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Identifying familial hypercholesterolaemia in primary care: Validation and optimisation of a clinical tool (FAMCAT) (2020)
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Akyea, R. K., Qureshi, N., Kai, J., de Lusignan, S., Sherlock, J., McGee, C., & Weng, S. (in press). Identifying familial hypercholesterolaemia in primary care: Validation and optimisation of a clinical tool (FAMCAT). BJGP Open,

Background: Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), an inherited lipid disorder causing premature heart disease, is severely underdiagnosed. Aim: To evaluated the accuracy of a clinical tool (FAMCAT) for identifying FH in primary care. Design an... Read More about Identifying familial hypercholesterolaemia in primary care: Validation and optimisation of a clinical tool (FAMCAT).

Promoting healthy teenage behaviour across three European countries through the use of a novel smartphone technology platform, PEGASO fit for future: study protocol of a quasi-experimental, controlled, multi-Centre trial (2019)
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Puigdomenech, E., Martin, A., Lang, A., Adorni, F., Gomez, S. F., McKinstry, B., …and on behalf of the PEGASO Fit For Future Consortium, . (2019). Promoting healthy teenage behaviour across three European countries through the use of a novel smartphone technology platform, PEGASO fit for future: study protocol of a quasi-experimental, controlled, multi-Centre trial. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-019-0958-x

Background: Behaviour change interventions targeting physical activity, diet, sleep and sedentary behaviour of teenagers show promise when delivered through smartphones. However, to date there is no evidence of effectiveness of multicomponent smartph... Read More about Promoting healthy teenage behaviour across three European countries through the use of a novel smartphone technology platform, PEGASO fit for future: study protocol of a quasi-experimental, controlled, multi-Centre trial.

A smartphone intervention to improve obesity-related health behaviors of adolescents across Europe: An iterative co-design and feasibility study (2019)
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Martin, A., Caon, M., Adorni, F., Andreoni, G., Ascolese, A., Atkinson, S., …PEGASO Fit for Future Consortium, . (in press). A smartphone intervention to improve obesity-related health behaviors of adolescents across Europe: An iterative co-design and feasibility study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, https://doi.org/10.2196/14118

Background: Promotion of physical activity, healthy eating, adequate sleep and reduced sedentary behavior in adolescents is a major priority globally given the current increase in population health challenges of non-communicable diseases and risk fac... Read More about A smartphone intervention to improve obesity-related health behaviors of adolescents across Europe: An iterative co-design and feasibility study.

The effectiveness and reporting standards of psychological interventions for improving short and long-term pain outcomes after total knee replacement: a systematic review (2019)
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Beswick, A., Whale, K., Wylde, V., Beswick, A. D., Rathbone, J., Vedhara, K., & Gooberman-Hill, R. (2019). The effectiveness and reporting standards of psychological interventions for improving short and long-term pain outcomes after total knee replacement: a systematic review. BMJ Open, 9(12), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029742

Objectives: To assess the effectiveness and reporting standards of psychological interventions for improving outcomes after total knee replacement (TKR). Design: The systematic review protocol was registered on the International Prospective Regist... Read More about The effectiveness and reporting standards of psychological interventions for improving short and long-term pain outcomes after total knee replacement: a systematic review.

Engagement barriers and service inequities in the NHS Breast Screening Programme: Views from British-Pakistani women (2019)
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Woof, V. G., Ruane, H., Ulph, F., French, D. P., Qureshi, N., Khan, N., …Donnelly, L. S. (2019). Engagement barriers and service inequities in the NHS Breast Screening Programme: Views from British-Pakistani women. Journal of Medical Screening, https://doi.org/10.1177/0969141319887405

Objectives: Previous research has largely attempted to explore breast screening experiences of South Asian women by combining opinions from Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian women. This research often fails to reach the most underserved sub-groups of... Read More about Engagement barriers and service inequities in the NHS Breast Screening Programme: Views from British-Pakistani women.

Physical Activity and Subjective Vitality in Older Adults From Community-and Assisted-Living Settings (2019)
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Park, S., Park, K., Hancox, J., Castaneda-Gameros, D., & Koo, K. C. (2019). Physical Activity and Subjective Vitality in Older Adults From Community-and Assisted-Living Settings. Asian Nursing Research, 13(5), 313-317. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anr.2019.11.004

Purpose: There is a growing number of older adults moving into assisted-living facilities to maintain their independence while being assisted with certain tasks and having convenient access to services. Physical activity (PA) and vitality play an imp... Read More about Physical Activity and Subjective Vitality in Older Adults From Community-and Assisted-Living Settings.

Acceptability of and treatment preferences for recurrent bacterial vaginosis—Topical lactic acid gel or oral metronidazole antibiotic: Qualitative findings from the VITA trial (2019)
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Anstey Watkins, J., Ross, J. D. C., Thandi, S., Brittain, C., Kai, J., & Griffiths, F. (2019). Acceptability of and treatment preferences for recurrent bacterial vaginosis—Topical lactic acid gel or oral metronidazole antibiotic: Qualitative findings from the VITA trial. PLoS ONE, 14(11), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0224964

Background: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is associated with an elevated vaginal pH and the presence of abnormal offensive discharge. It is common, often recurrent, and the most effective treatment regimen is unknown. ‘Metronidazole Versus lactic acId for... Read More about Acceptability of and treatment preferences for recurrent bacterial vaginosis—Topical lactic acid gel or oral metronidazole antibiotic: Qualitative findings from the VITA trial.

Economic evaluation of the OSAC randomised controlled trial: oral corticosteroids for non-asthmatic adults with acute lower respiratory tract infection in primary care (2019)
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Moure Fernández, A., Hollinghurst, S., Carroll, F., Downing, H., Young, G., Brookes, S., …Hay, A. D. (in press). Economic evaluation of the OSAC randomised controlled trial: oral corticosteroids for non-asthmatic adults with acute lower respiratory tract infection in primary care. BMJ Open,

Objective: To estimate the costs and outcomes associated with treating non-asthmatic (nor suffering from other lung-disease) adults presenting to primary care with acute lower respiratory tract infection (ALRTI) with oral corticosteroids compared wit... Read More about Economic evaluation of the OSAC randomised controlled trial: oral corticosteroids for non-asthmatic adults with acute lower respiratory tract infection in primary care.

HEART UK consensus statement on Lipoprotein(a): A call to action (2019)
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Cegla, J., Neely, R. D. G., France, M., Ferns, G., Byrne, C. D., Halcox, J., …for the HEART UK Medical, Scientific and Research Committee, . (2019). HEART UK consensus statement on Lipoprotein(a): A call to action. Atherosclerosis, 291, 62-70. https://doi.org/10.1016...rosclerosis.2019.10.011

Lipoprotein(a), Lp(a), is a modified atherogenic low-density lipoprotein particle that contains apolipoprotein(a). Its levels are highly heritable and variable in the population. This consensus statement by HEART UK is based on the evidence that Lp(a... Read More about HEART UK consensus statement on Lipoprotein(a): A call to action.

Safety of electronic cigarette use during breastfeeding: qualitative study using online forum discussions (2019)
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Johnston, E. J., Campbell, K., Coleman, T., Lewis, S., Orton, S., & Cooper, S. (2019). Safety of electronic cigarette use during breastfeeding: qualitative study using online forum discussions. JMIR, 21(8), https://doi.org/10.2196/11506

Background: E-cigarettes are an increasingly popular alternative to smoking, helping to prevent relapse in those trying to quit, and with potential for harm reduction as they are likely to be safer than smoking. Many women return to smoking in the po... Read More about Safety of electronic cigarette use during breastfeeding: qualitative study using online forum discussions.

Effects of Self-Esteem on the Association between Negative Life Events and Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents (2019)
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Wan, Y., Chen, R., Wang, S., Orton, S., Wang, D., Zhang, S., …Tao, F. (2019). Effects of Self-Esteem on the Association between Negative Life Events and Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(16), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16162846

Negative life events (NLEs) increase the risk of suicidal ideation (SI) in adolescents. However, it is not known whether the association between NLEs and SI can be moderated by self-esteem and varies with gender. The aim of the current paper was to e... Read More about Effects of Self-Esteem on the Association between Negative Life Events and Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents.

Mood and Influenza Vaccination in Older Adults: A Randomised Controlled Trial (2019)
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Ayling, K., Fairclough, L., Buchanan, H., Wetherell, M. A., & Vedhara, K. (2019). Mood and Influenza Vaccination in Older Adults: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Health Psychology, 38(11), 984-996. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000786

Objective: Positive mood on the day of vaccination has been associated with subsequent antibody responses to the influenza vaccine in older adults. The primary aim of this trial was to examine whether a brief intervention was able to enhance positive... Read More about Mood and Influenza Vaccination in Older Adults: A Randomised Controlled Trial.

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).

Understanding the influence of parent-clinician communication on antibiotic prescribing for children with respiratory tract infections in primary care: a qualitative observational study using a conversation analysis approach (2019)
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Cabral, C., Horwood, J., Symonds, J., Ingram, J., Lucas, P. J., Redmond, N. M., …Barnes, R. K. (2019). Understanding the influence of parent-clinician communication on antibiotic prescribing for children with respiratory tract infections in primary care: a qualitative observational study using a conversation analysis approach. BMC Family Practice, 20(1), doi:10.1186/s12875-019-0993-9

Background: Acute respiratory tract infections (RTI) in children are a common reason for antibiotic prescribing. Clinicians’ prescribing decisions are influenced by perceived parental expectations for antibiotics, however there is evidence that paren... Read More about Understanding the influence of parent-clinician communication on antibiotic prescribing for children with respiratory tract infections in primary care: a qualitative observational study using a conversation analysis approach.

Prevalence, severity, and nature of preventable patient harm across medical care settings: systematic review and meta-analysis (2019)
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Panagioti, M., Khan, K., Keers, R. N., Abuzour, A., Phipps, D., Kontopantelis, E., …Ashcroft, D. M. (2019). Prevalence, severity, and nature of preventable patient harm across medical care settings: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ, 366, doi:10.1136/bmj.l4185

Objective: To systematically quantify the prevalence, severity, and nature of preventable patient harm across a range of medical settings globally. Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Data sources: Medline, PubMed, PsycINFO, Cinahl and... Read More about Prevalence, severity, and nature of preventable patient harm across medical care settings: systematic review and meta-analysis.

How should health policy and practice respond to the increased genetic risk associated with close relative marriage? results of a UK Delphi consensus building exercise (2019)
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Salway, S., Yazici, E., Khan, N., Ali, P., Elmslie, F., Thompson, J., & Qureshi, N. (2019). How should health policy and practice respond to the increased genetic risk associated with close relative marriage? results of a UK Delphi consensus building exercise. BMJ Open, 9(7), doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-028928

Objectives: (1) To explore professional and lay stakeholder views on the design and delivery of services in the area of consanguinity and genetic risk. (2) To identify principles on which there is sufficient consensus to warrant inclusion in a nation... Read More about How should health policy and practice respond to the increased genetic risk associated with close relative marriage? results of a UK Delphi consensus building exercise.