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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 more timely diagnosis of dementia respectively. Cognitive training technologies may help to reduce the lifetime risk of dementia by helping... Read More about Perceptions of Cognitive Training Games and Assessment Technologies for Dementia: Acceptability Study With Patient and Public Involvement Workshops.

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. M. (2022). Exploring the disparity between inflammation and disability in the 10-year outcomes of people with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology, https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keac137

Objectives: To identify groups of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with different disability trajectories over ten years, despite comparable levels of inflammation. Methods: Data for this analysis came from three European prospective cohort stu... 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, https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keab947

Objectives Fatigue is a disabling symptom in people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). This study aims to describe the prevalence, risk factors and the longitudinal course of fatigue in early RA. Methods Demographic, clinical, quality of life (QoL)... 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.

The efficacy of systemic glucocorticosteroids for pain in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis (2021)
Journal Article
McWilliams, D. F., Thankaraj, D., Jones-Diette, J., Morgan, R., Ifesemen, O. S., Shenker, N. G., & Walsh, D. A. (2021). The efficacy of systemic glucocorticosteroids for pain in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Rheumatology, 61(1), 76-89. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keab503

Background: Glucocorticosteroids (GCs) are recommended to suppress inflammation in people with active RA. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to quantify the effects of systemic GCs on RA pain. Methods: A systematic literature review of r... Read More about The efficacy of systemic glucocorticosteroids for pain in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis.

Central Aspects of Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis (CAP-RA): protocol for a prospective observational study (2021)
Journal Article
Ifesemen, O., McWilliams, D. F., Ferguson, E., Wakefield, R., Akin-Akinyosoye, K., Wilson, D., …Walsh, D. A. (2021). Central Aspects of Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis (CAP-RA): protocol for a prospective observational study. BMC Rheumatology, 5(1), Article 23. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41927-021-00187-2

Background: Pain and fatigue are persistent problems in people with rheumatoid arthritis. Central sensitisation (CS) may contribute to pain and fatigue, even when treatment has controlled inflammatory disease. This study aims to validate a self-repor... Read More about Central Aspects of Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis (CAP-RA): protocol for a prospective observational study.

Understanding the cost of mental health at work: an integrative framework (2021)
Book Chapter
Hassard, J., Teoh, K., Thomson, L., & Blake, H. (2021). Understanding the cost of mental health at work: an integrative framework. In T. Wall, C. Cooper, & P. Brough (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Organisational Wellbeing. SAGE Publications

Internationally, there is growing recognition of the social and economic impact of work-related stress and mental ill-health; and, in turn, of the relative importance of promoting mental wellbeing and preventing the onset of mental disorders at work... Read More about Understanding the cost of mental health at work: an integrative framework.

Development of a school-based intervention to increase physical activity levels among Chinese children: a systematic iterative process based on Behaviour Change Wheel and Theoretical Domains Framework (2021)
Journal Article
Chattopadhyay, K., Blake, H., & Wang, H. (2021). Development of a school-based intervention to increase physical activity levels among Chinese children: a systematic iterative process based on Behaviour Change Wheel and Theoretical Domains Framework. Frontiers in Public Health, 9, Article 610245. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2021.610245

Regular physical activity has a range of benefits for children’s health, academic achievement, and behavioral development, yet they face barriers to participation. The aim of the study was to systematically develop an intervention for improving Chine... Read More about Development of a school-based intervention to increase physical activity levels among Chinese children: a systematic iterative process based on Behaviour Change Wheel and Theoretical Domains Framework.

Accessing Voluntary HIV Testing in the Construction Industry: A Qualitative Analysis of Employee Interviews from the Test@Work Study (2021)
Journal Article
Somerset, S., Evans, C., & Blake, H. (2021). Accessing Voluntary HIV Testing in the Construction Industry: A Qualitative Analysis of Employee Interviews from the Test@Work Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(8), Article 4184. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084184

HIV, globally, remains a significant public health issue and community HIV testing can help to identify those with HIV at an early stage of disease. The workplace offers a prime location for provision of opt-in HIV testing as part of wider health pro... Read More about Accessing Voluntary HIV Testing in the Construction Industry: A Qualitative Analysis of Employee Interviews from the Test@Work Study.

Students’ views towards sars-cov-2 mass asymptomatic testing, social distancing and self-isolation in a university setting during the covid-19 pandemic: A qualitative study (2021)
Journal Article
Blake, H., Knight, H., Jia, R., Corner, J., Morling, J. R., Denning, C., …Vedhara, K. (2021). Students’ views towards sars-cov-2 mass asymptomatic testing, social distancing and self-isolation in a university setting during the covid-19 pandemic: A qualitative study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(8), Article 4182. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084182

We aimed to explore university students’ perceptions and experiences of SARS-CoV-2 mass asymptomatic testing, social distancing and self-isolation, during the COVID-19 pandemic. This qualitative study comprised of four rapid online focus groups condu... Read More about Students’ views towards sars-cov-2 mass asymptomatic testing, social distancing and self-isolation in a university setting during the covid-19 pandemic: A qualitative study.

Covid-well study: Qualitative evaluation of supported wellbeing centres and psychological first aid for healthcare workers during the covid-19 pandemic (2021)
Journal Article
Blake, H., Gupta, A., Javed, M., Wood, B., Knowles, S., Coyne, E., & Cooper, J. (2021). Covid-well study: Qualitative evaluation of supported wellbeing centres and psychological first aid for healthcare workers during the covid-19 pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(7), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073626

Supported wellbeing centres were set up in UK hospital trusts as an early intervention aimed at mitigating the psychological impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers. These provided high quality rest spaces with peer-to-peer psychological support pro... Read More about Covid-well study: Qualitative evaluation of supported wellbeing centres and psychological first aid for healthcare workers during the covid-19 pandemic.

Perceptions and Experiences of the University of Nottingham Pilot SARS-CoV-2 Asymptomatic Testing Service: A Mixed-Methods Study (2020)
Journal Article
Blake, H., Corner, J., Cirelli, C., Hassard, J., Briggs, L., Daly, J. M., …Ball, J. (2021). Perceptions and Experiences of the University of Nottingham Pilot SARS-CoV-2 Asymptomatic Testing Service: A Mixed-Methods Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(1), 1-26. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010188

© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. We aimed to explore student and staff perceptions and experiences of a pilot SARS-CoV-2 asymptomatic testing service (P-ATS) in a UK university campus setting. This was a mixed-method study co... Read More about Perceptions and Experiences of the University of Nottingham Pilot SARS-CoV-2 Asymptomatic Testing Service: A Mixed-Methods Study.

COVID-Well: Evaluation of the Implementation of Supported Wellbeing Centres for Hospital Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020)
Journal Article
Blake, H., Yildirim, M., Wood, B., Knowles, S., Mancini, H., Coyne, E., & Cooper, J. (2020). COVID-Well: Evaluation of the Implementation of Supported Wellbeing Centres for Hospital Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(24), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17249401

Supported Wellbeing Centres have been set up in UK hospital trusts in an effort to mitigate the psychological impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers, although the extent to which these are utilised and the barriers and facilitators to access are no... Read More about COVID-Well: Evaluation of the Implementation of Supported Wellbeing Centres for Hospital Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Measurement of fasted state gastric antral motility before and after a standard bioavailability and bioequivalence 240 mL drink of water: Validation of MRI method against concomitant perfused manometry in healthy participants (2020)
Journal Article
Heissam, K., Abrehart, N., Hoad, C. L., Wright, J., Menys, A., Murray, K., …Marciani, L. (2020). Measurement of fasted state gastric antral motility before and after a standard bioavailability and bioequivalence 240 mL drink of water: Validation of MRI method against concomitant perfused manometry in healthy participants. PLoS ONE, 15(11), e0241441. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0241441

Objective The gastrointestinal environment in which drug products need to disintegrate before the drug can dissolve and be absorbed has not been studied in detail due to limitations, especially invasiveness of existing techniques. Minimal in vivo da... Read More about Measurement of fasted state gastric antral motility before and after a standard bioavailability and bioequivalence 240 mL drink of water: Validation of MRI method against concomitant perfused manometry in healthy participants.

Test@work texts: Mobile phone messaging to increase awareness of HIV and HIV testing in UK construction employees during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020)
Journal Article
Middleton, M., Somerset, S., Evans, C., & Blake, H. (2020). Test@work texts: Mobile phone messaging to increase awareness of HIV and HIV testing in UK construction employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(21), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17217819

© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Background: HIV poses a threat to global health. With effective treatment options available, education and testing strategies are essential in preventing transmission. Text messaging is an eff... Read More about Test@work texts: Mobile phone messaging to increase awareness of HIV and HIV testing in UK construction employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.