Professor Paula Kersten


NameProfessor Paula Kersten
Job titlePro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social Care

Research outputs

EMPOWERing older people and their communities to manage their own CARE (EMPOWERCARE): Evaluation study of a social innovation initiative across four European countries

Hatzidimitriadou, E., Wright, T., Stirrup, V., Kersten, P., Thompson, T., DeBraal, P, Burton, C., Price, A., Stein, M., Wells, G., Manship, S., Martin, A. and Chung, P. 2022. EMPOWERing older people and their communities to manage their own CARE (EMPOWERCARE): Evaluation study of a social innovation initiative across four European countries. International Journal of Integrated Care. https://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.ICIC22333

Benefits of realist evaluation for rapidly changing health service delivery

Jagosh, J., Stott, H., Halls, S., Thomas, R., Liddiard, C., Cupples, M., Cramp, F., Kersten, P., Foster, D. and Walsh, N.E. 2022. Benefits of realist evaluation for rapidly changing health service delivery. BMJ Open. 12 (e060347), pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-060347

A critical review of the psychometric properties of the Nijmegen Questionnaire for hyperventilation syndrome.

Ogilvie, V. L. and Kersten, P. 2015. A critical review of the psychometric properties of the Nijmegen Questionnaire for hyperventilation syndrome. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy. 43 (1). https://doi.org/10.15619/NZJP/43.1.01

The Nijmegen Questionnaire: a valid measure for hyperventilation

Li Ogilvie, V., Kayes, N. and Kersten, P. 2019. The Nijmegen Questionnaire: a valid measure for hyperventilation. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy. 47 (3), pp. 160-171. https://doi.org/10.15619/NZJP/47.3.04

Design considerations for a Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue mobile app MS Energize: A pragmatic iterative approach using usability testing and resonance checks.

Van Kessel, K., Babbage, D., Kersten, P., Drown, J., Sezier, A., Thomas, P. and Thomas, S. 2021. Design considerations for a Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue mobile app MS Energize: A pragmatic iterative approach using usability testing and resonance checks. Internet Interventions. 24, p. 100371. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2021.100371

Developing clinical expertise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy; Using observed practice to create a valued practice-based collaborative learning cycle

Carr, M., Morris, J. and Kersten, P. 2020. Developing clinical expertise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy; Using observed practice to create a valued practice-based collaborative learning cycle. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 50, p. 102278. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2020.102278

Collegial surface acting emotional labour, burnout, and intention to leave in novice and pre-retirement nurses in the United Kingdom: a cross sectional study.

Theodosius, C., Koulougliotti, C., Kersten, P., Rosten, C., Clarke, A. and Warren, Z. 2021. Collegial surface acting emotional labour, burnout, and intention to leave in novice and pre-retirement nurses in the United Kingdom: a cross sectional study. Nursing Open. 8 (1), pp. 463-472. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.649

Predicting Recurrent Instability of the Shoulder (PRIS): A valid prediction tool of patients who will not have repeat shoulder instability after first-Time traumatic anterior dislocation

Olds, M., Ellis, R. and Kersten, P. 2020. Predicting Recurrent Instability of the Shoulder (PRIS): A valid prediction tool of patients who will not have repeat shoulder instability after first-Time traumatic anterior dislocation. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 50 (8), pp. 431-469. https://doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2020.9284

The immediate and subsequent impact of a first-time traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation, results from a national cohort study

Olds, M., Ellis, R., Parmar, P. and Kersten, P. 2020. The immediate and subsequent impact of a first-time traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation, results from a national cohort study. Shoulder and Elbow. 13 (2), pp. 223-232. https://doi.org/10.1177/1758573220921484

Provision of first contact physiotherapy in primary care across the UK: A survey of the service

Halls, S., Thomas. R., Stott, H., Cupples, M. E., Kersten, P., Cramp, F., Foster, D. and Walsh, N. 2020. Provision of first contact physiotherapy in primary care across the UK: A survey of the service. Physiotherapy. 108, pp. 2-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2020.04.005

MS Energize: Field trial of an app for self-management of fatigue for people with multiple sclerosis

Babbage, D., Van Kessel, K., Drown, J., Thomas, S., Sezier, A., Thomas, P. and Kersten, P. 2019. MS Energize: Field trial of an app for self-management of fatigue for people with multiple sclerosis. Internet Interventions. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2019.100291

Optimising the real-world impact of rehabilitation reviews: increasing the relevance and usability of systematic reviews in rehabilitation

Kayes, N., Martin, R. A., Bright, F. A. S., Kersten, P. and Pollock, A. 2019. Optimising the real-world impact of rehabilitation reviews: increasing the relevance and usability of systematic reviews in rehabilitation. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 55 (3), pp. 331-341. https://doi.org/10.23736/S1973-9087.19.05793-9

Digitizing a face-to-face group fatigue management program: exploring the views of people with multiple sclerosis and health care professionals via consultation groups and interviews

Thomas, S., Pulman, A., Thomas, P., Collard, S., Jiang, N., Dogan, H., Davies Smith, A., Hourihan, S., Roberts, F., Kersten, P., Pretty, K., Miller, J. K., Stanley, K. and Gay, M. 2019. Digitizing a face-to-face group fatigue management program: exploring the views of people with multiple sclerosis and health care professionals via consultation groups and interviews. JMIR Formative Research. 3 (2). https://doi.org/10.2196/10951

Incidence and outcomes of major trauma in New Zealand: findings from a feasibility study of New Zealand’s first national trauma registry

Czuba, K. J., Kersten, P., Anstiss, D., Kayes, N. M., Gabbe. B. J., Civil, I., Kool, B., Terry, G., Smith, G. A., Rohan, M. and Siegert, R. J. 2019. Incidence and outcomes of major trauma in New Zealand: findings from a feasibility study of New Zealand’s first national trauma registry. The New Zealand Medical Journal. 132 (1494), pp. 26-40.

Who will redislocate his/her shoulder? Predicting recurrent instability following a first traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation

Olds, M. K., Ellis, R., Parmar, P. and Kersten, P. 2019. Who will redislocate his/her shoulder? Predicting recurrent instability following a first traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine. 5 (1). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2018-000447

Making sense of recovery after traumatic brain injury through a peer mentoring intervention: a qualitative exploration

Kersten, P., Cummins, C., Kayes, N., Babbage, D., Elder, H., Foster, A., Weatherall, M., Siegert, R. J., Smith, G. and McPherson, K. 2018. Making sense of recovery after traumatic brain injury through a peer mentoring intervention: a qualitative exploration. BMJ Open. 8 (10). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020672

Development of a toolkit to enhance care processes for people with a long-term neurological condition: a qualitative descriptive study

Sezier, A., Mudge, S., Kayes, N., Kersten, P., Payne, D., Harwood, M., Potter, E., Smith, G. and McPherson, K. M. 2018. Development of a toolkit to enhance care processes for people with a long-term neurological condition: a qualitative descriptive study. BMJ Open. 8 (6). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022038

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: internal validity and reliability for New Zealand pre-schoolers

Kersten, P., Vandal, A. C., Elder, H. and McPherson, K. M. 2018. Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: internal validity and reliability for New Zealand pre-schoolers. BMJ Open. 8 (4). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-021551

Cluster-randomised controlled trial of an occupational therapy intervention for children aged 11-13 years, designed to increase participation in order to prevent symptoms of mental illness

Tokolahi E., Vandal A., Kersten, P., Pearson J. and Hocking C. 2018. Cluster-randomised controlled trial of an occupational therapy intervention for children aged 11-13 years, designed to increase participation in order to prevent symptoms of mental illness. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 23 (4), pp. 313-327. https://doi.org/10.1111/camh.12270

Developing a comprehensive framework of community integration for people with ABI: A conceptual analysis.

Shaikh, N., Kersten, P., Siegert, R. J. and Theodom, A. 2018. Developing a comprehensive framework of community integration for people with ABI: A conceptual analysis. Disability and Rehabilitation. 41 (4). https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2018.1443163

Te Waka Kuaka, Rasch analysis of a cultural assessment tool in traumatic brain injury in Māori

Elder, H., Czuba, K., Kersten, P., Caracuel, A. and McPherson, K. 2017. Te Waka Kuaka, Rasch analysis of a cultural assessment tool in traumatic brain injury in Māori. F1000Research. 6 (1034). https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.11500.1

Concurrent validity of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire in an indigenous pre-school population

Paula Kersten, Alain C. Vandal, Hinemoa Elder, Robyn Tauroa and Kathryn M. McPherson 2017. Concurrent validity of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire in an indigenous pre-school population. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 26, p. 2126–2135. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-017-0725-5

Mobile technology use by people experiencing multiple sclerosis fatigue: survey methodology

Van Kessel, K., Babbage, D. R., Reay, N., Miner-Williams, W. M. and Kersten, P. 2017. Mobile technology use by people experiencing multiple sclerosis fatigue: survey methodology. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 5 (2). https://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.6192

Improving precision of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire using a Rasch approach.

Oleg N. Medvedev, Richard J. Siegert, Paula Kersten and Christian U. Krägeloh 2017. Improving precision of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire using a Rasch approach. Mindfulness. 8 (4), pp. 995-1008. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-016-0676-8

Ordinal-to-interval scale conversion tables and national items for the New Zealand version of the WHOQOL-BREF

Krägeloh, C. U., Billington, D. R., Hsien-Chuan Hsu, P., Feng, X. J., Medvedev, O. N., Kersten, P., Landon, J. and Siegert, R. J. 2016. Ordinal-to-interval scale conversion tables and national items for the New Zealand version of the WHOQOL-BREF. PLoS ONE. 11 (11). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0166065

Cross-cultural acceptability and utility of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: views of families

Kersten, P., Dudley, M., Nayar, S., Elder, H., Robertson, H., Tauroa, R. and McPherson, K. M. 2016. Cross-cultural acceptability and utility of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: views of families. BMC Psychiatry. 16 (347). https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1186/s12888-016-1063-7

Mapping the rehabilitation interventions of a community stroke team to the Extended International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Core Set for Stroke

Evans, M., Hocking, C. and Kersten, P. 2017. Mapping the rehabilitation interventions of a community stroke team to the Extended International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Core Set for Stroke. Disability and Rehabilitation. 39 (25). https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2016.1239763

Development and content of a school-based occupational therapy intervention for promoting emotional wellbeing in children

Ema Tokolahi, Clare Hocking and Paula Kersten 2016. Development and content of a school-based occupational therapy intervention for promoting emotional wellbeing in children. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health. 32 (3), pp. 245-258. https://doi.org/10.1080/0164212X.2015.1129522

Making time; deeper connection, fuller stories, best practice. Experiences of Māori and non-Māori nurse-researchers

Hinemoa Elder, Paula Kersten, Kathryn McPherson, Lyn Dawson, Harry Harrison, Jaquie Harrison and Adrienne Poulter 2016. Making time; deeper connection, fuller stories, best practice. Experiences of Māori and non-Māori nurse-researchers. Annals of Psychiatry and Mental Health. 4 (6).

Measuring neurobehavioral functioning in people with traumatic brain injury: Rasch analysis of Neurobehavioral Functioning Inventory.

Czuba KJ, Kersten, P, Kayes NM, Smith G, Barker-Collo SL, Taylor WJ and McPherson KM 2016. Measuring neurobehavioral functioning in people with traumatic brain injury: Rasch analysis of Neurobehavioral Functioning Inventory. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 31 (4), pp. E59-E68. https://doi.org/10.1097/HTR.0000000000000170

What influences the implementation of the New Zealand Stroke Guidelines for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists?

Suzie Mudge, Sankaran Murugan, Anna Hart and Paula Kersten 2016. What influences the implementation of the New Zealand Stroke Guidelines for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists? Disability and Rehabilitation. 39 (5), pp. 511-518. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2016.1146361

In children aged 18 years and under, what promotes recurrent shoulder instability after traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation? A systematic review and meta-analysis of risk factors.

Olds, M., Donaldson, K., Ellis, R. and Kersten, P. 2016. In children aged 18 years and under, what promotes recurrent shoulder instability after traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation? A systematic review and meta-analysis of risk factors. British Journal of Sports Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2015-095149

Quality and reporting of cluster randomised controlled trials evaluating occupational therapy interventions: A systematic review

Ema Tokolahi, Clare Hocking, Paula Kersten and Alain C. Vandal 2015. Quality and reporting of cluster randomised controlled trials evaluating occupational therapy interventions: A systematic review. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health. 36 (1), pp. 14-24. https://doi.org/10.1177/1539449215618625

Whakawhiti korero, a method for the development of a cultural assessment tool, Te Waka Kuaka in Maori traumatic brain injury

Elder, H. and Kersten, P. 2015. Whakawhiti korero, a method for the development of a cultural assessment tool, Te Waka Kuaka in Maori traumatic brain injury. Behavioural Neurology. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/137402

Exploring strategies used following a group-based fatigue management programme for people with multiple sclerosis (FACETS) via the Fatigue Management Strategies Questionnaire (FMSQ)

S Thomas, P Kersten, P W Thomas, V Slingsby, A Nock, R Jones, A Davies Smith, K T Galvin, R Baker and C Hillier Exploring strategies used following a group-based fatigue management programme for people with multiple sclerosis (FACETS) via the Fatigue Management Strategies Questionnaire (FMSQ). BMJ Open. 2015 (5), p. e008274.. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008274.

Risk factors which predispose first-time anterior traumatic shoulder dislocations to recurrent instability in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Olds, M., Ellis, R., Donaldson, K., Parmar, P. and Kersten, P. 2015. Risk factors which predispose first-time anterior traumatic shoulder dislocations to recurrent instability in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 49 (14). https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2015-094584

Exploring researchers’ experiences of working with people with acquired brain injury

Greenwood, A., Theadom, A., Kersten, P. and McPherson, K. 2015. Exploring researchers’ experiences of working with people with acquired brain injury. Brain Injury. 29 (5). https://doi.org/10.3109/02699052.2014.1002422

A systematic review of evidence for the psychometric properties of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

Paula Kersten, Karol Czuba, Kathryn McPherson, Margaret Dudley, Hinemoa Elder, Robyn Tauroa and Alain Vandal 2015. A systematic review of evidence for the psychometric properties of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. International Journal of Behavioral Development. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165025415570647

Using feedback from patient-reported outcome measures in mental health services: A scoping study and typology.

Krägeloh CU, Czuba K, Billington R, Kersten, P and Siegert R 2014. Using feedback from patient-reported outcome measures in mental health services: A scoping study and typology. Psychiatric Services. 66 (3), pp. 224-241. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201400141

The Patient-Rated Wrist and Hand Evaluation: a systematic review of its validity and reliability

Taylor, J. and Kersten, P. 2014. The Patient-Rated Wrist and Hand Evaluation: a systematic review of its validity and reliability. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy. 42 (2), pp. 139-145. https://doi.org/10.15619/nzjp/42.3.01

Older adults’ experiences of community integration following traumatic brain injury.

Kent, J., Kersten, P. and Wright-St Clair, V. 2014. Older adults’ experiences of community integration following traumatic brain injury. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy. 42 (3), pp. 148-153.

Bridging the goal intention-action gap in rehabilitation: a study of if-then implementation intentions in neurorehabilitation

Kersten, P., McPherson, K. M., Kayes, N. M., Theadom, A. and McCambridge, A. 2014. Bridging the goal intention-action gap in rehabilitation: a study of if-then implementation intentions in neurorehabilitation. Disability & Society. 37 (12), pp. 1073-1081. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2014.955137

The Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue Self-Efficacy Scale (MS-FSE): initial validation

Thomas, S., Kersten, P. and Thomas, P. 2014. The Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue Self-Efficacy Scale (MS-FSE): initial validation. Clinical Rehabilitation. 29 (4), pp. 376-387. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215514543702

Bridging the gap between goal intentions and actions: a systematic review in patient populations

Kersten, P., McCambridge, A., McPherson, K., Kayes, N. and Theadom, A. 2014. Bridging the gap between goal intentions and actions: a systematic review in patient populations. Disability and Rehabilitation. 37 (7), p. 563=570. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2014.935874

Cluster-randomised controlled trial of an occupational therapy group intervention for children designed to promote emotional wellbeing: study protocol

Tokolahi, E. M., Hocking, C., Kersten, P. and Vandal, A. C. 2014. Cluster-randomised controlled trial of an occupational therapy group intervention for children designed to promote emotional wellbeing: study protocol. BMC Psychology. 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/2050-7283-2-16

Is the pain Visual Analogue Scale linear and responsive to change? An exploration using Rasch analysis

Kersten, P., White, P. J. and Tennant, A. 2014. Is the pain Visual Analogue Scale linear and responsive to change? An exploration using Rasch analysis. PLoS ONE. 9 (6), p. e99485. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0099485

One year follow-up of a pragmatic multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a group-based fatigue management programme (FACETS) for people with MS.

Thomas P., Thomas S., Kersten P., Jones R., Slingsby V., Nock A., Davies Smith A., Baker R., Galvin K. and Hillier C. 2014. One year follow-up of a pragmatic multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a group-based fatigue management programme (FACETS) for people with MS. BMC Neurology. 14. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2377-14-109
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