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External validation of the 'PHYT in dementia', a theoretical model promoting physical activity in people with dementia (2020)
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Lorito, C. D., Bosco, A., Pollock, K., Harwood, R., Das Nair, R., Logan, P., …Van Der Wardt, V. (2020). External validation of the 'PHYT in dementia', a theoretical model promoting physical activity in people with dementia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(5), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph1705154

Physical activity is beneficial for people with dementia. We previously developed a theoretical model to explain behaviour change in physical activity in dementia (PHYT-in-dementia). This study aimed to externally validate the model. Validation occur... Read More about External validation of the 'PHYT in dementia', a theoretical model promoting physical activity in people with dementia.

Experiences of adjustment to secondary progress multiple sclerosis: A meta-ethnographic systematic review (2020)
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Meek, C., Topcu, G., Moghaddam, N., & das Nair, R. (in press). Experiences of adjustment to secondary progress multiple sclerosis: A meta-ethnographic systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation,

Purpose: To provide an overview of the experiences and needs of patients adjusting to life after receiving a diagnosis of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). Method: We conducted a meta-ethnographic synthesis of qualitative studies on... Read More about Experiences of adjustment to secondary progress multiple sclerosis: A meta-ethnographic systematic review.

Self-Help Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Carers of People with Multiple Sclerosis : A Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial (2020)
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Nair, R., Martin, K., & Moghaddam, N. (in press). Self-Help Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Carers of People with Multiple Sclerosis : A Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings,

Introduction: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an established psychological therapy, but its effectiveness for carers of people with Multiple Sclerosis experiencing carer-related strain has not been established. This study assessed the... Read More about Self-Help Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Carers of People with Multiple Sclerosis : A Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial.

Proceedings of BSRM and SRR (2020)
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Kettlewell, J., Radford, K., Timmons, S., Bridger, K., Kendrick, D., de Dios Perez, B., & das Nair, R. (2020). Proceedings of BSRM and SRR. Clinical Rehabilitation, https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215520902499

The Society for Research in Rehabilitation (SRR) is the major multidisciplinary rehabilitation research society in the United Kingdom (www.srr.org.uk). Its aim is to advance education and research into all aspects of rehabilitation medicine and to di... Read More about Proceedings of BSRM and SRR.

A randomised controlled trial of an exercise intervention promoting activity, independence and stability in older adults with mild cognitive impairment and early dementia (PrAISED) - A Protocol (2019)
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Bajwa, R. K., Goldberg, S. E., Van Der Wardt, V., Burgon, C., Di Lorito, C., Godfrey, M., …Harwood, R. H. (2019). A randomised controlled trial of an exercise intervention promoting activity, independence and stability in older adults with mild cognitive impairment and early dementia (PrAISED) - A Protocol. Trials, 20(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3871-9

© 2019 The Author(s). Background: People with dementia progressively lose cognitive and functional abilities. Interventions promoting exercise and activity may slow decline. We developed a novel intervention to promote activity and independence and p... Read More about A randomised controlled trial of an exercise intervention promoting activity, independence and stability in older adults with mild cognitive impairment and early dementia (PrAISED) - A Protocol.

Behavioural activation treatment for depression in individuals with neurological conditions: a systematic review (2019)
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Oates, L. L., Moghaddam, N., Evangelou, N., & das Nair, R. (2020). Behavioural activation treatment for depression in individuals with neurological conditions: a systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation, 34(3), 310-319. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215519896404

© The Author(s) 2019. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of behavioural activation interventions for people with neurological conditions with comorbid depression, and explore content and adaptations. Data sources: PsycINFO, MEDLINE, CINAHL, AME... Read More about Behavioural activation treatment for depression in individuals with neurological conditions: a systematic review.

Promoting activity, Independence and stability in early dementia (PrAISED): a, multisite, randomised controlled, feasibility trial (2019)
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Goldberg, S. E., van der Wardt, V., Brand, A., Burgon, C., Bajwa, R., Hoare, Z., …on behalf of the PrAISED Study Group, . (2019). Promoting activity, Independence and stability in early dementia (PrAISED): a, multisite, randomised controlled, feasibility trial. BMC Geriatrics, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-019-1379-5

BACKGROUND: We tested the feasibility of delivering and evaluating a complex therapy intervention which aimed to promote activity and independence for people with early dementia (PrAISED). Feasibility questions were on: recruitment, randomisation, in... Read More about Promoting activity, Independence and stability in early dementia (PrAISED): a, multisite, randomised controlled, feasibility trial.

Results of a UK-wide vignette study with occupational therapists to explore cognitive screening post-stroke (2019)
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Geraghty, J., Ablewhite, J., das Nair, R., Lincoln, N., Kontou, E., Roffe, J., …Drummond, A. (in press). Results of a UK-wide vignette study with occupational therapists to explore cognitive screening post-stroke. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation,

Background. There is a paucity of evidence in the UK regarding occupational therapy (OT) cognitive screening, and whether, and how, cognitive impairments are identified and assessed. Aims To identify current OT practice for the assessment of c... Read More about Results of a UK-wide vignette study with occupational therapists to explore cognitive screening post-stroke.

Cognitive rehabilitation for attention and memory in people with multiple sclerosis: a randomized controlled trial (CRAMMS) (2019)
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Lincoln, N., Bradshaw, L., Constantinescu, C., Day, F., Drummond, A., Fitzsimmons, D., …das Nair, R. (2020). Cognitive rehabilitation for attention and memory in people with multiple sclerosis: a randomized controlled trial (CRAMMS). Clinical Rehabilitation, 34(2), 229-241. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215519890378

Objective: To assess the clinical and cost-effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation for attention and memory problems in people with multiple sclerosis. Design: Multicentre, pragmatic, randomized controlled trial. Setting: Community Participants: Pe... Read More about Cognitive rehabilitation for attention and memory in people with multiple sclerosis: a randomized controlled trial (CRAMMS).

Cognitive rehabilitation for attention deficits following stroke (2019)
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Loetscher, T., Potter, K., Wong, D., & das Nair, R. (2019). Cognitive rehabilitation for attention deficits following stroke. Cochrane Library, https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd002842.pub3

Background Many survivors of stroke report attentional impairments, such as diminished concentration and distractibility. However, the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation for improving these impairments is uncertain.This is an update of the Co... Read More about Cognitive rehabilitation for attention deficits following stroke.

Behavioural Activation Therapy for Depression after Stroke (BEADS): A feasibility randomised controlled pilot trial of a psychological intervention for post-stroke depression (2019)
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Thomas, S. A., Drummond, A. E., Lincoln, N., Palmer, R., das Nair, R., Latimer, N. R., …Topcu, G. (2019). Behavioural Activation Therapy for Depression after Stroke (BEADS): A feasibility randomised controlled pilot trial of a psychological intervention for post-stroke depression. Health Technology Assessment, 23(47), https://doi.org/10.3310/hta23470

Experience of Identity Change in People Who Reported a Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis : A Qualitative Inquiry (2019)
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Barker, A. B., Smale, K., Hunt, N., Lincoln, N. B., & das Nair, R. (2019). Experience of Identity Change in People Who Reported a Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis : A Qualitative Inquiry. International Journal of Ms Care, 21(5), 235-242. https://doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2018-069

Background: A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) can lead to changes to a person’s sense of self. The aim of this study was to investigate the subjective experience of identity change and subsequent adjustment to MS. Methods: Semi-structured in... Read More about Experience of Identity Change in People Who Reported a Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis : A Qualitative Inquiry.

Beyond current research practice: Methodological considerations in MS rehabilitation research (is designing the perfect rehabilitation trial the Holy Grail or a Gordian knot?) (2019)
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das Nair, R., de Groot, V., & Freeman, J. (2019). Beyond current research practice: Methodological considerations in MS rehabilitation research (is designing the perfect rehabilitation trial the Holy Grail or a Gordian knot?). Multiple Sclerosis, 25(10), 1337-1347. https://doi.org/10.1177/1352458519858271

Rehabilitation is an essential aspect of symptomatic and supportive treatment for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). MS rehabilitation research has grown considerably, but the volume of robust evidence to guide effective clinical practice in the fo... Read More about Beyond current research practice: Methodological considerations in MS rehabilitation research (is designing the perfect rehabilitation trial the Holy Grail or a Gordian knot?).

A systematic review of personal smart technologies used to improve outcomes in adults with acquired brain injuries (2019)
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Kettlewell, J., das Nair, R., & Radford, K. (2019). A systematic review of personal smart technologies used to improve outcomes in adults with acquired brain injuries. Clinical Rehabilitation, 33(11), 1705-1712. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215519865774

Objective: This review aimed to determine the effectiveness of personal smart technologies on outcomes in adults with acquired brain injury. Data sources: A systematic literature search was conducted on 30 May 2019. Twelve electronic databases,... Read More about A systematic review of personal smart technologies used to improve outcomes in adults with acquired brain injuries.

Unconditional and conditional monetary incentives to increase response to mailed questionnaires: a randomised controlled study within a trial (SWAT) (2019)
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Young, B., Bedford, L., das Nair, R., Gallant, S., Littleford, R., Robertson, J. F., …ECLS Study Team, . (2019). Unconditional and conditional monetary incentives to increase response to mailed questionnaires: a randomised controlled study within a trial (SWAT). Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, doi:10.1111/jep.13230

Rationale, aims, and objectives: High response rates to research questionnaires can help to ensure results are more representative of the population studied and provide increased statistical power, on which the study may have been predicated. Improvi... Read More about Unconditional and conditional monetary incentives to increase response to mailed questionnaires: a randomised controlled study within a trial (SWAT).

Modifiable risk factors for poor health outcomes in multiple sclerosis: the urgent need for research to maximise smoking cessation success (2019)
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Marck, C. H., das Nair, R., Grech, L., Borland, R., & Constantinescu, C. S. (2019). Modifiable risk factors for poor health outcomes in multiple sclerosis: the urgent need for research to maximise smoking cessation success. Multiple Sclerosis, doi:10.1177/1352458519858730

Tobacco smoking is a well-established risk factor for multiple sclerosis (MS) onset, progression, and poor health outcomes in people with MS. Despite smoking being a modifiable risk factor, no research has been undertaken to understand how, or who is... Read More about Modifiable risk factors for poor health outcomes in multiple sclerosis: the urgent need for research to maximise smoking cessation success.

Cognitive Management Pathways in Stroke Services (COMPASS): A qualitative investigation of key issues in relation to community stroke teams undertaking cognitive assessments (2019)
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Ablewhite, J., Geraghty, J., das Nair, R., Lincoln, N., & Drummond, A. (2019). Cognitive Management Pathways in Stroke Services (COMPASS): A qualitative investigation of key issues in relation to community stroke teams undertaking cognitive assessments. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 82(7), 404-411. doi:10.1177/0308022619841320

Introduction Cognitive problems are common after stroke and their identification and management is important for survivors, carers and clinicians. However, the appropriateness of the screening methods and ways in which results inform community cli... Read More about Cognitive Management Pathways in Stroke Services (COMPASS): A qualitative investigation of key issues in relation to community stroke teams undertaking cognitive assessments.

A group memory rehabilitation programme for people with traumatic brain injuries: the ReMemBrIn RCT (2019)
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das Nair, R., Bradshaw, L. E., Carpenter, H., Clarke, S., Day, F., Drummond, A., …Lincoln, N. B. (2019). A group memory rehabilitation programme for people with traumatic brain injuries: the ReMemBrIn RCT. Health Technology Assessment, 23(16), 1-193. https://doi.org/10.3310/hta23160

Main outcome measures: Outcomes were assessed at 6 and 12 months after randomisation. Primary outcome: patient-completed Everyday Memory Questionnaire – patient version (EMQ-p) at 6 months’ follow-up. Secondary outcomes: Rivermead Behavioural Memory... Read More about A group memory rehabilitation programme for people with traumatic brain injuries: the ReMemBrIn RCT.