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Decision-making experiences of patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) regarding treatment in Ghana: a qualitative study (2018)
Journal Article
Appiah Boateng, E., East, L., & Evans, C. (in press). Decision-making experiences of patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) regarding treatment in Ghana: a qualitative study. BMC Nephrology, 19, doi:10.1186/s12882-018-1175-z

Background: This is the first qualitative study to explore patient decision-making regarding end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. The study addresses an important gap in the literature concerning choice and decision-making... Read More

Mobile phone messaging to promote uptake of HIV testing among migrant African communities in the UK (2018)
Journal Article
Evans, C., Suggs, L. S., Turner, K., Occa, A., Juma, A., & Blake, H. (2018). Mobile phone messaging to promote uptake of HIV testing among migrant African communities in the UK. Health Education Journal, doi:10.1177/0017896918785928. ISSN 0017-8969

Background: In the UK, African communities are a focus of public health efforts to increase uptake of HIV testing. Mobile phone interventions may be an innovative way of reaching migrant groups who are known to face multiple obstacles in accessing ma... Read More

Employers' views of the 'Healthy Hub Roadshow': a workplace HIV testing intervention in England (2018)
Journal Article
Blake, H., Hussain, B., Hand, J., Juma, A., & Evans, C. (2018). Employers' views of the 'Healthy Hub Roadshow': a workplace HIV testing intervention in England. AIDS Care, 31(2), 181-185. doi:10.1080/09540121.2018.1500010

We explored employer uptake and perceptions of workplace HIV testing delivered to employees as part of Healthy Hub Roadshow, a multi-component general health check. Intervention included health checks with tailored advice delivered to 776 employees a... Read More

Employer attitudes towards general health checks and HIV testing in the workplace (2018)
Journal Article
Blake, H., Banerjee, A., & Evans, C. (2018). Employer attitudes towards general health checks and HIV testing in the workplace. Public Health, 156, doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2017.12.004. ISSN 0033-3506

Objective: There is a need to increase HIV testing rates in the UK. One approach is to increase access to testing through general health checks (GHCs) in the workplace. However, it is unclear whether GHCs are routinely offered by organisations, and e... Read More

The needs and experiences of skin cancer patients: a qualitative systematic review with meta-synthesis (2017)
Journal Article
Bath-Hextall, F., Nalubega, S., & Evans, C. (2017). The needs and experiences of skin cancer patients: a qualitative systematic review with meta-synthesis. British Journal of Dermatology, 177(3), doi:10.1111/bjd.15148. ISSN 0007-0963

Background: Skin cancer incidence is increasing worldwide. This is an update of a previous review published in 2010 that identified only two studies and found that the needs and experiences of individuals with skin cancer were under-researched. Obje... Read More

Searching for sustainability within public health policy: insights from an injury prevention perspective (2016)
Journal Article
Errington, G., Evans, C., & Watson, M. W. (in press). Searching for sustainability within public health policy: insights from an injury prevention perspective. European Journal of Public Health, doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckw123. ISSN 1101-1262

Background: Sustaining public health programmes in the long-term is key to ensuring full manifestation of their intended benefits. Although an increasing interest in sustainability is apparent within the global literature, empirical studies from with... Read More

The development of the nursing profession in a globalized context: a qualitative case study in Kerala, India (2016)
Journal Article
Timmons, S., Evans, C., & Nair, S. (2016). The development of the nursing profession in a globalized context: a qualitative case study in Kerala, India. Social Science and Medicine, 166, 41-48. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.08.012

In the paper, we are looking at the relationship between globalisation and the professional project, using nursing in Kerala as an exemplar. Our focus is on the intersection of the professional project, gender and globalisation processes. Included in... Read More

The development of the nursing profession in a globalised context: a qualitative case study in Kerala, India (2016)
Journal Article
Timmons, S., Evans, C., & Nair, S. (in press). The development of the nursing profession in a globalised context: a qualitative case study in Kerala, India. Social Science and Medicine, 166, doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.08.012. ISSN 0277-9536

In the paper, we are looking at the relationship between globalisation and the professional project, using nursing in Kerala as an exemplar. Our focus is on the intersection of the professional project, gender and globalisation processes. Included in... Read More

Developing a mHealth intervention to promote uptake of HIV testing among African communities in the UK: a qualitative study (2016)
Journal Article
Evans, C., Turner, K., Suggs, L., Occa, A., Juma, A., & Blake, H. (2016). Developing a mHealth intervention to promote uptake of HIV testing among African communities in the UK: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 16, doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3278-4. ISSN 1471-2458

Background: HIV-related mHealth interventions have demonstrable efficacy in supporting treatment adherence, although the evidence base for promoting HIV testing is inconclusive. Progress is constrained by a limited understanding of processes used to... Read More

Nurses in the private health sector in Kerala: Any lessons learnt from their strikes in recent years? (2016)
Journal Article
Nair, S., Timmons, S., & Evans, C. (in press). Nurses in the private health sector in Kerala: Any lessons learnt from their strikes in recent years?. Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 23(1), doi:10.1177/0971521515612858. ISSN 0971-5215

This article analyses the series of strikes initiated by staff nurses in private hospitals in the state of Kerala. In spite of the growth of private sector health care institutions, working terms and conditions of nursing professionals are structured... Read More