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Investigating the Implementation of Community-Based Stroke Telerehabilitation in England; A Realist Synthesis Study Protocol (2024)
Journal Article
Chouliara, N., Cameron, T., Ballard-Ridley, S., Fisher, R. J., Kettlewell, J., Kidd, L., …Gordon, A. L. (2024). Investigating the Implementation of Community-Based Stroke Telerehabilitation in England; A Realist Synthesis Study Protocol. Healthcare, 12(10), Article 1027. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare12101027

Telerehabilitation (TR) shows promise as a method of remote service delivery, yet there is little guidance to inform implementation in the context of the National Health Service (NHS) in England. This paper presents the protocol for a realist synthes... Read More about Investigating the Implementation of Community-Based Stroke Telerehabilitation in England; A Realist Synthesis Study Protocol.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospital episodes for falls and fractures associated with new-onset disability and frailty in England: a national cohort study (2024)
Journal Article
Thomas, S., Littleboy, K., Foubert, J., Nafilyan, V., Bannister, N., Routen, A., …Gordon, A. L. (2024). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospital episodes for falls and fractures associated with new-onset disability and frailty in England: a national cohort study. Age and Ageing, 53(4), Article afae071. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afae071

Background: Older people with frailty are at risk of harm from immobility or isolation, yet data about how COVID-19 lockdowns affected them are limited. Falls and fractures are easily measurable adverse outcomes correlated with frailty. We investigat... Read More about Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospital episodes for falls and fractures associated with new-onset disability and frailty in England: a national cohort study.

Exploratory factor analysis and Rasch analysis to assess the structural validity of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit Proxy version (ASCOT-Proxy) completed by care home staff (2024)
Journal Article
Rand, S., Towers, A., Allan, S., Webster, L., Palmer, S., Carroll, R., …Goodman, C. (2024). Exploratory factor analysis and Rasch analysis to assess the structural validity of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit Proxy version (ASCOT-Proxy) completed by care home staff. Quality of Life Research, 33, 1555-1567. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-024-03631-1

Purpose. Rasch analysis and exploratory factor analysis (EFA) were used to evaluate the structural validity of the ASCOT-Proxy measures completed by staff on behalf of older adults resident in care homes, by comparison to the ASCOT-SCT4, the meas... Read More about Exploratory factor analysis and Rasch analysis to assess the structural validity of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit Proxy version (ASCOT-Proxy) completed by care home staff.

COVID-19 in a Dutch Nursing Home: A Longitudinal Retrospective Care-Home-Level Case Study on Infection Rate, Survival Rate, and Daily Functioning (2023)
Journal Article
de Vries, D., Röhlinger, D., Everink, I., Winkens, B., Heffels, J., Gordon, A., & Schols, J. (2024). COVID-19 in a Dutch Nursing Home: A Longitudinal Retrospective Care-Home-Level Case Study on Infection Rate, Survival Rate, and Daily Functioning. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 13(1), Article 149. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm13010149

During the pandemic, nursing homes in the Netherlands were heavily affected by COVID-19. This study assesses the impact of COVID-19 on infection rate, survival rate, and daily functioning over the course of two years among residents of a nursing home... Read More about COVID-19 in a Dutch Nursing Home: A Longitudinal Retrospective Care-Home-Level Case Study on Infection Rate, Survival Rate, and Daily Functioning.

‘Smart’ BLE wearables for digital contact tracing in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic—a process evaluation of the CONTACT feasibility study (2023)
Journal Article
Thompson, C. A., Daffu-O’Reilly, A., Willis, T., Gordon, A., Noakes, C., Khaliq, K., …Spilsbury, K. (2023). ‘Smart’ BLE wearables for digital contact tracing in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic—a process evaluation of the CONTACT feasibility study. Implementation Science Communications, 4(1), Article 155. https://doi.org/10.1186/s43058-023-00533-0

Background: Rapid and mass transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus amongst vulnerable people led to devastating effects from COVID-19 in care homes. The CONTACT intervention introduced Bluetooth Low Energy ‘smart’ wearable devices (BLE wearables) as a b... Read More about ‘Smart’ BLE wearables for digital contact tracing in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic—a process evaluation of the CONTACT feasibility study.

Developing a list of core competencies for medical aspects of healthcare delivery in care homes: scoping review and Delphi process (2023)
Journal Article
McCarthy, L., Borley, K., Ancelin, T., Carroll, R., Chadborn, N., Blundell, A. G., & Gordon, A. L. (2023). Developing a list of core competencies for medical aspects of healthcare delivery in care homes: scoping review and Delphi process. Age and Ageing, 52(12), Article afad237. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afad237

Background Care Home residents live with frailty and multiple long-term conditions. Their medical management is complex and specialised. We set out to develop a list of core competencies for doctors providing medical care in long-term care homes. M... Read More about Developing a list of core competencies for medical aspects of healthcare delivery in care homes: scoping review and Delphi process.

Data Collection in Care Homes for Older Adults: A National Survey in England (2023)
Journal Article
Hanratty, B., Wolters, A. T., Towers, A. M., Spilsbury, K., Meyer, J., Killett, A., …Goodman, C. (2023). Data Collection in Care Homes for Older Adults: A National Survey in England. Journal of Long-Term Care, 2023, 288-296. https://doi.org/10.31389/jltc.199

Context: In many countries, there is a specification for information that should be collected by care homes. So-called ‘minimum data-sets’ (MDS) are often lengthy, and report on resident health and wellbeing, staff, and facilities. In the UK, the abs... Read More about Data Collection in Care Homes for Older Adults: A National Survey in England.

Whether from a position of strength or weakness, geriatric medicine has work to do to drive up standards in health care for older people (2023)
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Gordon, A. L., Martin, F., Mistry, S., Harwood, R. H., & Dhesi, J. (2023). Whether from a position of strength or weakness, geriatric medicine has work to do to drive up standards in health care for older people. Age and Ageing, 52(11), Article afad208. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afad208

• Geriatric medicine is the largest physicianly specialty in the UK, with high levels of competition for available training posts. • Improving care of older people has been the focus of multiple national policy initiatives in the UK over the past dec... Read More about Whether from a position of strength or weakness, geriatric medicine has work to do to drive up standards in health care for older people.

Identifying and Managing Frailty: A Survey of UK Healthcare Professionals (2023)
Journal Article
Frost, R., Robinson, K., Gordon, A., Caldeira de Melo, R., Villas-Boas, P. J. F., Azevedo, P. S., …Gavin, J. P. (2024). Identifying and Managing Frailty: A Survey of UK Healthcare Professionals. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 43(4), 402-412. https://doi.org/10.1177/07334648231206321

Frailty is a common condition that leads to multiple adverse outcomes. Frailty should be identified and managed in a holistic, evidence-based and patient-centered way. We aimed to understand how UK healthcare professionals (HCPs) identify and manage... Read More about Identifying and Managing Frailty: A Survey of UK Healthcare Professionals.

ACE I/D genotype associates with strength in sarcopenic men but not with response to ACE inhibitor therapy in older adults with sarcopenia: Results from the LACE trial (2023)
Journal Article
Rossios, C., Bashir, T., Achison, M., Adamson, S., Akpan, A., Aspray, T., …Kemp, P. R. (2023). ACE I/D genotype associates with strength in sarcopenic men but not with response to ACE inhibitor therapy in older adults with sarcopenia: Results from the LACE trial. PLoS ONE, 18(10), Article e0292402. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0292402

Background: Angiotensin II (AII), has been suggested to promote muscle loss. Reducing AII synthesis, by inhibiting angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) activity has been proposed as a method to inhibit muscle loss. The LACE clinical trial was designed... Read More about ACE I/D genotype associates with strength in sarcopenic men but not with response to ACE inhibitor therapy in older adults with sarcopenia: Results from the LACE trial.