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Concerns, coping and the electronic holistic needs assessment: experiences of UK breast cancer survivors (2019)
Journal Article
Briggs, L., Cooper, J., Cox, K., & Blake, H. (in press). Concerns, coping and the electronic holistic needs assessment: experiences of UK breast cancer survivors. Journal of Research in Nursing,

Background: Physical and psychological concerns associated with a breast cancer diagnosis continue long after treatment. Macmillan Cancer Support developed an electronic Holistic Needs Assessment (eHNA) to help identify these concerns and allow a hea... Read More

PAID-11: a brief measure of diabetes distress vaildated in adults with type 1 diabetes (2019)
Journal Article
Stanulewicz, N., Mansell, P., Cooke, D., Hopkins, D., Speight, J., & Blake, H. (2019). PAID-11: a brief measure of diabetes distress vaildated in adults with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, doi:10.1016/j.diabres.2019.01.026

Objective: The Problem Areas In Diabetes (PAID) questionnaire is widely used to assess emotional distress related to living with diabetes, although it is lengthy for routine clinical use. Our aim was to determine whether the original 20-item PAID que... Read More

Physical activity levels and barriers to exercise in people living with a stoma (2018)
Journal Article
Lowe, B., Alsaleh, E., & Blake, H. (in press). Physical activity levels and barriers to exercise in people living with a stoma. Nursing Standard,

Background: Physical activity is important for physical and mental health although people with a stoma commonly experience a reduction in physical activity following their stoma formation. Aim: To assess whether adults with a stoma achieve the recom... Read More

Digital interventions to reduce sedentary behaviours of office workers: a scoping review (2018)
Journal Article
Huang, Y., Benford, S., & Blake, H. (2018). Digital interventions to reduce sedentary behaviours of office workers: a scoping review. JMIR, doi:10.2196/11079. ISSN 1438-8871

Background: There is a clear public health need to reduce office workers’ sedentary behaviours (SB), especially in the workplace. Digital technologies are increasingly being deployed in the workplace to measure and modify office workers’ SB. Howe... 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

A physical activity intervention for children with type 1 diabetes: Steps to Active Kids with Diabetes (STAK-D): a feasibility study (2018)
Journal Article
Quirk, H., Glazebrook, C., & Blake, H. (in press). A physical activity intervention for children with type 1 diabetes: Steps to Active Kids with Diabetes (STAK-D): a feasibility study. BMC Pediatrics, 18, doi:10.1186/s12887-018-1036-8. ISSN 1471-2431

Background: This study describes the development and feasibility evaluation of a physical activity intervention for children with type 1 diabetes called ‘Steps to Active Kids with Diabetes’ (STAK-D). It aims to explore the feasibility and acceptabili... 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

A systematic review of outcome measures utilised to assess self-management in clinical trials in patients with chronic pain (2017)
Journal Article
Banerjee, A., Hendrick, P., Bhattacharjee, P., & Blake, H. (2018). A systematic review of outcome measures utilised to assess self-management in clinical trials in patients with chronic pain. Patient Education and Counseling, 101(5), doi:10.1016/j.pec.2017.12.002. ISSN 0738-3991

Objectives The aim of this review was to identify, appraise and synthesise the outcome measures used to assess self-management in patients with chronic pain. Methods Medline, Embase, CINAHL, PsycINFO, the Cochrane Library and Google Scholar were... Read More

Development and evaluation of an educational training package to promote health and wellbeing (2017)
Journal Article
Gartshore, E., Briggs, L., & Blake, H. (2018). Development and evaluation of an educational training package to promote health and wellbeing. British Journal of Nursing, 26(21), doi:10.12968/bjon.2017.26.21.1182. ISSN 0966-0461

Background: Supporting the health and wellbeing of healthcare employees is a UK national priority. Aims: To design, deliver and evaluate an educational package to promote health and wellbeing for nurses and midwives Methods: An online training pack... Read More

Predictors of depressive symptoms in older adults living in care homes in Thailand (2017)
Journal Article
Tosangwarn, S., Clissett, P., & Blake, H. (2018). Predictors of depressive symptoms in older adults living in care homes in Thailand. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 32(1), 51-56. doi:10.1016/j.apnu.2017.09.010

Background: Thai culture traditionally abhors elders living in care homes due to the belief that this represents a dereliction of filial piety by their children, thus care homes are stigmatized as the domain of poor older adults with no family. This... Read More

Health beliefs predict self-care practices and glycaemic control in Malaysian patients with insulin-treated diabetes: a longtitudal study (2017)
Journal Article
Aris, A., Blake, H., & Adams, G. (2017). Health beliefs predict self-care practices and glycaemic control in Malaysian patients with insulin-treated diabetes: a longtitudal study. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 17(2), (80-89). ISSN 1675-0306

The practice of diabetes self-care plays an important role in achieving and maintaining good glycaemic control. However, not all patients with insulin-treated diabetes engage in their self-care activities. There is some evidence that self-care practi... Read More