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Exploring primary care responses to domestic violence and abuse (DVA): operationalisation of a national initiative (2019)
Journal Article
McGarry, J., Hussain, B., & Watts, K. (2019). Exploring primary care responses to domestic violence and abuse (DVA): operationalisation of a national initiative. Journal of Adult Protection, 21(2), 144-154. doi:10.1108/JAP-10-2018-0025

Purpose: In the UK, the Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) initiative has been developed for use within primary care to support women survivors of domestic violence and abuse (DVA). However, while evaluated nationally, less is known regarding impact o... Read More

Antibiotic prophylaxis in the surgical management of miscarriage in low-income countries: a cost-effectiveness analysis of the AIMS trial (2019)
Journal Article
Goranitis, I., Lissauer, D. M., Coomarasamy, A., Wilson, A., Daniels, J., Middleton, L., …Roberts, T. E. (2019). Antibiotic prophylaxis in the surgical management of miscarriage in low-income countries: a cost-effectiveness analysis of the AIMS trial. Lancet Global Health, 7(9), e1280-e1286. doi:10.1016/s2214-109x(19)30336-5

Background There is ongoing debate on the clinical benefits of antibiotic prophylaxis for reducing pelvic infection after miscarriage surgery. We aimed to study the cost-effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis in the surgical management of miscarria... Read More

A feasibility study of the effects of implementing a staff-level recovery-oriented training intervention older people’s mental health services (2019)
Journal Article
Daley, S., Slade, M., Dewey, M., & Banerjee, S. (2019). A feasibility study of the effects of implementing a staff-level recovery-oriented training intervention older people’s mental health services. Aging and Mental Health, doi:10.1080/13607863.2019.1642297

Objectives: The concept of recovery has exerted considerable traction in mental health services for adults of working age, but less so in older people’s mental health services. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a staff-level re... Read More

An International Validation of a Clinical Tool to Assess Carers’ Quality of Life in Huntington’s Disease (2019)
Journal Article
Aubeeluck, A. V., Stupple, E. J., Schofield, M., Hughes, A., van der Meer, L., Landwehrmeyer, B., & Ho, A. K. (2019). An International Validation of a Clinical Tool to Assess Carers’ Quality of Life in Huntington’s Disease. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1-12. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01658

Family carers of individual’s living with Huntington’s Disease (HD) manage a distinct and unique series of difficulties arising from the complex nature of HD. This paper presents the validation of the definitive measure of quality of life for this gr... Read More

The Curation of Mental Health Recovery Narrative Collections: Systematic Review and Qualitative Synthesis (2019)
Journal Article
McGranahan, R., Rennick-Egglestone, S., Ramsay, A., Llewellyn-Beardsley, J., Bradstreet, S., Callard, F., …Slade, M. (in press). The Curation of Mental Health Recovery Narrative Collections: Systematic Review and Qualitative Synthesis. JMIR Mental Health,

Background: Mental health recovery narratives are first-person lived experience accounts of recovery from mental health problems, which refer to events or actions over a period of time. They are readily available, either individually, or in collectio... Read More

A scoping review of the needs of children and young people with acquired brain injuries and their families (2019)
Journal Article
Keetley, R., Radford, K., & Manning, J. C. (2019). A scoping review of the needs of children and young people with acquired brain injuries and their families. Brain Injury, doi:10.1080/02699052.2019.1637542

Understanding the needs of children and young people (CYP) with acquired brain injuries (ABI) is essential in delivering pathways of care and providing effective rehabilitation. Aim: To identify relevant literature and key themes relating to the na... Read More

A scoping review of the needs of children and young people with acquired brain injuries and their families (2019)
Journal Article
Keetley, R., Radford, K., & Manning, J. C. (2019). A scoping review of the needs of children and young people with acquired brain injuries and their families. Brain Injury, 33(9), 1117-1128. doi:10.1080/02699052.2019.1637542

Understanding the needs of children and young people (CYP) with acquired brain injuries (ABI) isessential in delivering pathways of care and providing effective rehabilitation. Aim: To identify relevant literature and key themes relating to the natu... Read More

An enzymatically controlled mucoadhesive for enhancing flavour during food oral processing (2019)
Journal Article
Dinu, V., Gadon, A., Hurst, K., Lim, M., Ayed, C., Gillis, R. B., …Fisk, I. D. (2019). An enzymatically controlled mucoadhesive for enhancing flavour during food oral processing. npj Science of Food, 3, doi:10.1038/s41538-019-0043-y

While a good mucoadhesive biopolymer must adhere to a mucus membrane, it must also have a good unloading ability. Here, we demonstrate that the biopolymer pullulan is partially digested by human salivary α-amylase, thus acting as a controlled release... Read More

Exploring the Reliability and Validity of the Huntington’s Disease Quality of Life Battery for Carers (HDQoL-C) within A Polish Population (2019)
Journal Article
Bartoszek, A., Aubeeluck, A., Stupple, E., Bartoszek, A., Kocka, K., & Ślusarska, B. (2019). Exploring the Reliability and Validity of the Huntington’s Disease Quality of Life Battery for Carers (HDQoL-C) within A Polish Population. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(13), 1-10. doi:10.3390/ijerph16132323

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a rare genetic neurodegenerative disorder that causes motor disorders, neuropsychiatric symptoms and a progressing deterioration of cognitive functions. Complex issues resulting from the hereditary nature of HD, the compl... Read More

Post-traumatic growth in mental health recovery: qualitative study of narratives (2019)
Journal Article
Slade, M., Rennick-Egglestone, S., Blackie, L. E., Llewellyn-Beardsley, J., Franklin, D., Hui, A., …Deakin, E. (2019). Post-traumatic growth in mental health recovery: qualitative study of narratives. BMJ Open, 9, doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029342

Objectives Post-traumatic growth, defined as positive psychological change experienced as a result of the struggle with challenging life circumstances, is under-researched in people with mental health problems. The aim of this study was to develop... Read More

Education Program for Carers in Facilities with Neuro Disabled Subjects EPoCFiNDS (2019)
Journal Article
Dionyssiotis, Y., Vellidou, E., Konstantinidis, S. T., Sarafis, P., Artemi, S., Stergiopoulou, K., …Koutsouris, D. (2019). Education Program for Carers in Facilities with Neuro Disabled Subjects EPoCFiNDS. Journal of Frailty, Sarcopenia and Falls, 4(2), 45-50. doi:10.22540/JFSF-04-045

The prevalence of chronic illness and the disabilities they cause are strongly associated with age. According to the United Nations, in most countries around the world, 8-10% of the population has some form of disability. Carers are helping subject... Read More

Seeking culturally safe care: a qualitative systematic review of the healthcare experiences of women and girls who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (2019)
Journal Article
Evans, C., Tweheyo, R., McGarry, J., Eldridge, J., Albert, J., Nkoyo, V., & Higginbottom, G. M. A. (2019). Seeking culturally safe care: a qualitative systematic review of the healthcare experiences of women and girls who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting. BMJ Open, 9(5), 1-23. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027452

OBJECTIVE To explore the experiences of accessing and receiving healthcare related to female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) across the life course, from the perspective of women and girls who have undergone FGM/C. DESIGN A systematic review... Read More

Factors influencing adherence to home-based strength and balance exercises among older adults with mild cognitive impairment and early dementia: Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED) (2019)
Journal Article
Hancox, J. E., Van Der Wardt, V., Pollock, K., Booth, V., Vedhara, K., & Harwood, R. H. (2019). Factors influencing adherence to home-based strength and balance exercises among older adults with mild cognitive impairment and early dementia: Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED). PLoS ONE, 14(5), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0217387

Effects of antiplatelet therapy after stroke due to intracerebral haemorrhage (RESTART): a randomised, open-label trial (2019)
Journal Article
Baigent, C., Lasserson, D., Sullivan, F., Carrie, J., Rojas, J., Amoils, S., …Thomas, K. (2019). Effects of antiplatelet therapy after stroke due to intracerebral haemorrhage (RESTART): a randomised, open-label trial. Lancet, 393(10191), 2613-2623. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(19)30840-2

Background Antiplatelet therapy reduces the risk of major vascular events for people with occlusive vascular disease, although it might increase the risk of intracranial haemorrhage. Patients surviving the commonest subtype of intracranial haemorrhag... Read More

Co-creation of Virtual Reality Re-Usable Learning objectives for 360° video scenarios for the surgical excision of skin lesion (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Neokleous, K., Gkougkoudi, E., Hatziaros, M., Schiza, E., Matsangidou, M., Avramides, M., …Pattichis, C. (2019, May). Co-creation of Virtual Reality Re-Usable Learning objectives for 360° video scenarios for the surgical excision of skin lesion. Poster presented at IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI'19)

This short paper describes an educational scenario using a 360° video for the surgical excision of a skin lesion. This scenario, developed in the context of the CoViRR Erasmus+ project, offering new insights for the digital integration in learning an... Read More