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What are the strengths and limitations to utilising creative methods in public and patient involvement in health and social care research? A qualitative systematic review (2024)
Journal Article

Background: There is increasing interest in using patient and public involvement (PPI) in research to improve the quality of healthcare. Ordinarily, traditional methods have been used such as interviews or focus groups. However, these methods tend to... Read More about What are the strengths and limitations to utilising creative methods in public and patient involvement in health and social care research? A qualitative systematic review.

Motivation communication training programme for healthcare professionals to support adherence in patients with diabetic foot ulcers: Proof of concept study (2024)
Journal Article

Patients with diabetic foot ulcers have poor adherence to treatment recommendations. However, the most effective way to support adherence in this population is unknown. This study aimed to assess the preliminary effectiveness of a motivation communic... Read More about Motivation communication training programme for healthcare professionals to support adherence in patients with diabetic foot ulcers: Proof of concept study.

Safety of e-cigarettes and nicotine patches as stop-smoking aids in pregnancy: Secondary analysis of the Pregnancy Trial of E-cigarettes and Patches (PREP) randomised controlled trial (2024)
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Aims To examine safety of e-cigarettes (EC) and nicotine patches (NRT) when used to help pregnant smokers quit. Design A recent trial of EC versus NRT reported safety outcomes in the randomised arms. We conducted a further analysis based... Read More about Safety of e-cigarettes and nicotine patches as stop-smoking aids in pregnancy: Secondary analysis of the Pregnancy Trial of E-cigarettes and Patches (PREP) randomised controlled trial.

Safety of e-cigarettes and nicotine patches as stop-smoking aids in pregnancy: Secondary analysis of the Pregnancy Trial of E-cigarettes and Patches (PREP) randomized controlled trial (2024)
Journal Article

Aims: The aim of this study was to examine the safety of e-cigarettes (EC) and nicotine patches (NRT) when used to help pregnant smokers quit. Design: A recent trial of EC versus NRT reported safety outcomes in the randomized arms. We conducted a fur... Read More about Safety of e-cigarettes and nicotine patches as stop-smoking aids in pregnancy: Secondary analysis of the Pregnancy Trial of E-cigarettes and Patches (PREP) randomized controlled trial.

Development of a Motivation Communication Training to Aid Diabetes-Specialist Podiatrists With Adherence Discussions (2023)
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Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) impact a substantial proportion of patients with diabetes, with high recurrence rates, severe complications, and significant financial burden to health care systems. Adherence to treatment advice (e.g., limiting weight-bea... Read More about Development of a Motivation Communication Training to Aid Diabetes-Specialist Podiatrists With Adherence Discussions.

Optimizing mood prior to influenza vaccination in older adults: A three-arm randomized controlled trial (2023)
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Objective: This trial explored the psychological and immunological effects of two brief interventions, targeting improving positive mood, administered to older adults immediately prior to influenza vaccination. The primary aim was to examine whether... Read More about Optimizing mood prior to influenza vaccination in older adults: A three-arm randomized controlled trial.

Transient elastography and video recovery narrative access to support recovery from alcohol misuse: development of a novel intervention for use in community alcohol treatment services (2023)
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Background: Mortality from alcohol-related liver disease has risen significantly for three decades. Transient elastography (TE) is a non-invasive test providing a numerical marker of liver disease. Preliminary evidence suggests that receiving TE can... Read More about Transient elastography and video recovery narrative access to support recovery from alcohol misuse: development of a novel intervention for use in community alcohol treatment services.

Does knowledge of liver fibrosis affect high-risk drinking behaviour (KLIFAD): an open-label pragmatic feasibility randomised controlled trial (2023)
Journal Article

Background: Early identification followed by effective behaviour interventions is pivotal to changing the natural history of alcohol-related liver disease. We examined the feasibility of using transient elastography based advice and alcohol recovery... Read More about Does knowledge of liver fibrosis affect high-risk drinking behaviour (KLIFAD): an open-label pragmatic feasibility randomised controlled trial.

Adherence to limiting weight-bearing activity in patients with diabetic foot ulcers: A qualitative study (2023)
Journal Article

Patients with diabetic foot ulcers are advised to limit weight-bearing activity for ulcers to heal. Patients often disregard this advice although the reasons are not yet fully understood. This study explored (1) patients' experiences of receiving the... Read More about Adherence to limiting weight-bearing activity in patients with diabetic foot ulcers: A qualitative study.