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Podiatry interventions to prevent falls in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2019)
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Wylie, G., Morris, J., Witham, M., Campbell, P., Frost, H., Torrens, C., & Gordon, A. (2019). Podiatry interventions to prevent falls in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and Ageing, doi:10.1093/ageing/afy189

Background: The growing number of trials evaluating podiatry interventions to prevent falls in older people indicates that evidence synthesis to determine effectiveness is timely. This systematic review examined podiatry interventions for falls preve... Read More

Measuring health related quality of life of care home residents: comparison of self-report with staff proxy responses (2019)
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Usman, A., Lewis, S., Hinsliff-Smith, K., Long, A., Housley, G., Jordan, J., …Gordon, A. L. (2019). Measuring health related quality of life of care home residents: comparison of self-report with staff proxy responses. Age and Ageing, doi:10.1093/ageing/afy191

Introduction: Care home residents are often unable to complete Health Related Quality of Life questionnaires for themselves because of prevalent cognitive impairment. This study compared care home resident and staff proxy responses for two measures,... Read More

European postgraduate curriculum in geriatric medicine developed using an international modified Delphi technique (2018)
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Roller-Wirnsberger, R., Masud, T., Vassallo, M., Zöbl, M., Reiter, R., Van Den Noortgate, N., …Singler, K. (2018). European postgraduate curriculum in geriatric medicine developed using an international modified Delphi technique. Age and Ageing, doi:10.1093/ageing/afy173

Background: The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS-GMS) recommendations for training in Geriatric Medicine were published in 1993. The practice of Geriatric Medicine has developed considerably since then and it has therefore become necessary... Read More

Effect of care assistant communication style on communicative behaviours of residents with dementia: a systematic multiple case-study (2018)
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Stanyon, M., Griffiths, A., Gordon, A., & Thomas, S. (2018). Effect of care assistant communication style on communicative behaviours of residents with dementia: a systematic multiple case-study. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, doi:10.1111/scs.12622

Objectives: To determine whether varying the communication style of care assistants, encouraging them to use direct instructions and allowing more time for residents’ responses, influenced the communicative behaviour of care home residents living wit... Read More

Anticholinergic drug burden tools/scales and adverse outcomes in different clinical settings: a systematic review of reviews (2018)
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Welsh, T. J., van der Wardt, V., Ojo, G., Gordon, A. L., & Gladman, J. R. (in press). Anticholinergic drug burden tools/scales and adverse outcomes in different clinical settings: a systematic review of reviews. Drugs and Aging, doi:10.1007/s40266-018-0549-z

Background: Cumulative anticholinergic exposure (anticholinergic burden) has been linked to a number of adverse outcomes. To conduct research in this area, an agreed approach to describing anticholinergic burden is needed. Objective: This review set... Read More

Linear viscous approach to predict rut depth in asphalt mixtures (2018)
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Al-Mosawe, H., Thom, N., Airey, G., & Albayati, A. (in press). Linear viscous approach to predict rut depth in asphalt mixtures. Construction and Building Materials, 169, doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.11.065. ISSN 0950-0618

Rutting in asphalt mixtures is a very common type of distress. It occurs due to the heavy load applied and slow movement of traffic. Rutting needs to be predicted to avoid major deformation to the pavement. A simple linear viscous method is used i... Read More

Accurate identification of hospital admissions from care homes: development and validation of an automated algorithm (2017)
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Housley, G., Lewis, S., Usman, A., Gordon, A. L., & Shaw, D. E. (2018). Accurate identification of hospital admissions from care homes: development and validation of an automated algorithm. Age and Ageing, 47(3), 387-391. doi:10.1093/ageing/afx182

Background: measuring the complex needs of care home residents is crucial for resource allocation. Hospital patient administration systems (PAS) may not accurately identify admissions from care homes. Objective: to develop and validate an accurate,... Read More

Physical and rheological characterization of carbonated bitumen for paving applications (2017)
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Apeagyei, A. K., & Airey, G. (2018). Physical and rheological characterization of carbonated bitumen for paving applications. Materials and Design, 140, doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2017.11.069. ISSN 0261-3069

In the paving industry, current attempts aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions have focused on the development of technologies that decrease bitumen viscosity so that asphalt mixtures can be produced at temperatures that are lower than conventio... Read More

Indentifying published studies of care home research: an international survey of researchers (2017)
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Burton, J. K., Quinn, T. J., Gordon, A. L., MacLullich, A. M., Reynish, E. L., & Shenkin, S. D. (2017). Indentifying published studies of care home research: an international survey of researchers. doi:10.14283/jnhrs.2017.15. ISSN 2496-0799

Collating the published research around institutional, long term care is confounded by the differing terminologies used to describe this health-care setting. We aimed to collate the descriptors used by researchers to inform the future development of... Read More