Dr Abebaw YohannesReader in Physiotherapy

Specialist Areas

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in old age
Quality of life
Physical disability (designing assessment tool)
Psychological well-being (validating an assessment tool)
Mental health (depression and anxiety) in old age
Heart disease and (cardiac rehabilitation)
Elderly care and musculoskeletal problems
Parkinsons disease
Pulmonary rehabilitation
Intermediate health care provision for older people
Religion, spirituality and health

Research Interests

Palliative care
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in old age
Quality of life in old age
Physical disability (designing assessment tool)
Psychological well-being (validating an assessment tool)
Mental health (depression and anxiety)
Heart disease and (cardiac rehabilitation)
Elderly care and musculoskeletal problems
Pulmonary rehabilitation
Intermediate health care provision for older people
Religion, spirituality and health
Depression and anxiety in cystic fibrosis
Design a single-item quality of life scale
Dementia
Mental health and falls with learning disabilities

Professional Body Membership and Activity

Health Professions Council
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
European Respiratory Society
Royal Statistical Society
British Geriatric Society
International Psychogeriatiric Association
American College of Chest Physician

Editorships and Consultancies

Associate Editor BMC Geriatrics

Impact

Member of NICE committee for the up-date of the management of lung cancer guideline development group (GDG) 2008 - 2011.
Appointed to be part of the committee for the NICE Quality Standard Lung Cancer Topic Expert Group starting from June 2011.
A regional committee member of the chartered society of physiotherapy
Reviewer of the following journals
Physiotherapy
Clinical Rehabilitation
Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Disease Management and Health Outcomes
Clinical Drug Investigation
Depression and Anxiety
Advances in Physiotherapy
Drugs and Ageing
International of Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Editorial Board Member
Journal of Psychosomatic Research

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

Willgoss T. Yohannes A. M. Goldbart J. & Fatoye F. (2013) "'Getting it Off Your Chest': Experiences of Anxiety in People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease", in Heart & Lung

Willgoss T, Yohannes A. M, Goldbart J. Fatoye F. (2013) "Reliability and validity of the anxiety inventory for respiratory disease specific scale in patients with COPD" American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care

Willgoss T. Fatoye F. Goldbart J. Yohannes A. M. (2013) "The development and Validation of the Anxiety Inventory for Respiratory disease (AIR)", Chest
http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/article.aspx?articleID=1722748

Al-Quabaeissy K, Yohannes A, Fatoye F, Goodwin PC. (2013) "The effectiveness of hydrotherapy in the management of Rheumatoid Arthritis: a systematic review", Musculoskeletal Care

Willgoss, T. Yohannes, A.M. Goldbart, J. Fatoye, F. (2012) "'Everything was spiraling out of control': Experiences of anxiety in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease", Heart & Lung

Yohannes A. M, Willgoss T, Fatoye F, Dodd M, Webb, K. (2012) "Relationship between anxiety, depression, and quality of life in adult patients with cystic fibrosis". Respiratory Care 57 (4): 550-6.

Yohannes A.M. (2012) "Telehealthcare management for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease", Expert Review in Respiratory Medicine, 6(3), pp.239-42

Griffiths S., Taylor C. & Yohannes A.M. (2012) "Conversion Rates and Perceived Barriers to Referral: Views of Extended Scope Physiotherapists in the Primary Care Setting", Musculoskeletal Care
doi: 10.1002/msc.1023

Gough S, Yohannes A.M., Thomas C. & Sixsmith J. (2012) "Simulation-based education (SBE) within postgraduate emergency on-call physiotherapy in the United Kingdom", Nurse Education Today
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260691712000974

Yohannes A.M. (2012), "Lung cancer in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a double blow", Expert Review in Respiratory Medicine, 6(1), pp.3-6

Willgoss T, Yohannes A. M, Goldbart J. Fatoye F. (2011) "The development of a novel scale to screen and measure anxiety in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)", British Thoracic Society, December 2011
doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-201054b.93

Yohannes A.M. & Connolly M.J. (2011) "Do antidepressants work in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with comorbid depression?", Expert Review in Respiratory Medicine, 5(6), pp.727-9

Yohannes A.M., Doherty P., Bundy C. & Yalfani A. (2011) "Response to Ski C.F. & Thompson D.R. (2011) Commentary on Yohannes A.M., Doherty P., Bundy C. & Yalfani A. (2010) 'The long-term benefits of cardiac rehabilitation on depression, anxiety, physical activity and quality of life, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19, pp.2806-2813", Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20(23-24), pp.3587-8.
doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03980.x

Yohannes A.M., Hann M. & Sibbald B. (2011) "The management of depressive symptoms in patients with COPD: a postal survey of general practitioners", Primary Health Care Research & Development, 12(3), pp.237-44

Yohannes A.M., Stone R., Lowe D., Pursey N., Buckingham R. & Roberts C. (2011) "Pulmonary rehabilitation in the United Kingdom", Chronic Respiratory Disease, 8(3), pp.193-9.
doi: 10.1177/1479972311413400

Yohannes A.M. (2011) "Caregiver support for older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease", Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59(6), pp.1158-9; author reply 1159-60.
doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03434.x

Yohannes A.M. & Ershler W.B. (2011) "Anemia in COPD: a systematic review of the prevalence, quality of life, and mortality", Respiratory Care, 56(5), pp.644-52

Yohannes AM, Willgoss TG, Vestbo J. 2011 "Tiotropium for treatment of stable COPD: a meta-analysis of clinically relevant outcomes", Respiratory Care, 56(4), pp.477-487
doi: 10.4187/respcare.00852.

Yohannes AM, Dodd M, Morris J, Webb K. (2011) "Reliability and validity of a single item measure of quality of life scale for adult patients with cystic fibrosis", Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2011, 9:105
doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-9-105

Willgoss T, Yohannes A. M, Goldbart J. Fatoye F. (2011). "COPD and anxiety: its impact on patients' lives." Nursing Times 107: 15/16, early online publication:
http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice/clinical-specialisms/copd/copd-and-anxiety-its-impact-on-patients-lives/5028743.article

Yohannes A.M., Caton S.J. 2010. "Management of Depression in Older People with Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review" Aging and Mental Health, vol.14 no.6, pp.637-651
issn: 1360-7863 doi: 10.1080/13607860903483094

Willgoss, T., Yohannes A.M., Mitchell D. 2010. "Review of risk factors and preventative strategies for fall-related injuries in people with intellectual disabilities" Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol.19 no.15-16, pp.2100-2109
doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03174.x

Yohannes A.M., Willgoss T., Baldwin R.C., Connolly M.J. 2010. "Depression and anxiety in chronic heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: prevalence, relevance and management principles" International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol.25, no.12, pp.1209-1221
issn: 0885-6230 url: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/gps.2463/pdf

Yohannes A.M., Doherty P., Bundy C., Yalfani A. 2010. "The long-term benefits of cardiac rehabilitation of cardiac rehabilitation on depression, anxiety, physical activity and quality of life." Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol.19, no.19-20, pp.2806-2013
issn: 0962-1067 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03313.x

Muir S., Yohannes A.M. 2009. "The impact of cognitive impairment on rehabilitation outcomes in elderly patients admitted with a femoral neck fracture: A systematic review" Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, vol.32, no.1, pp.24-32
issn: 1539-8412 url: http://journals.lww.com/jgpt/Fulltext/2009/32010/The_Impact_of_Cognitive_Impairment_on.6.aspx

Maurer J., Rebbapragada V., Borson S., Goldstein R., Kunik M.E., Yohannes A.M., Hanania N.A. 2008. "Anxiety and depression in COPD: Current understanding, unanswered questions, and research methods" Chest, vol.134, no.4 Supplement, pp.43S-56S
issn: 0012-3692 doi: 10.1378/chest.08-0342

Yohannes A.M., Baldwin R.C. 2008. "Late-life depression" Psychiatric Times, vol.25, no.13, pp.50-54
issn: 0893-2905 url: http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/cme/display/article/10168/1348861

Yohannes A.M., Baldwin R.C. 2008. "Medical co-morbidities in Late-life depression" Psychiatric Times, vol.25 no.14, pp.52-55
url: http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/depression/content/article/10168/1358135

Yohannes A.M., Koenig H.G., Baldwin R.C., Connolly M.J. 2008. "Health Behaviour, Depression and Religiosity in Older Patients Admitted to Intermediate Care" International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol.23 no.7, pp.735-740
issn: 0885-6230 doi: 10.1002/gps.1968

Yohannes A.M. 2008. "Management of anxiety and depression in patients with COPD" Expert review of respiratory medicine, vol.2 no.3, pp.337-347
issn: 1747-6348 doi: 10.1586/17476348.2.3.337

Yohannes A.M., Baldwin R.C., Connolly M.J. 2008. "Prevalence of Depression and Anxiety Symptoms in Elderly Patients Admitted in Post-Acute Intermediate Care" International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,
issn: 0885-6230 doi: 10.1002/gps.2041

Yohannes A.M., Yalfani A., Doherty P., Bundy C. 2007. "Predictors of drop-out from an outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programme" Clinical Rehabilitation, vol.21 no.3, pp.222-229
issn: 1477-0873 doi: 10.1177/0269215506070771

Yohannes A.M., Connolly M.J. 2007. "A national survey: percussion, vibration, shaking and active cycle breathing techniques used in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" Physiotherapy, vol.93 no.2, pp.110-114
issn: 1230-8323 doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2006.07.003

Yohannes A.M. 2007. "Health status and quality of life after acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" Quality of Life Research, Vol.16, pp.357-358
issn: 0962-9343

Yohannes A.M., Connolly M.J. 2007. "A National Survey: Percussion, Vibrations, Shaking and Active Cycle Breathing Techniques used in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease." Physiotherapy, vol.93 no.2, pp.110-113
issn: 0031-9406 doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2006.07.003

Yohannes A.M. 2007. "Palliative care provision for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, vol.5 no.17,
issn: 1477-7525 doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-5-17

Yohannes A.M., Baldwin R.C., Connolly M.J. 2006. "Depression and anxiety in elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" Age Ageing, vol.35, pp.457-459
issn: 0002-0729

Yalfani A., Yohannes A.M., Doherty P., Brett J., Bundy C. 2006. "Perceptions of healthcare staff in relation to referral for cardiac rehabilitation" British Journal of Cardiology, vol.13 no.2,
issn: 0969-6113 url: http://www.bjcardio.co.uk/pdf/2382.pdf

Yohannes A.M. 2005. "Depression in older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: prevalence and treatment" British Journal of Community Nursing, vol.10, pp.42-46
issn: 1462-4753

Yohannes A.M., Baldwin R.C., Connolly M.J. 2005. "Predictors of 1-year mortality in patients discharged from hospital following acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" Age Ageing, vol.34 no.5, pp.491-496
issn: 0002-0729 doi: doi:10.1093/ageing/afi163

Yohannes A.M., Baldwin R.C., Connolly M.J. 2005. "Predictors of 1 Year Mortality in Patients Discharged from Hospital Following Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease" Age and Ageing, vol.34 no.5, pp.491-496
issn: 1468-2834 doi: 10.1093/ageing/afi163

Yohannes A.M., Connolly M.J. 2004. "Pulmonary rehabilitation programmes in the United Kingdowm: a national representative survey" Clinical Rehabilitation, vol.18 no.4, pp.444-449
issn: 0269-2155 doi: 10.1191/0269215504cr736oa

Yohannes A.M., Connolly M.J. 2004. "Current initiatives in the management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmnary disease" Age and Ageing, vol.33 no.4, pp.419-421
issn: 1468-2834 doi: 10.1093/ageing/afh137

Yohannes A.M., Connolly M.J. 2003. "Early mobilisation with walking aids following hospital admission with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" Clinical Rehabilitation, vol.17 no.5, pp.465-471
issn: 0269-2155 doi: 10.1191/0269215503cr637oa

Yohannes A.M., Hardy C. 2003. "Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Older Patients: A Practical Guide" Drugs and Aging, vol.20 no.3, pp.209-228
issn: 1170-229X doi: 10.2165/00002512-200320030-00005

Yohannes A.M., Baldwin R.C., Connolly M.J. 2003. "Prevalence of Sub-threshold Depression in Elderly Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease" International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol.18 no.5, pp.412-416
issn: 1099-1166 doi: 10.1002/gps.851

Yohannes A.M., Baldwin R.C., Connolly M.J. 2002. "Mortality predictors in disabling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in old age" Age and Ageing, vol.31 no.2, pp.137-140
issn: 1468-2834 doi: 10.1093/ageing/31.2.137

Yohannes A.M., Greenwood Y.A., Connolly M.J. 2002. "Reliability of the Manchester Respiratory Activities of Daily Living Questionnaire as a Postal Questionnaire" Age and Ageing, vol.31 no.5, pp.355-358
issn: 1468-2834 doi: 10.1093/ageing/31.5.355

Yohannes A.M., Connolly M.J., Baldwin R.C. 2001. "A feasibility study of antidepressant drug therapy in depressed elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol.16 no.5, pp.451-454
issn: 1099-1166 doi: 10.1002/gps.461

Yohannes A.M., Connolly M.J. 2001. "Predictors of hospital admission and mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, vol.11 no.1, pp.99-106
issn: 1469-9036 doi: 10.1017/S0959259801011194

Yohannes A.M. 2001. "Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Outcome Measures in Elderly Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease" Gerontology, vol.47 no.5, pp.241-245
issn: 0304-324X doi: 10.1159/000052807

Yohannes A.M., Connolly M.J., Baldwin R.C. 2000. "Depression and anxiety in elderly outpatients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: prevalence and validation of the BASDEC screening questionnaire" International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol.15 no.12, pp.1090-1096
issn: 1099-1166 doi: 10.1002/1099-1166(200012)15:12<1090::AID-GPS249>3.0.CO;2-L

Conference Presentations

Gough, S., Yohannes, A., Sixsmith J., and Roberts, P. (2013) "Are final year physiotherapy students able to independently recognise errors encountered in their own simulated practice?" SimHealth Conference. Crossing Boundaries. Brisbane, Australia, 16 September 2013

Willgoss T, Yohannes A. M, Goldbart J. Fatoye F. (2011). "The development of a novel scale to screen and measure anxiety in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)." British Thoracic Society, December 2011
doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-201054b.93

Willgoss T, Yohannes A. M, Goldbart J. Fatoye F. (2011). "Everything was spiralling out of control: accounts of anxiety in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)." Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress, October 2011.

Yohannes A. M, Willgoss T, Fatoye F, Dodd M, Webb, K. (2011). "Predictors of rehospitalization adults with cystic fibrosis." Physiotherapy: 97 (Suppl1).
http://www.abstractstosubmit.com/wpt2011/abstracts/main.php?do=YToyOntzOjU6Im1vZHVsIjtzOjY6ImRldGFpbCI7czo4OiJkb2N1bWVudCI7aTo0NTk7fQ==&psArchive=qtlb30ctch3g5ulho68ggq2571

Willgoss T, Yohannes A.M, Goldbart J, Fatoye F. (2011). "Everything was spiralling out of control: Stories of anxiety in COPD." The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists Annual Conference, Warwick, May 2011

Willgoss T, Yohannes AM, Goldbart J, Fatoye F. (2011). "When am I going to get my next breath? A qualitative study of the experience of anxiety in people with COPD." IV World Asthma and COPD Forum, Paris, April 2011

Yohannes A. M, Willgoss T, Dodd M, Fatoye F, Webb K. (2010) "Validity and Reliability of a Single-Item Measure of Quality of Life Scale for Patients With Cystic Fibrosis." Chest; 138:507A
http://chestjournal.chestpubs.org/cgi/content/meeting_abstract/138/4_MeetingAbstracts/507A

Yohannes A. M, Willgoss T, Fatoye F, Dodd M, Webb K. (2010). "The Impact of Depression on Health Related Quality of Life in Adult Patients with Cystic Fibrosis" at: CSP congress in Liverpool, UK

Yohannes A. M, Willgoss T, Fatoye F, Dodd M, Webb K. (2010) "Prevalence of Anxiety and Association with Health Related Quality of Life in Adult Patients with Cystic Fibrosis" at: European Respiratory Society Conference, Barcelona

Yohannes A.M., Yalfani A., Bundy C. 2005. "The long term benefits of phase III cardiac rehabilitation" at: American Geriatric Society conference. Florida, USA.

Yohannes A.M., Cartmell F. 2004. "A study to investigate the career aspirations of final year physiotherapy students" at: WCPT European Educational Conference. Lisbon, Portugal.

Yohannes A.M., Baldwin R.C., Connolly M.J. 2003. "Prevalence of depression in older patients admitted with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" at: 14th International Congress of the World Physical Therapy. Barcelona, Spain.

Yohannes A.M., Baldwin R.C., Connolly M.J. 2003. "Depression predicts mortality in older patients admitted with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" at: 11th International Psychogeriatric Association congress. Chicago, US.

Yohannes A.M., Baldwin R.C., Connolly M.J. 2002. "Prevalence of sub-threshold depression in elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" at: Regional International Psychogeriatric Association. Rome, Italy.

Other Types of Output

Yohannes A.M. 2007. "Health status and quality of life after acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" vol.16. Quality of Life Research. pp.357-358

Yohannes A.M. 2006. "Physiotherapy" Encyclopaedia of Respiratory Medicine. pp.332-343

Yohannes A.M. 2006. "Effect of dichotomizing age in multivariate model analysis" vol.61. Thorax. pp.548

Supervised Research Student Titles

A Chronic Disease Management Model for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Development of a Clinical Decision Rule to improve the diagnosis of heart failure in the breathless patient

HIV/AIDS and `Trust' Behaviour

Nurse Practitioner Practice - Issues and Experiences PhD by Published Work (Route)

Current Teaching Input


Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Physiotherapy
PhD supervision
Abebaw Yohannes

Research Centre

Health, Rehabilitation and Psychology

Department

Health Professions Department (Physiotherapy)
Birley Building
Birley Fields Campus
53 Bonsall Street
Manchester
M15 6GX

Tel: 0161 247 2943

Fax: 0161 247 6571

Email: a.yohannes@mmu.ac.uk