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Dr. Orna Donoghue
Project Manager, Medical Gerontology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Donoghue OA, O'Shea M, McGarrigle CA, Lang D, Hoey C, Whitty H, O'Shea D, Kenny RA., Translating Frailty Assessment Methodologies and Research-based Evidence to Clinical Education and Practice., Journal of aging & social policy, 2020, p1-15 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Donoghue OA, Leahy S, Kenny RA., Longitudinal associations between gait, falls and disability in community-dwelling older adults with type II diabetes mellitus: findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)., The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Peeters G, Bennett M, Donoghue OA, Kennelly S, Kenny RA., Understanding the aetiology of fear of falling from the perspective of a fear-avoidance model - A narrative review., Clinical psychology review, 79, 2020, p101862 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Donoghue OA, Savva GM, Börsch-Supan A, Kenny RA., Reliability, measurement error and minimum detectable change in mobility measures: a cohort study of community-dwelling adults aged 50 years and over in Ireland., BMJ Open, 9, (11), 2019, pe030475 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Donoghue, O., McGarrigle, C., Kenny, R.A., 109 Impact of Transport Mode on Psychosocial Wellbeing in Community-dwelling Adults Aged ≥50 years: Results from TILDA, Age & Ageing, 67th Annual & Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society, Innovation, Advances and Excellence in Ageing, , Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork , 26-28 September 2019, 48 (Suppl 3), Oxford Academic, 2019, ppiii17 - iii65 Oral Presentation, 2019

Briggs R, Carey D, Claffey P, McNicholas T, Donoghue O, Kennelly SP, Kenny RA, Do Differences in Spatiotemporal Gait Parameters Predict the Risk of Developing Depression in Later Life?, J Am Geriatr Soc, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 URL DOI

Naseer A, McLoughlin J, Donoghue O, Kenny RA, O'Connell B, Oral health status of community dwelling adults aged 50 years and over in Ireland. A cross-sectional analysis of the Wave 3 TILDA cohort., 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Maguire, F.J., Killane, I., Creagh, A.P., Donoghue, O., Kenny, R.A., Reilly, R.B., Baseline Association of Motoric Cognitive Risk Syndrome With Sustained Attention, Memory, and Global Cognition, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 19, (1), 2018, p53-58 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Donoghue OA, McGarrigle CA, Foley M, Fagan A, Meaney J, Kenny RA., Cohort Profile Update: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)., International Journal of Epidemiology, 2018, p1398-1398 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Finucane Ciaran, O'Connell Matthew, Donoghue Orna, Richardson Kathryn, Savva George, Kenny Rose, O-12 Coexisting hypertension and orthostatic hypotension increases the risk of falls in older adults: findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) , Journal of Human Hypertension , 31 , (10 ), 2017, p662 - 663 Journal Article, 2017

Donoghue O, Setti A, O'Leary N, O'Halloran AM, Kenny R., SELF-REPORTED UNSTEADINESS PREDICTS FEAR-RELATED ACTIVITY RESTRICTION AT TWO YEARS FOLLOW-UP , Innovation in Aging, 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, San Fransisco, 23-27 July 2017, 1, (1 supplemental), Oxford Academic, 2017, pp927 - 928 Published Abstract, 2017 DOI

Donoghue O.A, Setti A, O'Leary N, Kenny R.A, Self-Reported Unsteadiness Predicts Fear of Falling, Activity Restriction, Falls, and Disability, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18, (7), 2017, p597 - 602 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI

Bhangu, J. and King-Kallimanis, B.L. and Donoghue, O.A. and Carroll, L. and Kenny, R.A., Falls, non-accidental falls and syncope in community-dwelling adults aged 50 years and older: Implications for cardiovascular assessment, PLoS ONE, 12, (7), 2017, e0180997- Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text DOI

Finucane C, O'Connell M.D.L, Donoghue O, Richardson K, Savva G.M, Kenny R.A, Impaired Orthostatic Blood Pressure Recovery Is Associated with Unexplained and Injurious Falls, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 65, (3), 2017, p474 - 482 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Donoghue Orna, Foley Margaret, Kenny Rose Anne, Cohort Maintenance Strategies Used by The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) , 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Donoghue O, Feeney J, O"Leary N, O"Halloran AM, Kenny R, MOBILITY DOES NOT PREDICT DECLINES IN COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN COMMUNITY-DWELLING OLDER ADULTS., Innovation in aging, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

O†Connell Matthew, Kenny Rose Anne, Donoghue Orna, 6Measures of Health and Function that Predict Future Falls , Health and Wellbeing: Active Ageing for Older Adults in Ireland , 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Duggan, E. and Donoghue, O. and Kenny, R.A. and Cronin, H. and Loughman, J. and Finucane, C., Time to Refocus Assessment of Vision in Older Adults? Contrast Sensitivity but Not Visual Acuity Is Associated with Gait in Older Adults, Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 72, (12), 2017, p1663-1668 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Donoghue, O. and Feeney, J. and O'Leary, N. and Kenny, R.A., Baseline Mobility is Not Associated with Decline in Cognitive Function in Healthy Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Findings From The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2017, p1-11 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Maguire Fiachra, Killane Isabelle, Creagh Andrew, Bennett Gavin, Donoghue Orna, Kenny Rose, Reilly Richard, 179CHARACTERIZATION OF MOTORIC COGNITIVE RISK SYNDROME FROM A NATIONALLY REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE , Age and Ageing , 45 , (suppl_2 ), 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Donoghue O.A, Dooley C, Kenny R.A, Usual and Dual-Task Walking Speed: Implications for Pedestrians Crossing the Road, Journal of Aging and Health, 28, (5), 2016, p850 - 862 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Donoghue Orna, Setti Annalisa, O'Leary Neil, Kenny Rose, 223SELF-REPORTED UNSTEADINESS PREDICTS FEAR OF FALLING AND ACTIVITY RESTRICTION AT TWO YEARS FOLLOW-UP , Age and Ageing , 45 , (suppl_2 ), 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Donoghue OA, O'Hare C, King-Kallimanis B, Kenny RA, Antidepressants are Independently Associated with Gait Deficits in Single and Dual Task Conditions., The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 2014 Journal Article, 2014

Finucane C, Fan CW, Soraghan C, O†Connell MDL, Donoghue O, Cronin H, Savva GM, Kenny RA, Falls, fractures and trauma , 2014 Journal Article, 2014

Donoghue Orna, Dooley Cara, Feeney Joanne, Finucane Ciarán, Hudson Eibhlin, Kenny Rose Anne, O'Sullivan V, The over 50s in a changing Ireland , 2014, - Miscellaneous, 2014

Donoghue, O. A., Savva, G. M., Cronin, H., Kenny, R. A., & Horgan, N. F. , Using Timed Up-and-Go and usual gait speed to predict incident difficulty in daily activities among community-dwelling adults aged 65 and older., Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, 95, (10), 2014, p1954-1961 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Donoghue OA, Savva GM, Cronin H, Kenny RA, Horgan NF, Using Timed Up and Go and Usual Gait Speed to Predict Incident Disability in Daily Activities Among Community-Dwelling Adults Aged 65 and Older., Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, 2014 Journal Article, 2014

Killane I, Donoghue OA, Savva GM, Cronin H, Kenny RA, Reilly RB, Relative Association of Processing Speed, Short-Term Memory and Sustained Attention With Task on Gait Speed: A Study of Community-Dwelling People 50 Years and Older., The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 2014 Journal Article, 2014

Donoghue O, O'Hare C, King-Kallimanis B, Kenny RA., Anti-depressants are independently associated with gait deficits in single and dual task conditions. , American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, published online , 2014 Journal Article, 2014

Killane I, Donoghue OA, Savva GM, Cronin H, Kenny RA, Reilly RB., Relative Association of Processing Speed, Short-Term Memory and Sustained Attention With Task on Gait Speed: A Study of Community-Dwelling People 50 Years and Older., J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. , 69, (11), 2014, p1407-1414 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Condon C, Donoghue O, Kenny RA, Stokes EK, Grip strength in a chronic respiratory disease cohort (TILDA experience) , Irish Thoracic Society, Derry, Nov 2013, 2013 Poster, 2013

Kenny RA, Coen RF, Frewen J, Donoghue OA, Cronin H, Savva GM, Normative values of cognitive and physical function in older adults: findings from the irish longitudinal study on ageing., Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61 Suppl 2, 2013, pS279-90 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Donoghue, O.A., Cronin, H., Savva, G.M., O'Regan, C., Kenny, R.A., Effects of fear of falling and activity restriction on normal and dual task walking in community dwelling older adults, Gait and Posture, 38, (1), 2013, p120-124- Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

Donoghue O, Savva G, Cronin H, Kenny RA, Horgan F, Using Timed Up-and-Go to Identify Future Difficulty in Activities of Daily Living , 2013, 182 , SPRINGER LONDON LTD 236 GRAYS INN RD, 6TH FLOOR, LONDON WC1X 8HL, ENGLAND , 2013, ppS247 - S247 Conference Paper, 2013

Killane I., Donoghue O.A, Saava G.M., Cronin H., Kenny R.A., Reilly R.B., Associations between gait variability and sustained attention in a community dwelling nationally representative population sample, Proceedings of the Joint World Congress of ISPGR and Gait & Mental Function, , World Congress of ISPGR and Gait & Mental Function, , Japan, June, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Killane, I., Donoghue, O.A., Savva, G.M., Cronin, H., Kenny, R.A., Reilly, R.B., Variance between walking speed and neuropsychological test scores during three gait tasks across the irish longitudinal study on aging (TILDA) dataset , Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Osaka; Japan, 3-7 July, IEEE, 2013, pp6921-6924 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

Kenny RA, Coen RF, Frewen J, Donoghue OA, Cronin H, Savva GM., Normative values of cognitive and physical function in older adults: findings from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing., J Am Geriatr Soc, 61, (Suppl 2), 2013, ps279 - s290 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Savva GM, Donoghue OA, Horgan F, O'Regan C, Cronin H, Kenny RA., Using timed up-and-go to identify frail members of the older population., J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 68, (4), 2013, p441 - 446 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Donoghue O, O'Hare C, King-Kallimanis B, Kenny RA, Anti-Depressant Use is Independently Associated With Single And Dual Task Gait Deficits , 2013, 182 , SPRINGER LONDON LTD 236 GRAYS INN RD, 6TH FLOOR, LONDON WC1X 8HL, ENGLAND , 2013, ppS284 - S284 Conference Paper, 2013

Nolan H, Kenny RA, Coen R, Frewen J, Cronin H, Donoghue O, Savva G, Portable Application for Calculation and Graphing of Normative Values of Physical and Cognitive Tests in Community-Dwelling Older, Irish Adults , 2013, 182 , SPRINGER LONDON LTD 236 GRAYS INN RD, 6TH FLOOR, LONDON WC1X 8HL, ENGLAND , 2013, ppS295 - S295 Conference Paper, 2013

Donoghue OA, Savva GM, Cronin H, Kenny RA, Horgan NF, Is timed up-and-go a better predictor of difficulty in daily activities than gait speed? , European Geriatric Medicine , (4 ), 2013, pS53 - Journal Article, 2013

Donoghue, Orna A., Harriet Ryan, Eoin Duggan, Ciaran Finucane, George M. Savva, Hilary Cronin, James Loughman, and Rose Anne Kenny. , Relationship between fear of falling and mobility varies with visual function among older adults., Geriatrics & Gerontology International , 2013, p1-12 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

Duggan E, Cronin H, Donoghue O, Savva G, Loughman J, Kenny RA, Finucane C, Low Spatial Frequency Contrast Sensitivity but not Visual Acuity is Associated with Spatial Gait Parameters in Older Adults , 2013, 182 , SPRINGER LONDON LTD 236 GRAYS INN RD, 6TH FLOOR, LONDON WC1X 8HL, ENGLAND , 2013, ppS219 - S219 Conference Paper, 2013

Donoghue OA, Horgan NF, Savva GM, Cronin H, O'Regan C, Kenny RA, Association between timed up-and-go and memory, executive function, and processing speed., Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60, (9), 2012, p1681-6 Journal Article, 2012

Savva GM, Donoghue OA, Horgan F, O'Regan C, Cronin H, Kenny RA, Using Timed Up-and-Go to Identify Frail Members of the Older Population., The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 2012 Journal Article, 2012

Donoghue OA, Horgan NF, Savva GM, Cronin H, O'Regan C, Kenny RA., Association between timed up-and-go and meory, executive function and processing speed., J Am Geriatr Soc, 60, (9), 2012, p1681 - 1686 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

Nicol A., Donoghue O., The Skeleton Coast Diet Plan: Body mass and body fat changes on an arduous expedition , 158, (2), 2012, p106 - 109 Journal Article, 2012

Cronin, Hilary; O'Regan, Claire; Savva, George; Donoghue, Orna; Kearney Patricia; Kenny Rose Anne; et al., Fear of Falling in an Older Irish Population: Prevalence and Psychosocial Predictors, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) Conference, Cork, Sept 2012 , 181, (7), 2012, ppS241 - S241 Conference Paper, 2012

Donoghue O, Ryan H, Savva G, Cronin H, Kenny RA., Does vision moderate the relationship between fear of falling and functional mobility?, European Geriatric Medicine, 3, (1), 2012, pS1 - S2 Journal Article, 2012

Nicol Alastair, Donoghue O, The skeleton coast diet plan: body mass and body fat changes on an arduous expedition , BMJ Military Health , 158 , (2 ), 2012, p106 - 109 Journal Article, 2012

Killane I., Brennan C., Savva G., Donoghue O., Cronin H., Kenny RA, Reilly R.B., Comparisons between simple and complex gait tasks across different executive function groups and tertiles - cross sectional data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA), Proceedings of the Joint World Congress of ISPGR and Gait & Mental Function, Joint World Congress of ISPGR and Gait & Mental Function, Trondheim, June, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Savva George, Donoghue Orna, Horgan Frances, O'Regan Claire, Cronin Hilary, Kenny Rose Anne, Timed-Up-and-Go and Walking Speed Can Identify Frail Members of the Older Population , 2012, 181 , SPRINGER LONDON LTD 236 GRAYS INN RD, 6TH FLOOR, LONDON WC1X 8HL, ENGLAND , 2012, ppS220 - S220 Conference Paper, 2012

Cronin H, O'Regan C, Savva G, Richardson K, Donoghue O, Kenny RA., Polypharmacy and falls in older Irish adults. , Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) Conference, Dublin, 9-10 September 2011, 180, (Suppl. 10), 2011, ppS355 - S355 Conference Paper, 2011

Coffey N, Harrison AJ, Donoghue OA, Hayes K, Common functional principal components analysis: a new approach to analyzing human movement data., Human movement science, 30, (6), 2011, p1144-66 Journal Article, 2011

Donoghue OA, Shimojo H, Takagi H, Impact forces of plyometric exercises performed on land and in water., Sports health, 3, (3), 2011, p303-9 Journal Article, 2011

Donoghue O, Cronin H, Foran T, Horgan F, O'Regan C, Kenny RA., Correlates of Timed Up-and-Go performance in community-dwelling, older Irish adults., Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) Conference, Dublin, 9-10 September 2011, 180, (Suppl. 10), 2011, ppS322 - S322 Conference Paper, 2011

Steele L, Donoghue O, Acute effects of hopping with weighted vest on vertical stiffness , 2009, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Donoghue Orna, Steel Lorraine, Collins Rachel, Young Harriet, Coleman Simon, KNEE SEPARATION DISTANCE AND QUADRICEPS AND HAMSTRINGS STRENGTH DURING DROP VERTICAL JUMP LANDINGS , 2009, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Donoghue OA, Harrison AJ, Laxton P, Jones RK, Orthotic control of rear foot and lower limb motion during running in participants with chronic Achilles tendon injury., Sports biomechanics / International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, 7, (2), 2008, p194-205 Journal Article, 2008

Donoghue OA, Harrison AJ, Coffey N, Hayes K, Functional data analysis of running kinematics in chronic Achilles tendon injury., Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 40, (7), 2008, p1323-35 Journal Article, 2008

Donoghue OA, Harrison AJ, Laxton P, Jones RK, Lower limb kinematics of subjects with chronic achilles tendon injury during running., Research in sports medicine (Print), 16, (1), 2008, p23-38 Journal Article, 2008

Donoghue Orna, Harrison Andrew J, Laxton Philipp, Richards Barry, Jones Richard, ORTHOSES CONTROL OF FRONTAL AND SAGITTAL PLANE MOTION IN THE INJURED AND UNINJURED LEGS OF SUBJECTS WITH CHRONIC ACHILLES TENDON INJURY DURING RUNNING , 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Harrison Andrew J, Jensen Randall L, Donoghue Orna, RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF LASER DISTANCE AND VELOCITY DETERMINATION DURING RUNNING , 2004, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Donoghue Orna, Harrison Andrew, EFFECTIVENESS OF ORTHOSES IN CONTROLLING REARFOOT MOTION IN A GROUP OF SUB. IECTS WITH REARFOOT VARUS , 2004, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Donoghue O, Harrison AJ, To examine the differences in rearfoot kinematics during treadmill and overground running , 2004, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

BROWN, T, IRISH IDEOLOGY, CRANE BAG, 9, 1985, p90 - 91 Journal Article, 1985

Donoghue O., Jansen S., Dooley C., de Rooij S., Van der Velde N., Kenny RA. , Atrial fibrillation is associated with impaired mobility in community-dwelling older adults. , Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, in press Journal Article,

Donoghue O, Savva GM, Cronin H, Kenny RA, Horgan NF., Using Timed Up-and-Go and usual gait speed to predict incident difficulty in daily activities among community-dwelling adults aged 65 and older., Archives in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in press Journal Article,

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

McGarrigle, C., Donoghue, O., Scarlett, S., Kenny, R.A. , Health and Wellbeing. Active ageing for older adults in Ireland, Dublin, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Trinity College Dublin, March, 2017 Report, 2017 URL