Professor Sara Demain

Professor Sara Demain

Visiting Professor

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Broderick M, O'Shea R, Burridge J, Demain S, Johnson L & Bentley P (2023) 'Examining Usability, Acceptability, and Adoption of a Self-Directed, Technology-Based Intervention for Upper Limb Rehabilitation After Stroke: Cohort Study' JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies 10, e45993-e45993 , DOI
Buckingham S, Anil K, Demain S, Gunn H, Jones RB, Kent B, Logan A, Marsden J, Playford ED & Freeman J (2022) 'Telerehabilitation for people with physical disabilities and movement impairment: development and evaluation of an online toolkit for practitioners and patients' Disability and Rehabilitation 1-8 , DOI Open access
Buckingham SA, Anil K, Demain S, Gunn H, Jones RB, Kent B, Logan A, Marsden J, Playford ED & Freeman J (2022) 'Authors' Responses to Peer Review of “Telerehabilitation for People With Physical Disabilities and Movement Impairment: A Survey of United Kingdom Practitioners”' JMIRx Med 3, (1) , DOI Open access
Buckingham SA, Anil K, Demain S, Gunn H, Jones RB, Kent B, Logan A, Marsden J, Playford ED & Freeman J (2022) 'Telerehabilitation for People With Physical Disabilities and Movement Impairment: A Survey of United Kingdom Practitioners' JMIRx Med 3, (1) , DOI Open access
Johnson L, Burridge J & Demain S (2021) 'Development of lower limb training interventions that promote an external focus of attention in people with stroke: a modified Delphi survey' Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 38, (13) 2998-3009 , DOI
Johnson L, Burridge J, Demain S & Ewings S (2019) 'Comparing the Impact of an Implicit Learning Approach With Standard Care on Recovery of Mobility Following Stroke: Protocol for a Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial' JMIR Research Protocols 8, (11) e14222-e14222 , DOI
Gonçalves A-C, Marques A, Samuel D & Demain S (2019) 'Outcomes of physical activity for people living with dementia: qualitative study to inform a Core Outcome Set' Physiotherapy 108, 129-139 , DOI
Jácome C, Flores I, Martins F, Castro C, McPhee CC, Shepherd E, Demain S, Figueiredo D & Marques A (2017) 'Validity, reliability and minimal detectable change of the balance evaluation systems test (BESTest), mini-BESTest and brief-BESTest in patients with end-stage renal disease' Disability and Rehabilitation 1-6 , DOI Open access
Gonçalves A-C, Cruz J, Marques A, Demain S & Samuel D (2017) 'Evaluating physical activity in dementia: a systematic review of outcomes to inform the development of a core outcome set' Age and Ageing 47, (1) 34-41 , DOI Open access
Ellis J, Boger E, Latter S, Kennedy A, Jones F, Foster C & Demain S (2017) 'Conceptualisation of the ‘good’ self-manager: A qualitative investigation of stakeholder views on the self-management of long-term health conditions' Social Science & Medicine 176, 25-33 , DOI Open access
Gonçalves A-CV, Jácome CIO, Demain SH, Hunt KJ & Marques ASPDD (2016) 'Burden of treatment in the light of the international classification of functioning, disability and health: a “best fit” framework synthesis' Disability and Rehabilitation 39, (13) 1253-1261 , DOI Open access
Boger EJ, Hankins M, Demain SH & Latter SM (2015) 'Development and psychometric evaluation of a new patient -reported outcome measure for stroke self -management: The Southampton Stroke Self - Management Questionnaire (SSSMQ)' Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 13, (1) , DOI Open access
Boger E, Ellis J, Latter S, Foster C, Kennedy A, Jones F, Fenerty V, Kellar I & Demain S (2015) 'Self-Management and Self-Management Support Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Mixed Research Synthesis of Stakeholder Views' PLOS ONE 10, (7) e0130990-e0130990 , DOI Open access
Demain S, Gonçalves A-C, Areia C, Oliveira R, Marcos AJ, Marques A, Parmar R & Hunt K (2015) 'Living With, Managing and Minimising Treatment Burden in Long Term Conditions: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Research' PLOS ONE 10, (5) e0125457-e0125457 , DOI Open access
Sampson P, Freeman C, Coote S, Demain S, Feys P, Meadmore K & Hughes A-M (2015) 'Using Functional Electrical Stimulation Mediated by Iterative Learning Control and Robotics to Improve Arm Movement for People With Multiple Sclerosis' IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 24, (2) 235-248 , DOI
Rosa MCN, Marques A, Demain S & Metcalf CD (2014) 'Knee posture during gait and global functioning post-stroke: a theoretical ICF framework using current measures in stroke rehabilitation' Disability and Rehabilitation 37, (10) 904-913 , DOI Open access
Boger EJ, Demain SH & Latter SM (2014) 'Stroke self-management: A focus group study to identify the factors influencing self-management following stroke' International Journal of Nursing Studies 52, (1) 175-187 , DOI Open access
Rosa MC, Marques A, Demain S & Metcalf CD (2014) 'Fast gait speed and self-perceived balance as valid predictors and discriminators of independent community walking at 6 months post-stroke – a preliminary study' Disability and Rehabilitation 37, (2) 129-134 , DOI Open access
Hughes A-M, Burridge JH, Demain SH, Ellis-Hill C, Meagher C, Tedesco-Triccas L, Turk R & Swain I (2014) 'Translation of evidence-based Assistive Technologies into stroke rehabilitation: users’ perceptions of the barriers and opportunities' BMC Health Services Research 14, (1) , DOI Open access
Rosa MCN, Marques A, Demain S, Metcalf CD & Rodrigues J (2013) 'Methodologies to assess muscle co-contraction during gait in people with neurological impairment – A systematic literature review' Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 24, (2) 179-191 , DOI Open access
Rosa MCN, Marques A, Demain S & Metcalf CD (2013) 'Lower limb co-contraction during walking in subjects with stroke: A systematic review' Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 24, (1) 1-10 , DOI Open access
Guerra SRC, Demain S, Figueiredo DMP & Marques de Sousa LX (2013) 'Post-Intervention Referral Service (PIRS): Supporting Families of People With Dementia After a Psychoeducational Program' Activities, Adaptation & Aging 37, (4) 319-334 , DOI
Demain S, Burridge J, Ellis-Hill C, Hughes A-M, Yardley L, Tedesco-Triccas L & Swain I (2013) 'Assistive technologies after stroke: self-management or fending for yourself? A focus group study' BMC Health Services Research 13, (1) , DOI
Metcalf CD, Robinson R, Malpass AJ, Bogle TP, Dell TA, Harris C & Demain SH (2013) 'Markerless Motion Capture and Measurement of Hand Kinematics: Validation and Application to Home-Based Upper Limb Rehabilitation' IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 60, (8) 2184-2192 , DOI
Boger EJ, Demain S & Latter S (2012) 'Self-management: a systematic review of outcome measures adopted in self-management interventions for stroke' Disability and Rehabilitation 35, (17) 1415-1428 , DOI
Aubrey G & Demain S (2012) 'Perceptions of group exercise in the management of multiple sclerosis' International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 19, (10) 557-565 , DOI
Demain S, Metcalf CD, Merrett GV, Zheng D & Cunningham S (2012) 'A narrative review on haptic devices: relating the physiology and psychophysical properties of the hand to devices for rehabilitation in central nervous system disorders' Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 8, (3) 181-189 , DOI
Guerra SR, Rodrigues SP, Demain S, Figueiredo DM & Sousa LX (2012) 'Evaluating proFamilies-dementia: Adopting photovoice to capture clinical significance' Dementia 12, (5) 569-587 , DOI
Guerra SRC, Demain SH, Figueiredo DMP & De Sousa LXM (2012) 'Being a Volunteer: Motivations, Fears, and Benefits of Volunteering in an Intervention Program for People With Dementia and Their Families' Activities, Adaptation & Aging 36, (1) 55-78 , DOI
Barbosa A, Figueiredo D, Sousa L & Demain S (2011) 'Coping with the caregiving role: Differences between primary and secondary caregivers of dependent elderly people' Aging & Mental Health 15, (4) 490-499 , DOI
Wiles R, Demain S, Robison J, Kileff J, Ellis-Hill C & McPherson K (2008) 'Exercise on prescription schemes for stroke patients post-discharge from physiotherapy' Disability and Rehabilitation 30, (26) 1966-1975 , DOI
Ottewill R, Demain S, Ellis-Hill C, Greenyer CH & Kileff J (2006) 'An expert patient-led approach to learning and teaching: the case of physiotherapy' Medical Teacher 28, (4) e120-e126 , DOI
Demain S, Wiles R, Roberts L & McPherson K (2006) 'Recovery plateau following stroke: Fact or fiction?' Disability and Rehabilitation 28, (13-14) 815-821 , DOI
Conference Papers
Johnson L, Burridge JH & Demain SH (2013) 'Internal and External Focus of Attention During Gait Re-Education: An Observational Study of Physical Therapist Practice in Stroke Rehabilitation' Oxford University Press (OUP) 957-966 , DOI