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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)
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Hancox, J. E., Van Der Wardt, V., Pollock, K., Booth, V., Vedhara, K., & Harwood, R. H. (in press). 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,

COgnitve Management PAthways in Stroke Services (COMPASS): A qualitative investigation of key issues in relation to community stroke teams undertaking cognitive assessments Identifying cognitive problems in community stroke teams (2019)
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Ablewhite, J., Geraghty, J., das Nair, R., Lincoln, N., & Drummond, A. (2019). COgnitve Management PAthways in Stroke Services (COMPASS): A qualitative investigation of key issues in relation to community stroke teams undertaking cognitive assessments Identifying cognitive problems in community stroke teams. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 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 clini... Read More

Barriers and facilitators of loaded self-managed exercises and physical activity in people with patellofemoral pain: understanding the feasibility of delivering a multi-centred randomised controlled trial -A UK qualitative study (2019)
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Smith, B. E., Moffatt, F., Hendrick, P., Bateman, M., Selfe, J., Rathleff, M. S., …Logan, P. (in press). Barriers and facilitators of loaded self-managed exercises and physical activity in people with patellofemoral pain: understanding the feasibility of delivering a multi-centred randomised controlled trial -A UK qualitative study. BMJ Open,

Objectives: There is an emergent body of evidence supporting exercise therapy and physical activity in the management of musculoskeletal pain. The purpose of this study was to explore potential barriers and facilitators with patients and physiotherap... Read More

Clinical and cost-effectiveness of memory rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury: a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial Clinical Rehabilitation (2019)
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das Nair, R., Bradshaw, L., Day, F., Drummond, A., Fitzsimmons, D., Harris, S., …Lincoln, N. (2019). Clinical and cost-effectiveness of memory rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury: a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial Clinical Rehabilitation. Clinical Rehabilitation, doi:10.1177/0269215519840069

Physical activity engagement strategies in people with dementia – a focus group study (2019)
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Harwood, R. H., van der Wardt, V., Hancox, J., Pollock, K., Logan, P., Vedhara, K., & Harwood, R. (2019). Physical activity engagement strategies in people with dementia – a focus group study. Aging and Mental Health, 1-8. doi:10.1080/13607863.2019.1590308

Objective: This focus group study aimed to explore how to motivate people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia and their carers to engage in exercise and physical activity. Methods: Four focus groups were conducted with six people with... Read More

A loaded self-managed exercise programme for patellofemoral pain: a mixed methods feasibility study (2019)
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Smith, B. E., Hendrick, P., Bateman, M., Moffatt, F., Skovdal Rathleff, M., Selfe, J., …Logan, P. (2019). A loaded self-managed exercise programme for patellofemoral pain: a mixed methods feasibility study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 20, doi:10.1186/s12891-019-2516-1

Background: A novel loaded self-managed exercise programme that includes pain education and self-management strategies may result in better outcomes for people with patellofemoral pain (PFP). However, establishing program feasibility is an essential... Read More

Robots in special education: reasons for low uptake (2019)
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Galvez Trigo, M. J., Standen, P., & Cobb, S. Robots in special education: reasons for low uptake. Manuscript submitted for publication

Purpose: This paper identifies the main reasons for low uptake of robots in Special Education, obtained from an analysis of previous studies that used robots in the area, and from interviewing Special Education teachers about the topic. Design/me... Read More

Developing the React to Falls resources to support care home staff in managing falls (2019)
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Robinson, K. R., Jones, K., Balmbra, J., Robertson, K., Horne, J., & Logan, P. A. (2019). Developing the React to Falls resources to support care home staff in managing falls. Journal of Frailty, Sarcopenia and Falls, 4(1), 1-10. doi:10.22540/JFSF-04-001

Objectives: Care home residents are falling three times more often than elderly frail people living in their own homes and as such, the management of falls is an important area for care home staff to consider. This paper outlines the development of t... Read More

Growing research in geriatric medicine (2019)
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Witham, M. D., Roberts, H. C., Gladman, J., Stott, D. J., Aihie Sayer, A., & Extended Working Group from the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre Meeting, . (2019). Growing research in geriatric medicine. Age and Ageing, 48(3), 316-319. doi:10.1093/ageing/afy220

Academic geriatric medicine activity lags behind the scale of clinical activity in the specialty. A meeting of UK academic geriatricians was convened in March 2018 to consider causes and solutions to this problem. The meeting highlighted a lack of re... 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, 48(3), 407–413. 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

Efficacy and safety of co-careldopa as an add-on therapy to occupational and physical therapy in patients after stroke (DARS): a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled trial (2018)
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Ford, G. A., Bhakta, B. B., Cozens, A., Hartley, S., Holloway, I., Meads, D., …Ford, G. A. (1156). Efficacy and safety of co-careldopa as an add-on therapy to occupational and physical therapy in patients after stroke (DARS): a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled trial. Manuscript submitted for publication

Background: Dopamine is a key modulator of striatal function and learning and may improve motor recovery after stroke. Previous small trials of dopamine agonists after stroke provide equivocal evidence of effectiveness on improving motor recovery. M... Read More

Ageing in forensic psychiatric secure settings: the views of members of staff (2018)
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Di Lorito, C., Dening, T., & Völlm, B. (2019). Ageing in forensic psychiatric secure settings: the views of members of staff. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 30(2), 270-285. doi:10.1080/14789949.2018.1542449

Background: Although the prevalence of older patients in forensic psychiatric services is increasing, research around service provision for this population is very limited. We aimed to gather the views of members of staff on how well secure services... Read More

Getting back to life after stroke: co-designing a peer-led coaching intervention to enable stroke survivors to rebuild a meaningful life after stroke (2018)
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Masteron-Algar, P., Williams, S., Burton, C. R., Arthur, C., Hoare, Z., Morrison, V., …Elghenzai, S. (2018). Getting back to life after stroke: co-designing a peer-led coaching intervention to enable stroke survivors to rebuild a meaningful life after stroke. Disability and Rehabilitation, doi:10.1080/09638288.2018.1524521

Purpose Rebuilding one’s life after stroke is a key priority persistently identified by patients yet professionally led interventions have little impact. This co-design study constructs and tests a novel peer-led coaching intervention to improve pos... Read More

Quality improvement collaborative aiming for Proactive HEAlthcare of Older People in Care Homes (PEACH): a realist evaluation protocol (2018)
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Devi, R., Meyer, J., Banerjee, J., Goodman, C., Gladman, J. R., Dening, T., …Gordon, A. L. (2018). Quality improvement collaborative aiming for Proactive HEAlthcare of Older People in Care Homes (PEACH): a realist evaluation protocol. BMJ Open, 8(11), 1-7. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023287

Introduction: This protocol describes a study of a Quality Improvement Collaborative (QIC) to support implementation and delivery of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) in UK care homes. The QIC will be formed of health and social care professio... Read More

Action Plan for Stroke in Europe 2018–2030 (2018)
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Norrving, B., Barrick, J., Davalos, A., Dichgans, M., Cordonnier, C., Guekht, A., …Caso, V. (2018). Action Plan for Stroke in Europe 2018–2030. European Stroke Journal, 3(4), 309-336 . doi:10.1177/2396987318808719

Two previous pan-European consensus meetings, the 1995 and 2006 Helsingborg meetings, were convened to review the scientific evidence and the state of current services to identify priorities for research and development and to set targets for the dev... Read More

Effect of care assistant communication style on communicative behaviours of residents with dementia: a systematic multiple case-study (2018)
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Stanyon, M., Griffiths, A., Gordon, A., & Thomas, S. (2019). Effect of care assistant communication style on communicative behaviours of residents with dementia: a systematic multiple case-study. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 33(1), 207-214. doi:10.1111/scs.12622

Objectives: To determine whether varying the communication style of care assistants, encouraging them to use direct instructions and allowing more time for residents’ responses, influenced the communicative behaviour of care home residents living wit... Read More

Measuring health related quality of life of care home residents, comparison of self-report with staff proxy responses for EQ-5D-5L and HowRu: protocol for assessing proxy reliability in care home outcome testing (2018)
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Usman, A., Lewis, S., Hinsliff-Smith, K., Long, A., Housley, G., Jordan, J., …Gordon, A. L. (2018). Measuring health related quality of life of care home residents, comparison of self-report with staff proxy responses for EQ-5D-5L and HowRu: protocol for assessing proxy reliability in care home outcome testing. BMJ Open, 8(8), (1-6). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022127. ISSN 2044-6055

Introduction Research into interventions to improve health and wellbeing for older people living in care homes is increasingly common. Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) is frequently used as an outcome measure but collecting both self-reported... Read More

Do individual versus illness belief schema differ in the prediction of post-stroke recovery? (2018)
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Aujla, N., Walker, M. F., Sprigg, N., & Vedhara, K. (2018). Do individual versus illness belief schema differ in the prediction of post-stroke recovery?. Journal of Health Psychology, doi:10.1177/1359105318785446

This longitudinal observational study examined how individual versus illness belief schema compare as predictors of post-stroke recovery. Forty-two stroke survivors (mean age=66.9 years/range=29-96 years; 68% male), were involved. The primary outcome... Read More