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Group concept mapping to facilitate participatory design of the web-based Pain-at-Work Toolkit (2024)
Conference Proceeding
Blake, H., Greaves, S., Abbott-Fleming, V., & Somerset, S. (2024). Group concept mapping to facilitate participatory design of the web-based Pain-at-Work Toolkit. . https://doi.org/10.21125/inted.2024.1530

Concept mapping is increasingly being used as an approach to enhance the development of evidence-based public health interventions. In a prior collaborative-participatory study, Agile methodology was used to co-create the web-based Pain-at-Work (PAW)... Read More about Group concept mapping to facilitate participatory design of the web-based Pain-at-Work Toolkit.

Delivering web-based workforce training interventions: the WWHIDE framework and key considerations for health research (2024)
Conference Proceeding
Blake, H., Chaplin, W., Hassard, J., & Thomson, L. (2024). Delivering web-based workforce training interventions: the WWHIDE framework and key considerations for health research. In INTED2024 Proceedings: 18th International Technology, Education and Development Conference Valencia, Spain. 4-6 March, 2024. https://doi.org/10.21125/inted.2024.1529

The workplace is an important setting for raising awareness of public health issues and delivering interventions to promote health and wellbeing of working-age adults. The role of employers in supporting the physical and mental health of their employ... Read More about Delivering web-based workforce training interventions: the WWHIDE framework and key considerations for health research.

Optimizing implementation of eHealth for dementia: Lessons from developing an eHealth Implementation Readiness (EmpRess) checklist (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Christie, H. L., Atefi, G. L., Craven, M. P., Orrell, M., & de Vugt, M. E. (2023, October). Optimizing implementation of eHealth for dementia: Lessons from developing an eHealth Implementation Readiness (EmpRess) checklist. Poster presented at 33rd Alzheimer Europe Conference, Helsinki, Finland

Situation: eHealth interventions are a possible solution for rising dementia care costs and potential negative effects on carers Problem: Few evidence-based eHealth interventions are implemented in practice Solution : Adapt existing implementa... Read More about Optimizing implementation of eHealth for dementia: Lessons from developing an eHealth Implementation Readiness (EmpRess) checklist.

Elevated PLAUR is observed in the airway epithelium of asthma patients and blocking improves barrier integrity (2023)
Journal Article
Portelli, M. A., Bhaker, S., Pang, V., Bates, D. O., Johnson, S. R., Mazar, A. P., …Sayers, I. (2023). Elevated PLAUR is observed in the airway epithelium of asthma patients and blocking improves barrier integrity. Clinical and Translational Allergy, 13(10), Article e12293. https://doi.org/10.1002/clt2.12293

AbstractBackgroundExpression of the urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) is elevated in the airway epithelium in asthma; however, the contribution of uPAR to asthma pathogenesis and scope for therapeutic targeting remains unknown.Objective... Read More about Elevated PLAUR is observed in the airway epithelium of asthma patients and blocking improves barrier integrity.

Associations of Muscle Strength with Central Aspects of Pain: Data from the Knee Pain and Related Health in the Community (KPIC) Cohort (2023)
Journal Article
McWilliams, D. F., Yue, B., Smith, S. L., Stocks, J., Doherty, M., Valdes, A. M., …Walsh, D. A. (2023). Associations of Muscle Strength with Central Aspects of Pain: Data from the Knee Pain and Related Health in the Community (KPIC) Cohort. Journal of Personalized Medicine, 13(10), Article 1450. https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm13101450

Knee pain is associated with lower muscle strength, and both contribute to disability. Peripheral and central neurological mechanisms contribute to OA pain. Understanding the relative contributions of pain mechanisms to muscle strength might help fut... Read More about Associations of Muscle Strength with Central Aspects of Pain: Data from the Knee Pain and Related Health in the Community (KPIC) Cohort.

The bidirectional relationship between chronic joint pain and frailty: data from the Investigating Musculoskeletal Health and Wellbeing cohort (2023)
Journal Article
Chaplin, W. J., McWilliams, D. F., Millar, B. S., Gladman, J. R. F., & Walsh, D. A. (2023). The bidirectional relationship between chronic joint pain and frailty: data from the Investigating Musculoskeletal Health and Wellbeing cohort. BMC Geriatrics, 23(1), Article 273. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-023-03949-4

Background: Pain and frailty are associated, but this relationship is insufficiently understood. We aimed to test whether there is a unidirectional or bidirectional relationship between joint pain and frailty. Methods: Data were from Investigating Mu... Read More about The bidirectional relationship between chronic joint pain and frailty: data from the Investigating Musculoskeletal Health and Wellbeing cohort.

Clinical Perspectives on Using Remote Measurement Technology in Assessing Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Depression: Delphi Study (2023)
Journal Article
Andrews, J. A., Craven, M. P., Guo, B., Weyer, J., Lees, S., Zormpas, S. I., …RADAR-CNS Consortium. (2023). Clinical Perspectives on Using Remote Measurement Technology in Assessing Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Depression: Delphi Study. JMIR Neurotechnology, 2, Article e41439. https://doi.org/10.2196/41439

Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy, and depression are chronic central nervous system conditions in which remote measurement technology (RMT) may offer benefits compared with usual assessment. We previously worked with clinicians, patients... Read More about Clinical Perspectives on Using Remote Measurement Technology in Assessing Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Depression: Delphi Study.

Inflammatory and Noninflammatory Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Effect of Pain on Personalized Medicine (2023)
Journal Article
McWilliams, D. F., & Walsh, D. A. (2023). Inflammatory and Noninflammatory Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Effect of Pain on Personalized Medicine. Journal of Rheumatology, 50(6), 721-723. https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.230158

Disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is often described in terms of inflammation, although noninflammatory mechanisms are also integral to the disease. Pain is the most important symptom for many people with RA, and is therefore a key compo... Read More about Inflammatory and Noninflammatory Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Effect of Pain on Personalized Medicine.

Home based remotely supervised tDCS in children with acquired brain injury: a feasibility study protocol (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Stein, A., Iyer, K., Dux, P., Friehs, M., Riddle, J., Craven, M., …Barlow, K. (2023, February). Home based remotely supervised tDCS in children with acquired brain injury: a feasibility study protocol. Poster presented at 5th International Brain Stimulation Conference, Lisbon, Portugal

Introduction: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most common acquired brain injury (ABI), where 16% of children sustain at least one TBI requiring medical attention, and 25-30% experience chronic problems. Attention and concentration problems are am... Read More about Home based remotely supervised tDCS in children with acquired brain injury: a feasibility study protocol.

Evolution of Type D Personality Traits After Cochlear Implantation in Severely Hearing Impaired Adults 55 Years and Older: An Exploratory Prospective, Longitudinal, Controlled, Multicenter Study (2022)
Journal Article
Andries, E., Bieńkowska, K., Świerniak, W., Skarżyński, P. H., Skarżyński, H., Calvino, M., …Mertens, G. (2022). Evolution of Type D Personality Traits After Cochlear Implantation in Severely Hearing Impaired Adults 55 Years and Older: An Exploratory Prospective, Longitudinal, Controlled, Multicenter Study. Otology and Neurotology, 43(8), e865-e871. https://doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000003622

Purpose To study the evolution of type D personality traits in older adults after cochlear implantation compared with a control group of severely hearing impaired older adults who did not receive a cochlear implant (CI). The influence of COVID-19 on... Read More about Evolution of Type D Personality Traits After Cochlear Implantation in Severely Hearing Impaired Adults 55 Years and Older: An Exploratory Prospective, Longitudinal, Controlled, Multicenter Study.

Perceptions of Cognitive Training Games and Assessment Technologies for Dementia: Acceptability Study with Patient and Public Involvement Workshops (2022)
Journal Article
Harrington, K., Craven, M. P., Wilson, M. L., & Landowska, A. (2022). Perceptions of Cognitive Training Games and Assessment Technologies for Dementia: Acceptability Study with Patient and Public Involvement Workshops. JMIR Serious Games, 10(2), Article e32489. https://doi.org/10.2196/32489

Background: Cognitive training and assessment technologies offer the promise of dementia risk reduction and a more timely diagnosis of dementia, respectively. Cognitive training games may help reduce the lifetime risk of dementia by helping to build... Read More about Perceptions of Cognitive Training Games and Assessment Technologies for Dementia: Acceptability Study with Patient and Public Involvement Workshops.

Central pain mechanisms predict physical inactivity at 1-year in individuals with knee pain (2022)
Journal Article
Habib, M., Smith, S., Chaplin, W., Millar, B., McWilliams, D., & Walsh, D. (2022). Central pain mechanisms predict physical inactivity at 1-year in individuals with knee pain. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 30(Sup 1), S379. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2022.02.511

Purpose: Pain is the primary clinical manifestation in individuals with osteoarthritis (OA). It is an unpleasant and distressing experience, particularly during weight-bearing activities, inhibiting activity, and reducing quality of life. Two groups... Read More about Central pain mechanisms predict physical inactivity at 1-year in individuals with knee pain.

Exploring the disparity between inflammation and disability in the 10-year outcomes of people with rheumatoid arthritis (2022)
Journal Article
Gwinnutt, J. M., Norton, S., Hyrich, K. L., Lunt, M., Combe, B., Rincheval, N., …Verstappen, S. M. (2022). Exploring the disparity between inflammation and disability in the 10-year outcomes of people with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology, 61(12), 4687–4701. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keac137

OBJECTIVES: To identify groups of people with RA with different disability trajectories over 10 years, despite comparable levels of inflammation. METHODS: Data for this analysis came from three European prospective cohort studies of people with RA [N... Read More about Exploring the disparity between inflammation and disability in the 10-year outcomes of people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Fatigue in early rheumatoid arthritis: data from the Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Network (2021)
Journal Article
Ifesemen, O. S., McWilliams, D. F., Norton, S., Kiely, P. D. W., Young, A., & Walsh, D. A. (2022). Fatigue in early rheumatoid arthritis: data from the Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Network. Rheumatology, 61(9), 3737-3745. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keab947

OBJECTIVES: Fatigue is a disabling symptom in people with RA. This study aims to describe the prevalence, risk factors and longitudinal course of fatigue in early RA. METHODS: Demographic, clinical, quality of life (QoL), comorbidities and laboratory... Read More about Fatigue in early rheumatoid arthritis: data from the Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Network.

Clinical Trials and Outcome Measures in Adults With Hearing Loss (2021)
Journal Article
Munro, K. J., Whitmer, W. M., & Heinrich, A. (2021). Clinical Trials and Outcome Measures in Adults With Hearing Loss. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 733060. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.733060

Clinical trials are designed to evaluate interventions that prevent, diagnose or treat a health condition and provide the evidence base for improving practice in health care. Many health professionals, including those working within or allied to hear... Read More about Clinical Trials and Outcome Measures in Adults With Hearing Loss.

Psychological Impacts of COVID–19 on Healthcare Trainees and Perceptions towards a Digital Wellbeing Support Package (2021)
Journal Article
Blake, H., Mahmood, I., Dushi, G., Yildirim, M., & Gay, E. (2021). Psychological Impacts of COVID–19 on Healthcare Trainees and Perceptions towards a Digital Wellbeing Support Package. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(20), Article 10647. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010647

We explore the impact of COVID-19 on the psychological wellbeing of healthcare trainees, and the perceived value of a digital support package to mitigate the psychological impacts of the pandemic (PoWerS Study). This mixed–methods study includes (i)... Read More about Psychological Impacts of COVID–19 on Healthcare Trainees and Perceptions towards a Digital Wellbeing Support Package.

Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and self-isolation on students and staff in higher education: A qualitative study (2021)
Journal Article
Knight, H., Carlisle, S., O’connor, M., Briggs, L., Fothergill, L., Al-Oraibi, A., …Blake, H. (2021). Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and self-isolation on students and staff in higher education: A qualitative study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(20), Article 10675. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010675

This qualitative study explored the impact of COVID-19 self-isolation and social restriction measures on university students, through the perspectives of both students and the staff supporting them. The study comprised 11 focus groups (students) and... Read More about Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and self-isolation on students and staff in higher education: A qualitative study.

Test@work: evaluation of workplace HIV testing for construction workers using the RE-AIM framework (2021)
Journal Article
Jones, W., Somerset, S., Evans, C., Whittingham, K., Middleton, M., & Blake, H. (2021). Test@work: evaluation of workplace HIV testing for construction workers using the RE-AIM framework. BMC Public Health, 21, Article 1737. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11739-z

Background: Community testing for HIV can reach previously untested populations but is rarely offered in workplaces. Targeting the construction sector could reach workers from high risk populations. Methods: The RE-AIM framework was used to evaluate... Read More about Test@work: evaluation of workplace HIV testing for construction workers using the RE-AIM framework.

Characterising the outcomes, impacts and implementation challenges of advanced clinical practice roles in the UK: A scoping review (2021)
Journal Article
Evans, C., Poku, B. A., Pearce, R., Eldridge, J., Hendrick, P., Knaggs, R., …Collier, R. (2021). Characterising the outcomes, impacts and implementation challenges of advanced clinical practice roles in the UK: A scoping review. BMJ Open, 11(8), Article e048171. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048171

Objectives In response to demographic and health system pressures, the development of non-medical advanced clinical practice (ACP) roles is a key component of National Health Service workforce transformation policy in the UK. This review was undertak... Read More about Characterising the outcomes, impacts and implementation challenges of advanced clinical practice roles in the UK: A scoping review.