 2008
                                      • Bryden AM, Sinnott KA, Mulcahey MJ. Innovative Strategies for Improving Upper Extremity Function in Person with Tetraplegia and Considerations in Measuring Functional Outcomes. Topics in SCI Rehabilitation, 2005,10(4):75-93
                                        • Sinnott K.A., Dunn J Rothwell A. The use of the ICF for evaluation of outcome measures used in 10 year re-review following reconstructive hand surgery. Int J Spinal Cord, 2004, 42(7):396-400
                                          • Rothwell, A., Sinnott, K.A.,Dunn, J.A., Mohammed K, Sinclair S. 10 year re-review following reconstructive upper limb surgery. J Hand Surg (Am). 2003;28(3):489-497
                                            • Sinnott, K.A., Mercer S. Shoulder problems and paraplegia: A clinical dilemma. NZ J of Physiotherapy 2000, 28(3);36-41
                                              • Sinnott, K.A., McNaughton H., Milburn P. The functional implications of rotator cuff disorders associated with chronic paraplegia. Int J Spinal Cord, 2000, 38(12):748-753

                                              • Conference proceedings

                                                • Bourke, J. (2014). The lived experience of spinal cord injury and its contribution to spinal cord injury research. Invited speaker at Australia and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Annual Scientific meeting, Auckland, November 2014.
                                                  • Bourke, J., Hay-Smith, E. J. C., Snell, D. (2013). The experience of rehabilitation from the perspectives of individuals in New Zealand with tetraplegia due to spinal cord injury. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at Australia and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Annual Scientific meeting, Sydney, August 2013.
                                                    • Bourke, J., Snell, D., Sinnott, A., and Cassidy, B. (2012). A User-led Consultation Model: Making Inclusion of Services Users in Research a Reality. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at Australia and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Annual Scientific meeting, Melbourne, October 2012.
                                                      • Sinnott KA, Dunn JA, Rothwell AG, Hall AS, Post MWM. (2011) The experience of reaching a therapist consensus on upper limb surgery outcomes measurement. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZCoS) meeting, Brisbane. Australia.
                                                        • Nunnerley, J.L. (2010). The role of interdisciplinary practitioners in facilitating RTW following SCI. Presentation: Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZCoS) meeting Adelaide, Australia.
                                                          • Sinnott KA, Dunn JA, Rothwell AG, Hall AS. (2010) The experience of reaching an international consensus on outcome measurement for upper limb surgery and tetraplegia. Abstract accepted for Invited Speaker at the International Tetraplegia and Upper Limb Surgery Scientific Meeting, Paris, France.
                                                            • Sinnott KA, Verkaaik J, MacDonald R. (2009) The Independent Living (IL) development of transitional rehabilitation at the Burwood Spinal Unit. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the AFRM, NZRA, NIRR Conference, Queenstown.
                                                              • Sinnott KA, Verkaaik J, Nunnerley JL. (2009) The Independent Living (IL) development of transitional rehabilitation at the Burwood Spinal Unit. Abstract accepted for an oral presentation at the Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZCoS) meeting, Perth, Australia. (presented by JL Nunnerley)
                                                                • Nunnerley, J.L., Hay-Smith, E.J., Dean, S. (2009). The Experience of leaving a spinal unit and returning to the wider community. Presentation: Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZCoS) meeting Perth, Australia.
                                                                  • Nunnerley, J.L., Hay-Smith, E.J., Dickenson, B., Sinnott, K.A. (2009). Critical success factors of early intervention Vocational Rehabilitation. Workshop Presentation: Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZCoS) meeting Perth, Australia.
                                                                    • Bourke, J. (2009). Consumer perspective of using a Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) bicycle. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at Australia and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Annual Scientific meeting, Perth, November 2009.
                                                                      • Sinnott KA, Nunnerley JL, Dunn JA. (2008) Focus Group enquiry for the ICF Core Set Development for SCI in New Zealand. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the NZ Society of Physiotherapy Conference Dunedin.
                                                                        • Sinnott KA, Verkaaik J, MacDonald R, Lagerstrom A-C, Wahman K. (2008) The Independent Living (IL) development of transitional rehabilitation at the Burwood Spinal Unit. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZCoS) Conference, Christchurch.
                                                                          • Sinnott KA, Nunnerley JL, Dunn JA. (2008) Outcome measurement and the ICF – the NZ experience. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZCoS) Conference, Christchurch.
                                                                            • Nunnerley, J.L., Dunn, J.A., Sinnott, K.A. (2007). The qualitative aspect of the ICF project the New Zealand Perspective. Presentation: Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZCoS) meeting Sydney, Australia
                                                                              • Sinnott, K.A., Nunnerley, J.L., Dunn, J.A., (2007). Validating outcome measures using the ICF Core sets Data. Presentation:Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZCoS) meeting Sydney, Australia
                                                                                • Sinnott KA, Scheuringer M, Nunnerley JL, Dunn JA. (2007)Focus Group enquiry for the ICF Core Set Development for SCI. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) meeting, Reykjavik, Iceland.
                                                                                  • Sinnott KA, Dunn JA, Rothwell AG. (2007) Whose outcome is it anyway? Abstract accepted for Workshop Invited Speaker at the International Tetraplegia and Upper Limb Surgery Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, USA.
                                                                                    • Sinnott KA, Dunn JA, Rothwell AG. (2007) Use of the ICF to interpret measurement of hand surgery outcomes for tetraplegia. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the International Tetraplegia and Upper Limb Surgery Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, USA.
                                                                                      • Sinnott KA, Scheuringer M, Nunnerley JL, Dunn JA. (2007) Focus Group enquiry for the ICF Core Set Development for SCI. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the International Consensus Conference for ICF Core Sets for SCI, ICF Research Branch, Nottwil, Switzerland.
                                                                                        • Sinnott KA, Nunnerley JL, Dunn JA. (2006) The pragmatics of the ICF Core Set Development for SCI. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZCoS) meeting, Melbourne. Australia.
                                                                                          • Sinnott KA.,(2005) The ICF - a Framework for Measuring Functional Outcomes. Abstract accepted for Invited Speaker oral presentation at the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Meeting, Dallas, USA.
                                                                                            • Sinnott KA, Dunn JA, Rothwell AG. (2004) Use of the ICF framework to interpret hand function outcomes following tendon transfer surgery for tetraplegia. Abstract accepted for workshop presentation at the International Tetraplegia and Upper Limb Surgery Scientific Meeting, Christchurch.
                                                                                              • Sinnott KA, Brander P, Siegert R, Rothwell AG. (2004) Life Impacts following upper limb surgery for tetraplegia. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the International Tetraplegia and Upper Limb Surgery Scientific Meeting, Christchurch.
                                                                                                • Sinnott KA, Milburn P, Mercer S, McNaughton H. (2003) The consequences of spinal cord injury over time. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the NZ Society of Physiotherapy Conference, Christchurch.
                                                                                                  • Sinnott KA. (2003) Shouldering the Burden. Abstract accepted for Invited Speaker oral presentation at the NZ Community Physiotherapy Conference, Dunedin.
                                                                                                    • Sinnott KA, Dunn JA, Rothwell AG., (2002) A 10 year re-review of upper limb reconstructive surgery for tetraplegia. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZCoS) meeting, Auckland.
                                                                                                      • Sinnott KA, Dunn JA, Rothwell AG. (2001) Consensus on Long-term Outcomes – can we reach an agreement? Abstract accepted for workshop presentation at the International Tetraplegia Association Scientific Meeting, Bologna, Italy.
                                                                                                        • Sinnott KA, Dunn JA, Rothwell AG. (2001) A 10 year re-review of upper limb reconstructive surgery for tetraplegia. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the NZ Rehabilitation Association Conference, Wellington, 2001
                                                                                                          • Sinnott KA. (2001) Back to Basics – Functional Anatomy and Rehabilitation. Abstract accepted for Invited Speaker oral presentation at the NZ Society of Physiotherapy Southern Symposium, Queenstown.
                                                                                                            • Sinnott KA, Milburn P, Mercer S, McNaughton H. (2000) Shoulder Pain and Long-term Paraplegia. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the NZ Pain Society Conference, Timaru.
                                                                                                              • Sinnott KA, Milburn P, Mercer S, McNaughton H. (2000) Are paraplegics a homogenous group? Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the NZ Society of Physiotherapy Conference, Wellington.
                                                                                                                • Sinnott KA, Milburn P, Mercer S, McNaughton H. (2000) The Rotator Cuff Disorders associated with paraplegia. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the NZ Rehabilitation Association Conference, Wellington.
                                                                                                                  • Sinnott KA, Chirnside L, (1999) The ISIS Screening Tool development. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the NZ Rehabilitation Association Conference, Auckland.
                                                                                                                    • Sinnott KA, Milburn P, Mercer S. (1999) The functional implications of rotator cuff disorders and paraplegia. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the NZ Rehabilitation Association Conference, Auckland.