Areas of Expertise: Physiotherapy
Leica’s research focuses on pain rehabilitation using evidence synthesis, service evaluation, qualitative and effectiveness studies. Improving disability, participation, and knowledge translation are central to her research as is the supervision of postgraduate research students. Leica is currently supervising 11 postgraduate research students and she has supervised 10 to completion.
Leica has taught on physiotherapy courses since 2003 and has recently co-developed the MSc (pre-reg) Physiotherapy and MSc (pre-reg) Occupational Therapy courses at ARU. Leica has been the Link Tutor for the BSc (Hons) Dual Award Physiotherapy with MAHSA University, Malaysia since 2013. Leica is the first or co-author of 45 peer reviewed publications and has a H-index of 24.
• Systematic reviews with meta-analysis
Leica has examined six PhDs and one Prof Doc.
Andronic, O., Claydon-Mueller, L. S., Cubberley, R., Kumar, K. H. S., Kanduja V., 2020. Outcomes of Hip Arthroscopy in Patients with Femoroacetabular Impingement and Concomitant Tönnis Grade II Osteoarthritis or Greater: Protocol for a Systematic Review. International Journal of Surgery Protocols.
Meshe, O. F., Bungay, H., Claydon-Mueller, L. S., 2019. Participants’ experiences of the benefits, barriers, and facilitators of attending a community-based exercise programme for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Health and Social Care in the Community. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12929
Kannan, P., Chapple, C., Miller, D., Claydon-Mueller, L. S., Baxter, G. D., 2019. Exercise improves pain, daily functioning, and quality of life in women with primary dysmenorrhea: a randomised trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials 81(6), pp. 80-86. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2019.05.004
Mehta, P., Claydon-Mueller, L. S., Mani, R., Hendrick, P., Cook, C., Baxter, G. D., 2018. Chronic diabetic neuropathic pain: psychometric properties of pain and physical function outcome measures. Physical Therapy Reviews 23(6), pp. 317-329. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2018.1517072
Nweke, C., Claydon-Mueller, L. S., 2018. What factors contribute to delayed discharge of end of life (EoL) patient’s in hospital who wish to die at home? European Journal of Palliative Care, 25(2), pp. 68-73.
Johnson, M. I., Claydon, L. S., Herbison, G. P., Jones, G., Paley, C. A., 2017. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for fibromyalgia in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 10, CD012172. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012172.pub2
Winser, S., Smith, C., Hale, L. A., Claydon, L. S., Whitney, S. L., Klatt, B., Mottershead, J., Zaydan, I., Heyman, R., 2017. Psychometric properties of a core set of outcome measures of balance for people with cerebellar ataxia secondary to multiple sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98(2), pp. 270-276. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.07.023
Nair, R., Nikolopoulos, K. I., Claydon, L. S., 2017. Clinical outcomes in women undergoing laparoscopic hysteropexy: a systematic review. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology, 208, pp. 71-80. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2016.11.019
Johnson, M. I., Claydon, L. S., Herbison, G. P., Paley, C. A., Jones, G., 2016. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for fibromyalgia (protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012172
Meshe, O. F., Claydon, L. S., Bungay, H., Andrew, S., 2015. Physical activity and health status following pulmonary rehabilitation: a mixed methods systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 6, pp. 1-11. PubMed PMID: 27049603. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2016.1161842
Jalil, O., Claydon, L. S., Arulampalam, T., 2015. Review of neoadjuvant chemotherapy alone for locally advanced rectal cancer. Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer, 46(3), pp. 219-236. doi: 10.1007/s12029-015-9739-7
De Gouveia De Sa, M., Claydon, L. S., Whitlow, B., Dolcet Artahona, M. A., 2015. Minimal access versus open sacrocolpopexy in the treatment of prolapse of the apical segment of the vagina: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Urogynecology Journal. doi: 10.1007/s00192-015-2765-y
De Gouveia De Sa, M., Claydon, L. S., Whitlow, B., Dolcet Artahona, M. A., 2015. Robotic versus laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy in the treatment of prolapse of the apical segment of the vagina: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Urogynecology Journal. doi: 10.1007/s00192-015-2763-0
Mehta, P., Claydon, L. S., Hendrick, P., Cook, C., Baxter, G. D., 2015. Pain and physical functioning in neuropathic pain: a systematic review of psychometric properties of various outcome measures. Pain Practice. doi: 10.1111/papr.12293
Kannan, P., Chapple, C. M., Miller, D., Claydon, L. S., Baxter, G. D., 2015. Effects of an exercise intervention on menstrual pain and quality of life in women with primary dysmenorrhea: rationale, design, and interventions of a randomized controlled trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.03.010
Claydon, L. S., 2015. Scientific Rigour in Quantitative Research. Nursing Standard, 29(47), pp. 43-48.
Period Pain: don’t let it stop you from exercising. The Conversation, 2019.