Bethany R Lowndes, PhD

  • 353 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
20102020

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Research Output

  • 353 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 32 Article
  • 15 Conference contribution
  • 2 Letter

A preliminary comparison of three tourniquet instructions for just-in-time guidance of a simulated tourniquet application

Lowndes, B. R., Forsyth, K. L., Prytz, E., Johnson, C. O., Abdelrahman, A., Sztajnkrycer, M. D., Franz, W. B., Blocker, R. C. & Hallbeck, M. S., 2017, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017. Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc., p. 1076-1080 5 p. (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; vol. 2017-October).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations

A Preliminary study of novice workload and performance during surgical simulation tasks for conventional vs. single incision laparoscopic techniques

Lowndes, B., Abdelrahman, A., McCrory, B. & Hallbeck, S., 2015, 2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2015. Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc., p. 498-502 5 p. (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; vol. 2015-January).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations

A preliminary study of surgeon stress measures during randomized controlled trials of 4-port vs. single incision cholecystectomies

Lowndes, B. R., Bingener-Casey, J. & Hallbeck, M. S., 2014, 2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014. Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc., p. 1280-1284 5 p. (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; vol. 2014-January).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Assessment of electrosurgical hand controls integrated into a laparoscopic grasper

Brown-Clerk, B., Rousek, J. B., Lowndes, B. R., Eikhout, S. M., Balogh, B. J. & Hallbeck, M. S., Dec 2011, In : Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies. 20, 6, p. 321-328 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Cognitive task analysis for assessment and standardization of central venous catheterization (CVC) procedures

Riggle, J. D., Wadman, M. C., Brown-Clerk, B., Lowndes, B. R., Thrailkill, E. A., Carstens, P. K. & Hallbeck, M. S., 2011, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 55th Annual Meeting, HFES 2011. p. 1611-1615 5 p. (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Comparative usability testing of conventional and single incision laparoscopic surgery devices

McCrory, B., Lowndes, B. R., Lagrange, C. A., Miller, E. E. & Hallbeck, M. S., Jun 2013, In : Human Factors. 55, 3, p. 619-631 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Crossover assessment of intraoral and cuffed ventilation by emergency responders

McCrory, B., Lowndes, B. R., Thompson, D. L., Wadman, M. C., Sztajnkrycer, M. D., Walker, R., Lomneth, C. S. & Hallbeck, M. S., Mar 1 2019, In : Military medicine. 184, p. 310-317 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Defining Best Practices for Patient Safety in Positioning and Transferring Patients with the Surgical Spine Table

Kraft, S. J., Lowndes, B. R. & Hallbeck, M. S., Jan 1 2020, In : Orthopaedic Nursing. 39, 1, p. 7-20 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ergonomic evaluation of laparoendoscopic single-site surgery ports in a validated laparoscopic training model

McCrory, B., Lowndes, B. R., Wirth, L. M., De Laveaga, A. E., Lagrange, C. A. & Hallbeck, M. S., 2012, In : Work. 41, SUPPL.1, p. 1884-1890 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations

Ergonomics and comfort in lawn mower handle positioning: An evaluation of handle geometry

Lowndes, B. R., Heald, E. A. & Hallbeck, M. S., Nov 1 2015, In : Applied Ergonomics. 51, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Evidence-based intraoperative microbreak activities for reducing musculoskeletal injuries in the operating room

Coleman Wood, K. A., Lowndes, B. R., Buus, R. J. & Hallbeck, M. S., 2018, In : Work. 60, 4, p. 649-659 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Hand actuation strength: A preliminary evaluation of physical demand in a nontraditional lawn mowing control system

Lowndes, B. R., Thrailkill, E. A. & Hallbeck, M. S., 2012, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, HFES 2012. p. 1932-1936 5 p. (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations

Human factors applications to mitigate design limitations of a wearable telemedicine heart rate monitor

Lowndes, B., Finnie, D., Hathaway, J., Ridgeway, J., Vickers-Douglas, K., Bruce, C. & Hallbeck, S., 2017, Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2017 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2017. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2017 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2017).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Impact of novel shift handle laparoscopic tool on wrist ergonomics and task performance

Yu, D., Lowndes, B., Morrow, M., Kaufman, K., Bingener, J. & Hallbeck, S., Aug 1 2016, In : Surgical endoscopy. 30, 8, p. 3480-3490 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Impact of patient factors on operative duration during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: evaluation from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database

Lowndes, B., Thiels, C. A., Habermann, E. B., Bingener, J., Hallbeck, S. & Yu, D., Aug 1 2016, In : American journal of surgery. 212, 2, p. 289-296 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Impact of Procedure Type, Case Duration, and Adjunctive Equipment on Surgeon Intraoperative Musculoskeletal Discomfort

Yang, L., Money, S. R., Morrow, M. M., Lowndes, B. R., Weidner, T. K., Fortune, E., Davila, V. J., Meltzer, A. J., Stone, W. M. & Hallbeck, M. S., Apr 2020, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 230, 4, p. 554-560 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Scopus citations

Impact of single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) versus conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (CLC) procedures on surgeon stress and workload: a randomized controlled trial

Abdelrahman, A. M., Bingener, J., Yu, D., Lowndes, B. R., Mohamed, A., McConico, A. L. & Hallbeck, M. S., Mar 1 2016, In : Surgical endoscopy. 30, 3, p. 1205-1211 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations

Improving instructions to stop the bleed

Forsyth, K. L., Lowndes, B. R., Prytz, E., Jonson, C. O., Sztajnkrycer, M. D., Heller, S. F., Hallbeck, M. S. & Blocker, R. C., 2017, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017. Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc., p. 588-592 5 p. (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; vol. 2017-October).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations

Intraoperative "micro breaks" with targeted stretching enhance surgeon physical function and mental focus a multicenter cohort study

Park, A. E., Zahiri, H. R., Hallbeck, M. S., Augenstein, V., Sutton, E., Yu, D., Lowndes, B. R. & Bingener, J., 2017, In : Annals of surgery. 265, 2, p. 340-346 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Scopus citations

Iterative implementation of a remote cardiac patient monitoring device using qualitative analysis and human factors engineering

Lowndes, B. R., Finnie, D., Hathaway, J., Ridgeway, J. L., Vickers-Douglas, K., Bruce, C. & Hallbeck, M. S., 2017, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017. Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc., p. 1081-1085 5 p. (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; vol. 2017-October).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations

Kinematic and ergonomic assessment of laparoendoscopic single-site surgical instruments during simulator training tasks

Hallbeck, M. S., Lowndes, B. R., McCrory, B., Morrow, M. M., Kaufman, K. R. & LaGrange, C. A., Jul 1 2017, In : Applied Ergonomics. 62, p. 118-130 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) surgery versus conventional laparoscopic surgery: Comparison of surgical port performance in a surgical simulator with novices

Brown-Clerk, B., De Laveaga, A. E., Lagrange, C. A., Wirth, L. M., Lowndes, B. R. & Hallbeck, M. S., Jul 2011, In : Surgical endoscopy. 25, 7, p. 2210-2218 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations

Laparoscopic surgical team stress measures during randomized controlled trials of 4-port vs. Single incision cholecystecomies: A pilot study

Hallbeck, S., Lowndes, B. & Bingener, J., 2013, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2013. p. 654-657 4 p. (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations

Measuring ergonomic risk in operating surgeons by using wearable technology

Meltzer, A. J., Hallbeck, M. S., Morrow, M. M., Lowndes, B. R., Davila, V. J., Stone, W. M. & Money, S. R., May 2020, In : JAMA Surgery. 155, 5, p. 444-446 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Open Access
3 Scopus citations

Mental and physical workloads in a competitive laparoscopic skills training environment: A pilot study

Yu, D., Abdelrahman, A. M., Buckarma, E. H., Lowndes, B. R., Gas, B. L., Finnesgard, E. J., Abdelsattar, J. M., Pandian, T. K., El Khatib, M., Farley, D. R. & Hallbeck, S., 2015, 2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2015. Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc., p. 508-512 5 p. (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; vol. 2015-January).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations

Mini breaks, many benefits: Development and pilot testing of an intraoperative microbreak stretch web-application for surgeons

Abdelall, E. S., Lowndes, B. R., Abdelrahman, A. M., Hawthome, H. J. & Hallbeck, M. S., 2018, 62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc., p. 1042-1046 5 p. (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations

NASA-Task Load Index Differentiates Surgical Approach: Opportunities for Improvement in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Law, K. E., Lowndes, B. R., Kelley, S. R., Blocker, R. C., Larson, D. W., Hallbeck, M. S. & Nelson, H., May 1 2020, In : Annals of surgery. 271, 5, p. 906-912 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

NASA-TLX Assessment of Surgeon Workload Variation across Specialties

Lowndes, B. R., Forsyth, K. L., Blocker, R. C., Dean, P. G., Truty, M. J., Heller, S. F., Blackmon, S., Hallbeck, M. S. & Nelson, H., Apr 1 2020, In : Annals of surgery. 271, 4, p. 686-692 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
10 Scopus citations

Novel electrosurgical hand controls integrated into a standard laparoscopic grasper

Brown-Clerk, B. J., Rousek, J. B., Lowndes, B. R., Eikhout, S. M., Balogh, B. J. & Hallbeck, M. S., 2010, 54th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2010, HFES 2010. p. 1785-1789 5 p. (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; vol. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations

Optimizing integration of electrosurgical hand controls within a laparoscopic surgical tool

Rousek, J. B., Brown-Clerk, B., Lowndes, B. R., Balogh, B. J. & Hallbeck, M. S., May 2012, In : Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies. 21, 3, p. 222-233 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Overview of human factors and ergonomics in the OR, with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgeries

Lowndes, B. R. & Hallbeck, M. S., 2014, In : Human Factors and Ergonomics In Manufacturing. 24, 3, p. 308-317 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations

Preliminary design of a minimally invasive mitral valve heart retractor

Lowndes, B., Balogh, B., West, A., Raines, E. & Hallbeck, M. S., Mar 15 2013, In : Journal of Medical Devices, Transactions of the ASME. 7, 3, 030938.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Preliminary investigation of civilian clinician perspectives & just-in-time guidance for tourniquet use to "stop the bleed"

Lowndes, B., Law, K., Abdelrahman, A., Prytz, E., Jonson, C. O., Sztajnkrycer, M., Hawthorne, H., Franz, W., Blocker, R. & Hallbeck, M. S., Mar 1 2019, In : Military medicine. 184, p. 28-36 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quantifying Intraoperative Workloads Across the Surgical Team Roles: Room for Better Balance?

Yu, D., Lowndes, B., Thiels, C., Bingener, J., Abdelrahman, A., Lyons, R. & Hallbeck, S., Jul 1 2016, In : World Journal of Surgery. 40, 7, p. 1565-1574 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Response to comment on "NASATLX assessment of surgeon workload variation across specialties"

Lowndes, B. R., Law, K. E., Hallbeck, M. S. & Nelson, H., Dec 1 2019, In : Annals of surgery. 270, 6, p. e86-e87

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Surgeons' perspectives on user-designed prototypes of microsurgery armrests

Abdelrahman, A. M., Lowndes, B. R., Mohan, A. T., Noland, S. S., Finnie, D. M., Lemaine, V. & Hallbeck, M. S., 2018, 62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc., p. 1047-1051 5 p. (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Surgeon Workload in Colorectal Surgery: Perceived Drivers of Procedural Difficulty

Law, K. E., Lowndes, B. R., Kelley, S. R., Blocker, R. C., Larson, D. W., Hallbeck, M. S. & Nelson, H., Jan 2020, In : Journal of Surgical Research. 245, p. 57-63 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Surgical team workload comparison for 4-port and single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures

Lowndes, B. R., Abdelrahman, A. M., Thiels, C. A., Mohamed, A. O., McConico, A. L., Bingener, J. & Hallbeck, M. S., Jul 2019, In : Applied Ergonomics. 78, p. 277-285 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Sweating the little things: Tourniquet application efficacy in two models of pediatric limb circumference

El-Sherif, N., Lowndes, B., Franz, W., Hallbeck, M. S., Belau, S. & Sztajnkrycer, M. D., Mar 1 2019, In : Military medicine. 184, p. 361-366 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tactile feedback wearable during a surgical simulation task: Pilot study indicates no distraction, frustration or performance decrement for users

Lowndes, B., Abdelrahman, A., Yu, D., Lachman, N. & Hallbeck, S., 2017, Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2017 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2017. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2017 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2017).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Task analysis method for procedural training curriculum development

Riggle, J. D., Wadman, M. C., McCrory, B., Lowndes, B. R., Heald, E. A., Carstens, P. K. & Hallbeck, M. S., Jun 1 2014, In : Perspectives on Medical Education. 3, 3, p. 204-218 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Scopus citations

The impact of intraoperative microbreaks with exercises on surgeons: A multi-center cohort study

Hallbeck, M. S., Lowndes, B. R., Bingener, J., Abdelrahman, A. M., Yu, D., Bartley, A. & Park, A. E., Apr 1 2017, In : Applied Ergonomics. 60, p. 334-341 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 Scopus citations

"The Jackson Table Is a Pain in the...": A Qualitative Study of Providers' Perception Toward a Spinal Surgery Table

Asiedu, G. B., Lowndes, B. R., Huddleston, P. M. & Hallbeck, S., Mar 1 2018, In : Journal of Patient Safety. 14, 1, p. 21-26 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Validation of a Novel Inverted Peg Transfer Task: Advancing Beyond the Regular Peg Transfer Task for Surgical Simulation-Based Assessment

Abdelrahman, A. M., Yu, D., Lowndes, B. R., Buckarma, E. LN. H., Gas, B. L., Farley, D. R., Bingener, J. & Hallbeck, M. S., May 1 2018, In : Journal of Surgical Education. 75, 3, p. 836-843 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Validation of inertial measurement units for upper body kinematics

Morrow, M. M. B., Lowndes, B., Fortune, E., Kaufman, K. R. & Hallbeck, M. S., Jun 2017, In : Journal of applied biomechanics. 33, 3, p. 227-232 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Scopus citations

Vibration analysis of the sulky accessory for a commercial walk-behind lawn mower to determine operator comfort and health

Thrailkill, E. A., Lowndes, B. R. & Hallbeck, M. S., Jan 2013, In : Ergonomics. 56, 1, p. 115-125 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Workload comparison of IntraOral mask to standard mask ventilation using a cadaver model

McCrory, B., Lowndes, B. R., Thompson, D. L., Miller, E. E., Riggle, J. D., Wadman, M. C. & Hallbeck, M. S., 2012, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, HFES 2012. p. 1728-1732 5 p. (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations

Workload Differentiates Breast Surgical Procedures: NSM Associated with Higher Workload Demand than SSM

Hallbeck, M. S., Law, K. E., Lowndes, B. R., Linden, A. R., Morrow, M., Blocker, R. C., Cain, S. M., Degnim, A. C., Hieken, T. J., Jakub, J. W., Racz, J. M., Farley, D. R., Nelson, H. & Boughey, J. C., May 1 2020, In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. 27, 5, p. 1318-1326 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Scopus citations