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Crossing cultural divides: a qualitative systematic review of factors influencing the provision of healthcare related to female genital mutilation from the perspective of health professionals (2019)
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Evans, C., Twehheyo, R., McGarry, J., Eldridge, J., Albert, J., Nkoyo, V., & Higginbottom, G. (2019). Crossing cultural divides: a qualitative systematic review of factors influencing the provision of healthcare related to female genital mutilation from the perspective of health professionals. PLoS ONE, 14(3),

Introduction As a result of global migration, health professionals in destination countries are increasingly being called upon to provide care for women and girls who have experienced female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). There is considerable... Read More

Peer support and skills training through an eating club for people with psychotic disorders: a feasibility study (2019)
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Vogel, J. S., Swart, M., Slade, M., Bruins, J., van der Gaag, M., & Castelein, S. (2019). Peer support and skills training through an eating club for people with psychotic disorders: a feasibility study. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 64, 80-86. doi:10.1016/j.jbtep.2019.02.007

Objective The HospitalitY (HY) intervention is a novel recovery oriented intervention for people with psychotic disorders in which peer support and home-based skill training are combined in an eating club. A feasibility study was conducted to inform... Read More

Talk About Self Harm (TASH): participatory action research with young people, GPs and practice nurses to explore how the experiences of young people who self-harm could be improved in GP surgeries (2019)
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Bailey, D., Kemp, L., Wright, N., & Mutale, G. (2019). Talk About Self Harm (TASH): participatory action research with young people, GPs and practice nurses to explore how the experiences of young people who self-harm could be improved in GP surgeries. Family Practice, doi:10.1093/fampra/cmz006

Background: The incidence of self-harm in young people in primary care is increasing dramatically and many young people who self-harm visit their GP surgery as a first point of contact for help. Aim: To explore with young people, GPs and Practice N... Read More

What palliative care can learn from geriatric medicine (2019)
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Enguell, H., & Harwood, R. H. (2019). What palliative care can learn from geriatric medicine. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 80(2), 86-90. doi:10.12968/hmed.2019.80.2.86

Most people die when they are old, with multiple pathologies, and while living with frailty or dementia. These circumstances need the specialist skills of geriatric medicine. Death may not be unexpected, but survival and restoration of function are u... Read More

PAID-11: a brief measure of diabetes distress vaildated in adults with type 1 diabetes (2019)
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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, 149, 27-38. 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

REFOCUS-PULSAR recovery-oriented practice training in specialist mental health care: a stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial (2019)
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Meadows, G., Brophy, L., Shawyer, F., Enticott, J. C., Fossey, E., Thornton, C. D., …Slade, M. (2019). REFOCUS-PULSAR recovery-oriented practice training in specialist mental health care: a stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial. Lancet Psychiatry, 6(2), 103-114. doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(18)30429-2

Background: Recovery-oriented practice promotes individual strengths and recovery potential. PULSAR, adapting the UK-developed REFOCUS recovery-oriented staff intervention for Australian use, aimed to establish whether consumers accessing mental heal... Read More

Measuring health related quality of life of care home residents: comparison of self-report with staff proxy responses (2019)
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Usman, A., Lewis, S., Hinsliff-Smith, K., Long, A., Housley, G., Jordan, J., …Gordon, A. L. (2019). Measuring health related quality of life of care home residents: comparison of self-report with staff proxy responses. Age and Ageing, doi:10.1093/ageing/afy191

Introduction: Care home residents are often unable to complete Health Related Quality of Life questionnaires for themselves because of prevalent cognitive impairment. This study compared care home resident and staff proxy responses for two measures,... Read More

Non-pharmacological interventions to reduce the symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety in pregnant women: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of women’s views on the acceptability of and satisfaction with interventions (2019)
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Evans, K., Spiby, H., & Morrell, J. C. (2019). Non-pharmacological interventions to reduce the symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety in pregnant women: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of women’s views on the acceptability of and satisfaction with interventions. Archives of Women's Mental Health, doi:10.1007/s00737-018-0936-9

To assess women’s views on the acceptability of and satisfaction with non-pharmacological interventions to reduce the symptoms of anxiety in pregnant women. A systematic review and narrative synthesis (Prospero protocol number CRD42015017841). Fourte... Read More

"They don't see it as priority if the kid's not sporty": parents' perceptions of clinic communication around physical activity to children with type 1 diabetes and their families (2018)
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Blake, H., da Silva, L., & Glazebrook, C. (2018). "They don't see it as priority if the kid's not sporty": parents' perceptions of clinic communication around physical activity to children with type 1 diabetes and their families. Advances in Pediatric Research, 5(22), 1-14. doi:10.24105/apr.2018.5.22

Background: The aim of the study was to understand parent’s perceptions of the way in which information about physical activity (PA) is communicated to families by healthcare professionals, and gather their views on the use of digital resources for p... Read More

Engaging and developing the frontline clinical nurse to drive care excellence: evaluating the Chief Nurse Junior Excellence in Care Fellowship Initiative (2018)
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Bramley, L., Manning, J., & Cooper, J. (2018). Engaging and developing the frontline clinical nurse to drive care excellence: evaluating the Chief Nurse Junior Excellence in Care Fellowship Initiative. International Journal of Research in Nursing, 16(12), 1977-1990. doi:10.1177/1744987118808843

Background Global challenges in the development of a highly skilled and motivated nursing workforce, jeopardises the delivery of high quality care. Flexible and innovative workforce solutions are required to overcome these challenges. Aims... Read More

Using conversation analysis to inform role play and simulated interaction in communications skills training for healthcare professionals: identifying avenues for further development through a scoping review (2018)
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Pilnick, A., Trusson, D., Beeke, S., O 'brien, R., Goldberg, S., & Harwood, R. H. (2018). Using conversation analysis to inform role play and simulated interaction in communications skills training for healthcare professionals: identifying avenues for further development through a scoping review. BMC Medical Education, 18, doi:10.1186/s12909-018-1381-1

Background: This paper responds to previously published debate in this journal around the use of sociolinguistic methods in communication skills training (CST), which has raised the significant question of how far consultations with simulated patient... Read More

Parents’ and carers’ experiences of transition and aftercare following a child’s discharge from a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to an in-patient ward setting: a qualitative systematic review (2018)
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Suleman, Z., Evans, C., & Manning, J. (2019). Parents’ and carers’ experiences of transition and aftercare following a child’s discharge from a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to an in-patient ward setting: a qualitative systematic review. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 55, 35-44. doi:10.1016/j.iccn.2018.10.003

Objectives: To explore parents’ experiences of transition and aftercare following their child’s discharge from a pediatric intensive care unit to an inpatient ward. Methods: A qualitative systematic review was conducted. Electronic databases CINAHL,... Read More

Thresholds of ultrasound synovial abnormalities for knee osteoarthritis: a cross sectional study in the general population (2018)
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Sarmanova, A., Hall, M., Fernandes, G., Valdes, A., Walsh, D., Doherty, M., & Zhang, W. (2019). Thresholds of ultrasound synovial abnormalities for knee osteoarthritis: a cross sectional study in the general population. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 27(3), 435-443. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2018.09.018

Objective To establish “normal” ranges for synovial thickness and effusion detected by ultrasound (US) and to determine cut-offs associated with knee pain (KP) and radiographic knee osteoarthritis (RKOA) in the community. Methods 147 women a... Read More

Hypoglycaemic unawareness: A systematic review of qualitative studies of significant others' (SO) supportive interventions for patients with diabetes mellitus (2018)
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Hartill, E., Gillis, R., Imran Jiwani, S., Recchia, N., Meal, A., & Adams, G. (2018). Hypoglycaemic unawareness: A systematic review of qualitative studies of significant others' (SO) supportive interventions for patients with diabetes mellitus. Heliyon, 4(10), doi:10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00887

Background Hypoglycemia unawareness (HU) has been attributed to both a downward shift in central nervous system (CNS)-triggered sympatho-adrenal responses to low glycaemic thresholds and a subsequent loss of adrenergic symptoms, which, in addition... Read More

Conceptual framework for social connectedness in mental disorders: systematic review and narrative synthesis (2018)
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Hare Duke, L., Dening, T., de Oliveira, D., Milner, K., & Slade, M. (2019). Conceptual framework for social connectedness in mental disorders: systematic review and narrative synthesis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 245, 188-199. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2018.10.359

Background: Adults with mental disorders are at high risk of loneliness. Loneliness has been implicated in a wide variety of physical and mental health problems. Social connectedness interventions are one means to tackle loneliness but have shown mix... Read More