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The validity of the SNAP-IV in children displaying ADHD symptoms (2019)
Journal Article
Hall, C. L., Guo, B., Valentine, A. Z., Groom, M. J., Daley, D., Sayal, K., & Hollis, C. (in press). The validity of the SNAP-IV in children displaying ADHD symptoms. Assessment,

The Swanson, Nolan, and Pelham Rating Scale (SNAP-IV) is a widely used scale that measures the core symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, there are contradictory findings regarding factor structure. Factor structure an... Read More

Proactive assessment of obesity risk during infancy (ProAsk): a qualitative study of parents’ and professionals’ perspectives on an mHealth intervention. (2019)
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Rose, J., Glazebrook, C., Wharrad, H., Siriwardena, A. N., Swift, J. A., Nathan, D., …Redsell, S. (in press). Proactive assessment of obesity risk during infancy (ProAsk): a qualitative study of parents’ and professionals’ perspectives on an mHealth intervention. BMC Public Health,

Background: Prevention of childhood obesity is a public health priority. Interventions that establish healthy growth trajectories early in life promise lifelong benefits to health and wellbeing. Proactive Assessment of Obesity Risk during Infancy... Read More

A systematic review and meta-analysis of decision-making in offender populations with mental disorder (2019)
Journal Article
Jones, K. A., Hewson, T., Sales, C., & Khalifa, N. (2019). A systematic review and meta-analysis of decision-making in offender populations with mental disorder. Neuropsychology Review, doi:10.1007/s11065-018-09397-x

Decision-making has many different definitions, and is measured in varied ways using neuropsychological tasks. Offenders with mental disorder habitually make disadvantageous decisions, but no study has systematically appraised the literature. This re... Read More

Personality Disorder Traits, Trauma, and Risk in Perpetrators of Domestic Violence (2019)
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Green, K., & Browne, K. (2019). Personality Disorder Traits, Trauma, and Risk in Perpetrators of Domestic Violence. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, doi:10.1177/0306624x19826516

Crimes committed against partners and family members have devastating effects on victims. Unfortunately, recidivism rates for offenders are high, and there is a need to establish risk factors that may be potential treatment targets. This study aimed... Read More

Doctors' percieved working conditions and the quality of patient care: a systematic review (2019)
Journal Article
Teoh, K., Hassard, J., & Cox, T. (in press). Doctors' percieved working conditions and the quality of patient care: a systematic review. Work and Stress,

Numerous reports advocate improving doctors’ working conditions as an important part of initiatives to enhance the quality of patient care. However, the research literature is not clear on this underlying relationship. This systematic review examines... Read More

Stronger together: learning from an interdisciplinary Dementia, Arts & Wellbeing Network (DA&WN) (2019)
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Tischler, V., Schneider, J., Morgner, C., Crawford, P., Dening, T., Brooker, D., …Harvey, K. (2019). Stronger together: learning from an interdisciplinary Dementia, Arts & Wellbeing Network (DA&WN). Arts and Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, doi:10.1080/17533015.2018.1534252

There is increasing interest in the use of arts and creative activity to enhance dementia care (e.g. Beard, 2012; Cowl & Gaugler, 2014; Young, Camic & Tischler, 2016), and to bring together and support professionals and those who use services, see Cr... Read More

Forensic staff attitudes towards men who have sexually offended: a general public comparison (2019)
Journal Article
Challinor, L., & Duff, S. (in press). Forensic staff attitudes towards men who have sexually offended: a general public comparison. Journal of Forensic Nursing,

Objectives: To explore the attitudes towards men who have sexually offended (MSO) between the general public and professionals and paraprofessionals in forensic settings. Background: Existing research demonstrates a number of different factors that... Read More

Feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of remotely delivered problem-solving cognitive behaviour therapy versus usual care for young people with depression and repeat self-harm: lessons learnt (e-DASH) (2019)
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Sayal, K., Roe, J., Ball, H., Atha, C., Kaylor-Hughes, C., Guo, B., …Morriss, R. (2019). Feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of remotely delivered problem-solving cognitive behaviour therapy versus usual care for young people with depression and repeat self-harm: lessons learnt (e-DASH). BMC Psychiatry, 19(1), doi:10.1186/s12888-018-2005-3

Background Self-harm and depression are strong risk factors for repeat self-harm and suicide. We aimed to investigate the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of remotely delivered problem-solving cognitive behaviour therapy (PSCBT)... 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

Towards a consensus around standards for smartphone apps and digital mental health (2019)
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John Torous, J., Anderson, G., Bertagnoli, A., Christensen, H., Cuijpers, P., Firth, J., …Arean, P. A. (2019). Towards a consensus around standards for smartphone apps and digital mental health. World Psychiatry, 18(1), 97-98. doi:10.1002/wps.20592

Mental disorders impact one in four people worldwide, yet access to care is challenging for those who suffer from them1. Mental health apps offer the potential to overcome access barriers for the nearly three billion people projected to own a smartph... 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)
Journal Article
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

Desired features of a digital technology tool for self-management of well-being in a nonclinical sample of young people: qualitative study (2018)
Journal Article
Babbage, C., Jackson, G., & Nixon, E. (2018). Desired features of a digital technology tool for self-management of well-being in a nonclinical sample of young people: qualitative study. JMIR Mental Health, 5(4), doi:10.2196/10067

Background: Adaptive coping behaviours can improve wellbeing for young people experiencing life stressors while maladaptive coping can increase vulnerability to mental health problems in youth and into adulthood. Young people could potentially benefi... Read More

Tackling the taboo in the UK: talking menopause-related problems at work (2018)
Journal Article
Hardy, C., Griffiths, A., Thorne, E., & Hunter, M. (2018). Tackling the taboo in the UK: talking menopause-related problems at work. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 12(1), 28-38. doi:10.1108/IJWHM-03-2018-0035

Purpose: Women are typically reluctant to disclose menopause-related problems that may affect their working lives to line managers. Consequently, support may not be offered nor potential solutions explored. This study examines how working menopausal... Read More

Barriers and facilitators to understanding of ADHD in primary care: a mixed-methods systematic review (2018)
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French, B., Sayal, K., & Daley, D. (2018). Barriers and facilitators to understanding of ADHD in primary care: a mixed-methods systematic review. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1-28

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder affecting up to 5% of children and adults and is underdiagnosed in many European countries. The process of access to care for this disorder is complex and variable across cou... Read More

Menopause and work: an overview of UK guidance (2018)
Journal Article
Hardy, C., Hunter, M. S., & Griffiths, A. (2018). Menopause and work: an overview of UK guidance. Occupational Medicine, 68(9), 580–586. doi:10.1093/occmed/kqy134

Background: Recent evidence suggests that some women experience menopausal symptoms that impact on their working lives, and that work environments can impact upon the experience of menopause. As a result, guidance for employers and other key stakehol... Read More

Development and evaluation of online menopause awareness training for line managers in UK organizations (2018)
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Hardy, C., Griffiths, A., & Hunter, M. S. (2019). Development and evaluation of online menopause awareness training for line managers in UK organizations. Maturitas, 120, 83-89. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.12.001

Objectives To develop and evaluate a 30-min online training for managers, in order to improve menopause-related knowledge, attitudes and confidence in having supportive discussions with women experiencing menopausal symptoms at work. The study als... Read More