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Dr Lynette Hodges

Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science

School of Sport and Exercise

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 063569099 ext 84536
    Location: 2.03, Practical Teaching Complex
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Cardiovascular exercise and health

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Exercise Physiology (110602): Human Movement and Sports Science (110600): Medical And Health Sciences (110000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 2

Completed Projects

Project Title: Upper and lower body exercise in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis

The vicious cycle of decreased activity in individuals with MS contributes to increased disability, and reduced daily activity, cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, health perception and fatigue indices. Although recommended to exercise for 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise, twice weekly, for many this is not possible with traditional exercise techniques. The purpose of this study is to assess the physiological and functional responses to upper body and lower body exercise training in individuals with MS. individuals completed an initial incremental VO2peak test on an arm crank ergometer along with functional reach, timed up and go and 10m walk test and . Following this, individuals completed 24, 30 minute, arm ergometry sessions, over 12 weeks. Results from the upper body exercise training demonstrate that individuals with MS have a physical fitness level below average which corroborates with that of other authors. However upper body ergometry was well tolerated in MS patients. These findings suggest that participating in a twice weekly upper body exercise program can have a positive effect in improving mobility in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.
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Date Range: 2010 - 2012

Funding Body: Massey University

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Yule, CE., Stoner, L., Hodges, LD., & Cochrane, DJ. (2016). Does short-term whole-body vibration training affect arterial stiffness in chronic stroke? A preliminary study. Journal of Physical Therapy Science. 28(3), 996-1002
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Hodges, L.
Schlader, ZJ., Perry, BG., Jusoh, MRC., Hodges, LD., Stannard, SR., & Mündel, T. (2013). Human temperature regulation when given the opportunity to behave. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 113(5), 1291-1301
[Journal article]Authored by: Hodges, L., Mundel, T., Perry, B., Stannard, S.
Schrieks, IC., Barnes, MJ., & Hodges, LD. (2011). Comparison study of treadmill versus arm ergometry. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 31(4), 326-331
[Journal article]Authored by: Barnes, M., Hodges, L.
Hodges, LD., Sandercock, G., & Brodie, D. (2011). Reliability of graded treadmill testing in patients with intermittent claudication. Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche. 170(1), 27-32
[Journal article]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Nunan, D., Jakovljevic, DG., Donovan, G., Singleton, LD., Sandercock, GRH., & Brodie, DA. (2010). Resting autonomic modulations and the heart rate response to exercise. Clinical Autonomic Research. 20(4), 213-221
[Journal article]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Schlader, ZJ., Mündel, T., Barnes, MJ., & Hodges, LD. (2010). Peak cardiac power output in healthy, trained men. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 30(6), 480-484
[Journal article]Authored by: Barnes, M., Hodges, L., Mundel, T.
Nunan, D., Donovan, G., Jakovljevic, D., Hodges, LD., Sandercock, GR., & Brodie, D. (2009). Validity and reliability of short-term heart-rate variabiity from the polar S810. Medicine Science in Sports & Exercise. 41(1), 243-250
[Journal article]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Jakovljevic, D., Nunan, D., Donovan, G., Hodges, LD., Sandercock, G., & Brodie, D. (2008). Lack of agreement between gas exchange variables measured by two metabolic systems. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 7(1), 15-22
[Journal article]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Nunan, D., Jakovljevic, DG., Donovan, G., Hodges, LD., Sandercock, GR., & Brodie, DA. (2008). Levels of agreement for rr intervals and short-term heart rate variability obtained from the Polar s810 and an alternative system. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 103(5), 529-537
[Journal article]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Jakovljevic, D., Nunan, D., Donovan, G., Hodges, LD., Sandercock, G., & Brodie, D. (2008). Comparison of cardiac output determined by different rebreathing methods at rest and at peak exercise.. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 102(5), 593-599
[Journal article]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Hodges, LD., Sandercock, G., Das, SK., & Brodie, D. (2007). Randomized controlled trial of supervised exercise to evaluate changes in cardiac function in patients with peripheral atherosclerotic disease. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 28(1), 32-37
[Journal article]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Hodges, LD., Kirby, M., Solanki, J., O'Donnell, J., & Brodie, D. (2007). The temporal relationship between erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease. The International Journal of Clinical Practice. 61(12), 2019-2025
[Journal article]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Sandercock, G., Hodges, LD., Das, SK., & Brodie, D. (2007). The impact of short term supervised and home-based walking programmes on heart rate variability in patients with peripheral arterial disease. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 6, 471-476
[Journal article]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Bromley, P., Hodges, LD., & Brodie, D. (2006). Physiological range of peak cardiac power output in healthy adults. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 26(4), 240-246
[Journal article]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Hodges, LD., Sandercock, G., Das, S., & Brodie, D. (2006). Cardiac pumping capability in patients with peripheral vascular disease. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 26(3), 185-190
[Journal article]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Hodges, LD., Brodie, D., & Bromley, P. (2005). Validity and reliability of selected commercially available metabolic analyzer systems. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. 15(5), 271-279
[Journal article]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Brodie, D., Hodges, LD., & Sandercock, G. (2004). Exercise, fitness and health: research strategies for a changing society. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness. 2(2), 85-93
[Journal article]Authored by: Hodges, L.

Conference

Stannard, SR., Ali, A., Barnes, MJ., Burns, M, ., Foskett, A., & Hodges, LD.(2011, February). Sport and Alcohol - Finding The Balance. . 1 (1)(pp. 1 - 278).
[Conference]Authored by: Ali, A., Barnes, M., Foskett, A., Hodges, L., Stannard, S.Edited by: Stannard, S.
Radhakrishnan, J., Henderson, K., Hodges, LD., & Brodie, DA. (2011). Changes in erectile dysfunction and arterial stiffness following cardiac rehabilitation - a clinical research study. Poster session presented at the meeting of European Society of Cardiology Congress 2011. Paris
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Radhakrishnan, J., Hodges, LD., Henderson, K., & Brodie, KA. (2011). Changes in erectile dysfunction and arterial stiffness following cardiac rehabilitation a clinical research study. In European Heart Journal(pp. 384 - 384). , European Society of Cardiology Congress 2011
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Schlader, Z., Mundel, T., Barnes, M., & Hodges, L. (2010). Peak cardiac output in trained males. In British Journal of Sports Medicine, International Sports Science, Sports Medicine Conference(pp. 1 - 1). : BMJ Publishing Group
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Barnes, M., Hodges, L., Mundel, T.
Spence, L., Fiolkowski, P., Keddie, L., & Hodges, LD.(2008, April 25). The effect of a 6 week balance training program on measures of postural stability. , 6th Staffordshire Conference on Clinical Biomechanics
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Kedddie, L., Fiolkowski, P., & Hodges, LD.(2008, April 25). The effect of a 6 week balance training program on lower leg muscle activation. , 6th Staffordshire Conference on Clinical Biomechanics
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Davies, P., Fiolkowski, P., Rowe, J., & Hodges, LD.(2007, September 12). Prophylactic ankle taping and plantar loading: How do different methods of taping affect gait kinetics?. , BASES Annual Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Gabrys, T., Szmatlan-Gabrys, U., Fiolkowski, P., & Hodges, LD.(2007, July 11). Physiological responses of ice-hockey players to incremental cycle ergometer tests. , The 12th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Gabrys, T., Szmatlan-Gabrys, U., Fiolkowski, P., & Hodges, LD.(2007, July 11). Adaptations to anaerobic training in U18 Ice Hockey players. , European College of Sports Science
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Nunan, D., Jakovljevic, D., Donovan, G., Brodie, D., Hodges, LD., & Sandercock, G.(2007, July 11). The reliability of the Polar S810 heart rate monitor and advanced analysis software to assess heart rate variability. , The 12th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Jakovljevic, D., Donovan, G., Nunan, D., Hodges, LD., Sandercock, G., & Brodie, D.(2007, July 11). Direct comparison of two automated metabolic gas analysis systems. , 12th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Jakovljevic, D., Nunan, D., Donovan, G., Hodges, LD., Sandercock, G., & Brodie, D.(2007, July 11). Three different reliability measurements for measuring cardiac output at rest. , The 12th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Hodges, LD., Kirby, M., O'Donnell, J., & Brodie, DA.(2006, November 27). Temporal relationship between erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease. , 9th Annual Conference for the UK Federation of Primary Care Research
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Hodges, LD., Kirby, M., O'Donnell, J., & Brodie, D.(2006, September 7). Temporal relationship between erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease. , 12th International Society for Sexual Medicine
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Hodges, LD., Kirby, M., O'Donnell, J., Solanki, J., & Brodie, D.(2006, June). Temporal relationship between erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease. , British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Hodges, LD., Sanderock, GRH., Brodie, DA., Bromley, PD., & Das, D.(2003, August 30). Cardiac power output in patients with intermittent claudication. In European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Vol. Suppl 1 (pp. P-44). , European Society for Cardiology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Brodie, DA., Sandercock, GRH., Hodges, LD., & Das, S, .(2003, August 30). Decreased heart rate variability (HRV) in patients with peripheral vascular disease. In European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Vol. Suppl 1 (pp. P-13). , European Society for Cardiology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Brodie, D., Sandercock, GRH., Hodges, LD., & Bromley, P. D., .(2003, October 11). Agreement between portable and static heart rate variability (HRV) analysis systems at rest and during incremental exercise. , PhysPharm
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Hodges, LD., Sandercock, GRH., Brodie, DA., & Bromley, PD.Patterns of HRV during incremental exercise. The effects of subject baseline characteristics.
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hodges, L.

Other

Schrieks, IC., Barnes, MJ., & Hodges, LD.Comparison study of treadmill versus arm ergometry.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hodges, L.
Schlader, Z., Mundel, T., Barnes, M., & Hodges, L. (2010, August). Peak cardiac output in trained males. In International Sports Science & Sports Medicine. Presented at Newcastle, United Kingdom.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Barnes, M., Hodges, L., Mundel, T.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 0 1

Teaching

Paper Co-ordinator for the following papers

234.121 Structural Kinesiology

234.213 Fitness Assessment

234.214 Exercise Prescription

234.312 Advanced Exercise Prescription and Therapy

Courses Coordinated

  • 234.312 Advanced Exercise Prescription and Therapy
  • 234.316 Exercise Prescription Practicum

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2017 - Merrin Louise Quilter - PhD
    An Investigation into the link between vitamin D status, erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular risk factors in ageing men in New Zealand

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